Monday, April 22, 2019

This Week

Easter Baskets Bring Smiles

The Beach Kids Foundation distributed Easter baskets to every Beach Elementary student on Thursday, April 18, just before the kids headed home for a...

Council Works on Strategic Plan

The Town Council of Fort Myers Beach met in a Long-Range Planning Session, beginning on Thursday morning, April 11. Lorna Kibbey of Leadership Solutions,...

Neighbor Bashes Mound House

No Sidewalk Needed Near the start of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council meeting on Monday morning, April 15, Council members learned the historic Mound...

FUN – damental Reading at Beach School

The Reading is Fundamental (RIF) book program was held this week at Beach School. Thanks to generous community and volunteer support, the school has...

Summer Art Show Opens

The FMBAA Summer Art Show opened April 13 and will remain on exhibit through October 16, 2019 at the FMBAA Gallery, 3030 Shell Mound Blvd,...

Busy Week For Community Foundation

It was a very busy week for the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation! On Saturday, April 6th, the Foundation held its annual Spring Style Show...

White Mouth Day Flower

The White Mouth Day Flower, Commelina erecta, an annual herb, is blooming on the beach. It can be found at Bowditch, Matanzas Pass Preserve...

Captain Chris Whitman Addresses Chamber

Captains For Clean Water “I was born in Southwest Florida and grew up on Sanibel,” began Captain Chris Whitman, co-founder of “Captains For Clean Water”...

EIHS Hosts a Garden Party

The Estero Island Historic Society held its first Garden Party fundraiser last Saturday at the Historic Cottages, 161 Bay Rd, FMB. Beautiful homemade quilts...

Chapel Kitchen Renovated

Spaghetti Dinners Resume Chapel By The Sea (CBTS) last month resumed hosting its community Spaghetti Dinners the second Saturday of each month, from 5 to...

Not The End of The Road, Bridge Projects to Follow

Several topics were on the Management & Planning Session agenda for the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council on Thursday, April 4, including the...

Topps Comes Down

This week the former Topps Grocery Store was demolished, as well as the outbuilding at 2545 Estero Blvd, drawing plenty of interest from those...

Historic Homes and Cottages, Living History on the Island

Prior to the Estero Island Historic Society’s final presentation of the season Monday night, Betty Simpson and Lorrie Wolf of the Fort Myers Beach...

Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Student Art Awards

The Art Gallery of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association hosted the Student Scholarship Show this week, showcasing the work of local high school...

Worth A Thousand Words, Photographer Andrew West

I wish I were a better writer! It would take a far superior wordsmith than me to accurately describe the magnificent photographic images of...

Largeleaf Geigertree, Beach Botany

This week’s wildflower is rare tree that is endemic to Florida.  It only grows in the coastal hammocks of Lee, Monroe, and Miami-Dade Counties....

Biz Buzz on the Beach

Estero Bay Marina  Estero Bay Marina (EBM) recently opened at 17953 San Carlos Blvd,  south of Summerlin Rd, near Fort Myers Beach. They are part...

LPA Approves Pool Variances, Joint Meeting Focused on LDC

The Local Planning Agency approved three pool-related variances on Tuesday morning. The first, for Waterside I & II, allows a 15.3 ft. variance from the...

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