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Gator Bites, Issue #053 - Shoot for the Stars!
June 18, 2016

Sanibel, Stars, and Fish Art

Hello everyone!

Summer is here and so are temps on the 90's, high humidity, and daily afternoon storms.

We still get lots of sunshine though, and pleasant breezes while hanging out at the pool or beach.

This issue features: Dining at The Jacaranda, Star Gazing at the observatory at the Charlotte Campus of Florida Southwestern State College, and Palm Frond Art made by a friend of mine.

I also revamped my Coastal Island Creations page ........ you've gotta check it out because I have lots of new information and interesting tips about my soaps, salt scrubs, and body butters. I've also been making all-natural insect repellents, facial oils, and soaps with sea sponges in them. Scroll down for a money-savings coupon!

FYI - I'm in the process of changing the name of my soap company to Salt + Sea Soaps. For now, you'll find all Salt + Sea Soaps info on my Coastal Island Creations page.

The Jacaranda is a beloved restaurant on Sanibel for casual fine-dining. Sit inside with views of the patio garden, or outside ... either way, you'll enjoy good food, music, and service.

Go Star Gazing at the James and Barbara Moore Observatory at FSW in Punta Gorda.

We saw the moon, Jupiter, Mars, and more! I include information about this monthly event put on by the SWFL Astronomical Society.

My friend, Dale Werner, creates wonderful Palm Frond Art! his themes include fish, American eagles and flags, retro looks, and more. Dale also paints wall murals of tropical and beach scenes so you can have a whole wall of art in your home or business.

Instead of Pic 'O The Month, I will now be offering coupons for my soaps, scrubs, and other products!

Either make a copy or take a picture of the coupon with your phone camera and present it to me at the Farmer's Market.




Use this coupon from 7/1/16 - 8/31/16. Present directly to me at the Farmer's Market.


I apologize for getting this issue out so late, it's because I have a lot of family stuff going on ...... Good: I'm about to become a grandma again any day now. :) Bad: My mother is very ill, prayers are much appreciated. :(

Hope all is well, my next newsletter will come out the beginning of August.

Enjoy summer!

Festivals and events for the next 2 months:

Father's Day at Sunsplash Family Waterpark

4th of July - Red, White, and Boom

4th of July - Great American Picnic

Don't forget to check out my soaps and scrubs at Coastal Island Creations, I'm currently selling at the Sunset Celebration, first Wednesdays of the month from 4-7PM or 5-8PM at Yacht Club Beach from October - May. And, I'm year round at the Sunset Farmer's Market at Surfside Shops on Tuesdays from 2-7PM. The market is outside in the parking lot October - May, inside near the Dollar Tree from May - October.

I'd like to recommend my Site Sponsors:

George Patton and Associates is the best realtor! He found me my place, which I absolutely love. Several of my Come-to-Cape-Coral readers have used him, and he's been able to find them homes too.

Buy Dale Werner's colorful Palm Frond Art to decorate your home, whether it's down here or up north!

Bayview Bed and Breakfast is a delightful waterfront inn on the Cape Coral side of Matlacha. Relax, enjoy nature, go canoeing and kayaking, and check out area boutiques and galleries.

Archer Airboat Tours offers airboat tours out of Matlacha. You haven't really been to Florida until you've gone airboating, it's so much fun!

Heart and Soul Massage Therapy offers massage, reiki, and spa services with the best prices in Cape Coral.

Island Cafe on the Bay serves up mouth-watering food, live music, and amazing waterfront views!


Sunset Celebration the first Wednesday of the month, October - May.
Art and Music Walks first and third Saturdays.
Live music and Ladies Night at Tiki Bar at Fathoms on Tuesdays and half-price pizzas on Wednesdays.
Live music at The Nauti Mermaid on the weekends.
More ideas for fun at Cape Coral Nightlife.
Check to see what Cape Coral Festivals are happening this month.
Get ideas for things to do by going to Cape Coral Attractions.

Come to Cape Coral for vacation!

Flights to Cape Coral
Cape Coral Car Rental
Cape Coral Hotels
Cape Coral Resorts
Cape Coral Motels
Bed and Breakfasts
Vacation Homes

Book your fishing trip directly from my website: Cape Coral Fishing

Don't forget to follow me at:

Jellyfishy Designs

For those of you who have read Weird Cape Coral, but haven't found the treasure yet, here are some hints:

Look for 3 places in the ebook where it says "treasure" in blue. Click on it, because each is a link to one of 3 pages on my website.

Each page is a place that I think is a treasure in Cape Coral.

Once you figure out the 3 places, email me from my Contact Me page and I will send you a password to a secret page with more information about buying real estate here in Cape Coral.

Have fun.......if you need help -> Contact Me

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