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CROW releases sea turtle admitted for red tide poisoning

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife released an adult, female loggerhead sea turtle — the largest of the hard-shelled turtles and frequent nester on Southwest Florida beaches — on Sanibel on May 4 after treating the turtle for brevetoxicosis, also known as red tide poisoning. The turtle was rescued on March 17 after it stranded on the beach on Don Pedro Island in Charlotte County. It was transported to CROW where veterinarians found it to be very weak, thin and covered in barnacles, but showing no other signs of trauma, such as a boat strike. The turtle’s condition led ...

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Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

Island Lifestyles


Letters to the Editor

We need the Center 4 Life back again

To the editor: As a member of Island Seniors for 15 years, I have been involved in this wonderful organization in many ways … through exercise classes, serving on the board, attending shows, concerts and Florida attractions to enjoy and learn more about what our state and island ...