Yearly Archives: 2012

/2012

Annual 4th of July fireworks display on Sanibel Island

May 10th, 2012|Blog Post|

After two years of fund-raising struggle, the annual 4th of July fireworks display on Sanibel Island will be manged by the Chamber of Commerce. God bless them and the Presenting Sponsor this year -  John & Jay at John R Wood Realtors.  This year’s display will be at dusk Wednesday Night, July 4th, 2012. Usually, the [...]

The Quest for the Illusive Mangrove Cuckoo

April 23rd, 2012|Blog Post|

They have been busy at "Ding" Darling, tracking Mangrove Cuckoo. This bird is difficult to spot because it stays in the mangroves and getting in there to to spot one usually requires a boat and some special skills.   As part of a special wildlife grant, researchers have ben hanging out in the Refuge, hoping [...]

Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

April 17th, 2012|Blog Post|

One of the great events in our area is  the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival . This year's event is in November, from the 1st to the 4th.   It will offer on-water instruction, demonstrations, seminars, races, social events for participants and a film festival.   The Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail extends for 190 miles along [...]

With Easter Sunday just hours away,

April 5th, 2012|Blog Post|

With Easter Sunday just hours away, it occurs to us that some of our guests and others who read this blog may be looking for a church on Sanibel Island to celebrate the event. Here's a list, including phone numbers and website addresses (where available) for reference. Sanibel Community Church (239) 472-2684 1740 Periwinkle Way, [...]

Should Sanibel be a synonym for “the best”?

March 26th, 2012|Blog Post|

Sanibelians are justifiably proud that Arthur Frommer called their island his #1 favorite place to vacation. Add to that the pride of being the location of a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon public school. Now comes news that the Sanibel Public Library has been recognized by the Library Journal as a 5-star Library. It's part of [...]

West Wind Inn on Sanibel is the nearest Sanibel beach resort to J.N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

March 19th, 2012|Blog Post|

West Wind Inn on Sanibel is the nearest Sanibel beach resort to J.N "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which Arthur Frommer indicated was a major rason for him naming Sanibel Island as his #! vacation destination in the world. That puts you, as a TRUE SANIBEL guest of West Wind Inn, as close as you [...]

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