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Israel Fest

  With so much at stake in the middle east, this is an uplifting time to join our West Wind Inn’s Jewish guests in celebrating the 66th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. The event, a cultural

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Opera Lovers can never get enough

Opera Lovers can never get enough, especially when they leave the traditional world of opera performances. But, just because you need to escape the urban landscape doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of the occasional dose of operatic music

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Not be confused with “Monty” Python,

the next film on the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center Bi-Weekly Film Series is “Monster Python”. While fascinating, there is nothing funny about this video import from the PBS series, “Inside Nature’s Giants”. This wildlife documentary will be screened

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Have you read about this?

The illusive white orchid of the Everglades, also known as the “Ghost Orchid? It has been the subject of numerous articles and even a crime novel.   It can be found, if it can be found, in the Fakahatchee Strand. Small fortunes

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“Nice body. Good legs.”

We’re not talking about what you think we are. The comments are about wine. They are the kind of observations you might hear tossed around at “Sanibel Uncorked” on February 23. It’s an event in honor of the noble grape

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Edison Festival Of Light

Between the Super Bowl and the Olympics, the information highway has left little room for news about the premier event in Southwest Florida – The Edison Festival of Light – which takes place in Fort Myers. In fact, certain outlier

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kki Matsumoto, revered Sanibel artist, has passed

Regular visitors to and residents of Sanibel Island would have seen Ikki Matsumoto’s distinctive art in numerous island and other Southwest Florida venues. He was known for stylized portrayals of birds, sealife and semi-tropical landscapes reflective of the nature on

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Friday Lectures at J N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Among the lesser known attractions at J N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge are the Friday Lectures. The lectures are free and held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Coming up on January 17, Author Bob H. Lee will

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BIG Arts events

If you love to attend BIG Arts events while staying at West Wind inn on Sanibel, here’s an opportunity to save. Between now and December 31, you can save 10% off admission on selected events and performances at BIG Arts.    Eligible Concerts,

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Holiday Greetings from West Wind Inn

As Hanukkah comes to a close and the Christmas season hits fever pitch, all of us at West Wind Inn wish you happy holidays. May great joy come to you at this exalted time year.

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