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Beach Traffic Delete 2 weeks ago, 05/12/2015 at 2:48pm


Street Paving Next Week

Residents of some streets in the downtown area may not have access to their roads next week as the contractor in charge of the Town's water line replacement project will be paving streets where the work has been completed in the 'Basin Based Neighborhood' area. On Monday, Kaye Molnar of Cella Molnar and Associates walked the neighborhoods affected, passing out flyers with the following information:

Beginning Monday, May 18, the reFRESH Waterlines contractor is scheduled to mill and pave the streets listed below. Milling is a process that grinds off the top layer of asphalt and prepares the surface to be paved.

Turtles Delete 4 weeks ago, 04/29/2015 at 6:16pm

Turtle NestFirst Turtle Nest of Season
on Fort Myers Beach

As readers pick up their Sand Paper on Friday morning, another month will have begun and with it the beginning of another season - Turtle Season. From May 1st to October 31st, our island will be visited by (hopefully) hundreds of gentle denizens from the deep, who will crawl onto our emerald shores to lay their eggs - thus beginning another cycle in the glorious circle of life. Little did we know that the turtles have beaten us to the punch - the first recorded nest of 2015 was dug on Fort Myers Beach on April 24th, and since then two more have appeared on Sanibel Island and on a Collier County beach. To Turtle Time founder Eve Haverfield, that’s some very good news.

"We’re off to a roaring start!” she told us, happily. "I’m so proud that our island got the first nest!”

Fire Board / FPL Delete 04/23/2015 at 2:08am

Larry Wood & John PohlandWood And Pohland Join Fire Board
District Employees Recognized

Two new board members joined the Fire Board Tuesday evening after a brief question and answer session held with each of 5 candidates. Fire Chief Darren White recognized several district employees for their service and recognized promotions earned within the last few months. The board also tweaked the new job description for the Fire Chief position and approved a settlement in the Becker lawsuit.

Early in the meeting, Fire Chief Darren White recognized Engineer Jeff Plybon for his 25 years of service to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District. He also recognized several promotions: Captain Michael Coenen to Battalion Chief; Engineer Jake Lamb and Engineer Joe Devito to Captain and Firefighters Paul Russell and Stephen Reynaert to Engineer.

Relay For Life Delete 03/24/2015 at 12:52pm

Relay For LifeReel’n For Relay
Fishing Tournament This Saturday

Our Fort Myers Beach community has been a strong supporter of the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society for many years, drawing both visitors and residents to our unique Relay event on the beach with the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop. This year the Relay event will be held Saturday, April 11 from Noon-8pm on the beach at DiamondHead Beach Resort.

This weekend, Islanders can jump start that Relay support and have a lot of fun at the same time, while getting out on the water. The inaugural Reel’n for Relay Fishing Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 28 and there’s still space for a few more fishing teams!