On Island Sanibel

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, 20183

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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December 10, 20181

Andy Rosse

One of the more notable names in the history of Captiva Island is Andy Rosse, of which a main road on the island is now named.  Andy Rosse was born in England in 1903, then moved to Tampa with his family shortly thereafter.  At the age of 16, he was
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December 8, 2018Like

Saltwater Hardhead Catfish

by Johnny Rader, Marine Science Educator, Sanibel Sea School You might think catfish are just bottom dwelling pond and lake fish, but did you know there are also species that live in the sea? In fact, it’s not uncommon to find their remains washed up on Sanibel’s beaches. Found globally
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December 6, 20181

Sanibel Luminary Festival

With over 3 miles of luminaries burning, the Sanibel Luminary Festival is a must-do event each year on Sanibel.  Sanibel’s Luminary stretches from one end of Periwinkle Way to the other and offers a multitude of stops along the way.  You’ll have the opportunity to shop, eat, enjoy the many
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