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New lawsuit filed against Fort Myers Beach over Margaritaville

July 9, 2020 Ralf Brookes, attorney for Christine Patton, announced that a new lawsuit has been filed in circuit court today against the Town of Fort Myers Beach over the constitutionality of its town code... more »»

 
 
 
DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions, foreclosures

July 9, 2020 eSantis extends eviction, foreclosure moratorium Governor also signs bill increasing fines for environmental fines By Nathan Mayberg As Florida continues to try and recover from the economic,... more »»

Lovers Key State Park construction ramps up as park fully opened

July 9, 2020 After being shut down in March during the COVID-19 pandemic and undergoing a partial reopening in May, all aspects of Lover's Key State Park are now opened and accessible. more »»

Mound House Museum closed

July 9, 2020 The Mound House Museum and restrooms have been closed until further notice. Kayak tours and beach walks will be offered on select days. more »»

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman tests positive for COVID-19

July 8, 2020 Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Brian Hamman announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. more »»

Fort Myers Beach business results mixed over Fourth of July weekend

July 8, 2020 The Fourth of July weekend was being forecast by some in doomsday scenarios as swarms of Floridians cast away from closed beaches in South Florida and the state's east coast would overwhelm Fort... more »»

Florida Court of Appeal denies appeal over Margaritaville

July 8, 2020 The Second District Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of the Town of Fort Myers Beach in an appeal by Chris Patton over a 2019 circuit court ruling over TPI's Margaritaville projec. more »»

First sea turtle hatching on Fort Myers Beach

July 7, 2020 For one turtle nest, Independence Day was their cue to get free from their shell and break away to the sea. more »»

Teenage victim of COVID-19 had complex medical history

July 7, 2020 The office of the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner has released its report on the death of Carsyn Davis, the 17-year-old honors student at Cypress Lake High School who passed away in Miami on June... more »»

Florida coronavirus cases still surging

July 6, 2020 Florida coronavirus cases double in two weeks Lee County cases mirroring state increases By Nathan Mayberg Over the past week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida has risen from... more »»

Estero Boulevard project to get rest this weekend

July 3, 2020 Motorists will get a brief reprieve from the ongoing road construction on Estero Boulevard July 3 and July 4, when contractors will get some time off for the holiday, according to Cella Molnar and... more »»

Fort Myers Beach hotels expecting busy weekend

July 2, 2020 While there will be no official town fireworks, the beach will be opened for the Fourth of July as local hotels expect a busy weekend. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Public Library adds security

July 1, 2020 After an incident in which library staff members say they were subjected to foul language and a threat of physical violence from a patron, the Fort Myers Beach Public Library has hired a full-time... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council passes emergency declaration regarding masks

July 1, 2020 Fort Myers Beach will be open this weekend without any limits on beach access though there will be a new requirement on mask-wearing. more »»

Fort Myers Beach kids fishing tourney reels in good catch

June 30, 2020 In what was one of the first, if not the first, sporting tournaments on Fort Myers Beach since the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Fourth of July fishing tournament was held at its customary time and... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council to keep beaches open, issues mask declaration

June 30, 2020 At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council declined to take action to limit beach access for the Fourth of July weekend. more »»

Florida coronavirus cases up 46% over past week

June 29, 2020 In one week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases shot up a staggering 46% statewide from 100,217 to 146,341 as of Monday, June 29. more »»

Lee County commissioners approve expansion of license plate readers

June 26, 2020 Lee County is expanding the ability of ¬†law enforcement to use license plate readers along local roadway. more »»

Bar service curtailed, DeSantis visits Fort Myers

June 26, 2020 In a visit to Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers on Friday, Gov. more »»

Jim Knickle named to fire commission

June 25, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners voted on Wednesday to name Jim Knickle to the seat left vacant by Bob Raymond. more »»

DiamondHead Beach Resort rolls out renovations

June 25, 2020 The DiamondHead Beach Resort used the time when the town closed much of its hospitality industry following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March, to do some sprucing up. more »»

 
 

Mahjong club shows some tiles July 13, 2020

Mahjong club shows some tiles The Purple Dragon Mahjong Club that plays at the Island Plaza Shopping Center, 15675-1 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, is having the following events open to the public. more »

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