Thanksgiving Day Dining

The Bubble Room on Captiva Island, open Thanksgiving Day 2017

It’s always a special time at Ocean’s Reach when you’re with family and friends, but never more so than on Thanksgiving Day!

Whip up a delectable feast in your condo kitchen, sizzle up one of the gas grills in our Grove, or reserve a table at one of Sanibel-Captiva’s most popular eateries below.  » Read more

A Community Thanksgiving

The annual Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration service will take place on Sunday, November 19 beginning at 6:45 p.m. at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. All are invited to join this celebration of Thanksgiving in words and song. Admission is free.

The mayor, city manager and representatives from all of the island churches will take part. There will be music and song by the BIG ARTS Community Chorus – under the direction of new leader Ellen Whitten – as well as The Sanibel School’s Seahorse Chorale.  » Read more

Teaching a Captive Audience

Since their reveal last month, the new Learning Lavatories at the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlilfe Refuge are impressing their “captive” audiences.

Ding Darling is the first of the 550-plus refuges in the National Refuge System to now feature educational imagery inside the center’s lavatories and on the outdoor wall leading to them.

Outdoor murals immerse visitors in a virtual underwater experience, where they come eye-to-eye with 3-D manatees and look up to see an alligator and other wildlife sculptures swimming overhead.  » Read more

Our “Taste” Ambassador

It was another successful “Taste of the Islands” last weekend as CROW hosted their 36th annual event at the Sanibel Community Park.

Delicious fare was offered by 14 of our most popular island restaurants: the Blue Giraffe, The Bubble Room, The Clam Shack, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, IL Cielo, La Bella Vita Matzaluna, Rosie’s Cafe & Grill, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory,  » Read more

Third Generation Ocean Reachers!

It’s always delightful to welcome back first, second and third generations to Ocean’s Reach!

Ben and Grace have been coming to Ocean’s Reach for as long as they can remember, thanks to owners and proud grandparents Dave and Sandy H.

It’s been wonderful seeing them biking, shelling, and playing all around the resort, enjoying our gorgeous mid-80 degree November weather with the rest of their family.  » Read more

Our Winter Blues

It’s that time of year again. You know what’s coming. Cold, gloomy days that are likely to make your mood drop as fast as the thermometer.

This year, we encourage you to redefine your winter blues. Come stay at Ocean’s Reach, where our weather blues mean something a little different. Here, it’s all about bright blue skies and inviting blue water. Simply waiting for you to enjoy amid the sun-soaked serenity of Sanibel Island.  » Read more

Picnic at the Pink Out

Owner Judy G (top right) joined her good pal Carol at the 6th annual Pink Out Sanibel & Captiva Islands – also known as Picnic at the Pink Out – held recently at Sanibel Fire & Rescue District Station #1.

More than 40 people, including breast cancer survivors and family and friends attended the celebratory event, which also helped raise money for uninsured women needing mammograms and related needs on the island.  » Read more

Sanibel Fresh

Photo credit: Artis Henderson, Special to The News-Press

Article by Artis Henderson, originally published in The News-Press:

Sanibel recently got an update to its healthy-eating options.

In August, Sanibel Fresh opened in the former Bennett’s Fresh Roast space on the island, swapping out doughnuts and coffee for acai bowls, Florida-brewed kombucha and locally sourced meats,  » Read more

Veteran’s Day on Sanibel

With respect, honor and gratitude, we thank all who have served.

The City of Sanibel and the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will conduct our annual Veterans Day ceremony on the grounds of Sanibel City Hall beginning at 11 a.m.    » Read more

Fred Bondurant, past chapter president, will officiate. Mayor Kevin Ruane, Sanibel City Council members and Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra are also expected to participate.

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