contents FEATURE 8 THE INNS OF SANIBEL Four unique properties with their own distinct personalities offer island getaways for travelers of all varieties departments 6 GREETINGS 14 SPECIAL OCCASIONS 16 BEAUTY SPA 22 CAMERA READY 26 SAVOR Capture milestone memories Scenic spots saying I do Find ways to escape, relax, and restore at Sanibel Day Spa 18 Book the perfect pampering The Tween Waters 23 GOLF TENNIS Dunes Golf Tennis Club welcomes resort guests A guide dining on Captiva Outlets 20 TO YOUR HEALTH 36 SHOPPING Handy information if you ever need a doctor 2 IN-ROOM MAGAZINE 2022 Stock your kitchen away from home just click Jerrys Foods 38 Periwinkle Places garden-like setting offers true retail therapy 40 Sealife by CongressTM reflects living 42 Shop gift items Suncatchers Dream 44 childrens clothing, water toys, fun merchandise these shops 46 Fashion style 54 59 48 EXPLORE Admire Islands natural beauty Tarpon Bay Explorers 50 Theres always something new see J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge 52 Visit one-time homes two legendary inventors Edison Ford Winter Estates BIKING Get out explore islands 55 PLACES INTEREST 57 HOUSES WORSHIP 58 ENVIRONMENTAL SHELLING 62 EVENTS Treasures sea Tips coexisting nature 60 NATURAL WONDERS Top events not miss How many creatures will spy during visit 64 MAPS AND CAPTIVA 3 INN GENERAL MANAGER Bill Wellman 937 East Gulf Drive Sanibel, Florida 33957 239-472-3181 SONG SEA 863 239-472-2220 SEASIDE 541 239-472-1400 SUNSET BEACH 3287 West 239-472-1700 DUNES CLUB Brian Kautz 949 Sand Castle Road 239-472-3355 From left General Manager, Inn, Sunset Beach Song Sea Seaside Inn GROUP PUBLISHER Daniela J. Jaeger CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jason Jones EDITOR PROOFREADER Beth Luberecki CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Klaudia Balogh, Emily Benson, Francesca Block, Kevin Haslam, Luberecki, Lisa Wilson PHOTOGRAPHERS Nick Adams, William R. Cox, SALES MARKETING Friedrich N. TOTI MEDIA, INC. P.O. Box 1227 239-472-0205 Jaeger, Founder Guy Tober, Chairman PresidentC.O.O. CONTACT US totimedia.comcontactus PUBLISHERS Times RSW LIVING Bonita Estero GULF MAIN Cape Coral Living Inns Copyright Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No part this publication may be reproduced without written permission publisher. Opinions expressed contributors are necessarily those S Bring Your Dreams Paradise Life opportunity experience club lifestyle scheduled seasonal dinner parties, comedy nights, trivia live entertainment, dancing. Nestled within stunning wildlife preserve that has been sanctioned Audubon Society, 18-hole championship golf course was masterfully designed 10-time PGA Tour winner world-renowned designer Mark McCumber. clubhouse, its bright airy spaces connect nature, is place relax drink or bite eat. Shopping favorite activities islands. Our resorts easy access so wonderful restaurants, like ones found Place, where can find everything stylish wear fine jewelry collectibles spa services. Just across Causeway, best values more than brands. It my hope visiting one our inns vacation, quick getaway, social event an outstanding develop lasting stay Island. On behalf entire team, who dedicated providing every guest idyllic experience, thank staying us. We look forward seeing again soon. Until then, take mini-vacation back corner paradise Facebook Instagram pages what were up Sincerely, unny skies, sparkling seas, silky sand, shells allure Sanibel. Situated along Mexico, four resorts--Sanibel Sea, Inn--celebrate life in paradise. spacious accommodations awe-inspiring views provide ideal hideaway. Next door, exclusive charming South romantic getaway. With gracious, nostalgic style, honors vintage cottage character 1960s Florida. features tropical acres swaying palms miles shell-laden shoreline, mention spectacular sunset views. Whether first another happy return, excited welcome you, Im confident friendly hospitality staff make vacations ever. love challenge integrating gracious guests. Those familiar notice how we continually polish exterior spaces. Lusciously maintained landscaping brings