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Community Spotlight: Mike Hotz

January 27, 2016 Q: You are owner of the Shamrock Irish Pub, and that's quite the bus you’ve got parked next door. Talk about a travel party! Tell us about it. A: “It’s a 1981 school bus. more »»

A wrinkle in time, plus wine

January 27, 2016 There are after-hour parties where it's BYOB. more »»

Businesses unite to monitor Grand Resorts

January 27, 2016 A group of businesses concerned about Grand Resorts and whether or not it will receive special treatment have not only united, it has hired a public relations firm and created a logo. more »»

Town lowers the boom on chair vendors

January 26, 2016 A few months back, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Anita Cereceda took a boat trip around Estero Island’s northern tip and into the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Incumbent Andre joins the list of council candidates

January 26, 2016 After a long delay, Dan Andre has decided to run for re-election to the Fort Myers Beach Town Counci. more »»

Setting the gold standard

January 26, 2016 Good teachers get red apples. In these parts, exceptional teachers get golden coconuts. more »»

Andre remains undecided on council run

January 20, 2016 The deadline fast approaches, but Vice-Mayor Dan Andre has yet to announce whether he’ll run for re-election to the Town Council. more »»

New shop gets you moving

January 20, 2016 Charles Hansen is a high-motor beach guy who likes to get around without a motor. For years, he built custom bicycles in his garage for his friends. more »»

Community spotlight: Francis Read

January 20, 2016 Q: You make your way around the Red Coconut RV Park’s shuffleboard court in impressive fashion — especially for a gentleman of 91. more »»

New watchdogs hope to have loud bark

January 19, 2016 Charlie Whitehead had forgotten how his booming voice could command a room. more »»

Less is more? Grand Resorts unveils some new looks it hopes will please, but seawall remains a sore subject  

January 18, 2016 Scaling down and softening up. Those were the philosophies in play Thursday as Grand Resorts developers updated about 300 residents at the Bay Oaks Recreational Center with a revised game plan. more »»

Punishing storm leaves island flooded

January 16, 2016 Just six days removed from a storm that caused high winds and damage, Fort Myers Beach was socked and soaked again Friday morning by torrential rains that left the island mostly under water. more »»

Former fire chief disputes non-renewal, files lawsuit

January 13, 2016 Darren White, the former Fort Myers Beach Fire District chief, has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract against the district and says he is still not certain why his contract wasn't renewed last... more »»

Our matriarch marches on

January 13, 2016 At 84, isn't keeping the old homestead going a bit of a burden for Fran Santini? “Well, I can't give it up now,” she said while sitting on the back deck of her Primo Drive house that's just three... more »»

Community Spotlight: Annette Stillson

January 12, 2016 Q: Like a good book, let's dive right in. What are your two favorite fiction books and why? Same with non-fictio. more »»

Stormwater fee surging toward vote

January 12, 2016 A monthly stormwater utility fee nows seems eminent, as Fort Myers Beach Town Council members appear to be down to deciding not if, but how much. A public hearing is set for Feb. more »»

New dock likely in store for Hercules Drive

January 12, 2016 Not only will residents of Hercules Drive likely be getting their beloved dock back, they'd be getting a shiny-new one at an estimated cost of $90,000. more »»

A great woman leaves a great legacy

January 12, 2016 Betty Goodacre, who graced the Fort Myers Beach area for 60 years with an unmatched devotion that culminated in being named 2015's Humanitarian of the Year, died Jan. 1 at the age of 88. more »»

Storm brings damage to small portion of island

January 11, 2016 Lois Smith isn’t certain what hit her house Saturday, but she knows it packed a punch. “I heard it was a waterspout,” she said, “but I didn’t see it. I just felt it. more »»

Grand Resorts forum is Thursday

January 10, 2016 Grand Resorts, which is proposing a major downtown redevelopment featuring four hotels, is hosting its second public presentation on Fort Myers Beach at 5:30 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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