Archive for February, 2012

Sanibel Happenings

I hate the traffic this time of year, but I do like the fact that there is so much to do on the islands.  At SCCF there are loads of interesting talks about bobcats, coyotes, bears, owls, gators and birds.  This year also there is new talk on the tides .  Have you ever wondered why there are sometimes two high tides... Read More »

Sanibel Neighbors Club

There is a new club in town! The Sanibel Neighbors Club was formed to give Sanibel residents and those who work on the island the chance to be rewarded for their loyalty to local businesses.  The purpose is to support local businesses and provide great benefits to those who live and work on the island.  Assorted local businesses are giving members various discounts... Read More »

Boston Red Sox

The grand opening of the new spring training complex JetBlue Park at Fenway South will be Saturday, February 25 at 11:30.  The ceremony will be followed by an open house where the public can walk freely around the park and enjoy concessions and entertainment.  That same day will be the first full squad workout for the 2012 team.  Go Sox! Read More »

Free Admission

 In honor of the 75th Annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum is offering visitors free admission next Monday, February 27 from 10AM to 5 PM. They have several new exhibits and lots of interesting displays for all ages.  Get out of the sun for a while and check out our great shell museum. Read More »

Captiva Bank

Bank of the Islands has officially opened its new branch on Captiva next to the US Post Office.  It is a full service branch offering all banking services including loans and an ATM.  Captivans can now bike to the bank instead of driving to Sanibel…a real plus with the seasonal traffic as bad as it is now. Read More »

Sanibel Shellabration

The Sanibel Shell Fair and Show will be celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year.  It is the longest running show of ist type in the country.  The show runs March 1-3, but the Shellabration acitvities kick off Friday, February 17 at 10 AM with a mass Sanibel Stoop event at Bowmans Beach.  For more details, visit Read More »

Kudos to Sanibel School

Our on-island school was just rated #1 in the state by the Florida Department of Education.  It was the top rated combination school for elementary and middle school students.  This is the first time the DOE has posted its best to worst rankings of the 3,078 public schools in the state and the Sanibel School was the only Lee or Collier County... Read More »