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Times of the Islands Magazine

Travel ‘Back in Time’ on SCCF Cruise Up the Caloosahatchee

While not exactly the small steam launch in the 1951 Bogart and Hepburn classic film The African Queen, it's still a leisurely drift up SWFL's most significant river, the Caloosahatchee.

The Silence of Useppa: Evoking 10,000 Years of History

Useppa is a place of silence, evoking not only the recent past but also the distant past—eons before Europeans first ventured here in the 16th century.

Bailey's General Store: The Island's Family Owned-and-operated General Store Since 1899

We caught up with Callaway, Baillie and Dane Johnson, who help run the long-standing community staple, Bailey's General Store.

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.

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.

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