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Star-Studded Evening


Imagine yourself beneath the glow of the starry barrier island sky. Close friends and family round about sharing a tale or two. Tasty appetizers and entrées delight, warmed and grilled, aligned with coolers of refreshing drink. Love and laughter permeate the air.

Our Grove’s temperate warmth, sea scents and lighted outer space provide the perfect star-studded surrounding for a storytelling session, dinner al fresco or an impromptu fun-filled gathering with your favorite clan.  » Read more

Can’t Wait for “Taste of the Islands”!


A beloved island tradition, the 35th CROW Taste of the Islands, will be held this year from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Sanibel Community Park. Admission is $5 for adults and children ages 12 and younger are free.

Sixteen restaurants are participating this year, four of which are new to the festival – Il Cielo, Love Boat Ice Cream, Shima and Blue Giraffe.  » Read more

Dessert for Two


Order this dessert and listen for the gasps from your fellow diners. They’ve never seen a dessert so huge! And from the expression on Andy’s face, he was having second thoughts about choosing a smaller slice of key lime pie.

Dig deep into a piece of carrot cake so extraordinary in taste, size and thickness of cream cheese frosting. Only at Doc Ford’s.  » Read more

Lighten Up!



The Grove is lighter and brighter thanks to our dynamic duo, Lisa and owner, Bob G. Stepping up and down ladders and swirling tiny white lights around a canopy of majestic palms (and checking them twice), it’s a labor of love lighting the way for our holiday guests.

Making your family’s beach vacation brighter and festive for the holidays is one of our greatest joys.  » Read more

Picnic at the Pink Out


Ocean’s Reach owner Judy G. (right) and friend Carol S. (left) were among the dozens to “Pink Out” recently to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.

The 5th annual “Picnic at the Pink Out” took place recently at Sanibel Fire Station #1. Participants danced, took part in raffles for prizes and enjoyed food and refreshments. In addition,  » Read more

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