Monday, February 27, 2017

Fun Events, Top News and Feautred Properties on Fort Myers Beach

Life On Fort Myers Beach

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Special Council Workshop Tackles Stormwater
With critical stormwater utility decisions on the immediate horizon, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council held a special stormwater workshop on Friday afternoon, February 17, before roughly 50 residents. Interim Town Manager James Steele assembled a team of roughly a dozen experts from the Town, Lee County, reFRESH Fort Myers Beach, project consultants and engineers, and other relevant partners to explain stormwater to date in detail and answer Council questions. “We will present the timeline of what has gone on in the past, our work with Lee County, upcoming critical dates, explain the Estero Boulevard outfall design and selection process, and review stormwater financing options and fees." Scott Baker, Town Public Works Director, reported that stormwater is a long-term process, with initial decisions back to 2006 and now covering 10 different Councils. In April 2013 the Town selected Mitchell & Stark as the water and stormwater improvements contractor, and in September 2015 adopted the stormwater utility ordinance defining program. In January 2016 it implemented the stormwater monthly utility fee of $19.98, authorized Tetra Tech to design the first four outfalls in Segment 2 from Lovers Lane to Strandview Avenue, and to prepare the Stormwater Utilities Plan.  FULL STORY

reFRESH Estero Blvd/Waterlines Look Ahead
Construction Look Ahead - Week of February 20, 2017
Contractors for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Lee County are installing new water main, and sanitary sewer force main, storm drainage, sidewalk and rebuilding roadway on Estero Boulevard from Crescent Street to Madera Road. Two travel lanes are expected to remain open the majority of the project; however, motorists may experience daytime or nighttime one-lane traffic on Estero Boulevard. Flaggers will alternate traffic frequently, but motorists should expect delays. Key Estero Shops to south of Pearl Street. Beginning at 3 a.m. on Monday 2/20, crews will shift northbound traffic to the center lane. Two lanes of traffic will remain open; however, access to side streets will be limited. Flaggers will be present to assist motorists. Concrete barrier wall will be removed. PLEASE NOTE: Steel plates will be installed over the pervious paver area to protect the pavers. Motorists should use caution when traveling over the steel plates. Bicyclists and pedestrians should use extreme caution when crossing the steel plates as they will be slightly raised from the roadway. Crews will mill, demo and regrade the NORTHHBOUND (bay side) lane to match the new inverted crown roadway elevation. Crews will then rebuild and pave the northbound lane. 


Friday, March  3rd

9am-1pm, Health Park Farmer’s Market in The Village Shoppes at the corner of Summerlin & Bass. Offering organic and gluten free items and the work of creative artisans and craftsman. Accepts SNAP. Held every TU & FR. 239-470-9007.

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9:30-11am, Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd, FMB. Discover the constantly changing features of the barrier island ecosystem. Earn how the plants and animal adapt to life on this fragile spit of sand. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes that can get wet and bring water, bug spray, binoculars and camera. Offered every TU & FR through March, except for holidays. 239-533-7275.

10:30am, Beach Library. Mary Lou Williams will discuss the life of Jane Austin and discuss why her books still speak to us 200 years later.

1:30pm, Beach Library. Author Samuel Parish tills the story of Alva Hunt’s and Hugh Gant’s blazing gun battles, bank heists and high speed escapes. They were central Florida’s own Dillinger & Capone.
5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with High Tide

Saturday, March 4th

8:00am, Meet at Gulf Beach Road. Run along beach to Connecticut and back for 1-mile fun run. Shrimp Princesses present awards. Free.

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8:15am, 16048 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers. The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron offers this basic boating course that covers the basics of boat handling, PWC’s, navigation aids and required equipment. It provides the instruction and an exam on laws and regulations over 8 hours spread over 2 days. Second day is Mar. 11. To register, call 239-466-4040 or visit

10am-4pm, Shell Point. Enjoy a beautiful display of colorful quilts, live music and lovely orchids from the Shell Point Orchid House. Silent auction for large quilt and smaller quilted items. Show continues through Mar 6th.

10am-5pm, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs. Over 200 national and international artists display their work – paintings, glass, jewelry, clay, photography, sculpture and more. Runs SA & SU. Suggested donation of $5 supports scholarships. 239-495-8989.

5-7pm, Saint Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams, FMB. Enjoy all you can eat Pink Gulf Shrimp, cole slaw, homemade baked beans and cornbread, soda and coffee. Beer also available. $20.

Sunday, March 5th
10am-5pm, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs. 

3-5pm, Center for Performing Arts-Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. “Women Composers-Working in the Shadows” Join international artist and lecturer, Dr. Anne Mc- Lean the first SU of each month as she performs in a multi-media presentation highlighting a great composer’s music, fascinating historical insights and visual images of that unique era. $22. 239-495-8989.


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Beautiful 8th Floor Gulf front Turnkey Condo at Islands End on Fort Myers Beach. Panoramic Views of the Gulf of Mexico, Lovers Key State park and the white sand beaches. Your family will remember those days and nights walking and playing on the Beach, for the rest of their life. Lots of windows for views everywhere and cross breezes. Sit on the lanai and watch the sunset. This is true paradise!

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Fantastic Fort Myers Beach Condo. 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 the rental program and live or vacation full time.


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