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  • 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

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:02 PM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending May 25, 2018:

  • POETRY PLACE: Memorial
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:00 AM

    About the poem: The metaphor for this poem is loss and remembrance. As I walked on the beach I began to think of the tide as an overwhelming sadness accompanied by the sounds of wind and surf.

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:57 AM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending May 18, 2018:

  • POETRY PLACE: One in Three
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:08 PM

    How do you play the odds

    when you don’t know the risk?

    A roll of the dice, a kiss on the lips,

    A relationship, all smiles and bliss.

  • POETRY PLACE: A Mother's Wish for the Wedding
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:00 AM

    About the poem: When my daughter was married this spring, I was asked to write and recite a poem at the ceremony. They called me “Mother Laureate” which challenged me to get the words right.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • This Week’s Island Bestsellers
    Monday, May 07, 2018 5:39 PM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending May 4, 2018:

  • POETRY PLACE: Fire in the Woods
    Saturday, May 05, 2018 10:43 AM

    About the poem: In spring, the earth renews itself much as what happens after fire destroys. When I read that Thoreau set fire to the woods I knew I had to raise that question in a poem.

  • Photographer Holly Badger English Is May Artist at SCUCC
    Friday, May 04, 2018 1:49 AM

    Each month throughout the year, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ exhibits the work of one or more fine artists with local ties. Photographs by Holly Badger English are currently on view in Fellowship Hall.

  • BIG ARTS Offers Summer Camp To Students Beginning In June
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:54 PM

    Elementary, middle and high school students will be completely immersed in the arts during BIG ARTS’ annual summer camp.

  • This Week’s Island Bestsellers
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:07 AM

    This Week’s Island Bestsellers

  • POETRY PLACE: Last Look
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:00 AM
    About the poem: As Seasons shift and life changes, this poem begins with the view from the porch and then defines

    a moment that brings closure. Life is always in the details.
  • Two Fascinating Exhibitions Open May 2 At BIG ARTS
    Friday, April 20, 2018 12:07 PM

    BIG ARTS will host two fascinating exhibitions by aspiring young artists and those with physical limitations throughout May. Open Doors and Art by the disABLED open Tuesday, May 2, with a reception and appearances by artists Friday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • This Week's Island Bestsellers
    Friday, April 20, 2018 11:00 AM

    MacIntosh Books & Paper, 2330 Palm Ridge Rd., bestsellers for the week ending April 20, 2018

  • POETRY PLACE: Easing Distance
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:01 AM

    Plane ascends and I am easing distance,

    distance between a mother and child.

  • Gulfshore Opera Announces Season Five
    Monday, April 16, 2018 12:29 PM

    Gulfshore Opera plans two full operas and a variety of vocal music concerts for 2018-19 season. The opera company celebrates its fifth year of serving the three coastal counties of southwest Florida. 

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