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Area boaters asked to be on the lookout for missing family

June 22, 2016 The Coast Guard station on Fort Myers Beach Maritime Emergency Response Team is among the entities searching for a family that failed to arrive in Fort Myers after their sailboat was caught in heavy... more »»

American Sandsculpting Championship accepting vendor applications

June 22, 2016 Calling all vendors! The 30th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship is getting closer and is now in the process of filling vendor spot. more »»

Council hears water rate study

June 22, 2016 The town council could end up raising water rates significantly over the next few years if they heed the words of consultants who put together a study that endorses such a plan. more »»

Stilwell termination amended

June 22, 2016 In the wake of an appeal filed by former town manager Don Stilwell, Fort Myers Beach Town Council has changed its original termination designation to “without caus. more »»

Town council on board with stormwater facility plan

June 22, 2016 When faced with a decision of whether to take action on a stormwater facilities plan, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council had little trouble backing the plan during a Monday afternoon workshop at town... more »»

Town sets millage rate

June 22, 2016 The town council got all its talking done during the work session, so there was very little to discuss regarding the budget when it came time to vote at the town meeting. more »»

Council denies Fish Bowl for parking concerns

June 22, 2016 Parking is a precious commodity on Fort Myers Beach, and it resulted in a restaurant being denied a permit. more »»

Volunteers sought for ‘Morning After Mess Beach Clean-up Day’

June 22, 2016 The Fourth of July always bring festivities, beach fun, smiles and great family time. more »»

Participants needed for Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Parade

June 22, 2016 Organizers are saying this could be the best Fourth of July Parade ever, but more participants are needed and there is still time to sign up. more »»

Southwest Florida waterways are murky again as lake discharges discussed at SFWMD meeting

June 15, 2016 The discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee have had a major effect on the estuaries to the east and west. But if you’re looking for a silver bullet solution, it’s going to be hard to fin. more »»

Blue water reprieve proves short-lived

June 15, 2016 Every couple weeks, Curt Brown gets into his private plane and flies over Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva to check out what the water conditions have been. more »»

Council starts putting together proposed budget

June 15, 2016 With the July hiatus coming quickly, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council got to work on the proposed 2016-17 town budget Monday and, while most people were happy with the first draft, there were... more »»

Congressional District 19 race has two announced candidates

June 15, 2016 By MEGHAN McCOY With U.S. more »»

Council must decide between wants and needs

June 15, 2016 Members of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council would like to spend $400,000 to repair Bay Oaks, add to legal spending, improve an aging IT system and maybe do some other things. more »»

North Shore Park woes draw attention

June 15, 2016 David Reese remembers a day when he used to fish, swim and sail on the Caloosahatchee River, especially in North Shore Park in North Fort Myers. more »»

Stilwell to appeal termination

June 10, 2016 Terminated Fort Myers Beach manager Don Stilwell is contesting Town Council’s 3-2 decision to fire him “with caus. more »»

Entering retirement, Larry Wood leaves behind his personal touch at Beach Elementary

June 8, 2016 At what school can it actually be a treat to report to the principal’s office? The answer is Beach Elementary, where Larry Wood has been the principal for the past decade. “Mr. more »»

Interim town manager brings financial skill set

June 8, 2016 New interim Fort Myers Beach town manager Jim Steele isn’t wasting any time putting his footprint on the daily goings-on in town government. more »»

Stormwater fee adjustment goes through wringer

June 8, 2016 George Repetti is angry about the stormwater fee his residents at Islands End have to pay, even as it was reduced once already, saying the original work done was highly flawed. more »»

Council rails against island-wide bay-access policy

June 8, 2016 When it comes to bay access improvements, there is no cookie-cutter way to address the issue, as every neighborhood and access point has different needs. more »»



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