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When Will The Big Three Projects Begin?

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By now you probably know that the Town of Fort Myers Beach is making major upgrades to Bay Oaks, Bayside Park and Times Square. Here's when those projects will see shovels in the ground.

Community Foundation Concert is Thursday

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The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation's #WeAreFMB Live concert series begins This Thursday with Jeff Coffey (formerly of Chicago). He'll be joined by Back to Chicago, a Chicago tribute band. The 7PM concert will be at Fish-Tale Marina.

And The Winners Are…

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The Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery announced the winners from its Winter Juried Show - Movement and Energy (which continues through February 10). First Place was awarded to Cheryl Fausel for The Three Faces of Frieda.  

Foot of The Bridge Meeting is in 9 Days

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Beach Talk Radio will carry the F.D.O.T. Matanzas Pass Bridge meeting live on Facebook and YouTube, Thursday, February 3rd at 5PM. Here are some very important details about the meeting you need to know...

Record Smashed at Airport in December

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During December, a record-breaking 1,085,569 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 68 percent compared to December 2020.

In Case You Missed Episode #203

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Kevin Cothron told us how he survived the tornado that ripped through his neighborhood when his neighbor's house landed in his living room. Watch the show on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE . Listen on IHEART , SPOTIFY or APPLE.

Volunteers Perform Tornado Cleanup

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Keep Lee County Beautiful had over a hundred volunteers that gathered over 2,200 pounds of debris from the areas in South Fort Myers recently hit by a tornado.

County Relief For Tornado Victims

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Lee County Tax Collector Noelle Branning says her office has successfully worked with the state to secure an executive order that will temporarily waive document replacement fees for residents of the mobile home parks impacted by the January 16th tornado.

Close Before You Doze

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(By Fort Myers Beach Captain Joseph DeVito) On average, 3,000 Americans die annually from fires in the home, the highest average in the developed world. Working smoke alarms and adopting Close Before you Doze has been positively correlated with increased fire victim survivability.

Let’s Talk Water

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It can be hard to keep track of all the environmental issues facing Florida, especially those which will be up for debate in this legislative session. That's why it's great to hear that The Friends of the Everglades “Clean Water Conversations” are back.

Are You Enjoying Great Beach Music

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Your time on the beach should be spent relaxing. You should be enjoying the great weather, the beautiful sand and the tropical drinks. You should be doing all of that while listening to the best beach music every assembled.

Please Visit Our Great Beach Sponsors

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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.

Fort Myers Beach Island Renaissance Continues

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(By Town Councilman Jim Atterholt) It has been a year since I first wrote about the Island Renaissance that is currently transforming Fort Myers Beach, and I thought an update might be helpful.

Get Breaking News on Your Mobile Device

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You can now receive breaking Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel news alerts on both the iPhone (IOS) and Android devices. Download the Beach Talk Radio News app from the Apple app store or Google Play store and be sure push notifications are on in your settings. 

Send Us Your News

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News happens every day on Fort Myers Beach. The new world order is made up of citizen journalists all over the country. Fort Myers Beach is no different. If you see news happening in your neighborhood, call it in. You can reach us at 239-247-3833. Your information will be kept confidential. You can trust us.

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What Happened to The Estero Boulevard Lights?

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On Tuesday The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to award a $2 million contract for street lighting and landscaping on the recently widened section of Alico Road from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Airport Haul Road. What about Estero Boulevard?