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Chamber members listen to water quality reality

May 14, 2014 Florida Coastal and Oceans Coalition coordinator Ray Judah is getting the word out about the state of water quality in South Florida. more »»

Video voyeurism suspect under local custody

May 14, 2014 A local man that was the reported caretaker of a Fort Myers Beach vacation rental property linked to video voyeurism back in late March is now under local custody and awaiting arraignment. more »»

School board ballot initiative moves forward

May 14, 2014 The Lee County School Board is moving forward with a November ballot initiative that would expand the number of board members by two. more »»

Two honored for May 'hospitality hero' award

May 14, 2014 A resort front desk agent and a marina jet boat captain were recognized as special hospitality industry front-line employees at the Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Charley's... more »»

Great white shark found in Gulf waters

May 14, 2014 Betsy, the great white shark, traveled all the way from Cape Cod to Sanibel Island waters before surfacing long enough on April 25 for researchers to pinpoint her exact location via satellit. more »»

Town public works director resigns

May 13, 2014 The shake-up at Town Hall on Fort Myers Beach continues as Town Public Works Director Cathie Lewis is no longer the head of the department after a reported resignation. more »»

Pets of the week

May 9, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

FMB boulevard construction should begin in early 2015

May 8, 2014 Final design plans for the initial section of the Estero Boulevard Improvements Project are being digested and finalized by officials and should be completed and viewable to the public by year's end. more »»

BLUESY BUFFET: Taste of Beach tantalizes

May 7, 2014 The only thing bluesy about the 19th annual Taste of the Beach on Sunday was the music. more »»

Town committee leaders inform Council

May 7, 2014 Representatives from nine advisory boards for the Town of Fort Myers Beach sat down with Council members in a joint meeting at Town Hall Thursday afternoon to discuss projects and concerns. more »»

Bay Oaks eyes running trail around campus

May 7, 2014 Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff and committee members are discussing the possibility of constructing a running trail around the perimeter of the campus or within parts of the property. more »»

Former patients share at children's hospital groundbreaking

May 7, 2014 Former patients of the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida shared how it had affected their lives during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building set to open in 2017. more »»

Caretaker to be charged in video voyeurism case

May 5, 2014 On Friday, May 2, members of the Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit were asked to locate and arrest a caretaker for the Fort Myers Beach residence at 1910 Bayview Drive, which was linked to... more »»

Pets of the week

May 2, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

FAA overflight decision grounds residents

April 30, 2014 The Lee County Port Authority recently received what some residents of Fort Myers Beach would call an unfavorable ruling regarding the Record of Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration... more »»

Judah pitches ideas to manage Lake O watershed

April 30, 2014 Florida Coastal and Oceans Coalition coordinator Ray Judah provided the Fort Myers Beach Town Council with a power-point presentation on the current state of water quality in Southwest Florida at a... more »»

TURTLE TANGO: Sea creatures begin season tomorrow

April 30, 2014 With the 2014 tourism season in the books now that Easter has passed, another season is upon us with an official beginning tomorrow. Sea turtle season starts May 1 and ends Oct. 31. more »»

Beach Library unveils memorial statue

April 30, 2014 Officials from the Fort Myers Beach Public Library unveiled a special statue near the building's entrance at a memorial dedication ceremony last Friday. more »»

Clawson victory firms general election ballot

April 30, 2014 With the special general election just two months out, the candidates vying for Florida's 19th District seat in the U.S. more »»

'Clear Your Gear' to reduce pelican hook injuries

April 30, 2014 When Beverly McKee visited Sanibel Island in 2013 she had never expected to be part of a rescue operation for an injured brown pelican. more »»



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