Town To Revisit Emergency Declaration

While the Sanibel City Council has been revisiting its COVID-19 emergency declarations every Tuesday since they were first adopted, the Fort Myers Beach town council has not revisited their entire emergency declaration since approved in early 2020. That's finally about to change.

City Hall Sound System Woes Continue

Well over a year ago the town replaced the sound system in the room public meetings are held at City Hall presumably so the public could clearly hear meetings broadcast on the town's YouTube page and Comcast TV channel. The new system has been nothing short of disastrous.

Why Was The Putt & Pub Really Canceled?

As readers of this newsletter know, the 2021 Putt and Pub Crawl, which raises over $10,000 for community organizations, was canceled when Town Manager Roger Hernstadt denied the Woman's Club a permit for the event. Why it was canceled has become a mystery.

Help Us Help The Community Tomorrow at 11AM

The Putt & Pub Crawl, originally scheduled for this Saturday, may have been canceled, but the community still needs our help. The event, sponsored by the Woman's Club, is a HUGE fundraiser for so many local charitable organizations in our community. We're doing our part to help. Here are all the details....

Your Chief Wants To Keep Bicyclists Safe

(By Matthew R. Love) This time of the year we see an increase in outdoor activities as well as popular alternative modes of transportation. To best prepare local cyclers, we want to remind residents and visitors to avoid distraction and share the road. Here are some safety tips for cyclists and drivers to assist in keeping our community safe.

Bed Tax Collection Down 14%, Airport Traffic Way Down

The Lee County Tourist Development Council reported that resort tax revenue collected in November 2020 was $2.32 Million, a 14% decline from November 2019 ($2.7 million). In October 2020 $2.167 million was collected. Year-to-date, $4.6 million has been collected, a decrease of 7.5% from 2019. (The TDC fiscal year begins in October).

Superstar Comedian Adam Carolla on BTR

On Thursday afternoon we interviewed Adam to talk about his appearance tonight and tomorrow night at Off The Hook Comedy Club. Adam will record his podcast live both nights at 7 p.m. and follow that up with his stand-up routine at 9:30. The 9:30 shows are sold out. Adam Carolla has been podcasting since 2009. Watch the interview on YouTube.

Here is Your COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Florida Department of Health-Lee has received second doses of the vaccine for seniors 65 and older and frontline medical workers who received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine at various county sites Dec. 28-30.

Want To Learn How to Saltwater Fish?

FWC is hosting a series of free virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics for beginner anglers age 16 and older. Sessions will include topics on conservation, rods and reels, tackle, baits, rigs, knot tying, habitats, fish handling, best practices and additional resources. Those who attend a course will receive a free starter tackle box.

Learn About Snakes During The CROW Speaker Series

CROW's weekly Virtual Speaker Series continues Monday, January 25 with a program called “Nonnative Large Constrictors in Florida.” Justin Dalaba, Science Writer & Outreach Coordinator for University of Florida's Croc Docs will be the featured speaker.