Saturday, March 23, 2019

This Week

County Officials Host Workshop

SCI Community Plan The Lee County Planning Department hosted a “San Carlos Island (SCI) Community Plan Workshop” on Wednesday afternoon at the Loyal Order of...

Cereceda Mayor; Hosafros and Murphy Sworn In

By the end of the March 18 meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, only Council Member Bruce Butcher began and ended in...

Parading the Green

The 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade filled the south end of the Island with a variety of shades of green last Saturday morning...

Pet Rescue Equipment Donated

The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department were the recipients of a generous donation earlier this week that will thrill pet-owners in the fire district...

Biz Buzz on the Beach

Shamrock Irish Pub The Torch  has been passed at Shamrock Irish Pub on Fort Myers Beach. Randy Riggens and Carol Whitefield, originally of Green Bay,...

Take a Stroll Around Beach Area Parks

Newton Park, sitting mid-Island, at Estero Blvd & Strandview Avenue, is a great spot for a picnic or a family day at the beach....

Hosafros and Murphy Rejoin Council

When the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach welcomed its two newest members at its Monday, March 18, meeting, it added some R &...

World Water Day: No Easy Water Quality Fixes

March 22 is World Water Day, an annual United Nations observance begun in 1993 that highlights the importance and advocation of the sustainability of...

A Unique Symbiotic Relationship

Strangler Figs & Fig Wasps One of the prime goals of all organisms is the survival of its species. The fig tree and the fig...

Slenderleaf Clammyweed; Beach Botany

This week’s wild flower resides in the hot Florida scrubs and sand hills. Slenderleaf Clammyweed, Polanisia tenuifolia, is an annual herb that grows to...

Heart of the Island, Next Steps

Representatives from four businesses and organizations in the Heart Of The Island (HOTI) neighborhood met at the Tuckaway Café on Wednesday afternoon, March 13,...

Biz Buzz

Fish Tale Waterfront Dining Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining was recently designated an “Ocean Friendly Restaurant” by the Surfrider Foundation. It is the only restaurant in Southwest...

Rae Burns, Town Environmental Tech

6 Questions Plus 1 Every few weeks, The Island Sand Paper checks in with a community newsmaker and asks them 6 Questions. This week we...

Florida’s Springs Fountains, Exotics & Gardens

“The way others imagine a place is the way we market it,” said Dr. Tom Berson, who presented “The History & Significance of Florida’s...

Common Wireweed, Beach Botany

This week’s wildflower should be well known to those who have lawns on Fort Myers Beach.  The Common  Wireweed, Sida ulmifolia, is a woody...

Shrimp Fest Parade

Marching Down the Boulevard It was another outstanding Shrimp Festival Parade down Estero Blvd. last Saturday morning as a full contingent of floats, marching groups...

Braden Downing, 2019 Shrimp Festival Queen

Under a perfect sky Saturday, Braden Downing, Miss Bonita Bill’s, was crowned the 2019 Shrimp Festival Queen by 2018 Queen Chloe Stam, before an...

Fleming Sanction Rescinded, Fire Board Action Unanimous

The Board of Commissioners for the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department held a Work Session in the Fort Myers Beach Public Library’s 3rd Floor...

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When Government Works

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Sand Life Magazine March 2019