on the cover
TheGleckner family enjoys a late afternoon walk along Fort Myers Beach. Photograph by Milissa Sprecher Photography
in this issue
TAKE FIVE It’s turtle season and business is booming! Dr. Heather Barron of CROW and Kelly Sloan of SCCF tell us why. HAPPENINGS Hurray for the red, white and boom! Celebrate the Fourth in style across Southwest Florida. COASTE CALENDAR It’s SW Florida’s premier event calendar, so mark your calendar for all the entertainment, electricity and fun headed your way. BUZZWORTHY He’s been named one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last 100 years — and he’s from Fort Myers!
10 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Playing the drums at age two, the guitar at age four, and he’s writing and recording his first blues album at age 14.
18 BEACHY KEEN
Your guide to the very best places for sand, surf, sunshine and fun. Pack your sunblock and let’s go!
The art of the short story comes to COASTE with our new fiction section. Meet Ruby and the stories of her life.
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