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Sanibel Secrets: The Islands' Adopted Son

February 21, 2014 Some things never change, but some have to. The Sanibel Packing Company was founded in 1899 by Frank P. Bailey, 64 years before the Sanibel Causeway was built. The Sanibel Packing Co. more »»

'A Sense of Wonder' comes to Sanibel to celebrate 10th anniversary of CESE at FGCU: Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture

February 21, 2014 The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture comes to BIG ARTS on Sanibel again, but with a special twist. more »»

Islanders master traditional Italian favorites with Loretta Paganini

February 19, 2014 Loretta Paganini held her weeklong cooking classes for the 17th year in a row at the Jacaranda Restaurant between Jan. more »»

Crackerbox hosts recovery, birthday celebration for Jim Welker

February 18, 2014 A food and fun staple of the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel communities for more than half a century, the Crackerbox patriarch, Jim Welker, is one lucky man. more »»

SanCap Optimist's 'Sanibel Uncorked' to raise money for college scholarships

February 12, 2014 The SanCap Optimists know how to party. On Sunday, Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m., the Optimist Club will invite the community for an afternoon of food, wine, music and a silent auction at Lily & Co. more »»

'Ding' Darling is going 'Trailgating'

February 12, 2014 One of "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society's newest events hopes to teach Islanders how to properly "Trailgate. more »»

Defamation continues BIG ARTS' theme of thought-provoking theater season

February 12, 2014 The nationally acclaimed play Defamation will come to Sanibel on Feb. 20 for a special 10-day run. Playwright Todd Logan came to the island on Jan. more »»

Sanibel Secrets: Tom and Donna Puma

February 7, 2014 When Donna Puma and her husband, Tom, purchased a little 350 square-foot ice cream shop in 2007, Donna called her sister to share the news. more »»

Sanibel Secrets: Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell

February 7, 2014 Dan Schuyler wasn't sure about a dog being the mascot for his first jewelry store. Karen Bell had no doubt. "I had never been married, no children. more »»

Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli performs for sold-out crowd at BIG ARTS

February 5, 2014 BIG ARTS concluded one of its major fundraising events last month with jazz musician and Grammy-nominated artist John Pizzarelli. more »»

Environmental center celebrates 10 years with signature event

February 5, 2014 The 10-year history of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University has been filled with exciting events, passionate lectures, and prestigious guests. more »»

Captiva Island to co-host first regional songwriters festival

February 3, 2014 The life of a songwriter isn't easy. more »»

Next Pet Palooza benefits GCHS on Feb. 15

January 31, 2014 Generous donations from Sanibel Island, along with those of the Tahitian merchants and Pets du Soleil Pet Photography, raised $834 for the Gulf Coast Humane Society during Pet Palooza 4 on Jan. 11. more »»

St. Michael's ECW to host annual style show

January 21, 2014 The Episcopal Church Women of St. Michael's Church will host its annual style show on Monday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. The show will take place in the church sanctuary and no tickets are required. more »»

'Ding' Darling lecture series opens with law-breaking tales from the Florida backwoods

January 15, 2014 The "Ding" Darling Visitor & Education Center isn't usually known for learning how to crack down on criminals. more »»

Ideas for a safe New Year's Party, from Lee's Saluscare

December 24, 2013 New Year’s Eve parties and alcohol can be a deadly combination, officials with SalusCare, Inc., warned today. “Alcohol consumption typically peaks during the holiday seaso. more »»

Cruise for pictures with Santa on Picnic Island

December 20, 2013 Adventures In Paradise is offering Santa’s Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise on Christmas Eve. more »»

BIG ARTS wraps up international production of Hamlet {solo}

December 17, 2013 The week-long production of Hamlet {solo} at the Herb Strauss Theater concluded on Dec. 5, heralding a successful two year partnership between BIG ARTS and the London-based Richard Jordan Productions. more »»

South Seas Holiday Stroll to begin this weekend

December 13, 2013 The Southwest Florida community is invited to the exquisite barrier island of Captiva for a breathtaking display of holiday lights and family fun activities at the 2013 Captiva Holiday Village. more »»

Captiva Decorated Golf Cart Parade winners announced

December 10, 2013 Winners of the Fourth Annual Decorated Golf Cart Parade were announced and honored on Saturday, Dec. 7 as part of the 2013 Captiva Holiday Village festivities. more »»



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