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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Byron Stout's Fish Finder: Nov. 17his two-tripletail limit, caught in Tuesday's winds on live shrimp. The fish we
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
his two-tripletail limit, caught in Tuesday's winds on live shrimp. The fish were caught under stone crab trap buoys off Fort Myers Beach. Flyfisher Debbie Hanson sent in a picture of herself with a Spanish mackerel that fell for her Clouser... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Sand-sculpting competition aims to change public's perception of beachOrganizers of this year's Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Competition said Hurr
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
Organizers of this year's Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Competition said Hurricane Irma might still be having an impact on the island two months later — not with downed trees and flooded streets, but a battle against public perception of Estero... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Business Briefsworks with renters, real estate clients and investors throughout Southwest Flor
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 2 days ago
works with renters, real estate clients and investors throughout Southwest Florida, including Cape Coral, Lee Island Coast, Fort Myers Beach, Estero, Naples and all of Lee and Charlotte counties. For additional information, call... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
December filled with holiday boat parades across Floridafrom North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 561-863
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 561-863-0012. palmbeachboatparade.com Dec. 2: Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Fort Myers Beach. Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 29th Annual Fort Myers... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
December filled with holiday boat parades across Floridafrom North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 561-863
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 561-863-0012. palmbeachboatparade.com Dec. 2: Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Fort Myers Beach. Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 29th Annual Fort Myers... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Could all plastic be banned from Fort Myers Beach?Fort Myers Beach Town Council recently passed a measure to ban plastic straws,
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 3 days ago
Fort Myers Beach Town Council recently passed a measure to ban plastic straws, and now some residents are looking at continuing the environmentalist kick by getting styrofoam and plastic disposable bags banned too. "They said diamonds are forever,... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Could all plastic be banned from Fort Myers Beach?Fort Myers Beach Town Council recently passed a measure to ban plastic straws,
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
Fort Myers Beach Town Council recently passed a measure to ban plastic straws, and now some residents are looking at continuing the environmentalist kick by getting styrofoam and plastic disposable bags banned too. "They said diamonds are forever,... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Town council tells Tetra Tech to drill down on stormwaterplan as that plan was created without a full island survey. The high water tabl
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
plan as that plan was created without a full island survey. The high water table makes implementing swales difficult on Fort Myers Beach; the trough of the swale has to be higher than the water table so the water has somewhere to go. But Messner... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
State law prohibits the prohibition of plastic bags, StyrofoamFort Myers Beach has made one victory in the battle against microplastic pollut
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
Fort Myers Beach has made one victory in the battle against microplastic pollution, but a next step might have to get a little more creative. The Fort Myers Beach Town Council was hoping to tackle other plastics following its plastic straw ban, but... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fresh on Fort Myers Beachproduce and homemade goods. Lee County's farmers market organizers, Local Root
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
produce and homemade goods. Lee County's farmers market organizers, Local Roots, opened its first Farm and Art Market on Fort Myers Beach Nov. 7. Local Roots is owned and operated by Betsey Ventura and Jane Baer. They started running a market on... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Strokes in the sanduse water colors and others use acrylics, but all plein air painters fare the e
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
use water colors and others use acrylics, but all plein air painters fare the elements to make their works of art. The Fort Myers Beach Art Association hosted its 2017 annual Paint the Beach Plein Air Festival last week, bringing 67 plein air... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
WWII ring found in bag of grapesher it's a WWII Coast Guard ring, and it has initials and a service number engr
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 6 days ago
her it's a WWII Coast Guard ring, and it has initials and a service number engraved inside. Digiacomo is working with the Fort Myers Beach VFW to find the ring's rightful owner. "I know some service person who's missing it would certainly want it... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
WWII ring found in bag of grapesher it's a WWII Coast Guard ring, and it has initials and a service number engr
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