properties, beautiful nighttime lighting winds throughout Inn. cozy fire table enhances sipping evening cocktail enjoying light poolside Island Time. Dantes Restaurant continues earn high marks full breakfast menu focused creative dishes inspired coal-fired oven. And whether yearn tool around bicycles, enjoy eco-tours other organized activities, waves paddleboard, poolside, ready serve you. Guests any have Sport Social Membership partner property, Club. This benefit gives complimentary use courts driving range reduced greens fees rentals, as well Manager BY BETH LUBERECKI f name hotel indication whats store after check in, then wont disappoint. Their names alone magical Boutique-like set Mexico Island, slightly different experiences, but they thing common truly tranquil getaway service. As general manager, oversees operations resorts. man impressive background industry, hes ensuring overall top-notch. That means he his constantly enhance settings, thats through carefully adds additions updates such path now Sea. Weve invested heavily it desired eye appeal expect when get accommodations, says Wellman. grounds, updating maintenance gorgeous trees garden areas, pool areas walkways beach--we want ensure no small detail goes unattended, really seem appreciate about properties. 9 C entered L-shaped heated swimming framed feathery palms, largest 93 rooms, suites, two-bedroom condos. Its lush, helps immediately shift into island-getaway mode moment arrive. pool, paths wind lush landscape 600 feet beach, strewn thousands seashells. Here chairs, umbrellas, towels await loll sands day taking view glistening Gulf. same watery vista only enjoyed shore, gulf front guestroom well. wish exercise lounging beach thrilled brand-new pickleball Har-Tru tennis court available rackets balls. Dont bocce ball courts, which big hit When comes dining, highly acclaimed food beverage experiences. Time Bar Grill bites cocktails, while substantial fare 10 R omantic melodious, top choice couples honeymooners prefer intimate accommodations. 30 rooms--all kitchenettes--have British Colonial decor feature terra-cotta tiles plantation shutters create private, enchanted retreat. receive bottle wine upon arrival, morning, continental served buffet-style lobby terrace. beachfront hot tub, shuffleboard also play round game special rates 11 T hose search Old seaside charm hideaway, nestled shore near Lighthouse. character, 32 including suites cottages kitchens. even court, popular Floridas heyday. Extra touches include spread morning help themselves whatever theyd like--and, course, waking steps sand. 12 et foliage 350 sandy white spot gazing over Mexico. But before ends, plenty offer, pools island. two-story buildings, reminiscent midcentury modern architecture, rooms suites. property pets limited number pet-dedicated rooms. Considered wide amenities, balls, plus rental kayaks, paddleboards grills beachside barbecues. family-owned group resorts, know importance exactly looking for, explains. dont try everyones vacation destination, rather cater families original, authentic unlike other. 13 Idyllic Weddings scenic M dream tying knot picture-perfect setting. If wedding fantasy, sister variety locations ceremonies receptions style. Hold ceremony shell-strewn shores blessed Mexico--and photographs. Or exchange vows lake Club, grants sports membership stay. Lake boasts plush, secluded lawn area surrounded flowers palm overlooks lake. perfectly located advantage Sanibels glorious sunsets backdrop both accompanying photos. For smaller weddings, hold reception indoors elegant Clubhouse. recently renovated space dramatic seat 70 comfortably. party outside Outdoor Pavilion. Up 130 seated gather here cocktails terrace intimate, all-weather enclosure. larger celebration, 18th Hole tented location capacity matter choose Dunes, youll making commitment each amidst incredible protected Society 160 rolling green hills, lakes, trees. past years, trusted day. clubs certified planner, award-winning executive chef, exceptional work together nuptials surpass expectations. They components reception, audiovisual services, photography flowers, music, linens, bakery transportation, outings, bringing pieces couple. planning contact Dana Swanson theinnsofsanibel.comweddings-events. 