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Town council to consider support of Arches vote

November 13, 2019 After a vote by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners to fund the Arches project on Fort Myers Beach was postponed, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council could take up discussion on the... more »»

Farmers markets integral part of life for local merchants

November 13, 2019 The Santini Farmers Market and Beach Baptist Farmers Market are not just sideshows for vendors looking to unload some goods to help pay the bills. more »»

New parking app in the works for Fort Myers Beach

November 13, 2019 Parking in Fort Myers Beach can be tricky, particularly during the busy tourism season but also during the off-season. more »»

Beach Kids Foundation to hold fundraisers

November 13, 2019 It's getting to be that special time of year and that is also when the Beach Kids Foundation looks to help local families with its “Spirit of the Holidays” drive. more »»

An education in water safety at Bay Oaks

November 13, 2019 On the average, half a dozen children die each year in Southwest Florida every year due to drowning. more »»

New mental health services partnership to aid local vets

November 13, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday a new partnership between Lee Health and Home Base Southwest Florida that will offer mental health services for veterans and military families at no cost. more »»

County approves funding for Fort Myers Beach projects

November 13, 2019 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners gave the go-ahead to a number of projects on Fort Myers Beach during their latest meeting Nov. 5. They include $1. more »»

Garr Reynolds, councilman on first town board, dies at 88

November 13, 2019 Garr Reynolds, who was on the Fort Myers Beach Civic Association that worked to incorporate the town and subsequently served on the first town councils, died Sunday in Fort Myers Beach at the age of... more »»

State legislator wants to ban smoking on public beaches

November 7, 2019 A bill put forward by State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, would kick the butts of smokers away from the sands of the public’s oceanfronts and out of public parks. more »»

Tickets available for first Live Dessert Auction

November 7, 2019 A new Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club member, who fell in love with the annual Shrimp Festival while vacationing on the island, decided to start the 1st annual Live Dessert Auction next month to raise... more »»

Town council receives report on parking study

November 7, 2019 With a desire to improve the parking situation in town, the Fort Myers Beach Council authorized the hiring of a consultant to conduct a study last year. On Oc. more »»

Future of Bay Oaks campus debated

November 7, 2019 Most of those who spoke at a joint meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Council and Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board Oct. more »»

Taste of Freedom Gala brings awareness to human trafficking

November 7, 2019 The theme of the night was “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” as the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking held a gala to bring awareness to a dark subject at the Fort Myers... more »»

Car show and cookout will aid disabled veterans

November 7, 2019 In honor of Veterans Day, the Fort Myers Beach Knights of Columbus Ascension Council 10318 will host a car show and cookout at the Church of the Ascension on Saturday, Nov. 16. more »»

Fort Myers Beach road work

November 7, 2019 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council wants to cut down on pedestrian traffic by limiting the number of crosswalks, while also ending some trolley stops as part of a number of recommendations it is... more »»

Turtles and protectors put out the lights on Fort Myers Beach

November 7, 2019 A proposal emanating from a light study which would switch the Fort Myers Beach white lights on Estero Boulevard to LED white lights, was shot down by the town council after a presentation Monday. more »»

Pride and Patriotism event set for Thursday

November 7, 2019 Pride and Patriotism of Lee County will hold its annual performance at Barbara B. Mann Hall this week featuring the youth of Lee County public and charter schools. more »»

Red tide respiratory forecast now local

November 7, 2019 An online Red Tide Respiratory Forecast, initially implemented in Pinellas County last year, recently expanded to Lee County to include three beaches on Sanibel after going live a few weeks ago. more »»

State coastline still at risk for offshore drilling

November 7, 2019 The fight to protect Florida’s Gulf Coast from offshore oil and gas drilling is far from over. That was the update delivered on Oct. more »»

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church monthly Shrimp Dinner starts again Saturday

October 31, 2019 Enjoy our area’s finest delicacy, Gulf Pink Shrimp, at the monthly Shrimp Diner offered at Historic St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr., on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»



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