Friday, December 6, 2019

This Week

The Lure of Lovers Key, Filming Underway

“My wife Pam and I were drawn to Southwest Florida by the water,” said acclaimed filmmaker Tom James of Pelican Media, smiling at the...

Beach Library Christmas Trees

In the Holiday Spirit, The Estero Island Garden Club decorated the third floor Christmas Tree at the Beach Library this week. They also helped...

Fairview Isles Adds Mini Reefs

Ocean Habitats Inc. staff prepare to install one of over 50 Mini Reefs for Fairview Isles waterfront homeowners recently on Fort Myers Beach. When...

EIHS Festive Open House

Estero Island Historic Society, Monday, December 9, 2019 St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach 6:30 p.m.: EIHS Open House and Bake Sale In addition to...

Famed Eatery Receives Makeover

The New Charley’s! Long time islanders and visitors from the mid-1970s happily recall the days – and meals – at “Charley Brown’s” at 6241 Estero...

Humped Bladderwort, Beach Botany

Humped Bladderwort, Utricularia gibba is a small mat-forming perennial, carnivorous aquatic bladderwort that has no roots. So it is either submerged, floating or creeping along...

Boat Owners That Don’t Use Their Boats

I’ve noticed something a bit disturbing about boat owners here in Southwest Florida. A majority of them rarely use their boat. This statement isn’t...

Beach Library Artist of the Month: Maria van Boekel

Christmas Art Display Whenever the Fort Myers Beach Public Library hosts its “Artist of The Month,” that person generally has an established catalog going back...

The Biz Buzz on Fort Myers Beach

Shamrock Irish Pub   When Randy Riggins and Carole Whitefield took over in March 2019, the Shamrock Irish Pub had been on the Beach for a long...

31st Christmas Boat Parade, December 7th

A Holiday Event  Everybody on Fort Myers Beach knows the 31st annual Christmas Boat Parade, sponsored by the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce,...

The Spirit of Christmas, Dec. 3 Fundraiser

For many, the Spirit of Christmas is a frame of mind. To Jim and Sharon Jamieson, however, it is a time to raise funds...

Sand Sculpting Championship

Event Concludes on December 1 The 33rd annual American Sand Sculpting Championship on Fort Myers Beach continues through Sunday, December 1, at the Wyndham Garden...

Specifically About Sheepshead

It’s rare that I write a column about a single fish species. In most of my writings I include several, especially when there are...

Matanzas Pass Preserve

Restoration Work Begins Soon “Lee County will begin significant restoration work on Matanzas Pass Preserve shortly after the New Year,” explained Jesse Lavender, Director of...

6 Questions with Chauncey Goss

SFWMD Board Chair Talks Water Periodically, The Island Sand Paper asks a community leader “6 Questions.” In this edition, Chauncey Goss, the new Chair of...

Croker’s Beach Creeper, Beach Botany

Croker’s Beach Creeper, Ernodea cokeri is a prostrate shrub with several woody vine-like square stems and red nodes. A perennial herb Corkeri’s height is...

Beach Kiwanis News

The Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club recently celebrated their 52nd anniversary at their annual installation dinner at Charley’s Boat House Grill. Officers for 2019-2020...

Dan Allers, Town Council Candidate Announcement

This past year has been one of the most enjoyable and enlightening periods in my life. It was a little over a year ago...

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