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New Shellcast episode visits Dog Beach in Bonita Springs

The new episode of Shellcast, the podcast that’s a beach break for your ears, visits Dog Beach in Bonita Springs. Episode 10, “Good Dog Beach,” includes an interview with Chris Williams, supervisor for Bonita Beach Park, Lee County Parks & Recreation. Williams talks about what ...

Cirque Italia to bring show to Fort Myers

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A one-of-a-kind live entertainment experience hits Fort Myers next weekend that’s sure to leave audience members in awe. Cirque Alcatraz, presented by Cirque Italia out of Sarasota, is set to take over the grounds at Jet Blue Park from June 24-27, bringing ...

What’s new from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

June on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel means that summer days are right around the corner as visitors begin taking long-awaited vacations. In addition to offering plenty of space for social distancing, great year-round weather, shell-drenched beaches, wildlife and the sparkling Gulf ...

MangoMania returning to Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is bringing MangoMania back to the island. The tropical fruit festival will be held Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, at 10360 Stringfellow Road, St James City. According ...

Florida a ‘Most Fun’ state

Florida slide in right behind California as one of WalletHub's the "Most Fun States to Visit in America." WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key metrics. The data set ranges from movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita. Fun in Florida (1=Most Fun; ...

Busy Day in Historic ECity

Everglades City is always first! It was the original Collier County seat and home of the first Bank in the County almost 100 years ago. This year, the area celebrates Independence Day on Saturday, June 26, with the Opening Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (the old County Courthouse) at 10 ...

SCCF launches Sanibel-Captiva Bird List

SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) has launched a new Sanibel-Captiva Bird List that includes all of the 298 bird species that have been observed on our barrier islands. The SCCF Bird List has been developed and vetted by a suite of local birders and ornithologists, and builds upon ...

What’s new from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel: April

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau has released its April newsletter: April on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel means that spring has arrived and there is lots of news as visitors begin planning long-awaited vacations.   Sanibel Island is featured on the April cover of ...

Sanibel Island Earns National Accolades as Best Beach Town

The editors of Southern Living Magazine have chosen Sanibel Island as best beach town of 2021. Sanibel graces the cover of its April edition because of its “natural wonders” and because it “kept the heart of the South beating during some of the toughest times of 2020 and 2021,” ...