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Helmerich Plaza closes, taking away 100 parking spaces

. Those heading into downtown Fort Myers Beach for the Fourth of July weekend and Sunday's fireworks who haven't seen the closures for the Margaritaville demolition and construction work might be in for a surprise when seeking out parking. Helmerich Plaza, which was home to approximately 100 ...

Former Mayor Dan Hughes dies

Former Town of Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dan Hughes, who was instrumental in the formation and incorporation of the town in 1995, died Thursday at his home on Fort Myers Beach at the age of 91. Town of Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy announced the news. “It is with an extremely heavy heart ...

Fourth of July Fireworks at Fort Myers Beach Pier

Independence Day celebration Fourth of July fireworks Sunday at Fort Myers Beach Pier, children's fishing tournament Saturday By NATHAN MAYBERG On Fort Myers Beach, the familiar sight of lights in the sky on Independence Day will be seen from in and around the Times Square and Lynn Hall ...

Healthy season for loggerheads

While Turtle Time is not on pace to see the record number of endangered sea turtle nests on Fort Myers Beach documented last year, this season is still shaping up to be a healthy one, said Turtle Time founder Eve Haverfield. With 57 nests through June 24 and still two and a half months left ...

Lee Health ends COVID-19 updates

In a message sent out Friday to local media, Lee Health announced they will no longer be issuing updates on COVID-19 hospitalizations at its hospitals in Lee County. The final update provided Friday by the health care organization documented 33 COVID-19 patients isolated at its hospitals in ...

Lynn Hall Memorial Park bathroom restoration delayed

Lee County Government's renovation of the restrooms at Lynn Hall Memorial Park in Fort Myers Beach, which was expected to be completed by the Fourth of July weekend, has been delayed. The county government had issued a statement Monday they would be on time but on Thursday said there were ...

Online survey says: more crosswalks

A public safety survey distributed online by the Town of Fort Myers Beach found that those who live in and visit the town want more crosswalks and bike lanes. The survey monkey poll of town residents, visitors, and anyone else who found it online, showed varying concerns for issues such as ...

County commissioners explore lower tax rate

Rising property values, a boost in tourism and higher sales tax revenues are expected to fill county coffers according to recent county budget talks. How that will affect tax rates is still yet to be seen though Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman (R-Sanibel) has expressed a ...