Saturday Morning Bird Walks


The unmistakable American Oystercatcher. Photo by France Paulsen.


The secretive and hard-to-see Piping Plover. Photo by France Paulsen.

From the Santiva Chronicle:

At one end of the viewing spectrum sits the American Oystercatcher, unmistakable for its beauty and as easy to pick out as a Roseate Spoonbill. At the other end of the spectrum sits the Piping Plover.  » Read more

ArtFest 2018 is Coming

ArtFest is coming, meaning a wonderful array of artwork, culinary favorites, live music, hands-on arts programs and more will return to the beautiful downtown Fort Myers riverfront area on February 3 & 4.

ArtFest will feature more than 200 exhibiting artists, carefully juried from more than 900 applying artists from across the country. Beautiful jewelry, amazing sculpture, unique paintings and decorative metal will be just a sampling of the work attendees can enjoy throughout the weekend.  » Read more

Take a Look!

1st Place: Elliot D. for “Heron Her Own”

 

2nd Place: Mallory H. for “Who’s Watching Who?”

 

3rd Place: Sophia B. for “Silent Stepper”

 

Congratulations go out to the talented student photographers who took home top honors in this year’s Sanibel Middle School’s nature photography contest!  » Read more

Under the Stars

The Alliance for the Arts is bringing the Stardust Memories Big Band to its amphitheater stage for an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Coolers, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged as concert-goers enjoy some of the greatest hits of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and others.

The Stardust Memories Big Band is a professional 17-piece jazz ensemble led by Craig Christman.  » Read more

The Latest Sanibel Wave

Lily & Co. Jewelers introduces a new design for its exclusive ‘Sanibel Wave’ pendant. The latest piece features two dancing dolphins, one with a full body of pave diamonds to capture sparkling waters surrounding Sanibel Island. A juvenile dolphin has a diamond solitaire eye and jumps from Abalone and Mother of Pearl waves encompassed in an elegant halo of diamonds.

“The Sanibel Wave pendant has been a huge hit,  » Read more

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