03/28/2013 at 4:15pm
Easter symbolizes rebirth and a fresh start for both religious and
secular celebrations, finding a way to illustrate that here in the land
of perpetual greenery and flowers can be difficult compared to northern
climes where early Spring growth is just beginning, if they can find it
under the snow that is. Maybe our return to warmer temperatures will
help this weekend feel like spring. In any case, we wish a Happy Easter
to all of our readers!
This time of year finds many of our
visitors packing their bags to head back north. With the busy April
calendar, we hope many of them are tempted to remain on the Beach for a
few weeks longer. From Sand Bash beginning next Friday, April 5th to the
Fort Myers Beach Film Fest on April 24th-28th and Taste of the Beach on
April 28th, there are great reasons to stick around.We hope you do!
of our visitors departing this weekend is the Privateer Lynx. First
coming to our shores in January for what was to be a three-week visit,
the Lynx Educational Foundation appreciated the island hospitality they
found here and decided to make Fort Myers Beach their winter port
returning to stay through the end of March. They sail now to St.
Petersburg and West Palm Beach before heading north for this summer’s
Great Lakes tour. Look for their return to our shores later this fall
once hurricane season has passed.
Speaking of hurricane season,
we know that seasonal property owners prepare their properties for
hurricanes before they depart. We hope they also prepare their
properties for Turtle Season. Turtle Season is May 1-October 31. Last
year we had a record number of nests, though many were washed out by our
tropical storms. Do your part now, before you leave, to help turtle
nesting-if you have a property on or near the beach, make sure that you
don’t have lights left on that can be seen from the beach. Remove any
beach furniture. Want to know why we need to do these things? Check with