Suddenly Seymour

Photo by Craig Schwartz

A singing plant. A daring hero. A sweet girl. A demented dentist. Yep, the Little Shop of Horrors has come to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre!

The deviously delicious sci-fi, smash-hit musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for decades.  Meek floral assistant Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names Audrey II, after his coworker and crush.    » Read more

Songs and Stories for Soldiers


Hosted by Songs and Stories for Soldiers and The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, the first-ever Veterans Memorial Tournament and Veterans Memorial Tournament Shootout will take place at The Dunes on May 19.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever ventured into this area,” Dan Perkins, co-founder of Songs and Stories for Soldiers — a national non-profit corporation that first started on Sanibel —  » Read more

A Photographer’s Paradise: #5

Low tide catches the reflection of pink clouds at Lighthouse Beach Park.

The beach is well known for its shelling. 

The park is popular with astrophotographers thanks to its dark skies.

All photos by Britt Maxwell. 


From Smithsonian.com, with sponsored content from The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel:

One of the region’s most iconic landmarks,  » Read more

A Photographer’s Paradise: #3

Driftwood rises out of the sand at Lovers Key.

Photo by Britt Maxwell.


From Smithsonian.com, with sponsored content from The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel:

Lovers Key State Park, a secluded barrier island west of Estero and Bonita Springs featuring a two-mile sugar-white beach, is “basically a large sandbar,” says Britt. While today open to the public as part of Lovers Key State Park,  » Read more

A Photographer’s Paradise: #1

A double rainbow arcs over the Sanibel Causeway. 

Photo by Britt Maxwell.

From Smithsonian.com:  

As often as he can, Britt Maxwell likes to head out two hours before sunset to walk the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. One day, the tide might leave ribbons of shells and seaweed on the beach; the next, glistening tidal pools surrounding a sandbar fifty feet out.  » Read more

A Week of Sanibel Secrets: #7

Mrs. C.B. Chadwick with friends circa 1923; photo from Captiva Island Historical Society.


Did you know …

… that our area was once the world’s largest producer of key limes?

Early Captiva Island settlers farmed eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, citrus and other ground and tree crops.

The Chadwick plantation, where South Seas Island Resort now spreads,  » Read more

A Week of Sanibel Secrets: #6

Photo from Sanibel Historical Museum and Village


Did you know …

… that in the late 1800’s, much of Sanibel was owned by women?

In 1880, Sanibel Island was opened to homesteading. According to the Sanibel Historical Museum, there were few requirements, and “if one could withstand the sweltering heat, relentless mosquitoes, lack of most creature comforts,  » Read more

A Week of Sanibel Secrets: #5

Photo from ThroughTheLensGallery.com


Did you know …

… that Captiva Island’s north end was once connected to today’s North Captiva Island by a neck known as The Narrows?

A 1921 hurricane broke that neck to create Redfish Pass.  The pass was thusly christened when, for some unknown reason, redfish swam through it so at such a profuse rate that the waters looked red.  » Read more

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