Events And Fun Facts

  • 24Aug2006

    Bailey Matthews Shell Museum Unveils New Poster

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    Seashells of Sanibel and Captiva Islands

    August 24, 2006: The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum released their “Seashells of Sanibel and Captiva Islands” poster this summer. Designed by Museum Director Dr. Jose’ Leal, this poster features 65 beautiful full-color images of the shells found here on the islands. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are home to some of the most beautiful species of mollusks found in North America and this poster brings them to life. This work of art makes a great gift and can be found exclusively through the Museum Store. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Store can be reached at 239-395-2233 or visit them on the web http://www.shellmuseum.org for more information.

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  • 5Aug2006

    Sanibel Summer Reptiles

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    Lately it seems that the island has been crawling with reptiles. In the past two weeks, we have encountered Box Turtles, Snapping Turtles, Yellow Eared Sliders, Black Racers and Iguanas all in our yard or pool. It makes for great fun and excitement trying to capture the juvenile snapping turtles as they swim evasively in the pool. Not to mention the exercise as I run circles around my pool with a net in hand. So far in the past 24 hours the count is two snapping turtles and one box turtle.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 29Jul2006

    Lemonade Stands on Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Kids set up Lemonade Stand
    The long Summer days of my childhood in Baltimore were filled with hours of riding bikes, building forts and tree houses, and playing baseball in the backyard with my three brothers until we could barely see as the sun would set. Now that I am raising my 7 year old son and 9 year old daughter here on Sanibel Island, it is fun to see that as much as life changes many things still remain the same.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 12Jun2006

    Can you Name this Creature?

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    Every now and then nature surprises us with an opportunity to learn. This time I was given a "lesson in lizards" by my eight year old son John. Before last week, I thought a lizard was a lizard. Not so! Our yard provided my son with the perfect class on anoles. I was his only student but nevertheless his enthusiasm was full throttle.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 1Jun2006
    Sanibel Causeway Constuction Schedule Update

    Sanibel Causeway Constuction Schedule Update

    The Sanibel Causeway bridge construction is proceeding at a steady pace. The following is the latest update on the projected schedule.

    Bridge A is scheduled to be open for traffic September 2006. Bridge B will be open for traffic first in July 2006, and Bridge C will be completed last and open for traffic January 2007.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 11Feb2006

    Sanibel Youth Flag Football

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    Sanibel and Captiva Youth Flag Football wrapped up its third season Friday February 10th, 2006. The league was started by Eric Pfeifer in 2003 and continues to be a favorite winter sport with many island children. Games are played on Friday nights under the lights at the Sanibel School. Many parents are involved helping coach, and referee. If you know of anyone interested in the 2006-2007 youth Flag Football League, contact Eric Pfeifer.

    Pictured: Darby Pfeifer, Eric Pfeifer & John Pfeifer with the flag football league trophies.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 14Jan2006
    Sanibel Island Youth Basketball

    Sanibel Island Youth Basketball

    Basketball Season is in full swing on Sanibel Island. Saturday mornings find many young families up early and in the Gymnasium at the Sanibel Rec. Center. Players as young as Kindergartners enjoy learning the skills needed to play as a team. At this young age, the focus is not on the score or the final outcome, but instead on learning to have fun and play as a team.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 25Dec2005
    Christmas Day on Sanibel Island

    Christmas Day on Sanibel Island

    When I took my family down to the beach on Donax Street, we were greeted by a beautiful Christmas Tree decorated with flowers for ornaments. In the sand next to the tree a shell message greeted all beach goers wishing them a Merry Christmas.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer