Events And Fun Facts

  • 10Dec2008
    Sanibel Elves Named by Lauren Lockard

    Sanibel Elves Named by Lauren Lockard

    Contest Winner Names Holiday Elves

    SANIBEL ISLAND, FL (January 7, 2009) – As the holiday season came to a close and decorations were carefully stored, the six whimsical elves in front of Pfeifer Realty Group on Periwinkle Way were not packed away nameless. “I had no idea the elves would create such interest” said Pfeifer. Passers-by stopped to take photos and would call the office if the elves were not outside just to be sure they were alright. “We were asked so many elf questions that we decided to let the public help us name them.”

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  • 7Dec2008

    Dick Muench "The Commish" to Retire Little League

    Sanibel Little League
    December 7th, 2008 the Sanibel Community Center filled with Islanders gathered to honor the thirty five years of generous service to the Sanibel Little League Program by Dick Muench. Current Sanibel Mayor Mick Denim, Former Sanibel Mayor Marty Harrity, current Major League & and former little league ball player Johnny Tellasano, Major League Pitcher and Master Carver Jim Sprankle, Glass Artist and local philanthropist Luc Century , Textile Printer Mary Irving, Film Producer Rusty Farst, and the new head of the Sanibel’s Little League Program Eric Pfeifer all joined their talents and time to roast and honor the retiring "Commish”.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 1Dec2008
    Sanibel Elves Make Pfeifer Realty Group Home

    Sanibel Elves Make Pfeifer Realty Group Home

    Passers-by on Periwinkle Way are getting out of their cars to get a closer look at a troupe of six costumed elves relaxing in front of Pfeifer Realty Group’s Sanibel Island office. Some are taking photos and others are just touching the whimsical little mannequins.

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  • 1Nov2008
    Sanibel Island Farmer's Market Established in 2008

    Sanibel Island Farmer's Market Established in 2008

    Thanks to the hard work of organizers Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer, Sanibel residents will be able to select fresh local fruits, vegetables, flowers, seafood, breads, cheeses, soups, pastas, jams, nuts, honey and many organic products at the Farmer's Market! Each Sunday from 8:00am to 1:00pm, Nobember thru April.

    Sanibel's Farmers Market is located at City Hall on Dunlop Road next to the Sanibel Library and BIG Arts.

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  • 13May2008

    Manatee May Madness

    Sanibel Octifest
    May 13th, 2008. Today on Sanibel Island a few lucky individuals witnessed a very unusual sight. Approximately 20 manatees had gathered in the shallow tidal zone on the bayside of the Lighthouse in an amazing display of mating ritual behavior. The large female remained surrounded by several males throughout the day. Oblivious to human onlookers, the manatees remained in the shallow waters off the beach until dark. The photos seen here were taken by John Pfeifer age 9.

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  • 20Mar2008

    Octifest Fever Runs Wild on Sanibel Island!

    Sanibel Octifest
    Octifest was created in 2008 as a signature event to support the Sanibel Sea School. The first event had local residents running from bay to sea clutching cryptic clues. Nesting a new event in the Sanibel Captiva Social Calendar is always a challenge to build awareness, and the first Octifest was hard to miss. A new clue was hidden on the island each week for 8 weeks before the event and if found, the clue was exchanged for a great prize. The first year each lucky islander won an original Luc Century hand etched vase!

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  • 1Dec2007

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, BIG FISH

    Sanibel Red Fish
    Wishes do come true. When Holly and Jason Smith headed out on their boat for a day of fishing last Saturday, Holly casually said "I just want to catch a red fish". Wow was Holly in for a BIG surprise. While relaxing and enjoying the clear skies and even clearer water off of Sanibel Island, Holly was snapped into action when her line jerked. After landing her record sized Red Fish, Jason grabbed the camera to record the catch before releasing this giant specimen.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 10Aug2007

    Sanibel Causeway - New Bridges Open

    Sanibel Bridges Open
    The Sanibel Bridges were officially opened with an early morning 5K run, kayak races, and an old car parade! Once the ribbon was cut, the old cars were the first vehicles to cross the fully opened new bridge.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer