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Happy 4th of July

We had a great turnout yesterday for the Sanibel Independence Day parade.  As we do every year, VIP had a float and good representation.  The theme this year was Sanibel – #1 Vacation destination.  I drove the VIP Vacation Rentals van.  It was very hot and humid, but a good time was had by all! Read More »

Tropical Storm Debby Impact

Although the storm is far from us we are getting quite a bit of gusty winds and intermittent rain.  The south west winds are forcing more water into the Bay which is then washing up on shore.  Canal levels are very high with many docks under water.  We are lucky though as there doesn’t appear to be any major damage. ... Read More »

Sanibel’s July 4th Celebration

The theme for this year’s parade is “Sanibel Island – #1 Destination”.  After the parade there is food and drinks available at Baileys and also at Jerrys with additional activities at Jerrys for the kids.  The Optimist Club annual Road Rally takes place at noon.  Then from 6-9PM there is a community party at The Dunes followed by the fireworks display which starts at... Read More »

Free Passes for Armed Forces

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has started issuing an annual pass offering free admission for active duty military and their dependents.  It allows them free admission to all the National Wildlife Refuge System parks, as well as National Parks and other federal lands.  The pass can be obtained online or from any of the parks including our own Ding Darling Wildlife... Read More »

Letter Carrier Food Drive

This annual event is tomorrow Saturday, May 12 and is the largest one day food drive in the nation.  Locally our food collected is donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. So now is the time to clean out your kitchen cupboards and donate any non-perishable food you find.  Just set it out next to your mailbox and volunteers and... Read More »

Wanee Music Festival

Had a fantastic time last week at the Wanee Music Festival.  The music was better than ever this year.  We rented an RV and met up with family and friends for a very memorable time.  Check out this review:  Already looking forward to next year’s event! Read More »

Donate to FISH

For all the snowbirds packing up to go home, please consider donating your left over food to FISH (Friends in Service Here). As the busy season ends, the lean season for FISH begins as there are fewer people around to support the group and provide donations.  The demand for food is highest in the summer months.  Items can be dropped off... Read More »

Wanee Music Festival

We are off tomorrow to the Wanee Music Festival in north Florida.  Looking forward to good music and a good time with good friends! Find out more about the festival at Read More »

Oyster Eating Contest

This Saturday is the 3rd annual oyster eating contest to be held at The Timbers Restaurant on Sanibel from 11AM-2PM.  Contestants will compete to see how many oysters they can eat in one minute.  Last year’s record was 48…that’s a lot of oysters to slurp down in 60 seconds! Read More »

Osprey Fishing

Osprey Fishing

This is a great video of an osprey fishing.  At one point he even gets a flounder off the bottom of the ocean floor.

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