Monday, October 10, 2016

Life on Fort Myers Beach

Town Drops Fireworks: No Funding for New Year’s Eve or July 4th Shows

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Buried in the newly adopted Town of Fort Myers Beach 2016-2017 budget is bad news for the thousands of residents and visitors who enjoy fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July. The Town has not budgeted any funds for either fireworks show after agreeing to partner with the business community to keep the event going a year ago. Director of Administrative Services for the Town, Maureen Rischitelli, confirmed Thursday that there is no money set aside for fireworks for either New Year’s Eve or the 4th of July. READ MORE

Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area
The southern end of Estero Island is home to a protected beach habitat that features a vast array of shorebirds unlike any other place. Known as The Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area, the 50-acre site extends north to just short of the Wyndham Garden several miles to the north. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) establishes Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA) under the Florida Administration Code to protect with landowner support important wildlife concentrations from human disturbance during crucial life cycle periods such as nesting and migration. There are currently 20 across Florida, with the State considering other CWAs for Fort Myers Beach.  READ MORE

Estero Boulevard Improvements
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This week, reFRESH Estero Boulevard crews are scheduled to perform the following activities on Estero Boulevard. The active work zone is from Lani Kai/Avenue C to Lovers Lane. Motorists should expect travel lanes to be shifted on Estero Boulevard from Lani Kai south to Lovers Lane. (The NORTHBOUND LANE is closed from Avenue C to Miramar Street. The SOUTHBOUND lane is closed from Chapel Street to Lovers Lane. The CENTER lane is closed from Palm Avenue to Chapel Street.) For the latest information and construction updates visit

Looking for FUN on the ISLAND?
All Month Long
2600 Oak Street. Open MON, WED, FRI & SAT from10am-6pm; 
SUN Noon-6pm. 463-5759


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Open WED & THUR 9-noon until October 12, after which the
gallery will be open MON-SAT from 10am-3pm and SUN from
noon-3pm. Summer Show on exhibit until October 11.
Fall Member Show begins October 12. Located at the
corner of Donora and Shell Mound. 463-3909. Free admission.

Gym, tennis courts, outdoor pool, exercise
room, senior activities and more. Visitors welcome.
Open MON-SAT with activities for individuals and families.
See Bay Oaks or pick up a newsletter for a full schedule. 239-765-4222.

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 WED and SAT 10am-Noon.

Experience Florida’s natural and cultural history where
Estero Island’s oldest standing structure sits atop
an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. The Mound House
is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort
Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay and offers a
variety of programs for local residents, visitors and school
groups. The William H. Case House is now open - come
see all the new tours and check out the museum store!
Grounds open sunrise to sunset at no charge; Open
TUE, WED & SAT, 9am-4pm. 451 Connecticut Street.

Books, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, Lots to see
and do. Visitor card available. Hours: MON - FRI 9am-5pm; SAT 9am-1pm

Featured Property Listing

Slide 28771 Estero Blvd #1107 
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 
Completely Renovated Fantastic 11th Floor Lovers Key Resort Condo. 1 bedroom 1 bath. Great views of the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. Watch the dolphins and and manatees swim by. One of the best waterfront Restaurants on Fort Myers is located next door. Exercise Facility, swimming pool and spa overlook Estero bay. An on site rental service is available and makes this an income producing property. OR you can op out of rental program and live in or vacation full time.

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