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Wishful Thinking

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We can imagine what this guest is thinking: “If only the sun could come out today, my day would be just beachy”.

This dramatic image was captured last week during the effects of Tropical Depression #9. Fortunately our guests were mesmerized by watching the storm from the beach, yet still wishing the clouds away. The breezy, balmy, on-again-off-again showery weather provided prime shelling discoveries for bounty hunters, romantic beach strolls through deep sandy puddles and coveted “alone time” while nature unfurled its drama on the high seas.  » Read more

27th annual “Ding” Darling Days

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Birding tours and Family Fun Day are highlights of “Ding” Darling Days.

Save the date for 27th annual “Ding” Darling Days

Mark your calendars for this year’s “Ding” Darling Days birding and eco-festival at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida, the week of Oct. 16-22, 2016.

Family Fun Day kicks off the week with free activities on Sunday,  » Read more

Car Cruise-In

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“If you don’t look back at your car after you park it, you own the wrong car.” — Anonymous

From classic to cool, downtown streets in Fort Myers are lined with the sight of these show cars on the fourth Saturday of every month from 4-8 pm.

Music, food, drinks, and more! Free to the public with many venues featuring additional specials.  » Read more

Calling “Cirque du Soleil” Fans!

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“OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.  » Read more

Happy Birthday, Andy!

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It’s always a fun day around here, but never more so than when we have an Ocean’s Reach birthday to celebrate!

Recently, Andy was surprised with a “birthday tub” full of two of his favorites: blueberry muffins and chocolates!

We took it easy on the number of candles, but that doesn’t mean our wishes for a wonderful year were any less.

Happy Birthday, Andy,  » Read more

Summer of “WOW” a Success!

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Hats off to our friends at Adventures in Paradise, who created and sponsored the Wonders of Water (WOW) program this summer with The Heights Center!

The ‘WOW’ project was designed to enhance learning and life experiences for 4th to 6th grade students participating in The Heights Center’s summer camp program. Adventures In Paradise took the children on sea life encounter tours which included: a boat ride,  » Read more

Any Pittsburgh Fans Out There?

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A fun article from our friends at the Island Reporter, written by Brian Wierima:

Despite being located off the beaten path of Periwinkle Way, Pittsburgh native John Nader’s business venture 12 years ago in the form of the Great White Grill has prospered.

It’s also quite obvious to discover what NFL, MLB, NHL and college teams Nader loves, too, since they are plastered all over the walls,  » Read more

Smiles All Around

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We’re all smiles when our guests are smiling! And there’s lots of smiling behind and in front of this camera.

Team member, Adolfo, thrives on guest happiness so he was delighted to photograph the Manley family’s wonderful beach vacation stay. The Manleys are long time annual guests of Ocean’s Reach and we couldn’t be happier to host such a nice family.  » Read more

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