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  • ‘Ding’ Program Features Free Pop-up Studios, Art Journal Walks
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:47 AM

    Working from his studio at Blind Pass on Sanibel Island, wildlife artist Ed Anderson from Boise, Idaho, is conducting an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is hosting the program as part of the refuge’s ongoing 75th anniversary celebration.

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Monday, May 13, 2019 5:00 PM
    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending May 10, 2019:
  • Clyde Butcher to Show Special 'Ding' 75th Anniversary Exhibition
    Friday, May 10, 2019 10:12 AM

    Often tagged “the Ansel Adams of Florida,” photographer Clyde Butcher has made for himself a big reputation based on big black-and-white nature images taken with big cameras. The J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge will be hosting and mounting a special Clyde Butcher exhibition starting Nov. 13, as part of the refuge’s 75th anniversary celebration.

  • Painted Reusable Bailey's Grocery Bags by Local Artists Benefit F.I.S.H.
    Tuesday, May 07, 2019 3:58 PM

    For nearly 10 years, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League challenged artists to create a uniquely painted, reusable Bailey’s General Store grocery bag for auction in support of F.I.S.H. of SANCAP. Each of the 36 bags were designed and painted by local artists and displayed at Bailey’s for shoppers to admire and bid on.

  • Pastels by Bennett on Display at Sanibel Congregational UCC
    Monday, May 06, 2019 1:59 PM

    Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, exhibits the work of fine artists with local ties throughout the year. Pastels by Suzanne G. Bennett will be on view and for sale in May and June.

  • Artist ‘In Residence’ Program Kicks Off ‘Ding’ 75th Anniversary
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:34 AM

    Working from his studio at Blind Pass on Sanibel Island, wildlife artist Ed Anderson, from Boise, Idaho, will be participating in an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is hosting the program as part of the refuge’s 75th anniversary celebration running through Dec. 1, 2020.

  • Sanibel Captiva Trust Award Presented at Mastersingers
    Monday, April 08, 2019 8:00 AM

    BONITA SPRINGS – The final Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers concert of the season was held on Friday, April 5 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, where Dr. Zack Stanton was awarded the inaugural Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Prize in Choral Composition. Over 200 entries were submitted nationwide and Dr. Stanton’s work Before You Kissed Me (text by poet Sara Teasdale) was chosen as the winner by Artistic Director, Jeff Faux.

  • SanCap Art League Hosting Season's Final Art On Veranda
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:00 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Art League invites the public to its Art on the Veranda from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Bailey’s General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way. SanCap Art League award-winning artists will feature their original works, ranging from watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, collage and more – all of which are for sale. Style and subjects are diverse and there is always a lot of local-interest art. This will be the final Art on the Veranda of the season. Learn more at sancapart.com.

  • Father of Timeshare Introducing Biography at MacIntosh Books
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 12:48 PM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper will host Keith Trowbridge and Barbara Hill Freeman, authors of “Time to Share: The Adventurous Life of The Father of Timeshare,” for an interview-style program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the bookshop, 3278 Palm Ridge Rd. Trowbridge and Freeman will be signing copies of the new book during the event, as well.

  • Learn How To Write Life Story, Capture Memories at Sanibel Library
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:59 AM

    Linda Abbott will present “The Joy of Life Story Writing” at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Rd.

    Our memories and stories are one of the most precious gifts we can share with our children and grandchildren,” said Abbott, founder of Never Forget Legacies. “But many people don’t know how to get started on writing their life stories, or are overwhelmed by the thought.”

  • Ding Film Series Concludes With 'Saving Atlantis'
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:21 PM

    The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series winds up its biweekly showings with Saving Atlantis at 1 p.m. April 3 in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center.

  • R.S. Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of March Photo Contest
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:02 PM

    The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s March photo contest is Marianne Pasqual. The theme of the contest was “Palms in Black and White.” Submitted photos were posted on R.S. Walsh’s In The Garden Facebook and Instagram pages and at the company’s Sanibel garden center. Visitors to the Facebook and Instagram pages and the garden center were able to vote on their favorites. Pasqual’s photo received the most votes. The photo was taken on Sanibel Island at the Island Inn. She said right after she took the photo, she and her mother enjoyed the hammocks and the palm trees provided just enough shade to sway in the sun. She will receive a $50 gift certificate to In The Garden and her photo will be printed in local newspapers.  Honorable mentions go to Marletta Short, Laurie Hafener, Darrell Burton, and Cliff Beittel.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 PM
    Hailed as the first brass group ever to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet, the New York Brass Arts Trio will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Sanibel Congregational U.C.C., 2050 Periwinkle Way.
  • Early Music Ensemble Brings the Baroque Back to Life for Island Music Lovers
    Monday, March 18, 2019 3:34 PM

    A stunning chamber music ensemble from the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston treated Islanders to a one-of-a-kind musical experience, March 12 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Brought to the Island via the auspices of the Sanibel Music Festival, the group performed repertoire from vibrant corners of the Baroque repertoire on period instruments and authentic reproductions of period instruments.

  • ‘Star Crossed Lovers in Opera’ Makes For Great Drama, Music
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:57 PM

    The Sanibel Music Festival will present Opera Theater of Connecticut’s program “Star Crossed Lovers in Opera” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Sanibel Congregational U.C.C., 2050 Periwinkle Way.

  • ‘Singing Sondheim on Sanibel’ Is Part of Music Festival
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:50 PM

    The Sanibel Music Festival will present Opera Theater of Connecticut’s program “Singing Sondheim on Sanibel” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Sanibel Congregational U.C.C., 2050 Periwinkle Way.

  • Bank of the Islands Promotes SCCF Art Drawing
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:57 PM

    Art lovers are encouraged to stop by Bank of the Islands’ Sanibel office to view a signed limited print of the late Ikki Matsumoto's "Six Dolphins.” Matsumoto has been recognized posthumously as the 2018-2019 Prize Recipient for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation “Ding” Darling Brush of Excellence Environmental Art Program. It will be on display at the bank through March 14 and will travel to the Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair March 15-16 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.

  • Acclaimed Astralis Ensemble Performing On Captiva
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:09 PM
    The Captiva Civic Association presents the Astralis Ensemble, an innovative and dynamic ensemble performing with much acclaim across the globe. The ensemble trio is composed of Angela Massey (Flute), Troy Chang (Cello) and Katherine Siochi (Harp). This “At Dusk” Concert features works by Arthur Foote, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saëns and Maurice Ravel.
  • Local, International Contemporary Art On Display At Captiva Civic Center
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:00 PM

    The Captiva Civic Association will present “Island Contemporary,” a group exhibition highlighting local and international contemporary art works by critically acclaimed and historical relevant master artists, alongside local and emerging talents. This show is a museum style fine art exhibition brought back for a fifth year at the Captiva Civic Center. All exhibiting art works are available for purchase with a portion of proceeds from works sold going to benefit the Captiva Civic Association.

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