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Times of the Islands: May/June 2017 Issue

May 19, 2017 06:37AM ● By Kevin
Home is truly where the heart is, so we've packed the May-June issue of Times of the Islands Magazine with ideas that will inspire you to express yourself in your home, no matter where that happens to be. From the latest home decor trends to gardening and landscaping tips to creative ways of spending time as a family, this issue is guaranteed to make you feel good about where you live.

Read some of our top stories below.

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Myra Roberts was recognized with a WGCU 2016 MAKERS award given to women making a lasting impact in Southwest Florida Photo courtesy of Myra Roberts

Meet Myra Roberts - Outrage shapes social outlook, speaking to injustices, her Florida deco is fun

From her Sanibel home studio, Myra Roberts shows off her jolly jumble of paintbrushes and drawing pads. "Don't sweat the small stuff. Make your life full." Read More » 

SCCFs Native Landscapes  Garden Center on Sanibel has plants that ward off insects Photo courtesy of SCCF Native Landscapes  Garden Center

Stop Bugging Me! - Plants to repel insects, natural remedies supplementing chemical sprays

Natural tools for easing the bug are available. Bug-repelling plants can be easily added to a landscape and the best thing is that many of these plants are hardy. Read More » 

Kingfisher Genus fossils dating back 2 million years have been found in Alachua County Florida Photo courtesy of William R Cox

Belted Kingfisher - Common August through February on Sanibel

The belted kingfisher is the most widespread kingfisher in North America. Easily recognized by its repeated feeding dives, large head crest and rattling call. Read More » 

Kitty Hawk Pier at sunset is a glorious setting It was reopened in 2008 following a devastating hurricane Photo by Glenn V Ostle

Taking It To The Bank - Wintering at a summer getaway

Consider visiting a popular summer the winter. The delightful Outer Banks is a thin chain of barrier islands running 130 miles around North Carolina’s eastern coast. Read More »  

Thankfully theres Eugene Gavin and his stories on life on the Islands Photo by Daniele E Jaeger

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. Read More » 

Photo by Jan Holly

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. Read More »