Saturday, May 25, 2019

This Week

Estero Blvd. Construction Update

Segment 2 Nearing Completion People often use the phrase, “a fork in the road,” to describe a defining moment in life or history. For the...

Water Testing Project Underway

On Saturday morning, May 18, I was already on the Lani Kai Island Resort beach before 11 a.m.! Before you ask if I needed...

Council Addresses Light Agenda

The Town Council of Fort Myers Beach met before roughly 20 people on Monday, May 20, beginning at 9 a.m. Council handled a fairly...

Fire Chief Report, New Officers Sworn In

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, included the swearing...

Biz Buzz on the Beach

Beach Pottery Etc. On the drive along San Carlos Blvd to Fort Myers Beach, you’ll find Beach Pottery Etc, the pottery store with all the...

Lovers Key Park Changes

Assistant Manager Promoted Matt Kruse, the well-respected Assistant Manager of Lovers Key State Park (LKSP) since 2006, will soon become the new Manager of Collier-Seminole...

Offshore Racing Returns to Fort Myers Beach

Two Events Planned October 10-12 Way back in September 2018 when Mike Shepherd, Tim Hill and his wife, Cyndee, began working on bringing offshore racing...

Special New Flag Flying

The intersection of  Bay Beach Lane and Estero Blvd on Fort Myers Beach is flying a new American flag this week, a very special...

Safe Boating Week, USCG Open House

The annual Open House at the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach to kick off National Safe Boating Week was held Saturday,...

Help Clean Coastal Water

If you live or own property on a canal or any body of salt water, you can help by installing your own Mini Reef...

Principals for a Day

Principal Karen Manzi handed over her duties to two capable Beach School students who were deemed Principal for a Day on Thursday, May 16,...

Council Ponders Roundup Ban

M & P Session Hears Estero Update The Fort Myers Beach Town Council discussed a possible prohibition of the glyphosate weed killer, most commonly known...

6 Questions, Library Director Cletus Poser

Periodically “The Island Sand Paper” asks a community leader 6 Questions to offer our readers an in-depth look at a public institution. This edition...

Terry Cain Retires June 12

“I arrived on Fort Myers Beach 43 years ago, from Beach Haven, New Jersey,” said Terry Cain, the Lee County Land Stewardship Coordinator for...

Liki Tiki Music, Downtown Sidewalks

The Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency (LPA) approved a Special Exception to the Commercial Planned Development for the Liki Tiki bar and restaurant...

FMB Community Kiddie Pool

New Play Structure Under Construction “The FMB Community Pool is different from almost every other Fort Myers Beach business,” said Aquatics Supervisor Erin Johns, “because...

200 Pounds of Bottle Caps Collected

Buddy Bench Success The community effort, led by the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club, to collect enough bottle caps and lids to create a Buddy...

Princess of the Night, Beach Botany

The Princess-Of-The-Night Cactus, Selenicereus pteranthus, is native to  Mexico. This is a tree climbing species that was imported as an ornamental plant and then...

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