Events And Fun Facts

  • 24Mar2015

    CROW

    Sanibel Real Estate

    CROW stands for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. They were formed in the 1968 by a group of volunteers prompted by Sanibel resident Shirley Walter when she wanted to help an injured royal tern that had been hit by a car. During their first year, 500 calls to report injured animals were addressed. During their first few years, Dr. Phyllis Douglas and Shirley Walter along with many local volunteers were pioneers in the emerging field of wildlife medicine.

    Today CROW cares for more than 4,000 patients and a few hundred orphaned patients. While most of CROW's support comes from the residents of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, the majority of their wildlife patients come from other areas. Their mission is saving wildlife through care, education and collaboration. Their work is never ending and none of their patients have health insurance.

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  • 15Mar2015

    National Junior Duck Stamp Contest

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Each year the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest occurs with all submissions on display and judging at the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Center on Sanibel Island.

    This prestigious event was started by Jaye Boswell, a Sanibel artist, resident and retired school teacher.

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  • 11Mar2015

    SCCF Annual Tennis Tournament

    Sanibel Real Estate
    In 1983 the Annual Tennis Tournament to benefit SCCF was founded. Since then, this event has occurred every year drawing many talented tennis players from all over to showcase their skills. This is a non sanctioned event and does not count towards rank.

    SCCF stands for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation.

    SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through:

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  • 3Mar2015

    Shrimp Boat Fleets of Fort Myers Beach

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Pink shrimp impacted Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding areas beginning in 1949. Also known as "Florida Pink", these shrimp came by their name because they turn pink when cooked. In the 1940's only 20 different shrimp were noted as economically important. The first discovery of the pink shrimp was in the Tortuga's near Florida Bay.

    Many shrimp boats began to net the shrimp in the waters off the Dry Tortugas and by 1950, San Carlos Island (the island just north of Estero Island and Fort Myers Beach) became the area where the shrimp boats would unload their haul to be processed in 7 packing houses. The shrimpers would also restock with ice, nets and many other fishing supplies. Before long San Carlos Island's shrimp boats were processing more Florida Pink Shrimp than anywhere else in the entire state. Pink Shrimp we also found in Campeche Mexico and Sanibel Island.

    In 1960 Hurricane Donna destroyed the packing houses. They were not rebuilt.

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  • 2Feb2015

    Sanibel Island's Old Cemetery

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Located off the beaten path on the road less traveled, Sanibel's historic old cemetery is a must see if you love history. Sanibel's cemetery can only be reached by using the bike path.

    To reach the graves from the bike trail on Middle Gulf Drive, you will see a fork in the path with the southern fork going into a wooded area. To reach the cemetery coming from Casa Ybel, go to Gulfside Park sign at Algiers and follow the path south until it splits off the road into the woods. You will bike a short distance before reaching the grave stones on your left.

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  • 12Jan2015

    J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Most visits to Sanibel Island are not complete without a visit to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Jay Norwood Darling was an avid hunter, environmentalist and political cartoonist. His efforts to block the sale of refuge lands led to developers triggered President Harry S. Truman to create the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge in 1945. The refuge was renamed in his honor in 1967. Today the Ding Darling Wildlife Society encompasses a group of wildlife enthusiasts are still actively support the Refuge.

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  • 2Jan2015

    Spring Training: Red Sox and Twins

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Fort Myers Florida is the spring training home to two Major League Baseball Teams: the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. Each spring, baseball fans from across the country can be found in Southwest Florida enjoying their favorite game played in a tropical environment.

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  • 2Dec2014

    7 Sanibel Artists - 2nd Film in Pfeifer Documentary Series

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Pfeifer Realty Group's sponsoring their second Sanibel themed documentary “7 Sanibel Artists” which PREMIERES at BIG ARTS on March 5, 2015.

    This year's documentary film will be formatted for public television broadcasting allowing for public broadcast for years to come. Produced by the 7 time Emmy Award winning filmmaker David Carter, "7 Sanibel Artists" takes a look at the art and the artist. The film is accompanied by an online art auction.

    Each featured artist has generously donated a work of art to be auctioned for this event. Each high bidder will designate the non-profit that will receive their winning bid amount.

    Participating Non-Profits Include:

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