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Florida’s Creative Class: Their Work Helps Drive the Economy, Thousands of Jobs at Stake

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

In Lee County alone, the creative class produces $140 million in annual activity—supporting thousands of jobs and generating some $18.8 million in government revenues.

SWFL Interior Designers: 4 Decorators Who Perfect Your Space

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

TM Media has selected a sliver of a very large pie of interior designers to share with our readers.

Fall Into the Subtropics: This Place Makes Your Senses Come Alive

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

Cayo Costa Island is a Florida state park accessible by charter or private boat, ferry or helicopter.

The Truth of a Junonia: Beautiful and Necessary for Survival

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

This excerpt from a memoir explores the beauty of seashells - the junonia in particular.

Reddish Egret: the Rarest and Most Habitat-restricted Heron in Florida

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

The reddish egret is a colorful and entertaining heron. Rarely found inland, it is associated with estuaries, mangrove swamps, tidal flats and coastal lagoons.

Sanibel’s Nonprofit Gift Shops Benefit Island’s Natural Resources

Aug 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

The most meaningful shopping experiences can be had at the array of gift shops that support Sanibel’s nonprofit organizations, with proceeds supporting many important causes.

5 Events for Live Music Fans on Sanibel & Captiva in August 2017

Aug 15, 2017 ● By Kevin

Looking for some summertime live music? We've put together a few ideas for you.

5 Things to do on Sanibel & Captiva Islands This Weekend - 7/28/17

Jul 28, 2017 ● By Kevin

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've put together a few ideas for you.

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge hires teacher to help with refuge education staffing shortages

Jul 28, 2017 ● By Mandy Carter

Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) was able to hire a full-time conservation educator to work with refuge staff for a period of at least one year thanks to an anonymous donor.

Cat Country 107.1 Holding Special Preview Party for Annual Songwriter Festival

Jul 26, 2017 ● By Kevin

The fourth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to Captiva and Fort Myers starting this September, but a special kickoff will be held for select guests on Aug. 3.

  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Stress Less Friday with Anna

    01/19/2018
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Give yourself one whole day to focus on slowing down and being mindful, grateful, and full of opt...


  • Sanibel Fine Art and Craft Festival

    01/19/2018
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    This event is a partnership betweeen The Sanibel Community Association and Boulderbrook productio...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/19/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • December 20, 2017 – February 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6pm-8pm...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/19/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Tour De Cape

    01/19/2018
    05:00PM

    It's the 27th Anniversary of Tour De Cape! All participants who register prior to Tuesday, Ja...


  • Tour De Cape Pre-Event Celebration

    01/19/2018
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    The weekend begins with a kick-off celebration. Participants can pick up packets, maps, and t-shi...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/19/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    01/19/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

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


  • 90's Music Fun Flow Yoga with Kiersten

    01/19/2018
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    Join Kiersten for an energizing yoga class, flowing to your favorite 90's hits. Feel free to get ...


  • Parents Night Out with Shanna and Sue

    01/19/2018
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Kids Yoga helps children gain self-confidence, create awareness in their body and breath and give...


  • Noises Off

    01/19/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


  • Crimes of the Heart

    01/19/2018
    08:00PM

    The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite...


  • The Pajama Game

    01/19/2018
    08:00PM

    Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the n...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/19/2018
    08:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • Flea Market & Community Yard Sale

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM — 02:00PM

    Cape Coral Technical College is hosting a Flea Market and Community Yard Sale on January 20, 2018...


  • 2018 Tour De Cape

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM

    Friday, January 19, 2018 Pre-event packet pick-up celebration at Cape Harbour 5:00 - 8:00pm ...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • Downtown Farmers Market

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Cape Coral Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Cape Coral at the intersection of S.E. 47th...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Bonita Springs Farmers Market

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    Join us every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through April 28th on the west side of the parking lot...


  • Join us on Saturday morning and register your kids for the Kids Ride! Children who participate wi...


  • Sanibel Fine Art and Craft Festival

    01/20/2018
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    This event is a partnership betweeen The Sanibel Community Association and Boulderbrook productio...


  • Baby Basics 5K Fun Run/Walking Challenge

    01/20/2018
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    The 9th annual 5K Fun Run/Walking Challenge will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Nor...


  • 20th Annual Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show

    01/20/2018
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, 11135 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108. Free with...


  • The Gift of Yoga: The Gift of Health with Anna

    01/20/2018
    09:30AM — 10:30AM

    Join us for this family friendly, all levels yoga class at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket ...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/20/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • Nature Hike

    01/20/2018
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn som...


  • Cape Coral High School Community Festival

    01/20/2018
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    We will be having our 1st annual Cape Coral High School COMMUNITY FESTIVAL on Saturday January 20...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/20/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/20/2018
    02:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    01/20/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • Meditation for Modern Life with Anna and Chip

    01/20/2018
    03:00PM — 05:00PM

    Anna and Chip bring you a straightforward, vibrant approach to meditation that works within the d...


  • Tour De Cape

    01/20/2018
    05:00PM

    It's the 27th Anniversary of Tour De Cape! All participants who register prior to Tuesday, Ja...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/20/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


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


  • Classic Cabaret

    01/20/2018
    07:00PM

    Gulfshore Opera’s Professional Artists in Residence performing an informal popular song concert w...


  • Noises Off

    01/20/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


  • Crimes of the Heart

    01/20/2018
    08:00PM

    The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite...


  • The Pajama Game

    01/20/2018
    08:00PM

    Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the n...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/20/2018
    08:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • 2018 Tour De Cape

    01/21/2018
    08:00AM

    Friday, January 19, 2018 Pre-event packet pick-up celebration at Cape Harbour 5:00 - 8:00pm ...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

    01/21/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/21/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Mindful Retirement with Valarie and Nancy

    01/21/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Are you thinking about retirement or enjoying it already? Have some hopes and fears about this ti...


  • Crimes of the Heart

    01/21/2018
    02:00PM

    The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/21/2018
    02:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • The Pajama Game

    01/21/2018
    03:00PM

    Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the n...


  • Experience deep relaxation body and soul as you surrender into restorative poses. Linda will shar...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/21/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • A Tribute To Ella

    01/21/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    A program honoring the “First Lady of Song” with Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, and Metropolita...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/23/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • December 20, 2017 – February 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6pm-8pm...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/23/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    01/23/2018
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

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


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    01/23/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/23/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


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


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/23/2018
    07:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • Noises Off

    01/23/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/25/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • December 20, 2017 – February 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6pm-8pm...


  • Medication Q&A

    01/25/2018
    11:15AM — 12:15PM

    Join American House Ft. Myers at the University Grill for an interactive and informational Q&A se...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/25/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    01/25/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/25/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


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


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/25/2018
    07:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • Noises Off

    01/25/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


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