15 EMILY XXXXXXX BENSON XXXXXXXXX W andvoccient fue credo, Gerfecrum me cotiam inescape, vis. Ad se publis, poeriss edestio hum tabem aus Something Everybody XXXXX hether way someone, friends, alone, trip salon ultimate escape. tranquility meets restorative treatments Spa. Locally owned operated 31 full-service staple community, offering traditional contemporary balance mind, body, spirit. destination island, occupies 4,000-square-foot facility prominently Place private treatment four-chair pedicure room, salon. expanded second room facials, massages, body side-byside, owner Pam Attuso. Couples groups unwind together, seeking solitude too deep tissue exfoliating scrubs, oil drips, reflexology island-inspired microdermabrasion, dermablading, microneedling, state-of-the-art inspire levels relaxation. At salon, experienced hairstylists, makeup artists, manicurists feel pampered head toe. side-by-side. --Pam Attuso Owner looks welcoming time PHOTOS DANIELA JAEGER Walking spa, discover serene atmosphere sanctuary calls home. away, spa-goers extend local shops, stopping lunch neighboring restaurant, sunshine spas deck. caters occasion, bridal honeymoons, family reunions, corporate events, trips, girls mommy-and-me outings. Private parties memorable experience. Spa, relaxation awaits. Benson native Southwest Floridian enjoys writing people organizations call region IF YOU GO 2075 Way, Unit 24 239-395-2220 FRANCESCA BLOCK Rejuvenating Body Soul Specializing services continue learning gaining expertise care, Pailess team motivated go extra mile customers personalized Pailes. Pailes her talents weddings events. notes, excitement contagious--and there nothing fulfilling being approach earned strong reputation quality why clients come time, residents vacationers, cannot wait back. Block resident current student Princeton University, studying journalism, public affairs, international relations, Chinese. dreaming about. Relaxation well-being heart Georgie Pailes, operator. cherish role happen. Thai, tissue, stone massages revitalizing facials notes everyone Waters. since 2008. years aesthetician massage therapist, knows successful dedication holistic Each service aimed allowing rejuvenate soul, soon step inside. subtle decor, plays off Mother Natures hues warm tones, instills sense calm belonging. Behind scenes, trained members beyond ordinary. client, says. 15951 Drive, tween-waters.comrelax 239-472-5161 800-223-5865 COURTESY AT TWEEN WATERS Health Needs doctor, hospital, pharmacy sland Pharmacy celebrating business. 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There several offices specialists listed website. immediately, Wait Center times Although plans emergency hospital unexpected major provider Lee Health, consists acute hospitals -- Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Coast Hospital specialty hospitals--Golisano Childrens Rehabilitation Hospital. Emergency Services operates level II adult trauma center, pediatric emergency, transport. Medicine, 9981 S. Dr., 239-343-6690 Trauma 2776 Cleveland Ave., 239-343-2000 KLAUDIA BALOGH Creating photographs videos capture moments Adams most. creativity photography, Seeing couple wedding--and photos--is most rewarding part. Adamss career began London. 1993. While working cruise ships, met Lori, vacationing Delaware, Ohio. moved England, married Photography. 1998, videography. His studio behind-the-scenes work--editing, framing, post-wedding production--but photo shoots. Everything happens in-house, Over able fully functioning workshop here. What say motherof-the-bride, Susie Phelps, daughter Kellys photos She sent sneak peek jaw dropped Downright shared say, You photographer couldnt agree knew chosen correctly. much fun. theme Photography fit bill. last, booth ... Learn 239-395-7671. Balogh regular contributor Media. ith 25 behind camera lens, right angles, lighting, precise essence event. photographers professionalism quality. think, difference between photographers, good under