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The Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner is coming!!


Fun Fact: An old propane tank from the “Algiers” steamboat was salvaged and now fuels the outdoor kitchen for the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner!

The Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner is coming!! The annual fundraising event will be held this year on Saturday, February 24 at the Sanibel Community House.

For $10 per person (kids under 10 are free),  » Read more

SCCF Open House Today!

Have you ever wondered how SCCF’s researchers study seagrasses, diamondhead terrapins and sea turtles? How do you track eastern indigo snake populations across different islands in Pine Island Sound? How do you measure water quality and use the raw data to tell a story? What can tracking the movements of green sea turtles tell us about them? How do you restore an oyster reef, and why do it?

Meet the scientists and staffers at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation who are always happy to answer your questions and talk more about how guidance from SCCF helps in the continued success of managing our island wildlife and environment.  » Read more

Who’s Your Daddy?

We ran across this groundbreaking study from Florida Atlantic University which documents multiple paternity in loggerhead sea turtle nests in Southwest Florida. What started out as a study on female sea turtle promiscuity is proving to be very good news for this female-biased species facing risks of extinction due to climate change.

To read about the fascinating findings published in Science Daily, click here.  » Read more

Crafts on the River

This weekend, Centennial Park will be transformed into a craft lovers dream with 100 exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts along the historic riverfront in downtown Fort Myers.

The annual Crafts on the River is a non-juried event open to local and national artisans and crafters. The event delights in old, new and unique items that come from all over the world. Original designs are displayed by nearly 100 artists in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to talk with the artists about their work and,  » Read more

Sticking Your Neck Out

This photo was sent to us from longtime guest Scott N. from Indianapolis, IN.

“An Indianapolis camera store, which has been in business 60 years, hosts a gallery night once a year. As a part of that, they ask people to submit images for consideration to be on display that evening. I submitted this image to them, and they chose the image to be on display in their gallery for two months last fall.  » Read more

Relaxing at The Grove

One of our favorite spots at Ocean’s Reach is The Grove, where guests are invited to hold family gatherings, social events and cookouts amid our beautiful outdoor space.

Popular for its comfortable dining and grilling area, The Grove is also a perfect escape for guests who just want to sit back and relax in the shade, read a book, or simply observe nature.

Guest Anne C.  » Read more

Chasing Coral

The award-winning documentary film Chasing Coral continues the sixth annual free “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

The Netflix original film explores the beauty of coral and its fragility and future in a changing climate. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  » Read more

What a Sweetie Pie!

The Sweetie Pie Collection by Norman Love Confections

Andy’s excited! There’s no longer any need to cross the causeway for our favorite gourmet chocolates!

Norman Love Confections, through a partnership with Traders, is now offering a selection of its mouthwatering chocolates at T2 by Traders, located in The Village Shops on Periwinkle Way.

The gift shop at T2 will offer Norman Love’s signature boxes of two,  » Read more

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