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Sanibel & Captiva - world renowned

October 11, 2013 People come to Sanibel Island for the beaches. They come for the sea shells. They come to see the wildlife in their natural environment. more »»

 
 
 

Beaches

Fishing regulations, licensing

October 11, 2013 Saltwater fishing licenses are sold online at License.MyFWC.com, at all county tax collectors’ offices and at many license agents. more »»

Sanibel ranked first by U.S. News & World Report

January 11, 2012 Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home, but sometimes, there’s good reason to brag. more »»

Captiva names Traveler's Choice Beach

April 19, 2011 TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced on April 5 the winners of its inaugural 2011 Travelers' Choice Beaches awards. more »»

Off the beaten track: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key

April 19, 2011 Cayo Costa Ever wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? Yo... more »»

Major Attractions

J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge

October 11, 2013 The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge came into existence in 1945 when President Harry S. Truman signed an Executive Order creating it as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Eden Winery offers taste of the vineyard

October 11, 2013 Just east of Fort Myers, about a 20 minute drive, locals and tourists spending time in Southwest Florida can visit a winery, the southernmost winery in the United States, and while there sample thei... more »»

The Shell Factory & Nature Park

October 11, 2013 The Shell Factory & Nature Park 2787 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, 995-2141 Open every day: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Offers wide variety of shells, coral, fossils and rare specimens. more »»

Pinocchio's named in National Geographic's "The 10 Best of Everything Families" in ice cream category

October 11, 2013 Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream, a Sanibel tradition for 33 years, has been named in National Geographic's "The 10 Best of Everything Families" ice cream category for the Gulfcoast region of... more »»

Make it a day: Things to do on Pine Island

April 19, 2011 Matlacha: Matlacha Park Picnic tables, swings, basket- ball court, fishing pier and boat launch Matlacha Drawbridgemore »»

Airline and Transportation

Southwest Florida International Airport

May 28, 2009 Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers serves Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, making it the primary travel-by-flight hub in Southwest Florida. more »»

Area airports

May 28, 2009 Getting in and out of Southwest Florida area is easy. We are centrally located close to regularly scheduled daily jet service at airports in Sarasota/ Bradenton, Fort Myers or Tampa. more »»

Parks

J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge

October 11, 2013 The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge came into existence in 1945 when President Harry S. Truman signed an Executive Order creating it as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Make it a day: Things to do on Pine Island

April 19, 2011 Matlacha: Matlacha Park Picnic tables, swings, basket- ball court, fishing pier and boat launch Matlacha Drawbridgemore »»

Recreation Highlights for Fort Myers

December 9, 2009 The city of Fort Myers has a number of recreational facilities - everything from parks and community centers to skate facilities and pools. more »»

On the waves: Boating in Charlotte County

October 27, 2009 Charlotte County is one of the best places in the world for private boaters, but local and state rules and regulations must be followed for the safety of everyone out on the water. more »»

Fishing license info

October 27, 2009 Saltwater Fishing in Florida... What you must know before you go Saltwater fishing licenses are sold at all county tax collectors’ offices and at many bait-and-tackle shops. more »»

Introduction to SW FLorida

Fort Myers, City of Palms

October 11, 2013 Fort Myers is known as the City of Palms, but the majestic array of palm trees that line city streets only tells a piece of the overall story; Fort Myers has a unique vantage as the commercial and... more »»

Cape Coral - waterfront wonderland

October 11, 2013 The city of Cape Coral is adjacent to Fort Myers on a large peninsula bordered by the Caloosahatchee River to the east and Matlacha Pass to the west. more »»

Fort Myers Beach - Beaches, preserves, parks - and more!

October 11, 2013 Fort Myers Beach has plenty to offer those who live here, visit or plan a vacation. more »»

Sanibel & Captiva - world renowned

October 11, 2013 People come to Sanibel Island for the beaches. They come for the sea shells. They come to see the wildlife in their natural environment. more »»

Matlacha and Pine Island - Step back into Old Florida

October 11, 2013 It's just a short drive from the “New” Florida of Fort Myers and Cape Coral to the “Old” Florida of Matlacha and Pine Islan. more »»

Theatre, Galleries & Museums

Places to Browse on Pine Island: Galleries, gifts and more

April 19, 2011 Matlacha: Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens 4637 Pine Island Road (239) 283- 4753 Pine Bay Gallery and Gifts 4332... more »»

Foulds Theater

December 9, 2009 Foulds Theater 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers www.artinlee.com The 150-seat Clairborne and Ned Foulds Theater hosts over 100 productions each year. more »»

Alliance for the Arts works to deliver art to all

December 9, 2009 If the Lee County Arts was positioned like a solar system, then The Alliance for the Arts would be in the center with many talented artisans, performers and venues orbiting around i. more »»

Museums

June 30, 2009 From shells and native history to teddy bears and stars, area museums offer a variety of choices: Cape Coral Historical Museum 2544 Cultural Park Blvd. more »»

Performing Arts

January 12, 2009 Performing Arts Florida Repertory Theatre 2267 First Street Ft. Myers, FL 239.332. more »»

Sporting Events

Southwest Florida offers a sport for every enthusiast

December 9, 2009 Southwest Florida offers a variety of sporting events and activities to suit many taste. more »»

Recreation Highlights for Fort Myers

December 9, 2009 The city of Fort Myers has a number of recreational facilities - everything from parks and community centers to skate facilities and pools. more »»

Major League Baseball: Spring Training

May 29, 2009 Southwest Florida has been a hotbed for Major League Baseball spring training for decades. more »»

Ice Hockey: Florida Everblades

May 29, 2009 The Florida Everblades have reached the playoffs in all 11 seasons since joining the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in 2009. more »»

Minor League Baseball

May 29, 2009 David Ortiz, Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter are among the notable Major League Baseball players who developed their skills with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Class-A minor league team of the Minnesota... more »»

Local News

Former county commissioner Hall pleads guilty

October 4, 2013 A recently resigned Lee County commissioner entered a plea of guilty Thursday to federal charges. Tammara “Tammy” Ann Hall, 53, of Cape Coral, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. more »»

SW Neighborhood Association to hold candidates forum on Wednesday

October 4, 2013 The Southwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Oasis Charter Elementary School Cafeteria. more »»

Bond validation hearing set for Monday

October 3, 2013 The bond validation hearing for the City of Cape Coral’s controversial fire service assessment is scheduled for Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Lee County Courthouse in Judge Keith R. more »»

Cayo Costa hearing packs house

October 3, 2013 The public let the Florida Department of Environmental Protection know what it thought, Thursday night and soon the ball will be in the state’s court. more »»

239 Fest: All-original bands to perform on two stages in two-day concert at Rack ‘Em Billiards

October 3, 2013 Perfectly coinciding with the next Cape Coral Bike Night, the third annual 239 Punk Ska Reggae Fest is will be hitting the streets of downtown Cape Coral for two days of non-stop original music,... more »»

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