Events And Fun Facts

  • 27Jun2015

    Community Housing Resources - CHR

    Sanibel Real Estate
    The City of Sanibel recognizes that many indiviudals in our community need below market rate housing. This valuable program offers both rental and ownership opportunities to families with low or moderate incomes.

    Community Housing and Resources, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides housings for many families who work full time on Sanibel or are retired or disabled residents on the island.

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  • 9Jun2015

    Sanibel Community House

    Sanibel Real Estate
    The Sanibel Community House is the gathering place for all of us. They are a 501c3 non profit orgnaization that has existed since 1927 on Periwinkle Way.

    Founder Curtis Perry a part time resident artist who lived on Captiva went door to door in 1927 to convince islanders to support the concept of a gathering place with money, materials and their labor.

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  • 19Apr2015

    Bleu Rendezvous French Bistro

    Sanibel Real Estate
    New French restaurant on Sanibel Island.

    May 5th, 2015 will be a great day for Sanibel and Captiva fans of Bleu Windows French Restaurant in Fort Myers. Owners Christian and Mari Vivet will be opening Bleu Rendezvous at 2430 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Their second restaurant will strongly reflect the menu items and wine list from their already popular South Fort Myers bistro.

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  • 8Apr2015

    Ding Darling Tarpon Tournament

    Sanibel Real Estate
    No, this is not a picture of a Tarpon. It's a 40 pound Black Drum landed on May 2nd by Zane Smith and John Pfeifer as they practiced for the upcoming Tarpon Tournament sponsored by Doc Fords!

    Every year hopeful anglers from all over the world assemble their best team, gather their most reliable equipment and gear to hunt down and catch the elusive Tarpon. One of the largest Tarpon Tournaments happens each May to support Ding Darling Wildlife Society, The Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament. With nearly 50 teams of avid anglers, the Tarpon will be on the run.

    2015's tournament resulted one of the youngest teams entered in the history of the Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament. Known as the "Young Bucks", Pfeifer Realty Group is sponsoring these avid anglers: John Pfeifer, Zane Smith and Harry Heuther. This team may be young but they are keenly familiar with the waters surrounding Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island Sound. Zane Smith, a Freshman at FGCU grew up on Sanibel with a love of fishing from an early age, and has fished these waters for over 12 years. John Pfeifer, a Sophomore at Canterbury moved to Sanibel when he was only 2 years old and obtained his boating license at the age of 11. John began exploring the waters on his own 5 years ago.

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  • 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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