Wildlife Artist-in-Residence

 

Wildlife artist Ed Anderson from Boise, Idaho, has been selected to participate in a new artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.”

Working from his studio at Blind Pass through July 1, Anderson will be involved in a number of projects focused on modern-day wildlife and travel journaling art.

The refuge plans to establish pop-up studio locations along Wildlife Drive throughout Anderson’s stay,  » Read more

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

The late Sam Bailey, who started our Annual Islands Night at the ballpark 26 years ago.

 

Don’t miss out on the fun at Sam Bailey’s 26th Annual Islands Night tonight at the CenturyLink Sports Complex.

This special night features a celebration of our island community, plus a chance to watch a fun baseball game and assist in raising funds for local charities.  » Read more

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

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