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Ruane blasts Lake Okeechobee plan

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane sat across from Col. Andrew Kelly, commander of the Jacksonville district of the Army Corps Of Engineers Monday in the Lee County Administration Building conference room in Fort Myers and denounced the plan Kelly brought forward to ...

Federal court rules in favor of cruise industry

After being largely sidelined for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida cruise industry is back online following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit to reverse its own earlier decision regarding Centers for Disease Control (CDC) restrictions. The ...

Advisory committees have openings

The Town of Fort Myers Beach has announced five openings on its advisory committees to the town council. The committees with openings are: the Audit Committee, Culture and Environmental Learning Center Advisory Board (CELCAB), Local Planning Agency (LPA) and the Historic Preservation Advisory ...

Free parking at county parks this weekend

Lee County Parks and Recreation will be celebrating National Park and Recreation Month by offering free parking at county parks and boat ramps Saturday and Sunday, along with free pool admission. The free beach access parking includes Bowditch Point Park and Lynn Hall Memorial Park on Fort ...

Coronavirus resurgent in Lee County

In one month, Lee Health went from seeing its coronavirus cases plummet to the point where it stopped announcing COVID-19 hospitalizations to seeing a sharp resurgence in cases as the Delta variant has led to an uptick in cases in Lee County and statewide. Lee Health reported having 111 ...

Vacation rentals, hotels seeing boost in summer business

For many hotels and short-term rentals on Fort Myers Beach, the season hasn't ended this summer. Short-term vacation rental operators say business is up about 40% over a normal summer. Hotels are reporting occupancies of more than 80% and as much as 90% according to information from hotel ...