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Bay Harbour Marina Village to revisit LPA

March 21, 2018 It's round two for the Bay Harbour Marina Village project in front of the Lee County Local Planning Agency. The project is confirmed to be heard by the LPA Monday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Friends of the Mound House to host “Artful Intersections”

March 21, 2018 Friends of the Mound House to host “Artful Intersections” The Woman's Club has become the hotspot for fundraisers this spring. more »»

03.19.18 Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2018 • Voted up: Council members voted to choose Tracey Gore as Mayor and Joanne Shamp as Vice Mayor, with votes unanimous for both. more »»

“We have a pickle:” council seeks second opinion for TPI hearing process

March 21, 2018 For the past 20 years, town council has used a resolution to approve commercial planned development applications. A resolution requires only one public hearing. more »»

Short term rental ordinance continued to April 23

March 21, 2018 Council Member Bruce Butcher wants a final go for public comment. Council Member Dennis Boback wants condominiums included. Council Member Anita Cereceda doesn’t support the proposed ordinance at all. more »»

Easter Egg Hunt set for March 31

March 21, 2018 The Beach Kids Foundation, Fort Myers Beach Fire District and Bay Oaks are once again coordinating to host the annual Fort Myers Beach Easter egg hunt. more »»

Search suspended for missing boater

March 16, 2018 The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Town to oppose skybridge on Big Carlos pass with resolution

March 14, 2018 Town of Fort Myers Beach is planning to draft a resolution to Lee County opposing the replacement of the Big Carlos Pass drawbridge with a 60-foot tall fixed bridge. more »»

Operation Open Arms founder receives Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal

March 14, 2018 Captain John “GiddyUp” Bunch is amassing a collection of honorary hardwar. more »»

Fort Myers Beach bicyclist seeks hit-and-run witnesses

March 14, 2018 Betty Benito was riding her bike south over the Big Carlos Pass bridge early morning Friday, Feb. 16. She remembers trying to stay on the right-hand side of the white line. more »»

Everyone’s Irish on Fort Myers Beach on March 17

March 14, 2018 Everyone will be sporting 50 shades of green at the 20th annual Town of Fort Myers Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Dust off your shamrocks and join in the fun on Saturday, March 17. more »»

2018 Shrimp Festival

March 13, 2018 As princess after princess rolled by in their Corvette chariots, a group of teenagers shouted words of encouragement. more »»

Delmar home engulfed in Tuesday night fire

March 13, 2018 UPDATED The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department has finally left the scene of a house fire on Delmar Avenue. A single family home on the 200 block of Delmar Avenue caught fire around 7:53 p.. more »»

Lani Kai to set the scene for country music video

March 9, 2018 An up-and-coming country music artist will be trading cowboy boots for sandy shores next wee. more »»

Q&A with Captain Matt Herterick

March 7, 2018 Lee County Sheriff's Office Captain Matt Herterick is the new leader of the West District, which includes San Carlos Island and Fort Myers Beac. more »»

Residents review FDOT ideas

March 7, 2018 It was a long-awaited meeting: Florida Department of Transportation finally unveiled some of its ideas to loosen up traffic on San Carlos Boulevard. more »»

Portraits of the modern shrimper

March 7, 2018 San Carlos Island is home to one of the few remaining working waterfronts in Florida, and one of the last shrimping fleets in the country. more »»

Seuss session

March 7, 2018 In honor of Sr. Seuss's birthday, the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School invited community members to read his works to students. more »»

60th Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

March 7, 2018 What everyone loves best about the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival hasn’t changed since the event began 60 years ago — the huge boiling pots of local pink gold shrimp, which members of the Lions... more »»

Tea time

March 7, 2018 The Ostego Bay Foundation had a beautiful afternoon to hold its 13th annual high tea and fashion sho. more »»

School shooting survivors attend Constitution Revision hearing in Cape Coral

March 7, 2018 For the last three weeks, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have stepped to the forefront of the debate on gun control. more »»


Living Green workshops March 21, 2018

Every Wednesday, the public is invited to visit the Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park in south Lee County to get information on how they can learn more about “green living” at home and work. more »




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