A Hidden Gem


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. 

Memories of Sanibel


Thanks so much to Beth O. and Maureen R. from Pittsburgh, PA for sharing some of their new home decor with us!

They wrote:

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

Rudolph the Rough-Toothed Dolphin


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

Making Your Voice Be Heard


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

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