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Watching in Awe

Photo by Holly Kapherr

The headline reads: “In Fort Myers area, Mother Nature is the best salesperson.”

So begins a piece published last month in Travel Weekly, long known as one of the top trade magazines for the travel industry.

The article, written by Holly Kapherr, recaps some of the sights and sounds highlighted on a recent media trip hosted by the Lee County Visitor &  » Read more

Dynamic Duo!

Photo by Debbie Thompson

Photo by Don Thompson

Talk about a dynamic duo!  Don and Debbie T. from Indianapolis, IN are longtime guests that have captivated us with their incredible photography over the years.

Don has had his work included in the annual Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar numerous times since the beloved calendar was first published in 1988.   » Read more

Beer in the Bushes

Beer in the Bushes has become the unofficial End-of-Season Party on Sanibel!

Whether you’re looking for new craft beer tastings, great food, world-class music, or just a chance to catch up with islanders at the end of this busy tourist season, Beer in the Bushes is the place to be on April 20.

This year’s event is being touted as “a night of positivity, community and music”  » Read more

Cart Around the Island!

Add some fun and freedom to your next visit at Ocean’s Reach by renting your own snazzy electric cart!

Sanibel Carts is our local source for street-legal, solar-paneled electric carts.  They offer door-to-door delivery, along with knowledgeable and friendly service and top-of-the-line vehicles.

Sanibel Carts are street-legal, electric golf carts that are designated under Florida law as low speed vehicles (LSVs).  These LSVs are permitted to drive on any street where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less.   » Read more

Art in the Gardens

The staff at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates invites you to celebrate the opening of their annual community art installation, Art in the Gardens, on Friday, April 26.

Art in the Gardens features creative three-dimensional artwork made largely from recycled materials by local students. This year’s theme is “Sunshine and Moonlight.”

This free exhibit, including artwork from 19 area schools,  » Read more

Second Chances

Now playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers:  “Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical.”  

Come enjoy the funny, yet inspirational, musical comedy about the quirky characters that run The Second Chances Thrift Shop. You’ll meet the hilarious lead clerk who always brings sunshine to the day with humor, the couple who work in the collection area who discover that you can find love later in life,  » Read more

Hot Diggity Dog!

Photo by Richard Drew, Associated Press

Did you ever wonder what it took to make it to the famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest on Coney Island?

Come find out for yourself as Cape Coral’s “Nathan’s Famous” hosts the area’s qualifier on April 13 at 1 p.m.

Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California currently holds the title of World Champion after eating 74 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes on July 4,  » Read more

Earth Day at the Refuge

Photo from “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society

Because Earth Day 2019 falls on the Monday following Easter, a day off for many students, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has expanded the free event to include a full day of tours, crafts, films, and programs on Monday, April 22.

Bike or hike Wildlife Drive for free from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Take part in recycled earth crafts from 10 a.m.  » Read more

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