Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This Week

Resident Challenges Town on Margaritaville Zoning Appeal

A Fort Myers Beach resident filed two legal challenges against the Town of Fort Myers Beach last week just before the clock ran out....

Pastor Ivan Corbin Joins Beach Methodist

FMB His Third Island Parish “I was at Merritt Island for five years,” chuckled Ivan Corbin, the new Pastor at the Beach United Methodist...

Hands Along the Water

What if thousands of people concerned about the state of water quality in Florida were to line up on Florida beaches one day?  No...

Fire Board Considers Fee Increase

With just three members present for their August work session, the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board of Commissioners discussed a proposed Life...

Florida Clover Ash

The Florida Clover Ash, Tetrazygia bicolor, is a long-lived perennial that is only found in  the pine rocklands in Miami-Dade County. Bicolor is a...

End of Summer Bash

Lee County Schools resumed classes Friday, August 10. A week earlier, on August 3, beach kids gathered at Bay Oaks for the End of...

Marina Village Seeks Zoning Approval

Bay Harbour Hearing The Fort Myers Beach Town Council provided its unanimous approval for the new Margaritaville Resort on May 21. The equally-as-controversial Bay Harbour...

Council Counters LPA Decisions

Comp Plan Game-Changer The Fort Myers Beach Town Council returned from its summer break in an unusual session, rotating in-and-out from to 3 to 5...

Council Reacts to Water Crisis

Algae Outbreaks “Far From Natural” The effects of a persistent Red Tide bloom and blue-green algae related to Lake Okeechobee water releases continued to effect...

Hatchlings Mainly Unaffected by Water Conditions

“Our loggerhead nests are starting to hatch, even those subjected to the high tides from Tropical Storm Alberto,” exclaimed Eve Haverfield, the founder of...

Beach and Water Conditions Deteriorate

Economic, Environmental Worries Escalate Red Tide and Blue-green Algae continue to proliferate in Lee County waterways. Dead manatees, sea turtles and fish wash up on-shore....

Blood Donors Drive The Party

The 16th annual Kenny Conidaris Blood & Bone Marrow Drive at the Lani Kai filled the resort with bloodmobile buses and donors last Saturday,...

Mangroveberry

The Mangroveberry, Mosiera longipes, is a member of the Myrtaceae (Myrtle) family. Longipes is rare and threatened. It is endemic to Monroe and Miami...

Beach Lions Awards Night, Scholarships and Community

Each year for the past 60 years,  the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club has organized the largest event on the beach – The Fort...

Salty Crab Donates to Golisano Children’s Hospital

Turning Rum Into Dollars Each spring for the past three years, The Salty Crab Bar & Grill of Fort Myers Beach, a part of the...

New Engine for FMB Fire District

Engine #32 Ready A traditional ceremony and reception marked the official welcome of a new fire engine for the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District...

Dead Fish and Algae Drive Beach Crisis

Red Tide Kicks Beach Grasses Fort Myers Beach continues to experience the effects of a massive Red Tide bloom just offshore of the island. Those...

Red Drift Algae, Seagrass and Dead Fish Litter Beach

Town Clearing Beaches & Canals The beaches of Fort Myers Beach began experiencing excessive red drift algae deposits on the beach along with a fish...

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