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2017 Health & Wellness Guide for Southwest Florida

By Melanie Heisinger, Jun 06, 2017, Categories:

We've put together a few events, and initiatives that focus on good health and wellness. Read on to find out what's happening in your area that you can do today!

2017 Health & Wellness Guide for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

By Melanie Heisinger, Jun 06, 2017, Categories: Life+Leisure, Shop+Dine, Local Living

Hike the Indigo Trail Walk, pop by The Sanibel Sprout for a juice or sign up with Sanibel Health Club. That and more in our 2017 Health & Wellness Guide.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands' Best Beaches for Fishing, Watersports & Family Activities

By Kevin, Jun 05, 2017, Categories: Travel, Life+Leisure, Local Living

A closer look at the best beaches for fishing, watersports and family activities.

Family Weekend Getaway to Palm Beach County: 10 Fun & Memorable Things to do in Palm Beach Florida with kids

By Mandy Carter, May 25, 2017, Categories: Travel

Regardless of the season, there are year-round kid-friendly activities in Palm Beach County Florida if you know where to find them.

10 Things to Do in Sanibel, Captiva & the Surrounding Islands Through the End of May

By Kevin, May 23, 2017, Categories: Local Living

We've compiled 10 fun things that are happening through the end of May 2017 for our readers to explore.

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

By Kevin, May 19, 2017, Categories: Local Living

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.

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

By Kevin, May 19, 2017, Categories: Life+Leisure

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."

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

By Kevin, May 19, 2017, Categories: Local Living

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

Belted Kingfisher - Common August through February on Sanibel

By Kevin, May 19, 2017, Categories: Local Living

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

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

By Kevin, May 19, 2017, Categories: Life+Leisure

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.


  • Right Bed, Wrong Husband

    07/28/2017
    12:00AM

    In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes his tight-fisted uncle to tell him ...


  • Mary Poppins

    07/28/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • Family Beach Walk

    07/28/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    The FREE one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park to explore the Refuge’s gulf-front Perry...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/28/2017
    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

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM

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


  • Summer 2017 Film Festival

    07/28/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    Join us for this special event series, which will provide intrigue and insight into the world of ...


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    07/28/2017
    03:30PM

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


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    07/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

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


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    07/28/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


  • Everybody’s favorite flow is back. Anna will lead an all-levels flow designed to inspire while C...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/28/2017
    07:00PM

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


  • Frankie Valli Tribute & More

    07/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    WILLIAM CINTRON is an extraordinaire talent and is best known for his superb vocals of FRANKIE VA...


  • In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as ...


  • Right Bed, Wrong Husband

    07/29/2017
    12:00AM

    In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes his tight-fisted uncle to tell him ...


  • Mary Poppins

    07/29/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • North Fort Myers Farmers Market

    07/29/2017
    07:00AM — 12:00PM

    Every Saturday 7am-12pm West Parking Lot - Spots rent for $10


  • Early Bird Eco-Tour

    07/29/2017
    07:30AM

    Witness Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and share information about coastal and wetland birds and ...


  • Local produce, Gulf seafood (including Pine Island clams), fresh breads/pastries, pickles/olive m...


  • Powered catamaran cruise to the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva, dolphins and shell pristi...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/29/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

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


  • Explore your creative side with award winning art and yoga teacher Helen Garcia-Valdez. Each team...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    07/29/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


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


  • Fig Leaf Boutique Sidewalk Sale

    07/29/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Almost everything on sale! 25¢, 50¢, $1 women's, men's and children's clothing 50% off paintings ...


  • River District History Tour

    07/29/2017
    10:30AM

    90-minute walking tour of downtown Fort Myers with stories of history and information about the c...


  • LIFT the VILLAS

    07/29/2017
    11:00AM — 02:00PM

    Join us on July 29th for a super fun FREE event with your neighbors from the Villas Community! Co...


  • Yoga in Action Studio Open House

    07/29/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    We would love to spend some time with you at our studio open house where you can participate in o...


  • Free Yoga 101 Workshop

    07/29/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Want to learn or review the basics of yoga in a fun, friendly format? Yoga 101 is a great place t...


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


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM

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


  • Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM — 10:00PM

    Real Life Comedy When You Need to Laugh! Comedian Darren Knight aka Southern Momma is a social me...


  • Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2017

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    Bang Productions presents Darren Knight's Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2017 produced by John ...


  • Chicago Tribute Show

    07/29/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    CHICAGO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. During their career, they racked...


  • Haunted History Tour

    07/29/2017
    08:00PM

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


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/31/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

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


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    07/31/2017
    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

    07/31/2017
    10:00AM

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


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    07/31/2017
    03:30PM

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


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    07/31/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


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


  • Ballroom Dancing

    07/31/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

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


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/31/2017
    07:00PM

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


  • SUMMERTIME COOKING AT HOME

    07/27/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    These classes will teach you how to prepare the best of summer produce with healthy cooking techn...


  • SUMMERTIME COOKING AT HOME

    07/30/2017
    04:00PM — 06:00PM

    These classes will teach you how to prepare the best of summer produce with healthy cooking techn...


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