Bank of the Islands Selling CROW's Taste of the Islands T-Shirts

SANIBEL, Fla. (October 25, 2018) — Taste of the Islands shirts are now available for purchase at Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road. Show your support of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) by wearing an official, limited-edition Taste of the Islands shirt.

The 37th Taste of the Islands shirt features art which pays homage to CROW’s 50th Anniversary and a list of participating restaurants. All tank tops are $20; small, medium, and large t-shirts are $22; all other sizes are $25. Taste shirts are also for sale in the CROW Gift Shop and will be available at the event.

Support local businesses, which have been greatly impacted by this year’s red tide blooms, by proudly wearing your shirt at Taste of the Islands on Sunday, November 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Park. Admission and CROW Bucks are available online or at the gate. Admission is $7 and free for children younger than 12 years of age.

Taste of the Islands is CROW’s signature fundraising event which showcases the vibrant and diverse restaurants of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. This year’s family friendly event also features live entertainment, and in the Sanibel Community House meet CROW’s Animal Ambassadors and bid on Silent Auction items.

The restaurants will offer a mouth-watering array of menu items for six CROW Bucks or less while competing for honors in a variety of categories including “Best Appetizer”, “Best Seafood” and “Taste of the Taste”. Attendees of the Taste cast ballots to decide the winner of the coveted “People’s Choice” award. Event sponsors include Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as Presenting Sponsor, The Silverman Organization as Gold Sponsor, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Jensen’s Marina, Dave and Jennifer Nichols, and Suncoast Beverage as Silver Sponsors, FOX 4 as Lead Media Sponsor, News Press as Lead Newspaper Sponsor and Coaste Magazine, Florida Weekly, Island Sun and River Weekly, Santiva Chronicle and Times of the Islands Media as Supporting Media Sponsors.

For more information about Taste of the Islands, click here. 

About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.

About Bank of the Islands

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of 36 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 20 years straight. For more information visit