Category Archives: Island Goings On

Sanibel – 40 years old – Nov 4th, 2014

Sanibel residents are welcome to attend a reception celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the City of Sanibel’s incorporation to be held at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, at City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road. The reception is being hosted by the City of Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee.  Sanibel incorporated in 1974 by a vote of the citizens so come celebrate. Read More »


Ding Darling Days 2014

 Celebrate the week at Ding Darling. Here are some of the puppets from the show this past weekend. Read More »


Sanibel Farmers Market

Our market opened a month earlier than usual this year.  October 5, 2014 was opening day.  Stop by any Sunday morning and stock up on all your fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s located at City Hall (Dunlop Road) and you can park next door at the Sanibel Library. See you there Read More »


Celebrate National Public Lands Day

The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  There will be a re-think/recycle craft display, guided hiking, a film, and other free activities. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free for everyone all day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More »


Captiva Triathlon is this Weekend

851 adults and 225 children aged 6-13 will compete this weekend at the 2014 annual Galloway Captiva Tri. All participant slots were filled months ago as it is a popular event. The kids competition will take place Saturday and the adults will participate on Sunday. Proceeds go to the Community Cooperative and its school backpack program.  Their goal is to... Read More »


ALS Challenge by VIP 2014

 VIP Realty Group on Sanibel did the challenge last week. Even though the temp was in the 90’s, it was still a shock to dump ice water on my head! It was for a good cause and we raised some good money which we sent to our local ALS chapter. Thanks to all who donated. Read More »


Another ALS Challenge

VIP Realty Group on Sanibel did the ALS ice bucket challenge today to help raise funds for ALS. It was a fun and the ice water was a shock even with our 90+ degree temps! 1:15 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – VIP Realty – Sanibel & Captiva Islands by VIP Realty – Sanibel & Captiva Islands 1 hour ago 80... Read More »


Ding Darling News

There’s a new permanent exhibit opening soon at Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve called Saving Sea Turtles.  It will be an interactive exhibit located in the Visitor’s Center with the grand unveiling happening August 29th. Stop on by and check it out! Read More »


Captiva Triathlon

September is just around the corner and that’s when the triathlon is scheduled. There will be three children’s races on the 13th, which will be short distances for the traditional races – swim, run and bike. The adult races will be on the 14th and consist of ¼ mile swim, 10-mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. It will be... Read More »


2014 Summer Newsletter

The real estate market on these idyllic islands appears to be pretty good – showing about the same confidence as last year. People are feeling better about things and it shows. Read More »