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6 days ago, 09/25/2014 Delete

End of Summer

This is the last weekend in September. We should have a name for this -- some way of marking the end of the slowest month of the year for most of our Island businesses and residents. Not that it’s been as slow as some recent Septembers, it’s still the month when we see the fewest visitors and least traffic on the boulevard.

Other parts of the country mark the changing of the seasons with colorful leaf shows or combines churning through cornstalks, Harvest festivals and such.

Here on the beach, we mark September as the month when we can start to think about opening up our windows because the humidity is finally easing up even though it’s still full-on summer as far as temperatures are concerned. September means vacation month for many, prep season for others. There are fewer visitors here; traffic is as slow as it will be all year. For those reading this up north, who have never been here other than during season, there are no traffic jams in September. Drivers can easily turn left from anywhere on Estero. If traffic stalls, it’s only because the school bus or trolley has stopped. September is a beautiful month.

October is another nearly perfect month. While the few businesses that closed for a break begin to reopen after renovation, cleaning or vacation, most everyone begins to see an uptick in customers and visitors - the lifeblood of every business and resident employed by a beach business.

We will barely be out of September when Islanders will notice that the sleepy season is over. Traditionally October remains part of the slower summer season and that’s why there are two major events planned for our community next month – both designed to bring visitors to our shores during a slow time of season.

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest kicks off this weekend in Captiva, bringing a number of successful songwriters to intimate venues to perform their own songs....

 

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