Monday, December 5, 2016

Life on Fort Myers Beach

Life on Fort Myers Beach 

TOP NEWS

Image result for estero blvd fort myers beachEstero Blvd. Construction Update
Estero Boulevard reconstruction reached its first milestone with the basic completion of the initial segment from Crescent Street to Miramar Avenue, with everyone enjoying the new 9-foot, extra-wide sidewalks. Almost all of Estero Boulevard from Times Square to Lovers Lane is complete. TECO Gas is done with gas main installations, as is the sanitary sewer force main work. Crews finished the roadway from the Lani Kai Island Resort to near Miramar Avenue, and curb and 9-foot wide sidewalks are complete on the bay side from Crescent to near Miramar Streets, and on the beach side from near Avenue C to near Miramar. Workers regraded, rebuilt, and paved the northbound and southbound travel lanes, and finished the center lane storm drain, pervious pavers and the final paving. Get the full story here


HOLIDAY FUN ON THE ISLAND

DECEMBER 10th
 
SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Join Fort Myers Beach firefighters who will prepare breakfast for this popular holiday fundraiser for the Beach Kids Foundation. 7:30-10:30am, Clubhouse at Red Coconut RV Park.
 
ART DIVINE HOLIDAY ART SALE
Looking for some great local art for under $150? The Fort Myers Beach Art Association’s annual holiday sale begins on December 10th at the FMBAA’s gallery on the corner of Shell Mound and Donora and runs through January 12. There will be a variety of pieces available – both framed and unframed, including some of their popular minis. What a great way to purchase original art at reasonable prices! Gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-3pm. 239-463-3909.
 
DECEMBER 11th

HOLIDAY BAKE SALE
 
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From 8-11am, check out all the baked goods and tasty treats at Bayside Estates’ Recreation Hall in Bayside Estates. The Bayside Socialites sponsor this event and is an organization that contributes both time and money to charitable organizations in the community.

A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
The joy of the season will resonate throughout the sanctuary on Sunday, December 11th at 6:15pm as The Village Church Choir, the Celebration Ringers and the Southwest Florida Festival Orchestra present ‘A Christmas Celebration.’ This festive program will feature Hal Hopson’s classic arrangements interwoven through a service of lessons and carols celebrating the joy of the season. Held at the Village Church, Shell Point Retirement Community. Parking at The Springs, 13901 Shell Point Plaza, Fort Myers. Tickets $10 + service fee. Shellpont.org or call 239-454-2147.
 
DECEMBER 12th
 
HOLIDAY POPS
No snow? No problem! Celebrate the holiday spirit of tropical Southwest Florida with the Southwest Florida Symphony, led by Music Director Nir Kabaretti. This festive Holidays in Paradise program will highlight pops and classical selections that celebrate this special time of year. 7:30pm at Shell Point Village Church. Tickets $36.shellpoint.org 239-454-2067
 
DECEMBER 14th

DRAMA OF DECEMBER
Join the Global Outreach Women’s Ministries group of The Village Church at Shell Point for a free Christmas-themed drama and student choir event. Refreshments will be served. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Village Church Sanctuary, Call (239) 454-2147 for questions and to RSVP.

DECEMBER 17th
 
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
There’s nothing like a children’s choir singing Christmas carols, is there? Those sweet young voices paired with smiling little faces…The Community Christmas Celebration will bring the Lehigh Acres Children’s Choir to Santini Marina Plaza on Saturday, December 17th to share Christmas music with those who attend this annual holiday celebration. The Island’s favorite karaoke DJ, Brenda Berringer will host Holiday Karaoke from 10am-2pm, with the Children’s Choir performing at 11am. Step up to the microphone and share your version of your favorite holiday classic! The Artisan and Fresh Market will be open with 30+ creative artisans offering unique hand-made gift ideas to complete your Christmas shopping, plus fresh fruits and veggies. Please consider an optional donation of a new, unwrapped teddy bear for the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Drop it at the Fish Tale tent. For more information call Bonnie: 239-443-8810
 
DECEMBER 21st

WRAPPING PARTY
All the toys donated and bought from the Beach Kids’ Foundation’s fundraisers will be wrapped at a special party that begins at 5pm and continues until all the gifts are wrapped. Meet at the Clubhouse at Red Coconut RV Park. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided by firefighters from the FMB Fire Control District.