circumstances, situations. key success original thinking, finding angles portray familys personality. NICK ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY FAIRWAY OR COURT kinds sun Islands. might pick racket. sport included reservation duration So urge strikes links little competition. SERVE IT UP spend some serving volleying options. resurfaced desk assist scheduling time. Since Blackwood Academy, packages instructional clinics, camps, lessons ages abilities. learn skill, improve game, fun, professionals academy paradise, Blackwood, cofounder Academy. concierge match appropiate skill level. didnt bring racket equipment available. temporary entitles discounts apparel. adding offerings summer 2022. addition, on-site use. An upgrade end 2020 resulted newly addition courts. TEE 5,600-yard holes laid styles nine bit layout, backside Society. well-maintained bunkers, breathtaking foliage. Keep alligators, birds, wildlife. Players Professionals hone games. Lessons Nolan Henke, three-time winner, great sharpen skills. short abundant challenging nearly hole, Henke. Resort golf, clubs, hour daily p.m. discount bar purchases calendar entertainment. options DINING DETAILS Dining Room assortment crisp salads, homemade soups, sandwiches, burgers, entres, lounge provides Year opened 1973 Designed McCumber Fairways Bermuda Greens TifEagle Holes Par Tee marker 5,606 yds ratingslope 68.8129 5,249 mens 67.5120 ladies 72.4138 III 4,913 66.1115, 70.4129 IV 3,997 62.0105, 65.5109 V 3,207 yds. 59.696, 57.694 Amenities Practice green, carts Memberships memberships Full Sports, Social, Corporate. fresh seafood tasty cheeseburgers seriously pizza WHERE DINE 20350 Summerlin 239-454-1974, 239-558-4429, 239-472-2535, Shops 2057 239-395-1914, venture elsewhere area, suit palate craving. serves beverages bar. Dinner highlights starters meatball sliders fried calamari. Coal-fired wings baby ribs choices, Italian selections chicken Parmesan sandwich calzones pasta tiramisu dessert. Families share own. delicious pies--Margherita, Capricciosa, Quattro Formaggi, others--score diners. Grill. eating alfresco lunch. stay, nearby Clubhouse handsome wood patio. Highlights coconut shrimp, Oriental salad, fish tacos, steak sandwich. excuse stop sip classic Bloody Mary, Moscow mule, margarita. Draft bottled beer glass offered. Views waterside hole amazing add fans catch tournaments sporting clubhouses televisions. Fridays season, restaurant open dinner. Shops, busiest thoroughfare, Chicos, Blue Giraffe Pinocchios ice cream Enjoy delights, fountains, gardens stroll center. Outlets, shopping meal. Java Cafe, coffee beverages, pastries, smoothies, scoops Love Boat Ice Cream. gallery showcasing handcrafted jewelry, artwork, decor. tavern feel, pastas, pizzas, entres osso bucco piccata. Bluwave Lobster House ways, whole lobsters king crab legs pan-roasted grouper seared scallops. youve burgers brain, Cheeburger 1950s-style eats. forget French fries, onion rings, indulgent milkshake Cafe 27 EPICURIOUS Key BBreakfast, LLunch, DDinner, SBSunday Brunch, BWBeer Wine, CCocktails, EEntertainment, BFBanquet Facilities, RReservations Accepted KEYLIME BISTRO ON CANTINA Nacho Madres Mexican. inside, serape colors, piatas, terra-cotta-tiled floors, adobe-style walls subtly suggest gone south border. 14970 Captiva. 239-472-0248, L, D, C, Changes Fooditude. picket fence cheery blue canopies give setting, outdoor music Jimmy Buffett beat. eclectic walnut-crusted snapper, sausage peppers, escargots baked cheese tomato. 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, 239-395-4000, B, E, LATTE DA COFFEE ICE CREAM SHOP CROWS NEST BAR GRILLE Great Food, Fun spot. appetizers, flatbreads, wings, always-popular spinach-and-artichoke dip, savory Saltimbocca, prepared sage leaves, lemon ricotta, prosciutto-wrapped linguine. Live entertainment hopping. ext. 423, Once Upon coffees, extrastrong Red Eye Coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, sweet tooth indulge Queenies locally cream, milkshakes, sundaes. 