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Thursday, July 27, 2017

This Week

Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive a Success

The Kenny Conidaris Bone Marrow Search and Blood Drive brought out a lot of generous people willing to donate blood and be tested to...

Hedge Bindweed

The Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium, is a perennial twining vine that is found in every state in the Union except  Alaska.  Sepium is usually...

Goliath Grouper Caught in Lagoon

Paul "PJ" Hruby of Ohio was doing some fishing Saturday night in the lagoon behind the Eden House. He’s been coming to Fort Myers Beach...

reFRESH Estero Boulevard Next Segment Awaits Permits  

reFRESH Estero Boulevard Projects continue, with various work on-going in all three segments, and major Segment 2 construction to soon begin. Segment 1 “In Segment 1,...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Coming Soon

The 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, September 22nd-October 1st. This showcase, now in its fourth...

Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Donate to Barbara’s Friends at Golisano

On Wednesday, July 19th, The Fort Myers Beach LIONS Club delivered a $8,750 check to Barbara’s Friends at Golisano Children’s Hospital from their Lori...

Terry Cain of Lee County Parks and Rec Answers Questions

Once a month or so, The Island Sand Paper asks a community leader “6 Questions.” This edition features Terry Cain of Lee County Department...

Bay Harbour Marina Village Project Proposes Construction

An island community faces a rundown high-profile entry point, ravaged by Hurricane Charley, that faces an uncertain future clouded by government panels, real estate...

Management Plan Presented for Matanzas Pass Preserve

“Why do we do this?” asked Terry Cain rhetorically at the beginning of her presentation to review the new 10-year management plan for the...

Shells Causing Delays in Area Dredging Project

One of Southwest Florida’s most popular beach activities is to go shelling along our beautiful shores, but these natural treasures are wreaking havoc with...

Turtle Nest Hatches on Fort Myers Beach

The first turtle nest on Fort Myers Beach hatched on Monday, July 17, though volunteers weren’t sure of the exact number of hatchlings at...

Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Awards Scholarships

Fort Myers Beach Lions Club sponsors the Shrimp Festival each year that brings thousands to Fort Myers Beach. And each year, they use every...

Herbaceous Perennial Resides in Forested Wetlands

The native plant, Swamp Twinflower, Dyschoriste humistrata, is a herbaceous perennial that resides in forested wetlands in the northern and central counties. Humistrata does...

Fire Board Sets TRIM, Promotes Brunson to Battalion Chief

During the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District on Tuesday, July 18, they...

Chamber Makes Changes, Congressman Rooney to Speak at Luncheon

Just over a month ago, the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce relocated to the former Ocean Jewel Gift Shop at the base...

Scholarships Awarded by Beach Kids Foundation

The Beach Kids Foundation awarded 15 scholarships last Thursday evening in their continuing mission to serve the kids of Fort Myers Beach. The Foundation...

Winning Flavor Benefits Make A Wish Southern Florida

Most people remember the 2016 presidential match-up as the choice between the lesser of two evils, but Fort Myers Beach held an election on...

Becoming Summer Savvy

There’s nothing better than spending your summer on the beach, whether you enjoy the sun and sand for a week, a month or the...

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