Monday, January 9, 2017

Life on Fort Myers Beach


Big Carlos Pass Big Dig: Pass’ First-Ever Dredging
Dredging will remove an estimated 66,000 cubic yards of sand and shell debris from New Pass, with an additional 64,000 cubic yards from Big Carlos. “That is really not that much when you consider the size of the channel,” explains Justin, “or you compare it with the Lovers Key re-nourishment from several years back that accounted for over 300,000 cubic yards. This 130,000 will replenish barrier island beaches that constantly erode. New Pass sand will go to Lovers Key, while Big Carlos will add to Fort Myers Beach, much of which the State defines as being in the critically-eroded zone.” Cranes, barges and underwater vacuums will remove sediment, sand and salt that over decades drifted into the channel, making it too shallow for large boats and even some recreational boats. Work on Big Carlos Pass is between Estero and Black Islands, while New Pass separates Lovers Key and Big Hickory Island. “These blockages are simply in places that are not good for navigation,” Justin said. “This is the first time in decades there will be dredging for New Pass and to our knowledge the initial one for Big Carlos Pass. This is at heart a safety issue; the channel is too narrow, too shallow and too dangerous, as at low tide it often gets as low as two feet from the bottom.” Get the full story HERE

Happy 21st Birthday Fort Myers Beach
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The Town of Fort Myers Beach enjoyed a beautiful sun-splashed day to celebrate its 21st birthday, before the community rang in the New Year with a fantastic fireworks extravaganza. The annual distribution of 1,000 cupcakes kicked off festivities at Noon, augmented by 300 cookies donated by Beach Brew & Bakery. Times Square rocked with live music, though “Remedy” performed to a sparse crowd near 5 p.m. With “High Tide” on stage closer to 11 p.m., though, Times Square was shoulder-to-shoulder. Fort Myers Beach had a fine crowd but nowhere near as full as Christmas Day. Sunset was striking, as was the year’s final night, with the crescent moon, brilliant Venus, and ruddy Mars hanging low in the western sky over the pier. Get the full story HERE

Library Alive! Programs Run the Spectrum
Fort Myers Beach is home to one of the finest public libraries in the nation. In addition to its reading and research treasures, residents and visitors enjoy its fantastic monthly programming. In reviewing the selections, Dr. Leroy Hommerding, library director, said, “I do not even need to think about my #1 recommendation – the Piano Music Recital every Wednesday with Julie Wenger from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Julie is a pianist since age 5 who specializes in classical music. She has her Master’s in Music Composition from Syracuse University, loves to play, often tells stories behind the selections and has a wonderful sense of humor!” Julie performs on the piano the Friends of the Library donated three months ago, entertaining on Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25. Get the full story HERE


Friday, January 13

9am-1pm, Health Park Farmer’s Market in The Village Shoppes at the corner of Summerlin & Bass.

10:30am, Beach Library. Meet author Donna Kitchton as she talks about her book on the uniqueness of people, faithfulness of dogs and the history of St. Augustine, Florida.
5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with High Tide.

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8pm, Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Enjoy an evening of gripping Argentine Tango with renowned performer and instructor Pablo Repun. Pablo will be joined by 2 additional couples to bring the dance floor to life, plus a live band for an exceptional performance. Tickets from $45. 239-495-8989

Saturday, January 14

10am-What Does it Take to be an Archeologist? See Jan.3. 239-765-0865.
10am-5pm, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs. Over 200 National and International artists display their work. Fine art, paintings, glass, jewelry, clay, photography, sculpture, wood and more. Festival runs SA and SU. Suggested donations $5 benefits the Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs scholarship programs. 239-495-8989.

5-7pm, Chapel by the Sea, Silver Hall. All are invited to this monthly dinner. This month features an Italian theme with spaghetti, meatball, sausage, salad, garlic bread, brownies, ice cream and drinks. Open to the public. $10/person; $5 kids 10 and under.
5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with Patrick Murphy & Railhead.
8pm, Moe Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Join Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto as they celebrate the genius and music of Harold Arlen, one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century. Music he composed for the Broadway Stage and Hollywood Screen, including The Wizard of Oz, is an integral part of the Great American Songbook. Tickets $25. 239-495-8989.

Sunday, January 15
10am-5pm, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs.



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