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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.

'Hortoons' Creator Reveals 9th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. Logo

Aug 25, 2017 ● By Mandy Carter

The 9th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. logo depicts characters in a 'The Tortoise and the Hare' plot.

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.

The Galloway Captiva Triathlon will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10

Aug 09, 2017 ● By Mandy Carter

The Galloway Captiva Triathlon is a day of fitness, family, fun and sun on Captiva island.

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.

Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island

Jul 20, 2017 ● By Kevin

From boating and shelling to fine dining and exploring, Captiva has plenty of things to do, both well known and off the beaten path.

2017 Dining Guide for Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Jul 19, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Explore the local-area dining scene with our Dining Guide. From seafood to diners, we've got it covered.

7 Family-Oriented Activities in Sanibel & Captiva in the 7th Month of the Year

Jul 11, 2017 ● By Kevin

We've compiled 7 fun things that are happening through the end of July 2017 for our readers to explore.
  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • Festival of Trees

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM

    The annual Festival of Trees is a five-day event in which beautiful and creatively decorated tree...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    11/28/2017
    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

    11/28/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

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


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/28/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Preview Party & Breakthrough Awards

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Tree Preview attendees will see more than 20 artificial trees decorated by local businesses and v...


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


  • Wines One

    11/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

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


  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/29/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • Burger, Beer, & Fries $10

    11/29/2017
    10:00AM

    Choose any Scotty's Bierwerks craft beer, a hand crafted burger, & fries from Curries Smokin' Hot...


  • Festival of Trees

    11/29/2017
    10:00AM

    The annual Festival of Trees is a five-day event in which beautiful and creatively decorated tree...


  • To The Moon's 4th Birthday

    11/29/2017
    10:00AM — 08:00PM

    Join us for our 4th Birthday Party! We are so excited and wanted to share it with all you amaz...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/29/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


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


  • Open Mic Night at The French Press

    11/29/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    Grab your instrument, warm up your voice, Wednesdays from 6:30- 9:30pm.


  • Ugly Sweater Contest

    11/29/2017
    06:30PM

    Don we now our ugly sweaters! ‘Tis the season for tacky holiday attire, and we want to see your...


  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/30/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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


  • Festival of Trees

    11/30/2017
    10:00AM

    The annual Festival of Trees is a five-day event in which beautiful and creatively decorated tree...


  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    11/30/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

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


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/30/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • November Wine & Food Tasting

    11/30/2017
    06:00PM

    Bailey’s is excited to host wines from J Vineyards for our November Wine & Food Tasting. This mon...


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


  • Elf Jr.

    11/30/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    The Creative Theater Workshop, Inc. is a community based non-profit organization that encourages ...


  • Painting with a Purpose

    11/30/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Join our friends from Painting with a Twist of Fort Myers for an evening of art and amusement on ...


  • November Wine & Food Tasting

    11/30/2017
    06:00PM

    Bailey’s is excited to host wines from J Vineyards for our November Wine & Food Tasting. This mon...


  • "Dollar-a-Bag" Book Sale

    12/02/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Sanibel Public Library is having its "dollar-a-bag" book sale on used (and nearly new) books, sal...


  • 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...


  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    12/14/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

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


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