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Entryway of ‘Ding’ Visitor & Education Center receives renovations

September 30, 2015 By MEGHAN McCOY The entryway of the Visitor & Education Center at J.N. more »»

Young musician performs during Island Hopper Fest

September 30, 2015 Although Sarah Hardwig played the guitar in front of an audience for the first time Sunday, Sept. more »»

Singer draws inspiration from Sanibel, conversations

September 30, 2015 Although Danny Morgan’s first attempt with music did not pan out with the drums, by the age of 10 he formed his first band and played an old used arched top guitar his mom gave him. more »»

A decade of theater

September 30, 2015 What started as a college project, has blossomed into a 10-year small business success for Michelle Hamstra of Fort Myers. The Creative Theater Workshop will celebrate its 10th year anniversary Oc. more »»

Island Hopper Songwriters Fest attracts talented artists

September 16, 2015 For Tim McGeary, the Island Hopper Songwriters Festival is the perfect atmosphere because he loves to perform while connecting with his audience. more »»

Sanibel artist donates Ozzie paintings for CROW Golf Classic

September 16, 2015 In kindergarten, all Myra Roberts wanted to do was dra. more »»

Artist creates life sized portrait for his exhibit at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

September 16, 2015 Cardboard pieces of different sizes and shapes were added to a 14-foot “Cubist Bob” Wednesday afternoon as artist Wayne White completed the sculpture for his opening reception special performance at... more »»

Author inspired by Sanibel publishes first book

September 9, 2015 A vacation to Sanibel was one author’s inspiration of overcoming the worry of pulling together characters to form a story that surpassed the length of anything she had written before. more »»

Plein looks to make a name for himself at Island Hopper

September 9, 2015 For most of Stephen Plein’s adolescent life, the goal-driven Fort Myers’ native knew what he wanted and that was to play for the University of Miami Hurricane football progra. more »»

Capturing the islands’ attractions for all ages

September 9, 2015 With Sanibel and Captiva Islands being one of the top tourist destination in the world, there are many guides out there highlighting the attractions the area brings. more »»

Fort Myers native strikes gold with music legends

September 2, 2015 The songwriting business is one filled with many trials and tribulations, as writers from all genres of music await their big break, which usually means hearing their songs being played on a... more »»

Wayne White to be featured at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

September 2, 2015 Over the past two years Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Director Jade Dellinger has focused on continuing Rauschenberg’s legacy through conversations, as well as through curating a sho. more »»

Original songs to be featured at first Songs on Sanibel event

August 12, 2015 Although Stephen Plein does not fully understand where the idea of gathering talented songwriters in Southwest Florida together stems, he knew they would all benefit from an event that showcases... more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Days set for this October

August 12, 2015 Final touches are taking place for a jam packed week of fun for all ages this October at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “Oct. 21 is (Jay N. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Aladdin Jr.’ a must see performance

August 5, 2015 “A Whole New World” is one of the title tunes in the Disney musical “Aladdin Jr. more »»

Art exhibit educates community of dangers of human trafficking

July 29, 2015 A special unveiling was held at Phillips Gallery July 22 to showcase canvases created by youth depicting their interpretations of the effects of human traffickin. more »»

Youngsters create raccoon masks during Thursday’s library program

July 15, 2015 Youngsters had the opportunity to learn about raccoons during a special program Thursday afternoon as part of the 2015 Summer Reading program at Captiva Memorial Library. more »»

‘Rhythm of the Night’ will get you dancing

July 8, 2015 A production guaranteed to move the audience from their seats onto their feet dancing with the cast will showcase the Latin community through contemporary music and an array of colors at the Herb... more »»

‘And the World Goes ‘Round’ performance entertains crowd at Herb Strauss Theater

July 1, 2015 The seats filled at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater during the opening night of “And the World Goes ‘Round” Wednesday night as the audience was entertained with dancing, singing and a bit of comedy. more »»

Nine-year-old wins hearts of music lovers

June 26, 2015 A crowd is amassing around a street corner during the June Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers, as a rendition of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" is being belted through the ether, as smiles... more »»

Bubble Room to be featured on Food Network television series

June 24, 2015 A few months ago a director, producer and food stylist spent 10 and a half hours filming every nook and cranny of the Bubble Room Restaurant for a new show on Food Network, “Craziest Restaurant in... more »»



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