FMB Lions To Add New Members

Come join us on Thursday Feb. 9 as Florida Lions District 35-I Governor John Geary installs new Lions into our Club. This year the Fort Myers Beach LIONS Club celebrates 65 years of service and Lions Clubs International celebrates 100 years of serving the needs of others. Do you think you have something to offer the community? Of course, you do, so please join your local Lions Club, we need you.

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. The Lions Club is not a fraternal, social, or political organization. It is a group of civic-minded men and women who have banded together to do the things they cannot do alone. Lions Clubs provide their communities with service projects in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief, and other humanitarian efforts. A person is rewarded in Lionism by the pleasure and satisfaction of serving others; by improving the community; and by endeavoring to leave the world a better place than how he or she found it.

The Fort Myers Beach Lions have been involved in almost every Beach activity and have taken an important part in all community affairs. They are the drivers behind the annual Shrimp Festival that generates a substantial amount of revenue for the Town, and the businesses on the Beach. The Lions have sponsored the Shrimp Festival for 59 years with pride knowing residents love the Festival, consider it part of their local heritage, and that people make their vacations plans around the Festival.

For the local Lions Club to continue to help where help is needed – in the Fort Myers Beach community and around the world, we need members. If you would like the community to continue to have residents benefit from the service projects, scholarships and the Shrimp Festival then please join. Just fill out the membership application and return it to today and tomorrow you can start making a difference in the community.


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Edison Festival of Light and the Grand Parade of Light Dazzles with Special Guests and Balloons

FORT MYERS, FL (Feb. 6, 2016) It is time to “Illuminate.  Innovate.  Celebrate.” in Southwest Florida.  The Edison Festival of Light, Southwest Florida’s largest and longest running festival announces details for the upcoming Festival.

The largest event of the Edison Festival, the Grand Parade of Light held on Saturday, Feb. 18 will dazzle downtown Fort Myers and has many new and exciting participants.  The 2017 Grand Marshals are the Cape Coral Little League Senior League World Series Championship team, who beat British Columbia, Canada to win the title.  In addition, the Honorary Grand Marshal is Bobby Nichols, a twelve time PGA Tour champion.  Nichols has held the Nichols Cup Golf Tournament at Fiddlesticks Golf Course for the past 15 years and has donated over $8.2 million for abused and neglected children from the proceeds of the tournament.

Seats are still available for the Grand Parade of Light.  Street seats are $10 and a ticket to the VIP event at Harborside Event Center that includes food and beverages are $57 per person.  Information on all parade tickets can be found at the Edison Festival website under Tickets.

For those unable to attend the Grand Parade in person, the parade will be broadcast on MeTV on Sunday, March 12, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  MeTV is a Waterman Broadcast station and is found on various cable channels throughout the area.

Volunteers are still needed for the Grand Parade and for all the Edison Festival of Light events.  Information on opportunities can be found at

All festival event details are listed on the Edison Festival of Light website (

For more information, visit or call 239-334-2999. Become a fan by following us on Facebook ( and Twitter and Instagram (@edisonfestival).  The Edison Festival of Light is a member of the Florida Festivals and Events Association and the International Festivals and Events Association.

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Meet The FMB Town Council Candidates on February 20th!

An Estero Island Taxpayers Association Event

February 20th: Meet the Candidates!

On March 7th, registered voters of Estero Island will vote to elect three new or returning candidates to Town Council.  

The stakes are high as our next Council will deal with critical issues affecting the future of our town. 

This is your opportunity to meet the candidates and learn their position on issues important to you. 


 Fort Myers Beach Women’s Club
175 Sterling Avenue
Fort Myers Beach

Near 5700 Estero Boulevard
Plenty of parking available!


Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

You can email questions for the candidates to:


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Feb 1 5pm at the Art Gallery – “Paint Around” Social – Fundraiser for Student Scholarship Fund.

Come enjoy snacks, beverages, prizes, and watch art in the making called a “Paint Around” featuring some of our award-winning artists: Sue Pink, Cheryl Fausel, Kathleen A Taylor, and Terry Shattuck.

What is a Paint Around?  Our Paint Around involves four award-winning artists, each beginning a watercolor work on archival watercolor paper, and then rotating every several minutes until they are back to the original piece that they started.  All four artists then sign each artwork since they have contributed to each piece.  We will then begin the silent auction.

About the artists:

Sue Pink, Cheryl Fausel, Kathleen A Taylor, and Terry Shattuck have been award winning for many years.  Although all of these artists work with watercolor, they each have a different way that they use it.  Come watch as they confront the challenge of meshing their unique styles to create four unique works of art.

Silent auction to benefit graduating seniors who will have a show beginning March 25.  Free admission to all but please rsvp by calling (239) 463-3909.  Please join us at 3030 Shell Mound Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, see  Donations are tax deductible since we are a 501c3 organization.  Receipts are available for donations.

5-6:30 Paint Around

7 pm Silent bidding ends

7 pm Raffle for prizes

We fulfill our purpose by offering a plein air event at Beach Elementary, Scholarships for seniors pursuing art education after graduation, a show for middle and high school students from Cypress Lakes, and a student division for the Quick Draw event, which is part of Paint the Beach.

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