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  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:30 PM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending Aug. 10, 2018:

  • Singers Invited to Join BIG ARTS Community Chorus
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:45 AM

    BIG ARTS Community Chorus is seeking singers to join the non-auditioned choral class open to all ages and abilities. The only requirements are a commitment to attend weekly rehearsals and practice the music. Director Ellen Whitten graduated from Ohio University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and earned her Master of Music from Georgia State University. She has more than 30 years of choral experience.

  • Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:00 AM

    The Sanibel Public Library reopened Wednesday, Aug. 1, for normal hours of operation after being closed for its “Your Library Reimagined” project. The interim main entrance is now located on the west side of the building, as renovations continue.

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Monday, July 30, 2018 1:06 PM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending July 28, 2018:


  • POETRY PLACE: Life Clock
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:00 AM

    About the poem: Inspired by a clock with disappearing numbers to indicate endangered species vanishing, this poem is a metaphor for the passage of time and the inevitability of change.

  • BIG ARTS Revising Strauss Theater Program; Seeking Public Input
    Friday, July 13, 2018 12:47 PM

    BIG ARTS has announced it will revise its Strauss Theater program in response to consistent yearly financial losses, as well as consider improvements to the theater facility on Periwinkle Way.

    Friday, July 13, 2018 7:00 AM
    As a child, eyes barely above the counter, wide with wonder, I watch a pizza maker throw and stretch a lump of sticky, dimpled dough. Swirls it like a flying saucer and flings it into summer air. Spinning out, the circle expands. He pulls the piece flat and full at the edges, dresses dough in tomato sauce and chunks of moist mozzarella. 

    As he opens the door to the giant metal oven, a blast of heat and the crusty aroma of pizza rushes out. He slides the pie on a flat wooden pallet into the cavern to bake, bubble and brown. Crisp crust mixed with salt air from the bay rolls back the years as I bite into a slice, careful not to burn my tongue.
  • POETRY PLACE: Save Gulf, Beach and Bay
    Thursday, July 05, 2018 6:00 AM

    About the poem: This poem has an immediacy because red tide is reported in the Gulf. One word lines rhyme and form are meant to draw attention to the impact of this issue.

  • Santa Fe IFAM Marks 15 Years of Art and Impact
    Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00 PM

    SANTA FE, N.M. —In July 2004, 61 master folk artists from 36 countries ventured to this high-desert city to share in a then untested proposition that creativity, prosperity and community wellbeing could be realized through the art of the handmade.

  • POETRY PLACE: Driftwood
    Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00 AM

    About the poem: Repurposing driftwood to create art and bring nature into the home is the inspiration for this poem.

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Friday, June 29, 2018 7:00 AM
    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending June 29, 2018:
  • Betsy Conrad Is Featured Artist For Two Months at SCUCC
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:16 PM

    Each month throughout the year, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ exhibits the work of one or more fine artists with local ties. Watercolors by Betsy Conrad will be on view in Fellowship Hall throughout July and August.

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:04 PM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending June 22, 2018:

  • SC Photographer Chosen for Florida Photographed Publication
    Monday, June 25, 2018 2:23 PM

    A photo by Chuck Larsen, a resident of Sanibel, was selected to be part of the Photographed Edition of the Florida Weekly, published the week of June 22. Each year Florida Weekly searches the state for the best photographs for the special edition.

    The photo of diving pelicans was taken on the beach from Somerset at the Reef condos on West Gulf Drive. Eddie Raddatz of Florida Weekly who curated the selections, cites the "profound reverence of the fine art of photography" in the photos selected.

    "I've watched Pelicans diving before, but one day I noticed they were in precise formation. The lead would dive and the others would follow in order", said Larsen, who contributes photographs for the Santiva Chronicle during the year.

  • POETRY PLACE: June 11 San Francisco
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 AM

    About the poem: The city has endless opportunities for inspiration. Here is one.

  • POETRY PLACE: Island Man
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:00 AM

    About the poem: When I walk the neighborhood and see how hard the laborers are working it reminds me of my dad who always held two jobs and worked with his hands. On Father’s Day, I want to honor all hard working fathers.

  • POETRY PLACE: Dear Helene
    Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:00 AM
    About the poem: We all remember our first heartbreak and what we may have learned. I have tried to explore that in this poem.
  • POETRY PLACE: Ode to a Horse
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00 AM

    About the poem: There is nothing like horses grazing in a spring pasture. Thus the poem hopes to capture the tension of confinement and freedom. The last line may open to a new interpretation of the poem.

  • Bank of the Islands Hosts Buck Ward Photography Exhibit
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 5:03 PM

    Bank of the Islands is pleased to announce it will be showcasing the photography of Buck Ward in its Sanibel office from June 4 through 18.

    Mr. Ward’s photographs of Florida’s Gulf Coast, particularly those captured on Sanibel, are truly breathtaking,” said Bank of the Islands Vice President Sanibel-Captiva Office Manager Willy Ocasio. “We invite our customers and neighbors to stop by our Sanibel office to see some examples of his work. What a great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank!”

  • Sanibel Artist Exhibiting Works at Community House
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:57 PM

    Sanibel Captiva Art League member Jane Hudson is currently exhibiting her artwork in June and July at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The public is invited to view this talented local artist’s paintings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. San Cap Art League is the islands local art league which encompasses information about weekly Plein Aire, activities, newsletters, membership and so much more. For More Information visit

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