All sorts of birthday wishes were showered on Andy over the weekend, as his “big day” celebrating one more trip around the sun was this past Saturday. We don’t know what we’d do without him, as he’s truly made Ocean’s Reach the special place it is today.
Thought you’d enjoy a photo of our fearless leader enjoying homemade cupcakes from his good friend Bobbie and a yummy cake from Jerry’s, » Read more
Photo by Ocean’s Reach guest Cynthia Smith
With Hurricane Ida looming, our thoughts are with all those who may soon be affected.
Stay safe, stay strong and pray for the day when Mother Nature’s beauty will shine through once again. » Read more
After being dark for more than a year, the former Zoomers amusement park just across the Causeway has revved back to life under new owners and a new name: FastTrax Entertainment.
And the remodeled facility is already getting great reviews!
According to a recent News-Press article, Fort Myers resident Brianna Coon-Walsh, taking a break from duckpin bowling with her 10-year-old daughter, was quoted as saying “We used to come here all the time. » Read more
Photo by 10Best
Do you know what gives the ocean its blue tint?
It’s commonly believed that the ocean is blue because it’s reflecting the blue sky. That is a misconception, however.
The ocean is blue because of the way it absorbs sunlight, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Just how blue the water is depends on how much of it is available to absorb the light. » Read more
Fa la la la la!
The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently received approval from the City of Sanibel to celebrate Luminary 2021 in traditional fashion on Friday, December 3.
In its 37th year of bringing holiday cheer to the islands, Luminary will again light up Periwinkle Way and surrounding pathways with candlelight and goodwill for residents and visitors alike.
As in years past, » Read more
What did the late, famed newsman Walter Cronkite and Florida’s favorite Parrothead, Jimmy Buffet, have in common?
Well, it turns out that the answer is uncommon. As in, Uncommon Friends.
As humorously chronicled by Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy in a recent article in the Fort Myers News-Press, the story goes back to 1999 when Murphy served on the Uncommon Friends Foundation board. » Read more
Fishing is more than just hooking a fish on a line — it involves the practice of understanding fish behavior and habitat and learning how to read the water. It is truly an art form that requires patience and responsibility. As part of their summer program, the Sanibel Sea School recently hosted a week-long camp to learn about fish, fishing gear and the techniques needed to be successful in the art of fishing. » Read more
Island aficianados can probably tell you all about CROW’s unique “Animal Ambassador” program for critters who are unable to be released back into the wild. The ambassadors have become an integral part of the hospital’s educational outreach programs for up-close experiences with wildlife.
CROW currently has six animals in the program: Lola, the American kestrel; Talon, the red-tailed hawk; » Read more
Do you enjoy gatherings at The Sanibel Community House? If so, you might enjoy this!
Friends of The Community House are planning on building a time bench — instead of the usual time capsule — that the Sanibel community can enjoy until 2047.
The bench will be designed to be waterproof and sealed against the elements for 25 years.
Within the bench, » Read more