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Move-In Day

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At Ocean’s Reach, the fun starts at move in!

Handy luggage carts and shopping baskets are provided to make transporting all of your vacation items — clothes, food, toys, and even children — quick and easy!  » Read more

Free Summer Programs at “Ding”

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“Wildlife Wonders” talks, weekly beach walks and nature crafts highlight the free summer programming offered now through August 6 at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.

The schedule of weekly activities follows. No pre-registration is necessary.

Reading at the Refuge, every Wednesday at 10 a.m.: Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it.  » Read more

The Shell Love Bug!

Shell Love Bug

Did you catch the Shell Love Bug on “Good Morning America” recently?

It was part of the first-ever National Seashell Day, celebrated on Monday, June 20. Along with a slew of volunteers, Pam Rambo — of fame — transformed an old VW Beetle convertible into a “Sailor’s Valentine on Wheels.”

For all you trivia buffs out there, here’s a “By the Numbers”  » Read more

Rockin’ and Rollin’

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Every so often, guests are treated to some rockin’ and rollin’ waves at Ocean’s Reach, not typical of our usually mild-mannered gulf waters.

Pictured here are some lofty waves guests enjoyed when Tropical Storm Colin recently side-swiped our area a couple of weeks ago.  No real impact from the storm — just a bit of huffin’ and puffin’ by Mother Nature!  » Read more

Smithsonian Exhibit Coming to Sanibel

Smithsonian Exhibit

Need another reason to get away to Sanibel this fall?

Guests visiting October 29 – December 9, 2016, can include one more “Must Do” on their list: The first-of-its-kind Water/Ways traveling exhibit that will be displayed at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge this fall.

The exhibit, sponsored in partnership with the Museum On Main Street program and supported by the Smithsonian and Florida Humanities Council,  » Read more

It’s National Seashell Day!!!

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It’s the first-ever National Seashell Day!

As part of the festivities planned for the day, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will be offering its guests a number of special events and activities.

The shell museum’s Executive Director Dorrie Hipschman will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America broadcast – with two live remote appearances scheduled to air between 7 and 9 a.m. – with ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee.  » Read more

Float into Summer

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The summer solstice heralds the first day of summer, June 20 at 6:34 p.m. EDT, even though we’re already celebrating. Come float with us on soothing summer blue waters!

If hot, balmy breezes, golden tans and cool splashes in the Gulf float your boat, then we have the perfect beach vacation condo for you. And even better, our one- and two-bedroom condos can accommodate almost every schedule — from spur-of-the-moment getaways to relaxing week-long stays.  » Read more

A Warm and Furry Welcome!

CROW rehab dog Katie

The unofficial greeter of the gift shop at CROW, Katie, a certified therapy dog.

One of the places on Sanibel where islanders might expect to see a wild critter rehabilitating from an injury may run into a more familiar domesticated animal greeting them at the door. At the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s Visitor Education Center, the friendly staff of the gift shop has recently been joined by Katie,  » Read more

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