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County considering changes to tolls

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday heard several options for changing its collection of tolls and making the electronic collection system permanent, which could potentially mean an increase in tolls for some and an increase in fees. No decisions were made. Since the ...

Lee Health reports increase in COVID-19 patients

Lee Health reported having 96 patients isolated in its hospitals with COVID-19 Monday, which was up 24% from 73 patients a week earlier. The increase reported by Lee Health is in contrast to the rates of increase being reported by the Florida Department of Health for coronavirus cases locally ...

Beach Baptist vaccination clinic fills

All 250 slots were filled for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Beach Baptist Church Tuesday organized by the church and the Florida Department of Health. Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy was among those getting the Pfizer shot from Health Heroes, an organization which partners with the ...

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 ...