Confab at Frannie’s Preserve

Longtime guest Marion B., from New York, NY shared this photo with us that she calls “Confab at Frannie’s Preserve” — How delightfully fitting!

The Frannie’s Preserve Extension Trail, the latest new trail from our friends at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, has quickly become a favorite for guests of Ocean’s Reach.

It’s an easy bike ride to its entrance at the back of the Sanibel Community Playground on Periwinkle,  » Read more

Trader’s Spin-off

Faithful fans of Traders who have been eagerly awaiting the opening of its spin off restaurant — T2 — can now head over to The Village Shops and enjoy the new, more casual and slightly smaller restaurant for themselves.

T2 is more intimate than “big Traders,” and notably has outdoor, pet-friendly seating. Its menu shares some of Traders’ trademark dishes, but makes sure to highlight a unique character all its own.  » Read more

Dames at Sea


Dames at Sea
tells the story of Ruby, who steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show. But hours before the opening night curtain is set to rise, the cast learns that their theater is being demolished. With the help of some adoring sailors, Ruby and the cast set a plan in motion to perform the show in a naval battleship.

The show is known for its exuberant choreography.  » Read more

Historic Performance by Cuban Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will make a historic first appearance ever in Southwest Florida on Saturday, March 10 when it performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Since its inception in 1960, The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music.  » Read more

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