What SWFL Is Talking About 8/10

Authorities seized 7 tons of cocaine worth 211 million dollars at Port Everglades yesterday morning. The cocaine came from 7 different vessels, some of the cocaine bales were found floating in the water according to the report by the US Coast Guard.

35 year old Jamil Jones, a former assistant basketball coach at FGCU has been arrested in New York City and charged with a deadly assault. He’s accused of punching a tourist in the face who later died. Apparently the victim knocked on Jones’s car thinking he was an Uber driver. Jones is currently an assistant at Wake Forest University.

 

School re-opens in Lee Charlotte and Hendry Counties today amidst all kinds of security changes following the Parkland School shootings last year. Some schools have added cameras,  and installed new locks, and   all schools will be manned by School Resource Officers or guardians to help protect students.

 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte’s Headed To Grocery Stores Starbucks PSL fans are chomping at the bits to get their hands on the famed Starbucks drink which returns August 28th! And now to celebrate the PSL turning 15, the coffee shop is bringing the classic drink back to grocery store shelves. PSL lovers will be able to grab Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee K-Cup Pods, Starbucks VIA Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte packets, and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee.

 

 

You can help bring attention to our water quality issues this weekend, by participating in Hands Along The Water Sunday at 10am at Sanibel Causeway…More information below:

 

 

Hands Along The Water Information

 

What if 5,000 or 10,000 of us
linked hands one morning on the beaches from Coast to Coast? We'd be on every TV station in the country. Do you have 15 minutes to spare for our beaches and wildlife?

Holding hands in solidarity to defend water and wildlife. #HandsAlongTheWater

???? On Sunday August 12 at 10am we want you to join us as we peacefully come together as one. By locking hands we will show that we do not, and will not, stand for our beautiful beaches, wildlife, homes and livelihoods to continuously be destroyed and impacted by the water released from Lake O.

???? At 10am we will lock hands for 15 minutes all across the beaches of this beautiful state- East Coast and Gulf Coast; North to South. At the end we will all raise our arms up to the sky, hand in hand, to show love to our wildlife, water, beaches, Mother Nature and one another. Join us in our peaceful movement. Can you give 15 minutes of your time to make an impact?

???? DAY OF:
Meet at Sanibel Causeway, island B (second island, lighthouse side) Please give yourself enough time to find parking which is $6. We will be locking hands at 10am sharp for 15 minutes. There will be plenty of parking.
PLEASE:
1. Wear a mask for your safety.
2. Wear shoes on the beach.
3. Wear a blue/aqua colored shirt. (Fee free to decorate as desired)
4. Please bring water in a reusable bottle.
5. Do not bring signs, banners, etc. as we don’t want any trash left behind.
6. For the safety of your pets please leave them at home.

⚠⚠We strongly advise those with respiratory problems, weakened immume systems and others with health issues to stay home and make calls or write letters during this time. Red tide poses a risk to animals brought to the beach and can affect those that ingest the algae. Please leave your pets at home. Wear shoes when walking on the sand. This will help prevent puncture wounds from the spines or bones of dead fish.

????This is a family event, being held by volunteers along the coasts. This event is not being sponsored by any organization. There will be no money or donations being collected, and we will not be promoting any one organization. We are locals that want our beaches back and to save marine life. We assume no responsibility. You are participating at your own risk.

????For each local event we are looking for a few volunteers to take photos with their cameras and drones. If you are willing to do this please contact the host of your event’s location.

Please also join the statewide Hands Along the Water event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/144687176391019/?ti=icl

***Boats Along The Water are also welcome!! *****

????PLEASE SHARE! Our intentions are spreading awareness, and uniting as a community and coming together to help. It’s time to demand something be done. It’s time to give back to the earth as it has been giving unconditionally to us. #saveouroceans