Archive for May, 2012

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 »

Pointe Santo de Sanibel

 Pointe Santo is a 141 unit complex located directly on the Gulf with over 600 ft of beachfront.  I currently have 3 units listed in there ranging in price from $695,000 to $885,000 and all have great water views.  It’s a great time to be a buyer on Sanibel! Read More »

Stone Crab Season

The season for harvesting stone crab claws in Florida ends today.  These creatures are a valuable and renewable resource in our area.  Only the claws are harvested and the crab is then tossed back into the ocean and his claws will regenerate, unlike blue crabs where the entire crab is taken.  The season runs mid October to mid May so unless you... 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 »

Tarpon Tournament Results

The first annual Ding Darling Tarpon Tournament was a resounding success last weekend with a total of 39 tarpon caught.  Two teams were tied with 5 fish as time wound down, but the Doc Fords team hooked up right before 4 o’clock and were able to successfully land the fish to win the tournament and the $6,560 first place money. ... Read More »

Sanibel & Captiva Real Estate Stats

Number of sales are up in all categories over last year.  For the first 4 months of this year, there were 82 closed residential sales, 72 condo sales and 14 lot sales.  For the same period in 2011 there were 68 residential sales, 60 condos, and 7 lots.  Numbers were even lower in 2010 with 54 closed residential sales, 55 condos,... Read More »