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Committee Unanimous. “We Want More Officers.”

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This week the Fort Myers Beach Public Safety Committee voted 6-0 in favor of the Town Council budgeting for at least two Lee County Sheriff Community Police Officers. Committee member Jim Knickle believes 4 should be hired.

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2021 Lions Club Event Held in Person

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The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club held its annual donation event last week and for the first time since COVID-19 hit it was held in person. The 2021 event was held at Bonita Bill’s.

Consultant To Recommend Non-FWC Certified Lights

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Town Lighting, the consultant Fort Myers Beach has hired to come up with a plan for lights in Estero Boulevard, will recommend the town install the eLuminaire (pictured here), dual source light, which is not on the FWC certified product list.

Doc Ford’s, Doghouse, Make National List

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TripAdvisor has released its 2021 "Best of The Best” restaurant awards, and two establishments on Fort Myers Beach have made their lists. Doc Ford's and The Doghouse.

On The Show Tomorrow

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We'll talk to the team at Tunaskin about the 2021 Grouper Grappler fishing tournament and Al Kinkle who runs Kimmie's Recovery Zone , which was named after his daughter Kimmie (pictured here). Join us live at 9AM from Pete's Time Out.

Captains Calling For Help

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Captains for Clean Water has posted a message to its website asking its members to urge the Army Corps to optimize Plan CC to benefit all stakeholders. They say this is only a starting point and more work needs to be done...

Let The Hatching Begin!

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With the news of nests hatching on FMB earlier this week, Turtle Time has checked in with its updated turtle numbers for Fort Myers Beach. There are now 83 nests, 125 false crawls, and 3 nests have now hatched.

Grouper Grappler Dates Set

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The 2021 Grouper Grappler Fishing tournament will take place August 19 through 21 at Fish Tale Marina. The tournament consists of two categories: Grouper and Snapper.

State Insurance Donates to Kimmie’s

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At a recent Chamber evet State Insurance USA donated $500 to Kimmie's Recovery Zone. Al Kinkle runs Kimmie's, which was named after his daughter who struggled with mental health and drug issues for 20 years. It ended up taking her life. Al will be on Beach Talk Radio Saturday at 9:30AM.

Movies Starting Today at The Beach Theater

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Here are the movies playing at the Beach Theater starting Friday. Remember to tune in to Beach Talk Radio every Saturday for your chance to win two tickets to the theater in our movie trivia segment.

Refuge Takes ‘Ding’ Darling Day On The Road

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To further its mission to reach and connect with underserved urban communities, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge migrates its 33rd annual “Ding” Darling Day celebration to Lakes Park in Fort Myers on Sunday, October 10 with its Wildlife on Wheels.

Please Visit Our Great Beach Sponsors

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We get a lot of e-mails and calls after our show requesting more information about our local sponsors. As a result we've created a page on our website HERE that lists all of our sponsors and how you can easily contact them. We hope you'll consider them all first when spending locally. They have been HUGE supporters of our show and news site.

Get Breaking News on Your Mobile Device

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You can now receive breaking Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel news alerts on both the iPhone (IOS) and Android devices. Download the Beach Talk Radio News app from the Apple app store or Google Play store and be sure push notifications are on in your settings.