A Day at the Refuge


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!


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

Sandy Toes, Salty Kisses


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

Counting Nature’s Blessings


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

Ding Darling Lecture Series

Richard Crossley


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

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