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Holiday lights shining bright on Fort Myers Beach

A trip up and down Estero Boulevard from the Lahaina Realty office down to Times Square will find you lots of bright holiday lights in front of homes with decorations as well. The Red Coconut RV Park doubled its light display this year, which is running through New Year's Day. Photos by ...

Chilly Christmas Bird Count

The National Audubon Society's 120th annual Christmas Bird Count reached Fort Myers Beach Sunday amid a cold snap and red tide resurgence. The local group's count also spanned out to Bonita Springs and the Estero Bay Preserve State Park. It is too early to tell how the watchers did on ...

Beach Kids Foundation delivers holiday spirit

In a year of much gloom, the Beach Kids Foundation extended its wings across the greater Fort Myers Beach community and gathered donations of unwrapped toys for two dozen families with children at Beach Elementary School. Those toys were delivered this past weekend to the homes of local ...

Lee Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccine

Lee Health administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to employees on Tuesday. The health care provided has received 2,295 doses at Gulf Coast Medical Center and 1,950 at Cape Coral Hospital, according to Lee Health spokesperson Jonathon Little. Registered nurse Samara Marin, Henry ...

State DOT tests for Main Street intersection light

Much of Fort Myers Beach could look different in the coming years between a potential hotel as well as planned bridge projects, but just as impactful to the day-to-day traffic in town, is a planned traffic light at the busy Main Street intersection with San Carlos Boulevard. The project, by ...

CROW reports increase in red tide cases among birds

In another sign that red tide has returned to Southwest Florida, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel announced it has received 33 birds suffering from red tide poisoning as of Dec. 18. Many have not survived. “We typically see a few birds admitted each day showing ...

Lake Okeechobee releases to be cut back Saturday

The Army Corps of Engineers announced they will begin sharply reducing the flow from Lake Okeechobee based on readings at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam beginning Dec. 19. The announcement follows widespread reports of red tide in the region, which the Calusa Waterkeeper has blamed on being ...