Sanibel Heritage Trail

Sanibel Heritage Trail Launching this Spring

Sanibel visitors soon will be able to enjoy a whole new way of exploring the island and its history via the Sanibel Heritage Trail. When completed this spring, the Trail will feature 21 outdoor reader panels along the mixed use paths found on the island; a free map-guide; a web page; and a cell phone app. The panels will present text and historic photos addressing many aspects of Sanibel’s unique heritage, including its pioneer settlers, agriculture, architecture, causeway, commerce, community conservation, education and environment.

Trail followers also will become acquainted with the history of Sanibel’s governance, preservation efforts, racial integration, recreation, wildlife, and worship. The beginnings of the fishing and hospitality industries also will be addressed.

The project is the culmination of five years of research and planning by the many individuals and organizations involved in its development. The Heritage Trail is sponsored by the City of Sanibel and its Historical Preservation Committee, the Sanibel Public Library, the Lee County Tourist Development Commission, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and the Florida Humanities Council.

On Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm, The Sanibel Historical Museum will present Twilight Talks at the Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Six panelists will present their personal stories of growing up or living on Sanibel. The panel discussion will include remarks by Susan Cassell, Sheila Fortney, Deborah Gleason, Yvonne Hill, Jim Pickens and Ty Symroski, who have decades of experience with Sanibel history.

Twilight Talk tickets are available for $10 per person. Tickets can be obtained by calling 239-472-4648 or by emailing info@sanibelmuseum. Proceeds from the evening will support the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

        

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Are You Ready for Some Music on Sanibel Island?

Photo credit: Lisa Mazzucco

2017 Sanibel Music Festival

If it’s March, it’s time to celebrate the 31st year of the Sanibel Music Festival, another island tradition.

The 2017 season includes seven concerts held at 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Congregational Church at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Indulge your passion for classical music – or attend a concert for the first time – at this world-class Festival.

The Brentano String Quartet, founded at Julliard in 1992 and now the faculty quartet-in-residence at Yale School of Music, opens the season on Saturday, March 4 with pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

On Tuesday, March 7, Eric Lu, winner of the National Chopin Competition, performs Mozart, Schubert and Chopin.

The Daedalus Quartet will perform Beethoven, Brahms and more on Saturday, March 11, followed by the Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot, Harp, on Tuesday, March 14 presenting pieces by Schubert, Mozart, and Ravel.

The renowned Emerson String Quartet, together for more than thirty years, performs Mozart, Debussy and Beethoven on Saturday, March 18.

Turning to Broadway tunes, the Festival presents “An Evening with The Gershwins” on Tuesday, March 21 featuring an exciting young cast of singing actors with selections from Girl Crazy, Lady Be Good, Funny Face and The Gershwin Songbook.

The Festival concludes Saturday, March 25 with the Opera Theater of Connecticut presenting excerpts from operas by Massenet, Bizet and Gounod, plus favorite French pieces including works by Offenbach, Delibes and Thomas.

Tickets are $45 for most performances; $50 for the Emerson Quartet. For more information, visit the website at www.sanibelmusicfestival.org or call 239-344-7025.

Photo credit: Lisa Mazzucco

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It’s Shell Time on Sanibel!

The 80th Annual Sanibel Shell Show and Festival

Talk about longevity! The Sanibel Shell Show and Festival, now in its 80th year, is hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club at the newly remodeled Community House. More than 500 volunteers help make this popular event a world-class shell show. This year’s show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 2-3 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, with a 3 p.m. raffle drawing.

The theme for this special anniversary of the Festival is “Around the World in 80 Shells” and there will be a special class of competition in both the scientific and artistic categories based on this theme. Each entry must contain exactly 80 shells. Exhibitors this year are coming from all over the United States, Canada, and as far away as Japan.

On the Show weekend at the Community House, you’ll find the judged Artistic and Scientific displays, while outside are more shells, floral arrangements, demo tents and more. The outdoor shell area and tents are open to the public with free admission.

