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5 Things to Do at Sanibel Community House This Month

Looking to spend some time with your fellow community members, or find a brand new hobby? We've put together a few ideas for you.

Bailey's General Store: The Island's Family Owned-and-operated General Store Since 1899

We caught up with Callaway, Baillie and Dane Johnson, who help run the long-standing community staple, Bailey's General Store.

It's a Southwest Florida Symphony 'Charlie Brown' Christmas Celebration, Coming This December

The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform a special Charlie Brown Christmas-themed concert series in the middle of December.

Sanibel's Blue Giraffe Celebrates 1 Year Under New Ownership

The "hidden gem" at Periwinkle Place is earning rave reviews on the web after new ownership took over in October 2016.

Offshore Sailing School Expanding to The Westin and Tarpon Point

Offshore Sailing School has graduated more than 140,000. The new locations will help canvas the Southwest Florida region, according to the school's president and CEO Doris Colgate.

Impactful Stories Shared at Annual E Awards Ceremony

More than 725 nominees and supporters attended the 17th annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards Ceremony on Aug. 31.

Community Profile - Dot & Trouper the Blind Racoon of the Wildlife Education Project

Wildlife rehabilitator Dorothy (Dot) Lee says when she rescued Trouper, a blind raccoon, now 7 years old, it was actually he who saved her.

Volunteers Still Needed in SWFL for Irma Relief Efforts

Here's a list of 10 spots around Southwest Florida where you can volunteer in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation Establishes Fund for Hurricane Irma Victims

A relief fund has been established for victims of Hurricane Irma, where 100 percent of contributions will be disbursed to those in need.

Businesses Encouraged to Utilize Resources for Irma Recovery

According to the Small Business Association, there are several resources to help local businesses affected by Hurricane Irma to recover and reestablish.
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  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Mondays with Marie

    02/26/2018
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    Local artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of workshops including landscape and silk painting fo...


  • Mondays with Marie

    02/26/2018
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    Local artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of workshops including landscape and silk painting fo...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • There's nothing better than a day of discovery on the ocean. Come get your feet wet with us as we...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    02/27/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    02/27/2018
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • Join the Ambu community, Cindy Petrakis­-Mason, and Malú Doherty for an afternoon of exploration ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    02/27/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Carmen

    02/27/2018
    07:30PM

    All-consuming, ill-fated passion rules the tumultuous love of a gypsy and a corporal. Carmen ...


  • Northside Hollow

    02/27/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...