To the Editor:
Six boat tours to Mound Key have been donated by Banana Bay Tour Company to raise funds for a documentary about the remarkable island capital of the Calusa Indians, in production by the Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site. All six tours are offered on Mondays, departing from West Bay in Estero, and include a guided tour by archaeologist Theresa Schober that is focused on the rich history of Mound Key. A light lunch is provided. Tour dates: December 2, January 13, March 3, April 7, April 14, and May 5. Each tour is limited to 25 people. $45 person. For reservations, call 239.851.9040 or email: MakingHistoryMemorable@gmail.com.
Those searching for a meaningful holiday gift should consider choosing one that helps protect Florida’s manatees and sea turtles.
Exciting things are happening at the former Wildflower Golf Course which the Lemon Bay Conservancy purchased from a developer in 2010 with the aim of restoring it as a nature preserve. The butterfly garden is in bloom, the migrating monarchs have arrived, the palm warblers are back and you might see one of the resident alligators sunning itself on the banks of Lemon Bay Creek.
I almost got killed Sunday on Boca – but more about that later.
I am fortunate to live on two islands. In the summer, I play camp in Nantucket. In the winter, I do the same right here. Activities are pretty much identical – although the social scene here can be a bit more hectic, and memorizing lines for RPP is a reality here for me. But the tennis, the golf, the reading and swimming, the “leisure” activities, are prevalent on both islands. So is the biking. Both islands have, thankfully, facilities for biking safely. There are a myriad of bike paths all over Nantucket, making it possible to circumnavigate the island on a bike and do a respectable 50+ mile ride.
This year once again, instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, our family is collecting supplies over the next few weeks to send to our courageous troops in Afghanistan. Last year, the response from the community was overwhelming. We shipped over 30 packages.
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