March/April 2002


Exploring Matlacha / By Gretchen F. Coyle
On the way to Pine Island, at the “Fishingest Bridge in the World,” is Matlacha, where Old Florida fishing village blends with art, creating a colorful community.

Treasure on Sanibel / By Barbara Linstrom-Arnold
Visitors can dive into the world of treasure hunting at Mel Fisher’s Treasure Exhibit on Sanibel, which chronicles the tales of the famed hunter and his goal, the Atocha.

Chalet Suzanne / By Don Ring
Travel inland to visit a unique retreat, where accommodations are plush, cuisine is far more than just a meal, and ambience is almost dreamlike.

Key West / By Jill Tyrer, Jim Anderson, Peter da Silva, and Ron Levy
Everyone who visits this curious little city leaves with distinct images. Photographers Jim Anderson, Peter da Silva, and Ron Levy share some of theirs.

Epicurious / By David Grant
A list of Southwest Florida restaurants describing their unique features, type of food and location.



Making Waves
Celebrating Islanders

Across the Causeway
Ft. Myers Beach
By Trudi Edelman

An Italian Kitchen
By Barbara Linstrom-Arnold

Special Section
Revisiting Southwest Florida
Symphony’s Showcase
By Jill Tyrer

Cruising Southwest Florida
By Bill AuCoin and Kelly Madden

Southwest Florida’s Culinary Culture
By David Grant

Sounds of Cayman Country, By Bill Ando

Indian Key, Past and Present, By Don Ring

A Window on Artist Sissi Janku, By Gwenda Hiett-Clements

St. Croix, By Elizabeth Heath

Chimes of the Islands, By Libby Grimm

Medical Help on the Islands, By Libby Grimm

Where to Go and What to Do in Southwest Florida

Captivating Captiva
Minding an Island’s Business, By Barbara Linstrom-Arnold

Island Journal
A Diary of Everyday Life in Paradise