11508 239-472-0234, D. OLD HOUSE DOC FORDS RUM FloridaNew American. Chef Greg Nelsons always-changing centers bounty season fish. promises breakfasts flair. Wines list complement presentations, takes breath away. 239472-5161 421, BF, Story Continues. Building continued success, based novelist Randy Wayne Whites fictional Doc doors Seas Resort. Start Docs Bread consider panko-crusted dry-rubbed rib-eye steak. 5400 Plantation Road, 239-312-4275, docfordscaptiva. com. BW, RC OTTERS Otterly multitude choices daunting. Steamed clams, baskets, quesadillas, meatloaf sure satisfy cravings. Diners seven days week 11506 239-395-1142, E. 28 SUNSHINE SEAFOOD CAF WINE Inspired Bistro. charming, caf European touch. wood-grilled rack lamb blackened salmon, perhaps pecan-crusted goat salad. seating 14900 239-472-6200, CIELO Creative American Cuisine. sophistication evident restaurants tasteful menus. signature Cielo-tini, gin Curaao cocktail. appetizers PEI mussels, calamari, charcuterie. Entres buco, Dungeness ravioli, jumbo lump topping list. Wrap selection after-dinner scotches, cognacs, ports. Scott McDonald piano 1244 239-472-5555, SB, breakfast, lunch, dinner, 7am8pm. featured items. Gluten-free bread buns request. beers wines. Coquina Coffee 7 a.m. 4 grocery history excellence. Customers priority, works hard exceptional. market determined deliver perishables, convenience, competitive pricing, neighborhood makes shop local, eat healthy, organic, cant order online pickup delivery 1700 239-472-9300, LIGHTHOUSE Novel Local folk joined White Ford, seller entres. skip mojito. 2500 239-472-8311, BF. Worlds Best Breakfast. Residents six decades, why. Ocean Frittata seasoned scallops, crabmeat, sauted broccoli mushrooms topped artichoke creamy Alfredo sauce. Lighthouse Grouper Platter pictures historic lighthouse line walls. Call-ahead 362 239-472-0303, BW. NORMANDIE Not Member Problem classic, relaxing landscaping, grill twist. Try sandwich, portabella burger. 239-4723355, ISLAND COW Bovine Bounty. massive omelets pasta, beef joint, cow references. dinners choice, unless omelets. Check bar, drinks, Mango Sangria. 2163 239-472-0606, C. Indulge Yourself. Located Wind side Bananaberry Toast Omelet among favorites Colombian artisan whole-leaf teas. Relax cafs old-world Curry Chicken Salad Pressed Cuban Sandwich flair, pair extensive 3345 239-472-1541 310, PINOCCHIOS ORIGINAL ITALIAN JERRYS FOODS Serving meat department well-known Captiva, Caf Dining. tradition 1980, handcrafts frozen confections batches. mecca foodies please palates gelato, sorbet, sherbet, yogurt custard. Choose 130-plus flavors generous portions. 33, 239-472-6566, GRILL Color. typical pub fare--juicy spicy Buffalo wings--and more. Youll bartenders often-soughtbut-never-found vibe, explains popularity 703 239-472-4453, RESTAURANT DANTES Culinary Luminary. Breakfast bagel burritos, toast caramelized bananas mango syrup. burger, panini. seafood, 239-5790195. THISTLE LODGE Victorian Rendezvous. cuisine black grouper, oven-roasted coquelet, herbcrusted rack, yellowtail snapper trappings, almost table. Casa Ybel Resort, 2255 239-472-9200, TIMBERS FISH MARKET Dine Do Favorites platters, crabcakes lump. Fresh menu. Be adjacent market. 239-395-2722, timbersofsanibel. TRADERS Experience. Traders emporium Tuesday Thursday evenings. gumbo, pan-seared crabcakes, macadamiaencrusted grouper. 1551 239-472-7242, T2 New Favorite. Opened owners Wine dishes, trendy tacos coastal-inspired classics. rotating craft draft selection, envy lively dcor. seating, shop, anytime between. 2340 239-558-8919, OFF OUTLETS CHEEBURGER Blast Past. casual start singles, doubles, triples ohso-tasty accompaniments root floats. still finish meal scoop two. Myers. 239362-3525, COAL FIRED KITCHEN Bold, Fresh, Modern. shrimp scampi, bucco, penne alla vodka Coal-oven pizzas Order accompany 239-9708797, dantescoalfiredpizza.comdantes-kitchen. 