Mosquito Season is Coming - Check Your Yard
Here on Fort Myers Beach, we have lots of seasons: hurricane season, turtle season, stingray season, dry season and snowbird season. While they all have their pros and cons - even hurricanes do some good in that they provide lots of rain and stir up nutrients in the ocean - there is one season that absolutely no one looks forward to - mosquito season. Like it or not, however, with the summer rains and warm temperatures come the pesky little buzzers and since this week - June 22-28 - is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we decided to give folks some tips on how to prevent these 'Swamp Angels' from ruining their summers. Mosquitoes are not just an annoyance, they can be deadly. While mosquito borne illnesses like malaria and yellow fever kill millions each year around the world, in this country those diseases are relatively rare. In the United States, infected mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus and Encephalitis and other diseases posing risks to both humans and animals. Fortunately, the mosquito-borne disease that's been wreaking havoc in the Caribbean lately - chikungunya, or ChikV - has not been seen on our island, and neither has West Nile or Encephalitis. To read more: www.islandsandpaper.com/teaser1.aspx
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Be Aware, Be Safe This Summer
Fort Myers Beach is a wonderful community. We are a small island town filled with folks who look out for each other, take care of each other and who take pride in the fact that they are Islanders. But, especially during the sleepy summer off-season, some seem to forget that we are different from most small towns in that our community also serves as a playground to those who come from far and wide to enjoy our emerald waters and white sandy beach. While the vast majority of our visitors love and respect our island as much as we do, there are some who come over our bridges with darker intentions in mind. Helping our residents and visitors be aware of and protect themselves from these shady characters is the job of Lee County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Specialist Gerald 'Jerry' McNulty, an easygoing deputy who is committed to teaching people how to avoid becoming victims. To read more: http://www.islandsandpaper.com/crime-prevention.aspx
4TH OF JULY PARADE AND FESTIVITIES!
10am, Parade; 2pm, Hot Dog eating contest; Fireworks at sunset. Sponsored by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, there will be fun all day long. The Matanzas Bridge will be
CLOSED at 9am for the parade, which will start at the Beach Library and continue to Time Square. Stick around after the parade for the first annual hot dog eating contest- $10 gets you entered to win $100, a championship trophy and bragging rights. 3 divisions. Just after the sun sets into the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, watch a spectacular fireworks show as our little town celebrates the Fourth in style! For more information call Bay Oaks Recreational Campus at 239-765-4222
4th of July—Island Style
9:30am, FMB Woman’s Club, 175 Sterling Street. Open to
women/men for progressive bridge. Come play bridge and
make some new friends. Two day advance registration required.
SUNSET/FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
6-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with Big Al
& the Fat Cats, 1-5pm and High Tide, 7pm-12am
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
4pm-10pm, Nervous Nellie’s.Rockin’ the docks with the
Steve Tucci Band and special guest!
Saturday, July 5th
MOUND HOUSE TOURS
9am-noon, Mound House.
7:30pm, Quaker State 400. Hoosiers in Paradise
5-10pm. Time Square. Live music with Railhead, food and fun! 10pm-1am, New Moon Rise Celebration
Century 21 TriPower Reality 239-994-4572
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