Volume 18, Number 14 By Islanders, For Islanders Fort Myers Beach, Florida April 6th, 2018 FREE FortMyersBeach.news Super Bowl MondayCouncil to Deliberate TPI-FMB April 9By Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org Contd pg.7 An aerial view of proposed TPI-FMB project.TPI-FMB Meets The VOICEBACA Hosts Cordial Forum John Gucciardo, spokesman for TPI-FMB, summarizes the TPI-FMB project. Photos by Gary Mooney.By Gary Mooney email@example.com Contd pg.12 By Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org New Sheriff in TownHerterick New West District CaptainContd pg.18 Fort Myers Miracle Begins 2018 SeasonBy Gary Mooney email@example.com Contd pg.29
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Page 3 LETTERS to the EDITOR MAKE IT SIMPLE vote. Our crystal ball is a bit hazy, but the vote will be held long before the next election.BRING BACK GOOD OLD DAYS A GUY NAMED CHUCK Editors note: The Island Sand Paper recently received a letter from Chuck Myron of North Naples just as other area newspapers did. We did not print the letter because it was written by an employee of CONRIC PR & Marketing, in the TPI-FMB decision and he did not disclose this connection. He is CONRICs Communications Editor. We felt his letter had an undisclosed of FMB included and received no reply. CONRIC President Connie RamosWilliams told us that Myrons letter criticizing the TPI-FMB project was his Letters contd pg.6
Page 4 Beach Botanyby Jim Rodwell SEASHORE DROPSEED By Roger Dejarlais Roger Desjarlais is Lee County Manager.Guest Commentary: Lee County Irma Response
Page 5 Guest Commentary: Seeing the Light By Jay Light Guest Commentary: Voice Doesnt Speak for Community Contd on pg.8
Page 6 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.net GPS Coordinates: 263.41 N 15.18 W Over the bridge to Fort Myers Beach take rst right and right again. Head straight to Nervous Nellies! Everything is better on the waterfront GREAT ATMOSPHERE, LIVE MUSIC AND, OOH WHAT WONDERFUL, DELECTABLE CUISINE! LETTERS to the EDITOR, Contd from pg.3 GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY RULES OF THE GAME KEEP FORT MYERS BEACH CORRECTION:
Page 7 THERES ONLY YOU & ME & WE JUST DISAGREE RESOLUTION OR ORDINANCE Council to Deliberate TPI-FMB April 9, Contd from pg.1Contd pg.8
Page 8 WILL THEY OR WONT THEY? Council to Deliberate TPI-FMB April 9, Contd from pg.7Voice Doesnt Speak for Community, Contd frpm pg.5
Page 9 Your Hometown Newspaper for over 17 years Missy Layeld, Editor Editor@fortmyersbeach.newsA vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with. Tennessee Williams Mike Buster Circulation Manager c/o Info@fortmyersbeach.newsNothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. William Van Horne Mark List, Production ManagerProduction@fortmyersbeach.newsI catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so its not a waste of time. Martha Stewart Sarah List, Photographerinfo@fortmyersbeach.newsThe most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed. Sebastian R. N. Chamfort Sandy Sandness, Advertisinginfo@fortmyersbeach.newsI am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May AlcottThe Island Sand PaperAn independently owned and operated island newspaper. FAX E-Mail Info@fortmyersbeach.news WEBSITE fortmyersbeach.news SUBMISSIONS POLICY Signed letters up to 300 words are welcome. All letters should be the original work of the author & include a phone number for verication. No pseudonyms. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, brevity, accuracy, good taste and to prevent libel. No attacks on private individuals or letter writing campaigns, please. Repetitive letters from the same individual on the same subject will not be printed. We will publish a maximum of two letters from the same individual every 30 days. Submissions over 300 words will be considered for Guest Opinion publication.DEADLINE FOR LETTER SUBMISSION IS NOON WEDNESDAY. e Island Sand Paper encourages all Islanders to submit original articles and photos. Publication is based on space and takes into account relevance and quality. e Sand Paper uses artistic license for humor and to amuse its readers. Nothing contained in this paper is intended to embarrass or oend anyone. No parts of this newspaper may be copied or reproduced without the written permission of e Island Sand Paper. Editorial Bob Layeld, Publisher Publisher@fortmyersbeach.newsThe greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot Gary Mooney Lead Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgMan is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature. Samuel ButlerOFFICE HOURS Subject to change due to story assignments. CALL TO BE SURE! THIS IS IT
Page 10 email@example.com FIRE INSPECTORS Additional Fire Inspectors Needed FMB Fire District
Page 11 By Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org THE NUMBERS GAME Lifestyles to A Better Brain! Duncan Offers BOSS Valuable TipsThe BOSS lunch group listens to Angel Duncans Lifestyles to a Better Brain program. Photo by Gary Mooney.
