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Sanibel's Blue Giraffe Celebrates 1 Year Under New Ownership

Nov 20, 2017 ● By Kevin

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

Oct 25, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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

Oct 25, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

2017 Health & Wellness Guide for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Jun 06, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Hike the Indigo Trail Walk, pop by The Sanibel Sprout for a juice or sign up with Sanibel Health Club. That and more in our 2017 Health & Wellness Guide.

Chiseled Features - Sculptures Complement Traditional Décor in Southwest Florida homes and gardens

Sep 29, 2015 ● By Cory Batelaan

Matthew Placzek and Suzanne Vertel get their bronze on and discuss what it takes to create their outdoor sculptures.

Best in Show - How award-winning wines really receive top recognition

Sep 29, 2015 ● By Cory Batelaan

Get the inside scoop from Barbara Ensrud and Jessica Altieri, two of the nation’s most sought-after wine judges. They shared their thoughts on evaluating wines at the historic Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    11/23/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

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


  • 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...


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