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Lovers Key discovery center progressing

The multi-million dollar welcome and discovery center at Lovers Key State Park is nearing completion of the construction phase, while the Friends of Lovers Key are still fundraising to furnish the interior of the complex which they hope to have ready by March, Friends of Lovers Key Executive ...

Spirit of the holidays arrives for Beach Kids Foundation

At this time last year, the Beach Kids Foundation was planning its annual spirit of the holidays fundraising bash, which drew about 160 people. There won't be a bash this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the foundation's mission to help children continues and so are its fundraising ...

Margaritaville work could begin in April

Construction and demolition work for Margaritaville could begin around April, according to a post on the Margaritaville Fort Myers Beach Facebook page. Several buildings along Estero Boulevard will be demolished to make way for the project. Some of those buildings are currently occupied by ...

Fort Myers Beach sees another record uptick on COVID-19 cases

For the third straight week, Fort Myers Beach set a record for the number of new COVID-19 cases. In the most recent seven-day period ending Monday, the number of coronavirus cases confirmed in the Fort Myers Beach zip code rose from 161 to 209 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases on Fort ...

Zoomers transforming to FastTrax

Zoomers Amusement Park, the family entertainment center off of Summerlin Boulevard, has been bought out and is undergoing extensive renovations as it begins a new life as “FastTrax.” Its new owners expect will bring an exciting new fun to children and families. The new owners are Pat and ...

Art association in full swing

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is in full bloom with its fall show “Calm in Chaos” running through Dec. 3 and its “Art Walk” partnership with Shucker's at the Gulfshore and The Cottage Bar running Tuesday beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sue Pink's “Blu” took home first prize in the ...

Council to revisit sails, clock, memorial

The bad reviews continue to come in for DRMP, the design and engineering consultants hired by the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council for reshaping Times Square, Bayside Park and Bay Oaks Recreational Campus. The latest design from the firm to be criticized was their plans for a veteran's tribute ...

County Commissioners elect Ruane chairman

Former Sanibel Mayor Kevine Ruane, elected this month to his first term on the Lee County Board of County Commissioners representing District 1, was unanimously voted in by his fellow commissioners as chairman at Tuesday's meeting. Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, who was not present at the ...

Fort Myers Beach sees record number of coronavirus cases

For the second straight week, Fort Myers Beach set a record for the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Florida Department of Health reported 161 total cases for the coronavirus in the Fort Myers Beach zip code on data updated Monday. That is up from 125 cases seven days earlier, for a 28% ...