Events And Fun Facts

  • 15Sep2011

    STONE CRAB Season is Almost Here!

    Sanibel Real Estate
    October 15th, 2011 marks the beginning of Stone Crab season. The shores off of Sanibel Island will be dotted with stone crab trap bouys as commercial fishermen hunt these prized crabs. Here's to a great season for fishermen and we look forward to Stone Crab Claws on local Sanibel & Captiva menus. Stone Crabs are legal for harvest from October 15 to May 15. The best practice is to harvest only one claw from each crab. Removal of both claws increases the mortality rates of the crab.Claws must be greater than 2.75" long from the tip to the first joint.

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  • 10Jun2011

    October Fishing on Sanibel is GREAT

    Sanibel Real Estate
    October 10th, 2011 SANIBEL ISLAND: Ever hear the expression "Red October"? Avid fishermen around Sanibel Island will tell you that this is when the Red Fish come into our waters to spawn. October is a great month for catching fish here! Photo: John Pfeifer with a Spanish Mackeral caught on a spoon off the Sundial.

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  • 2Jun2011

    The Big One That Didn't Get Away!

    Sanibel Real Estate
    JUNE 2nd, 2011 - Just a few weeks ago a local fisherman and organizer of several area fishing tournaments expessed concern that the tarpon where in, but not biting on anything. Anglers were frustrated by the tarpon's lack of interest in eating.

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  • 31May2011
    Dunes Golf & Tennis Summer Membership

    Dunes Golf & Tennis Summer Membership

    May 31st, 2011 - The Dunes Golf & Tennis Summer Membership offers play at an elite Sanibel Island club and entitiles "members only" privleges and special services, including discounts, advanced and preferred reservations and attendance at "member only" events.

    Summer Golf and Tennis Membership lasts May 30th to October 31st, 2011. Family Dues: $480 or Single Dues: $320

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  • 19May2011

    Sanibel's First Temporary Traffic Light

    Sanibel Real Estate
    May 19th, 2011 - It's official! This week Sanibel Island installed it's first two traffic lights and no, they are not at the 4 way stop on Periwinkle! Due to bridge work on Lindgren two TEMPORARY lights have been placed to direct traffic as the road narrows down to one lane. We will keep you posted as this job progresses.

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  • 28Mar2011
    SCCF's Bailey Homestead Campaign

    SCCF's Bailey Homestead Campaign

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Preserving history and protecting the lands that are so valuable to our surrounding waters require ongoing diligence and focus. The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation is always ready to and wiling to uphold their mission.

    SCCF's Honoring the Past - Protecting the Future Campaign has four components:

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  • 15Feb2011
    How do you pronounce Sanibel?

    How do you pronounce Sanibel?

    Sanibel Island is pronounced san-a-bell by most residents and visitors. Some Island pioneers call her "san-a-bull". Often Sanibel's name is mispronounced and misspelled.

    Regardless of how you spell it: Sanebel, Sanibell, Sanabel, or Sanbiel, SANIBEL ISLAND is a wonderfull place to live, work, visit, vacation, or retire.

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  • 11Feb2011
    Snow Free Sanibel Island

    Snow Free Sanibel Island

    Leave your snow shovel at home. Sanibel's forecast: NO SNOW... EVER!

    Okay this may be a stretch of the truth. The last officially recorded show in our area occurred in 1899 with snow reported as far south as Fort Myers on the West Coast and Fort Pierce on the East Coast of Florida. In 2002 a record cold snap produced snow flurries in the Miami area but not here on the West Coast.

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