Archive for January, 2011

Island Stars

Congrats to Matt Asen for winning our local Dancing with the Stars competition and to all nine who competed.  They raised over $133,000 to help restore the Sanibel Community House. Read More »

Ding Darling Transportation Meeting

There will be a formal presentation  of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Alternative Transportation Study at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 26th at the Sanibel Community House.  At this meeting the project team will present the proposed changes to the public.  This proposal, which the public helped generate last year, includes non-motorized transport in and near the Refuge and motorized shuttles connecting the Refuge to... Read More »

New Sanibel Restaurant

The Corner Grill has finally opened on the corner of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle.  It has been totally remodeled inside and out and looks great.  They have a very extensive menu with good prices.  My lunch was good, but the service was slow, although the place was packed.   Hopefully, service will improve once they iron out the new opening kinks. Read More »

Luc Century Mural

I recently saw some pictures of Luc Century’s new etched mural he has done for FGCU.  It’s 30 x 10 feet etched in porcelain tiles and is called Water Symphony. Looks stunning from the pictures.  Check it out next time you’re out near the university.  It’s in the entryway of the new School of Music. Read More »

It Takes all Kinds…

I just read that over 250 people did the Polar Bear plunge into the Gulf on New Years Day on Sanibel.  It was a sunny day, but that had to have been one cold swim in 60 degree waters! Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats

Condo and Lot sales are doing well, house sales are lagging.  Here are the end of year stats:  Condo Sales- 120 closed in 2010 compared to 87 in 2009 and 95 in 2008.  Lot Sales- 21 closed in 2010 compared to 11 in 2009 and 12 in 2008.  House Sales- 123 closed in 2010 compared to 144 in 2009 and 148 in 2008. Read More »