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Issue 637 Delete 04/25/2013 at 4:04pm

PTO's Annual Golf TournamentFor Our Beach Kids

As the island’s elementary students complete FCAT and prepare for the last month of school, parents and teachers are gearing up for the once-a-year fundraiser. The precursor to the Beach Elementary PTO’s annual golf tournament is a party and silent auction at Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Ugly’s Upstairs, this Saturday, April 27th from 1 to 5 p.m.

"The PTO does one fundraiser per year and we do it right!” said event organizer Ginger Weber. >

Issue 636 Delete 04/18/2013 at 4:25pm

2013 Film Festival LogoStardust On the Beach

Lights, camera, action! The 7th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival begins next Thursday, April 25th! From one end of the island to the other, the whole town will be coated with a bit of Hollywood stardust for those four days and, while a complete list of the actual stars who will be coming to our emerald shores was not available at press time, we can tell you that Sal Richards, co-star of last year's Film Festival winning film, 'Crackers', will be here for the event, as well as JoMarie Payton, star of the hit television show 'Family Matters'. Payton will be serving as Master of Ceremonies alongside Elizabeth D'Onofrio.

Issue 635 Delete 04/11/2013 at 5:20pm

FrackingFracking in South Florida
An Uncertain Future

Fracking. To many here in southwest Florida, the word sounds like something out of a Star Trek episode. But the true meaning is much more controversial, as many in other parts of the country have discovered and what we here - living so far in blissful ignorance - are likely about to find out.

Fracking is technically called ‘hydraulic fracturing’ and involves extracting previously unavailable reserves of oil and natural gas (methane) by injecting the surrounding rock with a mixture of water, sand and chemicals at high pressure.

Issue 634 Delete 04/04/2013 at 5:36pm

Ray JudahJudah Discusses Super PAC’s
with Move to Amend

The reach of corporate cash and super PAC’s into local elections was the topic that brought several dozen people out to hear from local candidates who believe that their bid for office was sabotaged by the strong arm of big money.

Independent political action committees (PAC’s) are able to raise millions of dollars while camouflaging the money’s origins and often, the people behind the money.