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Issue 659 Delete 09/26/2013 at 3:52pm

Pirates on FMBPirates Approach

Word has reached the shores of Estero Island that there are pirates approaching from all corners of the globe! Not to worry, though, as these are friendly pirates, with only good times and fun on their minds.

The Pollo Tropical Pirate Fest begins on Friday, October 9th with a Pirate Stroll along Old San Carlos Boulevard and offers fun family events all weekend before closing with a drum circle at the Town Fountain on Sunday evening at 5:15pm.

The Pirate Stroll begins at 6pm Friday.

Issue 658 Delete 09/19/2013 at 4:01pm

Ronn Raszetnik & Susan MaunzCapturing a Community's Resilience

Anyone interested in oral history will be thrilled to know about a new program at the Fort Myers Beach Library that combines reading with digital storytelling and promises to be a great way to preserve islanders' individual histories. Called 'Human Resilience: A Community Story', the program debuted this week under the leadership of Electronic Services Librarian Ronn Raszetnik and Intern Susan Maunz. We met with both of them this week to find out more about the program and to introduce folks to Maunz, who will be working at the Library until she completes her Masters Degree in December.

Issue 657 Delete 09/12/2013 at 4:32pm

Caloosahatchee LocksGood Impressions, Real Concerns

Last week, several of our local business people, among whom were representatives from Charley's Boathouse, Holiday Court, Smokin' Oyster Brewery, Fish Tale Marina, The Holiday Inn, Krusty Pete's, VIP Realty, The Outrigger and Nervous Nellie's, were invited to speak face-to-face with State Senator Elizabeth Benacquisto, State Representative Ray Rodrigues, Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Alan Mandel and Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane about the economic impacts their businesses have sustained as a result of this summer's Lake Okeechobee water releases.

Issue 656 Delete 09/05/2013 at 2:58pm

BenaquistoOfficials Come Together for Water

Mayor Alan Mandel and Pink Shell Marketing Director Ellis Etter invited State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Representative Ray Rodrigues to come to Pink Shell's Gulf-side resort on Thursday morning in response to islander's concerns that Governor Scott did not visit either Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel during his trip to Ft. Myers last week. They were accompanied by County Commission Vice-Chair Larry Kiker, and Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. Also in attendance were Fort Myers Beach Vice-Mayor Joe Kosinski and Councilmembers Dan Andre and Jo List.