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Council chooses amber light

On Fort Myers Beach, where lighting questions have hanged in the balance as the town addresses how to best provide safe light downtown for motorists and pedestrians amid state and federal regulations guarding the endangered sea turtle habitat, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council reached a ...

Roar Offshore makes splashy return

With crowds lined up along northern Fort Myers Beach, the powerboats of Roar Offshore National Championship were enthusiastically welcomed back to town with a parade, street festival and ultimately racing itself. Even the shorebirds lined up along the beach to see what the commotion was ...

Roar boat parade draws big crowd

The Roar Offshore National Championship boat parade and block party drew a large crowd on Fort Myers Beach to watch powerboats cross the Matanzas Pass Bridge and park along Old San Carlos Boulevard. The boats will be viewable again all day Friday at Salty Sam's Marina and will be followed ...

Council makes appointments to advisory committees

The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council made appointments to 20 seats on its advisory committees while granting waivers to two members to sit on multiple boards. The appointments included naming former Mayor Anita Cereceda to the Local Planning Agency while accepting her resignation from the ...

Town hires consultant for workforce housing

As part of a new effort to explore the development of workforce housing and strategies, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council unanimously voted Monday to contract with Sara Propst for $26,880 to support comprehensive plan updates. Propst, of Axis Infrastructure, has previously worked for the ...

Roar Offshore National Championship this week

The Roar Offshore National Championship of powerboat races that hits Fort Myers Beach Saturday will be like “the equivalent of NASCAR on the water” featuring boats capable of reaching speeds of more than 180 miles per hour, race organizer Tim Hill. Hill, who brought the races back to ...

Smooth sailing for Summerset Regatta

In the aftermath of the 56th Summerset Regatta, one would be hard-pressed to find a complainer among the sailors dining at the buffet at the Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill. Bright and sunny skies, no rain and steady winds made for smooth sailing on the Gulf of Mexico off Fort Myers ...

Summerset Regatta sets sail

The 56th Summerset Regatta on Fort Myers Beach brought the spectacle of grand sailboats to the Gulf of Mexico for a weekend of races. Saturday was a day of shorter races off Fort Myers Beach while Sunday's races will take sailboats from Fort Myers Beach to Naples.