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One More Approval Needed For The Cottage

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On Monday the Town Council will vote on a resolution giving the owners of The Cottage final approval to move forward and rebuild. This week the LPA unanimously approved the proposal which would bring back one of the most popular beachside establishments on the island.

LPA Gives EIBC a Do-Over

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If at first you don't succeed....Representatives from The Estero Island Beach Club were told to go back to the drawing board by members of the Local Planning Agency this week after proposing an 8-story structure to replace the two they lost in Hurricane Ian.

Get a Look at The New Fire House Design

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The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District will be showing off the new design for the fire station that will eventually be located at 2545 Estero Boulevard. Residents are encouraged to stop by DiamondHead between 2PM and 5PM on Wednesday June 19th.

Wittman on Water

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(By Kim Ryan) On Thursday, Captains for Clean Water co-founder Chris Wittman spoke at the FMB Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Pink Shell Resort.  Wittman informed the audience on a variety of topics including water quality and the impact it can have on businesses. He also gave an update on Everglades restoration.

Our Saturday Pub Crawl is Rain or Shine

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The Beach Talk Radio 2nd Annual Day Before Father's Day Pub Crawl to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation Saturday starts at Noon. The Crawl is Rain or Shine. If it's raining these beach businesses are going to need us there spending money more than ever.

Margaritaville Moves Cleanup Day Due to Rain

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Due to the massive amount of rain that fell this week, the Margaritaville San Carlos Boulevard cleanup day was moved from this Thursday to next Wednesday. The time is the same; 7AM to 11AM. Everyone signed up should meet-up at 810 Buttonwood. REGISTER

Doc Ford’s Donates $3K To Sanibel School

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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille has donated $3,000 to support The Sanibel School’s 2024 Blue Ribbin Classic Golf Tournament and Gala. All event proceeds go towards The Sanibel School programs and services.

Town Hires New Planner

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Judith Frankel is now onboard with the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Her official title is Principal Planner and she'll report to Operations & Compliance Director Frankie Kropacek. Frankel comes to Fort Myers Beach from Surfside Florida.

Matt Caldwell is Our Saturday Guest

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Our Margaritaville show is rain or shine and our guest is Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell. Find out why your property value went up so much in the last year, will it go up again next year, and why was the rest of the county, including Sanibel, relatively flat. We go live at 11AM.

We Need 209 “Coffees” to Hit Our June Revenue Goal

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The LIVE unveiling of Times Square, Seagate/Red Coconut, 2 weekly shows, 2 weekly newsletters. Your "coffee" support is how we're able to bring you the most comprehensive news about your slice of paradise. Help us hit our June revenue goal by supporting us HERE.

We Now Have 250 Reservations For Our Oshkosh Show

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Help us celebrate the 6th anniversary of Beach Talk Radio, live from Fox River Brewing in Oshkosh on June 22nd from 4-6PM. There will be live music, games and activities before and after the show. Get your hat or shirt now with all proceeds going to the FMB Art Association. Reserve your seat by e-mail edryan@beachtalkradio.com

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.

Did You See Kim’s Mound House Tour?

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Mound House Museum Manager Adam Knight took Kim on a tour of the grounds of the Mound House Monday. If you've never been to the Mound House now is the perfect time to visit. Check out Kim's video HERE.

Next Single Member District Meeting Set

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The second town hall discussion about single-member representation at the Lee County level will be held Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30 at the Bonita Springs Recreation Center. 4 elected officials from the Florida state delegation are hosting the meeting.

Tarpon Tourney Raises $125K For Wildlife Refuge

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The 12th annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament raised $125,000 for research at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The sold-out tournament included 60 teams and 245 anglers vying for over $62,000 in cash prizes.

Congratulations John Lai

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Kim and I would like congratulate Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce CEO John Lai who has taken the one-year position of chair of the Visit Florida Board of Directors. Lai moves up from second vice chair. Lai has been the SanCap Chamber CEO since 2017.

Town Resiliency Workshops Start Tomorrow

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The Town of Fort Myers Beach and the United States Environmental Protection Agency are hosting 2 public events for the Coastal Florida Recovery and Resiliency Partnership Project.