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Christmas Spirit Delete 01/08/2014 at 3:50pm

Spirit of ChristmasChristmas Spirit

Caption: Sharon & Jim Jamieson and Lisa and Oscar Bush are ready for the Spirit of the Holidays fundraiser next Tuesday, December 3 from 5-10pm at the American Legion Hall at 899 Buttonwood Dr.


Fifteen years ago, a couple decided that they didn’t need to give each other another frivolous gift. They didn’t really need anything. Many couples reach this point, as they wander store aisles puzzling over what to give their spouse. Sharon and Jim Jamieson came up with a unique solution. They didn’t write a check to some far-off charity, nor did they abandon the idea of Christmas giving all together. They decided that instead of spending on each other, they would select a needy family and buy them gifts.

Beach Elementary Delete 11/06/2013 at 5:35pm

Beach ElementaryA Block Party Worthy of 65 Years!

Many of our readers may be surprised to hear this, but Beach Elementary is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. And in true small town fashion, the school is teaming up with Bay Oaks Recreation Campus, the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas Pass Preserve to put on a shindig worthy of this amazing accomplishment. Called a 'Community Block Party', the event will be held on November 16th from 1-4pm all along Oak Street, and feature arts and crafts vendors, games and rides for the kids, tours of the Preserve and Library and more.

At Beach Elementary, the school is holding an Open House from 1-2pm, and Principal Wood plans to dedicate a new time capsule immediately afterwards.

Fort Myers Beach in a Digital Age Delete 11/06/2013 at 7:42am

Like it or not, Digital Media is here to stay.Never in My Wildest Dreams
Did I See This Coming.

With the launch of iSandPaper, our new mobile web application, this guest editorial by our publisher Bob Layfield bears repeating.

"I can clearly remember the day many years ago when an office equipment salesman stood in my office explaining the future of business communications was going be the fax machine. Being a polite Midwesterner, I did not laugh or toss him to the curb, though my inner self certainly wanted to."