Our Birthday Girl!


Look who’s our Birthday Girl today!

Please join us in wishing Lisa another fabulous year.  Her warmth, friendliness and generosity are just a few of the many reasons that Lisa has become such a beloved member of our Ocean’s Reach staff.

We just can’t figure out how she manages to stay “29” year after year?  » Read more

History of a Hidden Gem

Interested in learning more about Periwinkle Park, one of the hidden gems on Sanibel?

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is preparing its next Twilight Talk, set for on April 10 at 7 p.m. at The Community House. The topic will be “The History of Periwinkle Park” as told by the Muench family.

Periwinkle Park has been part of the Sanibel community since 1964, when Betty and Al Muench –  » Read more

Escape to Another World

Photo by Emily Krause

“Even as a Florida resident myself, I felt like I was escaping to another world on Sanibel and Captiva. It’s a place where kids can be free to roam outdoors and adults can let go of their stress and relax. With no high rises to ruin the view and so many opportunities to interact with nature, this is the peaceful family beach vacation you’ve been searching for.”  » Read more

What a Make-Over!

Have you checked out the brand new look for our local visitors center?

You’ll find the Sanibel & Captiva Islands “Francis P. Bailey, Jr.” Visitors Center on your right-hand side as soon as you drive onto the island.  It’s the colorful island-style building, where staff are happy to answer your questions 365 days a year.

Following their recent make-over, they now feature brand new touchscreen kiosks that can help you plan your trip while you’re visiting the area.   » Read more

One Photo, Two Species

Photo from Sanibel Island Golf Club


From the Fort Myers News-Press; article by Chad Gillis:

Florida golfers know alligators all too well, but they don’t often encounter rare American crocodiles.

That’s changing on a local barrier island, where an adult croc has recently been photographed sunning itself alongside alligators at the Sanibel Island Golf Club.

“The crocodile is here all the time,  » Read more

Bag a Piece of Art!

Now on display at Bailey’s General Store, more than 30 handpainted grocery bags are waiting for your bid in a silent auction to benefit FISH of SanCap, a local human services organization. The bags will be shown and available for bidding until March 29.

For over 20 years, the Sanibel Captiva Art League has been painting Bailey’s General Store grocery bags to raise money for local charity organizations on the islands.  » Read more

Drastic Plastic

Lauren Blickely (right) at work

“Five trillion plastic pieces are currently floating in the ocean,” says marine scientist Lauren Blickely. “Scientists estimate that plastics will outweigh fish in the next 30 years.”

The Hawaii-based researcher presents two “Drastic Plastic – Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution” programs at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island on Friday, March 29,  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Back!

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 30 favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 20, 2019.

Several new restaurants have been added to the program this year, including Malia Island Fusion Cuisine,  » Read more

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