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Turtles Harassed Delete 05/31/2012 at 12:48pm

Sea Turtle Warning SignTurtles Harassed
On Fort Myers Beach

On Monday morning, Turtle Time's Eve Haverfield called the Sand Paper with distressing news about how she and her volunteers had discovered evidence that sea turtles had been disturbed while trying to make their nests along the beach. She sent us the following report:

Unfortunately, on six separate occasions recently, sea turtles have been harassed on Fort Myers Beach.

Town Hall Meeting Delete 05/19/2012 at 2:45pm
Commissioner Ray Judah
Hosts Town Hall Meeting
On Future of Seafarers Property

Lee County, FL (May 18, 2012)Commissioner Ray Judah will host a Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the Chapel by the Sea auditorium (Silver Hall) on Fort Myers Beach to discuss the future of the Seafarers property on Estero Boulevard. Lee County staff attending will be Transportation Director David Loveland, Construction & Design Manager Damon Grant and Principal Planner Michael Pavese. Commissioner Judah’s presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Chapel by the Sea is located at 100 Chapel Street in the 2500 block of Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. The Town Hall meeting is open to the public.


Traffic Safety Delete 05/09/2012 at 11:17pm
Traffic SafetyTraffic Safety Committee
Looks at Solutions

The recently formed traffic safety committee held it's second meeting on Tuesday afternoon where they listened to a report from Captain Matt Powell and Lee County Sheriff's Officer James Butler, a presentation from Andrew Cochrane about a successful crosswalk program on Marco Island and ideas for education and awareness from Lt. Ron Martin of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department and resident Marilyn Henkel.

"I've been getting a lot of emails from folks concerned about traffic safety,” said Mayor Larry Kiker, who is serving as chairman of the committee. "It's been great to listen to all the different ideas.”

Captain Powell and Officer James Butler then told the committee about what they discovered in their research into state statutes regarding pedestrians and studies on crosswalks.

Busy Weekend for Beach Little League Delete 05/08/2012 at 5:43pm

Beach Little LeagueBusy Weekend for
Beach Little League

This Saturday a great time to have a great time and take in a ballgame.

Bay Oaks Rec Center will host five big games this Saturday as the Fort Myers Beach Little League season enters its home stretch.

The Beach is fielding nine teams in five different baseball and softball divisions, playing foes from Bonita Springs, San Carlos Park, Lehigh Acres, Alva, Immokalee and LaBelle. Games take place on the fields at Bay Oaks almost nightly between March and June.

This Saturday May 12 is an especially busy day. Things get underway at 9 a.m. on Wade Jenkins Field with the Beach T-ball Cubs and Cardinals squaring off. The little field will see two more Beach teams at 2 p.m. as the Beach Minor (7-11) Dodgers and Rays continue a season-long rivalry.