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Bud Nocera names Jacki Liszak next Chamber president

July 27, 2016 It will be six months until Jacki Liszak fully takes over the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, but she's already got ideas. more »»

Fort Myers Beach residents to ride for business

July 20, 2016 Megan Heil loves her Jeep Wrangler. The two-year resident of Fort Myers Beach has noticed other people on the island love Jeeps, too. more »»

A new stitch on Fort Myers Beach

July 20, 2016 A knack with a needle is a trait that runs in Lisa Miller's family. more »»

Beach icon, Bruce Cermak, will be missed

July 6, 2016 Long-time Fort Myers Beach resident, benefactor and businessman Bruce Cermak died Saturday, July 2. He was 62. more »»

Area’s ‘best’ businesses come together

July 6, 2016 The Best of Fort Myers Beach luncheon, sponsored by the Fort myers Beach Observer and the Beach Bulletin, has become one of the most anticipated business events, celebrating those companies that go... more »»

American Sandsculpting Championship accepting vendor applications

June 22, 2016 Calling all vendors! The 30th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship is getting closer and is now in the process of filling vendor spot. more »»

Participants needed for Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Parade

June 22, 2016 Organizers are saying this could be the best Fourth of July Parade ever, but more participants are needed and there is still time to sign up. more »»

Staying Straw-sitive -- Lani Kai switches to more environment-friendly straws

June 9, 2016 After much controversy over the amount of litter – primarily drinking straws – found along the stretch of beach behind a local resort after the recent Memorial Day holiday weekend, the staff of the... more »»

Council discusses Mooring Field, farmers market

June 8, 2016 The Fort Myers Beach Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field has never been a money maker, nor has it ever been intended to be. more »»

Time to give our local burgermeister a good grilling

June 8, 2016 Q: Tell us about how and why your business landed on Fort Myers Beach. A: “I made a trip three years ago from Germany to find a location here in Florida. more »»

Lani Kai speaks out on the fight against littering and keeping Fort Myers Beach clean

June 2, 2016 Lani Kai's beach is a special part of Fort Myers Beach and is known for hosting thousands of local residents, national guests, and international travelers throughout the year. more »»

Bay Oaks can pursue special tax-district status

May 30, 2016 Yes, there are special taxing districts in the state of Florida designed solely to support a recreational entity. more »»

Russo, a longtime local restauranteur, dies at 60

May 29, 2016 Longtime Fort Myers Beach restauranteur Alfredo Russo died early this morning, according to business associate Joe Orlandini. Russo was 60. more »»

Lee County property values continue to rise

May 29, 2016 For the fourth year in a row, property values in Lee County continue to increase, according to the preliminary estimated Taxable Values for 2016 released Friday, and that increase is 6. more »»

Matanzas hosts third annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ benefit for Operation Open Arms Saturday

May 25, 2016 For the third year in a row, in honor of Memorial Day, Fort Myers Beach, is eager to host the Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ benefit. The event will be held Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. more »»

Property owner with chair rentals told no on permit appeal

May 25, 2016 The first casualties of the town's new beach-chair vendor ordinance are a pair of neighboring operations at Avenue C and I Stree. more »»

Community spotlight: Dave Gray

May 25, 2016 Q: You are a British chap who found his way to Fort Myers Beach. Tell us about what brought you here. A: “Pelicans, pretty ladies and palm trees — but not necessarily in that order. more »»

New focus group meets to discuss Times Square Resorts

May 20, 2016 Developer Tom Torgerson received his first dose of feedback Wednesday during a three-hour meeting with a small focus group he has assembled. more »»

Town hasn't paid $3.2 million in vendor bills over past 6 months

May 20, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach has not paid the vendors working on its water rehabilitation project for nearly six months, creating an accounts payable scenario of $3.2 million. more »»

Beach Records -- Local record shop has vast vinyl collection of new and old

May 19, 2016 Over recent years, what once was a “buried form of media” has resurfaced as a deep-rooted nostalgic time warp: vinyl records. more »»

 
 

 

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  1. Expected; that the housing market is up is no surprise.
  2. It’s higher than I thought it would be.
  3. I have mixed feelings; it’s good news but could also mean a higher tax bill.
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