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Summerset Regatta sails this weekend

On Fort Myers Beach, a longtime sailboat racing tradition helps mark the return of autumn. An expected armada of 30 sailboats will be taking part in the 56th annual Summerset Regatta of races Saturday and Sunday organized by the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society. Three shorter ...

Commissioners approve county budget

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a $2.3 billion budget this past week which increases the total budget by 10% while offsetting spending increases by utilizing reserves and rising property values to bring the county's millage rate equal to the rollback rate. The countywide ...

Lee Health resumes overnight elective surgeries, offering booster shots

Lee Health is offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and resuming overnight elective surgeries as hospitalizations for COVID-19 have slowed down. Eligible patients who would like to receive the booster at Lee Health may make an appointment by visiting the Lee Health ...

Poker walk to benefit Arches this Saturday

A poker walk organized by the Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches group to benefit the construction of an Arches replica at Bowditch Point Park will be held Saturday at businesses on Fort Myers Beach. There will be a $10 entry fee which will get participants even cards plus a wild card for the ...

Jimmie Allen brings pool party to Pink Shell Beach Resort

With beach balls being hurled in the air and dozens of Pink Shell Beach Resort guests standing in the octopus-guarded pool, the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest wrapped up a week of music with a performance from musician Jimmie Allen Sunday on Fort Myers Beach. With hundreds of people with ...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest this weekend

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest makes its way to Fort Myers Beach this weekend with musical performers set to appear at multiple venues on the island. More than two dozen musicians are expected in town as part of an annual festival produced in part by the Lee County Visitor & ...

Board approves contract for new fire chief

Ron Martin officially became the new Fort Myers Beach fire chief Thursday after the Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners approved a contract with Martin, who has been serving as the department's executive assistant fire chief of support services. The contract approved by the board ...

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival wraps up

Films about the supernatural, love, family strife, the apocalypse and the afterlife were among the many subjects explored at this past week's Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival. More than 130 films were shown all week at the Beach Theater on Estero Boulevard, the bulk of which were ...