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Barefoot on the beach

August 8, 2018 Not getting sandy isn't an option when you're grappling for a ball on the beach. Saturday marked the 16th annual Beerfoot 7's Rugby Tournament. Twenty-one teams participated this year. more »»

The power of a photograph

August 7, 2018 After suffering dozens of photo session cancellations, Hollie Tiner Agapi, owner of Hollie T Photography, decided she'd do something. more »»

Congressman Rooney requests federal aid for Florida algae blooms

August 6, 2018 In a letter to President Donald Trump, District 19 Representative Francis Rooney is asking for help. more »»

Red tide in real numbers

August 3, 2018 The few visitors left on the Fort Myers Beach Pier Wednesday didn't stay long as the red tide irritated their lungs. A scattered number of beach towels and blankets dot the sand. more »»

LCSO arrests man after sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

August 2, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office has a man who assaulted a young girl behind bars. On July 31, deputies responded to Plaka Restaurant in Times Square for sexual battery on a 14-year-old girl. more »»

Red tide hits Fort Myers Beach

August 1, 2018 Victims of the water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach's shores daily. The beach is being inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae. more »»

Get into summer fashions on the island

August 1, 2018 Beach wear is a style all its own. “Fort Myers Beach fashion is a lifestyle choice, you want to be casual with a put-together look,” said Jan Wood, co-owner of Palmettos Apparel. more »»

Lee County: where to throw dead red tide fish

August 1, 2018 Lee County has hired its debris-removal contractor to supplement efforts currently underway by Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill. more »»

Chamber collecting economic impact for beach business

August 1, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is taking action to show elected officials the real-time situation on the beac. more »»

Locals advocate for southwest Florida in D.C.

August 1, 2018 A conversation in the Capitol focused on Florida last week. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is a 14-member committee established in 1996 with the Water Resources Development Act. more »»

A hot holiday

August 1, 2018 The weather outside was hot instead of cold, but last week the Fort Myers Beach Library was filled with holiday cheer. more »»

Bay Oaks to host “End of Summer Bash” Friday

August 1, 2018 That's right — it's already August. Bay Oaks Recreational Center is inviting the community to come have fun and celebrate the summer this week. This Friday, Aug. more »»

Free dental services offered at Beach Baptist this week

July 30, 2018 A fully equipped mobile dental unit with two operating rooms is providing free dental care to low-income adults on Fort Myers Beach this week. more »»

Fort Myers Beach struck with sea grass, fish kill

July 26, 2018 Signs of the ongoing water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach's shores. The beach is inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae today. more »»

UPDATE: Public’s help sought in finding missing shrimp boat worker

July 25, 2018 UPDATE: Brandon Scerri was located this morning alive and well. Crime Stoppers appreciates the sharing of this information by the public and local media outlets. more »»

Short term rental registration deadline draws near

July 25, 2018 As the deadline looms for registering vacation rentals with the Town of Fort Myers Beach, just under 1,000 properties have made the list. more »»

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

Fort Myers Beach boat owner offers $20,000 reward for stolen boat

July 25, 2018 A Fort Myers Beach boat owner is hoping the public can help them locate their boat after it was stolen from their dock this weekend. more »»

Heads up for hatchlings

July 25, 2018 Make way: it's time for the turtles. Sea turtle nesting and hatching season runs from May through October, and this year's season is full of activity. more »»

Summer science

July 25, 2018 Leah Fedorovich, Gabrielle Orlandini, and Kayla Walker learned that shells play an important role in both biological processes and human culture. more »»



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