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JD Burdge: Mural master

If you've enjoyed the murals on the Beach, chances are you've seen the work of JD Burdge.A Beach resident since the late '90s, his mural art is everywhere from downtown, to the library, to Parrot Key and just about anyone you can run into on the Beach knows him.At a recent art showing at the ...

Surfers for Autism coming to the Beach

Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Calusa Blueway have teamed up with a group of South Florida surfers to raise money for autism. The ninth annual Gulf Coast Surf & Beach Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crescent Beach Family Park on Fort Myers ...

TPI Hospitality projects move forward

Two projects of TPI Hospitality, one on Fort Myers Beach, and the other off the island, are making strides in a positive manner.John Gucciardo, spokesperson for TPI Hospitality, said they are looking to begin the renovation work on the Cigar Hut building, which is going to be incorporated in ...

Avid runner still winning races at age 81

At 5:30 a.m. every morning a Fort Myers Beach snowbird resident slips on his running shoes and takes off for about a three-mile run, first along the sandy beaches before heading back home on Estero Boulevard.Jay Gray, 81, who also lives in Atlantic City, has already competed in three races ...

Powerboat races bring fun and business to the Beach

Offshore racing returning to Fort Myers beach means inshore dollars being spent at local businesses, establishments, restaurants and hotels, providing an economic boost to the region during a typically slow time of year.This weekend, the American Powerboat Association Roar Offshore event ...

CMCS Summerset Regatta races set for this weekend

The CMCS Summerset Regatta is a sailboat enthusiast's dream come true and it's coming back to Fort Myers Beach again for its 54th year.The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society race events are scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Saturday's races will all be buoy races in the ...

Offshore races hit the Gulf next weekend

Have a need for speed and a love for the water?Next weekend, the American Powerboat Association Roar Offshore event returns to Fort Myers Beach after over a decade, where the inaugural APBA six-race series champions will be determined at the event that brings nearly 70,000 to the area.The ...

Goss gives water quality update

Area residents got an update on water quality from the man tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis to make sure improvements are made.Last weekend, the chairman for the South Florida Water Management District, Chauncey Goss, was invited to give a short talk at Shell Point.The district was established ...

Pink Shell Resort to install more artificial reefs

The Pink Shell Resort made a pledge to put in more of Ocean Habitats artificial reefs on their pier.These habitats vary in size, but are about the size of a small dresser - about 24 inches wide and deep, 36 inches long. Constructed with the intent to anchor them below a deck, they're used to ...

Fort Myers Beach Library celebrates 65th anniversary

What started out as a tiny cottage on the beach where you could borrow books has turned into a marvel of library science.The Fort Myers Beach Library celebrated its 65th anniversary last Wednesday, with no real party of note, not even a birthday cake.Its history, for many, is celebration ...