Monday, October 15, 2018

This Week

Water Safety Starts With You

Safety Symposium On an Island surrounded by water, where many homes have pools and just about every hotel and vacation rental boasts private pools, water...

Water Conditions Fort Myers Beach, October 10, 2018

Red Tide: The mid-week October 10, 2018 Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Report showed “patchy” concentrations of Red Tide from Pinellas to Lee...

Atterholt, Smith Join LPA Donora Canal ROW Hearings

Two new members, James Atterholt and Timothy Smith, attended their first Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency meeting on Tuesday, October 9, after their...

Summerset Regatta, Beautiful Day to Sail

The 53rd annual Summerset Regatta took to the waves off Fort Myers Beach last weekend for a series of races sponsored by the Caloosahatchee...

Newest Chamber Office In Heart of the Island

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce has a new office! In a case of...

Allers to Run for Town Council, March 5, 2019 Election

Following the announcement last week that former council member and Mayor Ray Murphy plans to run for one of two Town Council seats on...

Fright Night, Bay Oak’s Premier Event

Ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses take over the Bay Oaks Recreational Center campus on Friday, October 19, when the Town of Fort Myers...

ADA Accessibility: Council Debates Complex Issue

The Town Council of Fort Myers Beach held its monthly Management & Planning Session before a near-empty Council Chambers on Thursday, October 4. The...

Reusable Bags, Marine Resources Task Force Plastic-Free Program

Members of the Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF), a citizen-advisory group to the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach, are promoting their next plastic-free...

CPR, First Aid and AED Training

From the Fire Chief Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas! We hope this beautiful time of year is serving you well and...

Bejuco Colorado

I had the pleasure of photographing a Bejuco Colorado, Ipomoea microdactyla, last May in the Everglades National Park. This species is both rare and...

Variances, Liens and Committees, Routine Council Agenda

The Fort Myers Beach Town Council conducted a pedestrian agenda before roughly 30 people on Monday, October 1, deciding Variances, Lien Reductions and Town...

Chief Warrant Officer Joshua A. Janney, USCG Station FMB Chief

“I took charge of the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach on June 20,” said Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Joshua A. Janney....

Murphy Announces Council Run, March 5, 2019 Election

The local election for two Fort Myers Beach Town Council seats may be five months away, but one candidate is ready now to announce...

FMB Challenges Water District, Joins with Lee Communities

Fort Myers Beach has joined Sanibel, Fort Myers and Cape Coral in petitioning the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to increase Lake Okeechobee...

Island Hopper Comes to Town

The 5th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest came to Fort Myers Beach last weekend, filling venues across the Island with songwriters performing their own...

Leafless Beaked Ladies Tresses

The Leafless Beaked Ladies Tresses, Sacoila lanceolata var. lanceolata, is a threatened orchid that is endemic to Florida. This herbaceous perennial resides in flatwoods,...

BORCAB Long-Range Planning

Parks and Rec Primary Goals The Bays Oaks Recreational Center Advisory Committee (BORCAB) continues its work on a long-range plan for the Town of Fort...

Good-Time-Charters---Fort-Myers-Beach

Editorial

signs of season, editorial, missy layfield, island sand paper

Signs of Season