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June 21, 2018 One thousand ninety-three is now the world record to beat. more »»

 
 
 

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On the books

June 21, 2018 One thousand ninety-three is now the world record to beat. more »»

Many restaurants, resorts and bars waiting to show you a good time

June 20, 2018 Do you have the summertime blues? No worries. There’s always something fun and entertaining around every corner on Fort Myers Beac. more »»

FDOT reveals traffic solution recommendation

June 20, 2018 It’s been years in the making, but Monday the Florida Department of Transportation showed the Fort Myers Beach Town Council what it’s spent millions on to produce. more »»

Council wants to ease up on code enforcement

June 20, 2018 After recent complaints from Fort Myers Beach residents and businesses, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council went into a lengthy discussion Thursday about how to handle code enforcement. more »»

Carousel Inn’s new go-round approved

June 20, 2018 The property currently home to the Carousel Inn will be getting a new life. more »»

News from around the region

Cape gears up for $60 million parks referendum

June 21, 2018 The playground at Paul Sanborn Park attracted a range of families late Wednesday afternoon. A pair of toddlers, under the watchful eye of a couple of dads, scrambled up the “big kids” jungle gym. more »»

‘Mini Reefs’ come to the Cape

June 21, 2018 A remedy for Southwest Florida waters may have arrived via an artificial reef system developed by Ocean Habitats Inc. more »»

Lee County enters Guinness Book of World Records

June 21, 2018 One thousand ninety-three is now the world record to beat. more »»

Cape Rotarian looks to raise funds via canoe paddle

June 21, 2018 A childhood dream will be realized for one Cape resident over the next three months with a philanthropic twist. Erik Elsea, a Realtor with Jones & Co. more »»

Update on roundabout provided

June 21, 2018 With a roundabout set to be built at the intersection of Southeast 47th Terrace and Vincennes Boulevard, residents and South Cape business owners had one last chance to see what it will look like... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Summer Show shows off creativity, offers fine art from Shell Mound Boulevard

May 17, 2018 The creativity at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association doesn’t wan during the summer month. more »»

Out of the woodwork

May 16, 2018 The strangler fig at the Mound House took a hard hit during Hurricane Irma. The oldest section of the tree weakened with the force of the wind, and it split from the trunk and fell. more »»

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

May 2, 2018 Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday. You better start planning your strategy. more »»

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Business

Fort Myers Beach Chamber tees off for summer season

June 20, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce had a ball. Or a few. The Chamber held its annual Swing into Summer Golf Tournament July 8 at the Spring Run Golf Club. more »»

Local Vacation Rentals owner receives Industry Award

June 20, 2018 Sun Palace Vacations Owner, Judith Lee, was honored to receive a 2018 Florida Vacation Rental Management Association Industry Award:?These awards are given to an industry professional over 40 years... more »»

The big 4-0

June 13, 2018 Patrons of the Lani Kai gathered Sunday to celebrate the hotel's 40th anniversary. The resort opened in 1978, and has become an iconic Fort Myers Beach establishment. more »»

The island's newest HOTIs

June 13, 2018 One could say they're the HOTIest new group on the island. That is, the Heart of the Island organization is really passionate about nuturing and improving the island's core. more »»

TPI-FMB signs on with Margaritaville

June 8, 2018 The island's newest yet-to-be-built resort finally got its official name. more »»

Obituaries

Allan Blakley

May 24, 2018 Allan Blakley, age 63, of Ft. Myers passed on May 18, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Edna Louise Talley

May 18, 2018 Edna Louise Talley, 90, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 16, 2018.  Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service.  www.fullermetz. more »»

Willie Marie Kellogg

May 14, 2018 Willie Marie Kellogg, age 92, of Fort Myers, FL  passed away on 5/13/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Sherry Kay Rydberg

April 26, 2018 Sherry Kay Rydberg, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Schuyler C Van Buren Jr

April 25, 2018 Schuyler C. Van Buren, Jr., age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL passed on 4/16/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the services. more »»

Local Columns

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 21, 2018 In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issu. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you

June 22, 2018 Thank you To the Editor: To all the wonderful people of Fort Myers Beach, my family and I would like to let you all know how much you touched our hearts last week while we were on vacation at Fort... more »»

June's Shoreline Spotlight

June 6, 2018 I was on a recent longish flight. By the time we landed, I was starved. The 2 1/2 peanuts and the cup of tomato juice just weren’t enough to hold me. Imagine if it was a longer flight. more »»

The little parking space that keeps on giving

May 30, 2018 The little parking space that keeps on giving To the Editor:??On March 26, 2018, I took the long, bumper to bumper, drive to Fort Myers Beach, to buy some pirate things for my grandson. more »»

Thank you

May 30, 2018 Thank you To the editor: Congratulations and Thanks to Mayor Gore, Vice Mayor Shamp, Council Members and Town Manager Roger Hernstadt, for your time, efforts and hard work to come together for a... more »»

We have not given up the fight

May 30, 2018 We have not given up the fight To the Editor: The Lani Kai Island Resort and I, Robert Conidaris the owner, would like to extend an invitation to any members of the Voice of Fort Myers Beach and... more »»

Editorials

Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

June 6, 2018 Grab your favorite driver "fore" the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a "course" for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.. more »»

Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

May 16, 2018 In celebration of National Bike Month — and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach — the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26. more »»

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. more »»

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