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    Around and About the Island


    Historic Society Welcomes Robert Macomber, November 14th

    It’s almost November and there are a lot of things happening right here on Fort Myers Beach! Don’t miss any of them by checking out the Sand Paper’s Around & About pages for upcoming events and be sure to grab a copy of the SAND LIFE Entertainment magazine for a complete list of all the fun things to do on the beach. Watch for the November issue on November 1st or check it out online now at under Entertainment.


    Early Voting continues through Saturday, Nov 5, includes Sunday, Oct. 30. Voting is available from 10am-7pm at any of ten locations in Lee County. The closest early voting locations to Fort Myers Beach are the Lee County Election Center, 13180 S. Cleveland, Fort Myers and the Bonita Springs Office, 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Voters should bring their photo, signature ID with them. With a high voter turnout expected on Election Day, Nov. 8th, voters are urged to vote early or vote by mail. To request a vote by mail ballot contact the Lee Elections Office 239-LEE-VOTE or visit


    It’s time to clear the fishing line from the mangrove areas of Lee County. SA Oct 29th from 8am-Noon, volunteers will help clean up the back bay, starting from the Mound House. A volunteer appreciation BBQ will be served after clean up. Volunteers go out in boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis and anything else that floats to remove fishing line and other harmful debris from the back bay. To register go to


    The 6th Annual Pawsitively Awesome Howl’oween Pet Parade and Artisan/Fresh Market is coming to Santini Marina Plaza on SA Oct 29th from 9am-2pm. Have some fun dressing you and your pet for this fun event! Parade is at 11am, Pet Registration is 10-10:30am sharp next to DJ booth. Kicking off the Santini season of events, the Pet Parade and Artisan Market welcomes seasonal residents back to the Island with great food, fresh produce and unique vendors. Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue will be accepting donations of dog and cat food and supplies. 239-443-8810


    The 6th Annual Surfers for Autism Gulf Coast Festival will be held at Crescent Beach Family Park on SA Nov 5 from 9am-4pm. Volunteers provide a safe, fun, judgment-free environment for children and young adults within the autism spectrum. Participants are treated like rock stars as they enjoy a day filled with fun activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games and more. On Nov 6th,SFA families are invited to enjoy a boat ride, tour of Ostego Bay Marine Science Center and the U.S. Coast Guard station. For details on event or to sign up as a volunteer, see


    All anglers are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Coast Guard Enlisted Associations’ inshore Slam fishing tournament on SU Oct 30. This catch, photo and release tournament is just $100/crew of 4. Prizes offered for 1st-7th pace for the largest Inshore Slam (One snook, one Trout and one Redfish) in total inches. Captain’s Meeting SA Oct 29th from 3-5pm at Fish Tale Marina. Fishing from 7am-3pm SU Oct 30 with Awards Reception from 4-5:30pm at Fish Tale Marina.


    Medicare choices have you going in circles? Sign up now to attend the Medicare Enrollment Counseling Event presented by SHINE –Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders at Chapel by the Sea on FR Nov 11 from 10am-3pm. They can help you choose a plan that covers your medications, switch Drug or Advantage plans or enroll for the first time. Bring your Medicare ID card and a list of prescriptions with dosage info. RSVP to or call 239-463-3173 x 20. Questions? Call Chapel Parish Nurse, Ann Fossum RN at 239- 463-3173 x 13.


    Leapfrogs, a preschool play group, will meet this Saturday morning, Oct 29, from 10-11am at Bay Oaks playground. Call Debbie 239-677-7017 for more info.


    The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron offers several boating classes at their classroom at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. For more information on classes, times and registration, call 239-466-4040 or visit Upcoming classes include:

    -America’s Boating Class-Nov 5 & 12

    -Local Waters-Local Chart-Nov 19


    Do you need to reduce stress? Come to Laughter Yoga Friday morning at Lynn Hall Park at 8 am, bring water and towel. Call Debbie for more info – 239-677-7017.


    The Estero Island Historic Society will offer a Free Public Presentation on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Robert Macomber – a top speaker, award-winning author, historian, and perennial favorite presenter at EIHS meetings – will present on Southwest Florida and the Spanish-American War at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library, 2755 Estero Blvd., in the Community Room, 3rd floor. Come early as this popular speaker always draws a capacity audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public. Donations are welcome. For details, call EIHS at 239-463-0435 or Fort Myers Beach Public Library at 239-765-8165.


    The Knights of Columbus will host a dinner dance on SA Nov 12 at 5:30pm at Ascension Church Hall 6025 Estero Blvd. A donation of $20/person will include Dinner, Entertainment and Refreshments. For tickets call Dennis at 239-440-5511. All proceeds benefit the Beach Kids Christmas fund.


    The Beach Pub will host their 16th Annual Toys for X-Mas toy drive on Sat Nov 13 beginning at 12 noon. Live music, raffles, Silent Auction, food and 50/50. Bring a new unwrapped toy.


    Save the date for the 28th Annual Christmas Boat Parade on SA Dec 3 at 5pm. Brought to you by the FMB Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Salty Sam’s Marina. Be part of the parade-sign up now. Power boats, large and small, sailboats are all invited to participate with prizes awarded in seven categories including Most Spirited Crew and People’s Choice. or call 239-454-7500 for more information.


    The community is invited to join Beach PTO in raising funds to support our local school by becoming a sponsor for worthwhile enrichment projects like after school clubs, musical instruments, technology, field trips and classroom innovation grants. Donations from $25-$2500 are needed. The PTO is also looking for online auction donations for the January Putt & Pub Crawl. Contact the PTO by email at or call Kim 239-910-2918 or Ginger 239-707-8328.