Saturday, February 23, 2019

This Week

Milligan Leaves EITA

Founded Organization in 2016 Beverley Milligan, Executive Director of the Estero Island Taxpayers Association, EITA, has announced her retirement from the organization, effective, 28 February...

FMB Non-Profit Alliance- Many Missions, Common Goal

There is an old saying that 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work. If that is true, then a good...

Council Divided on Noise Ordinance

If the updated proposal to the Town’s Noise Ordinance were already in effect when Council met on Tuesday morning, February 19, Town Hall neighbors...

Local and Political Leaders Meet

FMB Chamber in Tallahassee While water in and around Fort Myers Beach remains mostly clear of the Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae that plagued the...

Free Park Programs Offer Variety

Bowditch Point Walk The weather was cool and overcast as 12 hardy souls attended the free “Bowditch Point Park” Interpretive Walk at the 17-acre natural...

Mound House Educational Adventure Offered

The historic Mound House is offering Fort Myers Beach and Southwest Florida residents an exciting environmental and educational adventure to Belize, in cooperation with...

Valentine’s Eve Party

On February 13th members and friends of the Estero Island Garden Club attended a sold-out event at St. Raphael's church hall. The newly remodeled...

Ask the Candidates

In order to help Island Sand Paper readers learn more about Town Council candidates, we have asked them to answer a series of questions...

Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve Annual Meeting

Tom Myers Honored for 40 Years’ Service It’s rare that an Annual Meeting elicits tears and a Standing Ovation, but both occurred at The Friends...

Happy New Year!

Kindergarten and 2nd grade Reading Buddies  culminated their study about Chinese New Year with their annual Chinese New Year parade. It is the Year of...

Beach Book Brief

Title: Naked Truth Author: Rick Pullen Publication Date: September 24, 2018 Available at:  Amazon, barnesandnoble.com or indiebound.org to search for an independent book store near you. Author Rick Pullen...

Nuttall’s Meadowbeauty, Beach Botany

Purple and yellow Combine to tempt the senses To succumb to love. Nuttall’s Meadowbeauty, Rhexia nuttallii, is a herbaceous perennial that frequents  flatwoods, bogs, and savannas in...

Lori Zamniak Honored, Golden Coconut Award 2019

The Beach Kids Foundation of Fort Myers Beach bestowed its annual Golden Coconut Award for teaching excellence at the Beach Elementary School to 4th...

Noise Ordinance Rewind on Tap

Council Planning Session The Council for the Town of Fort Myers Beach hosted its Management & Planning Session on Thursday, February 7, where it discussed...

Candidates Face Tough Questions

EITA Public Forum The Estero Island Taxpayers Association (EITA) hosted a “Meet The Candidates” forum at Beach Baptist Church on Monday evening, February 11,...

Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum

Commotion By The Ocean For the second time in three days, the four candidates vying for the two seats in the upcoming March 5 Town...

EITA and the Friends of FMB PAC

Clearing the Air The Estero Island Taxpayer Association (EITA) hosted a “Meet The Candidates” forum for the four candidates for the March 5 Town Council...

Density, Disaster, Errant Canals

LPA & Council Brainstorm When the Fort Myers Beach Town Council and the Local Planning Agency sat down for a joint meeting Tuesday morning following...

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