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Spirit of Christmas Auction is Back

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Jim and Sharon Jamieson’s Spirit of Christmas Foundation is holding its annual auction on December 7th this year. For the second year in a row the auction will be held online and you can bid on items HERE.

Diamondhead Staff Thwarts Credit Card Scammers

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Thieves apparently tried to pull a fast one on the staff at Diamonhead resort last week. Many of you noticed a swarm of Lee County Sheriff's Deputies near Hoosier's on November 23rd that snarled traffic and had the coconut telegraph abuzz about what might be going on.

Fire Department Zoom Meeting is Tuesday

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As we discussed on our show this past Saturday (EPISODE #194) Dr. Margaret Banyan has been hired by the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department to help develop a long-term strategic plan for the department.

Who is The FMB Citizen of The Year?

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Who do you believe has made the biggest impact on the Fort Myers Beach Community in 2021? Our winner will receive a nice plaque AND a $500 check from Beach Talk Radio to give to their favorite charity. Make your nomination HERE.

60 Angels Adopted This Year

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The Fort Myers Beach Library reported 60 angels were adopted by local residents during the annual Angel Tree sponsored by the library and the Garden Club. December 1st is the deadline for returning unwrapped gifts to the library so they can be delivered to the families in need in time of the Christmas holiday.

Kids Foundation Auction Underway

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The annual Beach Kids Foundation holiday auction is being held online again this year due to COVID. The auction provides Christmas gifts to Beach Elementary students and their families. So far the auction, which runs through December 6th, has raised over $2,300. Check out the auction items HERE.

The 32nd Time’s The Charm

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Debbie and John Lallo are hosting their 32nd annual 31st anniversary party at Pete's Time Out Saturday, December 4th from 12-3. This will be Debbie and John's final party as they pass the business on to their daughter (Tiffany) and son-in-law (Mike) next December (2022).

NBC-2 Host To Judge Golf Cart Parade

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NBC-2 News Today morning anchor Lisa Spooner will emcee and judge this year’s Captiva Cart Parade, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce announced this week. The parade is part of Captiva Island’s Luminary Holiday Stroll this Saturday.

How Much Bed Tax Revenue Did FMB Generate?

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According to the Lee County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller's office, Fort Myers Beach contributed $6.6 million toward the total $53.3 million in bed tax money collected in Lee County over the last year. March 2020 was the top month for Fort Myers Beach.
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What FMB Gets in Return From Lee County

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The Fort Myers Beach Mayor and Town Manager have often said at town council meetings that Fort Myers Beach brings in millions of dollars for Lee County and isn't getting what it deserves back from the county. When you see the facts of what Lee County actually does for Fort Myers Beach, you'll realize that narrative isn't reality.

Beach & Brews Raises $17,000

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The threat of rain did not deter the community from coming out to Lovers Key last Thursday night to taste craft brews, enjoy live entertainment and bid on auction items. Organizer Megan Allers says over $17,000 was raised for the Friends of Lovers Key.

Library Raises Over $2K From Book Sale

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Over the weekend local residents, families and visitors filled Publix bags with books for $15 to raise money for the Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library. $2,000 was raised from sales and donations.