In Like Manner
Watching the waves at Ocean’s Reach yesterday afternoon at high tide.
“The waves which dash upon the shore are, one by one, broken,
but the ocean conquers nevertheless.
In like manner, whatever the struggle of individuals,
the great cause will gather strength.”
– Lord Byron
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"Family Fun" Day!
Photo by David Staver
Sunday “Family Fun Day” winds up the weekend-long “Ding” Darling Days at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, October 14.
The refuge, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), and Tarpon Bay Explorers have planned a free day packed with activities for all ages from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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The Perfect Coffee Break
Now this is the way to wake up! We love hearing from guests like Luann F. from Olathe, KS!
Hello Ocean’s Reach,
This summer our family enjoyed our vacation at Ocean’s Reach and LOVED sipping our coffee on the beach.
Thanks to a cup from Jerry’s, the beach of Ocean’s Reach and the fresh ocean air of God’s grace. » Read more
Race 4 F.I.S.H.
Thanks to our friends at the Island Reporter for this update!
In 2009, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva held its first 10K “Race 4 F.I.S.H.” fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which was founded 36 years ago based on the concept of “neighbors helping neighbors.” This year’s race is scheduled for October 27th, starting at 7 a.m. at the Sanibel Community Park.
The event utilizes the help of the city of Sanibel, » Read more
Welcome Them Home!
Collier-Lee Honor Flight, an organization whose mission is to transport local veterans to Washington, DC to visit memorials and honor their service, invites the public to attend the welcome home celebration at Southwest Florida International Airport on Saturday, September 29 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. More than 2,000 family members, local service members, law enforcement and well-wishers are expected at the welcome home ceremony for the veterans on the American Airlines flight returning from Washington, DC. Seventy-five senior veterans will be returning from a one-day trip to Washington DC to visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. The trip includes laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. Each veteran…
90 for 90
By Vance Carlson, Park Rapids (MN) Enterprise Fred Nordstrom developed a love of biking at an early age. Eight decades later, Nordstrom is still an avid bicyclist. “I started biking in the 1930s. We lived on a farm in Iowa and I would bike to school every day,” said Nordstrom. “I still bike twice a week with the Hubbard Bicycle Club (in Park Rapids, Minnesota). I’ve been very fortunate I’ve had good health to do this.” To demonstrate his good health, Nordstrom completed a 90-mile bike ride to commemorate his 90th birthday. Nordstrom broke the ride into six 15-mile trips, completing the final leg on August 24 on the Heartland Trail. The challenge to bike his age began 15 years ago when Nordstrom’s friend Bill Skelton challenged him to bike 75 miles in…