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Birthshell Melissa Congress, Jewelers, Roberto Coin Salon JEWELERS Salon. known designs 1977. creator blending modernity tradition, creates single absolute freedom magnify personality it. slice Italy jeweler treasure coins, worlds lines, custom design, repair, appraisals, buying selling estate 35 239-472-4177 41 KEVIN HASLAM SUNCATCHERS DREAM MORE THAN YEARS t late October 2005. Daniel Thompson, five true--to shop. Nature plans. Hurricane Wilma--the intense cyclone recorded Atlantic basin--was looming. Yet Jim Cantore Weather Channel showed day, Thompson said. bad sign shows up. because supposed far ended losing power. storm, ago. must-see grown spot, stocking not-so-common certainly wouldnt old coastal Amazon. purchase handmade wooden boxes candles, chimes, and, suncatchers window garden. stepping world, having run Pier 1 Imports Pittsburgh Karen Johnson Holly Christensen, founder Dune Jewelry Moira Yon Garcia DUNE JEWELRY CO. 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TBE conducts paddling boat tours. rents boats fishing passengers rookery watch flocks coming roost. wild oneof-a-kind LISA WILSON Stroll twenty Explore N estled Caloosahatchee River, winter famous Thomas Henry 15,000-square-foot inventions museum, botanic laboratory 17,000 tested Edisons rubber research project, study, caretakers houses, house--all botanical world 1947, Mina deeded Estate goal legacy alive. added later starting 1990, could estates. Today, tourist 220,000 annually. locals concerts, opportunities, year. nonprofit organization, awards, Stewardship Award Trust Historic Preservation Garden Clubs Award. official project Save Treasures, Landmark, Register Site. Botanic Research Laboratory Chemical Landmark. except Thanksgiving Christmas 530 until month December Holiday Nights. estates enter Enter restored Edison, Harvey Firestone worked side. 53 Pedaling bicycle bicycle-friendly rel atively flat--meaning workout kill you-- shared-use system breezes cool smooth asphalt bike fact, leave cars around. Before pedaling consult maps cover. marked cyclist icon. ends bridge Blind Pass connects riding road, narrow shoulder cyclists safely cautiously pedal. smart plan route tackle longer ride handle, young children. use, encounter pedestrians, in-line skaters, skateboards, moms strollers, leashes, bicyclists. courteous yield others speed. train de France. Most important, though, bicycling exhilarating. ease, Lighthouse, cafes outing. Adult however, Segway Billys Rentals Baileys, both. culture, BICYCLING TIPS Apply bug spray Slather sunscreen reapply needed avoid sunburn. Hydrate prevent heat exhaustion, unable dog buggy, canopy positioned shade. Wear helmet required law under. Ride right, pass left, audible passing. others, file traveling opposite direction. Use crosswalks possible crossing roads. Have A-list B reathe air embrace Besides hours plethora moving. corners subtropical surroundings turn surprising finds. These barrier inhabitation Calusa Indians visits pirates Spanish adventurers buried behind. Large state, Refuge. encouraged beaches, mangroves, tennis, dine browse art galleries. foot, bicycle, navigate watercraft acquaint Heres partial Surrounding pioneer merchant Frank Bailey, demonstration plants. trails Native Landscapes Center. Of preserves acres, public, remainder corridor. BAILEY HOMESTEAD PRESERVE shelling world. term stoop describes bending shell. beaches surf fishing, soaking sun, bobbing endlessly waters. Favorite stretches Bowmans Beach. BEACHES museum mollusks Browse permanent exhibits Cap tiva used architecture human history. spotlights BAILEY-MATTHEWS NATIONAL SHELL MUSEUM WALKING safe pathways walk Rental rules road. gallery, concert hall, school, more, BIG ARTS theatrical performances, arts, exhibitions, lectures. Classes workshops exploding color, attract butterflies, camera. recognized Public Gardens Association. BOTANICAL GARDENS MOORINGS climate hundreds species animals. dense 245 sight migration season. endangered manatees mammal habitats. DARLING WILDLIFE REFUGE quiet read, libraries readings, lectures, exhibits. Library teens display. MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES foundation swaths resources Homestead Preserve 500 Pine foundations trails, observation tower, house, touch tank, souvenir span Punta Rassa mainland three long. causeway, vistas Picnic restrooms, Community Association, gathering 1927 cultural, educational, functions. Yoga, shell-crafting