FEATURED PROPERTY

285 Albatross Street
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Fort Myers Beach Boaters Paradise in Fairview Isles. Great Bay views, 3 bedrooms 3 baths with loft that could be 4th bedroom. 2 full car garage with bathroom. Home has been completely upgraded through out including updated windows, AC, bathrooms, and All stainless kitchen. Great dock and lift. Classic Florida charm that shows pride of ownership, painted in a soft beachy palette with spacious open floor plan. with views to bay from every room. Boating is less than 50 feet to bay, and then straight out to gulf. Fairview Isles has a nearby White Beach access. Home sold with Pontoon boat that is on the lift, and a one year Home Protection Plan By American Home Shield. CLICK HERE for more details. 




Phillip Babcock
 
  
Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Life on Fort Myers Beach


TOP NEWS

Divided Council Approves New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Image result for fireworksThe rock band Genesis released its seminal album, “And Then There Were Three,” to recognize that its former 5-person group only had three remaining members. Fort Myers Beach Town Council underwent a similar experience during its November 21 evening session, with only three members left in attendance by the end of its contentious meeting marked by a series of split votes. The final agenda item was whether the Town would provide funds for security, staff, and fire services for the New Year’s Eve and 4th of July festivities including fireworks paid for with private money. Just prior to this, Vice Mayor Summer Stockton, in her last meeting before her previously-announced November 30 resignation for personal reasons, cut her career short by abruptly exiting. As several Council members expressed that she should come back to see them, Stockton commented that “I think it will be a while!” CLICK HERE to read more.

Great Outdoor Adventure Day
Lovers Key State Park will host the Annual Great Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10am-3pm, at the Kayak Launch/ Picnic Area of the park. Food, touch tanks, children’s activities, as well as Ranger-led programs will highlight the fun-filled day geared towards encouraging participants to recreate responsibly while enjoying the park’s unique habitats and wide variety of wildlife. Rangers and volunteers will offer opportunities to see the park through programs such as guided kayak tours, walking nature tours, bike tours (bike and helmets provided), geo-caching, fishing clinics, and more! Exhibitors will include local environmental organizations, as well as outdoor equipment and healthy lifestyle vendors. Great Door Prizes will be given away throughout the event. Make sure to check out one of the exciting paddle boarding clinics for kids, beginners and advanced paddlers! CLICK HERE for full details.

Funding The Past’s Future: Mound House Fundraiser December 3rd
The iconic Mound House kicks off The Holidays with “The Taste of Christmas” Friends of the Mound House Luncheon at the South Beach Grille at Santini Plaza on Saturday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m. The “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” affair is $50 per person with a silent auction, live entertainment, Reindeer Raffle, cash bar, and surprise hat boxes. “This is our second annual Holiday fundraiser, although I don’t know that we officially call it that,” says Mound House Museum director Alison Giesen with a laugh! “It is such a festive afternoon. Jo and Mark List are the entertainment and they are always great. It is our largest fundraiser, with proceeds from terrific silent auction items helping to benefit the marketing and development of Mound House educational programming. Our events must constantly update and become more interactive to benefit everyone – students, residents, and visitors – to effectively educate our audience.” CLICK HERE for full details. 


reFRESH FMBeach Update
Contractors for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Lee County are installing new water main, and sanitary sewer force main, storm drainage, sidewalk and rebuilding roadway on Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Madera Road. Two travel lanes are expected to remain open the majority of the project; however, motorists may experience daytime and nighttime one-lane traffic on Estero Boulevard. Flaggers will alternate traffic frequently, but motorists should expect delays. Crews are expected to work Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. Construction will be year-round. This schedule may change due to underground conditions and inclement weather. For the latest information and traffic updates CLICK HERE


FARMER'S MARKETS

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SANTINI FRESH MARKET
Tuesday 9am-1pm, Santini Marina Plaza.

BEACH BAPTIST FARMER’S MARKET
Wednesday 9am-2pm, Beach Baptist Parking
Lot.

MOUND HOUSE ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY
9am-3pm Guided Museum Tours $5 + admission. 10am-Settlers
on the Shells. Tour with Education Coordinator, Penny Jarrett
to explore one of the area’s most unique sites. Discover the property’s
eclectic history starting he the Calusa Indians who settled here 2,000 years ago. 239-765-0865. 


FEATURED PROPERTY

7845 Estero Blvd 
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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On Fort Myers Beach Welcome to the Seahorse Cottage! Classic Florida charm and pride of ownership best describes this tranquil island home less then 2 block walk to the white sandy beach. Painted in a soft, beachy palette the spacious open floor plan leads you through french doors to your own private tropical secret garden. Beautiful bamboo flooring, crown molding, a modern master bath, and many other updates enhance the casual atmosphere of this home. With room for a pool. Located at south end of Island makes for easy off and on. Great as your own island retreat or generate income through weekly rentals. CLICK HERE for more details or to schedule a private showing.  



Phillip Babcock
  
Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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