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Mardi Gras returns to the islands

February 3, 2015 The annual Community Housing and Resources Mardi Gras is Saturday Feb. 7, a community event that last year raised some $35,000 for the organization serving the islands. more »»

A double feature to reminisce, to confront

February 3, 2015 Recently, I saw two plays in one day over in Ft. Myers, a double feature to make any serious theater-lover jealous. more »»

Liking lectures

January 28, 2015 The heart of paradise is its beaches, its wildlife and natural beauty, the intoxicating salted and fresh air. more »»

Island teen flying high with drone art

January 28, 2015 Mat Jankauskas is flying high. Literally and figuratively. The Sanibel teen is gaining recognition for his so-called drone art, photo images he captures using a camera affixed to a drone. more »»

Captiva exhibit features island artists

January 28, 2015 Four of the top artists from the islands displayed artwork featuring differing styles, mediums and subject matter, at the opening of the Captiva Eclectic Art Show Thursday night (Jan. 15). more »»

New takeout service on the horizon

January 28, 2015 An island entrepreneur with a web-based travel business in February will add a new take on food service. Jason McKee next month will launch Sanibel2Go. more »»

Sanibel women talk of early island days

January 28, 2015 There was a flow of history coming out of the Sanibel Community House Friday, Jan. 16, as a trio of Sanibel women talked of the earlier days of living on the island. more »»

Highfield’s latest novel set on Sanibel

January 28, 2015 Ever wonder what could be hiding in the thick vegetation of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge? In W.C. more »»

Rare cars, bluegrass, carnival and sand sculpting headline this year's Fun Fest at the Community House

January 21, 2015 A vehicle exhibit with a few surprises, sand sculpting, food, fun and music, all are on tap at the second annual Fun Fest at the Sanibel Community House. The Jan. more »»

Meet the Calendar Girls

January 21, 2015 Most anyone at an event in southwest Florida has come across the Calendar Girls, women in dazzling outfits dancing to entertain and raise cash for social causes. more »»

Video will help market bike safety on the islands

January 21, 2015 Again, technology is making life a bit easier. And safer. A short film to assist bike riders and others using Sanibel’s shared paths and roadways should be released in Marc. more »»

Ding offers plenty to do, activities include lectures and tours that mostly free

January 14, 2015 Don’t fret, there’s plenty to do in the islands this week and in the coming months. A chief resource for entertainment and discovery is the popular J.N. more »»

Policing expert will discuss Ferguson, other issues at library event Jan. 15

January 14, 2015 By CRAIG GARRETT Obama Administration appointee Dr. Ellen Scrivner on Jan. 15 will share her views in policing and community relations. more »»

Sanibel Antique Shows will bring vast diversity and unique items

January 7, 2015 The Sanibel Community House will be taken over by some of the most unique and diverse antiques in the area for three weekends in the months of January through March. more »»

Islander gains in social media notoriety as SanibelSam

January 7, 2015 It seems like new technology every day is creating new and fun ways to discover the world. Welcome SanibelSam to the mix of web travel guides, blogs and kitschy observations on life. more »»

Artshow features islanders on Jan. 10

January 7, 2015 The rare chance to see them in action and to purchase their works happens Jan. more »»

Florida symphony has its roots in Sanibel, founder directs efforts to inclusiveness, music appreciation

December 24, 2014 The popular Gulf Coast Symphony begins its 20th season in January with a salute to icons in world music. The Rat Pack tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. plays Jan. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: A color lithograph by Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell

December 24, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a color lithograph on paper by Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell (b. 1925 - d. more »»

Smash hit holiday spectacular

December 23, 2014 Without hesitation and any reservations, I urge you to get to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater to see the best Christmas revue you will have seen yet. more »»



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