Monday, March 20, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Voting News, The Voice and Fun Events


LIFE ON FORT MYERS BEACH



Poll: Beach Voters Looking for Change
Fort Myers Beach voters overwhelmingly support downtown redevelopment including Times Square revitalization, completion of the Estero Blvd stormwater project, Bay Oaks and updating the Comprehensive Plan according to a recent poll of beach voters. In late February a live telephone survey of 276 Fort Myers Beach registered voters was conducted by Civility Management, LLC of Orlando on behalf of the Estero Island Taxpayers Association (EITA). Voters were identified by using the Florida Vote File provided by the Florida Division of Elections. Only voters with telephone numbers in Fort Myers Beach precincts were selected. Executive Director of the EITA Beverley Milligan shared the poll data and preliminary conclusion that the EITA was on the right track.  FULL STORY 


Our Very Own Fort Myers Beach STAR
Sheena Chosen for The Voice, Joins Team Adam
Local singer Sheena Brook was selected to compete on NBC’s The Voice Tuesday night. She joined Team Adam Levine. A local favorite, Sheena has been performing on the beach for several years. She participated in the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest the past two years and has most recently been singing at the Salty Crab on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday nights and at the Sunset Beach Grill in Time Square Islanders have been watching for Brook’s turn on the show’s Blind Auditions since February 28th when the 2017 season began. Once the four judges have complete teams, battle rounds begin. Battle rounds are scheduled for March 20, 21, 27 and 28 on NBC. Follow the competition on NBC TV and by downloading The Voice app. Check the Sand Paper next week for an interview with Sheena and a look behind the scenes. The show’s format features five stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, followed by the battle rounds, the knockouts, the live playoffs and, finally, the live performance shows.  FULL STORY


Chamber Hears reFRESH Estero Update
Technical Difficulties & Full Speed Ahead
“I heard the song, ‘Bad Day,’ on my way here this morning,” said Kaye Molnar, spokesperson for the reFRESH Estero Boulevard Projects to the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Charley’s Boat House on Thursday, March 9. “And now for the first time in 20 years, my PowerPoint doesn’t work! I will donate it to Fish-Tale Marina as a boat anchor!” Despite the technical difficulties, Kaye and a cadre of Estero Boulevard experts discussed the roadway project the old-fashioned way, along with its storm water and related utility components.  FULL STORY


FUN on the ISLAND

Friday, March 24th

FARMERS MARKET
9am-1pm, Health Park Farmer’s Market in The Village Shoppes at the corner of Summerlin & Bass.
 
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GEOCACHING
10:30am, Beach Library. See all the wonderful places geocaching can take you to. Roger and Jean Primus who have been geocaching for 9 years and have over 9,000 finds will talk about geocaching and their trip and finds in the Hawaiian Islands and beyond.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with High Tide.
 
MEMORY MAKERS BIG BAND
7pm, Chapel by the Sea Silver Hall. This 19 piece traditional Big Band concentrates on Big Band dance music from the 1920’s through today. All members are volunteers and the Band operates as non-profit with excess proceed gong to music education charities each year. $5 suggested donation at the door. 


Saturday, March 25th

BOOK SALE
9am-12:30pm, Beach Library. Giant book sale, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, in the parking garage. Minimal prices and lots to select from on the tables.
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STUDENT ART SHOW
10am-3pm, Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery, 3030 Shell Mound, FMB. Mar 25-29. Enjoy the artwork of creative local students. Reception will be held Mar 26 from 3-5pm. Free admission. www.fortmyersbeachart.com 239-463-3909

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with Remedy.
 
ROBIN SPIELBERG
8pm, Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Enjoy this concert by one of America’s most beloved pianist-composers. This Steinway artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with compelling melodies for over 20 years. Tickets from $25. 239-495-8989. artcenterbonita.org


Sunday, March 26th

STUDENT ART SHOW RECEPTION 
3-5pm, FMB Art Association Gallery. All are welcome for this Student Scholarship Awards Reception featuring local student artists. 3030 Shell Mound, FMB. www.fortmyersbeachart.com 239-463-3909.



FEATURED PROPERTIES

Slide 1Home of the Month 3 Years running! Beautiful Lake Views from your spacious screened outdoor living area and a beautiful, private & serene view across the street from your screened vestibule. Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath home w/ 2 car attached garage, in residence laundry room, spacious great room with vaulted ceilings and sliders to lanai, Kitchen updated 2016 with granite counter tops, soft close drawers, hardwood floors, and Stainless Steel appliances! Dining area in great room, breakfast bar, and breakfast room off kitchen overlooking manicured yard and wooded area across the street. Master bath has separate shower, jetted garden tub, and dual sink vanity. Tile Roof, Security, Sprinklers, Community Pool, Spa & Fitness Center! Located in the popular Daniels Pkwy Corridor with easy access to RSW airport, Twins & Red Sox stadiums, I-75, shopping, restaurants, and more.



