Art on the Veranda


The Sanibel Captiva Art League’s popular Art on the Veranda show and sale at Bailey’s is back!

Every 2nd Saturday from November through April, talented artists from the San Cap Art League bring out their original works of art for sale.  There’s always a diverse range of media including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels and collage.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun at the iconic Bailey’s General Store (2477 Periwinkle Way) from 10am –  » Read more


Photo from Shangri-La Springs.


On your next visit to Ocean’s Reach, consider a morning jaunt exploring historic downtown Bonita Springs, where you’ll find the beautiful Shangri-La Springs.

The 8.5 acre property features Mother Nature at her finest, with bountiful fig trees, tranquil butterfly gardens, manicured grounds, fountains and a certified organic garden.

As its operators say, “We believe the land itself has a great impact on health and vitality.  » Read more

Shop Ding Darling!

The holidays are coming, and fans of the “Ding” Darling Nature Store no longer have to wait until they visit the refuge to purchase some of the unique souvenirs and gifts the store has become known for, as they can now simply visit for purchasing from anywhere in the U.S.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) operates the Nature Store to support the refuge through the sale of logo apparel and memorabilia,  » Read more

#Opt Outside on Black Friday!


Thanks to our friends at the Sanibel Sea School for the scoop!

#Opt Outside is a movement founded by the outdoor company REI as an alternative to Black Friday.  Instead of offering sales prices to kick off the holiday season, they shut down their stores and website and encourage people to go out and explore with friends and loved ones instead of shopping.  » Read more



Catch The Four Italian Tenors as they perform some of the greatest tenor arias of all time when they visit Southwest Florida as part of their U.S. Debut Tour.

Their performances have been described as “captivating, exhilarating, passionate, engaging and mesmerizing.”  You’re invited to hear this new generation of world class tenors present classic works “with panache, verve and vivacity” in their own inimitable style.  » Read more

Smacking Your Lips Yet?


Get your taste buds ready for tomorrow!

The 38th Taste of the Islands kicks off tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Park. For just six CROW Bucks or less, attendees can enjoy an array of menu items from 14 island eateries, all of whom will be competing for top honors in several different categories.

This year’s list of participating eateries includes: Doc Ford’s Rum Bar &  » Read more

Life Before Selfies


An excerpt from an article from our friends at “The River”; written by Gerri Reaves PhD:

In the last century or so, the number and types of diversions for tourists has skyrocketed. But if you visited Fort Myers in the early 19-teens, what was there to do?

Some activities have remained favorites through the decades; excursions to Sanibel – in the early days,  » Read more

Waterside Dining


With so many great beaches on Sainbel Island, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible enjoying them. Meal times are no exception, so it’s fortunate that there are lots of great places to grab a bite to eat near the water.

Click here for a few local favorites that serve up good eats with a view!

Thanks to our friends at the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel for the mouthwatering list!   » Read more

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