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Little Free Library

Sanibel recently became part of a special movement to promote reading amongst young and old alike.  The Little Free Library is a non-profit organization of small “bookhouses” in community locations open 24/7.  People can take a book for any length of time (or keep them)...

Red Sox Spring traning

The Great American Pastime is yet another great winter attraction in Florida.  After the thrill of the Super Bowl and this weekend’s Daytona 500, sports fans look forward to attending Spring Training Baseball (also known as the Grapefruit League).  Lee County is especially lucky as...

Manatees

It’s been chilly in Southwest Florida recently (well, chilly for US).  January and early February tends to have cooler weather, with brief periods when artic winds reach all the way down here.  Nighttime temperatures dropped as low as the high 30s on Sanibel last month,...

Christmas on Sanibel

The Holidays are here on Sanibel and Captiva, which is a little different than other places.  Most Christmas decorations are of Santa leading a team of dolphins or flamingos (Check out “Rudolphin” on Palm Ridge Road.).  And there is a 200% chance of NO SNOW....

Fort Myers Tip Off

Southwest Florida is known for highlights in sports. Lee County hosts not one, but TWO Major League Baseball teams for Spring Training (Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins), popular minor league hockey (Florida Everblades) and baseball (Fort Myers Miracle), and the Florida Gulf Coast University’s...

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is making slow progress towards the East Coast of Florida.  As of today (Thursday, August 29), we do not know where this storm will go once it makes landfall.

At this time, there are no evacuations ordered for Lee County and/or the barrier...

Tween Waters Crab Races

“It’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen.” That’s the tagline by self-appointed Crab Racing Commissioner Tim Jardas.  Since 1984, he has hosted his unique style of hermit crab racing blended with comedy at the Crow’s Nest in the Tween Waters Resort on Captiva.

Every Monday...

Film camera

This week, Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres on the big screen (and *will* be at the Island Cinema at Bailey’s Shopping Center).  As summer is home to blockbuster movies, it should be noted that Southwest Florida is no stranger to stardom.  With that in mind, here’s a...

Cayo Costa state park protects the Charlotte Harbor Estuaries and is an untouched piece of Florida. It is only accessible by boat or kayak. It features nine miles of undeveloped shoreline for swimming, snorkeling, shelling, fishing, bird watching and exploration.

 With numerous island and passages...

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