With new safety guidelines in place, the Sanibel Island Farmers Market has returned for its 13th season!
The market will take place on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall through the month of May. Organized by Local Roots, which is co-owned by island residents Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura, the weekly market will feature a mix of vendors and products, » Read more
For 30-plus years, Gramma Dot’s has been a Sanibel fixture. The restaurant is tucked into Sanibel Marina on the northeast end of the island. It started as a place for boaters to grab food before or after their days on the water. It’s grown to be a hidden island favorite. » Read more
Gina Birch of the News-Press highlighted the restaurant in one of her latest Dining Destinations columns.
Thanks so much to Beth O. and Maureen R. from Pittsburgh, PA for sharing some of their new home decor with us!
We enjoyed time at Ocean’s Reach twice. We recently ordered some Mixtiles from our visits at Ocean’s Reach and Sanibel to hang on our wall. Thought you’d like to see it!
Kudos, ladies — What a wonderful way to remember fond times on Sanibel! » Read more
Sanibel Island was featured on The Weather Channel recently, when host Jim Cantore and travel expert Laura Begley Bloom were talking about safe destinations to visit this fall.
Did you catch it? If not, click here!
And if you’re enticed to come visit, be sure to look into our seasonal specials at Ocean’s Reach!
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Two deepwater dolphins with hearing problems, including one that was rescued off Sanibel Island, have now been paired together and are calling the Clearwater Marine Aquarium “home.”
The pair — Rudolph (named as he was rescued from Sanibel around the holidays last year) and Rex — are already “best buds” as their species likes to be together. The two were paired together once the National Marine Fisheries Service did hearing tests and determined that they cannot echo-locate due to deafness and would likely not be able to survive in the wild. » Read more
But we are starting to see a lot of different-colored license plates!
If you’d like to join us, please do!
And, as always, thanks to our friend Dave Horton for the chuckle! » Read more
We just found out that our wonderful new handyman, Mike D., is an avid sheller and goes out at the crack of dawn to scope things out.
Take a look at his gorgeous finds — beautifully color-schemed, no less!
No need to take a vote here. We’ve decided that Mike (and his shells) are definite keepers!
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Finally, Election Day is right around the corner, and no matter who you vote for, we encourage you to make your voice heard tomorrow!
Today, though, we wanted to break through the noise and treat you to a something a little different — a chorus of voices from Southwest Florida.
Many of you may remember that, several years ago, Dina’s daughter, Dara, was part of an award-winning high school a cappella group that we have right here in Fort Myers. » Read more
Southwest Florida future Hall-of-Famer Cameron M. has kept both of the golf balls he has made “holes in one” with. Yep, both. At five years old, he has already made two “holes in one,” the latest of which was featured on Good Morning America.
The News-Press recently featured his remarkable talents both on and off the golf course. A must-read for any golf fan, » Read more