Monday, March 20, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Voting News, The Voice and Fun Events


Poll: Beach Voters Looking for Change
Fort Myers Beach voters overwhelmingly support downtown redevelopment including Times Square revitalization, completion of the Estero Blvd stormwater project, Bay Oaks and updating the Comprehensive Plan according to a recent poll of beach voters. In late February a live telephone survey of 276 Fort Myers Beach registered voters was conducted by Civility Management, LLC of Orlando on behalf of the Estero Island Taxpayers Association (EITA). Voters were identified by using the Florida Vote File provided by the Florida Division of Elections. Only voters with telephone numbers in Fort Myers Beach precincts were selected. Executive Director of the EITA Beverley Milligan shared the poll data and preliminary conclusion that the EITA was on the right track.  FULL STORY 

Our Very Own Fort Myers Beach STAR
Sheena Chosen for The Voice, Joins Team Adam
Local singer Sheena Brook was selected to compete on NBC’s The Voice Tuesday night. She joined Team Adam Levine. A local favorite, Sheena has been performing on the beach for several years. She participated in the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest the past two years and has most recently been singing at the Salty Crab on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday nights and at the Sunset Beach Grill in Time Square Islanders have been watching for Brook’s turn on the show’s Blind Auditions since February 28th when the 2017 season began. Once the four judges have complete teams, battle rounds begin. Battle rounds are scheduled for March 20, 21, 27 and 28 on NBC. Follow the competition on NBC TV and by downloading The Voice app. Check the Sand Paper next week for an interview with Sheena and a look behind the scenes. The show’s format features five stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, followed by the battle rounds, the knockouts, the live playoffs and, finally, the live performance shows.  FULL STORY

Chamber Hears reFRESH Estero Update
Technical Difficulties & Full Speed Ahead
“I heard the song, ‘Bad Day,’ on my way here this morning,” said Kaye Molnar, spokesperson for the reFRESH Estero Boulevard Projects to the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Charley’s Boat House on Thursday, March 9. “And now for the first time in 20 years, my PowerPoint doesn’t work! I will donate it to Fish-Tale Marina as a boat anchor!” Despite the technical difficulties, Kaye and a cadre of Estero Boulevard experts discussed the roadway project the old-fashioned way, along with its storm water and related utility components.  FULL STORY


Friday, March 24th

9am-1pm, Health Park Farmer’s Market in The Village Shoppes at the corner of Summerlin & Bass.
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10:30am, Beach Library. See all the wonderful places geocaching can take you to. Roger and Jean Primus who have been geocaching for 9 years and have over 9,000 finds will talk about geocaching and their trip and finds in the Hawaiian Islands and beyond.

5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with High Tide.
7pm, Chapel by the Sea Silver Hall. This 19 piece traditional Big Band concentrates on Big Band dance music from the 1920’s through today. All members are volunteers and the Band operates as non-profit with excess proceed gong to music education charities each year. $5 suggested donation at the door. 

Saturday, March 25th

9am-12:30pm, Beach Library. Giant book sale, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, in the parking garage. Minimal prices and lots to select from on the tables.
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10am-3pm, Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery, 3030 Shell Mound, FMB. Mar 25-29. Enjoy the artwork of creative local students. Reception will be held Mar 26 from 3-5pm. Free admission. 239-463-3909

5-10pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with Remedy.
8pm, Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Enjoy this concert by one of America’s most beloved pianist-composers. This Steinway artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with compelling melodies for over 20 years. Tickets from $25. 239-495-8989.

Sunday, March 26th

3-5pm, FMB Art Association Gallery. All are welcome for this Student Scholarship Awards Reception featuring local student artists. 3030 Shell Mound, FMB. 239-463-3909.


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