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Say a Prayer


On behalf of the owners and staff at Ocean’s Reach, our hearts go out to all those who will be impacted by this devastating storm.

Please join us in sending prayers for those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. As we know firsthand, their lives are about to be changed in ways they never imagined.

Help people affected by this disaster by making a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief.  » Read more

Remodeling the Nest


We’ve noticed some aerial activity swirling and swooping around our osprey platform. Could it be? Is this the start of a new osprey family at Ocean’s Reach?

We are now on “daily watch” mode for the return of our Sanibel osprey couple. And these pictures indicate that a new nest may be occupied soon! The male osprey typically initiates the building or remodeling of the nest prior to his courtship of the female.  » Read more

The Tide


The tide recedes, but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land.
The music stops, yet echoes on
in sweet, soulful refrains.
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

Author: Unknown  » Read more

Roll out the Red Carpet


Everybody loves a party!

Case in point, the turnout for the recent grand opening of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille’s new location was deemed a stand-up success! Plates overflowed with tasty Caribbean morsels, friends reacquainted over savory libations and not an empty seat was to be found.

The newly built restaurant and bar — across the street from Bailey’s at the intersection of Tarpon Bay Road and Island Inn Road —  » Read more

Farmer’s Market Returns!


Thanks to our friends at the “Island Reporter” for this news we’ve been waiting for!

Seven new vendors will join the line up at the popular weekly Sanibel Island Farmers Market, which will kick off its ninth season in October.

The weekly Sunday market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road. This season will kick off on Sunday,  » Read more

Wonders of Nature


A recent walk on the beach found these placid, glistening gulf waters in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine. We had previously showed you that storm’s frothy rolling waters, swirling ankle deep on the shore.

From tempest to tranquility, each depiction is deserving of its own beauty.

On our barrier island, the wonders of nature never cease and will never disappoint!  » Read more

2016 “Wines in the Wild”


SCCF has a great new venue for their annual fundraiser this year — the new Bailey Homestead Preserve!

Come celebrate the 9th annual “Wines in the Wild” benefiting the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation on Saturday, November 5, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“We always like to add a new element to this fundraiser,” said Tom Uhler, event co-chair. “We’re excited to announce that this year ‘Wines in the Wild’  » Read more

Got Sun? Go Solar!


Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has gone solar!

The bank recently announced that it has installed solar electricity systems at its two largest branch locations: Main Office at 2475 Library Way on Sanibel and McGregor Branch at 15975 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers.

The solar electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaic systems, work in parallel with utility electricity to provide power in a seamless manner to the bank.  » Read more

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