Hocus Pocus


Halloween just got a whole lot spookier!

As if 2020 hasn’t been strange enough, we’re getting a second full moon this month and on Halloween night, no less!

On October 1st, we had a stunning Harvest Moon that illuminated the skies.  On October 31st, we’ll have a Hunter’s Blue Moon, not because it’s going to be blue in color, but because it will be the second full moon in a single calendar month.  » Read more

Taste of the Islands – Reimagined!


The 39th Annual Taste of the Islands has been reimagined in 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This year, instead of a festival setting, the 31 participating restaurants will offer their “Taste” items throughout the month of November in their own locales.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to CROW.

Guests can purchase a “Taste Passport” with a listing and map of the restaurants.   » Read more

Create, Inspire, Connect

First place “Veneration” by Eleanor Dominek


Now you can enjoy a superb gallery show right from the comfort of your favorite living room chair!

Enjoy a virtual stroll through the stunning new Dunham Family Gallery at BIG ARTS and view more than 60 pieces of artwork featured in their latest juried exhibited entitled “Create – Inspire – Connect.”

Submissions came in from talented artists around the world,  » Read more

Ding’s 75th Anniversary Drive-In Gala


Mark your calendars for December 1st!

That will not only be the culmination of a year’s worth of activities to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, but a day — and evening — filled with celebration.

The daytime festivity, in concert with “Ding” Darling Day, will be free and open to the public. It will combine a day of safe family fun,  » Read more

A Different Kind of Halloween


Island aficionados know that the Sanibel Community House is the place to be for all sorts of family fun at Halloween!

They’re still planning on hosting their Annual Fall Festival — but with a twist this year.

On October 30, trick-o-treaters and their pets are invited to drive around the facility from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.   » Read more

A Call-Out for Kayaking Volunteers!

Participants in last year’s “Monofilament Madness” marine cleanup


Keep Lee County Beautiful is holding its 27th annual marine cleanup, “Monofilament Madness,” on November 7 to fight against marine debris, especially monofilament fishing line that is discarded by anglers.

Entanglement in and ingestion of fishing gear and other marine debris is a global problem that affects a large number of marine species.  » Read more

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