Category Archives: Entertainment

Bailey’s Islands Night is Tonight

The 21st annual Islands Night is tonight at Hammond Stadium. The game is between the Ft Myers Miracle and the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Gates open at 5:30 with the pre-game parade and activities scheduled for 6:15. It’s always a fun night and all proceeds go to island non-profits and similar organizations. Come on out, but bring your umbrella as it usually... Read More »

Attention Hikers

I just read that the Indigo and Cross Dike Trails in Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge were closed starting this week so they can be resurfaced. This maintenance will reduce erosion and enhance visitor access. The trails are scheduled to reopen in time for National Trails Day June 7. Wildlife Drive is still open. Read More »

Upcycle Art Fest on Sanibel

Paintings on palm fronds, jewelry from recycled soda cans, a sculpture from a reclaimed tree stump, pillows from cloth scraps, bowls of recycled paper and fabric, abstract wall hangings from re-purposed gadgets, and magnificent sculptures from old bicycle tires: Upcycle! Art Fest promises a marketplace of creatively re-envisioned art by artists from around the country.  The art fest takes place... Read More »

Wanee Music Festival is April 10-12

It’s spring and that means it’s almost time for the annual music festival Roberta and I like to attend each year.  The Wanee Festival Site is at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, between Interstates 75 and 10. From I-10, take exit 283 (old exit 40) and go north on US 129 4.5 miles. From... Read More »

Things to do at Ding Darling

There are some new programs that started in January at the Refuge. The plan is to run them through the end of April. The programs are free. They start at 8:30 and last anywhere from a half hour to two hours and cover such things as Nature Photography, Plants of the Bailey Tract Tour, Calusa Shell Mound Tours, Craft &... Read More »

Shell Fair

Mark your calendars now for the annual Shell Fair to be held at the Sanibel Community House March 6-8. There will be a variety of shell exhibits collected from all over the world, as well as shell arts and crafts.  Exhibits will be judged and awards presented at the end of the show.  Here is the link for more details:... Read More »

Interesting Cruises in our Area

Both Captiva Cruises and SCCF are offering new cruises this year. Captiva Cruises will be cruising to the Tarpon Lodge and the Calusa Indian Mounds. They will leave at 10 AM on Tuesdays from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. The diverse fishing culture of the area will be discussed during the cruise which will... Read More »

Wanee Music Festival

Mark your calendars.  One of the best music festivals in Florida will be back April 10-12 this year. Lots of good bands are signed up including Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler and lots more. We have our tickets, but there are still regular and VIP tickets available.  Here’s the website for more details See you there! Read More »

Sanibel Lighthouse

Check out our newly painted lighthouse all decked out for Christmas! Read More »

Sanibel and Captiva Luminary

Mark your Calendars! The Sanibel Luminary Festival will be held Friday, December 6 from 5:30-9 PM. Local shops and businesses will be decorated for the holidays and most serve food and beverages. Periwinkle Way will be lined with luminary candles and trolleys will be available to transport you from one end of Periwinkle to the other.  It’s always a fun night... Read More »