classes games held regularly. SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION CAUSEWAY CHARTER FISHING, DIVES, SNORKELING, WATER ADVENTURES guides outfitters. COMMUNITY center cares sick, injured, orphaned migratory patients. complemented education veterinary medicine exhibits, live-video footage. CLINIC FOR REHABILITATION CROW GREAT CALUSA BLUEWAY clearly 190-mile-long kayak canoe trail paddlers Countys tributaries lead inland. eras 1800s settled splendor, furnished furniture, clothes, household tools, utensils. holds HISTORICAL VILLAGE Sunday May Hall, farmers, chefs, bakers, cheesemakers produce buy. FARMERS 56 Town eastern tip development. 1833, settlers petitioned construction Point Ybel, 1884, present oldest standing structure lighted San Carlos shady park, parking. Hop board super-catamaran, high-speed narrated watching. Sound tram, stand-up paddleboard. recreational equipment, boats, fabulous overlooking Options abound. Parasailing Jet Skis speed Quieter, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, boating. outfitters assist. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress 239-481-2099, 2050 THRILLER BAT YAM TEMPLE ISLANDS CHAPEL 11580 Chapin 239-472-1646, FIRST CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2950 239-472-8684, REDEEMER 8400 SPORTS SAINT ISABEL CATHOLIC 3559 Sanibel-Captiva 239-472-2763, MICHAEL ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL 2304 239-472-2173, 1740 239-472-2684, CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHRIST 239-472-0497, Coexisting PRECAUTIONS JELLYFISH jellyfish harm Please untouched. Stings animal result skin welts, rash, itching. Seek attention symptoms persist. To reduce pour vinegar affected soak minutes. STINGRAYS stingray observed year-round. months, cownose rays migrate coast Rays gentle usually way. painful sting, shuffle--shuffle wade shallow vibrations swim barbed, immerse seek possible. RED DRIFT ALGAE red drift algae blooms occurrence ecosystem, timing predicted. produces mild odor exacerbate respiratory allergies bronchitis, dangerous humans. Decaying contributes nutrients species, leaders let instead removing sometimes confused tide PESKY CREATURES NO-SEE-UMS MOSQUITOES aggravating winged pests active sunrise. defense against insect cover cool, loose-fitting clothing. Insect repellants contain DEET effective cause irritation. No-see-ums screens, windows entering indoor space. sensitive no-see-um mosquito bites. product recommendations itching persists. oats. tall, perennial strong, extensive, underground erosion. federally protected, cut Easily recognizable, arching spikes oats stiff stems. Motorized vehicles, carts, prohibited dunes trash must removed hand. fires fireworks allowed LOGGERHEAD TURTLES Lights Out Turtles. Why confuse nesting females disorient hatchlings. curtains blinds closed balcony lights night. facing dusk. clear turtles, remove sandcastles holes. tracks report scientists nest loggerheads, leatherbacks, turtles vulnerable threatened Endangered Species Act. assistance keeping greatly appreciated. FLORIDA SUN protect sunburn harmful effects UV rays, recommend covering whenever possible, wide-brimmed sunglasses. Always least SPF 15, limit exposure direct sunlight dehydration. ALLIGATORS feed alligators. law. LIVE SHELLS prohibits urchins, stars. us conserve precious resource. According violators subject jail offense. MAINTENANCE designated laws environment. Specifically, ordinance prevents raking cleaning debris seaweed, grasses, dead shellfish, etc. allows deposits tides enabling source. 5 world-famous More 300 shallow-water found. WHY plateau extends acts shelf gather. Winds, storms, beaches. TIMING low tide, lower better. moons mean lowest, charts, moon charts too. particularly nastier windier LOOK high-tide broken surf. spotted slowly muddy ocean. tidal getting wet, crouch put hands collecting alive, return Never Junonia Crown Conch shell, coveted measures inches. one, newspapers photo. ILLUSTRATIONS DAVE DROTLEFF Banded Tulip Fig kings crown attached oysters. Lettered Olive Lace Murex Measuring inches long, named dark encircling thick covered overlapping, blurry brown zigzags. delicate measuring inches, intact. Spiny Jewel souvenir, brown, white, Common Auger spines pairs joined. sharp cone siphonal canals. Scoop Stoop Standard Squat Awesome RIVER OTTER river otter semiBottlenose Dolphin River Otter Osprey aquatic webbed tail one-third length body. Because features, swimmer thrives wetland habitats, estuaries. prey crayfish, snakes, crabs, Size Weight pounds January April artificial platforms, telephone poles, radio towers. 