her it's a WWII Coast Guard ring, and it has initials and a service number engraved inside. Digiacomo is working with the Fort Myers Beach VFW to find the ring's rightful owner. "I know some service person who's missing it would certainly want it... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fort Myers council to tackle medical pot issueto be anywhere in the state — as long as it was approved by local leaders. Lea
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 days ago
to be anywhere in the state — as long as it was approved by local leaders. Leaders in Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Estero and Fort Myers Beach are already moving toward banning the drug. "There are some negative effects for everybody," MacKinnon... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fort Myers council to tackle medical pot issueto be anywhere in the state — as long as it was approved by local leaders. Lea
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
to be anywhere in the state — as long as it was approved by local leaders. Leaders in Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Estero and Fort Myers Beach are already moving toward banning the drug. "There are some negative effects for everybody," MacKinnon... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Iconic landmark may be returning to Fort Myers BeachIconic arches once welcoming beach visitors to Fort Myers Beach may be making a
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 8 days ago
Iconic arches once welcoming beach visitors to Fort Myers Beach may be making a return. Jane Luchi remembers the feeling she had as a little girl when she saw the arches at Fort Myers Beach. "It's kind of indescribable because it was like, you knew... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
27th Annual Christmas Carol sing set for Dec. 5Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 9 days ago
Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers Beach. The church has been a strong supporter of the agency from the beginning and continues to support its... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Three suicide prevention and awareness events to be held Sundaytattoo certificates, a $700 Fat Tire mountain bike," MacKenn said. "We've got a
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 9 days ago
tattoo certificates, a $700 Fat Tire mountain bike," MacKenn said. "We've got a couple of three-day, two-night stays on Fort Myers Beach and in downtown Fort Myers." "All kinds of goodies," he added. Proceeds will go toward C.A.R.E.S. Suicide... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Incorporate Lehigh holds first town hall meetingwill perform the feasibility study. The group was responsible for preforming st
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 10 days ago
will perform the feasibility study. The group was responsible for preforming studies on present cities, including Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs. "In total, they are responsible for conducting more than 16 studies," Anglickis... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Irma debris overshadows fishing lineBelknap of Fort Myers, a volunteer for the event, found a suitcase full of fram
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
Belknap of Fort Myers, a volunteer for the event, found a suitcase full of framed photos caught in the mangroves. The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation partners with Keep Lee County Beautiful to help it host cleanups on the island. Sheryl... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Spaghetti with the starsThe restaurant at 1821 Estero Blvd.has switched hands, but it's keeping the Med
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
The restaurant at 1821 Estero Blvd.has switched hands, but it's keeping the Mediterranean theme. Mangia Mangia, Fort Myers Beach's newest Italian eatery, opened Oct. 30. Husband and wife team Frederic "Frenchy" and Jeri Lynn Perrin are taking a... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Disney-style transportation could make its way to Fort Myers BeachLeeTran is considering a pilot program to transport people in the commercial di
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
LeeTran is considering a pilot program to transport people in the commercial district of Fort Myers Beach. Replacing two of the five beach trolleys, a seasonal hop-on, hop-off tram could be cruising Estero Boulevard from Bowditch Point to Matanzas... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Connecting to local culturehave several things in common. They're both at higher elevation than the surrou
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
have several things in common. They're both at higher elevation than the surrounding area, and both were built up by hand. Fort Myers Beach's average elevation above sea level is 4 feet. Mound House sits at 13 feet. But Mound Key towers above the... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Spirit of Christmas scheduled for Dec. 5While some might spend the months before the holidays planning for family visit
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
While some might spend the months before the holidays planning for family visits or meals, several organizations on Fort Myers Beach are planning to make sure no one's left behind on Christmas. Jim and Sharon Jamieson have set the date for their... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fort Myers Beach bans the distribution and use of strawsThe days of sipping a drink through a plastic straw on Fort Myers Beach are ove
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 12 days ago
The days of sipping a drink through a plastic straw on Fort Myers Beach are over. On Monday afternoon, Fort Myers Beach Town Council passed an ordinance banning the distribution of plastic straws anywhere on the island. But it's not just restaurants... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Plastic straws banned from Fort Myers BeachPlastic straws are no longer allowed on Fort Myers Beach. The Fort Myers Beach
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
