Ding Darling Days

078w Celebrate the week at Ding Darling. Here are some of the puppets from the show this past weekend.

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VOTE TODAY FOR SANIBEL AS #1 Best Birdwatching USA TODAY CONTEST

Best Birdwatching – USA TODAY’s poll

You can usually vote every day. Please post on FB, Twitter, Email.

Vote link below. Sanibel currently #4. Need your help. 🙂 Spread the word!

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-birdwatching/

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Sanibel Farmers Market

Our market opened a month earlier than usual this year.  October 5 was opening day.  Stop by any Sunday morning and stock up on all your fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s located at City Hall and you can park next door at the Sanibel Library. See you there

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Congrats to VIP

Once again VIP has been vote best Real Estate  Company on the Islands. Established on Sanibel in 1975, VIP consistently sells the most properties on the Islands. We have a great group of professional agents and I’m proud to be a member of the team.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day

The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  There will be a re-think/recycle craft display, guided hiking, a film, and other free activities. Admission to Wildlife Drive is free for everyone all day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Captiva Triathlon is this Weekend

851 adults and 225 children aged 6-13 will compete this weekend at the annual Galloway Captiva Tri. All participant slots were filled months ago as it is a popular event. The kids competition will take place Saturday and the adults will participate on Sunday. Proceeds go to the Community Cooperative and its school backpack program.  Their goal is to surpass the $20,000 raised last year.  Be aware that Captiva Drive will close at 6:45AM Sunday.

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ALS Challenge by VIP

ALS Challenge 8.14 VIP Realty Group on Sanibel did the challenge last week. Even though the temp was in the 90’s, it was still a shock to dump ice water on my head! It was for a good cause and we raised some good money which we sent to our local ALS chapter. Thanks to all who donated.

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Another ALS Challenge

VIP Realty Group on Sanibel did the ALS ice bucket challenge today to help raise funds for ALS. It was a fun and the ice water was a shock even with our 90+ degree temps!

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – VIP Realty – Sanibel & Captiva Islands

VIP Realty of Sanibel & Captiva Islands did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

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Ding Darling News

There’s a new permanent exhibit opening soon at Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve called Saving Sea Turtles.  It will be an interactive exhibit located in the Visitor’s Center with the grand unveiling happening August 29th. Stop on by and check it out!

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Captiva Triathlon

September is just around the corner and that’s when the triathlon is scheduled. There will be three children’s races on the 13th, which will be short distances for the traditional races – swim, run and bike. The adult races will be on the 14th and consist of ¼ mile swim, 10-mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. It will be held at the South Seas Island Resort. If you want more information go to captiva-tri.org or find it on Facebook by searching for Captiva Tri.

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