Category Archives: Articles of Interest

halloween on sanibel island

Trick or Treat the Sanibel Way

The fun and high jinks of Halloween is active and spine-tingling on these paradise islands. The city has made it official by suggesting that trick or treating start at 5 PM and run to 8:30 PM. And they have loaded city police cars with candy for any trick or treaters they meet along the way. So the islands are ready... Read More »


3 Ways To Feel Good On Sanibel Island

Get A Compliment From A Stranger This is a feel-good sort of activity that was launched last spring and seems to have caught fire. It’s supposed to be sweeping the country according to reports. It involves painted rocks – a line image painted on one side of the rock and un uplifting message on the other side. They are placed... Read More »


Captiva In The News

Captiva was recently mentioned in a great article about traveling to Florida. Instead of fighting the crowds in larger beach destinations, choose a low-key, laid-back island with friendly neighbors, family-friendly lifestyle and plenty of homes and condos for rent or sale. There is a reason why Sanibel Island and Captiva are always making the “Best of Lists” in travel news.... Read More »


SCCF MARINE LAB CONSTRUCTION

The $1.6 million dollar SCCF marine laboratory’s construction is well underway. The first week of June should see the first level floor being installed and framing should start around July 4th. The anticipated completion date is December. The new building includes an outdoor experimentation area with tanks and running sea water which will allow staff to conduct on site research. Read More »


Cooking Classes on Sanibel

The Culinary Education Center is now offering cooking classes at the Community House. These classes accommodate up to 20 people and are hands-on. Children’s classes are offered once weekly. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for a full listing of classes and demonstrations scheduled. Read More »


Sanibel Farmers Market Is Back

Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall parking area. The market sells produce and artisan products that are grown or made locally. It’s been operating for a number of years now and has had a wonderful consumer response. This year there is a second vendor of fresh produce. The Community Church has collaborated with Worden Farms... Read More »


Go To The Movies At Ding Darling

The fifth annual Ding Darling Wednesday Film series is continuing through April, 2017. The films are shown bi-weekly at the Visitor and Education Center starting at 1 p.m. There are a full range of topics covered in the films. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis, so get there early. A full description of the schedule and the films... Read More »


SANIBEL SHELL FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Come visit the 80th annual Sanibel Shell Festival at the Sanibel Community House March 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The Festival hours are 9am to 5pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday the event runs 9am to 4pm. Admission to the grounds is free but there is a $5 charge to get into the Shell Show inside the Community House. With paid admission,... Read More »


Sanibel Is The 7th Safest City in All Florida

After studying the FBI’s crime report, city population and other data, the National Council for Home Safety and Security named Sanibel the 7th Safest City in the state! With a 6% fall in crime in 2016, Sanibel had the lowest recorded crime rate in the past 13 years. Without a single violent crime, “property” crimes, such as burglary and theft,... Read More »


Sanibel Island Mentioned Among the Most Spectacular Beaches in the World

Another Award Won for the Beautiful Sanibel Island MSN.com rated Sanibel Island one of the best beaches in the world on a list that included other exotic locations like Hawaii, Australia and Iceland. “Known as one of the most unique barrier islands in the world, Sanibel Island has won awards for being the best shelling beach in Florida. It’s a... Read More »