Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This Week

Spurred Butterfly Pea, Beach Botany

The Spurred Butterfly Pea, Centrosema virginium, is an herbaceous perennial with trailing and climbing vines 6 to 8 feet in length. Compound leaves composed...

Footprints in the Sand: Florida Landscapes

  There has been a lot in the news about water quality since last summer. I believe that most of the residents of our local...

Council Ponders Tax Increase

Planning Session Reviews Budget The Fort Myers Beach Town Council, at its August 15 Management & Planning Session, led by Council member Bruce Butcher, provided...

Grouper Grapple, Military Veterans Honored

Brian Peachy, front left and event organizer, stands with military veterans honored at recent 7th Annual Grouper Grapple Fishing Tournament hosted by Fish Tale...

Rae Burns Leaving Town of FMB

On Wednesday, August 28, the Town of Fort Myers Beach will lose one of its most recognizable and well-liked employees, when Environmental Coordinator Rae...

Marine Resources Task Force: Fertilizers, Manatees, Glyphosate

The Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF) covered an eclectic agenda on Wednesday, August 14, including recent high profile topics of the Town’s Fertilizer Ordinance...

Town Council Plans for Future, Branding Highest Priority

 “This is the follow-up meeting for the Town Council Strategic Plan,” said Lorna Kibbey of Leadership Solutions to the five Fort Myers Beach Town...

FMB’s First Green Turtle Nest

Record Season Continues “The 2019 Fort Myers Beach Nesting Sea Turtle Season is one for the record books!” raved Eve Haverfield, founder of Turtle Time...

Topps Site Hearing Postponed

LPA/Council Joint Meeting Set The request for rezoning of the site of the former Topps grocery store (2545 Estero Blvd.) and a revision of the...

Lions Award Scholarships

Thirteen local students were recognized by the Fort Myers Beach Lions Foundation and awarded $1,000 Lions ‘WE SERVE” scholarships last week to help pay...

Hurricane Charley 15 Years Ago

Many Islanders paused on Tuesday to remember Hurricane Charley’s arrival in Southwest Florida fifteen years ago on August 13, 2004. Casey’s Alley, one of...

Catch of the Day

Gail took this photo of Angelo with his big catch! The little mangrove snapper was released to grow into a big fish for another...

EcoTourism Ethics

Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve “It’s not often I get to speak to a group of folks who are enjoying a beer or wine,” joked...

Fire District Joins Social Media

Board OK’s Fee Schedule Look for your local Fort Myers Beach Fire Department on Social Media platforms after the department announced the formal launch of...

Footprints in the Sand; Kayaking

Kayak ownership came to me late in life. For years I was a beach bum, a sailor, and a power boater. This all worked...

Longleaf Milkweed, Beach Botany

The longleaf Milkweed, Ascepias longifolia, is a herbaceous perennial, that grows in wet  pinelands and prairies in Atlantic, Gulf and Panhandle coastal counties. Like...

$15 Minimum Wage Impact

Beach Businesses Invited Area businesses are invited to join a discussion next week on the proposed $15 per hour minimum wage. The Florida Restaurant &...

Commissioner Sandelli Sworn in

Raymond Sandelli of Bonita Springs was sworn in as the new District 3 Lee County Commissioner on Tuesday morning, August 6, in the Lee...

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