Renewing Friendships

It’s fun to go through our photos and see some favorite faces!  

These colorful folks had a great time once again at the annual Sanibel Community Church’s free 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. It’s a Sanibel tradition to start our country’s birthday celebration with friends and all-you-can-eat pancakes — not to mention a delicious assortment of sides, syrups and toppings!

These two friendly couples look forward to their celebratory meal together,  » Read more

Get Yours Soon!

Seniors ages 62 and older can purchase their “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior” lifetime pass for $10 at the “Ding” Darling Nature Store until Aug. 28, when the price increases to $80.

The pass allows free lifetime admission to most national wildlife refuges, including “Ding” Darling, plus national parks and monuments, and more than 2,000 sites managed by federal agencies.  » Read more

Fourth of July Parade


A visit to Sanibel over the 4th of July is always more than beach and barbeque. Visitors know that they can celebrate our country’s independence in a small town with a big bang!

Our home grown parade, themed “Preserving the Red, White and Blue” this year,  » Read more

Game On!

What a fun article from Jeff Lysiak and our friends at the Island Sun!

When Beth Musser, owner of the Sanibel Sweet Shoppe, arrived for work a few weeks ago, she had no idea that she would be taking part in a new “game” that is catching on across the country.

“I went out in front of the shop that morning to put out the flag when I saw something sitting on a bench,” said Musser.  » Read more

Photo Contest!

Tom Korbutt’s “My Sandy Look” took first place in the 2016 “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest.

The 30th annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest is underway! The contest, sponsored by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), is held in conjunction with “Ding” Darling Days from October 15 to 21.

Deadline for photography submission is September 15,  » Read more

Drink Like a Local!

Well, here’s something we can all drink to! Thanks to our friends at the Island Reporter (article by Ashley Goodman), we’re pleased to share this list of the top-selling drinks on Sanibel and Captiva Islands:

Doc Ford’s

Doc Ford’s No.1 selling drink is its Island Mojito which is concocted with fresh mint, limes, homemade simply syrup, Caribbean gold rum and club soda.  » Read more

Amazing Indeed!

Expedia has named Sanibel one of the “12 Amazing Islands You’ll Only Find in the U.S.” due to its white sand, wildlife, zero traffic lights and abundance of seashells.

“When rounding up the best U.S. islands, we took various factors into account, some of which included unique characteristics and less-trafficked coastlines. Between its enchanting seashell collection and peaceful naturalized beaches, Sanibel Island easily earned a spot on the list,”  » Read more

Fit to a Tee

Let the world know you come to Sanibel Island to relax!

These new Sanibel Recreation Center’s “Relax” tanks are available in both men’s and women’s styles for $15 each. This design is also available in a variety of other colors and styles.

Orders can be placed by phone on credit card and shipping is available. All proceeds support City of Sanibel youth recreation programming.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.  » Read more

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