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CEPD gives update on project timeline, more

UPDATE (Aug. 3, 2021): Today, the CEPD updated the closure schedule for the beach parking lots to: Alison Hagerup Beach Park - Full closure: Sept. 9-13 - Partial closure: Sept. 14 to Oct. 10 - Full closure: Oct. 11-25 Turner Beach - Full closure: Aug. 9-21 - Partial closure: Aug. ...

Junonia found on Captiva

Dr. Kim Barbolla Vasquez, of Marshall, Texas, found a junonia on the morning of July 12 near the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. She reported that she was about 20 yards out in hip-deep water and scooped it out of a sand shelf by luck. She could only see the edge of the shelf and first ...

Lightning whelk found on Captiva

Molly Boatman, of Wilmington, Ohio, found a large lightning whelk on July 19 on the beach off of Captiva Drive on Captiva. She reported that they have been vacationing on the islands for about 15 years and it was their first-ever, large shell find. She believed Hurricane Elsa helped bring it ...

Recreation center closed for annual maintenance

The Sanibel Recreation Center will be closed from now through Aug. 8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects, with the facility set to reopen on Aug. 9. All major projects have been scheduled during this time in an effort to minimize the inconvenience to patrons as many of the ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Aug. 5: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - Aug. 8: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. - Aug. 10: General meeting at 6 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on ...

CROW Calendar of Events

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following: - WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4 Why Animals Come to CROW at 11 a.m. Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, ...

Sanibel fire district covers evacuation orders

The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District reported that evacuating one's home can be a scary situation. In an emergency evacuation, it is important to leave the building or area safely and as quickly as possible. When one is ordered, it is because life-threatening conditions are or will be ...

County, local officials blast Lake Okeechobee plan

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane sat across from Col. Andrew Kelly, commander of the Jacksonville district of the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, in the Lee County Administration Building conference room and denounced the plan Kelly brought forward to manage Lake ...

CCP taking nominations for upcoming vacancy

The Captiva Community Panel is accepting nominations for one panel-appointed seat that will be vacant at the end of the year, and interested islanders are encouraged to submit their names. It noted that it is also an opportunity to be considered for future appointments. The panel’s ...

IWA tank to be temporarily offline for repairs

The Island Water Association reported that its Periwinkle Way water storage tank will be temporarily removed from service on Aug. 1 to perform repairs. The work will take approximately one week to complete, with the tank expected to be back online on Aug. 10. The tank is critical ...