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Upcycle! Art Fest

When art meets nature, this is what it looks like, as the “Ding” Darling Society presents a new art fest to benefit J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Named “Upcycle! Art Fest”, the idea of this inaugural event is

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E-Award Excellence

You have something to say about how you are treated when you visit Sanibel Island and the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau has a system working on your behalf. Have you experienced great customer service by someone who really

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We All Scream For Ice Cream

Will you be bringing your kids to West Wind Inn in June? Here’s a deal. Local yogurt and ice cream shop, Poco Loco in Jerry’s Shopping Center, is now offering locally-famous LoveBoat Ice Cream, and promising a free single scoop

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Sanibel Summer Camp

Summer Camp on Sanibel – Summer Arts Camp, that it is.  This a great way to keep youngsters creatively active while school is out. Scheduled to start on June 3rd and run each week through July 26th – with a

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Shooters Wanted at “Ding” Darling NWR

With a wealth of photographic subjects available in the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, you might want to learn to shoot from an expert. And if you have plans to do that, we suggest you book a room

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Sweet Sixteen – FGCU vs UoF

West Wind Inn on Sanibel devotes a lot of its blog space to arts and nature events. This weekend, the nature of the art is basketball as our local Florida Gulf Coast University meets the University of Florida in the

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Sailors Valentines

Being right on the Sanibel beach as we are, with all that is True Sanibel close at hand, West Wind Inn is naturally drawn to all things relating to seashells. We thought this news from the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum would

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“Ding” Darling Lecture Series

We get our share of World Travelers at West Wind Inn. Now, as the closest beach resort to “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, we invite you to share the world travel stories of Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and

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Fort Rock Music Festival

We love having MLB teams do their spring training in Southwest Florida. It’s a treat for the fans of Boston, Minnesota and the visiting teams they play. And there are fringe benefits from having the spring training venues. One is

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Sanibel Music Festival – Save March for Music

Oh, the excitement! It’s just two weeks until the 2013 version of what has been a beloved Sanibel musical tradition for 25 years – the Sanibel Music Festival. The first performance in the 26th annual Sanibel Music Festival takes place

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