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Don’t Miss “Nunsense”!


BIG ARTS presents its own take on the prolific Off-Broadway classic “Nunsense” as it continues through Saturday, April 15 at the Herb Strauss Theater.

The original production of Nunsense, directed by Dan Goggin, opened December 12, 1985 at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre before moving to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater for the majority of its 10-year run due to high demand. In total, there were 3,672 performances,  » Read more

Home Exchange

Home exchanging is a popular concept that allows homeowners to swap homes with other homeowners for their vacation. Recently we noticed our wildlife neighbors were switching their homes located at Ocean’s Reach.

Our osprey enjoys a change of venue from his osprey platform to the woodpecker’s birdhouse! The change of location also includes a new outlook from the perspective of the woodpecker!

We couldn’t resist capturing this phenomena and sharing it with our guests at Ocean’s Reach.  » Read more

Spring Bargains at the Ark

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Each weekday, long before the doors to Noah’s Ark open at 9:30 a.m., a crowd gathers in the parking lot. Looking for bargains, the shoppers, arranged in an orderly line, often greet one another and Ark volunteers with hugs.

Noah’s Ark, an operation of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, is popular with islanders, many of whom visit the shop nearly every day and know one another by name.  » Read more

Art with a View

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Art with a priceless, beautiful beach view is on full display and accessible to the entire Sanibel community. Look outside your lanai or take a walk along the beach to discover endless beauty — both natural and handmade. Better yet, get inspired and create your own art installation on the beach. B-view-tiful!  » Read more

A Happy Hoppy Time!

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For many islanders — especially those who have raised their children on Sanibel — the island’s annual spring festival is one of their favorite events of the year!

This year, the Children’s Education Center of the Islands will hold its 23rd Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Sanibel City Park (next to the Sanibel Community House).

The Festival begins with a free Easter Egg Hunt by age group at 9:00 a.m.  » Read more

Rock the Court

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This rock star rules on the shuffleboard court!

Challenging his grandfather for the first time during a visit to Ocean’s Reach, youth and confidence (and superstar good looks) prevailed.

Next, he outdid himself on the basketball court shooting hoops.

No beach time for this rock star. Yet.  » Read more

Manatee Park

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Originally opened in 1996, the 17-acre Manatee Park is the place to go in Southwest Florida for manatee viewing, especially from November through March when hundreds of these widely adored marine mammals congregate here.

In a curious symbiotic relationship, the manatees have learned to migrate up the Orange River during the coldest months of the year, seeking the warm-water outflow from the adjacent Florida Power and Light power plant.  » Read more

New Culinary Education Center

Community House Calendar

On your next visit to Sanibel Island, be sure to check out the newly renovated Sanibel Community House, which now features a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and community garden that supports their new Culinary Education Center program.

Guests are invited to enjoy an assortment of classes and special dinners exploring global flavors, farm-to-table cooking, regional specialties, and more. Look through the calendar above and plan to make room for a culinary adventure on your next vacation at Ocean’s Reach!  » Read more

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