Hungry for a spectacular breakfast? Then head on down toward the lighthouse and watch for the charming little yellow building that advertises “The World’s Best Breakfast”. The Lighthouse Cafe can tempt your taste buds with just about anything your appetite is craving, from a Lighthouse Mimosa to a Seafood Benedict! This has always been a favorite place for breakfast, located on Periwinkle, and aptly named, the Lighthouse Cafe!
Congratulations to sheller, Sue, who traveled all the way from Portland. After “cruising” off the east coast of Florida, she and her husband decided to head west for some beach R & R. They looked on TripAdvisor and called Ocean’s Reach, the #1 Specialty Lodge on Sanibel. Voila!!! Four boxes of Sanibel shells later, they will be heading home (reluctantly) with her favorite prize shell, the “Alphabet Cone”.
The annual meeting of the islands Chamber of Commerce was held at Tween Waters. Over 160 were in attendance for the business meeting and reception following.
In attendance and receiving a rousing applause were our two Sanibel highest officials: Kevin Ruane, Mayor (left) and Mick Denham, Vice Mayor (right).
Being on the Sanibel City Council is a volunteer position requiring many overtime hours. We salute you and thank you for your huge contribution and commitment to our beautiful island.
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
This year’s theme at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is Choose Green.
The first 200 guests to arrive for Earth Day will receive a free reusable grocery bag. Samples of shade-grown coffee will also be available.
“The message is get outdoors, get in touch with Mother Earth and learn how to live green,” said refuge ranger and event organizer Toni Westland.
Tarpon Bay Explorers will be providing free bikes. Trained volunteers will lead 4-mile loop bike tours of the refuge starting at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
Visitors can also bike Wildlife Drive and Indigo Trail on their own. Wildlife Drive admission is free that day to all cyclists and hikers.
For kids, there will be arts and crafts projects using recycled materials, such as colorful reused-cardboard flowers with pencil stems. Other activities on the agenda include a solar demonstration and climate-change lecture.
When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; special events, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 23
Where: 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island
Information: www.dingdarlingsociety.org/index.php, (239) 472-8900