Thursday, April 19, 2018

This Week

LPA Approves Setback Variance, Preps for LDC Changes

The Local Planning Agency of the Town of Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday, April 17, approved unanimously a request for a 10-foot waterbody setback...

Suspect in Beach Murder Still on Run

In a story that’s gone international, a woman suspected of killing a Fort Myers Beach visitor in order to steal her identity remains on...

Protect Our Sea Turtles

Unofficial Season Began April 15  “We have not seen any turtle indications on our first few walks, except that it was really cold earlier this...

FMB Film Festival Returns April 25 – 29

Lights, Camera, Action! A little bit of Hollywood returns to Southwest Florida with the 12th Fort Myers Beach Film Festival from Wednesday, April 25, through...

Management and Planning Session Yields Surprising Topic

Welcome to Crescent Beach? One of the key components to the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council’s unanimous approval of the TPI-FMB Downtown Redevelopment Proposal,...

Beach Barber Shop

There are many institutions on Estero Island and the Beach Barber Shop is one of them. The shop holds claim to being the oldest...

Yellow Necklace Pod

The Yellow Necklace Pod, Sophora tomentosa var. truncata, is a member of the Fabacaea (Pea-Bean) family. It is an evergreen shrub with several arching...

Fire Board Approves 5-Year Chief Contract

At their April meeting Tuesday evening April 17, 2018, the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 4-0 to approve...

Town Takes Over Permitting

It was no April Fool’s when the Town of Fort Myers Beach took over the building permit process from Lee County on April 1....

Chamber Prepares to Relocate Again

When the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council met on Monday, April 9, to begin its debate on the TPI-FMB Downtown Redevelopment Proposal, everyone...

Reading is FUNdamental

Fort Myers Beach School students love to read and eagerly await their turn to head into the school’s Media Center to celebrate Reading is...

Student Artwork Exhibition Scholarship Winners Named

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association held it’s annual Student Artwork Exhibition in early April, showcasing the art of young local artists from Cypress...

Rec Center Renovation; Pool Pump Down

Bay Oaks Closings April is a month of closures for the Bay Oaks Recreation Center; one planned and the other not! “The Bay Oaks Recreation Center...

2018 Re-Entry Pass and CodeRed

It’s time to register or renew your Hurricane Re-Entry Pass. All Fort Myers Beach residents and business owners who are not already registered for...

Iconic Topps Grocery to Soon Close

To a generation of Fort Myers Beach islanders and visitors, Topps Supermarket has been the friendly neighborhood grocery store just across from the beach....

FMB Town Council Unanimously Approves TPI-FMB

On Monday morning, April 9, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council unanimously approving the TPI-FMB Downtown Redevelopment Proposal seemed no less so. By...

Coco Plum 

Coco Plum, Chrysobolanus icaco, a woody evergreen shrub, can grow into a15’ tree. Icaco grows natively on coastal strands and dunes. When any of...

Estero Island Garden Club

On April 9th, the Estero Island Garden Club held it's annual Spring luncheon at the Lani Kai with 38 members enjoying the time together....

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