Sunday, September 22, 2019

This Week

All About Butterflies

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation visited Mrs. Cribb’s Kindergarten class this week to talk with the children about the life cycle of the...

LPA Approves Publix Liquor Store

During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Local Planning Agency approved two items, one a setback variance for a pool enclosure on Ibis Street and...

Incompetent for Trial, Library Director Murder

A decision was made this week in the 20th Judicial Circuit Court that Adam Soules, the man charged in the death of Fort Myers...

Spotted Beebalm, Beach Botany

The Spotted Beebalm, Monarda punctata, also goes by another name, “Dotted Horsemint.” Punctata is an herbaceous aromatic perennial that is a member of the...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

The Hit-Makers Everyone over fifty knows The Carpenter’s “We’ve Only Just Begun,” but who knew the then-unknown Paul Williams wrote it? Patsy Cline struck it...

Commissioner Sandelli Visits FMB

Council Hosts Reception & Tour Raymond Sandelli became the new Lee County District 3 Commissioner, the jurisdiction that includes the Town of Fort Myers Beach,...

Lake O Plan In Works

Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual Workshop The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from the Jacksonville District hosted a public meeting at the Cape...

The 100 MPH Club, Bad Company

  Early this week I was able to experience something I’ve always wanted to do, join the 100 mph plus club in a boat. The...

New Fire Station Needed, Fire Budget Increases

There were no surprises at the Initial Public Budget Hearing for the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department held Thursday, September 12, 2019, except for...

FMB Environmental Challenges

Marine Resources Task Force The Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF), the citizen-volunteer advisory committee to the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach on environmental matters,...

Last Private Mound Key Parcel, Conservation 20/20 Purchase

The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to purchase a 9.57-acre parcel on Mound Key for the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition Program. The...

Library Set to Reduce Taxes

The Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Beach Public Library met late Tuesday afternoon, September 11, for their initial Public Budget Hearing for...

Kiwanis Donates to AMI Kids

At their September 6 meeting, the Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club donated funds for the AMI Kids Workforce Development Program. After presenting information about...

Miss Geico, 2018 World Powerboat Champion

To Compete in Roar Offshore You do not need to be a die hard sports enthusiast to recognize the pinstripe uniforms of the New York...

Beach Creeper, Beach Botany

The Beach Creeper, Ernodea littorolis, is a small sprawling shrub that  can reach 3’ in height. Some stems are prostrate and spreading with red...

Council Still Harbors Boat Race Concerns

The Fort Myers Beach Town Council met on Monday morning, September 9, to debate a three-page agenda, but perhaps the two most important items...

Final Lawsuit Ruling Released, Margaritaville-FMB

In welcome news Wednesday, the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Margaritaville-FMB (TPI-FMB) received word that the last remaining lawsuit holding up construction of...

Sending Help to the Bahamas

Members of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce loaded up Dorian relief donations and brought them to Stokes Marine on Monday, September 9....

Editorial

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Save Our “Funky” Town!