Slide 1Deep Water Quick Direct Gulf access, no bridges. Wide open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, skylights, over sized rooms, huge eat-in kitchen and full width balcony w/ modern cable rail overlooking salt water canal. Climate controlled, professionally designed wine cellar, Large master bedroom with double french doors opening to balcony for beautiful sunrise views. Master bath (completed 2017) with dual vanities, large glass shower, & contemporary soaking tub. Lower level includes large 4th bedroom - extra large office/den w/ double french doors to patio - media room - and huge game room that walks out to salt water pool and your very own private beach! This beautiful nearly 8000 sq ft home located on the deepest water gulf access canal includes large 3 car garage w/ electric hook up to accommodate your RV or Tesla. Also included is spa and 2 Sea-Doo wave runners on their own floating dock. Additional floating dock accommodates up to 60' yacht with full 30-50 amp electric. This attractive home or investment property has it all!



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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fort Myers Beach News, St. Patty's Day Events & Featured Properties


TOP NEWS

TPI Releases Latest Project Info for Downtown Redevelopment
In an email to members of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council on Monday, March 6, 2017, Tom Torgerson of TPI Hospitality, Inc, provided illustrations of their latest proposed downtown redevelopment project, this time without the use of the Lee County-owned Seafarer’s property. Dubbed “Alternate Plan w/o County Land Swap” the plans were also made public on the TPI website, www.TPI-FMB.com. In the latest proposal, the “hotel takes the shape of an “A” with the open end fronting Estero Blvd., heavily landscaped. Most of the hotel bayside structure along Estero is one story and an open landscaped terrace.” The bayside hotel pool and a number of hotel rooms are missing from the latest plan when compared to the plan that included the Seafarer’s parcel. In his email, TPI CEO and Board Chairman Tom Torgerson indicated that the property would have about 20% less square footage than the previous plan including Seafarer’s property.  FULL STORY


FUN on Fort Myers Beach



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St. Patrick’s Day
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 
10am, parade begins in Santini Plaza and marches to the Church of the Ascension. Pre-party begins in Santini at 8am. That section of Estero Boulevard will be closed from 9:45am until 10:45am. Register for parade by calling Ray 239-591-8803. Donation requested to cover expenses.
 
FARMERS MARKET
9am-1pm, Health Park Farmer’s Market in The Village Shoppes at the corner of Summerlin & Bass.


Saturday, March 18th

BOATING CLASSLOCAL CHARTS
8:15am, San Carlos Bay Power Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Blvd. Learn local charts and chart reading. 239-466-4040
 
BLOOMING GOOD GARAGE SALE
8:15am-1:30pm, Fairview Isles, 10 Clearview Blvd. This annual Estero Island Garden Club event supports the charitable efforts of the club including Beach School projects, summer camp and gardens at Bay Oaks, Time Square and Town Welcome signs. This triple-play event has something for everyone. Holiday d├ęcor, jewelry, books and more. Help them make FMB bloom!

BIKE NIGHT 
5-9pm, Bootleggers BBQ. Motorcycle games, live music, prizes & games.
 
Image result for st patty's daySUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with Relentless Fire.
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER & DANCE
5:30pm, Church of the Ascension Parish Hall. The Knights of Columbus will host a St. Patrick’s Dinner & Dance with music by Side-by-Side for your listening and dancing pleasure. Tickets $25 available at the gazebo after the weekend Masses, at the door or by calling Dennis at 239-440-5511. 


Sunday, March 19th

ART BAZAAR
9am-3pm, Santini Marina Plaza, 7205 Estero Blvd.  Amazing display and sale of beautiful art by local artists to support the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Scholarship Fund. 239-463-3909  


FEATURED PROPERTIES

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This Bay home has it all, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, with den/office. Best Bay location on the Island, tall ceilings, special private sand beach, 2 boat docks. This home has been completely remodeled in the past 5 years, new roof, new impact windows, doors, 2 AC, sea wall, whole house generator, pool, pool cage, both docks and lifts, and outdoor kitchen. Great indoor Stainless kitchen with wine and beverage coolers in Butler Pantry. Lower your boat into the bay 3 minutes to the Big Carlos Pass bridge, (draw bridge if needed) and on to the Gulf. The views are outstanding. Located at the South End of Fort Myers Beach, quick on/off Island to Bonita and Naples. 


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TOP FLOOR Fort Myers Beach gulf view unit located steps to the white sandy beach! Multiple gulf views from your top floor balcony, galley kitchen window, and front entry. Two bedrooms and two Full Baths split bedroom floor plan gives you double master suites. This beach side condo comes turnkey furnished with new hot water heater and upgraded windows. Also comes with a 1-year home protection plan. This beach condo is all about the view and location!




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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