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Town Council approves amendment to 50 percent rule

June 21, 2017 It will now be easier for homes built before 1984 to be renovated. more »»

06.19.17 Meeting Minutes

June 21, 2017 06.19.17 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights of the Monday Town Council meeting. more »»

06.21.17 Island Opportunities

June 21, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

06.21.2017 Community Corner

June 21, 2017 06.21.2017 Community Corner   Through Your Eyes: Larry Swingholm Larry Swingholm of California submitted a “now and then” photo of his father, James Swingholm, of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Richard remodels Old San Carlos property

June 21, 2017 A former retail store is getting a makeover on Old San Carlos Boulevard. more »»

It's time for turtles

June 21, 2017 Fort Myers Beach residents can be fined up to $500 for violating the lighting ordinance that protects nesting sea turtles. more »»

Ostego Bay Foundation Inc. presents annual Kids Fishing Tournament

June 21, 2017 The annual July 4 Kids Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday, July 1, at Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café. more »»

Beach hosts Challenger British soccer camp

June 21, 2017 It was time for some football on Fort Myers Beach last week — but not the helmets-and-pigskin kind. The Fort Myers Beach Soccer Club hosted Challenger British Soccer Camp from June 12 -16. more »»

Historic cottage makes the big move

June 20, 2017 It's not every night a nearly 80-year-old cottage transforms into a mobile home. more »»

Celebration of Life for island friend Scott LaMothe Sunday, June 25

June 15, 2017 Shortly after leaving the Dale Owens musical benefit at Valerie's Lounge last Sunday, island friend Scott LaMothe was involved in a rollover crash after he lost control of his SUV, later succumbing... more »»

Segment 1: it's working

June 14, 2017 Some Town of Fort Myers Beach residents have been skeptical from the beginning about the plausibility of the center lane storm drain on Estero Boulevard. more »»

Say goodbye, plastic straws

June 14, 2017 Fort Myers Beach snowbird Eddie Foster stood behind the podium in Town Council Chambers for countless times, repeating and reminding the council members of the detrimental effects of plastics in the... more »»

Mound House quizzes Chamber membership

June 14, 2017 Mound House Director Alison Giesen spoke to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce for the second time in a year Thursday, updating members about the goings-on at the island’s historical site. more »»

Q&A with Principal Jeffrey Dobbins

June 14, 2017 Jeffrey Dobbins took the helm as principal of the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School last year after former long-time principal Larry Wood retired. more »»

06.14.2017 Community Corner

June 14, 2017 06.14.2017 Community Corner   Through Your Eyes: Christine Anderson Fort Myers resident Christine Anderson captured a gorgeous sunset at the pier following several days of stormy weather. more »»

Bay Oaks seeks Fourth of July volunteers

June 14, 2017 Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the Town of Fort Myers Beach has fun activities planned. The town's annual Fourth of July parade will commence at 10 a.m. more »»

Lee County School District earns gold from Florida Healthy School District Award

June 14, 2017 Florida’s Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) along with Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and Florida Association of District School Superintendents –... more »»

Battle on the Blueway canceled

June 14, 2017 The third annual Battle on the Blueway returned to Fort Myers Beach on June 10 but was ultimately canceled at 11 a.m. after two hours of lightning delays. more »»

Lee County reconsiders Bay Oaks Recreation Campus ownership

June 8, 2017 Editor's Note: This story was first published June 8 and has been updated to include more information, which was published in the June 14 issue of the Observe. more »»

Paddlers, prepare: Battle on the Blueway set for Saturday

June 7, 2017 Kayakers, surf skiers and standup paddleboarders will all have the chance to race for the finish. more »»



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