A $5 donation will provide entry into the Shell Show, plus a free pass to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum with your ticket. Be sure to pay a visit to the live tank area and hear local school children share their knowledge of these fascinating live shells and practice their presentation skills.

The Judges and Awards Reception will be held at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Seating is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scientific judges for this year’s show include José H. Leal and Robert Janowsky. Artistic judges include Sharlene Totten and John Whitenight.

After the awards reception, those attending will be invited to a sneak preview of the Shell Show at the Community House. Come join in a longtime Sanibel tradition and enjoy seeing all the sea shells on display when you’re on island in early March.

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Come to Sandalfoot this Spring!

Spring at Sandalfoot

April Savings from Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium 

Sandalfoot is constantly improving the property so you can have a dream vacation. Our beautifully resurfaced tennis court is waiting for your game, and our new Pickleball lines make it even more versatile.

Check your calendars now for April. Rates go down April 22nd and even lower summer rates begin May 6th. To make your reservation, visit our website atwww.sandalfootcondo.com,  or call: 800-725-2250 today!

Located on the east end of Sanibel Island, just one mile from the historic Sanibel Lighthouse, our vacation rental condo community is nestled beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico.  Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium has been consistently top ranked in our category by TripAdvisor, also receiving their Certificate of Excellence five years in a row. Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium. So much more than a room with a view!

Sanibel Island Upcoming Events

High season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the activities have stopped. There is still lots to do on Sanibel during April and May. Come on down and join in the fun. These events are just a few of the special events going on this spring. 

 
Octifest 2017
April 8
6:30 – 11:30
The Sanibel Sea School presents their 2017 fundraiser, Octifest, on the Sanibel Causeway “under the tent” to raise funds for their educational programs on marine ecosystems. At the Sea School, students learn to interact with their natural environment.

 
Island Jazz
Sundays 3 – 5
until April 30th
For your Sunday afternoon enjoyment, listen to the sounds of talented jazz musicians who gather from 3 – 5 in the Big Arts Boler Garden, 900 Dunlop Road. Admission is free. Bring a chair and come early to enjoy these open-air concerts on Sanibel.

Big Arts Juried Exhibit “After Rauschenberg”
The exhibit runs until April 29th at the Big Arts Phillips Gallery, and celebrates the innovation and diversity of revered artist Robert Rauschenberg. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 1 – 4 and Saturday 9 – 1. Admission is free. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit.

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Sanibel Lunch and Learn hosted by CROW

Dr Barron CROW lunch and Learn Sanibel Island

CROW logoCROW Hosts Lunch and Learn

Viewing Sanibel’s wildlife, both on land and in the sea, is a main attraction for our visitors. The Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, known as CROW, is a leading Sanibel Island institution dedicated to the health and preservation of injured wild creatures throughout the region.

This winter, CROW’s Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron will host a Lunch and Learn program on a series of Wednesdays. Each program costs $30 per person, which also includes a boxed lunch catered by the Sanibel Deli and general admission into CROW’s Education Center.

Dr Heather Barron 1Dr. Barron has been Head Veterinarian and Hospital Director since 2011. She trained in exotic and wild animal medicine and surgery through a residency at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine and later became an Associate Professor on the Zoological Medicine Service.

At the sessions, Dr. Barron will provide a brief overview of CROW and then open the floor to questions from attendees. After lunch and a question and answer session, those attending can tour the grounds and meet some of the animal ambassadors at CROW.

The lunch program typically accommodates about 15 and pre-registration is required by calling Education and Outreach Coordinator Rachel Rainbolt at CROW at 239-472-3644 ext. 222 or by emailing her at rrainbolt@crowclinic.org. Registration is open to everyone, but Lunch and Learn is not recommended for children under the age of thirteen.

Dates for the Lunch and Learn sessions are: Feb. 15 and 22, March 8 and 22, and April 5 and 19. Visit CROW’s website at www.crowclinic.org for more information about this important wildlife hospital center.

You are sure to become more familiar with Sanibel’s wild creatures after these excellent programs.

CROW Dr Barron

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