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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 ...

Southwest Florida International Airport sets summer record

The Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers set a record for passengers during the summer months, according to data released by the Lee County Port Authority. In August, 647,534 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. That was an ...

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.

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 ...