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Guest Commentary: Polarization and judgement needs to stop, everywhere

Friends,It is with deep and humble gratitude that I thank you for your encouragement & support for the appointment to the Lee County Board of County Commission. It moves me beyond words, as you selflessly walked beside me on this journey. Because of this, I want to take a moment to ...

Shoreline Spotlight: The difference between butterflies and moths

My wife found some caterpillars devouring her Necklace Pod plant. She took some photos and went online and identified it as a Genista Broom Moth caterpillar. Her first question was, butterfly or moth? That got me thinking, what is the difference between butterflies and moths? Butterflies and ...

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas.In this installment, we will be highlighting one of the critical components to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department, our Emergency Medical Services. Most know how crucial these services are to our community, so what makes Emergency ...

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards.An invasive is any organism (plant, animal, or other organism) introduced to an environment outside their original habitat which causes harm.Florida has more invasive species than any ...

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

There's a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State - we have more of it than nearly every other state.Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. Clear blue skies also attract tourists, and that keeps our economy churning.But as anyone who's been in the ...

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens:We take pride in our commitment to meeting the needs of our community that fall within our areas of ministry, whether those ...

Happy Holidays Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!

By MATT LOVEWe conclude "The Fire Marshal's Twelve Days of Christmas" withOn the ninth day of Christmas the Fire Marshal gave to me, nine coloring pencils to develop a home safety plan for my visiting loved ones:Knowing two ways out of every room in the house is important for families to ...

The Fire Marshal’s 12 Days of Christmas Safety

Santa has arrived at Macy's in New York City, signaling the official start of the holiday season.This installment of our ongoing service and education series is dedicated to your local Fire Marshal, Executive Assistant Fire Chief Ron Martin, who oversees all of our Life Safety and Prevention ...

November’s Shoreline Spotlight: The beach is back

Now the beach has the appearance of a return to normality.The dolphins are back to frolicking, and large flocks of migrating sea and shore birds are coating the sand bars.I really wanted to write about the resilience of our beach, the fun and energy that our wildlife brings to our island and ...

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

Captain Dave's Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boat. In deeper, faster moving water, tie a chum bag 20' or 30' in front of your boat, on the anchor line: This helps spread chum better through the water column, which brings ...