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Heading for the Blue Zone: Local farmers markets join project to encourage healthier lifestyles

Oct 25, 2017

Local Roots Farmers Markets in Lee County recently became a Blue Zones Recognized organization, part of a global movement that encourages communities to implement healthful mindsets & habits

Yummy in Your Tummy! Some of us wait a year for a delicious holiday treat, gear up now

Oct 25, 2017

We’ve made a short list of select bakeries in Southwest Florida that bring us delish holiday goodies.

Cayo Costa Island: Stunning Photos from our Readers

Nov 02, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

We asked to see your Cayo Costa Island photos on Facebook, and you answered!

Volunteers Still Needed in SWFL for Irma Relief Efforts

Oct 10, 2017 ● By Kevin

Here's a list of 10 spots around Southwest Florida where you can volunteer in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Captiva & Sanibel Islands Accumulate 5.11 Inches of Rainfall Due to Irma, Recovery Efforts Begin

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

In the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the city of Sanibel updated the community with post-storm relief news this morning. The major takeaways include:

Businesses Encouraged to Utilize Resources for Irma Recovery

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Kevin

According to the Small Business Association, there are several resources to help local businesses affected by Hurricane Irma to recover and reestablish.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation Establishes Fund for Hurricane Irma Victims

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Kevin

A relief fund has been established for victims of Hurricane Irma, where 100 percent of contributions will be disbursed to those in need.

Lee County Elections Affected by Hurricane Irma

Sep 08, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Due to the unpredictability and severity of Hurricane Irma, elections that were initially scheduled for September 12, 2017 have been rescheduled.

Hurricane Irma Updates for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Sep 07, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

A few useful resources so you can keep track of the storm, as well as some information from local businesses.

Valerie's House Founder Talks Hope, Grief & Healing Together

Sep 01, 2017 ● By Kevin

We had the opportunity to speak with Valerie’s House Founder and CEO Angela Melvin, who recently presented at the 2017 National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium in Richmond, Va.

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  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    11/20/2017
    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...


  • Helping Hands for the Holidays

    11/20/2017
    05:30PM — 07:30PM

    Aubuchon Team of Companies is hosting its 19th annual Helping Hands for the Holidays charity even...


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


  • Ballroom Dancing

    11/20/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

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


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/21/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    11/21/2017
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • After-school Clique, 3rd-5th grades

    11/21/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


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


  • Wines One

    11/21/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    An introduction to the pleasures of wine. Food & wine parings. Taste over a dozen wines - many ma...


  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    11/23/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    12/04/2017
    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...


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