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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 »»

Let's luau

May 18, 2016 The Lani Kai — it's not just for tourists anymore. more »»

Community spotlight: Jan Bauer

May 18, 2016 Q: You are a manager and stylist at Twisted Scissors, a unisex hair salon located behind Hooters. Last week you celebrated your 12-year anniversary at the salon. more »»

Seeking compensation for BP spill, local men charged with fraud

May 17, 2016 Two Fort Myers Beach men who claimed they were boat captains during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and thus entitled to compensation have been charged with fraud-related offenses. more »»

Community spotlight: Barb Lacombe

May 17, 2016 Q: You own and operate Maid in the Sun. more »»

New name of 'Times Square Resorts' comes to light as Torgerson goes forward

May 11, 2016 For developer Tom Torgerson, part of a fresh start is coming in the form of a fresh name. more »»

On the move

May 6, 2016 Now that was one fast expansion. more »»

Can Bay Oaks become its own taxing district?

May 5, 2016 Aware that the Bay Oaks Recreation Campus has been a burden on the town’s budget since it took ownership of it in 2009, Dave Anderson has dropped a bombshell of an idea in suggesting it become its... more »»



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