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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...

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)...

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...

Bicycles near beach path

One of the most popular activities on Sanibel (that’s NOT on the beach) is biking on the various trails (officially “Shared Use Paths”) on Sanibel Island, many of which are parallel to the streets of the city.  They began in 1976 with a 2 ½...

Jerry's

We’ve talked about the wildlife on the islands and some of our tourists coming to watch our native and migrating birds.  But some live on the island year-round and entertain shoppers every day of the week.  For over 35 years, Jerry’s Plaza has been home...

Sanibel Holiday logo

This week, we have several things to mention.  First, we'd like to take a moment to remember Shirley Walter, the founder of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) who recently passed away.  Starting with a personal effort in 1968 to a group of volunteers...

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