The Good News

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It’s time to recognize a few of the people who make our Island home the very special place that it is. Every couple months, we try to use this space to recognize a sampling of those people and the work they do to make our community a better place to live, work and play. Kudos to…

LeeTran for bringing the free Beach Tram back with more hours this year.

Monica Lynn for sharing her knowledge of our local dolphin pod with our readers and in presentations at the Beach Library.

The Fort Myers Beach Polar Bear Club that has brought fun and frolic to New Year’s Day with their Polar Plunge that now raises funds for a local in need of financial support.

Kevin Tully, Outrigger bartender on winning an E-Award from the Lee County Visitor &  Convention Bureau.

All those who made New Year’s Eve fireworks possible through donations.

Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers who remain alert at all times while moving around on our island, especially those peds who push the button on the lights at crosswalks.

Peter & Dolores Heyd for their donation of an antique bell to St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church.

Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society and their Summerset Regatta for supporting youth sailing in SWFL.

The FMB Alliance for Non-Profits for hosting the 10th Annual Putt & Pub Crawl which benefited ten different charities on the beach.

All the organizations that sponsor concerts and special events this time of year, making our Island a very lively place, and raising money to support scholarships and local charities.

Those who continue to work to keep water quality in front of residents, visitors and our elected officials in Tallahassee, especially the FMB Chamber that recently lobbied in Tallahassee.

Dave Bertels and his Ozark Mid-Winter party that donated over $1,100 to Beach School.

The volunteers who participated in the Christmas Bird Count, reactivated on FMB this year by Penny Jarrett.

Tiffany Kersten and her Hammerhead Gym customers for raising enough funds to provide a new desk to each student at Beach School.

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