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BIG Arts 2013 Is Coming!

When people picture “paradise”, they don’t think just of swaying palms, enticing beaches and tropical drinks with plastic umbrellas. They imagine a place with a lot of generally pleasant experiences. West Wind Inn has a lock on the palms, the

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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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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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What does Frommer love about Sanibel?

Following on from our previous posting about Arthur Frommer’s love for Sanibel, it occurs that we could speculate on what he likes best about visiting “this idyllic haven of white-sand beaches” Check. West Wind Inn has one of the most

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