Archive for April, 2014

Letter Carrier Food Drive

Sanibel will be participating in the nation’s largest single-day food drive to be held Saturday, May 10.  Letter carriers will collect any non-perishable food left next to our mail boxes. Food collected in Lee County will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other deserving agencies. If you are cleaning out your pantry before you head north prior... Read More »

Mortgage Rate Comparison

Mortgage Rates Through the Years Here’s an overview of mortgage rates in the past four decades, as well as the approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage and how it changes with the rise and fall of rates, according to Freddie Mac. 1970s Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 8.86% Approximate payment on a $200,000 mortgage: $1,589 1980s Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: 12.70%... Read More »

Upcycle Art Fest on Sanibel

Paintings on palm fronds, jewelry from recycled soda cans, a sculpture from a reclaimed tree stump, pillows from cloth scraps, bowls of recycled paper and fabric, abstract wall hangings from re-purposed gadgets, and magnificent sculptures from old bicycle tires: Upcycle! Art Fest promises a marketplace of creatively re-envisioned art by artists from around the country.  The art fest takes place... Read More »