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Pool variance creates issue for town council, staff

October 4, 2018 Thomas Renard just wanted to put a pool in his backyard. more »»

Council OKs Kiesel variance, denies lien appeal

October 4, 2018 By CHUCK BALLARO The Fort Myers Beach Town Council green lighted several items Monday. more »»

FSW to host Fall Open House

October 4, 2018 Prospective students, their families and the community are invited to attend the Florida SouthWestern State College’s Fall 2018 Open House at the Thomas Edison (Lee) campus to learn more about the... more »»

Beach Chamber moves to new location

September 26, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce moved to a new location last week, which the president described to be a great place in the “Heart of the Island. more »»

Island Hopper festival brings local artist to Fort Myers Beach

September 26, 2018 It’s the last weekend of the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Festival —and this weekend, the festival comes to the sandy white beaches of Fort Myers Beac. more »»

Mayor, councilman: No Sunshine violation

September 26, 2018 Fort Myers Beach Mayor Tracey Gore and Town Councilman Dennis Boback fired back Monday at accusations from a beach organization alleging they may have committed a Sunshine Law violation. more »»

CLHS Reunion, Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches fundraiser

September 26, 2018 Cypress Lake High School graduates — 1970-1979 — are invited to attend a get together this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe to help raise money and awareness for the organization, Restore For... more »»

Town ratifies millage budget for FY2019

September 26, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council on Monday formally approved the tax rate and budget for the 2019 fiscal year . The town council voted unanimously to set the millage at. more »»

Hearing held on proposed boardwalk

September 26, 2018 A hearing was held last week in front of an administrative judge, which has members of the community waiting to see if a critical wildlife area will be impacted by a proposed boardwalk. more »»

Hooters donates $2,000 to Harry Chapin Food Bank

September 26, 2018 Hooters of Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers and Cape Coral joined forces with the Harry Chapin Food Bank during the month of August to celebrate both of their 35th anniversaries. more »»

Women’s Club celebrates 55th anniversary with capital campaign

September 26, 2018 With the 55th anniversary of the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club occurring in 2019, a capital campaign is in the beginning stages to restore the historic clubhouse. more »»

Town Council gives Sanibel mayor its support

September 26, 2018 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane was busy Monday as he went throughout Lee County to garner support for an appeal to a decision made by the South Florida Water management District that could impact the... more »»

Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry continues through October

September 25, 2018 The Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry will continue to make a stop on Fort Myers Beach until the end of October to meet the need of the community. more »»

Demo work begins for Margaritaville project

September 25, 2018 The Margaritaville project took its first tangible step Tuesday morning as the old Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce building came dow. more »»

Safe seafood: Properly sourced products are fine to consume

September 19, 2018 Red tide, blue-green algae, fish kills in the thousands. What’s happening in Southwest Florida waters has taken a toll on the region’s tourism, economy and ecosystem. more »»

Chamber hosts United Nations-themed Tapa Hop

September 19, 2018 It’s time to hop aboard a trolley and carouse around Fort Myers Beach. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th Annual Tapa Hop, Thursday, Sept. 20. more »»

Red tide brings red ink: Losses in the millions

September 19, 2018 The trickle-down effect of the blue-green algae and red tide events has moved through Southwest Florida businesses just as water releases have moved down the Caloosahatchee. more »»

11th annual SWFL Peace Day set for Sept. 23

September 19, 2018 The 11th annual SWFL Peace Day (formerly Peace Day in the Park), a grassroots community event, is set for Sunday, Sept 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Town to once again seek new attorney

September 19, 2018 Fort Myers Beach may have to regroup on its selection of a new town attorney. Town Council agreed 3-2 last week to hire Thomas Thanas but he subsequently withdrew due to the split vote. more »»

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center to hold open house for National Estuary Week

September 19, 2018 Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to us al. more »»



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