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Discovering Boca Grande, area islands via seaplane

Pilot Mark Futch keeps things and people moving on Boca Grande by air and sea.The third-generation fishing guide and longtime pilot said his grandfather was born on the island to a huge family with eight boys and three girls. Seven of the boys became fishing guides."I'm a third-generation ...

Florida State Parks promoting Two for Tuesday camping deals

TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida State Parks has begun a new promotion to encourage weekday camping. The Two for Tuesday promotions allow visitors to purchase discounted camping packages at three state parks for Tuesday and Wednesday night stays that ...

Revitalized Shell Factory invigorates SW Florida site

The 18-acre Shell Factory & Nature Park, a family destination in North Fort Myers that has attracted and entertained people for more than 70 years, offers a slice of Florida lifestyle viewed through an entertaining and educational experience.Owners Thomas and Pam Cronin dedicated ...

Florida campus restoration work reviving Wright’s vision

JENNIFER KAYAssociated Press WriterLAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Like any other sunbather, Frank Lloyd Wright's "Child of the Sun" withered in Florida's heat, humidity and harsh sunlight.Moisture seeped through the sand-and-cement blocks Wright used to build the chapels, library, planetarium and ...

Updating Disney: Sanibel duo publishes new edition of book

By JEFF LYSIAKjlysiak@breezenewspapers.comAfter literally hundreds of trips and thousands of photographs, island residents Mike and Julie Neal know Walt Disney World inside and out.In fact, they probably have more experience from their frequent visits to the Orlando theme park complex in ...

Enjoy a boating adventure in Charlotte Harbor

By KELLI PARKER BECTONSpecial to Flguide.comThere is no better way to experience the natural beauty that our great area has to offer than by viewing it from the water! It is what draws people from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe to vacation and even to stay and take up ...

An island adventure to Cabbage Key

By KELLI PARKER BECTONSpecial to Flguide.comMary Roberts Rinehart said, "Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback or the start of a new kind of development." This, just after her recovery from cancer surgery (which was considered unmentionable during the 1940s) is a prime example ...

Getaway to fun, relaxing day at Cabbage Key via Captiva Cruises

As the month progresses there should be a bit of cooler weather to replace the usually searing southwest Florida heat.Maybe not as noticeable as the refrigerator rush that our northern neighbors get around this time of year but none the less fall is upon us.With the milder weather making its ...

Ecology cruise offers fun, educational adventure

Captiva Cruises' latest offering: a three-hour family friendly ecological boat tour of Fosters Bay on North Captiva Island.Led by Richard Finkel, an environmental educator for the past 10 years, 16 passengers recently climbed aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran to get a close-up look at the ...

A quick look at Charlotte County’s communities

Over the years, Charlotte County has become famous for its fishing, beaches, water sports and environmental preservation, and certainly Charlotte Harbor, the Peace River and the Gulf of Mexico have done much to create this international recognition. But at the same time, Englewood and Cape Haze ...