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Happy Halloween!

 

The Sanibel Community House is just one of the many places where you can enjoy Halloween treats and costume fun on the island this year.

Tonight, all are invited to the 16th Annual Family Fall Carnival from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for a safe and fun experience for the entire family.

Spooks and goblins can enjoy candy, games, prizes, and crafts.  Food and beverages will be available at family-friendly prices.   » Read more

Any Automotive Buffs?

 Photo from Revs Institute 

 

For the first time, Revs Institute in Naples, widely regarded as one of the top automotive museums in the world, is offering a guided shop walk-thru tour to the public.

After experiencing a docent-led tour of the museum, this new tour allows visitors the opportunity to venture behind the previously “off-limits” workshop doors and learn about the conservation and restoration of some of the world’s most influential automobiles.  » Read more

The Mighty Banyan

Photo from Edison & Ford Winter Estates

 

What first strikes you upon entering the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers is the sprawling, massive banyan tree at its entrance.

The tree’s aerial roots now have a circumference of more than 400 feet, making it the largest specimen in the U.S. (and the second-largest in the world).

The tree was a gift from industrialist Harvey Firestone to Thomas Edison in 1925,  » Read more

Finding Neverland

 

Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible true story behind the creation of one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration for his next work until he meets a beautiful widowed mother and her four young sons. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.  » Read more

Locked in Their Hearts

 

“The things we truly love stay with us always,
locked in our hearts as long as life remains.”

 

– Josephine Baker

 

 

Will and Nicole M., longtime guests from Decator, Texas, shared a touching secret with us during their last visit here.   » Read more

Spooky or Sweet?

Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

 

Whether you’re looking for something spooky or sweet this October, our friends over at the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel have picked the best for your fix of tricks and treats. Continue reading for six spooky spots – from hayrides to haunted history!

LAKES PARK FALL FESTIVAL &  » Read more

Record Number of Hatchlings!

SCCF Volunteers Irene Nolan, left, and Stephanie Plein document the remnants of a hatched nest.

 

We’re re-posting this blog that many of  you may have missed due to some unanticipated technical issues earlier this week.  It’s terrific news that we definitely wanted you to know about! 

With three nests still to hatch, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Sea Turtle Program Coordinator Kelly Sloane was elated to report on a surprising,  » Read more

Catchin’ a Wake

Photo and story from our friends at The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

 

Why is it that dolphins so often swim and play alongside boats?  Yes, they like to show off for us landlubbers, but a closer look at their unique personalities can better explain their behavior.

Most notably, dolphins are extremely curious and intelligent animals.  When they notice an unfamiliar object moving along the surface of the water,  » Read more

Taste of the Islands

 

The line-up for this year’s Taste of the Islands food festival has been announced and our taste buds are already humming in anticipation!

The 38th Annual Taste of the Islands will benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) and feature 14 popular island eateries on Sunday, November 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Park.  » Read more

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