Category Archives: Entertainment

ALS Challenge by VIP 2014

 VIP Realty Group on Sanibel did the challenge last week. Even though the temp was in the 90’s, it was still a shock to dump ice water on my head! It was for a good cause and we raised some good money which we sent to our local ALS chapter. Thanks to all who donated. Read More »


Ding Darling News

There’s a new permanent exhibit opening soon at Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve called Saving Sea Turtles.  It will be an interactive exhibit located in the Visitor’s Center with the grand unveiling happening August 29th. Stop on by and check it out! Read More »


Biking on Sanibel

There are many who ride their bikes or walk down Bowmans Beach Road for a quiet time on the beach. And there are many who discover words never before found in their vocabulary as they duel with the cars that also want to go to the beach. What to do, what to do? Well, the city has the answer. They... Read More »


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 »