Sunday, September 15, 2019

This Week

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....

Joint Council and LPA Meeting

MUD, Height, Massing, Variances Town Council, with Mayor Anita Cereceda, Vice-Mayor Ray Murphy and Council members Rexann Hosafros and Joanne Shamp present, hosted the...

Council Approves Tentative Tax Rate

Final Budget Hearing Sept 23rd Before a nearly empty chamber, the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach held the first of two Fiscal Year 2020...

The “Secret Spot”

  The fishing world has a legend called the “secret spot.” It’s believed by many an angler to exist and to be that special place...

Council Planning Session

Murals, Vendors, Permits & More The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council held its monthly Management & Planning Session on Thursday morning, September 5, discussing...

New FEMA Flood Maps, Open Houses Scheduled

Residents and property owners in coastal areas of Lee County can view new draft preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) at three upcoming public...

Hurricane Dorian Spares Fort Myers Beach

One week ago, Fort Myers Beach and Southwest Florida were in the crosshairs of Super Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 monster with 185-mile-per-hour sustained...

Beach Health Clinic, Open to All

September 9 - 13 “We’ve hosted a dental clinic for the past five years, with the mobile dental bus,” said Pastor Shawn Critser of the...

Large Flower Mexican Clover, Beach Botany

Large Flower Mexican Clover, Richardia grandiflora, an herbaceous perennial that is one of Florida’s most aggressive invasive pests. This species has multiple prostrate pubescent...

Footprints in the Sand: Books with a Florida Setting

During my Saturday morning radio show I occasionally mention a favorite book or two that I’ve read over the past month. I received a...

Shamp Will Not Seek Council Re-Election

2020 Election May Bring 3 New Members While Hurricane Dorian stayed safely away from Fort Myers Beach, a Category 5 announcement made landfall on the...

K.C. Schulberg, Calusa Waterkeeper: 6 Questions

Periodically, The Island Sand Paper asks a community leader “6 Questions.” In this edition, K.C. Schulberg, Executive Director for Calusa Waterkeeper, discusses their new...

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