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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 ...

FWC investigating high level of manatee deaths

Through March 5, not even one-fifth of the way into 2021, the number of manatee deaths in Florida is two-thirds of the way toward the number of deaths recorded in 2020. There have been 432 manatee deaths recorded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Florida ...

Coronavirus cases surpass 2 million for Florida

The number of coronavirus cases documented by the Florida Department of Health rose past the 2 million mark over the last week. Despite the milestone, the rate of increase has leveled, according to statistics provided by the state. The 2,011,211 cases recorded as of Monday represents a 1.6 % ...

County adopts homeless plan, approves Corkscrew Road widening

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a $1.9 million plan to address homelessness at their most recent meeting. The program provides families with sheltering in a local hotel until a permanent housing unit is available. Finding permanent housing can take 30 days for the average ...

Maeda, Wacha hold night duel in Twins victory

Twins ace Kenta Maeda, flawless this spring, had only one item to check off his to-do list Saturday night against the Rays in Fort Myers: show he is human and give up a run. Maeda allowed one earned run on four hits while striking out six and walking one in 5 1/3 innings as the Twins beat ...

Town expecting about $3 million in stimulus

While the average person should expect to see $1,400 in stimulus funds this month from the federal government and those with children will get an additional $1,400 per dependent based on the bill passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden, municipalities are in for bigger ...

Busy Fort Myers Beach traffic creates demand for parking

In a testament to how busy Fort Myers Beach has been since the holiday season began in December, all of the major parking lots were full on Monday downtown. Since the pandemic began, another parking lot has been added with several dozen parking spaces at 1510 Estero Boulevard and Avenue C near ...