Life Before Selfies


An excerpt from an article from our friends at “The River”; written by Gerri Reaves PhD:

In the last century or so, the number and types of diversions for tourists has skyrocketed. But if you visited Fort Myers in the early 19-teens, what was there to do?

Some activities have remained favorites through the decades; excursions to Sanibel – in the early days,  » Read more

Waterside Dining


With so many great beaches on Sainbel Island, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible enjoying them. Meal times are no exception, so it’s fortunate that there are lots of great places to grab a bite to eat near the water.

Click here for a few local favorites that serve up good eats with a view!

Thanks to our friends at the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel for the mouthwatering list!   » Read more

Perfect for Retirees


Fort Myers was recently ranked the number one place to retire in the U.S., among a list of more than 100 cities by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News analyzed data for the 125 largest metropolitan areas in the country to assess how well they meet Americans’ retirement needs and expectations. Top criteria include the happiness of local residents,  » Read more

Rollin’ Down the River


Join SCCF on an Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise to experience the historic Caloosahatchee. These guided trips provide a relaxing opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the river, its history, folklore, issues and solutions, as you explore the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness.  » Read more

Hits the Spot!


Southwest Florida now has a place for Thai-style rolled ice cream — or a “spot” to be more precise.  Ice Spot recently opened its doors at the Bell Tower Shops in South Fort Myers, just about a half-hour drive from Ocean’s Reach.

What is Thai-style rolled ice cream?  Picture a unique frozen treat that is made by first pouring a liquid ice-cream base onto a flash freezing anti-griddle.   » Read more

Tip-Off Time!


Calling all basketball fans!

The Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off has quickly become a staple of the Southwest Florida sports calendar, and this year’s tournament — scheduled from November 25 – 27 at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena about a 20-minute drive from Ocean’s Reach — will only add to that excitement.

Overall, the teams of the 2019 Tip-Off — Pitt, Bradley, K-State and Northwestern —  » Read more

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