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Fort Myers Beach firefighters put out fire at vacation rental

A fire that started in a bedroom spread through a vacation rental property on Eucalyptus Court in Fort Myers Beach Friday afternoon. Fort Myers Beach firefighters were able to put out the blaze within an hour. The fire was discovered after the mother of a family staying at the property returned around noon with two of her children from the beach. According to the father, who did not wish to be named, the home was full of smoke and upon entering the bedroom the mother of the family found flames spreading from the closet. The Minnesota native believed the fire was electrical in ...

Spirit of Christmas another success

Despite not being able to hold their annual chicken dinner to fundraise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim and Sharon Jamieson said they were able to raise about $20,000 from local businesses, ...

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Constance Ellis

Constance Ellis, 84, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on January 12, 2021.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt.com

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Eden Oak: Conservation 20/20 nomination update

In the midst of the request by the owner to change the zoning to build 55 units in the mangroves near the Shell Point Retirement Community, the Eden Oak property was also nominated earlier this year to Lee County's Conservation 20/20 land acquisition program.It's the second time this property ...


Local Columns


Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...