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Estero Bay signs puzzling

May 27, 2020 When the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council voted last month to approve a new ordinance limiting speeds throughout the town's waters, one body of water left out was much of Estero Bay – in the manatee... more »»

Ostego Bay Marine Center’s nurse shark gets new pad

May 27, 2020 They call him “Sharky.” He is a nurse shark on a growth spurt at the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center. more »»

Virtual summer school to be available to all students K-8

May 27, 2020 Think your elementary- or middle school-aged child could use a little help to prepare for next year? The School District of Lee County has you covered. more »»

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

May 27, 2020 As you know we didn't have our annual garage sale so we posted this week on the neighborhood site some great items that were given to us. more »»

Big Backpack Event will be held curbside this July

May 27, 2020 The Big Backpack Event will return for its 21st annual year at the end of July, with new experiences to accommodate social distancing, at the Fort Myers Skatium. more »»

Coronavirus death-rate slows in Lee County

May 26, 2020 The number of deaths statewide from COVID-19 climbed to 2,252 as of Monday, an increase of 12% since last week. That is a slight decline from the 15% increase from the previous week. more »»

County aid, supplies won't last forever

May 26, 2020 Lee County has set aside more than $57 million out of $134 million available from the federal government for phase one in helping individuals with rent assistance and utility bills, as well as... more »»

Lee County restricts vacation rentals

May 21, 2020 Vacation rentals in Lee County can now be utilized by non-Florida residents but not those from Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode... more »»

Conidaris family making protective wear for their resort’s guests

May 20, 2020 At the Lani Kai Island Resort, the Conidaris family has recognized the need for health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

County approves vacation rental law

May 20, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a plan put forward by County Manager Roger Desjarlais Tuesday which will allow short-term vacation rentals to resume on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Fireworks approved with uncertain date

May 20, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council's divide over the level of precautions that should be taken amid the COVID-19 pandemic continued to show during debate over whether to approve a $27,000 contract... more »»

Hotels back in business

May 20, 2020 Six weeks after being ordered by the town council to close their doors to the public, hotels on Fort Myers Beach are back open again following the council's lifting of restrictions to their... more »»

County's CARES ACT program takes effect Tuesday

May 20, 2020 Folks who need help paying the rent or a utility bill and who earn under $55,000 or whose small business has suffered due to the economic fallout from the state's response to the COVID-19 are all... more »»

OOA celebrates 15 years of assisting military personnel

May 20, 2020 Operation Open Arms, the widely popular network of volunteers assisting military personnel, is celebrating 15 years of devotion to U.S. military personnel. It all began in 2005 in a local St. more »»

Pet Pals

May 20, 2020 He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. more »»

Captain Dave’s Fishing Tips

May 20, 2020 Fishing Tip #1: Fish in heavily fished areas tend to be leery because they have been spooked too often. Fishing pressure can compromise your success in a big way. more »»

Lee County coronavirus deaths up 14 in past week, total of 21 new deaths recorded

May 18, 2020 Lee County coronavirus deaths experience 31% uptick By Nathan Mayberg Lee County saw a 31% weekly jump in the number of deaths reported by the Florida Department of Health report on Monday, with 1... more »»

DeSantis opens gyms, restaurants, retail to 50%

May 15, 2020 DeSantis opens gyms, restaurants to 50% indoors By Nathan Mayberg Beginning Monday, restaurants in Florida will be allowed to serve guests at 50% of indoor capacity, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. more »»

DeSantis extends moratorium on evictions, foreclosures

May 14, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended the state's moratorium on evictions and mortgage foreclosures through June 2, in an executive order announced May 14. more »»

Protecting threatened turtles by shielding lights outside

May 13, 2020 Turtle season is here and for those unaware of the town's lighting requirements, an ordinance approved by Fort Myers Beach Town Council in February could make for some expensive fines for those foun... more »»



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