As you may know, Sanibel Island was hit with a severe red tide bloom earlier this summer. While the initial effects were indeed harsh, we’re pleased to report that conditions have improved dramatically.
The top photo above was taken at Ocean’s Reach yesterday morning, Sept 10.
At this point in time, the beach outside of Ocean’s Reach has been clean for more than a month now and city officials are reporting good conditions on all Sanibel beaches. » Read more
We love the meaning behind this photo from longtime guest Anne C. from Mahwah, NJ.
Sanibel is beautiful even when a storm is coming. I have used this photo of mine for anniversary cards as it makes me think of strong, flexible couples who are able to stand together. » Read more
It most definitely does, Anne. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
The Lee County Library System is partnering with the Americana Music Association to offer free singer-songwriter events for the community.
The ACMA is a Fort Myers-based nonprofit that promotes local artists who write and perform. The community performances will showcase their talent and provide the audience with the stories behind the songs in an intimate showcase, which serves to compliment the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.
On Sept. » Read more
Just a little up the road in North Fort Myers is the Northside Drive-In Flea Market.
This eclectic open-air flea market is a favorite for breakfast and bargains. After chowing down on a hearty made-to-order breakfast from the snack bar, visitors can peruse 300 booths selling both new and used items, including jewelry, fresh produce, one-of-a-kind antiques, books, furniture and linens. The beautiful fresh citrus grown along the banks of the Caloosahatchee is especially popular. » Read more
Thanks to writer Bo Cherry and our friends at the Sanibel-Captiva Islander for this article!
With the summer wet season in full swing, it is the perfect time of year to strap on hiking shoes – or water boots – and head outdoors for a look at the lush plant life in Southwest Florida’s forests and swamps.
One of the most fascinating plants to see is the resurrection fern. » Read more
“Sometimes you have to let life
turn you upside down,
so you can learn how to live
right side up.”
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com. » Read more
Discarded hubcaps transformed into fine art? Come see for yourself as the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs showcases a traveling exhibit of 35 up-cycled hubcaps, where the “metal canvases” highlight inventive ways to re-use and recycle scraps in a fresh way.
“Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” features work by artists who answered a challenge to reclaim rusted automobile hubcaps and transform them into their own artistic statements on environmental issues. » Read more
F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel-Captiva has been named a 2018 TopRated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.
“Thirty-six years ago, we were a small group of islanders helping our neighbors with a few services,” said Maggi Feiner, FISH president and CEO. “Now, with many different programs, services and workshops, full time social workers, administrative professionals and a team of volunteers, » Read more
Calling all Doodlebugs!
MacIntosh Books and Paper invites everyone to participate in their 2nd Annual Bookmark Design Contest. Winning bookmarks will be given away with the purchase of a children’s book beginning in November and continue through May of 2018 or while supplies last.
Theme: Reading on Sanibel!
Deadline: September 30th, » Read more
Assisted living residents of Shell Point Retirement Community recently gifted handmade onesies to newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the only pediatric hospital of its kind located between Tampa and Miami, opened a new building just over a year ago at Lee Health’s HealthPark Medical Center. The 128-bed, seven-story facility is designed to make children feel like they are in a fun, » Read more