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Conidaris family making protective wear for their resort’s guests

At the Lani Kai Island Resort, the Conidaris family has recognized the need for health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathy Conidaris, wife of Lani Kai manager Ken Conidaris, has stepped up to address a need many guests may have during their stay by making masks.Conidaris first saw a ...

Pet Pals

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such a devotion. UnknownA Bully Week!! Bully Breeds. What are bully breeds? Bully breed is a ...

Protecting threatened turtles by shielding lights outside

Turtle season is here and for those unaware of the town's lighting requirements, an ordinance approved by Fort Myers Beach Town Council in February could make for some expensive fines for those found to be in violation of the town's code regarding lights shining onto the sand and water of Fort ...

#WeAreFMB helping one worker at a time

When much of Fort Myers Beach started closing down in March as the coronavirus approached, people like Barefoot Event Group Coordinator Janeen Paulauskis and community members quickly realized that a lot of hospitality workers in town were going to need a lifting hand to get through the ...

Lani Kai delivers pizzas to area hospital staff, emergency workers

With the knowledge that hospital staff and emergency workers have been putting their health at risk in doing their jobs responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some people do what they do best in a crisis. For Lani Kai General Manager Larry Puccia, that means making his large, ...

Turtle Time volunteers to start monitoring beach today

If you happen to see people on Fort Myers Beach beginning this week, it doesn't mean that they are trespassing or that the beach has been opened. Starting Wednesday, Turtle Time volunteers will be hitting the beach to start looking for signs of turtle activity as the turtle nesting season gets ...

Beach Baptist Church getting the food out

While the coronavirus pandemic and the related government actions have led to a near shutdown of the hospitality industry on Fort Myers Beach, the work and mission of the Beach Baptist Church has not changed.The church has become the focal point of efforts to help the needy, including children ...

Business leaders raising funds for hospitality workers

With the beach season potentially facing a premature slowdown due a stock market in decline, along with national and local state of emergencies enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of local business leaders are uniting to help workers who could be facing hardships due to the closing ...

Branding plan moves forward for town

After months of buildup, the branding and marketing strategy options for Fort Myers Beach has arrived in the form of a dolphin, palm trees and a multi-colored logo of FMB and FMBeach.Sharon McCormick, director of business attraction and marketing for Redevelopment Management Associates, ...

Council receives plans for Bayside Park

Lifesize chess boards, a veteran's tribute with a timeline marking America's wars and conflicts, rain garden, hopscotch, beanbag tossing, seating for musical performances, a viewing deck pavilion, compass, shade trees, and a 30 by 40 foot building with a gathering area, offices, restrooms, ...