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Art in the Gardens

Each spring, creativity blossoms at the annual Art in the Gardens exhibit at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Teachers and students from throughout Southwest Florida use their artistic talents — along with recycled and unusual materials — to create spectacularly unique sculptures that are displayed throughout the historic estate gardens.

This year, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program, students will be tasked with creating patriotic-themed outdoor sculptures.  » Read more

Earth Day on Sanibel

Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.

On April 22,1970, more than 20 million Americans took to streets, parks and college campuses in massive coast-to-coast rallies to protest against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife realized they shared common values.  » Read more

Encore! Encore!

When we talked with Frank M., our longtime guest from Groton Point, CT whose artwork we featured yesterday, he also shared a song he wrote for his lovely bride, Cynthia, as a Christmas present in 1994.

Even to this day, it’s easy to see that their love is still melodious!

By the way, it’s a big year for this wonderful couple —  » Read more

The Art of Music

What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can art express the nuances of music?

Imagine our delight when we learned that one of our favorite longtime guests, Frank M. from Groton Point, CT, had submitted a painting for the recent Art of Music exhibit at BIG ARTS. Frank, who has been coming to Ocean’s Reach since the 1970s(!),  » Read more

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?

The classic My Fair Lady tells the unlikely love story between a professor, Henry Higgins, and a cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle.

Professor Higgins wagers a bet that he can transform Eliza into a high society lady. As Eliza becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Professor Higgins realizes that he can’t live without her. The unforgettable score includes I Could Have Danced All Night,  » Read more

A Sentimental Journey

Our owners are among our many blessings on Sanibel.  They’re a main reason why Ocean’s Reach is truly a “family” and we feel privileged to share in a part of their lives. 

We received this beautiful arrangement from Jim Lewis earlier this week informing us that he is transferring ownership of his unit to his daughter, Nancy.  While it’s a bittersweet moment for all of us,  » Read more

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