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Issue-723 Delete 4 days ago, 12/18/2014 at 4:06pm

Anson RosenwaldTerrariums From Twisted Acres

Looking for some last minute gift ideas? How about making someones Christmas really special while giving them something unique and handmade - all while supporting a local business? Then head down to Santini Plaza this Tuesday between 9am and 1pm and check out all the great gift ideas at the Santini Sunrise Tuesday Fresh Market. From herbal balms to handmade jewelry and pottery to natural pet treats, there is something for everyone here - along with lots of fresh local produce and seafood too. This week, we interviewed one of the incredible vendors that participate in each weeks Fresh Market - Anson Rosenwald and his beautiful air plant terrariums.

"My fiancé and I started our business, ‘Twisted Acres, several years ago,” the amiable Anson told us. "Ive lived in Florida over 30 years, and have been selling and growing plants for over 15 years.”

Issue-722 Delete 2 weeks ago, 12/11/2014 at 4:05pm

Beach TrafficEstero Boulevard Set to Break Ground
After Easter Challenge Filed
Against Bidding Process

On Friday afternoon, Lee County officials sent out a notice that the long-awaited reconstruction of Estero Boulevard is scheduled to break ground shortly after Easter next year. The excitement of that announcement was somewhat tainted however, as a challenge to the county's bidding process might possibly end up delaying the project.

"Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach are excited to announce kick-off efforts for the Estero Boulevard Improvements Project,” said a press release sent out by Lee County’s Public Information Officer for this project, Kaye Molnar, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. "This project replaces or relocates underground utilities and builds new roadway and bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the entire length of Estero Boulevard. 

Issue-721 Delete 3 weeks ago, 12/04/2014 at 3:54pm

Golf CourseCounty to Consider
Golf Course Purchase

There is a possibility that island residents may one day get to enjoy a new ‘green space’ as the Board of Lee County Commissioners agreed to look into the possible purchase of the golf course property at the south end of the island at their meeting on Tuesday morning, after approving a controversial animal control ordinance that saw nearly an hour and a half of public comment.

The meeting began with a ceremonial presentation in honor of Pet of the Month, "Mossie” a 1-year-old mid-sized mixed-breed pup who "is good with cats and kids” and who is looking for a forever home. Obviously someone on the county’s staff must have agreed, because she was adopted by the end of the meeting.

Issue-720 Delete 4 weeks ago, 11/26/2014 at 2:41pm

Lauri Albion & Linda BeasleyMaking Christmas Special
for Island Kids

’Tis the season! For many of us, this is a joyful time of year when we get together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, to observe various religious holidays with time-honored traditions, and to ring in the New Year, all within a few weeks.

Just as we tuck the remnants of our turkey dinners into the fridge, most of us will turn our attention to Christmas wish lists, and pore over sales flyers looking for the perfect gift; we’ll decorate our homes; we’ll make travel plans, or get the house ready for guests; we’ll shop for all the ingredients we need to make that special batch of cookies.