Meet the Director

Ocean’s Reach has been pleased to host Ann Nieman, director of the BIG ARTS production of Noises Off, the wildly outrageous comedy playing at the Strauss Theater until February 17th.

Ann’s past credits on Sanibel Island include Lend Me a Tenor and Stepping Out.

An award-winning director/choreographer, Ann has created over 200 productions for respected regional theaters across the U.S. and Europe,  » Read more

A Wizarding Experience

The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform music from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, as part of a video/movie experience.

The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ score.  » Read more

Just WOW!!

“Over 40 years.”

When we asked longtime guest Harold B. from Hartford, IL just how long he’s been searching for a junonia, that was his answer.

And we believe him. The amazing shell — which is considered the island’s most coveted seashell due to its elusiveness — is rare indeed. And Harold’s was one of the most perfect and prettiest we’ve ever seen!  » Read more

“Birding Without Borders”

Self-proclaimed “bird nerd” Noah Stryckerset a worldwide Big Year record in 2015. His book about the experience, Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World, was released in late 2017.

Strycker starts out the 2018 “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series on Friday, Jan. 19. He will be presenting three free programs at 10 a.m.,  » Read more

It’s All About Your Health

To kick off the new year, the Sanibel Health Club will hold its 5th annual Community Fitness & Health Fair Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature free demos, fitness evaluations, samples, refreshments and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go towards The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund which provides camping experiences for special needs adults in Southwest Florida.  » Read more

Scrumptious New Brunch Options

One of our guests’ favorite waterview restaurants is the Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort — just “next door” from Ocean’s Reach via a short beach walk.

Earlier this month, the restaurant introduced new brunch options that are sure to please.

On Sundays, in addition to their usual offerings, the restaurant has incorporated five different themed brunch items that will be rotated on a weekly basis.  » Read more

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