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Fort Myers Beach Council passes emergency declaration regarding masks

July 1, 2020 Fort Myers Beach will be open this weekend without any limits on beach access though there will be a new requirement on mask-wearing. more »»

Fort Myers Beach kids fishing tourney reels in good catch

June 30, 2020 In what was one of the first, if not the first, sporting tournaments on Fort Myers Beach since the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Fourth of July fishing tournament was held at its customary time and... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council to keep beaches open, issues mask declaration

June 30, 2020 At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council declined to take action to limit beach access for the Fourth of July weekend. more »»

Florida coronavirus cases up 46% over past week

June 29, 2020 In one week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases shot up a staggering 46% statewide from 100,217 to 146,341 as of Monday, June 29. more »»

Lee County commissioners approve expansion of license plate readers

June 26, 2020 Lee County is expanding the ability of  law enforcement to use license plate readers along local roadway. more »»

Bar service curtailed, DeSantis visits Fort Myers

June 26, 2020 In a visit to Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers on Friday, Gov. more »»

Jim Knickle named to fire commission

June 25, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners voted on Wednesday to name Jim Knickle to the seat left vacant by Bob Raymond. more »»

DiamondHead Beach Resort rolls out renovations

June 25, 2020 The DiamondHead Beach Resort used the time when the town closed much of its hospitality industry following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March, to do some sprucing up. more »»

Beach Baptist helping workers with meal boxes

June 25, 2020 Hospitality workers who were hit hard by the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fort Myers Beach, have a helping hand from Beach Baptist Church as the industry battles to regai... more »»

LPA approves five-year $18M capital plan

June 25, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency (LPA) approved a five-year capital improvement plan presented to them this month with more than $18 million in projects as presented by town... more »»

Fields for fire board, county commissioner, Sheriff finalized

June 24, 2020 Town of Fort Myers Beach voters will have three choices for one of three seats on the fire commission, as well as choices to choose from for Lee County Board of County Commissioners and Lee County... more »»

Dune walkover applicants pull out of mediation

June 24, 2020 Before it could even begin, the FLUEDRA non-binding mediation process between the applicants of a dune walkover and Fort Myers Beach, is over after the applicants called it off. more »»

DeSantis announces raises for teachers

June 24, 2020 Teachers returning to their jobs at public schools and charter schools will be met with pay increases that will boost the average minimum salary for Florida teachers from 26th in the nation to fifth... more »»

Annual children’s fishing tournament this Saturday

June 24, 2020 More than 100 children will be expected at this Saturday's annual fishing tournament on the public fishing pier and docks outside Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe and Tiki Bar. more »»

Coronavirus cases continue to jump in Lee County, statewide

June 23, 2020 The number of coronavirus cases in Lee County and throughout the state continue to head in the wrong direction. more »»

FDA warns of health risk from hand sanitizers made by Eskbiochem

June 23, 2020 The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a... more »»

Town council set to raise stormwater, water rates

June 18, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council unanimously approved moving forward with a $5 a month per-unit increase to its stormwater rate to $25. more »»

Casablanca Cafe reopens at Lani Kai

June 18, 2020 As you enter the Casablanca Cafe in the lobby area of the Lani Kai Island Resort, Humphrey Bogart is sitting right there watching over the place. more »»

Choice Market filling community need

June 18, 2020 Six months ago, Choice Market was fundraising to help replenish its pantry amid increasing food costs. more »»

Council approves moving design consultants to Bay Oaks project

June 18, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council has agreed to have its design consultants DRMP concentrate on redevelopment plans for the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus after a proposed building at Bayside Park... more »»



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