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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 ...

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 ...

Major roadwork, water main work on Fifth Street, Crescent Street

Motorists should exercise the utmost caution when riding down Crescent Street or Fifth Street as the road is being completely redone as the new water main is being installed. The road is extremely bumpy and unkind as workers attend to the area near Helmerich Plaza and the Lighthouse Resort Inn ...

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County takes on Pirate Cruise

Loaded on to the pirate cruise ship at Salty Sam's Marina, the children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County yelled aargh! They were ready to leave San Carlos Island and trade in their camp routines for a life out on sea with treasure, songs and dance awaiting them. “The kids had a ...

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 ...

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 ...

First sea turtles hatch on Fort Myers Beach, some nests washed away

Tropical Storm Elsa left its worst damage on Fort Myers Beach to five sea turtle nests. Five sea turtle nests were completely washed away during the weather event this month, said Turtle Time founder Eve Haverfield. In addition, other turtle nests were washed over and could have also ...

Fast Trax opens, transforming from Zoomers

Every beach town can use an amusement park. For more than a year, Fort Myers Beach was without one. Zoomers, off island on Summerlin Road near the exit into town from Fort Myers, was long the familiar place where the rides were visible from the road. Pat Ciniello, who bought the property ...

Police seeking information on Fourth of July crash

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help in obtaining information on a truck possibly involved in a hit and run early in the morning on the Fourth of July in Fort Myers Beach. The crash which occurred off island on San Carlos Boulevard east of Pine Road, was between a sedan and ...