Category Archives: Island Happenings

2014 Sanibel Captiva Triathelon

September is just around the corner and that’s when the triathlon is scheduled. There will be three children’s races on the 13th, which will be short distances for the traditional races – swim, run and bike. The adult races will be on the 14th and consist of ¼ mile swim, 10-mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. It will be... Read More »


Wanee Music Festival

Mark your calendars.  One of the best music festivals in Florida will be back April 10-12 this year. Lots of good bands are signed up including Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler and lots more. We have our tickets, but there are still regular and VIP tickets available.  Here’s the website for more details http://waneefestival.com/ See you there! Read More »


Shelling Map

Shelling has always been one of the things that make Sanibel Special. It’s known widely for its prolific shelling. You can now scan the shores of Sanibel to find the best shelling spots on a new interactive map in the Shell Museum. The map allows shellers to post up-to-date information on shelling and beach conditions, The museum encourages enthusiasts to... Read More »


Happy New Year

 Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from Sanibel and Captiva Islands! Read More »


Captiva Beach Renourishment

The beach renorishment project began this week.  CEPD (Captiva Erosion Prevention District) awarded a contract for $19.5 million for the replenishment of sand along the entire coastline of Captiva Island, from Redfish Pass to Blind Pass as well as the northern Sanibel coastline. The plan is to replenish the sand and rehabilitate the existing dunes. The project is very important since beaches... Read More »


National Letter Carrier Food Drive

Mark your calendars! The nation’s largest single day food drive called “Stamp Out Hunger” will be held Saturday, May 11. Most any kind of food can be donated as long as it is unopened and in unbreakable containers. Place them by your mailbox and the mail carriers and their helpers will pick them up. If you are returning north prior to... Read More »


Blind Pass Dredging

The process of keeping Blind Pass open continues. Beginning today, the Lee County Department of Natural Resources’ contractor will begin maintenance dredging along the inside of Blind Pass (north side of bridge). Beach surveys are underway and construction equipment began setting the dredge pipe this week. Approximately 40,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from the inside of the... Read More »


Veterans Day

Many thanks to our Veterans who have served and protected our country and our way of life over the years.  We owe you  a debt of gratitude.  And let’s not forget those who are still actively serving our country today, and those who died while serving.  There are currently over 22 million living veterans in the US, including over 1.8... Read More »


Happy 4th of July

We had a great turnout yesterday for the Sanibel Independence Day parade.  As we do every year, VIP had a float and good representation.  The theme this year was Sanibel – #1 Vacation destination.  I drove the VIP Vacation Rentals van.  It was very hot and humid, but a good time was had by all! Read More »


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 »