A Wizarding Experience

The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform music from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, as part of a video/movie experience.

The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ score.  » Read more

Just WOW!!

“Over 40 years.”

When we asked longtime guest Harold B. from Hartford, IL just how long he’s been searching for a junonia, that was his answer.

And we believe him. The amazing shell — which is considered the island’s most coveted seashell due to its elusiveness — is rare indeed. And Harold’s was one of the most perfect and prettiest we’ve ever seen!  » Read more

“Birding Without Borders”

Self-proclaimed “bird nerd” Noah Stryckerset a worldwide Big Year record in 2015. His book about the experience, Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World, was released in late 2017.

Strycker starts out the 2018 “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series on Friday, Jan. 19. He will be presenting three free programs at 10 a.m.,  » Read more

It’s All About Your Health

To kick off the new year, the Sanibel Health Club will hold its 5th annual Community Fitness & Health Fair Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature free demos, fitness evaluations, samples, refreshments and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go towards The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund which provides camping experiences for special needs adults in Southwest Florida.  » Read more

What a Special Surprise

We’ve been anxiously waiting to post this, but as a surprise gift for the holidays was involved, we didn’t want to spill the beans!

We hope it’s safe now to share one of our favorite emails ever from guest Nola H. from St. Louis, MO.


My family has been coming to ocean’s reach for the past 6 years. It is a very special place to our family.  » Read more

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