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Now That’s An Engagement Present


Interesting story about how Fort Myers got its name …

In 1850, General David Twiggs was put in charge of a small fort on the Caloosahatchee River.  His daughter, Marion, fell in love with one of Twiggs’ staff officers, Abraham C. Myers.  Twiggs liked the man and, as an engagement present, decided to call the growing town “Fort Myers” to honor his future son-in-law.  » Read more

174 and Counting

Tom Kelly completing this year’s 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.


For the third time in the 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.’s history, a change was made to the event’s format.

In 2008, severe thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the first-ever race. Now, for the second continuous year, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the format from an in-person event to a virtual race. The virtual format,  » Read more

Crunch Away!


Two of our favorite guests, Pat and Ann H. from Avonlake, OH, surprised us with Andy’s favorite treat from the Bubble Room during their recent trip to Ocean’s Reach.

As our guests know very well, the desserts at the Bubble Room will completely annihilate any willpower you may have.  Their insanely-sized Orange Crunch cake is no exception!

An award-winning Bubble Room original,  » Read more

“Taste of the Islands” Turns 40!


Now in its 40th year, the popular Taste of the Islands gives visitors access to special dining opportunities at Sanibel and Captiva Island restaurants throughout the month of November.  A portion of Taste of the Islands proceeds will benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel Island.

“Modifying Taste of the Islands from a one-day event to a month-long event allows people to enjoy our restaurant partners at their convenience and for more of our wonderful island restaurants to participate,” CROW Executive Director Alison Charney Hussey said.  » Read more

So Many Choices at SX3!


From our friends at the Sanibel Sea School:

Sanibel Sea School has a lengthy course catalogue with over 30 different marine science topics. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to decide what courses to take!

To break it down, our Marine Science Educators offered up their favorites:

Dana Donkle’s choice is “Plankton – Adrift at Sea.” Plankton get their name from the Greek word “planktos,” meaning drifters.  » Read more

Halloween on Sanibel


The Sanibel Community House will again host its annual Fall Fest as a drive-thru event for the public.

Trick-or-treaters of all ages are invited to drive around the venue on October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a handful of candy collection stations, fun games, a costume contest and more.

“It’s one of our favorite multi-generational events that we do,  » Read more

Spooky Florida Movies!


From Florida Today:

“There’s still time to get your spook on before Halloween wraps up the month.

Florida has served as the perfect backdrop for many terrifying films. The Sunshine State also has produced some in the film industry who have gone on to scare us with their work on the big screen.

Here’s some movies to watch at night with the lights off,  » Read more

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