Our two friends, Fay and Penny, are giddy with excitement as they shop
for Christmas gifts at Sanibel’s 32nd Luminary Holiday Stroll. The popular
event celebrates the advent of the holiday season with candlelit luminaries
guiding strollers along the pathways on Periwinkle Way.
There’s much to enjoy during the evening including complimentary food and
drink, special activities, music and art, but the best part for these two is
sharing the special occasion with their best friend. » Read more
Wondering what to do with the dozens of murex shells you’ve collected through the years?
Perhaps you’ll find inspiration from this heartwarming story recently published by our friends at the Island Reporter:
A Soldier’s Child Foundation stands by the patriots who have fallen by honoring those they left behind
By BRIAN WIERIMA
“What does it matter? » Read more
Anoles are a type of lizard found throughout Florida and most likely you are already smitten with the tiny, evasive Cuban brown anoles on Sanibel. They are a source of wonderment and recreation for youngsters trying to catch them as easy care reptile pets.
Today we discovered by surprise, a lime green colored lizard. The green anole is the only anole species native to the U.S. » Read more
Like us humans, these snowbirds look forward to the warmth and easy living
of a winter spent on Sanibel Island. “Ding” Darling NationalWildlife Refuge on Sanibel is a haven for snowbirds of many species including
the American white pelicans. Bird watchers flock to the back waters of the
refuge to view the return and abundance of the migrating birds. The white
pelicans fly from as far away as Idaho, » Read more
Under the shade of a brightly colored beach umbrella or our breezy palm grove, a masterpiece can be completed! So bring along those start up materials or partially finished projects. Your home away from home on the beach is a perfectly private setting to express your creativity. We often see sewing machines, blank canvases and dining room tables converted to workshops!
Our good friend and guest, Judy, enjoys her space of tranquility and solitude while knitting wearable art. » Read more
As we start the new year, we wanted to share this wonderfully inspirational story from the “Island Reporter” featuring one of the most remarkable young women we know:
A 27-year-old who had to fight for her life at the young age of one has done many things in her life, things that many have only dreamt about completing because Andrea Miller believes “God is good all of the time.” » Read more
It’s summer hot in Florida all year long and the grills are getting hotter! Outdoor cooking is a must anytime of day and we make it easy with four new gas grills and Adolfo, our grill custodian who cleans and equips the grills daily. Enjoy fresh and flavorful entrees for lunch and dinner the fast and fuss-free way.
Read some great tips on grilling Florida seafood here. » Read more
Audiences have been laughing themselves silly at Lend Me a Tenor since its 1989 Broadway premiere, when it received nine Tony nominations. It has since been translated into 16 languages and produced in 25 countries.
Written by Ken Ludwig, it’s a madcap comedy that take places when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world-famous Italian superstar, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio, to make his debut with the local opera and promptly goes missing. » Read more
More from our friends at the Santiva Chronicle:
Cold and windy isn’t something Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society birdwatchers are accustomed to, but that’s what they got on Saturday, Dec. 19, the day of the annual Christmas Bird Count on the barrier islands.
The wind is responsible for a smaller species count than usual. Only 88 different species were recorded by the 129 birders who were divided into 40 teams to cover Sanibel, » Read more
Lee County Sheriff Lt. Mike Sawicki urged everyone at the most recent Captiva Community Panel meeting not to be overly alarmed if they saw strange groups of people traipsing through their backyards.
Sawicki, an avid birdwatcher, explained these intruders weren’t apt to be thieves or terrorists, but rather participants in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count, which was Saturday, Dec. 19, on Sanibel and Captiva.
Between Dec. » Read more