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Coconut Drive residents enter the dock debate

May 17, 2016 The residents of Hercules Drive aren’t giving up on having their dock replaced, and now their neighbors on Coconut Drive are following suit. more »»

Cape Coral mayor doesn't like Gore's 'tone'

May 17, 2016 Coming to the defense of Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki scolded Fort Myers Beach Town Council member Tracey Gore during a workshop Monday before leaving the room. more »»

Community spotlight: Barb Lacombe

May 17, 2016 Q: You own and operate Maid in the Sun. more »»

Endangered hammerhead dies shortly after photos taken

May 13, 2016 How a hammerhead shark was handled by a woman who caught it while fishing on Fort Myers Beach has stirred up some controvers. more »»

New name of 'Times Square Resorts' comes to light as Torgerson goes forward

May 11, 2016 For developer Tom Torgerson, part of a fresh start is coming in the form of a fresh name. more »»

Bay swimmer creates large search, found later at bar

May 10, 2016 A large number of resources were utilized Friday night in an effort to find a 23-year-old man who jumped off the fishing pier below the Sky Bridge and swam out of sight into the Matanzas Bay. more »»

Bay Oaks board dissects situation with first of several ‘snapshot’ reports

May 9, 2016 In order to gauge how to move forward with the floundering Bay Oaks Recreation Campus, which Fort Myers Beach inherited from Lee County in 2009, its advisors on Thursday did a little looking back in... more »»

On the move

May 6, 2016 Now that was one fast expansion. more »»

Can Bay Oaks become its own taxing district?

May 5, 2016 Aware that the Bay Oaks Recreation Campus has been a burden on the town’s budget since it took ownership of it in 2009, Dave Anderson has dropped a bombshell of an idea in suggesting it become its... more »»

Town gets the straight scoop on TDC criteria

May 4, 2016 Unless it’s a substantial public park, with plenty of room for parking, you can mostly forget about receiving Lee County bed-tax dollars to support a shoreline or beachfront project. more »»

Thinking pink, dealership's mascot stands out

May 4, 2016 If you appreciate the phrase “It's hard to avoid the elephant in the room,” you'll agree it's even harder to avoid an elephant on the roof. Especially if it's pink. more »»

Community spotlight: Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli

May 4, 2016 Q: You are a guide for the free beach tour each Tuesday at 9 a.m. out of Newton Park, which is organized through the Mound House. And you are from Minneapolis. more »»

The big yum

May 1, 2016 The heat was intense and the smoke was dense. more »»

With stormwater, Gore wants to pressure county

April 28, 2016 As Fort Myers Beach readies itself to continue construction of its stormwater system, one council member wonders if it can simply drop its role in the project and let Lee County go it alone. more »»

The Spring Break breakdown

April 27, 2016 On short notice, Ron Kain wanted to take the family on a spring getaway and he chose Fort Myers Beach on a whim. more »»

Junkanoo to stay put for another year

April 27, 2016 Fans of the Junkanoo, rejoice. The popular beachfront restaurant at 3040 Estero Blvd. will continue to operate through April of next year, according to property owner Joe Orlandini. more »»

Alcohol awareness event debuts in Times Square

April 27, 2016 In the heart of the party zone during the height of the party season, Lee County's Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida set up shop in Times Square on March 29 with a first-time seminar on th... more »»

Community spotlight: Matt Love

April 27, 2016 Q: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach. You have a month on the job under your belt as the new fire chief, so we thought we'd check in with you. more »»

First turtle nest pops up early again

April 26, 2016 Apparently, Mary Rose Spalletta has the turtle touch. For the second straight year, the volunteer with the non-profit Turtle Time found Estero Island's first sea turtle nest of the year. more »»

Spring Break results are mixed for businesses

April 23, 2016 In this time of business uncertainty, what with road construction and polluted water part of life here, who knows what it takes to catch a break. more »»



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