Page 12 GRAND CANYON GREAT WALL TPI-FMB Meets The VOICE BACA Hosts Cordial Forum, Contd from pg.1
Page 13 VIEW POINTS By Bob Franken (c) 2018 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.THE TEENAGE DEMAGOGUESBy Rich Lowry Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2018 by King Features Synd., Inc.
Page 14 PASSING LIKE A STONE TPI-FMB Meets The VOICE BACA Hosts Cordial Forum, Contd from pg.12
Page 15 Mound House Fun Coming up Next Week Family Adventures Tour: Mangroves by Kayak: Sunset Kayak Tour Mangroves by Kayak: Family Fun Kayak Tour: Get a close up look at back bay wildlife on a kayak tour.
Page 17 PTSD Coverage for First Responders Senate Bill 376 Signed Photo credit: Sonyae,123rf.com
Page 18 SPRING BREAK BEST & SAFEST Herterick New West District Captain, Contd from pg.1Captain Matt Herterick is the new West District Commander for the Lee County Photo provided.
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Page 23 Not in My Front YardConnecticut St. Residents Object to Sidewalk Plan email@example.com ESTERO TO MOUND HOUSE SIDEWALK When Contd pg.25 Town Public Works Manager Chelsea ORiley and Faller Davis Project manager Mark Bayer speak to Connecticut Street residents.
Page 24 The Coveted Green Jacket! FMB Chamber Hosts Mini-Masters April 19By Gary Mooney Gary@fortmyersbeach.news Participants in last years MiniMasters Golf Tournament enjoyed the competition and 19th hole at Pinchers. Photo provided by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Page 25 Not in My Front Yard Connecticut St. Residents Object to Sidewalk Plan, Contd from pg.23 Residents of Connecticut Street discuss the right-of-way map for the street. Preliminary right-of-way map for Connecticut
Page 26 CRUISER APPRECIATION DAY STUDENT ART SHOW DELMAR FIRE FUND BEACH LUAU LUNCH & LEARN SPAGHETTI DINNER BEACH KIDS SCHOLARSHIPS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION LIONS SCHOLARSHIPS A Publication of FortMyersBeach.news A Daily Guide to Fun on the Beach FREEApril 2018
Page 27 BONSAI LOST & FOUND MINI-MASTERS GOLF LOCAL ARTIST SHOWCASE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP MUSIC ON THE MOUND
Page 28 CATHIE LEWIS, REALTOR
Page 29 The Print Shop Ink 1661 Estero Blvd., Suite 3 Free Parking or Key Estero Shop Customers 239-463-7744 | PrintShopFMB@gmail.comNow printing wide format up to 36 inches! Blueprints Back Light Signs Yard Signs Banners and more.....6:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. M F Fort Myers Miracle Begins 2018 Season, Contd from pg.1 THE NEW SKIPPER Ramon Borrega is the new Fort Myers Miracle manager. Photos by Gary Mooney. Miracle starting pitcher Brady Anderson played collegiately at FGCU
Page 30 Voice of FMB
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Page 33 Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloons?! Charley ponders his fate as his body will soon be a chalk line model. Yes, we are the matriculators in higher education, hoping to one day change the world. Now watch this.. Balloon bondage gone wrong.. I should have used waaaayyyy more balloons! This is gonna hurt.
Page 35 Kiwanis Club Donates World Atlases to Students Dining Discount Books Available Now Heights Elementary students dive into their new World Atlas books after receiving them from the Kiwanis Gateway to the Islands Club. Photo provided.
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