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State, Lee County update on coronavirus

March 23, 2020 The Florida Department of Health's latest numbers on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 are as follows: There have been 1,007 confirmed positive cases out of 10,338 people tested. more »»

Lovers Key State Park, all state parks closed

March 22, 2020 The last beach sanctuary in Fort Myers Beach was closed when the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced this weekend that Lovers Key State Park and all state beach parks woul... more »»

Parrot Key offers $2 lunches to hospitality workers

March 22, 2020 As Fort Myers Beach restaurants reel from the one-two punch of seeing the beaches closed and dealing with restrictions for dining-in customers, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill is stepping up to help out... more »»

Gov. DeSantis bans dining in restaurants

March 20, 2020 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order shutting down any dining at restaurants. Only carryout or delivery will be allowed. The order takes effect immediately. more »»

Fort Myers Beach half-deserted after beach ban

March 20, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council finally found a way to solve its traffic problems – with a declaration banning any beach activity on private or public property from Bowditch Point to San Carlos... more »»

Update on COVID-19 in Lee County, Florida

March 20, 2020 As of Friday morning, there have been 13 confirmed cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 in Lee County. Of the cases, 10 are Florida residents and three are non-Florida residents. more »»

Walmart cuts hours

March 20, 2020 The Walmart at the intersection of Summerlin Boulevard and San Carlos Boulevard has cuts its hours further. On Thursday, the formerly 24-hour superstore cut back its opening time to 7 a.m. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council closes beach

March 19, 2020 With Councilmember Rexann Hosafros denouncing the board's actions as comparable to “martial law” and just one day after the Fort Myers Beach Council held an emergency meeting and voted to ban... more »»

Town vacates Canal Street beach access

March 18, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted unanimously to vacate portions of Canal Street in the town’s right-of-way and portions of Crescent Park Plat at its most recent meeting to pave way for TPI’s... more »»

Atterholt, Allers and Veach elected to Town of Fort Myers Beach Council

March 18, 2020 Voters on Fort Myers Beach chose three new faces for the town council while passing referendum questions to extend the terms of councilmembers from three years to four years and move future election... more »»

Fort Myers Beach bans commercial activity on beachfront, restricts beach access parking

March 18, 2020 At an emergency meeting Wednesday, the Fort Myers Beach Council unanimously approved an emergency ban on beachfront commercial activity, closed public beach parking access on North Estero Boulevard,... more »»

Lee County closing all county-owned beaches Thursday

March 18, 2020 Lee County has announced that all county-owned beaches will close. The order takes effect at 6 p.m. Thursday to limit the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. more »»

Business leaders raising funds for hospitality workers

March 18, 2020 With the beach season potentially facing a premature slowdown due a stock market in decline, along with national and local state of emergencies enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of... more »»

Chicago tribute concert postponed to May 13

March 18, 2020 The Chicago tribute concert featuring former Chicago singer Jeff Coffey and the Chicago cover band Back to Chicago scheduled for March 19 at Fish-Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach has been postponed t... more »»

Council receives plans for Bayside Park

March 18, 2020 Lifesize chess boards, a veteran's tribute with a timeline marking America's wars and conflicts, rain garden, hopscotch, beanbag tossing, seating for musical performances, a viewing deck pavilion,... more »»

Branding plan moves forward for town

March 18, 2020 After months of buildup, the branding and marketing strategy options for Fort Myers Beach has arrived in the form of a dolphin, palm trees and a multi-colored logo of FMB and FMBeach. more »»

Council approves ordinance to lower speed on Estero Bay

March 18, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council took the first step in getting the manatee zone changed back to a no-wake zone by approving a first-reading of an ordinance to send to the Florida Fish and... more »»

Council declines to give Town Manager raise

March 18, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council elected not to give a raise to Town Manger Roger Hernstadt during a discussion at its March 13 meeting. more »»

Gov, DeSantis closes bars, nightclubs for 30 days

March 17, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an order to close bars and nightclubs for 30 days beginning March 17 as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Bars that serve food are exempt. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Public Library closed until further notice

March 17, 2020 For those looking for a reading oasis away from the coronavirus pandemic, they will have to find a place other than the Fort Myers Beach Library which is closed until further notice. more »»



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