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Jimmie Allen brings pool party to Pink Shell Beach Resort

With beach balls being hurled in the air and dozens of Pink Shell Beach Resort guests standing in the octopus-guarded pool, the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest wrapped up a week of music with a performance from musician Jimmie Allen Sunday on Fort Myers Beach. With hundreds of people with tickets at the Pink Shell to see Allen, the country music star entertained the crowd, opening up with his hit song “Make me want to.” The timing of Allen's performance was just right as a major rainstorm touched down on the island about 35 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" cast member started singing. The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest brought musical performances to Fort Myers Beach restaurants all weekend following stops during the week on Captiva Island and Fort Myers. The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest was put on by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, billing ...

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New toll fees go into effect Oct. 1 for Sanibel, Cape Coral bridges

Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman is urging folks to order a county transponder for those who make trips to Sanibel and Cape Coral, where administrative fees of $3 will be charged starting Oct. 1 to anybody without a LeeWay account and transponder passing a toll bridge. “Our goal is not ...


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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 ...