Events And Fun Facts

  • 2Feb2015

    Sanibel Island's Old Cemetery

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Located off the beaten path on the road less traveled, Sanibel's historic old cemetery is a must see if you love history. Sanibel's cemetery can only be reached by using the bike path.

    To reach the graves from the bike trail on Middle Gulf Drive, you will see a fork in the path with the southern fork going into a wooded area. To reach the cemetery coming from Casa Ybel, go to Gulfside Park sign at Algiers and follow the path south until it splits off the road into the woods. You will bike a short distance before reaching the grave stones on your left.

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  • 12Jan2015

    J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Most visits to Sanibel Island are not complete without a visit to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Jay Norwood Darling was an avid hunter, environmentalist and political cartoonist. His efforts to block the sale of refuge lands led to developers triggered President Harry S. Truman to create the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge in 1945. The refuge was renamed in his honor in 1967. Today the Ding Darling Wildlife Society encompasses a group of wildlife enthusiasts are still actively support the Refuge.

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  • 2Jan2015

    Spring Training: Red Sox and Twins

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Fort Myers Florida is the spring training home to two Major League Baseball Teams: the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. Each spring, baseball fans from across the country can be found in Southwest Florida enjoying their favorite game played in a tropical environment.

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  • 2Dec2014

    7 Sanibel Artists - 2nd Film in Pfeifer Documentary Series

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Pfeifer Realty Group's sponsoring their second Sanibel themed documentary “7 Sanibel Artists” which PREMIERES at BIG ARTS on March 5, 2015.

    This year's documentary film will be formatted for public television broadcasting allowing for public broadcast for years to come. Produced by the 7 time Emmy Award winning filmmaker David Carter, "7 Sanibel Artists" takes a look at the art and the artist. The film is accompanied by an online art auction.

    Each featured artist has generously donated a work of art to be auctioned for this event. Each high bidder will designate the non-profit that will receive their winning bid amount.

    Participating Non-Profits Include:

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  • 18Nov2014

    Sanibel Earns Silver Award as a Bike Friendly Community

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Each year the Bike League reviews cities, communities and universities for the bike friendly amenities. Their evaluation includes 5 categories: engineering, education, evaluation, enforcement, and encouragement. Based on their evaluation, the ratings include: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Sanibel receives silver award as a bike friendly community.

    On any given day, you will find bikes, trikes, and cyclers from all ages and areas enjoying the 25 plus miles of well maintained bike paths on Sanibel Island. Most island visitors arrive without bikes but that is just fine. With Billy's Bike Rentals & Finnamore's Rentals you will find a great fit for your bike needs. Many Sanibel hotels, resorts and private condominiums also offer complimentary bikes for your stay on Sanibel.

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  • 1Nov2014

    CROW's Taste of the Islands

    Sanibel Real Estate

    In 1981 a festival of food and fun was created to support the work done by CROW. The festival is Taste of the Islands and the event has grown more popular each year as Chefs from Sanibel & Captiva Restaurants compete with each other to win the peoples choice awards in many different food categories. This outdoor event features live music more than 20 different restaurants.

    CROW stands for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. This Sanibel island wildlife clinic care for animals from around the state in need of long term care.

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  • 25Oct2014

    Cracker Fest - Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Cracker Fest began in 2008. This even focuses on raising funds for S.T.A.R.T.

    S.T.A.R.T. stands for Solutions To Avoid Red Tide. Red Tide can occur when an elevated algal bloom of dinoflagellates occurs in coastal waters. The bloom causes a drop in the oxygen levels of the water and can become irritating as toxins disperse into the air. Elevated levels of nutrients can trigger a bloom.

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  • 24Oct2014

    BIG ARTS

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Sanibel's BIG ARTS stands for Barrier Island Group ARTS and started on Sanibel in 1987 when a group of artist residents envisioned a cultural center for the arts on the island. The first building was known as Founders Gallery and it was a small cottage that was donated to the group and relocated to the present BIG ARTS location on Dunlop Road. That first year, concerts were held under a tent in front of the cottage.

    By 1990, the functions had outgrown the small cottage and Phillips Gallery was opened as a concert hall, classroom and art gallery. Schein Performance Hall and what is now known as the Boler Garden were added in 1997. Several years later, in 2010 the boards of BIG ARTS and the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater joined together producing a more cohesive center for the arts on the islands.

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