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Out of the woodwork

The strangler fig at the Mound House took a hard hit during Hurricane Irma.The oldest section of the tree weakened with the force of the wind, and it split from the trunk and fell.But thanks to the work of two Lee County woodworkers, the fallen section of the tree is living a new life.John ...

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday.You better start planning your strategy.The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its signature festival, Taste of the Beach, Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. The event will take place on Old San Carlos Boulevard, ...

Mound House hosts first music event

A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather.The Mound House held its inaugural "Music on the Mound" event Saturday, a fun community event featuring island musician Sheena Brook, beer tastings from Momentum Brewhouse, and food from Jewban's ...

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers.The 12th Fort Myers Beach Film Festival runs Wednesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 29, bringing a host of fresh films to the shore.All of the films will be featured at ...

Popeyepalooza set for April 29

Mike "Popeye" Dearden's annual fundraiser is raising the roof.Popeyepalooza IX is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at the Beach Pub.The annual event raises money for youth sports on Fort Myers Beach. Last year, it raised more than $6,800.The party begins at noon with live music, auctions and ...

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

Time to break out those taste buds.The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach, celebrating the many talented chefs and delicious dishes of the island's restaurants.This year's event will be held Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. To 4 p.m. -or until food runs ...

Songs at sunset

Local tunes, local brews and a local venue.What sounds better than listening to island star Sheena Brook at the Mound House?Saturday, April 21, the Mound House will host its first-ever music event at the historic site.From 5 to 7:30 p.m., The Mound House will be the place to be. Brook begins ...

Luau on the Beach

As another glorious seasons peaks in Southwest Florida, the Friends Of Lovers Key State Park (FOLKS) volunteers have saved the best for last - a Luau on the Beach at Lovers Key. After this season's successful sting of events - Songwriters, Beach Party Night, The Vow Renewal Ceremony and Santa ...