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Oh! The Places We’ve Been

2010 - 2020 As The Island Sand Paper winds down, we’ve taken a look back at the stories we’ve told, events we covered and topics...

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...

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...

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...

Coping With COVID

How is Life Different? The Island Sand Paper asked four people associated with Fort Myers Beach to talk about their lives now that the coronavirus...
Kids Fishing Tournament-Ostego bay FOundation and Marine-Fort Myers Beach

Kids Fishing Tournament

Family-Friendly Holiday Staple The 28th annual Kids Fishing Tournament hosted by the Ostego Bay Foundation & Marine Science Center will be held Saturday, June 27,...

Estero Blvd Projects March South

Final 2 Segments Begin Soon After more than five years of continuous construction on various sections of Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, there is...

Bay Harbour Marina Village Approved

Third Time’s the Charm The Board of Lee County Commissioners (BoCC) by matching 4 to 1 votes approved a Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment and...
Bayside Backpedal-Fort Myers Beach

Bayside Backpedal

Council Puts Brakes on Building At their June 4 Management & Planning Session, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council reviewed the second draft of the...
Nesting Shorebirds Love FMB

Nesting Shorebirds Love FMB

“They’re All Here Now!” “Typically Nesting Shorebird Season is February 15 through roughly the beginning of September, but on Fort Myers Beach, they do not...
BACA Discusses Bay Harbour

BACA Discusses Bay Harbour

San Carlos Island Project Back to BoCC The Beach Area Civic Association (BACA) convened at Bonita Bill’s meeting room on Tuesday evening, June 9, with...
Evolution of a Mooring Field

Evolution of the Mooring Field

Charting An Unknown Course With the Town of Fort Myers Beach exploring a potential Bayside Park redesign, including the possibility of a building to partially...


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Sand Life Magazine March 2020