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Free Summer Programs


Starting today, you and your family can enjoy free Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks, and nature crafts at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge through August 3, 2019.

No pre-registration is necessary.  Programs are offered Weds – Sat as follows:

Reading in the Refuge, every Wednesday at 10 a.m.:

Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it.  » Read more

Ready, Set, Paddle!

Photo from Gulfshore Life


This year’s “Battle on the Blueway” will be held June 8th on the Calusa Blueway at scenic Crescent Beach Family Park on Fort Myers Beach.

The sanctioned World Paddle Association points event, which benefits the Lee County Special Olympics, will feature two distance races (2 mile and 7 mile), along with a children’s race, Special Olympics race,  » Read more

Dining Like a King …


… or at least, a Vice President of the United States.

According to information from the Federal Aviation Administration, Vice President Pence and his wife are in the midst of enjoying a five-day visit to Sanibel Island this week.  With that in mind, the Fort Myers News-Press republished an article from earlier this year where their food critic lists some favorite restaurants that they might want to try while on the island.  » Read more

Our Mayoral Centenarian

Former Sanibel Mayor Myron “Mike” Klein


The City of Sanibel has extended an invite to all to attend a 100th Birthday celebration for Former Mayor Myron “Mike” Klein on Tuesday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall.

Mike served as a member of City Council for two consecutive terms from 1980-1988. During this time he also served as vice mayor from May 1981 through December 1982 and as mayor from December 1982 through December 1983 and December 1987 through November 1988.  » Read more

The Best in the World

Photo from FreeportSeascapes/Shutterstock


Reader’s Digest recently highlighted the 15 Beaches with the Best Seashells in the World, encouraging readers to “feast your eyes on these stunning destinations that are brimming with whelks, cockles, Scotch bonnets, and conchs.”

Not surprisingly, Sanibel Island topped the list!

They wrote:

Named the best shelling spot in North America by Travel &  » Read more

For Our Canadian Friends


From a recent issue of TravelWeek, a prominent travel trade publication in Canada:

Much of every day life in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel revolves around one ‘Islandology’, which encourages both visitors and locals to take the time to enjoy all the things the destination has become known for.

Located in Southwest Florida, just a short drive from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) where Air Canada and WestJet offer direct service,  » Read more

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