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The Latest Times Square Design

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Here's a picture of what Town Manager Roger Hernstadt will present to council as the town prepares to start redeveloping Times Square. In all likelihood there will be a discussion about the big white FMB sail and the other banners blocking the sun. There's been opposition to those items. Construction will likely not begin for another year.

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Vacation Rentals In The Crosshairs

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This is something a lot of people will want to keep an eye on. It's an issue that will impact many of you both on Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel. There are several bills creeping through the Senate and House in Tallahassee that will give the state more control over how vacation rentals are regulated.

The Motorized Bike Dilemma

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How dangerous are motorized bikes on a small, crowded one-lane road? The Upside: For every additional bike being used it's one less car contributing to the massive traffic headache. The Downside: Without a designated shared use path, it becomes a free-for-all between bikers, walkers, automobiles and....The Mayor.

Sheriff Ready For Spring Break

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The Lee County Sheriff's Department wants residents to know deputies are ready to keep the community safe during spring break. Broadcasting live from Fort Myers Beach the Sheriff's Department reported, in a 48-hour period, deputies had already written 13 citations, given 31 warnings and made two arrests. Watch the video HERE.

Lee County COVID Cases Continue To Plummet

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As of Thursday afternoon there were 60 COVID-19 patients at Lee Health System hospitals. With 72% of Lee Health's ventilators in use only 4 of those patients have COVID, and with beds at 91% capacity only 4.5 % of those beds are being used by COVID patients.

Town Wants Input On Estero Boulevard Lighting

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The Fort Myers Beach Town Council will be forming a group of "Stakeholders" regarding the upcoming lighting study on Estero Boulevard? That group will include 2 members of the community and one hotel or vacation rental owner.

Congressman Brian Mast Joins Us Tomorrow

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Congressman Brian mast joins us at 9AM to discuss his call to end Lake Okeechobee releases. Lou Davia is up next for a chat about motorized bikes on the beach. And, the owners of Myerside Hotel round out the show to discuss their plans to upgrade their facility and why they're getting pushback. We go live at 9AM from Pete's Time Out.

From Our Friends at Tuckaway Cafe

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Amy and Tre want everyone to know the World Famous Tuckaway Cafe will have live music Wednesday through Saturday, from 5-7PM, in March. If you want variety, you're going to get variety. Guitar on Wednesday, Steel Drum Thursdays, Ukelele on Friday and a killer singer on Saturday. Tuckaway is located at 2301 Estero Boulevard.

A New Episode of Shellcast is Out

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And it's all about the Manatee. Shellcast host Jackie Parker interviews Laura Carr from Manatee Park here in Lee County. Carr talks about what she’s learned about these super-sized vegetarians. Listen to the podcast HERE. Visit the Manatee Park website HERE.

Who Will Be The Next Mayor of Sanibel?

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With the retirement of Mick Denham, who took over for Lee County Board Chair Kevin Ruane, the Sanibel City Council will appoint a new Mayor on March 16th during an organizational meeting. So, who's the favorite?

If You See A Box Turtle Snap A Photo

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The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation is encouraging anyone who sees a Florida box turtle (pictured) to photograph it and report it. These turtles are in big trouble due to poaching and wildlife trafficking.

Rare and Unique Wines Come To Sanibel

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On March 31 Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel is hosting a virtual wine tasting featuring two rare wines. Franco Zamboli, Florida Manager of Antinori, will be joining Wine Steward, Calli Johnson, to talk about the two wines from Marchesi Antinori in Italy

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