Events And Fun Facts

  • 28Apr2016

    The Fish House Bonita

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    The Fish House Restaurant – Bonita Beach:

    Located on the back water bay of Bonita Springs, this restaurant is accessible

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  • 28Apr2016

    Big Hickory Seafood Grill Bonita

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    Big Hickory Seafood Grill & Marina – Big Hickory Island Bonita:

    From Intercoastal Waterway Marker 64 on Little Hickory Pass, Big Hickory Seafood Grill & Marina is visible.

    Here you will find the casual waterfront grill voted as the

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  • 27Apr2016

    Whiddens Marina Boca Grande

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    Whidden's Marina - Boca Grande

    Whidden's Marina is a historic marina in Boca Grande, Florida. It is located at 190 1st Street East. On December 28, 2000, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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  • 27Apr2016

    Jug Creek Seafood Pine Island

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    Jug Creek Seafood - Pine Island: If you love fresh seafood, and love to cook, this is a great spot. Fresh shrimp, clams, stone crabs, blue crabs, mullet and more. Located by car at 2153 Palm Ave Saint James City, Florida.

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  • 26Apr2016

    Ragged Ass Saloon Saint James City

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    The Ragged Ass Saloon. Located on the Monroe Canal, the original bar/restaurant dates back to 1954. Great tiki hut, fun food and friendly crowd where most come by bike or boat to enjoy live music and cold beverages.

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  • 8Apr2016

    South Seas Resort History

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    A Brief History of South Seas Resort:

    The north tip of Captiva Island where South Seas Resort is located was first homesteaded in 1898 by George Washington Carter. He and his wife and two daughters fished and planted grapefruit trees on the 160 acres. In 1899 William Langley "Tobe" Bryant homesteaded 160 acres located to the south and married one of George Washington Carter's daughters. They grew many crops on their land to the south including sugar cane and vegetables. Both Carter and Bryant families were hit hard by the hurricane of 1921 which destroyed their crops and the soil due to the intrusion of salt water. While many members of both families left after the hurricane, a few decedents of Carter's family still call Captiva home.

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  • 17Feb2016

    Sanibel Live Traffic Cameras

    During February and March, Sanibel Island receives a great deal of traffic coming on island in the mornings and traveling off island in the late afternoon. To help keep travelers informed, the City of Sanibel has installed three live traffic cameras. These camera's operate 24 hours 7 days a week and are located in the following two locations:

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  • 1Feb2016

    Sanibel Shell Show Festival

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    When I was a kid, we referred to the Sanibel Shell Show as the "Shell Fair". It was a for the curious and serious collectors alike.

    As a young girl, I dreamed of one day having a collection of specimen shells that would be worthy of display at this annual event. Well, that never happened. However, after obtaining a Master's Degree in Biochemistry, I donated a large collection of my shells to the University of Central Florida's Biology Department where it remained on display for many years (see photo).

    After touring UCF with my son this year, we detoured to the Biology building only to find that my shells were no where to be found. Now after 30 years, I really didn't expect that they would still be there, but I had to know where they were. Our next detour was to the Administration Office of the Biology Department. Imagine my shock when Dr.Graham Worthy, the Head of the Biology Department, informed me that new custom cabinets were being made just for my shell collection donated 30 years ago. They will soon be back on display in his office and the Conference Rooms of UCF's Biology Department!

    Still I wonder if I will ever have a collection worthy of display at the Sanibel Shell Festival...

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