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Council Still Harbors Boat Race Concerns

The Fort Myers Beach Town Council met on Monday morning, September 9, to debate a three-page agenda, but perhaps the two most important items...

Lee County Mayors Forum

Six special guests highlighted the Lee Republican Women Federated monthly luncheon on Monday, September 9, at Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford in...

Final Lawsuit Ruling Released, Margaritaville-FMB

In welcome news Wednesday, the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Margaritaville-FMB (TPI-FMB) received word that the last remaining lawsuit holding up construction of...

Shamp Will Not Seek Council Re-Election

2020 Election May Bring 3 New Members While Hurricane Dorian stayed safely away from Fort Myers Beach, a Category 5 announcement made landfall on the...

K.C. Schulberg, Calusa Waterkeeper: 6 Questions

Periodically, The Island Sand Paper asks a community leader “6 Questions.” In this edition, K.C. Schulberg, Executive Director for Calusa Waterkeeper, discusses their new...

Rollin’ Dirty Offshore

The Roar Offshore Powerboat Races will bring dozens of race teams to Fort Myers Beach October 7 – 13. As the Island prepares for...

SWFL Out of the Cone! Dorian Update

Saturday, August 31; 12:00pm Southwest Florida is out of the forecast cone for Hurricane Dorian for the first time in days as the forecasted track...

Dorian Update, Friday, August 30, 2019, 11pm

Friday was an anxious day for most of Florida, including Southwest Florida and Fort Myers Beach. At the 11pm update, Hurricane Dorian was a...

Ready for Dorian, Planning for Labor Day Storm

It’s Labor Day weekend and there’s a major hurricane in the Atlantic headed to Florida. Hurricane Dorian was strengthening at press time and expected...

Ruane Elected President, Florida League of Mayors

The Florida League of Mayors (FLM) swore in Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane as its new President on Thursday, August 15, at the annual League...

Vester Field Station, FGCU Research Facility

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s leading environmental institutions, and its new Water School will only enhance that...

Save Our Water 2019, DeSantis Speaks to Full House

The “Save Our Water 2019” Forum, presented for the 3rd time by the Naples Daily News & News-Press at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point...


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