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OOA conducts 100th and final marriage

September 3, 2014 A 501c3 public charity without a payroll that has extended benefits to U.S. more »»

SWEET TWEET: Beach shorebirds thrive in nesting season

September 3, 2014 Primary migration for shorebirds has reached almost mid-season, while nesting for area shorebirds is near the end of a very successful season. more »»

CELCAB focuses on Mound House museum panels

September 3, 2014 Slowly but surely, the Town of Fort Myers Beach's historic property at the end of Connecticut Street is inching towards its anticipated opening timeframe, slated for sometime in the beginning of... more »»

Healthy Living Lab rolls to Beach school

September 3, 2014 Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day. That sentiment goes double for elementary students that need regular refueling for their growing bodies and developing brain. more »»

Officials agree on lightning alert methods

August 28, 2014 Alerting beach goers about lightning may not require detection systems on area beachfronts, according to results of a recent meeting involving municipality officials. more »»

Tourism officials hear about water quality issues

August 27, 2014 A water quality information meeting for Fort Myers Beach tourism industry representatives was not designed for solution-seeking but rather resource-generating at Pink Shell Resort and Marina on... more »»

Mound Key still on Councilman radar

August 27, 2014 One Town of Fort Myers Beach official is still pushing for Town annexation of an island that is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted... more »»

FRIGID FUNDRAISING: ALS ice bucket challenges douse Beach

August 27, 2014 Fort Myers Beach residents and business personnel are joining other Southwest Floridians and the nation for that matter in getting into the chilly spirit of a good cause. more »»

Bay Oaks looks to host craft beer festival

August 27, 2014 Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks & Recreation officials recently received the go ahead to pursue a fundraising idea that would benefit the Town recreational center's teen, youth and senior programs. more »»

Former Beach businessman opens 4th 'Beef' franchise

August 27, 2014 Peter Ennis, former owner of Beach-based restaurants Backwater's and Taco Caliente back in the 1990s, has become quite the business enterprising individual in Southwest Florida. more »»

Pets of the week

August 24, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Pets of the week

August 22, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Rep. Rodrigues provides report to Council

August 20, 2014 Florida Rep. Ray Rodrigues has been visiting municipalities in Dist. 76 to offer services and give brief summaries of past state sessions. more »»

Town officials to decide on lightning detection

August 20, 2014 Less than one month after a lightning storm fatality occurred along the beachfront on Estero Island, a Town of Fort Myers Beach advisory board continued ongoing discussions about the viability of a... more »»

STATE OF RIVERS: Water quality still an issue going forward

August 20, 2014 It's been just more than one year since high flow regulatory discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie River began a debate about water management practice. more »»

Council works on Town preliminary budget

August 20, 2014 Estimated budget numbers for the 2014-15 fiscal year are getting closer to becoming reality. more »»

Early voting under way

August 19, 2014 Voters looking to beat possible Election Day lines got an early opportunity Saturday with the start of early voting. Early voting for the Aug. more »»

Dangers of bacteria in local waters exaggerated

August 13, 2014 REQUEST FOR QUOTE OUT WITH #3 PIC FOR FRONT “It's disappointing that media hype about a naturally occurring bacteria that hasn't changed in our environment is causing people to vacation elsewhere. more »»

Wal-Mart close to finalizing permits

August 13, 2014 One of the largest retail stores in the world is inching closer to moving into the abandoned Summerlin Square property off of San Carlos Blvd. more »»

TEN YEARS GONE: Hurricane Charley recalled on anniversary date

August 13, 2014 Ten years ago today, one of the most catastrophic storm events to hit Southwest Florida impacted Fort Myers Beach and those who lived or worked on it. On Aug. more »»



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