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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. ...

Annual motorcycle run to help support ACT services

A local motorcycle run and brunch that ends on Captiva is signing up bikers and passengers. Organized by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, the 9th Annual David Barbur Biker's Brunch will begin on Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Stu's Motorcycles in Fort Myers, with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. The ...

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 ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobic Exercise will be held on Aug. 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights (optional). Cost is $5. LIVING LIFE CURRENT Living Life ...

City hiring after-school youth counselors

The city is hiring recreation aide/youth counselor staffers for the Youth Program at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel. The shifts are Monday through Friday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and feature: - Gain experience working with school-aged youth in a fun, safe and ...

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 ...