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DeSantis opens gyms, restaurants, retail to 50%

May 15, 2020 DeSantis opens gyms, restaurants to 50% indoors By Nathan Mayberg Beginning Monday, restaurants in Florida will be allowed to serve guests at 50% of indoor capacity, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. more »»

DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions, foreclosures

May 14, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended the state's moratorium on evictions and mortgage foreclosures through June 2, in an executive order announced May 14. more »»

Protecting threatened turtles by shielding lights outside

May 13, 2020 Turtle season is here and for those unaware of the town's lighting requirements, an ordinance approved by Fort Myers Beach Town Council in February could make for some expensive fines for those foun... more »»

Turtle nests off to quick start on Fort Myers Beach

May 13, 2020 With 10 sea turtle nests discovered (loggerheads) as of May 12, this year's turtle season sprung to a quicker start than turtles are known for moving on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Brian Howe, former Beach resident, recalled for love of Estero Bay

May 13, 2020 Former Fort Myers Beach resident Brian Howe, who gained fame as the lead singer for Bad Company in their second incarnation, died May 6 from cardiac arrest at his Lake Placid, Florida home according... more »»

Town council gets handle on 5G installations

May 13, 2020 The council held a planning and management session May 7 in which it discussed the arrival of 5G, a new cellular phone technology network which is expanding nationally and locally and has been the... more »»

Days, venues set for high school graduations

May 13, 2020 Lee County seniors got some news they have been waiting for -- a timeline for a virtual graduation ceremony to be aired on YouTube in June with traditional graduations to follow in July at either... more »»

County commissioners have $134M to spend from CARES ACT

May 12, 2020 Commissioners to dole out $134 million in CARES Act funds By Nathan Mayberg In an emergency meeting that began with an invocation by Chairman Brian Hamman which concluded with “In Jesus' name we... more »»

DeSantis visits Lee Health

May 11, 2020 In a visit to Lee Health's Gulf Coast Medical Center Monday, Go. more »»

Beaches, trails reopen at Lovers Key State Park

May 10, 2020 After several days of a limited opening of just the boat ramp, Lovers Key State Park opened up its beachfront on Fort Myers Beach as well as some of its trails on Thursday. more »»

DeSantis allows haircutting, cosmetology salon activity to resume

May 10, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis has lifted a ban on haircutting and other cosmetology practices at barbershops and salons beginning Monday. more »»

LeeTran resuming service on Fort Myers Beach

May 7, 2020 LeeTran will resume Route 400 servicing Fort Myers Beach effective Friday, May 8. The service will begin at the Beach Park & Ride, which is located at 11101 Summerlin Square Drive in Fort Myers. more »»

Fort Myers Beach advisory committees have openings

May 7, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Community Resource Advisory Board and Local Planning Agency currently have openings for volunteers board member. more »»

#WeAreFMB helping one worker at a time

May 6, 2020 When much of Fort Myers Beach started closing down in March as the coronavirus approached, people like Barefoot Event Group Coordinator Janeen Paulauskis and community members quickly realized that ... more »»

DeSantis, Trump talk new testing for international flights

May 6, 2020 While international flights from China and Europe have been stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flights from other countries into the United States have continued, including Latin America. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Pier still blocked off

May 6, 2020 Although all of the restrictions on accessing the beach have been lifted on Fort Myers Beach, the barricade at the Fort Myers Beach Pier remains there at the direction of the Lee County Board of... more »»

Beach Kids Foundation accepting scholarship applications

May 6, 2020 After a record season in which 28 scholarships were awarded, the Beach Kids Foundation is looking to get the word out about this year's application process which will wrap up next month. more »»

Lee County coronavirus deaths reach 54, up 12 since Sunday

May 6, 2020 The Florida Department of Health reported five more deaths from COVID-19 in Lee County and 68 statewide in its May 6 report, reflecting new deaths as well as cases from weeks prior. more »»

County update on COVID-19 testing site

May 5, 2020 Lee County has issued a public informational notice to the public of what to be aware of at the state's new COVID-19 testing center at CenturyLink Sports Complex, the spring training home of the... more »»

Florida reported deaths up 28% from COVID-19 in past week

May 3, 2020 The Florida Department of Health reported on there have been 1,379 deaths attributed to the coronavirus known as COVID-19 statwide since March, as of Sunday. more »»



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