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Liszak named humanitarian of the year

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce President and Sea Gypsy Inn owner Jacki Liszak was named humanitarian of the year based on the nominations of readers and businesses in the Fort Myers Beach Observer's Best of the Beach section. In her fifth year since taking over the chamber in 2016, ...

Ostego Bay Foundation receives donation

The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society, which hosted the Summerset Sailing Regatta for the 55th year on Fort Myers Beach in October, announced it donated profits from its most recent event to several nonprofits in the region. One of the recipients of funds is the Ostego Bay Foundation ...

Art Association changing seasons

At the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery, the seasons are always changing. The association began its new sale of mini masters Monday. The association's Art Divine holiday show and sale will end this Thursday but will be replaced over the weekend by the annual Open Winter Juried Show ...

Donalds to object to presidential election certification

Congressman Byron Donalds (R-Naples), elected this past November to represent Lee County and Collier County, announced he intends to join a group of other Republicans in objecting to the certification of the presidential election in the House of Representatives on Jan. 6. Donalds, who was ...

Council asks county to consider using parks for Arches

After a previous proposal was shot down last year by the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council to recreate the Arches at Crescent Beach Family Park, a majority of the new council has thrown support behind approaching the county about exploring utilizing either the southernmost entrance to Lynn ...

Council, advisory committee at odds over Bay Oaks

A year ago, when Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board (BORCAB) member Lee Melsek said the Bay Oaks gym should be torn down, it may not have seemed like a realistic possibility. To level a building in good working order and replace it would be costly. Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager ...

Fort Myers Beach restaurants ringing in new year

It's been a tough year for many in a lot of ways and so local restaurants are hoping many will want to celebrate saying goodbye to 2020 by going out on the town and stopping in to enjoy some quality food and entertainment this Thursday night. At the Lani Kai Island Resort, the annual New ...

Traffic high into Fort Myers Beach

Traffic has returned to the height of pre-pandemic levels in Fort Myers Beach this past holiday week and has continued heading into New Year's Eve. On Wednesday, traffic was backed up for more than two miles on Old San Carlos Boulevard down past Summerlin Road as motorists waited close to an ...

Fort Myers Beach residents take part in Fort Myers vaccination

Hundreds of people camped out overnight and more than 1,000 people eventually gathered at the Lakes Regional Library on Bass Road Wednesday in Fort Myers to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine though there were only 1,000 tickets available for those who wanted them. In a scene out of a ...

Lee Health reports largest spike of COVID-19 cases in months

Lee Health reported seeing the largest spike of COVID-19 cases in months, at its hospitals over the weekend. Its hospitals admitted 93 new patients between Christmas Eve and Dec. 28, according to a report by CEO Larry Antonucci on Tuesday. The health care provider announced it has about ...