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New Park to Be Named “Crescent Beach Family Park” Delete 05/31/2011 at 4:08pm

New Park to Be Named "Crescent Beach Family Park”

It’s official – the name of Fort Myers Beach’s newest park is Crescent Beach Family Park. At their regular meeting this morning, the Board of Lee County Commissioners deliberated over the names chosen by the Town Council and consulted with Barbara Manzo of Lee County Parks and Recreation before agreeing 3-2 to the new name.

Vice Mayor Bob Raymond and islander Betty Simpson – who serves on the Community Advisory Boards for both the Town and the county, addressed the BoCC before the vote – Simpson during public comment, and Raymond when asked to by Commission Chairman Frank Mann.

FMB to Hold Sand Sculpting World Championships Delete 05/27/2011 at 2:31pm
Sand Sculpting World Championships
Fort Myers Beach to Hold
Sand Sculpting World Championships

Fans of sand sculpting will get a special treat this fall as our emerald shores are going to play host to two events in November, one of which is going to be the World Championship event for 2011!

First, from Novermber 2-6, will be the American Sand Sculpting Championship, hosted by the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Council Discusses Budget Delete 05/16/2011 at 4:18pm

Council Discusses Budget

Town Financial Officer Evelyn Wicks reported that the Town’s budget is on track at a Monday morning workshop held by the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach. Council members also discussed their desire for public input on an upcoming rates study for the water utility and listened to a presentation on the responsibilities of the Department of Finance.

First, Town Manager Terry Stewart brought the council up to speed on what’s going on with the Local Planning Agency and alcohol permits on the beach.

Name That Park! Delete 05/03/2011 at 4:17pm

Name That Park!

Do you have an idea for a name for the new park across from Seafarer’s? Town officials would like to hear from you! At Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Larry Kiker reported on the progress of the new park, saying that the permitting from the DEP that will allow the county to cap the seawall had came through, and that the Town’s permit had came through on the same day, so the park will be finished soon.