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Too late for farmers market but still time for fresh produce

May 2, 2020 When the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council acted last week to allow its farmers markets to re-open, it turns out it was too late. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council opens up all beaches

May 1, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council voted to completely open up its beaches beginning Saturday at dawn. more »»

County approves agreement with TPI for Margaritaville sky bridge

May 1, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has approved an agreement with TPI-FMB I, LLC to allow the company to construct a pedestrian bridge over Estero Boulevard for the Margaritaville proje. more »»

DeSantis opens state parks

May 1, 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will be opening up state parks for limited uses beginning Monday including access to trails, some day use areas. more »»

Restaurateurs welcome governor's announcement

April 30, 2020 The order announced by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday to loosen restrictions at restaurants, will put employees back to work and open back up local establishments, local restaurant owners said. more »»

County commissioners approve $632K for Estero Boulevard consultant

April 30, 2020 At their most recent regular board meeting, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract for $632,466. more »»

DeSantis loosens restrictions on restaurants, retail stores

April 29, 2020 After more than a month of steps to restrict movements and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. more »»

Virtual and traditional graduations planned

April 29, 2020 The Class of 2020 will have two graduation ceremonies, one virtual in June and a traditional graduation in July, if all goes well. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Kids Foundation helping families during pandemic

April 29, 2020 In a little more than a week’s time, the Fort Myers Beach Kids Foundation has raised almost $10,000 to aid local families during the coronavirus pandemic. more »»

County commissioners open up beach parks

April 28, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners, during a swift emergency meeting Tuesday, voted to open up all county beach parks beginning Wednesday at dawn, including those on Fort Myers Beach at... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council approves limited opening of beach

April 27, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Council, in a 3-2 vote Monday at a special meeting, approved a limited opening of the beach for town residents. more »»

Council approves opening hotels, rentals May 15

April 27, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council voted Monday to allow hotels and vacation rentals to begin taking reservations May 15 contingent on actions by Governor Ron DeSantis to allow short-term vacation... more »»

Lee County coronavirus deaths up to 37, Fort Myers Beach cases up to eight

April 26, 2020 As of Sunday morning, there have been 37 deaths from the coronavirus known as COVID-19 in Lee County and 1,074 deaths throughout Florida. more »»

Lee County coronavirus death toll rises to 32

April 23, 2020 The Florida Department of Health reported that a 67-year-old male and 89-year-old male in Lee County died on Wednesday from complications related to the coronavirus, in their latest update Thursday... more »»

Lani Kai delivers pizzas to area hospital staff, emergency workers

April 22, 2020 With the knowledge that hospital staff and emergency workers have been putting their health at risk in doing their jobs responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some people do what they do... more »»

Hotelier awaits funds from federal aid program

April 22, 2020 For Pink Shell Resort owner Robert Boykin, the town's shutdown of beach access and to most commercial lodging, has has a devastating effect on his hotel's operation. more »»

From Pence's chief to town council

April 22, 2020 Fort Myers Beach is witnessing a rare occurrence for any town or city, let alone a small one. Its town council boasts the former chief of staff to Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States. more »»

Hosafros named to tourism council

April 22, 2020 The Lee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) appointed Town of Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Rexann Hosafros to the Lee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) at its April 21 meeting. more »»

‘Safer Way Virtual 5K’ to benefit Lee Health Foundation

April 22, 2020 Cooped up in the house? Need a way to stretch those legs for a good cause? Cape Coral residents and beyond can tie up those shoe laces, get some fresh air (on their own) and benefit local medical... more »»



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