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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This Week

Local Boaters Find Stranded Vessel’s Owners

Safe at Sea This week has brought an abundance of touching stories about neighbors helping neighbors here on Fort Myers Beach. Most of us can’t...

Fort Myers Beach Recovery Continues

Weekend Update   Boil Water Order Lifted – On Friday morning, the Precautionary Boil Water Notice was rescinded for Fort Myers Beach after satisfactory completion of...

Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Joe Orlandini Hosts First Responders Lunch

On Thursday, Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Joe Orlandini hosted first responders for a free lunch in appreciation of their work on the Island...

The Coral Vine

The coral vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a native species of Mexico. It is a vine that was cultivated in Florida as an ornamental landscape...

If You Need Power or A/C

Anyone needing power to charge laptops, phones, internet and a place to work (get on laptop, etc.) can go to the Grandview Sales Center,...

Chamber Fields Irma Inquiries

200 Questions “The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce had already fielded roughly 200 calls by Wednesday, September 13, in the wake of Hurricane...

One Man’s Coast-to-Coast Road Trip

Irma-Nator! Hurricane Irma, a 350-mile-wide tropical monster, wreaked havoc on the State of Florida, striking with historical vengeance on Sunday, September 10, ironically the date...

Council Moves Budget Forward

Irma Forces Shortened Session With Hurricane Irma on the immediate horizon, many islanders still needing to make last-minute preparations, and an island evacuation in play...

Fort Myers Beach Braces for Irma

Update #6:  September 9, 2017, 5pm The streets of Fort Myers Beach were mostly vacant Saturday afternoon as the last evacuees headed to off-island shelter...

Beach Evacuates as Irma Approaches

Update #4  September 8, 2017, 1pm Fort Myers Beach is under a mandatory evacuation order as of this morning just as the projected storm track...

Mandatory Evacuations Begin Friday

Lee County has announced evacuations planned for Friday. Mandatory evacuation orders will be issued tomorrow morning for: -Barrier islands including Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach,...

Town in State of Local Emergency

Here Comes Irma The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council met in emergency session on Wednesday morning, September 6, to declare a State of Local...

Whitemouth Dayflower:  Commelina erecta

This week's wildflower is the Whitemouth Day Flower (Commelina erecta), a member of the Spiderwort family. This flower has two lateral lobes that are...

Biz Buzz on the Beach

Lagerhead Cycleboats The latest fun on the water Lagerhead Cycleboats has arrived on Fort Myers Beach! Owners Randy Abraham and Drew Johnson are excited to...

Fort Myers Beach Preps for Hurricane Irma

Beach Preps for Hurricane Irma What a difference a few days makes…at least in hurricane predictions. As of noon Thursday, the 5-day forecast puts...

Hurricane Delays Initial Outfall Construction

Irma Meets reFRESH Estero The reFRESH Estero Boulevard Projects have overcome a great many obstacles – its multi-million-dollar price tag, reluctant Town Councils, ongoing debate...

Council Sets Preliminary Budget Millage, Employees and Fireworks

The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council, in a cordial discussion, basically set its 2017-18 Budget at its Management & Planning Session before a...

Coastal Cleanup

Help clear our beaches of debris on Saturday, September 16th from 8am-noon during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Meet at Beach School at 8am...

Editorial

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