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Pink Shell Resort freshens look

Visitors to the Pink Shell Resort this holiday season will be noticing an updated fresh new look as well as new menu options at its Rae's on the Beach Restaurant. The hotel recently completed $200,000 worth of bold new pink paint with white trim covering the entire exterior of the buildings ...

Fort Myers Beach COVID-19 cases rising at slower rate

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases roses in the Fort Myers Beach zip code rose from 319 to 350 this past week on data reported by the Florida Department of Health on Monday. That increase represented a slowing in the growth of new cases. The 10% increase of cases slowed from a 16% ...

Red tide returns

After being kept at bay for most of the year, red tide has returned off Fort Myers Beach as well as off the beaches of nearby Sanibel, Captiva and Bonita Springs, according to data kept by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The red tide daily sample map currently showed ...

Lee County expecting vaccine next week

Lee Health is expecting the first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine next week for hospital workers, Lee Health spokesperson Jonathan Little said. The first shipments are being provided by the federal government and are of a limited quantity, Lee County Public Safety Director Lee Mayfield said. ...

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Art Divine Show begins

The Art Divine show and holiday sale at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association's working gallery opened Monday. The sale, which features no works priced more than $150, features more than 300 works of framed and matted original art for sale. Dozens of works by local artists, including oil ...

Rodrigues casts vote for Trump as state elector

In what is expected to be one of the final acts to transition the presidency from President Donald Trump to presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, electors from each state cast their ballots today as part of the Electoral College to finalize the election results which have been certified by ...

Lynn Hall Memorial Park to close for beach renourishment

Lynn Hall Memorial Park on Fort Myers Beach will be closed beginning Saturday due to repairs and dune nourishment needed due to damage from Hurricane Eta, according to a statement issued by Lee County Government spokesperson Betsy Clayton. The work is expected to be completed Dec. 24. The ...