Biz Buzz


Owners Jim and David Figuerado, long time residents of the area have opened Ft. Myers Beach Sea & Sun and are offering boat, kayak and kayak ECO tours on the docks of Snug Harbor in downtown Fort Myers Beach. Some may recognize the Figuerado name because in years past Jim was the owner of the Mid-Island Marina, which is now Snook Bight Marina. Ft. Myers Beach Sea & Sun offers new 2017 boats for rent for every kind of boating enthusiast, including center console, bay boats and a 30-foot double-decker Pontoon boat, with a slide! All boats have new economical fuel-efficient Yamaha motors. Located at the end of Old San Carlos Blvd, with direct water access to the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay, Ft. Myers Beach Sea & Sun also offers a complete line of kayaks for rent or embark on a relaxing 3-hour guided tour of Matanzas Pass and Hurricane Pass on one of their Kayak ECO Tours.

Ft Myers Beach Sea & Sun, 645 Old San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, next to Nervous Nellie’s. Open 8am-5pm seven days a week. 239-314-5631.


Matanzas on the Bay, Tony CoppolinoMATANZAS ON THE BAY

 Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck welcome Tony Coppolino as the new general manager for the restaurants. Originally from Rhode Island, Coppolino brings 15 years of experience in the restaurant management industry, with a strong background in culinary, bar and service management. Prior to joining the team at Matanzas on the Bay, Coppolino most recently served as general manager with Buca di Beppo in Orlando and Naples. His experience includes a number of reputable, high-volume casual dining companies, including Planet Hollywood, Olive Garden and Miller’s Ale House. He earned an associate’s degree in Business Management from Community College of Rhode Island in Rhode Island, and an associate’s degree in Drafting and Design Technology from Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern State College). Located directly on Estero Bay, Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district.

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck, 416 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Free car parking and boat dockage available. Phone: 239-463-3838;


Cassie and Chuck Conrad, Interim HealthCare of Lee CountyINTERIM HEALTHCARE

 Sometimes the most powerful medicine in the world is the simple comfort of home! That philosophy is what prompted Cassie and Chuck Conrad to establish Interim HealthCare of Lee County, a home health care service dedicated to providing cost-effective, expert services to meet the needs of individuals on Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding community. Interim HealthCare provides personal assistance, companionship, homemaker and transportation services to keep individuals or their loved ones safe and comfortable at home. As residents of Fort Myers Beach since 2005, Cassie and Chuck understand the challenges often associated with life on the island. They are devoted to bringing reliable, concierge-level home care for their island neighbors. All Interim caregivers are background and drug checked, bonded and insured and proficiency trained.

From a few hours a week to round-the-clock-care, Interim’s experienced Care Professionals can provide the services Fort Myers Beach residents are looking for. The first step is to call the office at 239-201-2692 and schedule a free in-home evaluation to see how it’s possible to live safely and independently at home!