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Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant applications sought

February 6, 2019 By MEGHAN BRADBURY Applications are now being accepted for the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation hosts annual gala

February 6, 2019 Islanders donned their wackiest suits and flashiest dresses for the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation’s annual gala at the Diamondhead last weekend. more »»

Mound House expands programs with educational trip to Belize

February 6, 2019 Travellers could have the chance to visit the Mayan ruins of Belize and Guatemala this summer, thanks to a new program at the Mound House. more »»

EITA and Chamber holding forums for Town council candidates

February 6, 2019 There are two candidate forums being held next week to provide the community with the opportunity to meet the four candidates running for two seats on the Town Counci. more »»

Strategic plan almost finalized for Newton Beach Park

February 6, 2019 An under-utilized beach park is getting some much needed attention. more »»

New effort to preserve Florida’s working waterfronts

January 30, 2019 A valuable coastal community in Florida could disappear without help from the state. more »»

Tickets available for Valentine’s Day pirate cruise

January 30, 2019 Treat your sweetheart to a special “For Love or Rum” Valentine’s Day Pirate Cruise aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship this year, complete with some rum samples from Wicked Dolphin Distiller. more »»

Public safety top concern, council says

January 30, 2019 A violent act attributed to a homeless man has left the residents of Fort Myers Beach scared and looking for answers. more »»

Community gathers at library to celebrate life of Dr. Hommerding

January 30, 2019 “Our lives are not defined by the way we die,” said the Rev. Charles May of St. Peter Lutheran Church. more »»

Nearly a third of state’s waters polluted, experts say

January 30, 2019 “Not a single resident in Florida lives more than 20 miles from an impaired waterway,” said John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper, at the first Florida Water Policy Summit last Monday. more »»

Council votes yes on improvements to stormwater ordinance, sidewalks

January 30, 2019 A pleasing stormwater ordinance, a new sidewalk plan, and more mini-reefs. Last week’s council meeting was full of good news for the Town of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Planners propose hotel to replace Topp’s building

January 30, 2019 A proposal to redevelop the old Topp's building on Estero Boulevard was met with apprehension in council chambers last week. more »»

Beach community mourns sudden loss of library director

January 24, 2019 Hearts are heavy in Fort Myers Beach this week as local residents remember a life cut short too soon. Dr. more »»

Efforts to restore the arches continue with Poker Run

January 24, 2019 Help Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches raise money this weekend while participating in a Poker Run. Ride the Arches Poker Run will take off Saturday, Jan. 2. more »»

Local experts weigh in on new 20/20 buys

January 24, 2019 The latest batch of land parcels that Lee County has decided to pursue for its Conservation 20/20 program may be on the smaller side, but local experts say they’re important pieces of the... more »»

Tickets available for Tony Sands performance

January 24, 2019 Tony Sands, who performs Frank Sinatra “Through the Years,” will be making a stop on Fort Myers Beach next month for a fundraiser at St. Rafael’s Episcopal Churc. more »»

Island ecosystem explained at first environmental symposium

January 24, 2019 Local conservation experts gathered last week to educate residents on the Estero Island’s natural resources. more »»

Gumbo Fest returns to the Shell Factory this Sunday

January 24, 2019 With every passing year, Lee County’s Gumbo Fest keeps getting bigger and better, and this one is projected to be the best one yet. more »»

Fast growing brand brings Kava Culture to the beach

January 24, 2019 Will Fort Myers Beach get sucked into the kava vortex? Sisters and kava entrepreneurs Caroline and Jacqueline Rusher hope so. more »»

ClamJam Seafood & Music Festival this weekend

January 24, 2019 One of Southwest Florida's premier events, ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood and Music Festival, kicks off Saturday at the German American Club on PIne Island Road in Cape Coral. more »»



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