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‘A Christmas Carol’ production begins at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater

November 30, 2016 A talented cast of six actors will bring the story of “A Christmas Carol” to life, as it is portrayed through the eyes of a child, inviting the entire family to enjoy the performance. more »»

Personalized gift shares father’s love of birds

November 30, 2016 A hand-painted and designed present now adorns the end of one part-time residents driveway for all of his neighbors to see. more »»

Magg to have book signing at MacIntosh Books

November 30, 2016 An author, who has been on the island for 36 years, has released another book sharing the deep history of the women of the island. “The Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva” was released Nov. 2. more »»

Behind the lens: Melanie Moraga

November 30, 2016 When Melanie Moraga, the assistant director of the Bailey-Matthews National Museum, isn’t at work, you can find her combing the beaches of Sanibel in search of that perfect sunset or shell picture. more »»

A passion of creativity, combined with the love of shells, has kept a group alive for numerous decades

November 23, 2016 Once a week shell enthusiast have gathered and shared their love of creativity while making a vast assortment of shell inspired projects - anything from jewelry to intricate flower arrangements, for... more »»

BIG ARTS holds opening reception for ‘In the Night’ and ‘Inspiration’

October 26, 2016 “In the Night” and “Inspiration: Being Moved by God’s Creation” are two new exhibits coming to BIG ARTS Wednesday, Oct. 26. more »»

Historical Village re-opens for season

October 26, 2016 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village re-opened for season last Tuesday and experienced a great turn-out. According to Museum Manager Emilie Alfino, the village had 67 visitors on opening day. more »»

Mixed media artist Toni Ory dabbles in a little bit of everything

October 19, 2016 Multifaceted artist Toni Ory has explored almost any medium you can think of. Some of her mediums of choice are watercolors, glass and mixed media. more »»

BIG ARTS seeking volunteers

October 19, 2016 Fifteen years ago, Irene Nolan was asked by friends to help with a BIG ARTS art reception, which turned into a love of volunteering for the organization. “We have such a good time. more »»

CHR holds volunteer meeting for 5th annual Mardi Gras event

October 12, 2016 Sanibel Community Housing Resources will hold its second meeting of the season Thursday Oct. 13 at The Dunes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. more »»

Sanibel Captiva Art League paint outs begin new season Oct. 13

October 12, 2016 Sanibel and Captiva are truly a plein air artist’s paradise. Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Oct. more »»

Myra continues to educate through her paintings

September 28, 2016 A Sanibel artist who was a special education teacher for many years continues to educate the public through her artwor. more »»

BIG ARTS to screen ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ film

September 28, 2016 Prepare yourself to never view the school system the same way again. On Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., BIG ARTS will show the film “Most Likely to Succeed” which illustrates how school could be. more »»

Sanibel welcomes inaugural blues and jazz festival

September 21, 2016 The first ever blues and jazz festival will be coming to Sanibel Sunday, Nov. 6. The festival, which is put on by the Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club, will feature local and big name bands. more »»

Fort Myers local plays at Island Hopper Festival

September 21, 2016 Local country sensation, Sheena Brook, credits her mother for exposing her to music. After seeing her play in the church’s choir, Brook decided to join as well. more »»

BIG ARTS Monday Night Film kicks off next month

September 21, 2016 The BIG ARTS film program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will feature 39 films throughout its season. more »»

Local blues band won People’s Choice Award for the ‘Road to Memphis IBC Challenge’

August 24, 2016 The Marty Stokes Band was presented with the People’s Choice Award for the “Road to Memphis International Blues Challenge” on Aug. 7. more »»

Southwest Florida Symphony fills in summer doldrums

August 17, 2016 With the summer doldrums steadfastly upon the area, the Southwest Florida Symphony has just the thing to fill in the down time. more »»

‘Ding’ Days photo contest accepting submissions through Sept. 15

August 3, 2016 The annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest has kicked off its 29th year. The contest is open to residents and visitors alik. more »»

Wild Coffee Duo Announces Selections for July Concerts

July 21, 2016 The musicians of the Wild Coffee Duo (Susie Kelly, cello, and Abbey Allison, piano) have announced the selections they’ll play during their concert, "A Trip to the Zoo. more »»

 
 

 

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