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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 poker ...

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 ...

First sea turtle nest of season recorded on Fort Myers Beach

Turtle Time recorded its first sea turtle nest of the season on Fort Myers Beach, off Connecticut St. this morning, according to Turtle Time founder Eve Haverfield. There have also been seven nests found on Bonita Beach since the start of the nesting season.

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 ...

DeSantis suspends COVID-19 restrictions

Under his proclaimed executive power, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order immediately suspending all local government emergency orders relating to COVID-19 while signing a bill that grants more power to the governor and state legislature to invalidate local emergency orders. “I ...

Lee County Utilities to convert disinfectant process for water treatment

Lee County Utilities will be temporarily converting its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual from May 3 through May 24.   This is a routine measure that is common for water utilities using chloramines as its primary disinfectant. Anyone who uses a kidney ...

DeSantis extends state of emergency

The COVID-19 state of emergency has been extended by 60 days by Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a message sent out Tuesday, DeSantis stated the extension was needed due to the “impact of COVID-19 poses a continuing threat to the health, safety and welfare of the State of Florida and its ...

Beach Kids Foundation scholarships available

It's that time of the year again for scholarships. The Beach Kids Foundation is looking to get the word out about this year’s application process for Student Scholarships. The organization, which hands out scholarships to Fort Myers Beach residents or children of Beach workers, has a ...