Ode to Joy


“We need more joy in the world.”

Arthur Warner, a 75-year-old Sanibel Island resident, walks a two-hour route nearly every day waving a big red ‘JOY’ sign for all to see.

His personal “ode to joy” was featured in the Fort Myers News-Press, where he talked about the impact his sign waving has had over the years.

The article was recently updated on a bittersweet note to also include the joyful blessings he’s been contemplating during his recuperation from COVID.  » Read more

The Ideal Winter Escape

Photo by Phil Carter


We wanted to share a great little article about Sanibel Island entitled “The Laid-Back ‘Anti-Florida’ is the Ideal Winter Island Escape.”  Written by Jay Gentile and published in The Thrillist, it elaborates on why the writer thinks Sanibel Island is where Florida achieves its full potential.

It starts:

I love my family. But every now and then,  » Read more

To the Rescue!


It was just another ordinary day.  You know the type, when a bobcat happens to get its head trapped inside a birdhouse in your front yard.

A Fort Myers homeowner found a male juvenile bobcat in their front yard with one of their wood nesting bird boxes on its head. The homeowner contacted CROW and soon after, a team of veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators arrived to help.  » Read more

2021 “Ding” Darling Lecture Series

Clyde and Niki Butcher


The 17th annual “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series is evolving with the times.  To incorporate social distancing protocols, the lecture series will move to a larger venue this year — the Sanibel Community House — and host a total of five lectures by acclaimed nature lovers.

Running January 29 to March 19, the series will feature photographers Clyde and Niki Butcher,  » Read more

Croonin’ on the River


Come enjoy the classic hits of ‘Ol Blue Eyes himself with “Strictly Sinatra,” the latest edition of the “Rhythm on the River” outdoor concert series scheduled for Friday, January 29 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Michael Dutra & The Strictly Sinatra 9 Piece Band will revisit classic hits from the crooning legend on the beautiful riverfront grounds of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

The tribute band has been performing all across the country since 2002.   » Read more

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