Events And Fun Facts

  • 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
  • 19Jul2007
    Sanibel Draw Bridge No Longer an Excuse

    Sanibel Draw Bridge No Longer an Excuse

    Okay, we have all used the bridge as an excuse for being late. How many times have we approached that span in the bridge with trepidation glanced down at our watch only to confirm what we already knew - the minute hand was nearing the dreaded half hour mark. Is my watch a few minutes fast? Will I make it over the metal grate span before the lights begin to flash and the bells alarm? Who will win today driver or draw bridge? Whew, I just made it by two cars. I'm lucky today, I would think to myself, I beat the bridge!

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 21Feb2007
    Sanibel Island and the Vietnam Wall?

    Sanibel Island and the Vietnam Wall?

    What could the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial have to do with the small, subtropical, barrier island of Sanibel? Ask any local and they will tell you. Sanibel residents are proud to know the man that pioneered a technique for engraving over 58,000 names in stone spending countless hours carefully listing each soldier lost in the Vietnam War. The man is Luc Century, a long time Sanibel resident, philanthropist, and innovative artist.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 1Feb2007
    The 2007 Sanibel Music Festival

    The 2007 Sanibel Music Festival

    The 21st season of the Sanibel Music Festival has arrived. After months of preparation, the 7 concert series is here. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the following concerts.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 17Jan2007
    Winter on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

    Winter on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

    The seasons are not marked on Sanibel and Captiva Islands with dramatic changes in climate or weather. Subtle changes in water temperatures, humidity and species of birds all help to signal the transiton into winter. The islands are enjoying beautiful winter weather with sunny skys and rain free days. Waters, while chilly don't deter many from wading and swimming.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 9Jan2007

    Sanibel Historical Museum Quilt Show

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    The Sanibel Historical Village and Museum is displaying quilts from the turn of the century at the Museum Village now through March. Located on Dunlop Road, the Sanibel Historical Village is open from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Wednesday through Saturday November until April.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 15Dec2006
    Sanibel Lighthouse Decorated for the Holidays

    Sanibel Lighthouse Decorated for the Holidays

    The Sanibel Lighthouse has been decorated with holiday decor compatible with the era in which the lighthouse was constructed. Built in 1884, the Sanibel Lighthouse remains an enduring symbol of the island community and world recognized icon.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer