Tuesday, August 21, 2018

This Week

6th Annual Grouper Grapple

Last weekend brought anglers to Fish Tale Marina to compete in the 6th Annual Grouper Grapple, a tournament that aims to get military veterans...

LPA Approves Duplex Condo

During their August 14, 2018 meeting, the Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency approved a request to allow a duplex at 3102/3104 Estero Blvd....

Council Previews Budget and Stormwater, Margaritaville Lawsuit Discussed

The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council on Thursday, August 9, conducted an extensive preview of the 2018-19 Preliminary Budget before a handful of...

Pine Lily

The Pine Lily, Lilium catesbaei, is a perennial herb with a single erect stem that grows from a fibrous root blub to height of...

School’s Back in Session

Last Friday, August 10, marked the first day for students in Lee County Public Schools. Estero Blvd. drivers may have noticed the presence of...

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....

New Bay Harbour Hearing

Lee Staff Supports Project The controversial Bar Harbour Marina Village proposed residential and commercial development received its latest Lee County Hearing Examiner hearing on Wednesday,...

Lifesavers Recognized

Jim Cessna (L) and Austin Gilchrist, Town of Fort Myers Beach employees, received recognition from Town Council for their successful efforts to save a...

Spirit of ’45 Shines

The Spirit of ’45 shone brightly on Sunday, August 12 as the Lee County tribute took place at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort. Spirit...

TDC Approves More Clean Up Dollars

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) met in regular monthly session on Thursday August 9 and rapidly approved additional funding for beach and water clean-up...

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...

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