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Be part of a world record: largest human seashell

May 23, 2018 The Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau is on a mission to get Lee County in the record book. more »»


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Be part of a world record: largest human seashell

May 23, 2018 The Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau is on a mission to get Lee County in the record book. more »»

EITA airs out code enforcement woes

May 22, 2018 Mold. A parking spot with two feet of right-of-way included. A broken garage door that had been blown in by Hurricane Irma. more »»

Parent, teen app could help reduce distracted driving

May 22, 2018 You're driving. You hear that “ding” or buzz of a text message. more »»

It's official: TPI-FMB approved unanimously

May 21, 2018 Fort Myers Beach resident Ellen Vaughan couldn’t attend Monday’s meeting.  But she made sure everyone knew she was there in spirit. more »»

Eden Oak hearing delayed

May 18, 2018 A development on Shell Point Boulevard was granted a continuance request after receiving a negative staff review. more »»

News from around the region

Junior golf association expresses interest in old golf course acreage

May 25, 2018 New developments in the purchase of the old Cape Coral Golf Club acreage by the city of Cape Coral could involve some help from private entities. more »»

Lee County operations prepared for anticipated rain event

May 25, 2018 Lee County’s Emergency Management, Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation are monitoring Subtropical Storm Alberto and the rain expected this holiday weekend. more »»

Heavy traffic expected for Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2018 Memorial Day is viewed by many to be the unofficial start of summer, with the long weekend giving way to many traveling across the country. more »»

Cape eyes November tax referendum

May 25, 2018 Cape Coral residents may get an opportunity this fall to decide whether they would like to pay a little more in property taxes to fund parks and recreation projects. more »»

Hurricane Irma’s still having lasting affects with spread of parvovirus in SWFL

May 25, 2018 Even as Southwest Florida starts its 2018 Hurricane Season, last year’s storm event of Hurricane Irma is still having a residual effect on the area’s dog population – specifically the puppies. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Summer Show shows off creativity, offers fine art from Shell Mound Boulevard

May 17, 2018 The creativity at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association doesn’t wan during the summer month. more »»

Out of the woodwork

May 16, 2018 The strangler fig at the Mound House took a hard hit during Hurricane Irma. The oldest section of the tree weakened with the force of the wind, and it split from the trunk and fell. more »»

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

May 2, 2018 Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday. You better start planning your strategy. more »»

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»


Parent, teen app could help reduce distracted driving

May 22, 2018 You're driving. You hear that “ding” or buzz of a text message. more »»

Cereceda discusses Beach’s beginnings at Chamber lunch

May 16, 2018 Town council member Anita Cereceda has been involved in the town of Fort Myers Beach since its incorporation, including being the town’s first mayor. more »»

23rd Annual Taste of the Beach a local affair

May 9, 2018 The votes were in — 474 to be precise — and a small crowd waited on Old San Carlos Boulevard for the news. A cheer went up as announcer Jo List declared the winner: Nervous Nellie’s. more »»

Working with wind

May 2, 2018 Jim Walker has been a radar engineer. He’s been a sailing captain. And now, he’s an inventor. more »»

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

April 18, 2018 Time to break out those taste buds. more »»


Allan Blakley

May 24, 2018 Allan Blakley, age 63, of Ft. Myers passed on May 18, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Edna Louise Talley

May 18, 2018 Edna Louise Talley, 90, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 16, 2018.  Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service.  www.fullermetz. more »»

Willie Marie Kellogg

May 14, 2018 Willie Marie Kellogg, age 92, of Fort Myers, FL  passed away on 5/13/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Sherry Kay Rydberg

April 26, 2018 Sherry Kay Rydberg, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Schuyler C Van Buren Jr

April 25, 2018 Schuyler C. Van Buren, Jr., age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL passed on 4/16/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the services. more »»

Local Columns

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 21, 2018 In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issu. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Three minutes aren't enough

May 23, 2018 Three minutes aren't enough To the Editor: I just reread you story on the Board of County Commissioners most recent recommendation in favor of the Bay Harbour Marina Village from last week's pape. more »»

Leaf Blower Lane

May 23, 2018 Leaf Blower Lane To the Editor: I would like to submit my idea to rename Lagoon Road to Leaf Blower Lane or maybe Weed Whacker Way. more »»

Riding electric bikes in the street

May 23, 2018 Riding electric bikes in the street To the Editor: I am addressing this letter to Mayor Tracey Gore. Dear Mayor Gore: I just found out you intend to either injure or kill me. more »»

Eden Oak would build on a critical wetland

May 9, 2018 To the editor: A zoning application has been submitted to Lee County which will destroy mangroves and build on designated wetlands. (DCI2016-00026) Eden Oak which is in the Shell Point area. more »»

Eden Oak would increase traffic and evacuation difficulties

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am writing to let you know about a potential real estate development in the south Fort Myers area. more »»


Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

May 16, 2018 In celebration of National Bike Month — and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach — the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26. more »»

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 3 p.m. more »»

Paddle power

July 5, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

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