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County Commissioners approve rezoning to allow Bay Harbour project

June 17, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Wednesday to allow the rezoning of land on Main Street in San Carlos Island into a mixed use planned development which will allow the Bay... more »»

Coronavirus cases, deaths keep rising

June 17, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is being felt increasingly throughout the state as well as Lee County. The number of cases in Lee County jumped 24 percent over the past week to 2,877 cases. more »»

County expanding CARES Act funding

June 16, 2020 Assistant Lee County Manager Glen Salyer said the county is moving into the next phase of its LeeCares program funded by the federal CARES Act. more »»

Neighbors don't want building at Bayside Park

June 16, 2020 There was a resounding “no” from business owners on Monday to the plans being considered by the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council to build a three-story building at Bayside Park overlooking the bay o... more »»

Mediation hearing looms over boardwalk

June 11, 2020 Threats of lawsuits are being sent to the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council by Ed Rood and Kurt Kroemer and their respective limited liability companies Texas Hold Em LLC and Squeeze Me Inn LCC as a... more »»

Fort Myers Beach using new logo

June 11, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach has started using its new logo, which says “Fort Myers Beach Estero Island” in small letters with multi-colored bigger letters spelling out “FMB” above with a sketch of ... more »»

Auditors tell town to watch spending

June 11, 2020 The annual audit of the Town of Fort Myers Beach financial operations found the town is in good financial shape but also found “material weakness” in some of its processes in a report released last... more »»

Fort Myers Beach barricades old Topps lot

June 11, 2020 Recently, barricades at both entrances to the vacant Topps parking lot have gone up on Estero Boulevard adjacent to the town hall. more »»

Beach Theater reopens

June 11, 2020 After sitting out the state-manded COVID-19 closure, the Beach Theater on Estero Boulevard is back delivering one of America's greatest pastimes – the movies. more »»

Bayside Park project in limbo

June 11, 2020 A proposal for a three-story building with a view overlooking Matanzas Pass with restrooms, showers, a laundry facility and other amenities as part of construction at Bayside Park has raised... more »»

State Court of Appeal hears Margaritaville challenge

June 10, 2020 With attorneys providing oral arguments via video feed to a three-judge panel of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal on Tuesday, the key issues raised against the Margaritaville project and ... more »»

State Court of Appeal hears arguments on Margaritaville case

June 9, 2020 A three-judge panel of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal heard oral arguments today on Margaritaville case over video feed. more »»

Coronavirus cases continuing to climb

June 8, 2020 As the Florida economy reopens and testing becomes more prevalent, coronavirus cases are increasing statewide from 56,830 confirmed COVID-19 positives on June 1 to 64,904 on June 8, a 14% increase. more »»

Indiana man charged with DUI for Memorial Day crash that injured six

June 3, 2020 An Indiana man has been charged with five felony counts of DUI for causing bodily harm after the Lee County Sheriff's Office said he registered a . more »»

Bay Harbour project to get new county review

June 3, 2020 The Bay Harbour Marina Project, the housing and commercial development proposed off 1135 Main Street on San Carlos Island, will go back in front of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for... more »»

Library back open for business

June 3, 2020 While there has been curbside pickup for the most dedicated readers on Fort Myers Beach, the more traditional way of checking out books has returned. more »»

Best Western Plus completing renovations

June 3, 2020 Best Western Plus Beach Resort managing partner Tim Malbon wasn't exactly jumping for joy when the town closed its beaches and hotels in March. more »»

Town cancels Fourth of July fireworks, parade

June 3, 2020 Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council elected to cancel a fireworks show and parade for the Fourth of July. more »»

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

June 3, 2020 “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin Helping others, Helping Oreo... more »»



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