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April 14, 2019Like

Ding Resources to Keep You Connected to the Wild Life!

Provided to the SANTIVA CHRONICLE 4/12/2019 8:13 AM With the mission “Advocacy through Education,” the staff and Advocacy Committee of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge have created a resources web page that contains links to articles, videos, and other resources that deal with the health of the
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April 13, 2019Like

Party on the Causeway for a Great Cause!

OCTIFEST 2019 Saturday, April 13th, 2019 6:30 PM Under a big top tent on Sanibel Causeway Island A Octifest is Sanibel Sea School’s annual bayside celebration of ocean love. Tickets are $150 per person and include cocktails, a delicious dinner, live and silent auctions, the company of good friends, and
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March 31, 2019Like

Keep Sanibel “Well Preserved”!

  The acreage along Wulfert Road and Sanibel-Captiva Road is home to a number of species, including eagles, bobcats,  gopher tortoises, and rare plants. It is also a stopover for migrating neo-tropical birds. Resident and seasonal birds alike would be seriously threatened by development, say refuge officials. The conservation and
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February 5, 20191

New Owner for Island Store on Captiva

The Island Store has officially changed hands, and the new owners are well-known islanders. Last year, Bailey’s General Store purchased the rights to the business from former operator Michael Gulnac and signed a new lease with the building’s owner. The store reopened over the holidays. “We are open and received
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January 25, 20192

Bailey’s General Store – Senate Small Business of the Week

Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Bailey’s General Store as the Small Business of the Week for the week of January 21-25, 2019. Bailey’s General Store is located on Sanibel Island, Florida. “Small businesses play
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January 24, 20191

Bee Box Class

SCCF will be offering a class to make your own bee box at the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:00am. Many of Florida’s solitary bees lay their eggs in hollow branches. Attract these wonderful pollinators to your own yard by making your own bee box! All materials will be
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January 11, 2019Like

SCCF Salutes Actions of Governor to Help Water Quality

SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera and Natural Resource Policy Director Rae Ann Wessel engaged in a roundtable briefing yesterday with the Governor DeSantis and the First Lady, Lieutenant Governor Nunez, along with other South Florida non-profit leaders in the fight for water quality, and regional legislative representatives. Following that meeting and
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January 7, 2019Like

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Partially Open

While the Visitor & Information Center at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (DDNWR) is closed due to the government shut down, access to Wildlife Drive remains open.  The 4-mile long Wildlife Drive allows visitors to take a self-guided tour either by car, by bike, or on foot.  Also, nestled on
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December 18, 20181

A Christmas Story on Sanibel

Not many local residents are aware that the author of a classic Christmas film lived out his days as a Sanibel islander. Jean Parker Shepherd was a 1950s radio personality, writer, and actor best remembered for the now-classic movie “A Christmas Story,” a film he co-wrote and narrated and is
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December 13, 20182

Sanibel Public Beaches

If you’re not staying on the beach or just here for the day, don’t worry, you can still get to the beach! There are many public beaches on both Sanibel and Captiva and they are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The On Island App (see links
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