Thursday, July 18, 2019

This Week

Footprints in the Sand, It’s Nice to Be Back on the...

It’s nice to be back on the beach. A good portion of my fishing guide life was spent plying the waters of Estero Bay and...

Welcome Back to Captain Rob

Footprints in the Sand The Island Sand Paper is pleased to bring the wit and wisdom of Captain Rob Modys, outdoor enthusiast, fishing guide, beach...

FMB Chamber Hears from VCB

We’re All in the Tourism Business “At this time last year, Southwest Florida was a different world,” said Tamara Pigott (Pie-get), the Executive Director of...

Salty Crab Donation Helps Kids

Rum Buckets Fund Services Four years ago, Beachside Hospitality Group, owner of the Salty Crab Bar & Grill, was looking for a way to give...

Yellow Hatpins

This week’s article is about a wetland species that is categorized in the Eriocaulonaceae, (Pipewort) family. The species is the Yellow Hatpins. Syngonanthus  flavidulus. Like...

Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary

On July 20, 1969, roughly 700 million people – more than one-fifth of the global population at that time – gathered around television sets...

Turtle Nesting, Nature Programs

While some sponsors of local nature programs take a summer break, Lovers Key State Park, just off the island’s southern tip, continues its family...

Margaritaville Plans January Start

Given that the civil action against the Town has been dismissed, with no ability for it to be revived, we are making plans to...

Shortleaf Wild Coffee, Beach Botanty

Here is a plant that grows in Matanzas Pass Preserve. The Shortleaf  Wild Coffee, Psychotria tenuifolia, is a woody evergreen that grows to height...

Fire Board Hears Budget Proposal

New Station Needed The need to replace Fire Station 31 hangs over the 2019-2020 budget discussions of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Fort...

Fourth of July Fun

We love a parade! While some weather dampened the crowd waiting for Fourth of July fireworks last week, the morning parade crowd enjoyed sunny skies...

Margaritaville Update

One Margaritaville Lawsuit Dropped Final Roadblock in Judge’s Hands Early on Friday afternoon, June 28, TPI-FMB spokesperson John Gucciardo updated The Island Sand Paper on...

Changes Coming to the Beach Pool

The Kiddie Pool at the Fort Myers Beach Community Pool will be closed for the next several weeks for the installation of its new...

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

If you want to enjoy an All-American Fourth of July, spend your Holiday on Fort Myers Beach! “Fireworks will shoot off the end of the...

FMB Chamber Fundraiser

Bowling Bash There will be strikes and spares galore at the 6th annual “Bowling Bash” Fundraiser for the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...

Parade and Fireworks

All-American Fourth of July The Town of Fort Myers Beach is sponsoring a July Fourth Celebration that you will not want to miss! “Fireworks will...

One Margaritaville Lawsuit Dropped

Final Roadblock in Judge’s Hands Early on Friday afternoon, June 28, TPI-FMB spokesperson John Gucciardo updated The Island Sand Paper on the two lawsuits from...

Fire Board Meeting, New Firefighters Sworn In

The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department swore in four new firefighters at its monthly Board meeting in Council Chambers at Town Hall on Wednesday...

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Editorial

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Just Crazy Enough