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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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Beach Balls & Baseball

In March at West Wind Inn you can play catch on the beach, in the commons grass, or – go watch the pros play catch during Spring Training! Again this year, the Boston Red Sox will be training at JetBlue

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Museum Lecture Series Features Nudibranch Talk

Ever heard of a Nudibranch? It’s probably not what you think…It’s a seashell, without  a shell. Actually, Nudibranches are shell-less mollusks. Joyce Matthys will present a lecture about these extraordinary creatures at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on February 8, 2013 as part of the “Friday Lunch

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West Wind Inn welcomes bird-watchers to Sanibel

According to Peter Greenberg, a writer known for his expertise in travel to nature attractions, Sanibel’s “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a top place to bird-watch. The refuge’s 6,400 acres of salt marshes and mangrove forests host more than

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Annual 4th of July fireworks display on Sanibel Island

After two years of fund-raising struggle, the annual 4th of July fireworks display on Sanibel Island will be manged by the Chamber of Commerce. God bless them and the Presenting Sponsor this year –  John & Jay at John R

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The Quest for the Illusive Mangrove Cuckoo

They have been busy at “Ding” Darling, tracking Mangrove Cuckoo. This bird is difficult to spot because it stays in the mangroves and getting in there to to spot one usually requires a boat and some special skills.   As

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Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

One of the great events in our area is  the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival . This year’s event is in November, from the 1st to the 4th.   It will offer on-water instruction, demonstrations, seminars, races, social events for participants

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