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Night Life at Ocean’s Reach

Owl photo

Island night life is alive and well at Ocean’s Reach! Our security camera on Building #4 caught it all on tape!

See the Eastern Screech-Owl, perched on our camera box, peering directly into the lens. Small and camouflaged, this pint-sized owl is difficult to detect by sight but recognizable by its shrill tremolo. It spends the day roosting, becoming active at night foraging and preying on large insects and small rodents.  » Read more

Bring Your Own

bring your own gear

We couldn’t be more pleased to have many of our winter guests spend multiple weeks on the beach with us. Ocean’s Reach is “home” for snowbirds and empty nesters from the Northeast and Midwest escaping the brisk winter months between December and April.

Frequently these guests will drive south with their cars loaded with personal items, beach toys, and even kayaks. They want their crockpot and favorite skillet in the kitchen,  » Read more

Early Sanibel Memories

Bob Sabatino, early islander

What a great story from our friends at the “Island Reporter”!

When Bob Sabatino moved to Sanibel in 1957, it was a true island.

“When I was on the ferry you only saw the Lighthouse and then way over to the right were two houses,” he said. “One of those two houses was Bailey’s store.”

While Sabatino was in the Coast Guard,  » Read more

First Responder in Need

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We know our guests appreciate our island first responders as much as they do the courageous men and women who serve in their hometowns. Here’s a story we wanted to share from “The Island Reporter” in case you would like to help.

Firefighter gets much support after car accident
February 10, 2016
By BRIAN WIERIMA

The firefighters,  » Read more

It’s “Art Fair” Time!

Art Fair 2016

Courtesy of Jeff Lysiak at the “Island Sun”:

The Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva is preparing for the 33rd annual Arts & Crafts Fair, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The event attracts more than 10,000 attendees each year.

The fundraiser, which started as a pancake breakfast with one artist showcasing his work,  » Read more

A Dog-Gone Good Time!

Mutts Gone Nuts and Andy

 

BIG ARTS has a stellar schedule of “must see” events this season. Tickets go fast and seats are limited, so be sure you don’t miss out on this year’s amazing line-up of great entertainment.

Andy recently attended the canine cabaret, “Mutts Gone Nuts” and is hoping you get a chance to see it in your neighborhood. It’s comedy gone wild featuring ten amazing rescued dogs that match wits with their human companions.  » Read more

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