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Friday March 05

Bay Harbor Marina Project: the Old Compass Rose Marina: Appealed

Bill Semmer and Joanne Semmer and San Carlos Island residents have won their appeal to…

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Friday February 12

A Tribute to Mary Wilson of the Supremes

    A couple days ago, I found myself humming along to a Supremes song.…

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Thursday February 04

The 7-Day All-Cash Challenge

This morning while waiting for my car to fill up, I put the time to…

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Saturday January 30

Choice Market Food Bank’s Annual Fundraiser

Choice Market Food Bank is the only food pantry serving the families in need on…

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March 05, 2021

Bay Harbor Marina Project: the Old Compass Rose Marina: Appealed

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Bill Semmer and Joanne Semmer and San Carlos Island residents have won their appeal to the Bay Harbor Marina project. We heard late yesterday afternoon as we were about to go to press with this current paper. The Semmers, have homes near the Main Street…
February 26, 2021

FM Beach Town Council To Consider Zoning Changes Allowing Alcohol Variance Near Beach School/ Rec Center March 1 meeting

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This should be front page news for Fort Myers Beach and all of Lee County since it involves Fort Myers Beach/Lee County School children. Unfortunately our hard copy hit the street this morning and we just received this from Tracey Gore A request to rezone…
February 17, 2021

Fort Myers Beach Town Council Meeting Report

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Action by Fort Myers Beach Town Council at its regular meeting on Monday, earlier this monts, involved enhancements of the Mooring Field, an upcoming traffic signal at Old San Carlos and Estero Boulevard, and appointments to two of the Town’s advisory boards,…
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February 12, 2021

A Tribute to Mary Wilson of the Supremes

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A couple days ago, I found myself humming along to a Supremes song. Mary, back in the day of the Supremes Then I did what everyone does today, in the age of the internet: I logged onto YouTube, found a music video and lost myself in some vintage footage of…
February 12, 2021

Please Support our new advertisers Flippers On the Bay: Located at Lovers Key Resort just over the south bridge of Fort Myers Beach

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Flippers on the Bay is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has been named the “Best Waterfront Restaurant” on Ft. Myers Beach by USA Today and provides picturesque views of the Bay in an alfresco setting which allows you to watch…
February 04, 2021

The 7-Day All-Cash Challenge

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This morning while waiting for my car to fill up, I put the time to good use. I read all the hazard warnings. I couldn't help but think how much better off we might be if there were similar warning signs posted in stores, restaurants and malls warning of the…
January 30, 2021

Choice Market Food Bank’s Annual Fundraiser

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Choice Market Food Bank is the only food pantry serving the families in need on Fort Myers Beach. This is your community food pantry and they are asking you to join them in their mission to feed those in need, especially now. Craig Nelms, (above and below)…
January 30, 2021

The Day The Music Died

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Rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on February 3rd, 1959. The flight was headed for…
January 30, 2021

"Year of the OX" The 17th Annual SWFL “AsiaFest” Celebration

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The first day of Chinese New Year varies every year, much like our Easter celebration does. The Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February.20 . In 2021, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Friday, 12…
January 30, 2021

How To Handle Stress Better

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The way our bodies react to stress is actually supposed to be good for us! I know, at first it seems like a weird statement, but it is true! You see in the grand scheme, in our grand design if you will, we react to stress as if it is a life or death…
January 30, 2021

Creating Artificial Habitats While Honoring National Treasures

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The USS Mohawk was a WWII Coast Guard Cutter that is 165 feet in length. After its service in the military, it now rests in approximately 90 feet of water just off the coast of Captiva Island, FL. The ship reef structure maintains a population of marine life…
Signage on the street is easy to miss, so be careful to look for it or you might drive right by.
January 30, 2021

Bonita Beach / Fort Myers Beach.... "Dog Park"

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Searching for this dog beach on line, you will find that the location listed as: 14436 Bonita Beach CSWY. Bonita Springs, FL 34134, or as: 8800 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, luckily, both searches bring you to the same place. It is a lovely Dog…
Jan 23, 2021 93

Hazardous Material Technician Certification Class

When Oil Spill First Responders respond to an oil spill, training is not just a good…
Jan 23, 2021 128

This Week in History: Wham-O produces First Frisbees

On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their…
Jan 23, 2021 2164

FM Beach Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Plans Move Forward

The agenda for Town Council’s meeting this week included pivotal decisions on…
Jan 10, 2021 203

Proposed Toll Roads And Panther Saftey

People were responsible for most of the 22 Florida panthers deaths in 2020. According to…
Jan 08, 2021 193

Get Smart! Put Your Heart and Legs Into Your Brain

I hate to start off in such a negative way, but I'm positive it's essential to your…
Jan 08, 2021 200

Florida Education Bills Already Introduced and In Committee !

