homepage logo

Fort Myers Beach News

Council approves permit for Roar Offshore

After a year off from making waves on Fort Myers Beach, the organizers of Roar Offshore Boat Races are planning to bring back the powerboats on the gulf for a racing event that will stretch from Bowditch Point Park to the Diamondhead Resort from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9. On Monday, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council unanimously approved a special permit for the races, which will also include the renting of parking spaces and a waiver of open container laws for Thursday, Oct. 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Times Square, Old San Carlos Boulevard, First Street, Second Street, Third Street, Fourth ...

News from around the region

National Night Out at Hammond Stadium Tuesday

National Night Out will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers with a night of free hot dogs, games, aviation and police demonstrations as part of an event announced by the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature ...


John Edgar Weikel

John Edgar Weikel, 74, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida passed away July 7, 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Lee County Cremation Services-Fort Myers.

Letters to the Editor


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 ...