Yearly Archives: 2014

Sanibel Island: A Beautiful Jewel

DON RICHTER of Danville, Illinois, writes in praise of Sanibel Island in his local newspaper, The Commercial-News. His observations of Sanibel’s charms match those of almost everyone who visits here. We hear the comments regularly from guests at Sanibel’s West Wind Inn

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Sanibel’s beloved Herb Strauss Theater

If the world was formed by a “big bang”, it must have been a hilarious start. That’s what the creators of “The Big Bang”, a musical at the BIG Arts Herb Strauss Theater would leave you thinking. The show, written

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Les Miserables

Les Mis Pic for Show Page LargeIn just two decades, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre has grown from a vacated supermarket space to a first-class theatrical space. Now in its21st season, the Fort Myers live-theatre venue entertains more than 170,000

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Israel Fest

  With so much at stake in the middle east, this is an uplifting time to join our West Wind Inn’s Jewish guests in celebrating the 66th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. The event, a cultural

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Opera Lovers can never get enough

Opera Lovers can never get enough, especially when they leave the traditional world of opera performances. But, just because you need to escape the urban landscape doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of the occasional dose of operatic music

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Not be confused with “Monty” Python,

the next film on the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center Bi-Weekly Film Series is “Monster Python”. While fascinating, there is nothing funny about this video import from the PBS series, “Inside Nature’s Giants”. This wildlife documentary will be screened

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Have you read about this?

The illusive white orchid of the Everglades, also known as the “Ghost Orchid? It has been the subject of numerous articles and even a crime novel.   It can be found, if it can be found, in the Fakahatchee Strand. Small fortunes

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“Nice body. Good legs.”

We’re not talking about what you think we are. The comments are about wine. They are the kind of observations you might hear tossed around at “Sanibel Uncorked” on February 23. It’s an event in honor of the noble grape

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Edison Festival Of Light

Between the Super Bowl and the Olympics, the information highway has left little room for news about the premier event in Southwest Florida – The Edison Festival of Light – which takes place in Fort Myers. In fact, certain outlier

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kki Matsumoto, revered Sanibel artist, has passed

Regular visitors to and residents of Sanibel Island would have seen Ikki Matsumoto’s distinctive art in numerous island and other Southwest Florida venues. He was known for stylized portrayals of birds, sealife and semi-tropical landscapes reflective of the nature on

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