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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 »

Vote for Sanibel

Last year Arthur Frommer named Sanibel his top destination in the world.  This month, USA Today is conducting a reader survey on the best beach in Florida and of course Sanibel is on the list but needs our votes to make it number one.  Vote for the best beach in Florida! Use this link and once the site opens, stroll... Read More »

Sanibel’s Bailey Homestead Restoration

SCCF has been busy working on the old Bailey Homestead located where Donax dead-ends into Periwinkle Way.  Exotic plant removal has begun on the SE corner of the property to prepare the site for the future home of the Native Plant Nursery which will move into an old outbuilding which is currently under renovation.  The main homestead itself is also under renovation with... Read More »

Veterans Day

Many thanks to our Veterans who have served and protected our country and our way of life over the years.  We owe you  a debt of gratitude.  And let’s not forget those who are still actively serving our country today, and those who died while serving.  There are currently over 22 million living veterans in the US, including over 1.8... Read More »