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Our Darling ‘Ding’ - Cartoonist’s Contributions Highlighted in Documentary

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

Darling is Back: The Restoration of Lake Darling, a documentary film about the ongoing influence of Jay Norwood Darling, returns to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.

Sanibold - Small island’s national rise credited to Mayor Kevin Ruane

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

Sanibel is packing a big punch in statewide issues. Lee County’s most remote town is amending its foreign policy.

Having a Ball - Subtracting from the bucket list of sporting adventures in Southwest Florida

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

The explosion of niche activities like bubble soccer and pickleball may get you shimmying into an air suit to bounce off one another.

Berry Good - Plant City’s Strawberry Festival has celebrated spring harvest since 1930

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

A new queen, live concerts, a midway, and vendors selling strawberry-related goodies. It's the town’s bread and butter.

Islanders on the Move - Where Mother Earth is the playing field

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

Those who live, work, visit and recreate on our gulf coast islands embody these positive and healthy styles of “travel”. Come along for the ride—by whatever means you prefer to move.

Florida Troupers - Sarasota dance company challenges world’s finest ballet productions

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

It’s on par, if not better, than what they’re doing in New York, San Francisco or Chicago. Sarasota Ballet challenges audiences with its wide-ranging repertoire and this season features several company premieres.

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