Beer in the Bushes

The 7th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place March 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Nature Center. This self-described “funky fundraiser” will feature tastings from nine local microbreweries, a live concert and more.

“There’s nothing else like this event on this island and that’s what’s unique about it,” Jeff Siwicke, organizer of the fundraiser with his wife,  » Read more

The New Heritage Trail

Even though you’re on vacation, you just might learn a thing or two during your next visit to the island!

Highlighting the history of Sanibel, the new Sanibel Heritage Trail was unveiled recently. Touted as an “outdoor museum” of sorts, the Heritage Trail consists of 22 educational panels located throughout the island.

While visitors can learn much of island’s early history at the Sanibel Historical Museum,  » Read more

No Ocean, No Life, No Us

The Emmy award-winning documentary Mission Blue will be playing on Weds, March 21, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

The documentary features legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist, and National Geographic explorer-in-residence, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

She has been studying the ocean for more than 60 years.  » Read more

Pedal Power

Longtime guest Harold B. from Hartford, IL sent this charming photo of he and Loretta enjoying a surrey ride on their recent visit to Ocean’s Reach. These shaded four-wheeled bicycles (think pedal-powered golf carts) provide a great way to explore some off-the-beaten paths you can find on Sanibel!  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Here!

The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!

A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for more than two dozen favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 20, 2018.

This year’s participants include:

1. Blue Giraffe
2. The Bubble Room
3.  » Read more

Confab at Frannie’s Preserve

Longtime guest Marion B., from New York, NY shared this photo with us that she calls “Confab at Frannie’s Preserve” — How delightfully fitting!

The Frannie’s Preserve Extension Trail, the latest new trail from our friends at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, has quickly become a favorite for guests of Ocean’s Reach.

It’s an easy bike ride to its entrance at the back of the Sanibel Community Playground on Periwinkle,  » Read more

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