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The Spring Break breakdown

April 27, 2016 On short notice, Ron Kain wanted to take the family on a spring getaway and he chose Fort Myers Beach on a whim. more »»

Junkanoo to stay put for another year

April 27, 2016 Fans of the Junkanoo, rejoice. The popular beachfront restaurant at 3040 Estero Blvd. will continue to operate through April of next year, according to property owner Joe Orlandini. more »»

Alcohol awareness event debuts in Times Square

April 27, 2016 In the heart of the party zone during the height of the party season, Lee County's Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida set up shop in Times Square on March 29 with a first-time seminar on th... more »»

Community spotlight: Matt Love

April 27, 2016 Q: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach. You have a month on the job under your belt as the new fire chief, so we thought we'd check in with you. more »»

First turtle nest pops up early again

April 26, 2016 Apparently, Mary Rose Spalletta has the turtle touch. For the second straight year, the volunteer with the non-profit Turtle Time found Estero Island's first sea turtle nest of the year. more »»

Spring Break results are mixed for businesses

April 23, 2016 In this time of business uncertainty, what with road construction and polluted water part of life here, who knows what it takes to catch a break. more »»

Attack at Pierside results in theft of cash

April 21, 2016 A female employee of Times Square’s Pierside Grill, 1000 Estero Blvd., was attacked shortly after midnight today and robbed of the cash she was counting at closing time. more »»

Sadness in seclusion

April 20, 2016 It doesn't sound right to describe a place as an ideal one in which to be homeless, but the secluded setting behind Topp's supermarket lends itself to just that. more »»

Chicago tribute gets local film festival off to rocking start

April 20, 2016 Tom and Martie Schultz saw their beloved music group Chicago last fall in San Diego. On New Year's Eve, when the band played in its hometown, it was a no-brainer that they were there. more »»

July 4 parade gets the OK

April 19, 2016 Fort Myers Beach is known for some grandiose parade floats. However, for this year’s Fourth of July festivities the residents’ creativity will be tested in the form of having to scale things back. more »»

Deck on Delmar ‘pathetic’

April 19, 2016 Even when the answer is all right, things seem to go all wrong when it comes to Fort Myers Beach projects involving bed-tax dollars coming from the count. more »»

BASE team to try hand at code enforcement

April 19, 2016 He has Town Council approval to hire a second code-enforcement officer, and the position is budgeted, but Don Stilwell has decided to go with some cross training instead. more »»

Community spotlight: Corri Francisco

April 19, 2016 Q: The springtime outing on Fort Myers Beach for the Great American Cleanup is Saturday, and you are a longtime volunteer for this event. more »»

Surfing gator surprises beach goers

April 15, 2016 Ron and Jan Fleming hit the beach each and every day, so they see the variety of wildlife the Gulf of Mexico can bring. But an alligator? “That was a first for us,” said Jan Flemin. more »»

Sea turtle nesting season nears, residents asked to cooperate

April 15, 2016 The sea turtle nesting season begins May 1, running through Oct. 3. more »»

Anderson goes after county seat

April 14, 2016 Describing the response of Lee County Commissioners to Lake Okeechobee discharges as “nothing more than the sound of crickets,” Dick Anderson announced Wednesday that he will be running for the seat... more »»

Community spotlight: Bobby Armando Mimmo

April 13, 2016 Q: You operate Armando's Day Spa at 2101 Estero Blvd., offering massage and physiotherapy. Tell us how you got involved in this fiel. more »»

Current Grand Resorts concept falls to the wayside

April 12, 2016 It's back to the drawing board for Tom Torgerson, who on Tuesday said he is pulling the plug on his intent to file an application with the town for the construction of the current form of his $250... more »»

Could a concert stage bring TDC dollars to Times Square?

April 8, 2016 Fort Myers Beach has about $1.2 million hanging out there in open purchase orders through Lee County's Tourist Development Council (TDC). more »»

Referring to rumors about ex-mayor, Boback pushes for lobby law

April 8, 2016 Stating that before recently being elected he heard rumors about “behind-the-scenes” meetings between the former mayor and a developer, Dennis Boback suggested on April 4 that the Fort Myers Beach... more »»



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