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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 »»

New fire chief on board

January 8, 2016 Matthew Love is the new fire chief of the Fort Myers Beach Fire District, accepting the offer Jan. 5 after the district's five board members voted unanimously for him. more »»

Festival parade route back on right track

January 8, 2016 Festival parade route back on right track Businesses were preparing to protest By John Morton jmorton@breezenewspapers. more »»

A stroke of serenity

January 6, 2016 It was about this time five years ago that Sissel Robertson dragged her kayak from Montana to Fort Myers Beach to start a busines. more »»


January 6, 2016 Q: You're a 78-year-old guy who always seems on the run, recently winning your age group in the annual Fort Myers Turkey Trot, with the 10K River Run over the local bridges coming up next. more »»

Body found in canal on Fort Myers Beach

January 5, 2016 A man was found dead around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in a canal between Beach Club Drive and Tropical Shores Way on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Ex-mayor tosses hat back in the ring

January 5, 2016 Dennis Boback is back on the campaign trail, hoping to join Fort Myers Beach’s Town Council after an eight-year hiatus from public servic. more »»

Chamber to take over Times Square info area

January 5, 2016 The high-traffic space in the heart of Times Square's pedestrian area will now be home to a booth run by the local chamber of commerce, beginning around Feb. more »»

Plenty to celebrate

January 5, 2016 The 20-year party commemorating the incorporation of Fort Myers Beach took the form of a reunion of sorts, as many of the original government leaders gathered in Timers Square on New Year’s Eve. more »»

Businesses rally to reinstate trolleys on New Year’s Eve

January 5, 2016 Fort Myers Beach averted a public relations disaster on New Year’s Eve, with John Lallo’s influence coming to the rescue. more »»

A dip in the drink that was easy to bear

January 5, 2016 It wasn’t so much a polar plunge as it was a Calgon moment. more »»

Grand Resorts talk to stop until consultant on board

January 5, 2016 As many as 10 local people have been approached by the town’s manager regarding Fort Myers Beach’s desire to hire a consultant to guide it through the upcoming Grand Resorts proposal. more »»

Farmers Market at Beach Baptist told to shut down

January 5, 2016 The pastor at Beach Baptist Church plans to hold his weekly farmers market today. He also expects to be served papers by the town. more »»

Nervous Nellie’s plugs in

January 5, 2016 Nervous Nellie’s has been given permission to have amplified music played at its downtown waterfront restaurant located at 1131 First St. until 11 p.m. at night. more »»

The microphone is yours, FMB

January 3, 2016 Grand Resorts will hold its second public meeting on Estero Island on Jan. 14, and this time it will share the microphone with the public. more »»

Boot Kickin' offers homemade food, stunning views

December 30, 2015 Kay Hayden has worked in the restaurant business for 20-plus years, but Boot Kickin' Sports Bar and Grill is her first foray into ownershi. more »»


December 30, 2015 Q: You live across the street from the Fort Myers Beach Publix, where you have volunteered for five years as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. more »»

Wild boat chase began off San Carlos Island

December 29, 2015 A wild, high-seas boat chase played out over the Christmas weekend, and its origin was the Fort Myers Beach area. more »»

7 is one cool number

December 29, 2015 Sure, it's unseasonably hot here, but that's not keeping Fort Myers Beach from being named the No. 7 “coolest” small town in America. more »»



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