Archive for January, 2012

Lots to do at Big Arts

During the winter season there is an amazing variety of classes and workshops offered at Big Arts on Dunlop Road next to City Hall. There are many different arts and crafts offered as well as writing, language, and technology classes.  Check out all the details at and sign up today Read More »

photo of the beachy shores of sanibel island

Sanibel Island Voted #1 Vacation Destination

We are getting great press from the fact the Arthur Frommer has just made Sanibel #1 on his list of favorite destinations, beating out such places as Bali, Paris, St. Johns, and Cairo.  I always knew we lived in paradise, now everyone will know!  Here’s the link to the full article: Read More »

the beautiful florida beaches

Support the Local Sanibel Community Association

The Sanibel Community Center is holding a shredding event this Saturday, January 21 from 9 til noon.  For a small (or large) donation to the Community Center, they will quickly shred your documents while you watch.  Much quicker than feeding your little home shredder one at a time!  It ‘s a great opportunity to get rid of any old papers... Read More »

Sea turtle on Sanibel and Captiva Isalnds

Turtle Nesting on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

I just read an interesting article from SCCF about last years nesting season.  2011 proved to be the sixth best year for nesting since 1996 on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  In all, Sanibel had a total of 277 nests and Captiva had 75 nests.  Although loggerheads are the main type to nest on our islands, this year there was one... Read More »

exterior of sanibel island home for sale

Sanibel and Captiva Islands End-Of-Year Real Estate Statistics

The number of sales is definitely up over the previous year.  In 2011 there were 200 closed home sales with 26 more pending or contingent;  that compares to 134 sold in 2010 ans 160 in 2009.  For condos, there were 167 closed sales in 2011 with 7 more under contract.  That is up from 146 closed in 2010 and 109... Read More »