This is a “WOW.”
Classically trained pianist and musicologist Erik Entwistle was moved to create an original composition while riding his bike through the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge.
Erik, a Sanibel resident, has devoted much of his performing and scholarly career to the music of Czech composers, and his “A Day at the Refuge” composition reflects his specialized studies and writings. » Read more
More salty kisses … and cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs.!
We received a wonderful note yesterday from owners (and proud parents) Susan and Bill J. from Wayland, MA, thanking us for highlighting the very special Sanibel Island wedding celebration of their son and new daughter-in-law last week.
In addition to providing us with this gorgeous (!!!) photo of Cindy and Scott, » Read more
With sandy toes and salty kisses, Scott and Cindy J. from Hong Kong celebrated their destination wedding with loved ones on Sanibel Island last week.
Both Scott’s father and grandfather own condos at Ocean’s Reach, so it was a “natural” to host their extended family and friends here at the resort. Cindy’s family also flew in from Hong Kong!
Pictured above is the Wedding Breakfast that was held for the special couple at The Grove. » Read more
Taylor F. – First place winner from Edison Park Elementary
Mia S. – Second place winner from Edison Park Elementary
Claire S. – Third place winner from Edison Park Elementary
Rosailys R. – First place winner from Patriot Elementary
Emma S. – Second place winner from Patriot Elementary
Alice Y. » Read more
Any Food Network lovers out there?
If so, keep an eye out on 11-year-old Southwest Florida local Riya Shah, who is competing on the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” currently airing. The show, hosted by celebrity chefs Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman, boasts the baking skills “far beyond their years” of 12 children from around the country. » Read more
In 1962, during a very low tide in January, more than 70 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club members and island visitors walked the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva to collect different species of shells, in an attempt to help in the study of mollusk populations trends. Participants then gathered at The Community House to identify their shells and log their finds. The event was repeated each January for years. » Read more
Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
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Today’s Guest Photographer: Joyce Dev » Read more
A family that plays together stays together. So does that mean a family that shells together gels together?
It certainly seems so, looking at this photo of the Merel clan, spotlighting family members from Chicago and New York who gathered at Ocean’s Reach over the holidays.
They were making good use of our shell cleaning station when we caught up with them. » Read more
Vacation doesn’t necessarily mean that your mind should go numb. One of our favorite things about “season” on Sanibel is the number of impressive lecturers that pass through town.
Here’s an update for the 2022 season from our friends at Ding Darling:
“The 18th annual “Ding” Darling Lecture Series will bring seven authors and wildlife and art experts to Sanibel Island from February 4 through March 25, » Read more