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Local pols react to Capitol riots

Local pols react to Capitol riots By NATHAN MAYBERG nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Scenes of scores of pro-Trump demonstrators fighting past police lines through barricades and over fencing to storm the U.S. Capitol during the certification of a presidential election by Congress in a deadly ...

Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation cleans the beach

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation took to the beaches on New Year's Day for its annual clean-up. Members walked the beach and gathered discarded items ranging in size from cigarette butts and soda can tabs to a pop-up tent. The next event for the foundation will be a virtual fashion ...

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 ...