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Historical village celebrating Women’s History Month with exhibit

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will honor some of the women who made history on Sanibel for Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month to honor the extraordinary achievements of American.
In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women.A different female Sanibel pioneer will be featured in each of the village’s nine buildings.Some of the women highlighted are:Article PhotosMary Dos Santos Bowen Elinor Dormer- Mary Dos Santos Bowen Aa native of Trinidad, Bowen traveled to Sanibel in 1887 with her husband and two children.She was married to Oliver Bowen, a Confederate veteran. When it came time to homestead, Bowen had to be the homesteader, because no one who bore arms against the United States was allowed to homestead.Together they ran and worked their 80-acre farm, growing vegetables for northern markets. She soon became the farmer, as her husband had become eccentric and spent most of his time in a hammock strung between two palm trees over his well.
In 1894, at his request, he was buried in this well. After he died, an older Bowen son from a prior marriage showed up to claim his inheritance – her homestead.
He sent Bowen and her then-f4-year-old son packing back to Trinidad. He sent the other children to a northern relation, and then leased out the farmland.

– Elinor DormerA conservationist dedicated to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Dormer helped formulate the historical preservation section of Sanibel’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. She was instrumental in getting the Sanibel Lighthouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places.After the toll bridge was built, Dormer worked to preserve the island’s historical buildings and helped form the city’s Historical Preservation Committee. The group was the power behind the formation of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village in 1984.Dormer authored “The Seashell Islands” in 1987 after interviews with island families and research into the origins of the island’s history. Her book has long been considered the quintessential book on the history of Sanibel.Dormer’s parents, Ross and Daisy Mayer, built the Sears kit home Shore Haven, in 1924 that serves as the museum’s welcome center.The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.Free guided tours are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.based upon docent availability.Admission costs $10 for ages 18 and older; children and members are free.
For information, call 239-472-4648 or visit online at Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is at 950 Dunlop Road.

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Winds up to 68 mph bring down trees, power lines; travel advisory in effect

Poloncarz issued a travel advisory – no unnecessary travel – in Erie County at about 2:15 p.m., with the National Weather Service declaring the storm.
“Reports of downed trees began coming in by early afternoon on Royal Oak Drive in Clarence, on Woodbridge Avenue in Buffalo, and on Seneca Street and on Grover in Aurora.In at least one case, emergency crews responding to a tree striking a building in Buffalo requested the city engineer or building inspector to evaluate the damage.Versailles Plank Road was closed in both directions in the Town of Evans between New Jerusalem Road and Pontiac Road because of a downed tree and utility lines, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition.Seneca was also closed between Knox and Bowen, but later reopened.Poloncarz, citing the Buffalo Fire Department, earlier reported that a neighborhood near Hertel Avenue and Commonwealth Road in Buffalo has lost power, as has an area in the Town of Aurora near Route 20A and Buffalo Road.
There are also power losses along Elmwood Avenue in the city, and in other parts of Western New York.Emergency responders also reported a light pole had fallen at Garfield and Niagara streets, striking a woman, who was reported to be unconscious.No electric wires were exposed. Another woman was injured when a tree branch struck a house on East Delavan Avenue in Buffalo.And there was a report of people temporarily trapped in a Dollar General store on Twin Cities Memorial Highway in North Tonawanda because of downed wires.The Erie County Department of Public Works also tweeted that it has a crew clearing a flood area on Emerling, and “another crew out checking trouble spots.”Traffic lights on Transit Road are also out from Bullis to French roads, and the state Department of Transportation reminded motorists to come to a full stop at any intersection with a traffic light that is out before proceeding according to right-of-way rules.A wind storm update from the 16th floor of the Rath Building: short version is the building is shaking and its getting nasty out there.
Another 1,018 were without power in Genesee County and more in Orleans, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. The rest are elsewhere in the state.New York State Gas Electric, the region’s other major utility provider, said it has crews working to restore power in Niagara, Elma, Holland, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Aurora, Cheektowaga and Depew. About 1,839 people in all were without NYSEG power in Erie County.
crews responding to extensive outages in Erie and Niagara counties. If winds persist, there may be a period of time that we will have to wait to start restoration for safety reasons.Crews will focus on cutting and clearing wires and trees to make conditions safe.February 24, 2019National Grid spokesman David Bertola said the outages so far are not unusual even for a normal day, citing “a couple of outages” two weeks ago on a Monday.National Grid has 1.6 million customers, so fewer than 1 percent are currently without power.
The company positioned more than 3,250 line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers in Buffalo, Batavia and Fredonia in preparation for the storm.”I don’t want to downplay the number, because when you’re without power, it stinks and nobody wants to be without power,” Bertola said.But “at this point in the storm, this is a number that we could experience on a blue-sky type of day.”However, he cautioned that the company expected the effects of the current storm to be similar to one from two years ago that left many without power, in some cases for several days.He noted that crews have to first remove fallen trees from the ground before they can make repairs, but “we can’t put people in bucket trucks in 50 mph winds.””It’s going to take time and it’s not going to be a fast process if we get multiple outages like we did two years ago,” Bertola said.

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