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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: http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/review-and-photos-wanee-festival-2012/  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 www.waneefestival.com 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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Sanibel Fish House

Ate at this new restaurant yesterday and had a great meal.  It wasn’t very crowded, probably because few people are aware it has opened.  It’s in the old McT’s Shrimp House and the building  has been extensively remodeled and updated.  I highly recommend it! Read More »


It’s Snowy Plover Nesting Season

 Nesting season has started for these tiny birds.  Attend the talk tomorrow at SCCF at 10AM to find out all about these interesting birds.  Keep your dogs well away from them as they scare easily and might abandon their nests. Read More »


    There were all sorts of beautiful and unusual displays at the Shell Fair this past weekend.  They must have had a record turnout on Saturday as the traffic was terrible! Read More »