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Just a half hour from the Sanibel Causeway is the second Spring Training facility we’re lucky to have near by: The Century Link Sports Complex, home to the Minnesota Twins.

This stadium was originally built in 1991, but underwent an extreme makeover in 2015 that earned them the title of Ballpark Digest’s Best Major Ballpark Renovation that year.  » Read more

Fenway South

Around these parts, the month of March means trying to catch every Spring Training game you can!  With another Spring Training season winding down, we thought we’d dedicate our blog to our two “hometown” teams this week, with a post on the Boston Red Sox today and the Minnesota Twins tomorrow. 

Fort Myers has been the Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox since 1993.  » Read more

The Easter Bunny Express

Hop on over to beautiful Lakes Park in Fort Myers for an egg-cellent family time aboard the Easter Bunny Express!

The small train travels through holiday-inspired villages created by members of the Railroad Museum of South Florida and Lakes Regional Park.

The Easter Bunny Express Train will be decorated for Easter and will run each day from March 25 – April 1, 2018.  » Read more

Tick Tock

Inspired by the recent change to daylight savings time, clocks from the early 1900s are on display at the Sanibel Historical Village.

“The display crew at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has dusted off some vintage clocks and put them on display in each of the buildings,” explained Deb Gleason, chair of the village’s Display Committee and chair of the city’s Historical Preservation Committee.  » Read more

Beer in the Bushes

The 7th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place March 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Nature Center. This self-described “funky fundraiser” will feature tastings from nine local microbreweries, a live concert and more.

“There’s nothing else like this event on this island and that’s what’s unique about it,” Jeff Siwicke, organizer of the fundraiser with his wife,  » Read more

The New Heritage Trail

Even though you’re on vacation, you just might learn a thing or two during your next visit to the island!

Highlighting the history of Sanibel, the new Sanibel Heritage Trail was unveiled recently. Touted as an “outdoor museum” of sorts, the Heritage Trail consists of 22 educational panels located throughout the island.

While visitors can learn much of island’s early history at the Sanibel Historical Museum,  » Read more

No Ocean, No Life, No Us

The Emmy award-winning documentary Mission Blue will be playing on Weds, March 21, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

The documentary features legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist, and National Geographic explorer-in-residence, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

She has been studying the ocean for more than 60 years.  » Read more

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