Plastic straws are no longer allowed on Fort Myers Beach. The Fort Myers Beach Town Council passed an ordinance on Monday that banned plastic straws from the beach. It passed with a 4-1 vote. Businesses and restaurants are no longer allowed to hand... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Coast Guard Rescue Four From Sinking Boat off Florida Coast. Credit – US Coast Guard via Storyfulof Sanibel Island in southerwestern Florida on the evening of November 4. This
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 13 days ago
of Sanibel Island in southerwestern Florida on the evening of November 4. This video shows the Coast Guard crew, from the Fort Myers Beach station, tossing lines to the 21-foot boat, which had taken on water and was experiencing mechanical issues,... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Boaters rescued off Sanibel Islandto have a working VHF-FM radio aboard their vessel,” said Petty Officer 1st Cla
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 13 days ago
to have a working VHF-FM radio aboard their vessel,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Miller, a crewmember at Station Fort Myers Beach. “Being able to communicate immediately with rescue personnel is critical during emergency situations.” No... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Hurricane Irma's impact seen in marine trash collectionin 2004, said volunteer Frank Fontaine. "After Charley, we pulled out boatload
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 14 days ago
in 2004, said volunteer Frank Fontaine. "After Charley, we pulled out boatload after boatload of trash," said Fontaine, a Fort Myers Beach resident. That figures, he said, since Charley hammered at the Beach far more than Irma. Fontaine and... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Wine on the Waterfront to benefit Operation Open Armssaid. Ticket buyers will also get an Operation Open Arms lapel pin as a thank
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 16 days ago
said. Ticket buyers will also get an Operation Open Arms lapel pin as a thank you from the organization. Town of Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Tracey Gore is also helping sell tickets for the event. Someone can also purchase a ticket for a... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Military helicopters spotted over SWFLI just recognized them as military," Brittany Wagner said of helicopters she ha
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 16 days ago
I just recognized them as military," Brittany Wagner said of helicopters she has noticed flying around. The tranquility of Fort Myers Beach was shattered by the sound of Army helicopters flying in tandem directly overhead. "It's a deep thunder... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Already convicted rapist at center of cold case faces Lee Co. judgealso surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. His DNA was l
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 17 days ago
also surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. His DNA was linked to an almost 20-year-old rape case on Fort Myers Beach. Deputies say after leaving a bar on the island early in the morning, Florman asked for a ride from the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Already convicted rapist at center of cold case faces Lee County judgealso surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. His DNA was l
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 days ago
also surrender his passport and have no contact with the victim. His DNA was linked to an almost 20-year-old rape case on Fort Myers Beach. Deputies say after leaving a bar on the island early in the morning, Florman asked for a ride from the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Boil water notice issued for Fort Myers BeachThe Town of Fort Myers Beach issued a code red emergency from Fort Myers Beach
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 days ago
The Town of Fort Myers Beach issued a code red emergency from Fort Myers Beach Water on Wednesday. The town says on their website that Fort Myers Beach had an unexpected drop in pressure throughout the island, and as a precaution issued a boil water... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Boil water notice issued for Fort Myers BeachThe Town of Fort Myers Beach issued a code red emergency from Fort Myers Beach
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 17 days ago
The Town of Fort Myers Beach issued a code red emergency from Fort Myers Beach Water on Wednesday. The town says on their website that Fort Myers Beach had an unexpected drop in pressure throughout the island, and as a precaution issued a boil water... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Kneeling in protest is about civil rights, not disrespecting the militarya president who is leading us in the wrong direction. God help us all! P.S. I
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
a president who is leading us in the wrong direction. God help us all! P.S. If you are at all interested in reading the Constitution of the United States of America, you might want to check out Amendments 13 and 14. Ginny Garesch Fort Myers B... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Shoreline Spotlightmeteorological predictions. We had friends and family with spare rooms in safer
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
meteorological predictions. We had friends and family with spare rooms in safer locations. We had cars and credit cards. Fort Myers Beach was fortunate with the sudden turn that Irma took when she was so close to taking a worst case path through... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Spirit of the Holidays set for Dec. 4fried plantain. Dessert is vanilla bean gelato with a holiday cookie. Auction
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
