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Issue-733 Delete 5 hours ago

Heather LodovicoCoach Lodovico Wins Golden Coconut

Last Friday, Beach Elementary School Coach Heather Lodovico was awarded the 19th Golden Coconut Award from the Beach Kids Foundation. The ceremony featured members of the Foundation, Principal Larry Wood, the school's tireless staff and the entire student body from the kindergarten through fifth-grade classes.

Linda Beasley and Fran Myers presented the award to Lodovico, who has been employed at the school since 2012. A native of Bristol, Connecticut, she has a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University where she was on the Dean's List and was a Division 1 soccer player. She is currently working on her Master's Degree at the University of South Florida and on a music degree as well.

Issue-732 Delete 1 week ago, 02/19/2015 at 3:21pm

Town HallTown to Purchase Town Hall Building

At their meeting on Tuesday night, the Town Council of Fort Myers Beach directed Town Manager Don Stilwell and staff to go ahead with plans to purchase the building housing Town Hall at 2523 Estero Boulevard. If the purchase is successful, this will be a huge step for our little community and the positive result of years of negotiations between staff and the owners of the leasing company that owns the former Bank of America building - efforts that were taken up with enthusiasm by Stilwell once he came on board as manager a year ago.

"The Town has been paying rent for the space behind the former Bank of America building since incorporation 19 years ago,” Stilwell told us on Wednesday. "We have been paying approximately $10,000/month for this space, and that price is set to go up on May 1st.”

Issue-731 Delete 2 weeks ago, 02/12/2015 at 2:53pm

LPALPA Honors Shamp Begins
Work on Post-Disaster Ordinance

Joanne Shamp, long-time LPA member, was honored by the Local Planning Agency (LPA) at their Tuesday, February 10, 2015 meeting with a Resolution proposed by Chair Hank Zuba. Mentioning her 7 years of exemplary service on the LPA, including time as Chair and Vice-Chair, plus her service as Chair of the Historic Preservation Board (HPB), he acknowledged her "unparalleled knowledge of the Comp Plan.”The Resolution concluded:

"Ms. Shamp exemplifies what citizen participation in government should be: humble, honest, informed and motivated only by making Fort Myers Beach better for her presence.”

Issue-730 Delete 3 weeks ago, 02/05/2015 at 4:04pm

Shrimp Festival GearShrimp Festival Features
Two New Events

The Shrimp Festival is only a month away and the Beach Lions have been working hard to make this years 57th Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival the best one yet! Theyre introducing two new events – a 5K Shrimp Run just before the parade on Saturday morning, March 14th and a Shrimp Eating Championship on Sunday afternoon March 15th!

5K Shrimp Run Returns

The Fort Myers Beach Lions 5K Shrimp Festival Run is back and runners are excited about the return of this very popular event. The race is sponsored by Cypress Lake High School Athletic Booster Club and Cypress Lake High School.