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‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa Annual Tree Lighting Celebration November 24

To the rest of the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is — as we’ve all come to call it — Black Friday, when consumers light up registers across the…

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“I get to work for a community that means as much to me professionally as personally.”

On October 1, 2017, the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new President and Chief Executive Officer. His name, John Lai, is a familiar one to those in the…


Mark your calendar. Get set. And go!

The Southwest Florida holiday season decks our halls, theaters, performance centers, museums and more with must-see stars, shows and events. By Emily Przybylo Whether you’re into the classics or have…

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Off the Beachin’ Path

The unofficial visitor (and resident) guide to fun if you dare to venture off the beachin’ path. By John Sprecher The tourism statistics and surveys are overwhelming, if not equally…

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Dave of All Trades

Advertising agency president. Commercial television director. Book writer, editor and publisher. National awards founder. National awards recipient. Network comedy writer. Local documentary storyteller. And yes, a few other hats along the way.…

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36th Annual “Taste of the Islands” Coming November 12

The 36th annual “Taste of the Islands” to benefit CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) is coming to Sanibel Community Park Sunday, November 12, from 12 PM to 5…

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Macintosh Books + Papers Celebrates Grand Reopening

Who doesn’t love a great little bookstore — you know, the charming place where you can lose yourself for hours, surrounded by wall upon wall of fascinating titles and tended…

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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

With three outstanding locations on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach, a trip to Southwest Florida wouldn’t be complete without a stop by Doc Ford’s Rum Bar &…

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Local Roots Farmers Markets Launches 10th Year

Local Roots Farmers Markets, the largest organizer and producer of farmers markets in Lee County, announces its 2017-2018 schedule of markets while celebrating its 10th anniversary of bringing the widest…

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SBDAC Announces First “Noteworthy Concert” of the Season

If you like funk and soul, then mark your calendar for Friday, September 8 as Soulixer brings its “cosmic sounds” to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the…


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