fried plantain. Dessert is vanilla bean gelato with a holiday cookie. Auction item include the signature dinners with the Fort Myers Beach Fire District, which partners with the foundation. The firefighters will be in attendance at the dinner and... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Wine on the Waterfrontand relaxation. Bunch partners with local businesses to provide these stays; An
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
and relaxation. Bunch partners with local businesses to provide these stays; Andrea Carriere, owner of the Silver Sands on Fort Myers Beach, has provided more than 400 free stays to the military since 2012. Operation Open Arms is a 501(c)3, the... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Is a short term rental a business?from over. It's an issue facing many of Florida's water-front communities, pop
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
from over. It's an issue facing many of Florida's water-front communities, popular spots for vacationers. In April, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council discussed the issue of tenants of some properties not following the code of conduct. In May,... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
New name, new look for former Gulfshore Grillthat encompasses Shucker's, The Cottage and the Beach Bar, three separate entit
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
that encompasses Shucker's, The Cottage and the Beach Bar, three separate entities, has a long and colorful history on Fort Myers Beach. In 1921 the property was purchased and converted to a casino, and opened the same day as the old Matanzas... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Pier restaurant site attracts pitches from local group and Fort Myers-area chainslips and parking. Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, a popular Sanibel Island resta
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
slips and parking. Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, a popular Sanibel Island restaurant, with locations on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach, envisions St. Petersburg as its next location. Competing for the site on the southern vista of the pier... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Pets on Paradeadorable. There were four dogs in this year's contest, but everyone was a winn
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 19 days ago
adorable. There were four dogs in this year's contest, but everyone was a winner. Katie Torrence and terrier-mix Waldo of Fort Myers Beach dressed alike as a flock of flamingos; Waldo won funniest costume. Ricky and Shelly Senter of Lakelake... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Island hopping in Floridapicnic sites, others dolphin-watching and water sports, while many bear nothing
Daily Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
picnic sites, others dolphin-watching and water sports, while many bear nothing but seashells and turtle tracks. From busy Fort Myers Beach and elegant Captiva to castaway Cayo Costa, the region offers every seashore experience you could possibly... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fort Myers Beach patrol buggies to be minimized after complaintsVisitors to Fort Myers Beach will soon see fewer patrol buggies due complaints.
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 22 days ago
Visitors to Fort Myers Beach will soon see fewer patrol buggies due complaints. "We've always had a number of complaints some of the citizens will write in," Vice Chairman of the Fort Myers Beach Marine Resources Taskforce said. Those complaints... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
What do you think of Illinois rest areas? State considering fixing up some, maybe closing othersfor travelers, said Jon Olsen, a retired Chicago firefighter. Olsen, who regul
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
for travelers, said Jon Olsen, a retired Chicago firefighter. Olsen, who regularly travels south to his winter home in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., in a recreational vehicle, stops frequently to let his two dogs take a walk. He said he had found... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Tapa Hop rescheduled Nov. 14you're not on the trolley...you'll wish you were. This event got blown away by
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 25 days ago
you're not on the trolley...you'll wish you were. This event got blown away by Hurricane Irma, but it's rescheduled. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce's annual Tapa Hop event is open to the public and to Chamber members. Attendees will... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
“Nancy with the red hair”Nancy Mulholland wasn't one to sit around. After Mulholland and her husband Jo
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 25 days ago
Nancy Mulholland wasn't one to sit around. After Mulholland and her husband John retired to Fort Myers Beach, John got involved in local government and Nancy got involved in civic life. It all started with an international service organization... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Crescent Beach gets $200,000 for renourishmentvoted Oct. 17 to approve an emergency renourishment for Crescent Beach. After
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 25 days ago
voted Oct. 17 to approve an emergency renourishment for Crescent Beach. After Hurricane Irma, much of the sand near the Fort Myers Beach Pier and Crescent Beach Park was washed away. The renourishment will cost $200,000 and is not budgeted in... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Friends of the Mound House to launch lecture seriesdifferent speaker and topic every month, said President Becky Werner, but each
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 25 days ago
different speaker and topic every month, said President Becky Werner, but each topic will be something of interest to local Fort Myers Beach residents as well as visitors who may be curious to learn more about the island. "It's an educational,... Read more
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