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Final Sunset Beach BBQ and Acoustic Concert to be held April 4

The final Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free Acoustic Concert will take place Thursday, April 4, at Lovers Key State Park."The April 4 show starts at 5:45 p.m. This is a very special show closing out the season with some amazing songwriters," Shelley Sue Williams, who was a director and ...

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore.This weekend, the Lion's Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration.Every year the club sponsors the three-day event to raise money for local student scholarships, the Florida ...

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Announces Spring Show Winners

On Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach Art Association crowned the winners of their spring juried show, "Under the Sun."The work, strictly two-dimensional paintings submitted by FMBAA members, was judged by artist Bea Pappas.The $300 first prize was awarded to Brian Christensen for his acrylic ...

Tickets available for Tony Sands performance

Tony Sands, who performs Frank Sinatra "Through the Years," will be making a stop on Fort Myers Beach next month for a fundraiser at St. Rafael's Episcopal Church.Ross Miller said Sands plays videos of Sinatra singing, sings along with Sinatra, sings separately and does costume changes during ...

Women’s Club birthday brings out big plans

The Women's Club celebrated 55 years in their current location on Sterling Avenue last Friday, and they announced ambitious plans for the future.The night kicked off their Capital Improvements Project, a plan in three phases to completely renovate the old schoolhouse and the grounds, adding ...

Cornhole Fur A Cause registration under way

Help support a local organization that provides assistance to those four legged companions in need by registering for a cornhole tournament.Brandi Bauer, the founder of the nonprofit, Food Fur A Cause, has always had a huge love for animals. She recalls always having dogs around while growing ...

Local DJs turn up the bass

In a music scene dominated by reggae cover bands and country music singers, a couple of local DJs want to bring the bass to Fort Myers.And no, not the bass guitar.Bass music - a heavy, bone-rattling genre of electronic dance music popular in cities across the world, but rare in the suburbs of ...

Bayside Estates Flea Market moves to this weekend

The annual Bayside Estates Flea Market has been pushed up a couple of weeks this year to this Friday and Saturday.Deb Wescoat, a member of the Women's Socialites, said the women started the sale almost 30 years ago as a yard sale because they wanted a fountain at the pool. About 25 years ago, ...

Art Association to unveil 100 new works

Local artists are hard at work making miniature pieces of art.The Fort Myers Beach Art Association will unveil 100 brand new, never-before-seen works by member artists at its annual Open House and Art Bazaar on Jan. 10.These five-by-seven "mini-masters," painted by some of the FMBAA's 200 ...