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Shucker’s celebrates 100 years

With men in suits and women in 1920's flapper outfits, Shucker's at the Gulfshore and Cottage Bar celebrated 100 years of being on the beach Saturday with a casino-themed party that paid homage to its roots and raised money for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. Patrons gathered around ...

Tips sought in July Beach shooting

The Lee County Sheriff's Office announced Monday morning that it is seeking anonymous tips in the shooting death case of Johnny Jackson, who was gunned down on Fort Myers Beach last summer. Jackson, of Fort Myers, was shot on the beach after midnight on July 15 behind the Lani Kai. He had been ...

Cigar Hut moving

The Cigar Hut's home for more than 20 years on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach will be coming to an end this week. The shop will be moving its large showcase of smokes to its location on Old San Carlos Boulevard Sunday, May 9 to make room for the impending demolition and construction ...

Mermaid closes on Fort Myers Beach

The Mermaid closed its doors this past weekend at its location on Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Its owners had sold the property to TPI, which is planning to begin demolition and construction work for Margaritaville in July.

Boating accidents increased statewide in 2020

By NATHAN MAYBERG The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released its 2020 boating accident statistical report which showed a 16% increase statewide in accidents and a 21.5% increase in the number of people who lost their lives in boating accidents. There were 836 boating ...

Lawsuit filed against Florida’s new election law

The state legislature passed a change to the state's election law which was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis after party-line votes in the Republican-controlled legislature. Democrats opposed the measures for being part of a wave of legislation being introduced by Republicans in a host of states ...

Taste of the Beach makes a splash

High season over? Pandemic? Those were no obstacles to a successful Taste of the Beach festival at Salty Sam's Marina this past weekend. More than 1,000 people attended the 25th annual event organized by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Sunday, chamber president Jacki Liszak said. ...

Council approves Myerside development

Aiming to preserve the town's cottages, the Fort Myers Beach Council gave the go-ahead for Beverley Milligan and Roland Weinmann to have a boutique store and restaurant at Myerside Resort and Cottages. The council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance which would change the zoning of the ...

Council repeals mask mandate

While businesses can still require patrons to wear masks at their establishments, it is no longer the law of the land on Fort Myers Beach. The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council lifted its mask mandate on Monday around the same time that Gov. Ron DeSantis declared by executive order that he was ...