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This Week

Ostego Bay Celebrates Founders Day

This Saturday, October 21st, the Ostego Bay Foundation will host a Founders Day Celebration with an Open House from 10am-2pm at the Marine Science...

New Assistant Chiefs Join Fire District

The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District recently added two new assistant chiefs to its ranks, with Executive Assistant Fire Chief for Operations Scott...

Town Seeks Legislative Delegation Monetary Support

Go Fund Me! In just a few weeks, children all over the world will climb into Santa’s lap and give The Jolly Old Elf their...

Fire Board Apologizes to CERT

The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board, at their Work Session on Tuesday, October 3, disbanded its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), composed...

After School Programs Expand

Begun just a few years ago, the after school enrichment programs offered at Beach Elementary School continue to expand. Programs include Book Battle, Lego...

Town Brings In New Employees

The Town of Fort Myers Beach recently underwent staffing changes in several key departments, perhaps leaving residents wondering who they can speak with about...

Tampa Mock Vervain

Tampa Mock Vervain, Glandularia tampensis, is native and endemic to Florida. It is also listed by Florida as an endangered species that’s going extinct...

Beach Travelers

Parc Monceau in Paris Robert and I are back visiting Paris for the month of October. It was quite a rush to get here because...

Hurricane Irma, A Dredging Positive

Channeling Irma! When Hurricane Irma struck Southwest Florida on September 10, she did not devastate the region as many thought, but did cause millions of...

Council Discusses Lack of Public Restrooms

Just Hold It! Council Flushes Toilets  The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council conducted their meeting on Monday morning, October 16, in a spiffy 90-minute fashion,...

Tax Bills Arrive Soon

While many of us were busy with Hurricane Irma, the taxing districts were setting their tax rates and budgets for the 2017-2018 fiscal year,...

Paint the Beach Art Festival

Returns in November The Paint the Beach En Plein Air Festival will return to Fort Myers Beach on November 7-12, 2017. The event highlights Plein...

Fire District Visits School

Beach School marked Fire Week with a visit by members of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District who brought their fire engine and...

Pirate Fest

Pirates Invade Pirate Fest brought pirates, cannons, swords and a bit of grog to the beach for a full weekend of fun for all ages....

Irma Aftermath

Brown Water to Linger  When Hurricane Irma struck Southwest Florida just over one month ago, she did not restrict her damage to our region, but...

Norris Earns Two New Accreditations

Be Our Guest! The iconic Mound House is Estero Island’s oldest standing structure. Now owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach and restored to...

LPA Approves Olde Seaport; Mango Parking Lot

In the first Local Planning Agency meeting since early August, the board heard and approved a request for an amendment for the Olde Seaport...

Elliott’s Milkpea

Green and white combine In a most dazzling array Of delicate life. I first saw Elliott’s Milkpea, Galactic elliottii, while visiting the Lake Wales Ridge forest in...

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Sand Life Magazine October 2017