Monday, December 8, 2008

A Festive Night on Sanibel!

Sanibel Island was aglow with lights and visitors on Friday as the Luminary Trail brought many people to the island's shops and restaurants. Here at Sanibel Holiday we threw open our door and celebrated the season along with our neighbors here at the Olde Sanibel Shoppes. The Over Easy Cafe, Suncatchers' Dream, Amy's Something Special, Island Paws and the CROW Gift Shop welcomed residents and visitors with great deals, delicious refreshments and holiday music from the Sanibel School Chorus. Santa and his helper visited the plaza and many pictures were taken with the "jolly old elf". The island was spectacular with holiday decorations and light displays everywhere you looked. If you weren't quite in the holiday spirit before Luminary started, you couldn't help but be after strolling along Periwinkle Way. We took some pictures to share with you, please enjoy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Community Project for a Great Cause.

The Sanibel-Captiva Vacation Rental Managers Association and Bailey’s General Store are teaming up to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank and F.I.S.H. to help those less fortunate in Southwest Florida.

Guests of member agencies already donate unopened, non-perishable food to Harry Chapin at the end of their vacation by dropping it off at the office upon checkout; now the opportunity exists for residents as well as guests to donate when they shop at Bailey’s. Simply pick up a donation coupon in the store, present it to the cashier at checkout and a $10 donation will be added to your total. Your contribution will help purchase needed items such as rice, pasta, tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and juice to re-stock the shelves at the Harry Chapin Food Bank and help F.I.S.H. provide meals to people in need on Sanibel and Captiva.

Monetary contributions are also accepted at Bailey’s, and SCVRMA member offices will accept both food and monetary donations. SCVRMA and Bailey’s are proud to be partners in this effort and would like to encourage everyone to join this effort in giving back to the community.

SCVRMA members include Sanibel Holiday, Royal Shell Vacations, VIP Vacation Rentals, Island Vacations, Sanibel One, Cottages to Castles, ReMax of the Islands, Select Vacation Properties and Sanibel Accommodations.