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With a civil suit dismissed, Margaritaville looks ahead with optimism

Margaritaville on Fort Myers Beach is officially moving forward. The civil suit against the town and TPI was recently dismissed. A decision on the Writ of Certiorari is still pending, however, TPI officials say that they feel confident that it will be in their favor and have decided to move ...

Rum Bucket fundraiser raises $10,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

The Salty Crab Bar and Grill's Rum Bucket fundraiser donated a dollar for every rum bucket sold to the Golisano Children's hospital.The fundraiser began on March 1 and concluded on May 31. The check of $10,000 was presented to Golisano Children's Hospital on July 16.This was the Salty Crab's ...

Marine Trading Post marks three generations of ownership

Since 1985, do-it-yourself boaters have found Marine Trading Post a source for what is needed to repair and maintain their boats without having to spend thousands on a mechanic or, heaven forbid, a new boat.The Zimmermann family is now going on three generations of providing hard-to-find parts ...

Town Council proposal puts cloud over local street performers/artists

Street performers and artists have been an entertainment staple on Fort Myers Beach for more than a decade and for many of them, this is their livelihood. Tighter regulations on street performers and artists were proposed by Town Council at the last meeting on June 3, and many buskers are ...

Fort Myers identified as top moving destination for millennials

A survey conducted by Our Town America identified Fort Myers as a top moving destination for millennials in 2019.Six hundred and fifty-two millennials, ages 22-38, participated in this survey which sought to find millennials' motivations behind moving to particular cities.Our Town America is a ...

CareerSource launches new online inquiry form

A new online inquiry form has been launched by CareerSource Southwest Florida to provide job seekers with an opportunity to streamline information faster.CareerSource Southwest Florida Communications Manager Janeth Castrejon said they wanted to provide quicker access to their clients through an ...

Airport to see $175 million expansion

Renovations to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) are on the horizon -- cost-free to taxpayers.The Lee County Port Authority, which is governed by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, has approved a $175 million expansion of the airport which they said is attracting more and ...

Haunted pub crawl tours, with a touch of magic, come to Fort Myers Beach

A haunted pub crawl with a touch of magic has come to the island. The tours are led by Fort Myers Beach local, Mike Yost. The tours are every Friday and Saturday.Yost considers himself to be a history buff and to boot, is a magician and mentalist - making him the perfect tour guide for a ...

Best of Fort Myers Beach 2019

By LEAH SANKEYlsankey@breezenewspapers.comThe Fort Myers Beach Observer's Best of Fort Myers Beach award ceremony was held at Coste which also catered the event, at the Diamond Head Resort. Diamond Head received two awards for best hotel as well as best resort.The winners are chosen by Observer ...