Volume 6 Issue 19_Sun Bay Paper

From Island to Bay, News at Sea Level Volume 6 Issue No.19 Take us home with you! TheSunBayPaper.com Jan 29, 2021 - Feb. 4, 2021 The first day of Chi- nese New Year varies every year, much like our Easter celebration does. The Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February.20 . In 2021, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Friday, 12 February, which is the Year of the Ox.. Throughout history, Chinese Lunar New Year activities started as early as three weeks before Chinese New Year's Eve, but these days a week before is more usual, and this year, it will be celebrated on Feg 6th.at the Mercato lawn area from 11am to 4pm. Searching for this dog beach on line, you will find that the loca- tion listed as: 14436 Bonita Beach CSWY. Bonita Springs, FL 34134, or as: 8800 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, luckily, both searches bring you to the same place It is a lovely Dog Beach where your dogs can run and frolic in sand and the gulf of Mexico off a leash.... for FREE! and legally! The name on the sign is Bonita Beach Dog Park and it is the only Lee county-owned beach where pets are allowed to run free. But depending on who you talk to, it is refered to by either name. Bonita Beach or Fort Myers Beach ‘dog park’ Cont. pg 8 . The way our bodies react to stress is actually supposed to be good for us! I know, at first it seems like a weird statement, but it is true! You see in the grand scheme, in our grand design if you will, stress was a life or death situation.... think about that for a moment.... Stress was life threatening! For example... You’re walking through a jungle, and a tiger jumps out into view "THAT my friends..is STRESS" and all kinds of things start to happen in our bodies. The stress response begins in the brain, and trig- gers 'the Fight or Flight" syndrome. Now I'm sure most of you have head that term before, but if not, it's the body preparing itself to either 'Fight' and defend it- self from said stress, or pre- pare itself for 'Flight' and to run away from the stress it is encountering and again, re- member, this reaction to stress happens because at our core, we consider stress a life or death situation. Your body then trig- gers your sympathetic nerv- ous system.... The adrenal glands respond by pumping the hormone epinephrine otherwise known as adrena- line into the bloodstream, making you stronger and quicker. The heart begins to beat faster than normal, pushing blood into the mus- cles preparing them for max- imum exertion, other vital organs that can store blood do so, in case you're wounded, you would bleed less. You begin to breathe more rapidly. Smaller air- ways in the lungs open wide allowing the lungs to take in as much oxygen as possible with each breath. This extra oxygen is sent to the brain, increasing alertness. Your sight, hearing, and other senses become sharper. Meanwhile, epinephrine and Cortisol trigger the release of blood sugar (glucose) and fats from Creating Artificial Habitats And Preserving National Treasures Cont. pg 14 Bonita Beach Dog Park The USS Mohawk was a WWII Coast Guard Cutter that is 165 feet in length. After its service in the military, it now rests in approximately 90 feet of water just off the coast of Captiva Island, FL. The ship reef structure maintains a population of marine life that spans the food chain. Large schools of bait fish, snappers, grouper and other game fish live around the reef. SWFL Reefs is a nonprofit foundation that works to enhance Understanding and Handling it! Cont. pg 12 Cont. pg 13 In season, you may find Dog Beach crowded with people and dogs. "Year of the OX" The 17th Annual SWFL “AsiaFest” Celebration YEAR OF THE OX See Complete Story on page 19 Local Artist Exhibition on Display at Library