Volume 18, Number 15 By Islanders, For Islanders Fort Myers Beach, Florida April 13th, 2018 FREE FortMyersBeach.news Town Council OKs TPI-FMBMondays MeetingLong Day Ends with Deviations for Property Swap on TableBy Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Town of Both sides decided to sleep on the details and CURVEBALL At the start of the presentations third Tuesdays MeetingITS UNANIMOUS! FMB Council Approves TPI-FMB ProjectBy Gary Mooney email@example.com 9, the Town of Fort Myers By early Tuesday afternoon Contd pg. 6 Contd pg. 7 Audience members thank Town Council following its unanimous TPI-FMB vote.Overarching GoalRestore FMB Arches to Host Two EventsBy Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Myers Beach residents future on the south side of efforts to replace a piece of Thursday, April 19, then has its as the intended entrance to Beach, with children for they withstood the forces of nature, the arches could not underneath it, that the arches were physically in the way and Contd pg. 19 Iconic Topps Grocery to Soon CloseBy Gary Mooney email@example.com MAY I HAVE A P, PLEASE? That association led to the stores Contd pg. 10
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Page 3 LETTERS to the EDITOR Letters contd pg.12 WEEKLY RENTERS IMPORTANT John Tuttle IndianaCOMMUNITY FOUNDATION Fort Myers BeachNO ACRONYMS Larry Cude Fort Myers BeachEditors note: TPI-FMB is not an acronym. It is the name of TPI Hospitalitys Fort Myers Beach project.CRUISER APPRECIATION DAY THANKS Town of Fort Myers Beach
Page 4 Beach Botanyby Jim Rodwell COCO PLUM Concert Series Finale Features Local Artists By Gary Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org er, with the Local Artists Showcase on Thursday, Sheena Brook Jo List The Pearl Street Band The Pearl Street Band, Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts that pro concert April 19th. Photo provided. Jo List, shown here performing with the King Band in March, will be singing at the Friends concert.
Page 5 By Gary Mooney email@example.com with the end of Season, and we The unplanned closure is Bay Oaks Closings Rec Center Renovation; Pool Pump Down Estero Island Garden Club
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! Mondays MeetingLong Day Ends with Deviations for Property Swap on Table, Contd from pg.1 who helped author the Towns FOR & AGAINST island hoteliers or their lawyers and and that he added to the project, Plan and is consistent with our Land On the other side of the resident said that he appreciates SOLD! wondered how the Town would any other property that could offer perpetuity, and no one else would the opportunity to acquire the A packed Town Council Chambers readies to hear the TPI-FMB presentation.
Page 7 Mondays MeetingLong Day Ends, Contd from pg.6 the deed to the Ocean Jewel property, so the Town has control Town Council listens to the TPI-FMB Downtown Redevelopment Proposal. Tuesdays MeetingFMB Council Approves TPI-FMB Project, Contd from pg.1 the process in an adjacent outside way they could further reduce the that you all tell us what you want to THE BERLIN WALL to tie the architects hand, who Council reached a consensus to 10 inches, with four stories and a Contd pg. 8
Page 8 Council then turned its state these out loud, such as those other property that this offers to the Ocean Jewels property to the Town NOT GOING TO PICK YOUR POCKET TODAY County Property Appraiser I dont want you to worry that we of Beach Furniture & Personal DONT YOU LET US DOWN! properly settle issues and prepare out into applause, then each round of applause occurred, with to the dais as one, to offer Council recess, Council concluded routine Tuesdays MeetingFMB Council Approves TPI-FMB Project, Contd from pg.7 Tom Torgerson throws Town Council a Curveball! Photos by Gary Mooney
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Page 10 Myers Beach store, that it was a ideas, especially when they dont GIVE, NOT TAKE always told anyone who needed a Iconic Topps Grocery to Soon Close, Contd from pg.1 22 years Topps Supermarket served the Beach community.
Page 11 VIEW POINTS 2018WINTER CONCERT SERIESPresented by the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the ArtsApril 19 from 7 9 p.m. in the Propeller Lounge at Fish-Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach e Pearl Street Band featuring Bob Williams, Mike McMillan and Bill Veach; Jo List; and Sheena Brook share their talents in this homegrown show.Find out more information about FMB Friends of the Arts and how to purchase tickets by visiting fmbarts.org, connect on Facebook or call (239)463-3600.LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON FINISHES WITH THELocal Artist ShowcaseTickets are $25 and on sale now. THE VACATION DISAPPEARING ACTBy Bob Franken AMAZON ISNT A VILLAINBy Rich Lowry
Page 12 LETTERS to the EDITOR TRAFFIC PATTERN Fort Myers BeachTPI LISTENED TO ISLANDERS Fort Myers Beach Segment 1Crescent Street to Lovers Lane Segment 2Lovers Lane to Strandview Avenue/Publix: Segment 5/6Albatross Street to end of island: Guest CommentaryWhats Happening in District 3?
