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That Big Bayside Building Is Dead….For Now

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Never say never. Before this week Fort Myers Beach residents believed that the 3-story view-blocking building town staff nearly snuck in was long gone. It was back for at least 30 minutes this week.

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What About That New Fire Station Location?

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The Town Manager has been told to explore the possibility that the future home to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Station be looked at as a possible location for a new upland services building. What took them so long?

Arches One Step Closer to Reconstruction

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Earlier this week, Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli brought a motion to the full board directing staff to develop an agreement with the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Restore The Arches to reconstruct a portion of the arches that were once the gateway to the island.

Byron is Back

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US Congressman Byron Donalds returns to Beach Talk Radio on April 17. He'll be on for the full hour and take your questions, both on Facebook, and from the live audience. Donalds won a hotly contested election for the 19th district of Florida and appeared on our show during the campaign in 2020. Arrive early to Pete's if you want a seat.

Another Busy Hurricane Season Predicted

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Even though our area was not hit with a major Hurricane in 2020, it was a record-breaking year, with 30 named storms, the most of any year on record. The average is 12. Here's what Colorado State University is predicting for 2021.

On The Saturday Show…WE START AT 8:45AM

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Doug Speirn-Smith from Matanzas and The Harbor House to talk about the Mooring Field. Kelly Smith and Sandy Sandness from The Community Foundation to discuss their new cookbook. And the team from Tunaskin to talk about their upcoming fishing tournament. Join us live at Pete's or watch on Facebook or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

National Public Safety Week

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(By Fire Chief Matt Love) During the first full week of April each year (April 5 - April 11), the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week.

Next Week Hit The Bistro

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The next Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be Thursday, April 15th from 5:30 to 7:00 at Bayfront Bistro. The event is free for Chamber members. Bayfront Bistro is located at 4761 Estero Blvd. Register HERE.

The Power of Strategic Collaboration For Clean Water

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Two powerhouses are joining forces to tackle water quality issues. The University of Florida’s newly established Center for Coastal Solutions and SCCF will be working together to address water hazards in an effort to improve the resiliency and sustainability of Southwest Florida’s unique coastal area.

Lee County To Research Water Quality

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This week Lee County Commissioners accepted a $180,000 Innovative Technologies Grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a water quality and treatment research project.

Please Protect the Pelicans

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In an effort to reduce the number of injuries to Brown Pelicans, Mind Your Line is asking anglers to use “smart practices” when fishing. Mind Your Line is a collaborative effort among Sanibel-Captiva conservation organizations, seeking to prevent unfortunate accidents to the pelicans.

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