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FEMA Gives Fort Myers Beach Another 30 Days

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Late last week both Fort Myers Beach and Lee County announced that FEMA has given both municipalities another 30 days (60 total now) to try to save the 25% National Flood Insurance Program discount

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Do You Want to be on The LPA?

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Big decisions are being made about rebuilding Fort Myers Beach. All of those decisions go through the Local Planning Agency before landing in front of the Town Council. As of yesterday, the LPA is short one person after the resignation of Patrick Vanasse.

How is Margaritaville Doing?

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After an incredibly busy season, and the recent departure of General Manager David Cesario, it's time to get a Margaritaville update. TPI's Tom Torgerson is back on the show this Saturday at 11:15. Arrive early to get a good seat. Tom always draws a huge crowd.

Donalds, Scott Introduce Insurance Legislation

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Congressman Byron Donalds and Senator Rick Scott have jointly introduced legislation to provide tax relief for National Flood Insurance Program and private insurance policyholders across Southwest Florida, Florida and the nation.

Meet The Builder Event This Friday

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Powerblock Builders is hosting a "Meet The Builder" event this Friday at 145 Washington Avenue. They are planning a tour of beach model homes under construction. The event is being held from 10:30M to 1PM.

Everglades Foundation Launches “Everglades Stories”

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What do a teacher from Orlando, a fishing guide from Islamorada and a realtor from Naples have in common? They all have a story to share about the Everglades and their connection to this ecosystem.

Beach Kids Reunion is This Weekend

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Students who attended the Beach School in the 50's and 60's will be back on Fort Myers Beach tomorrow and Sunday. Former student Joseph Busta is organizing the weekend of events which will includes presentations, tours, dinners and book signings.

Time is Running Out to Register

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Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Day Before Mother's Day 5K Race and Fun Run on Fort Myers Beach. 100% of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club.

Donations Needed For Our Upcoming 5K Event

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We could use a little help with donations for our Day Before Mothers Day 5K. Every penny we save on supplies is another penny in the pocket of the Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club. We've put together a wish list of items HERE. If you're able to help, that would be great.

We Need 41 Coffees To Hit Our April Goal

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Art Association fundraisers, Times Square fundraisers and replanting, rebuild walkarounds and bikearounds, 2 weekly video podcasts and newsletters. Your "coffee" support is how we're able to bring you the most comprehensive news about your slice of paradise. Support us with a "cup of coffee" HERE.

Support BTR With Your Own Merch!

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Yellow army shirts, Teal Times Square Clock t-shirs, Black or Blue hoodies, pier license plates, tank tops, hats, mugs, koozies, and more are all available in the Beach Talk Radio shop HERE. We ship the next day to anywhere in the United States.

Mooring Field Cost Taxpayers $157K Over 5-Year Period

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As a result of a freedom of information request with the Town of Fort Myers Beach we've received the mooring field financials for 2015 to 2019. Over those 5 years Fort Myers Beach taxpayers have subsidized the mooring field by contributing $157,363 to the operation.

FEMA Gives Fort Myers Beach Another 30 Days

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Late last week both Fort Myers Beach and Lee County announced that FEMA has given both municipalities another 30 days (60 total now) to try to save the 25% National Flood Insurance Program discount