More than $10 Million. That's the approximate cost if Fort Myers Beach were to create its own police department. The estimate comes from Public Safety Committee member Jim Knickle who worked in law enforcement for 40 years in Ohio.
Lee County commissioners are on a mission to help as many people without a home that want to be helped. This week commissioners voted to accept $3.7 million in grants to provide housing for the homeless. It's unclear if any of the funding will be used to help the homeless situation on Fort Myers Beach.
While Lee County Commissioners continue to find ways - and money - to help the homeless in the greater Fort Myers area, the Fort Myers Beach government continues to struggle with how to deal with its growing homeless population. And, once again, the local churches are being blamed.
That's what West District Captain from the Lee County Sheriff's Department told the Fort Myers Beach Public Safety Committee this week. And, this is certainly backed up by the number of videos we see local residents post to social media.
This Sunday is Fathers Day and all of our favorite beach locations are rolling out the red carpet for dear old dad. Here are the specials you can find for the big guy when you head to Fort Myers Beach on Sunday.
Look for the Marine Resource Task Force's pop-up tent at Bowditch Park on Saturday and Newton Park on Sunday (9AM to Noon). Volunteers share information on wildlife, plant life and water quality. The mission is to promote stewardship of the water and land of Estero Island.
The Reeling For Autism Fishing Tournament is Saturday at Salty Sam's Marina. It's a Catch, Photo and Release Tournament being hosted by Family Initiative with cash prizes.
Lee County Commissioners voted this week to award a one-year, as-needed contract to Solitude Lake Management to provide collection, remediation, transfer, treatment and/or disposal of blue-green algae or similar threats from county canals and waterways.
Here are the movies playing at the Beach Theater starting Today. Remember to tune in to Beach Talk Radio Saturday for your chance to win two tickets to the theatre in our movie trivia segment.
Although World Sea Turtle Day has passed, there are still ways to celebrate and support these amazing creatures like adopting a sea turtle nest through Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation.
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.