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Issue 672 Delete 12/26/2013 at 5:40pm

Scoop with Father RaneyDeacon Kiesel Passes at 93
(picture of Scoop with Father Raney)

In what most will say was the fitting end to a man who once was a fisherman and who became, literally, a 'fisher of men', Deacon Charles 'Scoop' Kiesel left this earth on Christmas night. For those who may not know, Scoop, during his 93 years that we were graced with his company, was an icon on this island - beginning with the fact that he and his family helped give birth to our local shrimping industry and ending with his enormous impact on Christians and non-Christians alike...

Issue 669 Delete 12/05/2013 at 4:16pm
QR Code TourBecause History Matters:
Self-Guided Historic Island Tours

When you stop to admire the sweeping elevation of the Matanzas Pass Bridge, you see the brilliant turquoise paint that adorns it, and boats sailing serenely on sparkling waters beneath its arch. What you can’t see are the ghosts of bridges past: the original structures that once joined Fort Myers Beach to San Carlos Island.

Now, thanks to the Estero Island Historic Society (EIHS), you can view those vanished åwere part of our barrier island’s earlier days. A new self-guided walking or bike tour is available to visitors and residents alike through the Footprints in Time Historic island Tour.