The Good News


So much of the news we see and read each day is bad news. This is why the Island Sand Paper uses this space every couple months to recognize those that bring positive change to our local community. We hope our readers enjoy reading about the good that happens right here in our own community. Kudos go out to…

Bay Oaks Recreation Center staff for organizing Fright Night.

Our public safety teams that prepared for Hurricane Dorian and urged residents to do so also. Turned out to be a good practice run.

The Beach Ministerial Association for organizing a week-long Health Clinic that provided care for those without access to medical care on our Island.

All the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts launched by or contributed to by Islanders.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 91 on marking 14 years of service to the boating community of the FMB area.

The FMB Moose Lodge for their donation of hundreds of Tommy Moose toys for the kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation for their continued beach cleanup efforts, including the International Coastal Cleanup and the upcoming Monofilament Madness on Nov 2.

Assistant Fire Chiefs Ron Martin and Vincent DeCristofalo on their graduation from the National Fire Academy.

Ostego Bay Foundation on marking 28 years of environmental education service to our community.

The FMB Kiwanis Club for their $6,000 donation to AMI Kids.

Rob Modys and JoNell Modys for First Place honors awarded by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association.

Mike Yost and his Haunted Pub Crawl for a donation to the Estero Island Historic Society.

Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane on being selected as President of the Florida League of Mayors.

Estero Island Garden Club on their 60th anniversary and their efforts to keep several public gardens looking their best!

The TPI Hospitality team for their resolute perseverance and tenacity in the face of frivolous legal hurdles thrown in the way of the Margaritaville FMB resort, approved 17 months ago.

Every Islander who has volunteered, donated or helped in any way to make our Island home a better place to live, work or play.