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Routine Bridge Inspection Slated for Sanibel Causeway

The scenic Sanibel Causeway, which is owned and operated by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners along with the toll facility, will undergo a routine inspection by the Department of Transportation consultant T.Y. Lin International. All three bridges will be inspected by workers, who will be on the bridges’ shoulders. Work will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an anticipated start of Monday, May 6, and completed by summer, weather permitting.

23rd, April 2019, 07:56pm

UPDATE: Notre-Dame Damaged by Monstrous Fire

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated Friday, April 19, to include information on the underestimated fire risk with devastating results. Parisians awakened Tuesday morning to a new reality in the heart of their capital: the Notre-Dame cathedral damaged like never before in its more than 800 years of history. A monstrous fire roared through the monument Monday night as it was undergoing renovation and restoration. Officials are treating it as an accident.

21st, April 2019, 01:28pm

Two Lines of Thunderstorms Pass Without Damage to Sanibel

SC photos by Chuck Larsen Photography Two lines of thunderstorms passed over Sanibel and Captiva on Friday, April 19, that brought five- to seven-foot waves rolling in around 1 p.m. from the Gulf of Mexico to Blind Pass, an area prone to flooding. The City of Sanibel reported no damaging effects island-wide in its all clear issued just before 6 p.m. Friday. Islanders and visitors experienced windy and cooler weather on Saturday and beautiful weather for Easter Sunday is expected.

20th, April 2019, 11:19pm

Yard Signs Protest Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

SanCap Pak-N-Ship, 2422 Palm Ridge Rd., is selling yard signs protesting gas-powered leaf blowers. A proposal to regulate the blowers created debate at the March 11 Sanibel City Council meeting. Concerns raised at that meeting included pollution risks inherent in the blowers and the noise they create. Ultimately, council unanimously passed a motion directing city staff to research the topic and return with results at the June 11 City Council meeting.

19th, April 2019, 01:31pm

Notre-Dame Cathedral Damaged Like Never Before In Monstrous Fire

Parisians awakened Tuesday morning to a new reality at the heart of their capital: the Notre-Dame cathedral damaged like never before in its more than 800 years of history. A monstrous fire roared through the monument Monday night as it was undergoing renovation and restoration. Officials are treating it as an accident.

16th, April 2019, 10:47pm

Notre-Dame Damaged by Monstrous Fire; Effects Felt on Sanibel

Parisians awakened Tuesday morning to a new reality at the heart of their capital: the Notre-Dame cathedral damaged like never before in its more than 800 years of history. A monstrous fire roared through the monument Monday night as it was undergoing renovation and restoration. Officials are treating it as an accident.

16th, April 2019, 10:47pm

Police Arrest Fort Myers Man For Driving Under the Influence

Sanibel Police arrest a Fort Myers man for driving under the influence following a tip from a 911 caller, who reported a vehicle swerving on and off the roadway and the driver appearing to be falling asleep behind the wheel.

13th, April 2019, 09:10pm

City Provides Update on Northern Beach Erosion, Nourishment Project

For the past several months, the City of Sanibel has been closely monitoring erosion along a section of beach on Northern Sanibel adjacent to Sanibel Captiva Road.  This area has historically experienced erosion, which in 2015, prompted an emergency beach renourishment project to place approximately 600 cubic yards of sand along 150 linear-feet of the shoreline. The specific area is located between Florida Department of Environmental Protection reference monuments R-110 to R-112.

13th, April 2019, 03:00pm

County Bed Tax Collection Breaks Record for February

The Tourism Development Council met in Fort Myers on Thursday, April 11, and that was the occasion to receive the February tourism numbers for Lee County. The TDC noted bed tax collection was record breaking and passengers traveling through the Southwest Florida International Airport was up by 6 percent that month.

13th, April 2019, 12:02pm
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