Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This Week

Coatbuttons, Beach Botany

White florets surround Yellow curls in the center A lovely design. Coatbuttons, Tidax procumbent, (Aster family), is a well established nonnative wildflower on Fort Myers Beach.  It...

Beach Library to Reopen Tuesday

Sallie Seabury, Chairperson of the Fort Myers Beach Library Board has announced that the Beach Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January...

Library Director Murdered

Dr. Leroy Hommerding Stabbed Sunday Dr. Leroy Hommerding, Director of the Fort Myers Beach Public Library was stabbed early Sunday morning as he opened the...

Council Ballot Set

Four Candidates for Two Seats The Fort Myers Beach Town Council March 5, 2019 election for two seats will have four candidates on the ballot:...

“School House Rock” Benefits Beach School

Fort Myers Beach is known for many things that provide top-notch quality of life for all its residents, like the Mound House, Fort Myers...

Council Begins New Year

Roundabout Concept Discussed In their final 2018 meeting, the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach tackled an ambitious 27-item agenda. Perhaps owing to a collective...

This Week at the Mound House

Tuesday, January 22nd Beach Walk: Explore the natural treasures on Fort Myers Beach through a guided walk along the shore. Participants should meet at Newton Beach...

Sands of Time: Florida Lighthouses

Protecting Mariners Since 1820 “If I’m really boring, you can leave and sell your seat to one of the 30 people who were turned away...

Candyroot, Beach Botany

A puff of yellow Adorns the water-rich leaves Rising from the scrub. Candyroot, Polygala nana, is a short lived herbaceous plant that can grow to a height...

Newton Park Strategic Planning

“We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!” In Fall 2016, to commemorate the first anniversary of the opening of the Mound House to the public, the...

Irma Damaged Cross Replaced

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church invites the community to join them in celebrating the new 8-foot cross that now adorns their church. Damaged in Hurricane...

Tropical Airplants, Library Program Examines Species

“By profession, I am a pharmacist, but by love, I am into plants,” joked Dr. Johnnie Hamond in introducing “Growing & Rescuing Tropical Airplants”...

Raise and Ride The Arches

Restore FMB Arches The past met the future in the “Restore The Arches” volunteer group on Saturday, January 12, in their quest to rebuild...

Beach Bizz Buzz

SHARK BAR & GRILL The Shark Bar & Grill recently relocated to 19030 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. Stop in to see their major...

Beach Kiwanis Supports School

The Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club donated $1,290 to the Beach Elementary School last week to enhance their reading program. Beach School Principal Karen...

A New Fire Station 31, Fire Board Begins Search

On Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department began the process of replacing the aging and outdated Fire Station...

Town Council Election in March

Qualifying Deadline Approaches Next week is a big week for our Town. By Friday afternoon, January 18, 2019, Islanders will know who will be on...

Art Association Open House

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association hosted an Open House and Art Bazaar on Thursday, January 10 introducing residents and visitors to all that...

Editorial

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