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Chicago tribute concert postponed to May 13

The Chicago tribute concert featuring former Chicago singer Jeff Coffey and the Chicago cover band Back to Chicago scheduled for March 19 at Fish-Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach has been postponed to May 13.All purchased tickets will be honored at the show, said event organizer Janeen ...

As of right now, Taste of the Beach is a go

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce expects to hold the 25th Annual Taste of the Beach on Sunday, May 3. The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include over 20 restaurants, promotional vendors, a beer garden and live music across two stages. The event will run from 11 ...

Chicago singer to join tribute group for concert

Jeff Coffey, who performed as the lead singer and bassist with Chicago from 2016 to 2018, will join Back to Chicago, for a tribute concert to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers May 14 at the Fish-Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach.The show is the final leg of the Winter Concert Series produced and ...

Old trolley stop on Estero replaced with Fifth Street stop

The former Lee County bus and trolley stop on Estero Boulevard, which was the last before the Matanzas Pass Bridge heading off the island, has been replaced with a stop on Fifth Street near the bridge and the Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites. Instead of going through the busy intersection on ...

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival this weekend

The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival promises to boil over when it is held March 14-15 along Estero Boulevard.The popular foodfest and arts fair starts off with a 5K run at 9 a.m. which starts and ends at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille. The Matanzas Pass Bridge closes at 9 a.m. so you will ...

St. Patrick’s Day parade to be held March 16

The 22nd Fort Myers Beach St. Patrick's Day parade will be held March 16 on Estero Boulevard. The parade was moved up a day to the town council election on March 17.Organizer and Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Ray Murphy, who founded the event, said the parade will kick off at Santini Plaza at 10 ...

Friends of the Mound House fundraiser March 27

The Friends of the Mound House will be holding its third "Artful Intersection," a live auction March 27 at the Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club on Sterling Avenue.The auction will feature local art and other "experiences," said Friends of the Mound House Vice President Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli.The ...

Bay Oaks to host health fair

To help make island residents as healthy as possible, the Bay Oaks Recreational Center will be the site of a health fair Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Daniell Felton, program director for Bay Oaks, said this will be first time such a health-focused fair is being held at the center in a decade. ...

Pink Shell Resort creating memories at 70

Since the 1950s, the Pink Shell Resort has transformed from a collection of cottages at the opulent hotel property on Fort Myers Beach near Bowditch Point Park to three high-rise buildings with 205 rooms that all overlook the Gulf of Mexico.This year, the Pink Shell Resort will turn a young ...

Community Foundation ends first decade with trip back to Woodstock

With the group Jo List and Friends playing 1960s songs from groups like The Doors, dozens of Community Foundation members and supporters clad in tie-dye shirts celebrated the nonprofit organization's 10th year with a Woodstock-themed fundraising event at the Diamondhead Beach Resort Jan. ...