3.5 Wingspan 63 5.6 BALD EAGLE bald eagle majestic waterdependent nests water--usually pine tree--from May. eagles February July. 9.5 80 ROSEATE SPOONBILL BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON AMERICAN FLAMINGO OSPREY osprey hawk raptor entirely Ospreys Roseate Spoonbill flamingo occurs vagrant Bahamas, Indies, Cuba. extremely neck legs. tricolored bill orange-pink, black. yellow-crowned night heron feeds mostly foraging crabs crayfish. Ground-nesting shorebirds benefited herons appetite ghost predator nestlings. 1.5 Bald Eagle Flamingo WILLIAM COX per generally moves hour. surfaces breathe jump above normally diver 850 average 6.5 450 spoonbill flamboyant remarkable orange tail, scarlet shoulders, featherless, greenish head. spoon-shaped sweeps forth invertebrates. 3.3 Green Heron Magnificent Frigatebird Ibis WHITE IBIS Today ibis freshwater saltwater wetlands, fields, lawns. invertebrates inland nestlings tolerate intake salt. water, stand motionless outstretched attempt shade creates--a technique feeding. ounces EASTERN SCREECH OWL SNOWY EGRET snowy REDDISH color morph. morph common. entertaining bird, runs flies salt stabbing directions. pound size, legs, yellow wetlands. attracts smallest owl. owl illustrates morphs, gray preys mammals, insects. observe rests hunts dusk dawn. 8.5 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD mag- GREEN TRICOLORED birds. forages searching Tricolored perches branches, logs, stumps drops feathers, stabs dagger-like beak. nificent frigatebird flying summer. steals seabirds plucks surface. Occasionally 90 Snowy Egret Screech Owl 61 Sun Shell Show Festival heres happening enjoy. ARTFEST FORT MYERS 200 high-end artists festival downtown District. ANNUAL CRAFTS FAIR two-day Presidents weekend February. Vendors pack House. SHOW FESTIVAL March amateur professional shellcrafters collectors scientific divisions. demo tents, Luminary Blueway BLUEWAY, sequence bays, rivers, backwaters shorelines BAILEYFEST fall celebration Baileys activities. DAYS weeklong Expect tours, bikingbirding enthusiasts. LUMINARY holiday HOLIDAY STROLL festivities Santa. tree lightings street parades caroling Independence websites MUSIC presents classical performances--piano, string quartet, opera others--at Congregational Church. LIONS 100 crafters display work. TURTLE counting management October--often volunteer Conservation Foundation. GRILLIN CHILLIN kicks volleyball tournament, party, pig roast, boil grilling. SAM BAILEYS June combines Miracle baseball Hammond Stadium CenturyLink Sports Complex. INDEPENDENCE begins parade culminates fireworks. trips front-row pyrotechnic show. Hopper Songwriter Fest YACHT ROCK WEEKEND, Labor Seas, three-day music. HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST September performers songs stars country stage Seas. Performances Turtle Wulfe rt Mound Rd. Tr w ds Dr . 79 Chadwicks Square Observation Tower 97 11. Bailey-Matthews Museum 12. Barrier Arts 13. C.R.O.W. 16. 18. Historical Village 19. 20. 22. Thriller 23. Foundation 25. Sunny Adventures 26. Herb Strauss Theater 28. RESORTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Chamber Commerce 45 Lagoon 19 51 86 49 84 85 95 st Wo e r L ne ervation ower 82 76 81 96 o Rd ge Rid lll 91 93. 95. 96. 97. REAL ESTATE RENTAL Proporties Vacations A. B. RESTAURANTS 43. Cantina 44. Fords 45. Grocery 48. Cow 49. Cielo 50. Keylime Bistro 51. 52. 54. Otters 55. HouseCrows Nest 57. 58. Sunshine Seafood 59. Thistle Lodge 60. Timbers Fish Market 61. 62. Restaurants Jave 76. 79. Pursuit 80. J.McLaughlin 81. 82. 84. 85. 86. 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