In a Flip-Flop State of Mind.

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Good Girls Revolt

Photo from Adweek

On March 16, 1970, Newsweek magazine hit newsstands with a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled “Women in Revolt.” That same day, 46 Newsweek women, Lynn Povich among them, announced they’d filed an EEOC complaint charging their employer with “systematic discrimination” against them in hiring and promotion.  The action would become the nation’s first gender discrimination lawsuit.  » Read more

Shamrock and Roll!

Photo from Naples Daily News

Shamrock and roll all day in the heart of Historic Downtown Fort Myers!

On March 17th, the Historic District in downtown Fort Myers turns green at the annual “St. Patrick’s Day Downtown” event. The festivities will begin at 12 p.m. and will continue until 10 p.m.

Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, games for prizes, photo opportunities and of course,  » Read more

A Thing of Beauty

Even though Nancy F. and Jack D. from Jamestown, RI just discovered Ocean’s Reach a few years ago, they’ve “added a week here” and “added a week there” to the point that they’re now almost long-term guests (and we couldn’t be more delighted)!

We spotted Nancy down near our pond the other day working on an oil painting.

We like to say that the beauty of Ocean’s Reach is not just found on our beach.   » Read more

Spring Concert

Thanks to our friends at the “Santiva Chronicle” for the following excerpt:

Music is in the air as the BIG ARTS Community Chorus gears up for their spring concerts March 14 – 15 at BIG ARTS Schein Hall.

Made up of local members of the Southwest Florida community, the chorus will be performing a diverse line up of classic mainstays and contemporary favorites.   » Read more

Misunderstood Creatures

Photo by Craig O’Connell, Smithsonian Magazine

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is offering a presentation entitled Sharks: A Cultural and Conservation Story of these Misunderstood Creatures at the Bailey Homestead Pavilion on Thursday, March 14.  The program, led by SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera, will begin at 7 p.m.

Sharks have long been perceived as mindless beasts who kill indiscriminately, but today their very existence is in peril.  » Read more

Transport Yourself

Photograph by Diane Speare Triant, BOSTON GLOBE


The simple act of driving to Sanibel — Florida’s secluded barrier island off Fort Myers — puts you in relaxation mode.  » Read more

The Island’s Female Pioneers

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will honor some of the women who made history on Sanibel for Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women.

Elinor Dormer will be one of nine female Sanibel pioneers who be featured in the village’s nine buildings.

A conservationist dedicated to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation,  » Read more

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