Friday, May 2, 2014

Top News and Events On Fort Myers Beach

Top News on Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach Residents Fight for Flight Pattern Changes 

There was a setback in the fight to change flight patterns over Fort Myers Beach on Wednesday. The FAA is denying a request for action – even going so far as to say a noise issue fails to exist. “Oh, it gets very loud,” said Tom Merrill who lives on Fort Myers beach, “After a while, you start to get a little bit of a torture treatment.”  Imagine a commercial airliner zooming overhead at 1,600 feet. That’s what Tom Merrill Says he sees and hears every single day at least 100 times a day. When the FAA told Merrill and many others there isn’t a noise problem, you can imagine their disappointment.  To read more:

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Turtle Tango
With the 2014 tourism season in the books now that Easter has passed, sea turtle season starts May 1 and ends Oct. 31. The six-month season allows the annual process of our long-time reptilian friends to swim ashore, nest on dunes and lay between 100-120 eggs following their annual mating custom in Gulf waters. After the eggs incubate for roughly two months, the hatchlings emerge from those nests upon hatching, seek the moon glow as natural light in their pursuit to reach the Gulf and swim for their lives using the Gulf Stream in hopes to reach the Sargasso Sea.  To read more:

Summer Camp Sign-Up Time 
Summertime is just around the corner, and before you know it? Wham! School is out and vacation begins. If you are looking for a fun, well-supervised camping experience for your son or daughter, with perhaps a special interest or skill emphasis, then you have hit the jackpot. There are so many organizations offering various weekly sessions that just about any interest or need can be fulfilled. To make it a bit easier, we have put together a brief overview of some the programs that will take place in our island community this summer. For more info:


2600 Oak Street. Open MO - FR 10am-6pm; SA &
SU Noon-6pm. 463-5759.

Summer hours-open WE and TH from 9am-Noon. Located
at Donora and Shell Mound. 463-3909.

Free membership for all island residents. Open
MO-SA with activities for individuals and families. 239-765-4022.

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 SA10am-Noon.

Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on a 2,000
year old Calusa Indian Mound. Summer Tours are TU, WE and SA from 9am-noon. Last tour leaves at 11:30am

Books, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, 
Lots to see and do. Visitor card available. MO, TU, TH & FR 9am-5pm; WE 9am-7pm; SA 9am-1pm.

For Waterfront Property Sales on Fort Myers Beach: 
Phillip Babcock
Century 21 TriPower Reality 239-994-4572
Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida: 

For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to you will receive 3 recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your property .Receive a Free Home Warranty, value $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000

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