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Girlfriends Forever


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

A Soldier’s Child

the soldier and the boy

the soldier and the boy

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


“What does it matter?  » Read more

Pack Your Knitting!

knitting at OR

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

Touching the Lives of Many

Andrea Miller

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

Lend Me a Tenor


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

For the Birds – Part 2

Bird count 2021

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

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