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Fire chief search down to 4

December 22, 2015 The search for a new fire chief for Fort Myers Beach is down to four candidates, with final interviews slated for Jan. 4. more »»

Finding middle ground

December 22, 2015 On Nov. 25, Rahel Csuka of Naples decided to take her farmers market tent on the road, giving Fort Myers Beach a try. She awoke at 5 a.. more »»


December 22, 2015 Q: You are the choir director at St. Peter Lutheran Church. more »»

Holiday singalong at school cancelled because of parent's actions

December 18, 2015 A traditional holiday singalong event Thursday night at Beach Elementary School was cancelled after parent Joseph Gilberti posted a video on social media that alleges the school is “poisoning our... more »»

Man on a mission

December 16, 2015 “Peace and tranquility” is how Wayne Slockbower describes his daily drives over the Sky Bridge onto Fort Myers Beach, despite what awaits him. more »»


December 16, 2015 Q: Al, you have served as the crossing guard outside Beach Elementary School on busy Estero Boulevard for more than 10 years. For $10. more »»

Big crowd, big reaction for Grand Resorts

December 15, 2015 If developers of Grand Resorts were having trouble gauging the level of interest among local residents, they need not wonder now. more »»

A New Year's Eve party and birthday bash all in one

December 15, 2015 This year it's the big 2-0 for the Town of Fort Myers Beach, which just so happened to become incorporated on Dec. 31 two decades ago. more »»

Candidate applications for Town Council spots due at noon Dec. 28

December 15, 2015 Fort Myers Beach will hold a general election on March 15 for council seats No. 1 and No. 2. Seat No. 1 is currently held by Dan Andre, who is eligible to run for a second term. Seat N. more »»

Outstanding Citizen Award nominations due Feb. 1

December 15, 2015 In attempt to consolidate the various recognitions it doles out, Fort Myers Beach is going with one annual Outstanding Citizen Award beginning this year. more »»

Stormwater fees will have to wait, issue gets murkier in the interim

December 12, 2015 Residents are off the hook at least for now for an average monthly utility fee of $26.50 added to their water bill. It would help offset $1. more »»

New pavement, crosswalks, lighting could be up next for Times Square

December 12, 2015 It may not be a total facelift, but Scott Baker would at least like to bring some cosmetic touch-ups to Times Square. The estimated cost is $750,000. more »»

Seasonal parking lots get one more year

December 10, 2015 The few on Fort Myers Beach who operate seasonal parking lots have until Oct. 1 to become permanent lots or not exist at all. more »»

Shaky for Santas, but perfect for paraders

December 9, 2015 Ted Schindler is a proud and accomplished veteran skipper — so much so, his vessel was designated to lead Saturday’s installment of the annual Greater Fort Myers Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Boa... more »»

FPL accidentally gives town $450,000, wants it back

December 9, 2015 Local residents are beginning to see credits from Florida Power & Light (FPL) on their monthly bills for overcharges — anything from a cent to $1. more »»

Town wants to hire consultant to help with Grand Resorts proposal

December 9, 2015 The long road of discussions regarding the Grand Resorts proposal began Monday for the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, which decided it didn’t want to go it alone. more »»

Next stop for Grand Resorts pitch is on the beach

December 9, 2015 Town Council member Rexann Hosafros chuckles at the fact a lightning-rod subject of controversy will be on display at her church. more »»

Crawling through chaos

December 9, 2015 A prisoner in paradise? Yes, that's how Ross Taylor sees his life on Fort Myers Beach these days, thanks to a reconstruction project along Estero Boulevard that is likely to crawl along for years. more »»

New grill takes over at prime location

December 9, 2015 He’s been a restauranteur for three decades, in charge of multiple operations simultaneously, including Fort Myers Beach landmarks the Junkanoo and its neighboring Fresh Catch Bistr. more »»

$250M development proposal may forever change Fort Myers Beach

December 2, 2015 Grand Resorts’ list of amenities and solutions for the transformation of Fort Myers Beach’s downtown is staggering: A roundabout at the base of the sky bridge, eliminating a traffic light and... more »»



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