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The Island Cow: a Family-type Place That Just Keeps Growing

An island tradition for 17 years, The Island Cow has become a destination in itself for both visitors and locals of Sanibel Island.

Lighthouse Cafe Enters 29th Year in Business This Year

The long-time Sanibel staple offers a varied menu of bistro style items including homemade soups, salads, ribs, chicken, pasta, prime rib au jus, burgers, shrimp and fresh fish.

Congress Jewelers to Host Inventor of 'Princess Cut' Diamond in February

The third-generation, family business on Sanibel Island is hosting many icons in the business as the New Year kicks off. Read about them all inside.

Whitney's Bait & Tackle Celebrates 5 Years in Business

The full-service, Sanibel bait and tackle shop offers a plethora of products and services, such as rod/reel repair/building, rentals, hand-tied flies, lures, plugs and expert advice.

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.

Sanibel's Blue Giraffe Celebrates 1 Year Under New Ownership

The "hidden gem" at Periwinkle Place is earning rave reviews on the web after new ownership took over in October 2016.

Good Seasons: Eating and shopping offer opportunities for connecting

Setting aside time to eat together in celebration (whether in the house or out) provides the opportunity to appreciate food and strengthen friendships.

Yummy in Your Tummy! Some of us wait a year for a delicious holiday treat, gear up now

We’ve made a short list of select bakeries in Southwest Florida that bring us delish holiday goodies.

Heading for the Blue Zone: Local farmers markets join project to encourage healthier lifestyles

Local Roots Farmers Markets in Lee County recently became a Blue Zones Recognized organization, part of a global movement that encourages communities to implement healthful mindsets & habits

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

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.
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