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Photo from Sanibel Island Golf Club


From the Fort Myers News-Press; article by Chad Gillis:

Florida golfers know alligators all too well, but they don’t often encounter rare American crocodiles.

That’s changing on a local barrier island, where an adult croc has recently been photographed sunning itself alongside alligators at the Sanibel Island Golf Club.

“The crocodile is here all the time,  » Read more

Bag a Piece of Art!

Now on display at Bailey’s General Store, more than 30 handpainted grocery bags are waiting for your bid in a silent auction to benefit FISH of SanCap, a local human services organization. The bags will be shown and available for bidding until March 29.

For over 20 years, the Sanibel Captiva Art League has been painting Bailey’s General Store grocery bags to raise money for local charity organizations on the islands.  » Read more

Drastic Plastic

Lauren Blickely (right) at work

“Five trillion plastic pieces are currently floating in the ocean,” says marine scientist Lauren Blickely. “Scientists estimate that plastics will outweigh fish in the next 30 years.”

The Hawaii-based researcher presents two “Drastic Plastic – Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution” programs at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island on Friday, March 29,  » 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 30 favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 20, 2019.

Several new restaurants have been added to the program this year, including Malia Island Fusion Cuisine,  » Read more

Major Renovation for BIG ARTS

An excerpt from a recent Island Sun article written by Jeff Lysiak:

Forty years ago this summer, six islanders – Pete Smith, Ikki and Polly Matsumoto, Mike Klein and Emil and Bradley Fray – gathered in Smith’s home. There, these dreamers envisioned an organization that would help promote the performing arts, fine arts and creative writers on Sanibel. That organization became known as the Barrier Island Group for the Arts,  » Read more

There’s Even an App for That!

Thanks to our friends at the Shell Museum and Island Sun for the following info:

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum launched its innovative new Shell Museum App to a captive audience of shell enthusiasts at the island’s recent Sanibel Shell Festival.

The Shell Museum App, created by the nation’s leading shell experts at the national shell museum, is a revolutionary shell identification tool that can help shellers instantly identify more than 65 common shells found on Southwest Florida beaches,  » Read more

Hello, Spring!

Photo by R.S. Walsh Landscaping

All are invited to celebrate the start of spring with a special Spring Equinox Meditation on March 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Led by Tamara Joffe, healthy living coach and yoga-meditation teacher, the event will be held at R.S. Walsh Landscaping “In the Garden” at 3889 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel.

There will be a short introduction to meditation and a moving meditation walk on the grounds.  » Read more

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

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