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Times of the Islands: May/June 2017 Issue

May 19, 2017 06:37AM ● Published by Kevin

Home is truly where the heart is, so we've packed the May-June issue of Times of the Islands Magazine with ideas that will inspire you to express yourself in your home, no matter where that happens to be. From the latest home decor trends to gardening and landscaping tips to creative ways of spending time as a family, this issue is guaranteed to make you feel good about where you live.

Read some of our top stories below.

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Myra Roberts was recognized with a WGCU 2016 MAKERS award given to women making a lasting impact in Southwest Florida Photo courtesy of Myra Roberts

Meet Myra Roberts - Outrage shapes social outlook, speaking to injustices, her Florida deco is fun

From her Sanibel home studio, Myra Roberts shows off her jolly jumble of paintbrushes and drawing pads. "Don't sweat the small stuff. Make your life full." Read More » 

SCCFs Native Landscapes  Garden Center on Sanibel has plants that ward off insects Photo courtesy of SCCF Native Landscapes  Garden Center

Stop Bugging Me! - Plants to repel insects, natural remedies supplementing chemical sprays

Natural tools for easing the bug are available. Bug-repelling plants can be easily added to a landscape and the best thing is that many of these plants are hardy. Read More » 

Kingfisher Genus fossils dating back 2 million years have been found in Alachua County Florida Photo courtesy of William R Cox

Belted Kingfisher - Common August through February on Sanibel

The belted kingfisher is the most widespread kingfisher in North America. Easily recognized by its repeated feeding dives, large head crest and rattling call. Read More » 

Kitty Hawk Pier at sunset is a glorious setting It was reopened in 2008 following a devastating hurricane Photo by Glenn V Ostle

Taking It To The Bank - Wintering at a summer getaway

Consider visiting a popular summer destination...in the winter. The delightful Outer Banks is a thin chain of barrier islands running 130 miles around North Carolina’s eastern coast. Read More »  

Thankfully theres Eugene Gavin and his stories on life on the Islands Photo by Daniele E Jaeger

100 Years on the Islands - Historic family to observe centennial; then and now

Eugene Gavin and his wife, Velma's predecessors arrived on Captiva 100 years ago. Most of us can’t imagine life without chilled air or bug juice. But the pioneers were clever and inventive. Read More » 

Photo by Jan Holly

Children’s Education Center of the Islands - The arts on Sanibel

The Center has brought learning to the island’s preschool children for the past 43 years. Director, Cindy DeCosta has big dreams. Read More » 

In Print 2017
  • Sunday Farmers Market

    09/24/2017
    08:30AM — 01:00PM

    Meet in the Historic Settlement of Koreshan State Historic Site at our quaint market EVERY SUNDAY...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    09/24/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Explore the Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District, listed on the National Register of Histo...


  • Family Day at Millennial Brewing

    09/24/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    We have the perfect place to grab some food and a drink while the kids play, meet new friends, an...


  • Drawing I & II

    09/24/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    This class is for beginners and for those who have previously taken Drawing I. We will also revis...


  • SPECIAL TIME!!! HAPPY HOUR and Doors OPEN at 4:45pm, GAME Starts at 5:30pm SPECIAL MILITARY RA...


  • "ALOHA" FAASWFL Hawaiian Night

    09/24/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Filipino American Association of SWFL proudly presents it' Annual ALOHA Hawaiian Night on Sep...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    09/25/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    09/25/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Visit The Sanibel Shell Crafters every Monday all year long from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to watch this d...


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    09/25/2017
    10:00AM

    Guided exploration of the mangrove wilderness on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail....


  • Mirror, Mirror... Exhibition

    09/25/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Mirror, Mirror… September 1 - 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 2017, 6pm-8pm C...


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    09/25/2017
    03:30PM

    Paddle Matlacha Pass meandering through mangrove shrouded trails. Guides are ACA Certified Kayak ...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    09/25/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    09/25/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    09/27/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    09/27/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    09/27/2017
    10:00AM

    Guided exploration of the mangrove wilderness on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail....


  • Mirror, Mirror... Exhibition

    09/27/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Mirror, Mirror… September 1 - 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 2017, 6pm-8pm C...


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    09/27/2017
    03:30PM

    Paddle Matlacha Pass meandering through mangrove shrouded trails. Guides are ACA Certified Kayak ...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Open Mic Night at The French Press

    09/27/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    Grab your instrument, warm up your voice, Wednesdays from 6:30- 9:30pm.


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    09/27/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Haunted History Tour

    09/27/2017
    08:00PM

    90-minute walk through downtown Fort Myers reveals a darker side, including stories of both resid...


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