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Issue-754 Delete 6 days ago, 07/23/2015 at 2:05pm

Roger DesjarlaisCounty Manager Gives Two-Year Report

On Wednesday morning, County Manager Roger Desjarlais gave a ‘State of the County’ report to members of the public during a luncheon hosted by the Tiger Bay Club at the Harbourside Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers.

Desjarlais was hired by the County in June 25, 2013 - joining Lee government in a troubled time amidst employee and voter distrust, issues with emergency services, a slowly recovering economy and many more issues, something he touched on at the beginning of his presentation.

Issue-753 Delete 2 weeks ago, 07/16/2015 at 4:38pm

Keith 'Bird Man' LaakkonenOur Bird Man Flies

The Town of Fort Myers Beach will say goodbye to another employee next week, when Environmental Science Coordinator Keith ‘Bird Man’ Laakkonen leaves on July 22nd, bound for a dream job that he plans to keep until his retirement - the Director of the Rookery Bay National Estuary Research Program. The departure will be a bittersweet one for islanders, however, as Keith has worked tirelessly over the last seven years on vital issues like the beach renourishment project, the Town’s Coastal Management Plan and protecting the nests of endangered sea turtles and shorebirds - resulting in him being honored with several prestigious awards for fighting so hard for creatures who cannot fight for themselves.

Issue-752 Delete 3 weeks ago, 07/09/2015 at 4:48pm

Water Line Replacement ProjectWater Line Replacement to Begin
Soon on Estero Blvd

On Monday afternoon, representatives from the groups involved in the Town’s Water Line Replacement Project - called ReFresh Fort Myers Beach - met with residents who live along Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Lover’s Lane as plans to install new water and gas lines down that section of Estero are expected to begin in a couple of weeks.

At the beginning of the meeting, Kaye Molnar of Cella Molnar and Associates - the group responsible for public relations for the project - explained that the water line project will be immediately followed by Phase 1 of Lee County’s Estero Boulevard Replacement Project.

Issue-751 Delete 4 weeks ago, 07/02/2015 at 4:46pm

4th of July ParadeCelebrate Independence Day
in Fort Myers Beach

All over the island, flags are going up, fireworks are being dusted off and there’s excitement in the air, as people get ready for the big Fourth of July celebration this Saturday. There is nothing like the Fourth in a small town, and ours is no exception.

The fun begins in the morning, with a parade resplendent in red, white and blue. Beginning at 10am at the Beach Library, around 50 civic groups, businesses, veterans groups, kids and others with patriotic spirit will make their way to Time Square, where the Town of Fort Myers Beach will be set up throughout the day selling Fourth t-shirts, glow sticks and necklaces and – at 2pm - hosting the 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.