Florida Lawmakers have been busy, here are a number of bills related to Education.These…
Jan 08, 2021 171

Dating Apps Are Mixing Up The Gene Pool

Commentary on dating apps follows a familiar theme, presenting them as encouraging…
Jan 08, 2021 437

FINALLY: Some Good News About The Corona Virus!

New data suggest that nearly all COVID-19 survivors have the immune cells necessary to…
Jan 08, 2021 257

Courtney's Continental Cuisine... Fine Dining but Casual too

Get ready to experience the best food in Fort Myers! Voted Best Continental Cuisine in…
Jan 08, 2021 254

Get In Shape Special... $25 for 10 - 90 minute sessions BIKRAM YOGA of Fort Myers

YES.... you read that right, $25 for 10 - 90 minutes sessions, new students only, just…
Don't Let the tough guy look throw you...  Jerry is one of the nicest guys you’ll meet on the beach.
Dec 31, 2020 503

Fresh Catch and Junkanoos Keep Rolling Along

With 2020 bringing its most challenging obstacles, all businesses have felt the burden of…
Empty Gift boxes like tv' computers, expensive game boxes etc. give thieves info about what is in the house
Dec 24, 2020 1065

Cape Coral Teams up with Waste Pro for Crime Prevention: Christmas Present Boxes Recycling Program

The Cape Coral Police Department and City of Cape Coral are teaming up with Waste Pro to…
If you’ve ever been to the beach on New Years Eve, you will remember that the fireworks show by locals and visitors, before and after the ‘Official Fireworks’ is pretty impressive. So there will be probably be “Unofficial” fireworks on FMB
Dec 23, 2020 2648

What’s Happening: New Years Eve Fireworks are Cancelled Everywhere, But You Don’t Want to Stay Home.....

In Southwest Florida all the big fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve, have been…
Dec 23, 2020 264

ASK THE DOCTORS : Marijuana Use May Lead to More Sex, But Also More Risky Behavior

Dear Doctor: Do marijuana users really have more sex? Why would that be? I ask out of…
Dec 19, 2020 224

How Designating a Health Care Surrogate Can Help You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a renewed interest in estate planning. Indeed, many…
A duck floats past an algae bloom in a mangrove along the  Caloosahatchee River during the “green slime” summer in, 2018
Dec 19, 2020 135

Rising Seas Could Divert Florida Funding From Everglades Water Quality

House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson want to address water…
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Dec 19, 2020 211

Florida Property Insurance Rates Surge

As property insurance rates skyrocket, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will become an…
Dec 19, 2020 298

FM Beach Town Council Last Meeting of 2020

Ed. Note: This story was updated for better coverage of the entire meeting, it was the…
Dec 19, 2020 321

When The Sun Sets on December 21st People Will See These Planets Closer Than Anyone Alive Has Seen Them

Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the…
Dec 17, 2020 241

COVIDGATE (Part 3): Attack on Informed Consent

Patient rights and bioethics are impossible without truly informed consent. This…
Dec 14, 2020 527

What does the Constitution Say About All This!

Now, we at SunBayPaper have printed numerous articles about this in the past, The…
Dec 14, 2020 354

Last Fundraiser for the Beach Kids Foundation in 2020 this TUESDAY, December 15th

This will be the Last Fundraiser for the Beach Kids Foundation in 2020 this TUESDAY,…
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Dec 11, 2020 215

Biden's All-Female Press Team? ................Yawn.

President-elect Joe Biden proudly has announced that his White House senior…
Dec 11, 2020 241

Joe Biden Says He Wants a 'Revolution'

In which America would you prefer to live? In one America, a family that works hard and…
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