Yearly Archives: 2014

Preventive Maintenance Repairs to The Sanibel Causeway

If you are arriving on Sanibel Island in the next few weeks for a beach vacation or getaway at Sanibel’s West Wind Inn island resort, you may incur some minor traffic delays on the Causeway. Lee County, which owns the

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Ho-hum. Another award for Sanibel.

Let us take that back. Every time Sanibel Island gets an award it means some Islanders worked very hard and have been recognized for it. In this case, it’s the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). SCCF received the Conservation Organization of

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25th annual “Ding” Darling Days

With August just one day a way, it’s time to remind potential visitors that Ding Darling Days will soon be with us. This week-long, Oct. 19-25, is a truly extraordinary opportunity to experience all the nature that “Ding” Darling National

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“Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest for 2014

If you will be relaxing at West Wind Inn on Sanibel Island anytime through Sept 15, 2014, be sure to visit “Ding” Darling NWR and be sure to take your camera. A photograph of nature you shoot in the Refuge

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Sanibel Stars

Sanibel Stars are worth a visit. In 2000, the City of Sanibel passed a regulation that required restrictions on all man-made light. The original intent was to prevent such illumination from confusing baby turtles as they emerge from their nests

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Prepare to be “stunned”

Online rating service, “Buzzfeed,” has named Sanibel at the top of its list of America’s most “stunning small towns. We agre. Buzzfeed lists Sanibel’s “seclusion and untouched beauty as its strong-points and mentions the absence of tall buildings (we call

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Beach Chairs

Occasionally, we read questions online about “beach chairs”. Are they available? Are they for rent? Should I buy some inexpensive beach chairs at Kmart and donate them to a thrift shop when I leave Sanibel to go home Different hotels,

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They love us in Miami

They love us in Miami. And not just for our Sanibel beach, which is reason enough, of course. Author Robin Soslow writes in the Miami Herald about a trip to Sanibel and to our favorite National Wildlife Refuge, “Ding” Darling.

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E Awards

It’s E Awards time again at West Wind Inn. For those readers who don’t know about E Awards, here’s brief description: For many years, Elaine McLaughlin was the Executive Director of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. That’s the

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News from West Wind Inn’s favorite National Wildlife Refuge: “Ding” Darling

If you will be visiting Sanibel from now until June 7, you should plan that the Indigo Trail, between the fee booth and cross dike, and the Wildlife Education Boardwalk is closed to enable crushed shell resurfacing. It will reopen on Saturday, June

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