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Friday, September 22, 2017

This Week

Post Irma Photos

Hurricane Irma. Post storm photos.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors  

Hurricane Irma struck Fort Myers Beach on Sunday, September 10 with high winds and driving rain; by the next morning, a group of local...

Fort Myers Beach Businesses Help First Responder Families

A Port in The Storm In an emergency like Hurricane Irma, we expect law enforcement to respond en masse to our immediate needs, often forgetting...

Joe Orlandini Steps Up Big

“O” Yes! Last week, in the immediate hours after Hurricane Irma, The Island Sand Paper interviewed Jacki Liszak, Executive Director of the Greater Fort Myers...

Many-flowered  Breadtongue

The Many-flowered Breadtongue, Penstemon multiflorus, is a member of the Plantaginacae (Plantin Family). This species dwells in the well-drained soils of sandhills, pinelands and...

Vehicle Registration Holds for Unpaid Parking Tickets

The Town of Fort Myers Beach is now implementing registration holds on anyone with three (3) outstanding parking violations or one (1) outstanding handicap...

The Beach is Open for Business, Island Life Rebounds

Life on Fort Myers Beach is returning to normal by leaps and bounds this week. Most of the Island has power, with only a...

Local Boaters Find Stranded Vessel’s Owners

Safe at Sea This week has brought an abundance of touching stories about neighbors helping neighbors here on Fort Myers Beach. Most of us can’t...

Fort Myers Beach Recovery Continues

Weekend Update   Boil Water Order Lifted – On Friday morning, the Precautionary Boil Water Notice was rescinded for Fort Myers Beach after satisfactory completion of...

Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Joe Orlandini Hosts First Responders Lunch

On Thursday, Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Joe Orlandini hosted first responders for a free lunch in appreciation of their work on the Island...

The Coral Vine

The coral vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a native species of Mexico. It is a vine that was cultivated in Florida as an ornamental landscape...

If You Need Power or A/C

Anyone needing power to charge laptops, phones, internet and a place to work (get on laptop, etc.) can go to the Grandview Sales Center,...

Chamber Fields Irma Inquiries

200 Questions “The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce had already fielded roughly 200 calls by Wednesday, September 13, in the wake of Hurricane...

One Man’s Coast-to-Coast Road Trip

Irma-Nator! Hurricane Irma, a 350-mile-wide tropical monster, wreaked havoc on the State of Florida, striking with historical vengeance on Sunday, September 10, ironically the date...

Council Moves Budget Forward

Irma Forces Shortened Session With Hurricane Irma on the immediate horizon, many islanders still needing to make last-minute preparations, and an island evacuation in play...

Fort Myers Beach Braces for Irma

Update #6:  September 9, 2017, 5pm The streets of Fort Myers Beach were mostly vacant Saturday afternoon as the last evacuees headed to off-island shelter...

Beach Evacuates as Irma Approaches

Update #4  September 8, 2017, 1pm Fort Myers Beach is under a mandatory evacuation order as of this morning just as the projected storm track...

Mandatory Evacuations Begin Friday

Lee County has announced evacuations planned for Friday. Mandatory evacuation orders will be issued tomorrow morning for: -Barrier islands including Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach,...

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Signs of Renewal