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Sea Turtle Association offers nest adoption to promote protection

June 6, 2024
BY ARLENE HALL BGSTA SECRETARY  For a limited time, the Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association is offering a unique way to mark a special occasion while also helping local sea turtles nesting on Ga…

Family Movie Night at Gulf Cove Methodist

June 6, 2024
Gulf Cove United Methodist Church invites you and your family to a free showing of “Popular Theory.” It will be shown on Friday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m., inside the church. Bring your own snac…

Lee County authorizes burn ban after drought

June 6, 2024
The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to authorize a burn ban for unincorporated Lee County and municipalities effective as warranted due to increasingly dry conditions throughout So…

Two arrested in Port Charlotte for casino

June 6, 2024
Two people are under arrest after continuing to operate an illegal casino in Charlotte County. The arrests are one of a number of raids, as the county attempts to crack down on gambling that is ha…

State seeks bids for Sea Grape bathroom at Gasparilla Island State Park

June 6, 2024
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Design and Construction is soliciting sealed contractor bids for a new Sea Grape Restroom at the Gasparilla Island State Park. Cont…

Allegiant to West Virginia; Spirit adds Bangor, Frontier to Dallas

June 6, 2024
Allegiant Travel Company on May 30 began seasonal service from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Huntington, West Virginia. This is part of the airline’s latest seasonal expansion in 66 cities across t…

Across the islands: reopenings in Sanibel, Matlacha

June 6, 2024
Some Ian hurricane reopenings from across the Lee County waterfront: • South Seas on Captiva Island has opened its 12-hole golf walking short course, The Clutch. The walking course is designed …

SUP Englewood concession now at Don Pedro

June 6, 2024
State Park has offering for kayak and paddleboards SUP Englewood is the new paddling concession at Don Pedro State Park. The paddling and kayak concession works in partnership with Florida Stat…

New third grade teacher named forThe Island School, Mrs. Kristen Maitland-Shank

June 6, 2024
Mrs. Kristen Maitland-Shank has been selected to serve as the new third-grade teacher for The Island School. Mrs. Shank is incredibly passionate about teaching and holds a Bachelor of Science i…

Weather week: sunny but slight hope for showers each day

June 6, 2024
A lot of days in the 80s next week  Above, Crissy Ferguson came down to the island for a day from Venice to enjoy some shelling on the beach on Wednesday. Visitors this weekend can expect nice …