The Bubble Room Emporium now has a new home!
The restaurant’s beloved gift shop has reopened across Captiva Drive at the former site of Albert Meadow Antiques.
The site was actually part of the original Bubble Room properties.
Artist Katie Gardenia founded the restaurant in 1979, owning the main structure, the separate 200-square-foot building to the north – » Read more
From our friends at Florida Weekly:
Ever since the advent of the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest in 2014, the annual festival has grown ever bigger and more celebrated. The sixth annual festival, Sept. 20 – 29, promises more high notes and impressive numbers than ever before:
- Three different venue destinations throughout the county: Captiva Island (Sept. 20 –
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Thanks to our friends at the Island Reporter for this update!
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced that two gopher tortoise eggs incubating since early June successfully hatched in the early morning Wednesday.
On May 26, an adult female gopher tortoise was admitted to CROW’s wildlife hospital. The tortoise was found in the center lane of McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers after it was presumably struck by a vehicle while crossing the road. » Read more
Photo by Sabato Visconti
Calling all eco-conscious conservationists, wannabe fashion designers, and “trashionistas”!
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 10, 2020, and Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash. The fashion show and “Twist Tie Optional Luncheon” will take place at The Sanctuary Clubhouse on Sanibel Island, part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. » Read more
“You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time
while sitting down.”
– Nelson Rockefeller
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com.
Today’s Guest Photographer: Bruce Klink
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The “Ding” Darling team celebrates victory on the steps of the old courthouse in downtown Fort Myers following the county commissioners’ unanimous vote in favor of supporting the Wulfert Bayous acquisition.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners recently voted in favor of supporting the acquisition of the 68-acre Wulfert Bayous parcel located on Sanibel Island. The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and the JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge have been working with the county on the collaboration for more than a year to make the acquisition a reality. » Read more
Photo by Ocean’s Reach guest Michael Schmidt
(It looks just like) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
(Feels like) stars on the water, let it rain
“Stars on the Water”
Music and Lyrics by Rodney J. » Read more
Photo from Greater Fort Myers Real Estate
Q. What was the original name of McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers?
A: Riverside Avenue.
Q. What was the road originally used for?
A. It was used by cattlemen to run cattle from Fort Myers to Punta Rassa, which was a significant cattle shipping lane in the late 1800s. » Read more
The 2018 judges congratulate singer-songwriter winner Kyle Anne Dugan, second from right.
The 3rd annual Summer SingerSongwriter Competition returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday, August 23.
Experience an evening of original music from local and national competitors. See performers play for a chance to win a spot at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, » Read more