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Thursday, May 25, 2017

This Week

Council to Hold Planning Sessions

We Can Work It Out! For the past several months, over a variety of issues, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council members have had...

Neighbors Approve of Town Access Plans

Pierside View The Town of Fort Myers Beach hosted two bay public access plan preview sessions for residents of Hercules and Coconut Drives in Town...

Swim Club Holds Meet

The Fort Myers Beach Elementary Swim Club held its first ever swim meet on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The event was a celebration of...

Blackroot

A bumpy highway of rows of flowers that bloom in a unique way. Blackroot is a strange name for a wildflower.  It gets that name...

Little League Closing Day

Fort Myers Beach Little League teams wrapped up their season Saturday, May 20th with Closing Day festivities. Four teams played their last game of...

Big Redfish

Gene Willet of Berea, Ohio, caught this redfish on May 19th while visiting Fort Myers Beach. Weighing in a 5lbs and 24.5 inches, the redfish...

Popeyepalooza VIII Supports Youth Sports

What started at a friendly backyard BBQ has grown into an much-anticipated annual funfest that supports island youth sports so local kids can play...

Beach School Places 3rd in Book Battle

Fort Myers Beach Elementary students placed 3rd out of 43 elementary schools in the Lee County District Book Battle Competition on Friday, May 19, 2017. The...

Interim Town Manager Jim Steele Retires

Steeley-Eyed Jim Steele became the Interim Town Manager of Fort Myers Beach in early June 2016, intending to help the Town out for a few...

Library Board Meets

At their Tuesday evening meeting this week, the Library Board transferred $750,000 from operating funds to reserve and catastrophic fund accounts. They also updated...

Staff Files Complaints Over “Flying Monkeys” Comments

Several staff members of the Town of Fort Myers Beach have registered complaints with their supervisors and the Town Manager over remarks made by...

Swing Bridge Remnant Comes Home

Bridge to Yesterday Bridges connect things. The Matanzas Pass Bridge links the north end of Fort Myers Beach to San Carlos Island and the mainland....

Estero Boulevard Segment 2 Gets the OK

Red Coconut Area Right of Way Stands The Lee Board of County Commissioners at their Tuesday, May 16, morning meeting approved unanimously the Segment 2...

Fort Myers Beach Turtle Season Underway

First Nest; First Nightmare “We found our first turtle nest on Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, May 11,” says Eve Haverfield, founder of Turtle Time,...

Art Attack Meets Sand Sculpting

Enter Sandman! “Tuck you in, warm within; keep you free from sin; Till the Sandman he comes,” is a verse from Metallica’s iconic and hypnotic...

No Fireworks Over Fireworks

Vice Mayor Calls Staff “Flying Monkeys” Not that long ago, any mention of a community fireworks display on a Town of Fort Myers Beach Council...

Council Debates Policy & Procedures

Single Homes, Flooding & Rentals The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council’s Management & Planning Session on Tuesday morning, May 16, had a bit of...

Brews on the Bay Benefits Estero Bay Buddies

The Estero Bay Buddies and Good Time Charter of Fort Myers Beach hosted a Brews on the Bay sunset cruise on Saturday, May 13...

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