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Shrimp Festival exceeds its fund-raising goal

March 24, 2016 Under the shadow of construction woes, organizers of the 58th Shrimp Festival were cautiously optimistic when they set their fund-raising goal at $50,00. more »»

Community must hustle to raise July 4 fireworks money

March 23, 2016 The April 1 deadline was looming and not a single donation had been made toward Fort Myers Beach's annual Fourth of July fireworks display, town staff reported at Monday's Town Council meeting. more »»

Community spotlight: Scott Hall

March 23, 2016 Q: You are a captain of the Estero Bay Express, which provides dolphin-watching tours out in the Gulf of Mexico, but now you are also playing the role of man with a microphone with a weekly podcast... more »»

The ultimate pet sitter

March 23, 2016 When a stray dog is found, Dawn Gaylor gets the call. more »»

Cereceda steps aside, Boback takes mayor seat

March 22, 2016 During his campaign, Dennis Boback consistently reminded voters that very little learning curve would be required for him. more »»

Community spotlight: Miffie Greer

March 22, 2016 Q: You were recognized last week with the town's Outstanding Citizen Award for 2015. What's your reaction? A: “Total surprise — and a great deal of humility. more »»

Matanzas Pass to be dredged this summer

March 16, 2016 For the first time since 2009, major dredging will occur this summer in Matanzas Pass, giving relief to the boats that travel along the federal channel and sometimes bottom out. more »»

Gore, Boback are victorious

March 15, 2016 The two candidates who made the most noise about protecting the town's development codes are Fort Myers Beach's new members of the Town Counci. more »»

3-year borrowing handcuffs come off town

March 15, 2016 It was by a narrow margin of 51 percent, but Fort Myers Beach leaders got their wish Tuesday when voters approved the town's request to remove the restriction on the town charter that borrowing coul... more »»

Market looks to be on its last legs

March 14, 2016 In November, the town’s farmers market fled the north-island construction for a new home in the parking lot of Bay Oaks Recreation Center. more »»

Nothing shrimpy about it

March 14, 2016 Having just recently moved from Minneapolis to Fort Myers Beach, Johnny Klein had heard plenty about Shrimp Festival. But when he came out at 7 a.m. more »»

Can flights avoid flying over Estero Island in the future?

March 14, 2016 Council member Rexann Hosafros has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to find a way to have airliners avoid twice flying over Estero Island and out over the Gulf of Mexico... more »»

St. Patrick's Day Parade is March 17

March 14, 2016 The 18th annual town of Fort Myers Beach Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held March 17 between Santini Marina Plaza and the Church of the Ascension. more »»

Escalators, two-way Fifth Street among Grand Resorts adjustments

March 9, 2016 A few weeks after a resident complained that Grand Resorts' proposed layout would cause him to take an elevator or staircase to get through the complex, developer Tom Torgerson has announced that ne... more »»

Stormwater fee provides little immediate help, public works director reports

March 9, 2016 The town hasn't collected any of the new stormwater utility fee it enacted last month, but it wanted a glimpse of what it can count on when the money comes in beginning next month. more »»

Community Spotlight: Alan Mandel

March 9, 2016 Q: The result of term limits, this week you wrapped up six years on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, which included a stint as mayor. more »»

Pierside gets approval for outdoor tables

March 8, 2016 Despite objections from some residents who fear Times Square is getting too crowded, the Pierside Grill was given the green light by unanimous vote Monday to set up 10 outdoor tables adjacent to its... more »»

School Street rentals now a bed and breakfast

March 8, 2016 Two years ago, a couple of dilapidated School Street buildings that stood in the shadow of the town’s community center and elementary school were frequent destinations for law enforcemen. more »»

Torgerson asks the big question

March 8, 2016 Tom Torgerson finally did it — he asked the seven candidates for Town Council if they supported him. more »»

Festival to bring much-needed fun and relaxation

March 8, 2016 The time is right for a little escape from reality. Needing a deep breath and a pat on the back, Fort Myers Beach this coming weekend will get to toast all things wonderful about life here. more »»



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