Produced by 7-time Emmy Award winner David E. Carter, this film documents 100 years of Sanibel's Black History. Beginning in 1917 when Isaiah Gavin and Hannah Gavin moved from Walkulla County in the panhandle of Florida near Tallahassee to Sanibel Island.
The Gavin-Walker Legacy began with the marriage of Elnora Walker (daughter of Harry Walker Sr. and Pearl Alice Walker) to Edmond Gavin in 1933. They went on to have 20 children. Their families have over 100 years of Sanibel Island History to tell.
This documentary sponsored by Bank of the Islands, Bailey's General Store, Island Inn and Pfeifer Realty Group tells a story that has never been told before.
Formerly known as The Sanctuary Golf Challenge, the Sanctuary Charity Classic benefits the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI). The Charitable Foundation of the Islands (Formerly known as the Sanibel-Captiva Community Foundation established in 2000 with Francis Bailey as the first President) was established to assist island non-profit organizations and individual island residents and workers in crisis. In 2011, CFI became an independent foundation (501c3) to better serve our local island community.
This is the 5th and FINAL Documentary produced by David Carter and sponsored by local Sanibel Broker Eric Pfeifer.
The latest documentary created by seven-time Emmy Award winner David E. Carter, Postcards & Photos from Sanibel: The Sequel, will premiere at The Community House on Tuesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. The film will feature more than 60 historic photographs from the Charlie McCullough collection.
This is a holiday celebration event to remember. The first Friday of December ALWAYS marks the beginning of our Holiday Season as we ring in the Christmas spirit. Each year on the first Friday night of December, the entire Island of Sanibel turns into a wonderland of lights. Residents, visitors, guests and businesses come together to celebrate this holiday event.
Every year, on the first Saturday of December, Captiva Island holds their annual Luminary Festival. Like Sanibel's Luminary Festival, this is a magical night where island residents, business owners and visitors gather to ring in the holidays island style. Luminary bags aglow with candles adorn the streets of Andy Rosse Lane in the Village. Businesses delight visitors with caroling and treats as you walk the paths.
SCCF is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. On November 1st, 2017 SCCF was awarded the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator verifying that SCCF exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their scope of work. Join us in supporting SCCF and congratulations to a well run organization.
How did SCCF form and why? In the late 1950s when developments were exploding in most Florida coastal areas, Lee County set the density for Sanibel Island at 35,000 units. However the islands were hard to reach due to the lack of a causeway and lack of large amounts of drinkable water. That changed in 1963 with the building of the Sanibel Causeway and in 1966 with the creation of steady supply of drinking water produced by the Island Water Association.