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Rosie’s is Back!

An excerpt from a recent issue of the Island Reporter; article written by Tiffany Repecki:

Rosie’s Cafe & Grill on Sanibel is back, with all of its beloved dishes – plus a few new extras.

Toward the end of July, co-owners Joanne Fitzgerald and Irving Gavin reopened the restaurant in its former location in Palm Ridge Place off of Tarpon Bay Road. They had sold the business last year,  » Read more

Rhythm on the River


Rhythm on the River is back!

On October 25, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its first Rhythm on the River music celebration of the season with the Journey tribute band, Faithfully, at 6 p.m. in the river pavilion. The band has been performing Journey’s hits all around the world since 2011.

The Edison Ford river pavilion offers a beautiful river view and a chance to see a spectacular sunset.  » Read more



Everyone loves Oktoberfest!

Few know how to do it better in Florida than the German American Social Club in Cape Coral, which will host its huge German bash this year on two consecutive weekends, October 18-20 and 25-27.

Attendees will find an outdoor biergarten and festival tent, featuring two dance floors and three stages for bands that come directly from Germany.  » Read more

Hawk Watch

Photo from SWFloridaBirder.blogspot.com


Audubon of Southwest Florida is holding its 16th Annual Sanibel Island Hawk Watch on Saturday, October 19 at 8 a.m. at the Sanibel Lighthouse.

This is one of the signature birding outings for the organization, where you can view several species of birds of prey at work at the height of migration season. There will also be opportunities to see shorebirds as well as warblers – or even a painted bunting – in the offshore hammocks.  » Read more

Drag Queen Bingo


Well, this is something new for our sleepy little island…

Long home to the crazy, quirky, you-gotta-see-’em-to-believe-’em Captiva Hermit Crab Races, our friends up at ‘Tween Waters are excited to announce Drag Queen Bingo is coming to the Crow’s Nest Bar & Grille every Wednesday night until the end of November.

Featuring Sizzy Griddles & Trixie Towers, it promises all of the humor and sass of a drag show,  » Read more

Rise and Shine!


“To rise at daybreak and feel the sunshine as it warms my skin,

the soothing sounds of waves as they kiss the shore,

sand beneath my toes

— a gentle reminder that life is good.”


– Melanie Rogers Jiminez  » Read more

Blowing in the Breeze


Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the annual Airing of the Quilts quilt show on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dozens of quilts from the Quilters’ Guild will be on display, suspended from clotheslines between trees.  Select antique quilts from the 1880s to the 1940s will be on display inside the Thomas Edison house, Henry Ford house and the Edison guest house.   » Read more

Lovin’ Spoonbills


Make plans now to attend the eighth annual fundraiser for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Sanibel Community House. This year’s Go Wild for “Ding” – Lovin’ Spoonbills theme continues a series of bird-centric events to benefit the birds, other wildlife, conservation, and education efforts at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.

“Roseate spoonbills are ‘Ding’ Darling’s most iconic bird,  » Read more

Time for Another Vacation!


From WSB-TV in Atlanta:

Summer is over, the kids are back in school, vacations are now but a memory.  It’s time to focus on work, the daily routine and outsmarting traffic. Right?

Wrong!  It’s time for another vacation, one for you and your significant other.  When was the last time you had one of those?

“The reason couples come to this area is literally to unplug,  » Read more

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