The Great Migration


Our friends over at the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge have been keeping in sync with the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, a national refuge system-wide initiative to encourage community connection.

With that in mind, they’ve decided to make the “great migration” across the Sanibel Causeway and hold their 33rd annual “Ding” Darling Day celebration at Lakes Park in Fort Myers this year on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m.  » Read more

Let The Music Play


The new Tribby Arts Center opened this year at the Shell Point Retirement Community, right across the Sanibel Causeway, and the result is stunning.  The project cost $25 million and took four years to build.

The new arts center features three art galleries; nine studios for dance, painting, crafts, pottery, quilting, textiles, stain glass, and photography; numerous practice rooms for musicians,  » Read more

The Fish That Can Walk


From SCCF:  

During the onslaught of heavy rains on Sanibel, some remarkable things can be seen.  Everything from frogs, crayfish and fish emerge to take advantage of the sudden abundance of fresh rainwater.

Perhaps you have seen a walking catfish? The invasive fish from Southeast Asia is — unfortunately — very common, where it is often seen “walking” from waterbody to waterbody in residential and protected areas.   » Read more

George and Wendy’s


George and Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille invites you to “dine where the locals dine”!

They offer lunch, dinner, late night menu, and daily changing specials, when the focus of each menu is on fresh, local, and fun.  The popular restaurant also has a full bar with an extensive wine list, 20 beers on tap, lots of local, domestic and craft beer bottles,  » Read more

A Night on Broadway


The bright lights of Broadway are about to shine on the Broadway Palm stage with “A Night on Broadway,” an all-new musical revue that will showcase some of the greatest Broadway songs of all time.

With performances slated from September 5 – October 2 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, the original concert style musical revue will feature the best of Broadway, combining favorites from the past along with more recent musical hit sensations.  » Read more

Bikes and Brews


Island favorite Matzaluna will host Bikes & Brews on Monday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the inaugural SWFL Craft Beer Week.

An outdoor celebration, Bikes & Brews will feature craft beer, cornhole and wood-fired pizza.

“We have an exciting craft beer program that we’ve been doing at Matzaluna for the past three or four years,  » Read more

A Lesson in Fly Fishing


The latest episode of Shellcast  — the podcast that’s a beach break for your ears — heads to Sanibel Island’s Blind Pass Beach for a lesson in fly fishing.

In Episode 11, Fly Fishing with Norm Zeigler and his Schminnow,” Norm talks about why Blind Pass Beach is one of the best places in Southwest Florida for fly fishing.  » Read more

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