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DeSantis order restricts vaccination “passports”

Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday prohibiting government agencies from issuing “vaccination passports” or “passes” and prohibited businesses from requiring patrons or customers to furnish such documentation proving a COVID-19 vaccination. According to a copy of the ...

Mermaid Fest at Lovers Key event field this weekend

Another edition of the Mermaid Fest, featuring artists, wellness groups and local nonprofits, will take place this weekend at Lovers Key State Park event field. Glass blowers, potters, jewelers, fiber artists, photographers, lamp makers and other mediums will be on display, many with a ...

“Taste of Paradise” cookbook hits the Beach

The members of the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation have chosen one of the ultimate paths toward giving back. They have parted ways with some of their favorite recipes for food and drink, while enlisting the contributions of several Fort Myers Beach restaurants for their anticipated ...

Fort Myers Beach Library Giant Book Sale sets record

The Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Public Library's “Giant Book Sale” brought in sales of $2,648.86 this past weekend, establishing a new mark at the two-day sale at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library. With thousands of titles available though the culling of inventory at the library over ...

Bay Harbour in governor’s hands

The future of Bay Harbour will be decided by Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of his administration. The state Administration Commission will consider an appeal to a decision made by an administrative law judge who rejected the county’s approval of a rezoning for a residential and commercial ...

New weapon has Rays’ Glasnow in peak form

Amid a festive atmosphere at Hammond Stadium as spring training approached the finish line in Fort Myers Saturday with fans whistling to each other, the sight of Rays ace Tyler Glasnow dampened the spirits of Twins hitters who struck out 10 times against the righty as the Rays won ...

Taste of the Beach to return

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce announced the 25th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place on Sunday, May 2. The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include over 10 restaurants, promotional vendors, a beer garden, the famous server competition and live music. The ...

DeSantis to expand access to COVID-19 vaccine

Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that he will be expanding access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Monday, individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Beginning April 5, all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive any of the vaccines ...

Lovers Key Welcome and Discovery Center opening draws near

With a long, winding ramp leading up to a discovery and welcome center overlooking the Lovers Key State Park, a multimillion dollar project is nearing completion. A soft opening at a sold-out gala is planned for this Thursday, with a projected date of mid-April as the opening for the ...