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Fort Myers Beach Art Association hosts open house

Tucked away behind the Fort Myers Beach Fire District station and the Red Coconut RV Park is home to the beach's fine arts scene.But, its off-the-beaten-path location keeps it a mystery to visitors and even some beach residents."It's a secret on the island, but the building has been here for 50 ...

Getting their groove on

What do a foundry owner, a lumber wholesaler and a retired labor union employee have in common?Creative minds and musical skills.Ed Summers of Estero and Bob Williams and Mike McMillan of Fort Myers Beach meet up on Wednesdays as The Pearl Street Band to jam out to a few of their favorite ...

Yesteryear Theater sets the stage at Historic Women’s Club

Are you ready to travel back in time?The Historic Women's Club at 175 Sterling Avenue is in the midst of a major renovation, converting the former school house into a 60s' style speakeasy.That's right: a private club to forget the trials of 2017 and step back to the golden age of entertainment ...

22nd Annual Christmas Poker Run for Beach Kids set for Dec. 10

The Beach Baptist Church is revving up for its 22nd annual poker run and Bikes for Mike ride this Sunday.Sign up begins at 10 a.m.at Junkanoo's on the Beach, and the run continues at Lani Kai, Shark Bar and Grill, Ralph's in Cape Coral, and back toward the beach at Valarie's Lounge. At the end, ...

Songwriters at Sunset acoustic concerts return to Lover Key

Like multiple encores by your favorite band that only leave you wanting more, the Fort Myers Beach Songwriters at Sunset free acoustic concert is back by popular demand. The first performance of the season kicks off at Lovers Key State Park on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The concert is ...

Temporary treasures

Bruce Phillips is a full-time sand sculptor, but that doesn't mean he gets to play in the sand on the beach all day.The San Diego native says most people don't realize the hours and hard work that go into a sculpture. Tuesday, Nov. 21, he spent eight hours shoveling sand in order to carve it ...

Watch A Christmas Carol Dec.1, 2

Live theater is a rare event on Fort Myers Beach. Over the years, various hardworking people have pulled together a show, and each one has been a gem of community theatre. That special spirit that inhabits our islanders comes through on stage.Islanders have the brief opportunity to see ...

Strokes in the sand

Some painters sit, some painters stand. Some use water colors and others use acrylics, but all plein air painters fare the elements to make their works of art.The Fort Myers Beach Art Association hosted its 2017 annual Paint the Beach Plein Air Festival last week, bringing 67 plein air painters ...

Contest opens for 60th annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival design

The Fort Myers Bach Lions Club has opened a community contest for the official design of the "60th Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival." This year's festival will take place on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 on Fort Myers Beach. This design contest is an opportunity for ...