Saturday, September 26, 2020

This Week

New Fire Commissioner Sworn In

Jim Knickle Joins Board Following his selection by the Fire Board on June 24 to fill Seat 1 until the November election, Jim Knickle was...

Projects to Watch on FMB

Updated July 10, 2020 to add latest Margaritaville information. Fort Myers Beach has several significant projects currently on the drawing board, under construction, or in...

Dolphin Photos by Monica Lynn

Dolphin plays in the back bay. Photo by Monica Lynn.   Mama showing the young ones a special move! Photo by Monica Lynn Best buds! Photo by...

When Things Get Tough, Go Fishing

When things get tough the tough get going. I believe that’s the old saying. For me it’s when things get tough I go fishing. When...

What’s on the Beach Today?

Guided Beach Walks Now Twice Weekly In our uncertain COVID-19 world, the Town of Fort Myers Beach offers a twice-weekly free outdoor nature program that...

New Turtle Nesting Record

First 2020 FMB Hatch This Week The 2020 Fort Myers Beach Sea Turtle Nesting Season began with a bang, and now, almost improbably, set its...

New Beach United Methodist Pastor

Meet Samantha Aupperlee “My Mom is a United Methodist Pastor as well,” said Pastor Samantha Aupperlee, the new Minister at the Beach United Methodist Church...

Leafless Beaked Ladies Tresses

Beach Botany The Leafless Beaked Ladies Tresses, Sacoila lanceolata var. lanceolata, is a threatened orchid endemic to Florida. This herbaceous perennial resides in flatwoods, oak...

Margaritaville – FMB

Update: On July 9, 2020 Chris Patton filed her third lawsuit against the Town of Fort Myers Beach seeking to stop the Margaritaville –...

Gary’s Top Ten Story Revue

What A Long Strange Trip! When The Island Sand Paper announced it would cease publication on July 10, a friend asked if I had any...

Welcome and Discovery Center Rises

Early 2021 Opening Targeted at Lover's Key State Park When you pass through the Ranger Station entry at Lovers Key State Park (LKSP) and drive...

Sand Paper Final Issue July 10th

No Sale Island Sand Paper owners Bob and Missy Layfield regretfully announce that the business will definitely close after the July 10 issue. The closure...

4th of July, Summer Camps, Shell Mound Tours

There’s always something happening on and around Fort Myers Beach! Check here each week for everything that’s going on from announcements to family fun. Fourth...

Beaches Open; Masks On

Holiday Influx Concerns Council The Fort Myers Beach Town Council met in a Special Session on Wednesday afternoon, July 1, deciding by its inaction to...

Marinas Expect Big Weekend

A Great Day on the Water! “The boat rental business is very solid right now,” reported FMB Sea & Sun Rentals owner Jim Figuerado! “We...

Travel Art

Twenty-some odd years ago my wife, JoNell and I began traveling together to the Florida Keys. The trips were for both relaxation and fishing...

Pine Lily, Beach Botany

The Pine Lily, Lilium catesbaei, is a perennial herb with a single erect stem that grows from a fibrous root blub to a height...

Seaside Gentian, Beach Botany

Seaside Gentian, Eustoma exaltatum, is the first flower article that I submitted to the Sand Paper and it will also be the last. A...

Editorial

Editorial-Missy Layfield-fort yers Beach News-Island Sandpaper

Grateful

Sand Life Magazine March 2020