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Traffic and parking on Fort Myers Beach

January 22, 2020 To the editor: According the a report in the Beach Observer on Jan 8, our Town Council discussed the seemingly incurable problem of traffic back-ups on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Jim Atterholt is well-qualified to serve

January 22, 2020 To the editor: I love Fort Myers Beach and try to spend as much time as I can here at my condo at Sandarac. more »»

Media should report the news and stop misinformation and bullying

January 15, 2020 To the editor: I've enjoyed reading the news and articles about current and upcoming events. more »»

The answers should be obvious

January 15, 2020 To the editor: In a recent edition of the Observer, Jan. 8, a guest commentary by Anita Cereceda, and an article by Nathan Mayberg, were read with interest and amusement. The fun part in Mr. more »»

Guest Commentary: What can we expect from the Red Tide Task Force?

January 15, 2020 Florida red tide is one of the major ecological threats facing Florida. Because of the seriousness of the threat, in mid-2019 Go. more »»

Guest Commentary: Answers to questions concerning Margaritaville

January 8, 2020 With the New Years’ arrival there seems to be a flurry of misinformation being circulated on the coconut telegraph and in local mailboxes! Yesterday I had a new resident in my neighborhood question... more »»

Guest Commentary: Prioritize chronic disease prevention to slash health insurance costs

January 1, 2020 Private health insurance spending surged $101 billion between 2016 and 2018. Hospital care and emergency services accounted for the largest share of that increase -- 42 percen. more »»

Only facts can determine if actions taken are impeachable or not

December 18, 2019 Regardless of my or anyone’s opinion about the President’s treatment of the Ukrainians, Rudy Giuliani or anyone else, impeachment is such a grave matter that it demands that a strong and clear case... more »»

Candidacy announced

December 11, 2019 To the editor: This past year has been one of the most enjoyable and enlightening periods in my life. It was a little over a year ago that I began a campaign for a position on Town Council. more »»

Guest Commentary: What you need to know about Florida red tide

December 4, 2019 The ecological disaster that the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge experienced in 2018 was caused primarily by red tide. more »»

Guest Commentary: Small Business Saturday is our opportunity to support local companies, local people

November 27, 2019 By Casey Crowther Black Friday and Cyber Monday grab all of the attention, but there is another holiday in between that deserves equal in. more »»

Supporters of the arches, please hang in there

November 27, 2019 To the editor: Living as far away as I do here in Denver, I have to operate on different map and satellite mapping services. more »»

An Open Letter to the Fort Myers Beach Community

November 20, 2019 To the editor: It has been an honor to serve this wonderful community for the past 12 years on both advisory committees and as a Councilmember. more »»

Do nothing, nothing changes!

November 20, 2019 To the editor: As an American citizen, I have a “right” to redress my government with grievances, local or otherwise. more »»

Forever grateful

November 13, 2019 To the editor: I am currently visiting Fort Myers Beach for the first time, and wanted to share with the community an extraordinarily nice experience I just had with the local fire departmen. more »»

When will they start legislating?

November 13, 2019 To the editor: Led by Pelosi, Schumer and the four misguided and disruptive lady new-comers to the House of Representatives, the Democrats have totally abdicated their responsibility. more »»

Guest Commentary: What has the Blue-Green Algae Task Force delivered?

November 7, 2019 In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued executive order 19-1. more »»

Guest Commentary: Let’s shop with purpose at Dress for Success SW Florida’s ‘Shop for Success’

November 7, 2019 Financial independence is a critical part of feeling empowered and in control of our own lives. more »»

Guest Commentary: Guardian ad Litem Foundation helps give a childhood back to children of SWFL

October 30, 2019 Imagine if your birthday was just another day — no party, no gifts, no cake, no extra attention. You certainly wouldn’t feel special. more »»



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  1. Yes, on the island.
  2. Yes, off the island.
  3. No, that will encourage more traffic.