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Sanibel-Captiva News

Island tradition features baseball and camaraderie for community

Tickets to the Annual Sam Bailey's Islands Night are available throughout the community. For this year's game, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels will go up against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The gates will open at 6 p.m. The tradition was started over two decades ago by Sam Bailey, whose descendants own and operate Bailey's General Store on Sanibel, The Island Store on Captiva and the Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's. Bailey wanted to get the whole island together in one place and came up with the ballpark. According to his ...

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Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

Island Lifestyles


Letters to the Editor

Practicing kindness on Captiva

To the editor: Our family vacation in Captiva was magnificent! Not only from the beauty of the scenery, the relaxing atmosphere and wonderful food, but the kindness of one certain good Samaritan. After we had enjoyed a very nice dinner in one of the local restaurants, we asked for the check ...