Page 13 Music & Movie on The Mound! Mound House the Place to Be on Back-to-Back SaturdaysBy Gary Mooney email@example.com The Mound House is the historic and cultural treasure of Fort on Saturday, April 21, and the 2nd for the Town of Fort Myers Beach Store that is open Tuesdays SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! House hosts with the Fort Myers Mound Key Boat Trips, and they are the corner at the Beach Baptist The Mound House is open The Movie on the Mound, a popular part of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, will be held at the Mound House on Saturday, April 28 at sunset.
Page 14 A Walk through Estero Island HistoryDiscover and Preserve Local History: The Estero Island Historic SocietyBy Janet Sailian firstname.lastname@example.org For an island whose history thousands of years, Fort Myers WHAT HAVE WE LOST IN THE SANDS OF TIME? casually destroyed, their contents Traces of the Spanish the iconic stone archway that once on the southern tip of Fort Myers end of the island disappeared in These early eras and concentrated on the northern half To these people, history is FINDING A HOME FOR OUR HISTORY procured land at the entrance to Fort Myers Beach residents Aerial view of Matanzas Pass Preserve on left and Bay Oaks on right. Circa 1950s-1960s. The Historic Cottages, 2005, home of the Estero Island Historic Society.
Page 15 The Estero Island Historic COME BY TO VISIT! Estero Island Historic Society, a DAZZLE YOUR FRIENDS WITH LOCAL LORE! the north end of the island and San ESTERO ISLAND HISTORIC SOCIETY SEEKS CURATOR related to Fort Myers Beach This position is ideal for a retir and Opening of the Historic Cottage in 1997. Pho
Page 16 SPAGHETTI DINNER and Peppers & Onions, Salad, GARDEN CLUB CAR SHOW BUNCHE BEACH BIRDS Bunche Beach, 18201 John Mor TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION MINI-MASTERS GOLF LOCAL ARTIST SHOWCASEThe Fort Myers Beach Friends ries will wrap up the season with GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUPKeep Lee County Beautiful MUSIC ON THE MOUND BONSAIThe Bonsai Society of South FILM FESTIVAL A Publication of FortMyersBeach.news A Daily Guide to Fun on the Beach FREEApril 2018
Page 17 Government Meetings PROTECT OUR TURTLES do their part to protect our nest close the drapes after sunset to MARKET SEASON necticut Apr 29 at Fish Tale Marina, fol the Mound House at sunset on TASTE OF THE BEACH BRIDGE LIONS SCHOLARSHIPSThe Fort Myers Beach Lions are cational educational assistance DONATE BLOOD NOW
Page 19 Restore FMB Arches to Host Two Events, Contd from pg.1 and Main Street on San Carlos and as wide as the current San PHILLIPS STONE MONUMENT the future of the Fort Myers Beach purposely, as the arches are of a to restore the arches without the Transportation, the Town of Fort FAMILY TRADITIONS to restore the Fort Myers Beach As opposed to the archs The Phillips Stone Monument will receive some TLC on April 19. South Fort Myers High School students will plant native landscaping around the Phillips Photos by Gary Mooney.
Page 20 piersidegrill.com | Open Daily 11 a.m. 11 p.m. | Next to the Public Pier Share your food and drink photos with #PierSideEats I went down the street to a 24-hour grocery store. When I got there, the guy was locking the 24 hours. He Said, Yes, but not in a row!
Page 21 Mirror mirror on the wall, greatest mullet of them all. Lets mullet over! I appreciate it honey, but thats not my sandal. My, what a big FISH you have, Mr. Ocean Man!
Page 23 Full CircleBorrego Returns to Field of His YouthBy Gary Mooney email@example.com the Minnesota Twins in the Florida ers nor the Miracle are new to the his 22nd season with the Twins or to the Miracle in 1999 with his play DJ VU ALL OVER AGAIN and all the fans and players went Ramon Borrega in his 1st season as Miracle manager.
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