The Shell Love Bug

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Got the bug for collecting seashells on the Sanibel seashore? You’re not alone! View this mobile shelling sensation designed and crafted by a fellow community of obsessed shell lovers. Hence the name of the shell-saturated VW, The Shell Love Bug!

A talented and enthusiastic team of over 65 artistic shellers led by Sanibel’s Pam Rambo was commissioned by the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau to “shellabrate” the first annual National Seashell Day on June 20,  » Read more

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

    • How will the weather and climate change influence bird populations?
    • How will the timing of birds’ migrations compare with past years?
    • What kinds of differences in bird diversity are apparent in cities versus suburban, rural, and natural areas?

    To help answer questions such as these, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society launched the Great Backyard Bird Count in 1998.  » Read more

    Breakfast with Your Favorite Monsters

    Wally the Green Monster

    Red Sox fans will have a rare opportunity to dine with their favorite “monsters” prior to the team’s annual Spring Training Open House on Saturday, February 18.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., fans can get an up close and personal experience with Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie at JetBlue Park, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. The newest Boston Red Sox mascot,  » Read more

    Artfest was a Blast!

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     Dina’s daughter, Deanna, was invited to participate in the Chalk Art Extravaganza at Artfest this year!

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    It was a family affair when Deanna’s cousins came to town to surprise her!

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    Voila — an impressionistic Alice-in-Wonderland inspired masterpiece!  What fun! 

    Mother Nature provided postcard-perfect weather for this year’s Artfest in downtown Fort Myers.  » Read more

    Happy to See You Again!

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    Ocean’s Reach snowbirds enjoy our spectacular views, beachfront location, warm weather, well-appointed interiors and each other!

    We’re delighted to welcome the “same old bunch” every January and February, whose reunion is widespread among Ocean’s Reach guests, staff and owners. Throughout the year, many stay in touch with a card, email or phone call while making plans to reunite the following winter.

    We’re happy to provide the perfect backdrop for not only a warm and relaxing vacation,  » Read more

    Before the Flood

    Before the Flood

    National Geographic’s Before the Flood, starring producer and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, continues the fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

    Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.  » Read more

    Come Meet Tim Dorsey

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    Calling all Tim Dorsey fans! The author, who has gained a tremendous following with zany satires about life in Florida, is out with his 20th book, “Clownfish Blues.” His newest release once again features his character Serge, who Dorsey explains as charming, nuts and hyper about visiting places all over Florida with his dim-witted side-kick.

    He will be stopping by Sanibel for a book signing on Monday,  » Read more

    Online Buddies


    It takes all sorts of friends to keep Ocean’s Reach running smoothly. Andy and Dina recently joined a team of industry colleagues for dinner and insightful conversation, hosted by representatives from Booking.com, a leader in online travel services.

    Guests can book their next stay at Ocean’s Reach through Booking.com or directly through our website. Better yet, give us a call at 1-800-336-6722 and we’d love to speak with you in person.  » Read more

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