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Court seeks death penalty for Lois Riess

July 2, 2018 The State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit announced today that it has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for the alleged murder on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Toxins in Caloosahatchee exceed EPA recreational threshold

June 29, 2018 Water testing results have revealed the cyanobacteria in the Caloosahatchee is releasing toxins. Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was detected in the last couple of weeks. more »»

Independence Day celebration will sparkle

June 28, 2018 There's a lot to look forward to by celebrating the Fourth of July on Fort Myers Beach with all its down-home charm. more »»

“It's like Armageddon out here:” red tide causes large fish kill near Boca Grande

June 28, 2018 * Update: As of press time, red tide was not present in central Lee Count. more »»

Lake O releases slow, but cyanobacteria detected

June 27, 2018 Last week, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers announced it would slow freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. more »»

Group forms for unincorporation

June 27, 2018 The Town of Fort Myers Beach is 22.5 years old. And for some, that might just be old enough. A movement to unincorporate the town is growing on the island. more »»

Florida Department of Health warns against swimming near algae blooms

June 27, 2018 In a press release today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County advises residents and visitors to be aware of algae blooms. more »»

Fort Myers Beach fire chief, commissioner receive state district certifications

June 27, 2018 Fort Myers Beach Fire District Chief Matt Love and District Commissioner Ron Fleming are the first of their rank to achieve state certifications as district manager and district official. more »»

Bill Veach named Citizen of the Year

June 27, 2018 Bill Veach never thought he'd like Florida. Eight years ago, he and his wife Randa, just planned to find some investment property. And then they fell in love with Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Observer, Bulletin host Best of the Beach 2018 awards

June 27, 2018 The annual Best of the Beach awards acknowledge the island's businesses, organizations and people who make Fort Myers Beach a paradis. more »»

Party with the pirates

June 27, 2018 Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise had a few special guests last week. more »»

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center's annual kids fishing tournament set for Saturday

June 26, 2018 Get your poles ready! The annual 4th of July Kid's Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center at Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe, will take place Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. more »»

On the books

June 21, 2018 One thousand ninety-three is now the world record to beat. more »»

FDOT reveals traffic solution recommendation

June 20, 2018 It’s been years in the making, but Monday the Florida Department of Transportation showed the Fort Myers Beach Town Council what it’s spent millions on to produce. more »»

Many restaurants, resorts and bars waiting to show you a good time

June 20, 2018 Do you have the summertime blues? No worries. There’s always something fun and entertaining around every corner on Fort Myers Beac. more »»

Council wants to ease up on code enforcement

June 20, 2018 After recent complaints from Fort Myers Beach residents and businesses, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council went into a lengthy discussion Thursday about how to handle code enforcement. more »»

Carousel Inn’s new go-round approved

June 20, 2018 The property currently home to the Carousel Inn will be getting a new life. more »»

A walk on the wild side

June 20, 2018 Between the Gulf of Mexico and the line of high-rise condos on Fort Myers Beach lies a whole other world. more »»

TPI-FMB to brand resort with Jimmy Buffett

June 13, 2018 The island's newest yet-to-be-built resort finally got its official name. more »»

Paddle pushers

June 13, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico was full of energy Saturday morning. Athletic energy, that is. Ninety competitors races through the sunshine during the fourth annual Battle on the Blueway. more »»



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