Once Upon the Island


Sanibel’s history is indeed fascinating.  While many of the achievements, mistakes, and life-changing moments of our early islanders are lost to us now, some of their tales, and even life lessons, endure.

To learn of a few, come visit the Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, March 23, and listen to authors Betty Anholt and Charles LeBuff talk about their latest book Once Upon the Island Known as Sanibel.  » Read more

What An Eye!


We continue to be amazed at the incredible images captured on Sanibel Island … by photographers of all ages!

Winners were recently announced for the 9th Annual “Ding” Darling – Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest.

High school students from Southwest Florida competed for prizes that included a Canon digital SLR camera package, chartered class trips to the refuge,  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Back!


The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!

A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for 25 favorite island eateries, valid through December 16, 2022.

This year’s participants include:

  1. Blue Giraffe
  2. Boops by The Bubble Room
  3. The Bubble Room
  4. Captiva House
  5. Cielo
  6. Doc Ford’s –
  7.  » Read more

Sip and Stroll!


The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is now offering a new, monthly “Sip and Stroll” after-hours experience!

On these special evenings, participants have the beautiful new Living Gallery aquariums to themselves beginning at 5:30 p.m. after the museum closes.  You can mingle with the museum’s senior staff to learn more about the marine animals’ behaviors, characteristics and care.

Tickets include after-hours program admission,  » Read more

Beach-Picking Wisdom

Photo of Bowman’s Beach by Chelle Koster Walton


Our good friend and neighbor Chelle Koster Walton took on the impossible and unenviable task of ranking the gorgeous beaches that dot Sanibel and Captiva islands.

She writes:  “With some 20 miles of sandy shores on both islands, which are connected to each by a short bridge at the Blind Pass Beach, Sanibel and Captiva make selecting the right access a choice best left up to local knowledge.  » Read more

Natives in the Garden


The Sanibel-Captiva Art League, in conjunction with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, is hosting its annual “Natives in the Garden” exhibit at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, now through the month of April.

The exhibit, which features original weather-resistant works of art, is ever-changing, as entries can be added at any time.

The Bailey Homestead Preserve is located at 1300 Periwinkle Way and is open to the public.   » Read more

Fashion & Fizz


After recently celebrating its 95th Anniversary, it’s “back to the future” for the Sanibel Community House.

To get everyone buzzing about the looks and tastes we can expect to see in the coming year, SCA will host “Fashion & Fizz” on Thursday, March 16.  This unique event will offer an entertaining review of fashion-forward trends in women’s apparel,  » Read more

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