Archive for May, 2011

Hibiscus Show

The annual hibiscus show at the Araba Shriners Center in Ft. Myers is this Sunday, June 5 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  This event showcases hundreds of different types and colors of hibiscus and many are for sale at reasonable prices.  There are always some very rare and beautiful hybrid colors.  It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and best of all it’s free! Read More »

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

With temps forecast to be in the high 80’s to low 90’s and only a chance of scattered rain showers in the afternoons, this has the makings of a great weekend.  This is why we live in southwest Florida.  Enjoy it! Read More »

Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Stats

Here are some interesting stats.  The number of sales are up for the first 4 months of the year in both condos and homes.  There were 67 closed  home sales for January 1, 2011 – April 31,2011 compared to 54 for the same time frame last year.  In condo sales the numbers are 60 for this year and 55 for... Read More »

Snowy Plovers

Look closely at this great picture Roberta took.  The baby plover is hiding in the pen shell. Read More »

Islands Night Celebration

Wednesday night, May 18, is our annual Islands Night event at Hammond Stadium.  Sam Bailey started this tradition 18 years ago as a way to celebrate our islands and support the Ft. Myers Miracle baseball team.  Money raised from sponsorships goes to local charities.  Historically, it rains at some point on Islands Night, but a good time is still had... Read More »

Bailey Homestead Acquisition

Congratulations to SCCF for reaching their fund-raising goal of $5.3 million to purchase and restore the historic Bailey Homestead on Periwinkle.  They plan on restoring the home and creating a Conservation History center to promote island conservation and wildlife management.  There will also be trails for hikers and birders on the 28.3 acre site.  This is a huge step forward to... Read More »

Sanibel Gulf Front

 The market for Gulf front homes has been booming lately.  There are currently 6 pending or contingent and two closed sales the past month.  Let’s hope this continues! Read More »

Kentucky Derby

Lots of local interest in the Kentucky Derby Saturday.  Santiva, a horse owned by a Sanibel family, will be running.  The horse is named for the boat that used to deliver mail to Sanibel and Captiva.  Go Santiva! Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats for April

For the month of April 2011 there were 21 closed home sales with 46 pending or contingent.  There were 12 condo sales closed with 36 pending or contingent and 2 lots closed with 5 more under contract.  These are similar numbers to last year when 16 homes, 16 condos, and 2 lot sales were closed in the month of April. Read More »