Friday, June 22, 2018

This Week

National Seashell Day on Fort Myers Beach

World Record Effort Over 1000 volunteers descended on the beach at Outrigger Resort on Fort Myers Beach Thursday morning for an attempt to set the...

Save Our Beach Seeks Referendum

Unincorporate FMB? Ever since the Town of Fort Myers Beach became a town in 1995, there have been calls to unincorporate at the first...

Lovers Key Gopher Tortoise Walk

Keystone Species Older than Dinosaurs As about a dozen people gathered at the Black Island Trail Head at Lovers Key State Park (LKSP), across Big...

Council Supports Effort to Reduce Water Releases

Challenges DOT Traffic Choices In a meeting lasting just shy of six-and-a-half hours, the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach faced a lengthy agenda on...

Beach Fire Department EMS Recognized

AHA Mission Lifeline Award Earlier this month, the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Emergency Medical Service (EMS) recognized the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department with...

Bike Safety Focus

All eyes were on Bike Safety at the Bay Oaks Recreation Center last Saturday, June 16 during the Bike Safety Day. After heavy rains...

Resident Questions Fire Rental Registration Ordinance

Fire Board Meeting A routine meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners covered the usual agenda items of a Treasurer’s Report, Fire...

Nature’s Fireworks

New Island resident Nada Powers shared this evening photo she took from her balcony recently after an especially hot day. Readers are invited to...

ADA Electric Bicyclist Seeks Sidewalk Access

Council to Craft Disability Ordinance Tom Nielsen and his wife, who live on San Carlos Island, are now on their third generation of electric bikes,...

Florida Poisontree

The Florida Poisontree, Metopium toxiferum, an evergreen shrub to a medium sized tree 25 to 35 feet in height.  Toxiferum has a short trunk...

BACA Hears San Carlos Village, Bay Harbour Plans

The Beach Area Civic Association (BACA) met at Bonita’s Bill Community Room on Tuesday, June 19. BACA President Charlie Whitehead first introduced John Gucciardo,...

$500 Fines, ROW Parking, ADA Compliance Discussed

The Town Council of Fort Myers Beach undertook an ambitious agenda during a five-an-a-half hour Management & Planning Session on Thursday, June 14, covering...

Fire District Leaders Earn Certification

At last week’s annual meeting of the Florida Association of Special Districts (FASD) in Orlando, Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief Matthew Love and Fire...

TDC Hears Beach Tram Funding Request

In the regular monthly meeting of the Lee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) on June 14 in downtown Fort Myers, multiple budgetary items were...

Margaritaville Plants Flag on FMB

Late last week, TPI Hospitality announced that it would partner with Margaritaville Holdings as they develop their new 254-room Margaritaville Resort in the heart...

Dawn Patrol Tracks Turtles

“The first two things I monitor,” said Turtle Time volunteer Mary Rose Spalletta, “are the conditions of existing nests, and if anything new occurred...

Long Time Garden Club Members Reminisce

“I was very active in my Garden Club in New York State,” said Lois Eliasson, who joined the Estero Island Garden Club (EIGC) 28...

Sea Turtle Release

Two students at CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) did the honors of releasing a loggerhead sea turtle back into the waters of...

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Editorial

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Fix the LDC