Events And Fun Facts

  • 14Dec2011

    CECI - Early delivery from Santa-bel

    Sanibel Real Estate
    IMMOKALEE – Some 30 students at Immokalee Community School are to receive early Christmas presents on Friday: used, spruced up bicycles from the Sanibel Bicycle Club.

    Members of the club plan to deliver 40 bicycles to the school at 10:30 a.m. The school will distribute 30 to fifth- and sixth-graders who don’t already own bicycles. The remaining 10 bikes will go to Immokalee’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, which aids needy families.

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  • 7Dec2011

    What is No No-See-Um ?

    Sanibel Cure for No see ums
    Ever been bitten by a pesky little insect that looks like a speck of pepper & packs a powerful bite? If so, you have encountered a "No-See-Um". Found throughout coastal communities, these insects are most active close to dusk.

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  • 18Nov2011

    Sundial Offers 8-Ball League Competition

    Sanibel Real Estate
    The Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League doubled in size this year with the addition of two new pool tables at George & Wendy’s Corner Grill. Eight teams are now three weeks into their 21-week season playing matches at the Grill and American Legion Post 123.

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  • 17Nov2011

    November 2011 Sanibel Fishing Reports

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Captian Greg Hood wrapped up a great season Gag Grouper fishing. Season closed November 15th and they caught the limit most days.

    The week of November 11th, 2011 the fishing was also good for redfish, trout and big sharks. Hood spotted Blacktip, Lemon, and Bull Sharks up on the flats feeding in the warmer water.

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  • 16Nov2011
    Manatees Move Into Shallow Island Waters

    Manatees Move Into Shallow Island Waters

    As the Gulf of Mexico waters cool, more Manatees are moving into the shallow bay waters and canals around Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Closely related to the elephant, manatees are “gentle giants” of the sea which reach an average length of 10 feet and 1000 pounds as adults. Their diet consists of sea grasses which they consume for nearly 6 to 8 hours a day. The rest of a manatee’s day is spent sleeping or moving slowly. It’s vitally important to remember that these endangered creatures can’t dive quickly enough to evade the props of a speeding boat. Even while sleeping, they must return to the surface to breathe every 15 or 20 minutes.

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  • 18Oct2011
    Sanibel & Captiva Island Public Beaches

    Sanibel & Captiva Island Public Beaches

    Sanibel Island has several public beaches for visitors to enjoy.
    Photo Courtesy of Kyle Sweet, Sanctuary Golf Club Superintendent.

    Alison Hagerup Beach Park: Located at the end of Captiva Drive, this beach is a great spot for enjoying sunset. There is a small parking lot and you can find watersport rentals nearby.

    Blind Pass also Known as Turner Beach: This beach is located on both sides of Blind Pass on both Captiva Island and Sanibel Island. This beach attracts shellers, fishermen, surfers and has beautiful sunsets. The currents can be swift and parking is limited.

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  • 16Oct2011

    Bailey Fest

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Bailey Fest is a fun day for the entire family. This years event will have all of the traditional fun including a wide variety of games for the kids, food and beverages, the crowning of Baileyfest King and Queen, mule and wagon rides, pony rides, a bounce house, incredible raffle prizes from the BCMA and lots of live entertainment.

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  • 27Sep2011
    CECI's Beach Ball

    CECI's Beach Ball

    October 22nd from 7-10pm: Make plans to attend the 6th Annual Beach Ball fundraiser to benefit the Children's Education Center of the Islands. Event will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club with both live and silent auction items, buffet and music by DJ "New Beginnings". Tickets are $75 per person and money raised goes to scholarships for children. For more information visit www.CECIkids.org .

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