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Lee County to re-open parks for walking, jogging and biking

April 21, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners agreed to open up 23 of its parks -- not including beach parks or Lakes Park -- for hiking, walking, jogging, and biking. more »»

County names 23 parks open for walking, jogging and biking

April 21, 2020 The following county park sites are being re-opened for walking, jogging, bicycling and horseriding where available: Lee County Parks & Recreation sites with trails Caloosahatchee Regional Park... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council to hold special meeting to discuss beach opening

April 21, 2020 With three councilmembers signaling a willingness to open up the beach again, if only on a limited basis for the time being, a special meeting has been called for Monday to take up the matter. more »»

In search of aid

April 21, 2020 In Southwest Florida, perhaps no other industry makes its mark so directly on the culture and day-to-day life of its tourism business as the fishermen who supply the seafood to local restaurants. more »»

Fort Myers Beach hires communications coordinator

April 21, 2020 As part of an initiative championed by the former town council, a social media and communications coordinator has been hired by Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstad. more »»

Court date set for Margaritaville arguments, Torgerson acquires Gulf Marine Ways and Supply

April 17, 2020 The Florida Court of Appeal Second District has set a date of June 9 to hear arguments in an appeal relating to the challenge brought by Chris Patton and attorney Ralf Brookes against the Town of... more »»

Lee Health beginning clinical trial for coronavirus

April 17, 2020 Starting Monday, April 20, patients who are being admitted to Lee Health hospitals with proven SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19) may qualify to enroll in a clinical trial... more »»

Valentine's Day death on Fort Myers Beach still under investigation

April 16, 2020 The death of an unidentified person in their 30's on the waters off Fort Myers Beach following reports of shots fired on Valentine's Day continues to be the subject of an ongoing investigation by th... more »»

Turtle Time volunteers to start monitoring beach today

April 15, 2020 If you happen to see people on Fort Myers Beach beginning this week, it doesn't mean that they are trespassing or that the beach has been opened. more »»

Chamber finding relief and guidance for businesses

April 15, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a meeting on Zoom Friday with town and county officials to help businesses understand loan programs available to deal with the economic... more »»

Lee County suffers 23rd death from coronavirus

April 15, 2020 The Florida Department of Health reported Lee County's 22nd and 23rd coronavirus-related death on Wednesday evening, documenting the passing of a 93-year-old and a 61-year-old from April 14. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy talks present, future in return to mayorship

April 14, 2020 Ray Murphy is in his second stint as mayor after being elected unanimously by the Fort Myers Beach Council last week. more »»

94-year-old latest Lee County death from COVID-19

April 13, 2020 A 94-year-old woman is the latest death to be reported in Lee County attibutable to the coronavirus known as COVID-19. more »»

DeSantis, Lee County extend short-term vacation rental ban

April 10, 2020 In moves announced about two hours apart, Gov. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council bars new boaters at mooring field

April 9, 2020 The newly-installed Town of Fort Myers Beach Council acted to stop any new boat hookups to the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field near Matanzas Inn while instructing Town Manager Roger Hernstadt to allow... more »»

Lee Health CEO sees progress in COVID-19 battle

April 9, 2020 Lee Health CEO Larry Antonucci said he is seeing positive results amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are continuing to see a flattening of the curve locally. more »»

Beach Baptist Church getting the food out

April 8, 2020 While the coronavirus pandemic and the related government actions have led to a near shutdown of the hospitality industry on Fort Myers Beach, the work and mission of the Beach Baptist Church has no... more »»

New council elects Murphy as mayor

April 8, 2020 In its first act, the new Fort Myers Beach Council elevated Vice Mayor Ray Murphy to mayor of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

School District’s distance learning going well

April 8, 2020 The School District of Lee County reports that teachers were able to reach nearly 90 percent of their students overall during the first week of distance learning, a number officials say is a big... more »»



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