Events And Fun Facts

  • 4Mar2010

    Sanibel Island Shell Fair

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    Yes, it's that time of year again when shell collectors gather from around the world to display some of the most extraordinary collections of univalves and bivalves (sea shells). Why Sanibel Island? Sanibel is one of the World's best shelling beaches because of the number of species of shells that our surrounding waters support.

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  • 28Jan2010

    Sanibel's only Crocodile is Gone

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    The cold spell Sanibel experienced recently was too much for the island's long time Crocodile resident. Often seen sunning along the bank of the Ding Darling Wildlife Drive and frequent visitor in Chateau Sur Mer's lake, the giant reptile could not survive our record cold temperatures.

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  • 25Jan2010

    Dancing with the Sanibel Stars

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    Dancing with the Sanibel Stars was a tremendous success. This event benefiting the Sanibel Community Center sold out quickly. Tickets to the event were so popular that the event was broadcast live at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Beachview Country Club, the Sanctuary Golf Club, Doc Fords, and the Lazy Flamingo!

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  • 19Jan2010

    Florida Emergency Fishing Rules Activated

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    Due to the recent cold weather and lower than normal temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico, the State Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission has issued an emergency order to extend the current winter closure of Snook harvest until September 1st.

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  • 14Jan2010
    Warmer Weather Good News for Snook!

    Warmer Weather Good News for Snook!

    As the cold weather has gripped most of the country, even sunny, subtropical Sanibel Island experienced record low temperatures. Local fish suffered major losses due to unusually cold water. Schools of Snook found refuge in many of the warmer canals and waterways. Shocked by the extreme cold, fish seemed to be in a catatonic state as they swam in what appeared to be slow motion. In this state, the fish will eventually starve to death.

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  • 6Dec2009

    A Rainy Luminary Night

    Sanibel Real Estate
    "Rain - Rain - Go - Away" was expressed island wide as Sanibel's Luminary Night was rained out for the first time in more than 25 years. Despite all the rain, many businesses remained committed to their evening plans as locals and visitors ventured out in their ponchos to brave the downpour. It is estimated that the island received 3 to 4 inches of rain in 24 hours. For those who braved the weather, it was a memorable yet soggy evening!

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  • 1Dec2009

    Sanibel Elves Return

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    For the second year in a row, the Sanibel Elves created quite a scene at Santa's Southern Workshop. Six Elves currently live in Santa's Southern Workshop. Palmer, Bailey, Junonia, Shelly and the twins Perry and Winkle. Santa's love of fishing, boating, bird watching and shelling bring him to Sanibel so frequently that he opened a Southern Workshop in 2008.

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  • 1Nov2009

    Farmer's Market on Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Real Estate
    The Sanibel Island Farmer's Market occurs every week in season starting in the fall. Located on Dunlop Road by Town Hall, and BIG ARTS, the market is open from 8:00am to 1:00pm every Sunday until Easter.

    Make plans to stock up on local fruits & vegetables, fresh flowers, native plants, seafood, bakery items, cheeses, jams, nuts, dog treats, pasta, herbs, orchids, honey, polish sausages, salsas and more!

    See you Sunday at the Sanibel Farmer's Market!

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