7 hrs ago
Sanibel chef named 2013 Chef of the Year
Who is the top chef in Southwest Florida? According to the Southwest Florida Chefs Association, it's Jacques Perry.
11 hrs ago
Fishing Best Bets: Weather too nice for a big bite
Interactive map: Fishing best bets in Southwest Florida While folks "up north" experienced white-out football games and massive highway pileups in ice storms, spoiled local anglers complained the weekend weather was too balmy.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
First round of beach maintenance projects wrap up with more to come
Kerry Sanders of Jupiter walked by about 100 gulls and black skimmers loafing Tuesday morning on a section of beach at the end of Captiva's Andy Rosse Lane.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Red drift algae could pile up on beaches this year
Mounds of red blanketed Southwest Florida's white sandy beaches in 2006 and 2007, an unwelcoming sight to visitors and long-time resident Diane Cortese.
The Doings Weekly
A look at the history of Sanibel and Captiva Islands
If you are seeking a beautiful destination for your next vacation, you may want to consider a trip to Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Good cause results by the numbers
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is just one of six nonprofits that received $350 courtesy of the Veranda, from May 1 through Oct. 31, for its work in feeding the hungry in Southwest Florida.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Tropicalia History: Steamship carried bit of everything
Steamship Line. George and Andrew Kinzie launched a steamship business in 1904 and transported tourists, travelers, mail and produce.
Man may have found fossilized lion bone
State fossil expert Richard Hulbert has studied thousands of prehistoric specimens but he had never seen one like this.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Fri Dec 06, 2013
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Condos, villas and suites may be the ticket for reunions
Family reunions are just around the corner for many. Planning for this type of trip is important, as these reunions that offer opportunities to reconnect, catch up on each other's lives and have fun together can also be tricky to arrange successfully.
Naples Daily News
Chairpersons named for Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest
Elaine Hawkins and Dorothy Fitzgerald have been named chairpersons of the 2014 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest event.
Southwest Florida Holiday Bazaars
Purchase one-of-a-kind works in pottery, fused glass, jewelry, holiday items and more.
Once popular Bonita Springs shopping plaza gains tenants
Before Estero's Coconut Point mall and Naples' Mercato, there was The Promenade at Bonita Bay.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Cape Cod Fish Co. Seafood in Fort Myers cooked like they did up North
Joseph Faria is a smart man. A Rhode Island native, Faria spotted a gap in New England-style seafood restaurants around the Iona-McGregor area of south Fort Myers.
Travel journalists will see the best Lee County has to offer this holiday season
The holiday season is both merry and bright in Southwest Florida. The weather is gorgeous, the water is warm -- even meteor showers producing up to 100 meteors per hour are headed our way next week.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Naples Daily News
Recording Artist Whitney Wolanin Visits Sanibel School
This story is contributed by a member of the Naples community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Naples Daily News Students at the Sanibel School got a special treat last week as Grammy-nominated recording artist Whitney Wolanin dropped in to pay them a visit.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Southwest Florida's Beaches
Southwest Florida is famous for its Gulf beaches, and there are a wide variety to choose from.
The beach may be the first hot spot that comes to mind when you think of our area, but Southwest Florida is home to fascinating museums, wonderful children's attractions, outdoor adventures and destinations for history buffs.
Southwest Florida chamber connections
The chamber recently announced the dates for the 2013 Luminary Weekend -- festivities will take place on Sanibel Dec. 6 and on Captiva Dec. 7. Visitors and residents are invited to mark their calendars for this very special event.