We’re So Proud!

Lisa's daughter 1

Lisa's daughter 2

Lisa and her family traveled up to North Carolina recently to celebrate as daughter, Marin, graduated from historic Davidson College. In addition to commencement, they enjoyed a full weekend of activities, including a unique graduation picnic held on the grounds of a quarry in nearby Mooresville.

Marin received a four-year scholarship as part of the school’s prestigious Bonner Scholars Program, during which she completed 280 hours of community service each year.  » Read more

Manatee Magical Moment

mannatee moment

A close encounter of the natural kind can yield magic on your soul. On Sanibel it can be as near as a manatee’s nose lying on your paddleboard! A frequent Ocean’s Reach guest recently discovered this gentle, playful creature at Tarpon Bay Explorers. Even though the manatee’s nose was on top of the paddleboard, our guest was careful not to touch. The naturalists at Tarpon Bay Explorers recommend allowing the manatees to play and roam as they please without human interference.  » Read more

Hiking Florida

Sandra Friend and John Keatley. The authors

The Florida Trail Guide

Learn “How To Hike the Florida Trail” from the authors of The Florida Trail Guide, Sandra Friend and John Keatley. The authors, both life members of the Florida Trail Association, will present two programs beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016, in the free “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island.

The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the statewide Florida Trail.  » Read more

Perfect Spot for a Paint-Out


The Sanibel-Captiva Art League held its March plein-air Paint-Out at RS Walsh’s In The Garden, the island’s retail garden center and outdoor showroom.

The group meets monthly at different locations around the islands.

“In The Garden is a favorite spot for our painters,” said Marcy Calkins, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. “It is truly a tropical oasis with wandering paths and an amazing variety of display gardens.  » Read more

Easter on the Island

Easter Weekend Church Services

Chapel by the Sea
Maundy Thursday(includes Holy Communion) 4:00pm
Good Friday 12:00pm
Easter Sunday 11:00am

Saint Isabel Catholic Church
Holy Thursday 5:00pm
Good Friday 3:00pm
Holy Saturday 8:00pm
Easter Sunday 7:00am 9:00am 11:00am

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ
Good Friday 1:00pm
Easter Sunday 7:45am 9:00am 11:00am

Sanibel Community Church

Easter Sunday 6:30am (on the causeway next to bridge closest to Fort Myers)
At Sanibel Community Church Periwinkle Way 8:00am 9:00am 11:00am

Saint Michael &  » Read more

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