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Cart Around the Island!

Add some fun and freedom to your next visit at Ocean’s Reach by renting your own snazzy electric cart!

Sanibel Carts is our local source for street-legal, solar-paneled electric carts.  They offer door-to-door delivery, along with knowledgeable and friendly service and top-of-the-line vehicles.

Sanibel Carts are street-legal, electric golf carts that are designated under Florida law as low speed vehicles (LSVs).  These LSVs are permitted to drive on any street where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less.   » Read more

Art in the Gardens

The staff at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates invites you to celebrate the opening of their annual community art installation, Art in the Gardens, on Friday, April 26.

Art in the Gardens features creative three-dimensional artwork made largely from recycled materials by local students. This year’s theme is “Sunshine and Moonlight.”

This free exhibit, including artwork from 19 area schools,  » Read more

Second Chances

Now playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers:  “Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical.”  

Come enjoy the funny, yet inspirational, musical comedy about the quirky characters that run The Second Chances Thrift Shop. You’ll meet the hilarious lead clerk who always brings sunshine to the day with humor, the couple who work in the collection area who discover that you can find love later in life,  » Read more

Hot Diggity Dog!

Photo by Richard Drew, Associated Press

Did you ever wonder what it took to make it to the famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest on Coney Island?

Come find out for yourself as Cape Coral’s “Nathan’s Famous” hosts the area’s qualifier on April 13 at 1 p.m.

Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California currently holds the title of World Champion after eating 74 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes on July 4,  » Read more

Earth Day at the Refuge

Photo from “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society

Because Earth Day 2019 falls on the Monday following Easter, a day off for many students, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has expanded the free event to include a full day of tours, crafts, films, and programs on Monday, April 22.

Bike or hike Wildlife Drive for free from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Take part in recycled earth crafts from 10 a.m.  » Read more

Jazz Under the Stars

On Friday, April 12, the Gulf Coast Symphony Jazz Ensemble will perform under the stars at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates.

The concert, to be held in the Estate’s River Pavilion, will feature beautiful views of the Caloosahatchee, along with some of your favorite jazz classics.  Look out over the river as top musicians from the symphony play hits like I’ve Got the World on a String » Read more

Talkin’ Turtles

Photo provided by SCCF

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “The World Turtle Crisis and Non-Marine Turtle Research at SCCF” on April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Sanibel.

Turtles are now the second most endangered group of vertebrates – next to primates – in the world, with turtles having the highest average threat level. Of the about 360 species of turtles in the world,  » Read more

Southern Comfort

Photo by C.R.O.W.

Did you know that C.R.O.W. typically sees its patient population double, even triple, over the summer?

Summer — or “baby season” as its known to our friends at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife — is the busiest time of year for them, when the wildlife clinic typically cares for well over 200 patients at a time. Not only does the hospital need medical supplies and food to take care of the additional animals,  » Read more

Doing It Right

Bob and Judy at this year’s Kiwani’s Spaghetti Dinner

Owners Bob and Judy G. from Commerce Township, MI have definitely figured out how to do things right!

They come down each year in mid-October and stay at Ocean’s Reach until April.

We’re missing them already, but this year, they’ve added in a Caribbean cruise before they make their way back up north,  » Read more

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