It’s Time for the Farmers Market!

Local Roots Farmers Market, the largest organizer and producer of farmers markets in Lee County, announces its 2017-18 schedule of markets while celebrating its 10th anniversary of bringing the widest and best variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, foods and more to residents and visitors of Southwest Florida.

Their 2017-2018 “Opening Day” schedule follows:

Sanibel Island Farmers Market: Sundays,  » Read more

A Sign of Gratitude

Nowadays you can’t help but grin as you pass The Children’s Education Center of the Islands, the popular preschool affectionately known as “CECI,” located right around the corner from Ocean’s Reach.

The little ones, with the help of their teachers, put together a sign of gratitude that reflects the thankfulness we all share.

When Irma first hit, her sheer size and strength had us dreading that we would be without utilities for a long time,  » Read more

A Drive Through Sanibel

Thanks to Captain Shawn Kelly (www.tarponsnookredfish.com) for taking us on this drive through Sanibel and Captiva islands.

His video was recorded just a week after Hurricane Irma passed by our area. It’s amazing to see how quickly the island community came together to clean up and restore our beautiful surroundings.

We couldn’t be more proud of everyone who’s worked so hard to make Sanibel “open for business”  » Read more

…. And, We’re Back!

Sending you the warmest of greetings from everyone at Ocean’s Reach!

As many of you know, we re-opened our doors on September 19th, just as soon as we could after power was restored post-Irma. We were blessed to have had a relatively mild impact from the storm, and our hearts and prayers continue to go out to those who took the brunt of Irma’s wrath.

Thank you once again for the hundreds of well wishes you’ve sent our way.  » Read more

After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed and Ocean’s Reach weathered the storm very well.

Andy had a chance to check the complex and reported that, aside from some debris and one downed tree, it appears that we “escaped the big bullet.” There has been no damage to the buildings and the beach for our section of the island looks fine.

Sanibel Island is currently without water and electricity, and authorities are working on fixing several downed power lines.  » Read more

A Brief Hiatus

As Hurricane Irma moves closer to the State of Florida, Ocean’s Reach is diligently monitoring the storm, making necessary preparations and accommodating guests to the best of our ability.

We do not know what direct impacts the storm may have on Southwest Florida.

We will be suspending our daily blog until the middle of next week. In the meantime, please join us in sending prayers and heartfelt wishes to all who will be impacted by this catastrophic storm.  » Read more

Hometown Hero


Painting by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts paying tribute to the actions of Robert Hilliard, whose letter pleading for humanitarian actions for displaced concentration camp survivors reached the desk of President Truman. The story made the front page of the New York Times.


Robert Hilliard today

We thank Brian Johnson and “Island Scene” magazine for another amazing story featuring one of our hometown heroes:

Robert Hilliard,  » Read more

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