The Sanibel Music Festival will launch their Emerging Artist Series this week.
It will feature chamber ensembles from Florida Gulf Coast University’s Bower School of Music and The Arts on March 23 and March 30 at 11 a.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kyle Szabo and the talented Bower School of Music artists to Sanibel,” festival President Jana Stone said. » Read more
For the past year, COVID has put a stop to many of our Islands’ major social gatherings. That includes the Kiwanis Club’s annual Spaghetti Dinner, normally a fixture on the Island’s February calendar, which raises funds for the Kiwanis Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. To address this vacuum, the Club has come to the rescue with a new event that promises to be both fun and safe –- the Kiwanis Online Silent Auction. » Read more
“Palm trees were fanned by a warm, light breeze,
and they rolled down their windows to smell the sea.”
– Jude Watson
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected].
Today’s Guest Photographer: Little ‘Ole Me
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In the spirit of creativity and accessibility, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society decided to shake up their annual Go Wild for “Ding” fundraiser this year!
The 2021 Go Wild for Jeopar-Ding will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, as a playful emulation of the comforting and classic Jeopardy game show.
An episode of Jeopar-Ding, similar to the television show, » Read more
Guest Debbie S. from California, MO had a great day shelling on her most recent stay with us this year.
She found not one, but two rare Scotch Bonnets and not one, but two hidden painted shells!
We’d call that “doubling the fun” any day!
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The latest episode of Shellcast, the podcast that’s a beach break for your ears, visits Manatee Park in Fort Myers.
Episode 9, entitled “When I Get Older, I Want To Be a Manatee,” includes an interview with Laura Carr, Lee County Parks & Recreation specialist. Carr talks about what visitors can experience at the 17-acre county park, which serves as a warm-water refuge to these super-sized vegetarians. » Read more
Snowy plover nesting season has officially begun!
Over the next month, snowy plovers will begin returning to Sanibel’s beaches to find a mate and establish a nesting territory. As Sanibel is home to 20% of Southwest Florida’s nesting Snowy Plover population, our island is a very important nesting site.
Snowy plovers and their nests are quite small and are hard to see due to their incredible camouflage. » Read more
If you’re like us, you’ve sorely missed live music this past year. Happily, the Gulf Coast Symphony will be back for an evening of film and Broadway favorites tomorrow, March 14 at 7 p.m at the nearby Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.
The performance will feature a trio of artists known for their critcally-acclaimed roles in Disney classics. Jodi Benson (the original voice of Ariel from 1989’s The Little Mermaid), » Read more
Hot off the press!
The editors of Southern Living Magazine has chosen Sanibel Island as its Best Beach Town of 2021.
Sanibel graces the cover of its April edition because of its “natural wonders” and because it “kept the heart of the South beating during some of the toughest times of 2020 and 2021,” according to the magazine.
The recent accolade was noted within the magazine’s double issue, » Read more