Category Archives: Island News

SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON TIPS

Sea turtle nesting season is underway and Sanibel’s 11 miles of Gulf shoreline have more nesting activity than any other beach in Lee County. The following guidelines will help ensure the survival of our adorable hatchlings. 1. Turn off or shield lights near the beaches. 2. Remove furniture or any items that may act as a barrier from dusk until... Read More »


National Seashell Day

Sanibel celebrated it’s inaugural National Seashell Day June 20th, 2016. National Seashell Day was created to educate the public about mollusks, the creatures who create and live in seashells. ABC’s Good Morning America interviewed The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Executive Director Dorrie Hipschman who shared information about the museum and did a live shell demonstration. Read More »


LAPTOP LENDING MACHINE NOW AT THE SANIBEL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library cardholders can now check out a Dell laptop or MacBook Air via the TECH IT OUT Kiosk.    All devices offer cloud-based word processing, mobile apps and are connected to the library’s free Wi-Fi.  The Sanibel Public Library is the first in the state to offer this service to it’s members thanks to a pilot program funded in part by... Read More »


RARE GREAT WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN PELICAN SPOTTED ON SANIBEL

A very rare Great White South African Pelican was spotted at Ding Darling on Sanibel Island.  Photos were taken on February 29, 2016 between 2:30pm and 3:00pm by Roberta Schuldenfrei. Read More »


Have You Heard About the Hotsheet?

Searching for your perfect house or condominium is an exciting time. But it can also be challenging and time consuming. David realizes this and is offering his help with a special resource that makes the search for island properties easier. Its called The Schuldenfrei Hotsheet. It provides you with timely and helpful information that you can use at your convenience... Read More »


Eaglet treated by CROW

Eaglet E8 was recently hospitalized at CROW after an observer noticed the baby had monofilament wrapped around it’s leg.  Dr. Barron was given permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Florida Fish and Wildlife to remove the eaglet and treat it’s swollen leg.  Luckily the baby suffered only minor tissue damage and has been returned to it’s nest.  You can see... Read More »


Blind Pass Condos – One of the Biggest Secrets on Sanibel

Tucked away on the north end of Sanibel, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, is a truly great, real estate value. It’s a secluded paradise called Blind Pass – a condo complex of seven low-rise buildings surrounded by gorgeous scenery and endless palm trees. It looks like an island hide-away should – tropical and friendly with Tahiti-like buildings,... Read More »


Valentine’s Day with Dolphins

Adventures in Paradise is doing a Sunset Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise on Sunday February 14th from 5:45pm to 6:45pm.   The 90 minute tour provides a beautiful and romantic way to view the outstanding wildlife Sanibel has to offer.  Tickets can be purchased  at www.AdventuresInParadise.com or by calling 239-472-8443. Read More »


Santa Cruise – Bring the kids!!

Adventures in Paradise is offering “Santa’s Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise” on the “Dolphin Waters”, a 45′ Corinthian Power Catamaran.  The ship sails Wednesday December 24th from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Santa will be waiting on Picnic Island with gifts for all the children.  Come treat yourself and your family to a fun sightseeing adventure.  Visit AdventuresInParadise.com for more information. Read More »


SHELL MUSEUM TURNS 20!

In celebration of their 20th birthday, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will offer free admission from 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday November 14th.  Events planned for the day include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and live tank demonstrations.  Snacks will be provided by Bailey’s General Store.  The celebration concludes with an open house on Wednesday November 18th from 5:30pm to 7:oopm. ... Read More »