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Sanbel Music Festival 2014

Check out the different performances scheduled through March. Next up is a piano trio March 8, but there is a wide variety of different type performances from instrumentals to opera. All concerts are held at the Sanibel Congregational Church (2050 Periwinkle Way) at 8PM. For more information go to Read More »

2013 Real Estate Stats for Sanibel

The following information is from our San Cap MLS. HOUSES Year – Number (closed) – Average Sale Price – Median Sale Price 2012 – 181 – $825,837(+.64% from ’11) – $560,000 2013 – 197 – $910,321(+10.23% from ’12) – $645,000 Note: 21 houses are under contract on 1/1/14, sale prices are not public at this point. Additionally, there are 2 houses under short... Read More »

Happy New Year

 Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from Sanibel and Captiva Islands! Read More »

Captiva Beach Renourishment

The beach renorishment project began this week.  CEPD (Captiva Erosion Prevention District) awarded a contract for $19.5 million for the replenishment of sand along the entire coastline of Captiva Island, from Redfish Pass to Blind Pass as well as the northern Sanibel coastline. The plan is to replenish the sand and rehabilitate the existing dunes. The project is very important since beaches... Read More »

Government Shutdown affects Sanibel

Unfortunately, today’s grand reopening of Wildlife Drive in Ding Darling has been cancelled.  The drive has been closed all summer for repaving and today was supposed to be a day of celebration.  But with out dysfunctional Congress in a stalemate, the wildlife preserve is closed until further notice.  This also closes Tarpon Bay Explorer’s concessions and the Everglades National Park. Very... Read More »

What to think about when buying a second home

Great article from the KCM blog dated 9/19/13: Sooner or later you may reach a point in your life where you are financially stable and plan to purchase a second home. For the most part, people who look to buy a second home are either looking at it as an investment or somewhere to vacation. It is important to become... Read More »

First Day of School

Today is the first day of school for Lee County students…seems like they are starting back earlier this year.  Collier County kids get a couple more weeks of vacation with an August 19th start date.  Slow down and drive carefully around our schools and bus stops. Read More »

Sanibel Pioneer Passes On

 It’s a sad week with the passing of one of Sanibel’s founding fathers. Francis Bailey died Saturday at the age of 92. Since his return to Sanibel in 1948, he has been an active and giving member of our community.  Come out and celebrate his life this Sunday, June 16 at 11AM at the Bailey Homestead on Periwinkle. Read More »

National Letter Carrier Food Drive

Mark your calendars! The nation’s largest single day food drive called “Stamp Out Hunger” will be held Saturday, May 11. Most any kind of food can be donated as long as it is unopened and in unbreakable containers. Place them by your mailbox and the mail carriers and their helpers will pick them up. If you are returning north prior to... Read More »

Blind Pass Dredging

The process of keeping Blind Pass open continues. Beginning today, the Lee County Department of Natural Resources’ contractor will begin maintenance dredging along the inside of Blind Pass (north side of bridge). Beach surveys are underway and construction equipment began setting the dredge pipe this week. Approximately 40,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from the inside of the... Read More »