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Annual Back to School Supply Drive kicks off

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is collecting items for its annual Back to School Supply Drive, which helps stock the Education Resource Center, open to educators of Lee County Public Schools."Our teachers do an excellent job of engaging our students in learning and preparing them ...

First LGBTQ Pride Event held on Fort Myers Beach

The Nauti Parrot Dock Bar held an all-inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ community on Saturday night, designating some of the event's proceeds to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning youth community center, Visuality.For General Manager Tyler Geib, the results of the event ...

Marine vet in need of vehicle gets ‘recycled ride’

Life got a little easier for an area veteran Wednesday morning.U.S. Marine vet Paul Linscott, of Fort Myers, received a 2014 Hyundai Elantra as part of the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program.The car will help Linscott reliably take his son to school, as well as commute to and ...

County mining amendments approved

Lee County has amended its rules on how limerock mines are approved.The Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-1 Wednesday to remove limerock zoning Map 14 and a supply/demand component that required there be a need for additional limerock mines to receive approval by county staff ...

Parrot Key and Children’s Advocacy Center Partner to fight child abuse

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill at Salty Sam's Marina raised $1,837 for the Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL. This is the result of a month-long promotion to raise awareness about National Child Abuse Prevention month, which was April.The symbol for National Child Abuse Prevention month is a blue ...

Neighbors disagree over whether Liki Tiki should have live outdoor music

Liki Tiki, a popular bar and restaurant on Fort Myers Beach, was denied live outdoor music by town council on June 3. There will be another hearing on Aug. 5 regarding this matter.Craig Stevens lives next door to Liki Tiki and says that he is for the business having live music."When I would sit ...

Liki Tiki: Back to the drawing board

Liki Tiki applied to be able to have live outdoor entertainment and stood before town council on Monday, June 3. Councilmembers suggested that Liki Tiki go back to the local planning agency (LPA) and begin the application process again.Councilmembers said that there were significant problems ...

Feel good about dining at this ocean friendly restaurant

Fish Tale Waterfront Dining is the only restaurant in Southwest Florida deemed an Ocean Friendly restaurant by the Surfrider Foundation. The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program aims for large scale changes that stop plastic pollution at the source by transitioning away from single-use plastic ...

Key West Cove opens at Lani Kai

A new venue recently opened at the Lani Kai offering an open-aired lounge near the hotel's headed pool, complete with a full bar, raised platform with vibrant red couches and bistro styled tables and chairs that provides a beautiful view of Fort Myers Beach through wall to wall windows."I ...

‘Game of Thrones’ themed pirate ship cruise

The Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship has set a course for "Game of Thrones" fans - a Finale Cruise is set for the day before the popular television series comes to a close. Trivia, costume contest and barrel tapping of Wicked Dolphin Distillery rum will be featured.Marketing Director David Kastan ...