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Sanibel Luminary 2020

Like the Taste of the Islands, Sanibel and Captiva’s Luminary Festival has been reimagined for 2020.

As many recall, the islands celebrate the first weekend of December (Sanibel on Friday night, Captiva on Saturday night) with the official holiday lighting of Periwinkle Way (including luminary...

Turkey on the beach

2020 is starting to look and feel like 1621:

The Pilgrims left for the New World to be away from the monarchy and religious persecution; many celebrities threatened to move to Canada or Australia if Donald Trump was re-elected.

Settlers survived a harsh winter and...

Taste of the Islands Reimagined 2020

Taste of the Islands 2020

We recently reported that this year’s Taste of the Islands celebration has been “Reimagined” in the wake of social distancing and Coronavirus.  This week, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released their schedule of participating restaurants in the...

Fort Myers FL area holiday events not to be missed

The year may be winding down, but there’s still plenty to celebrate, even in the year 2020 has become.  Among the best news to share is that the Sanibel Farmer’s Market will be open for its 2020/2021 season starting this coming Sunday, October 4!

Located...

Sanibel-Captiva Restaurant Alternative Hours

No doubt about it, 2020 was a hard hit for Florida businesses, especially restaurants, as all on-property dining was restricted leaving those remaining open to resort to take-out and delivery only.  For some, either or both was a new concept, but many managed to work...

Blue Giraffe outdoor seating

As we approach autumn, we look forward to quieter, more comfortable days and nights in Southwest Florida.  Cooler breezes will be upon us and we want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, including lunch or dinner.

Recently, we were asked which restaurants offered...

Open for Take Out

For those that are either still staying on Sanibel or Captiva during the COVID-19 restrictions (which do not prevent those already here from stay, nor do they prevent property owners from visiting their condo or home) or if you are simply concerned about your favorite...

Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club Arts and Craft Fair

It’s obvious that February and March are very busy times on Sanibel and Captiva (not to mention the rest of Florida) and the biggest tourism months of the year.  The warm weather is here, most public northern schools have their winter vacation scheduled in February,...

Gramma Dot's

Guest Blogger Matt Spaulding writes about a recent experience at a hidden gem of island restaurants…

Recently, my uncle Chip visited Sanibel and owns a condo on the bay side of the island.  One of the things he loves most about it is its proximity...

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