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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 ...

Fish-Tale Marina has new owner

Over the last 35 years, Al Durrett grew the Fish-Tale Marina from a 12-person operation with 30 docks to a company with more than 100 employees and 100 wet slips for boats.Now, it's time for Durrett to enjoy the fruits of his labor, having sold the property on the south end of Fort Myers Beach ...

Lani Kai Island Resort in spring break mode

With a special permit in place from the town council for its stage, the Lani Kai Island Resort is in full spring break mode with the Cincinnati firemen variety show leading the way daily through March 19 (excluding March 11 and March 16), the resort announced.The Cincinnati firemen and EMTs ...

Board of Fire Commissioners has vacant seat

The Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners has an open seat to fill following the resignation of Bob Raymond.Raymond has been recovering from a stroke, Board of Commissioners Chair Larry Wood said.Rather than wait until November for an election to fill the seat, Wood said the commission ...

Lighting consultant terminated after presentation to town council

One day after he spoke to the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council as part of efforts to find a lighting solution on Estero Boulevard, Miami-based consultant William Pino was told his services were no longer needed.In a letter sent to Pino on March 6, Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstadt said ...

Fish-Tale Marina: Stop and stay for the day

Fish-Tale is a full-service marina, and that's literal.Visitors to the establishment on Fort Myers Beach can boat up and park for an hour, or a day, or week - or even longer. With transient space rentals, 75 in-water slips, and more than 200 dry slips contained in multiple boat barns, the ...

Airbnb big business in Lee County

As the state legislature considers taking up a law which could take away home rule rights from municipalities regarding the regulation of vacation rentals, Airbnb, the vacation rental platform, has released its annual Florida tax report. The report revealed it collected and remitted more than ...

Lani Kai gets approval for stage, permit fees waived

Lani Kai Island Resort attorney Robert Burandt appeared in front of the town council March 2 asking for a special exception to build a temporary stage on its property outside on the beach which will host dancing and performances by firemen from Cincinnati.The stage has been erected for years in ...

Council approves new parking lot

Free enterprise has spoken.A vacant lot near the Lani Kai Island Resort which was once home to a Sunoco gas station has been approved by the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council to be turned into a paid parking lot.Amy Markovich, the owner of the property at 1510 Estero Boulevard, said the plan is ...

Mr. Tequila lights up the room

When you walk into Mr. Tequila at the Key Estero Shops on Estero Boulevard, the first thing you notice is all of the tables and their artwork. Then you notice the seats with the detailed, colorful artwork depicting scenes of Mexico. You look around some more and the paintings are on the walls, ...