Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fun Events and Top News Stories


Water Pollution Deemed Critical Problem
 
The message was loud and clear from three members of the Florida Coastal and Oceans Coalition at an open public forum at Pink Shell Resort last Wednesday -one that was attended by approximately only 30 people. High flow regulatory freshwater releases discharged from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers are damaging our coastal habitats and water quality to the point where the action will negatively affect not only our ecology but our economy, tourism industry and eventually our health in a devastating way. The problem is cited as water management, and there is not enough storage space during the rainy season.


 Pirates!!!!!!

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.
Read more -  http://www.islandsandpaper.com/issue-659.aspx


Water Woes: News From the Water Front

After a drier than normal August, September has been a soaker - dumping rainfall that is 40% higher than average for this time of year. That, of course, has caused our summer-long water woes to continue as last week the Army Corps of Engineers once more increased releases from bloated Lake Okeechobee - now back up to a dike-threatening 15.9 feet and rising. Read more- http://www.islandsandpaper.com/water-woes.aspx



Check out these great events happening all month long on fort Myers Beach!!!




FORT MYERS BEACH COMMUNITY POOL
2600 Oak Street. 
Open MO,WE, FR & SA 10am-6pm; SU Noon-6pm. 
Closed TU & TH. 
Call 463-5759
 



FORT MYERS BEACH ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY
  Summer hours-open WE and TH from    9am-Noon, until Oct 15 when they will be  open from MO -SA 10am-3pm and SU Noon-  3pm. Members show opens Oct.17 and runs  through Nov. 1. Located at Donora and Shell
Mound. 463-3909. 





BAY OAKS RECREATIONAL CAMPUS
Membership is free for all island residents. 
Open MO-SA with activities for individuals and families. See Bay Oaks or pick up a newsletter for a full schedule. 239-765-4222.
HISTORIC COTTAGE
Island museum located at 161 Bay Rd, at the entrance to 
Matanzas Pass Preserve, houses a collection of artifacts, photos and
memorabilia of life on Estero Island. Open WE and SA 10am-Noon.

MOUND HOUSE
Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on a 2,000 year old
Calusa Indian Mound. Hours are TU, WE and SA from 10am-2pm.
Last tour leaves at 1:30pm

 
FORT MYERS BEACH LIBRARY
Books, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, Lots to see and do. Visitor card available. Summer Hours: MO & WE, 9am-6pm; TU, TH & FR 9am-5pm; SA 9am-1pm.


BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATER
'Bert & Me' playing until Oct 5.
“Cats” opens Oct 10 and runs through Nov 22.
"You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up" runs through Nov 2. 
"How I Became a Pirate" is in the Children's Theater Oct 25, 27 & 29. 
1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. 
For tickets, times and information, call 239-278-4422





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Water pollution deemed critical problem

October 2, 2013
By BOB PETCHER (rpetcher@breezenewspapers.com) , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer
The message was loud and clear from three members of the Florida Coastal and Oceans Coalition at an open public forum at Pink Shell Resort last Wednesday -one that was attended by approximately only 30 people.
High flow regulatory freshwater releases discharged from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers are damaging our coastal habitats and water quality to the point where the action will negatively affect not only our ecology but our economy, tourism industry and eventually our health in a devastating way. The problem is cited as water management, and there is not enough storage space during the rainy season.
- See more at: http://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/523893/Water-pollution-deemed-critical-problem.html?nav=5051#sthash.Wp4ELpBX.dpuf
Water pollution deemed critical problem

Water pollution deemed critical problem

October 2, 2013
By BOB PETCHER (rpetcher@breezenewspapers.com) , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer
The message was loud and clear from three members of the Florida Coastal and Oceans Coalition at an open public forum at Pink Shell Resort last Wednesday -one that was attended by approximately only 30 people.
High flow regulatory freshwater releases discharged from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers are damaging our coastal habitats and water quality to the point where the action will negatively affect not only our ecology but our economy, tourism industry and eventually our health in a devastating way. The problem is cited as water management, and there is not enough storage space during the rainy season.
- See more at: http://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/523893/Water-pollution-deemed-critical-problem.html?nav=5051#sthash.Wp4ELpBX.dpuf

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