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Concerned communities converge in Clewiston

July 14, 2018 County Road 74 spans 42 miles from Punta Gorda into the sprawling wide open of central Florida. It’s not often heavily trafficked. more »»

 
 
 
Blue green algae appears in Fort Myers Beach canals — sans toxins

July 13, 2018 Residents have had their eyes on the water — and they’ve called in reports of algae blooming in their canal. more »»

Lake Okeechobee flows to resume this weekend

July 12, 2018 After a few days of reprieve, the nutrient-laden water in Lake Okeechobee will once again flow east and west starting Friday. The U.S. more »»

The community event that’s sure to get you into the holiday spirit

July 11, 2018 Even Santa is looking for a Fort Myers Beach vacation this summer, and he might be spotted incognito wearing sunglasses, a floppy hat, and flip flops. more »»

Lee County Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying man found near Fort Myers Beach

July 11, 2018 The body of a man was found floating in Matanzas Pass July 8, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has not been able to find out who he is. The Sheriff’s Office were called to the pass at 8 a.m. more »»

Lake Okeechobee dike gets $514 million in federal funding

July 11, 2018 Fixing the water quality issues surrounding Lake Okeechobee is a decade-long process with many different parts and projects. more »»

Q&A with Principal Karen Manzi

July 11, 2018 Fort Myers Beach Elementary School's new principal Karen Manzi started July 1, taking over for former principal Jeffrey Dobbin. more »»

Felipe's Taqueria opens on Old San Carlos Boulevard

July 11, 2018 Ordering a margarita at Felipe's Mexican Taqueria means having a little patience: your bartender is making your marg with individually fresh-squeezed Key limes. more »»

Cyanobacteria blooms prompt state of emergency

July 10, 2018 Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Lee County Monday after taking a tour of the Caloosahatchee River and seeing for himself how algal blooms have impacted water quality. more »»

Bicyclist dies in San Carlos Boulevard crash

July 6, 2018 The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left one dead Thursday night. An accident was called in at 11:05 p.. more »»

Governor Rick Scott issues State of Emergency for toxic algae blooms

July 6, 2018 This story has been updated from a previous version published July 6. This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available. more »»

Crime Stoppers increases reward to catch Pinchers burglar

July 5, 2018 Pinchers at the Wyndham Garden Resort, located at 6890 Estero Boulevard, was robbed over the weekend. Managers noticed something amiss July 2 as they prepared to open the restaurant for business. more »»

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue two men after boat capsizes

July 5, 2018 The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.. more »»

Summertime Escape at the Beach Theater

July 4, 2018 When the summertime heat and humidity gets the best of you, grab yourself a ticket and check out a really cool place to be on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Fighting for the butterflies

July 3, 2018 A group of citizen scientists on Fort Myers Beach are taking on the plight of the monarch butterfly. more »»

Fishing with the family

July 3, 2018 Aunts and uncles, grandchildren and cousins, parents and kids. The annual Ostego Bay Marine Science Center kids fishing tournament at Bonita Bill's is all about family. more »»

Court seeks death penalty for Lois Riess

July 2, 2018 The State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit announced today that it has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for the alleged murder on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Toxins in Caloosahatchee exceed EPA recreational threshold

June 29, 2018 Water testing results have revealed the cyanobacteria in the Caloosahatchee is releasing toxins. Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was detected in the last couple of weeks. more »»

Independence Day celebration will sparkle

June 28, 2018 There's a lot to look forward to by celebrating the Fourth of July on Fort Myers Beach with all its down-home charm. more »»

“It's like Armageddon out here:” red tide causes large fish kill near Boca Grande

June 28, 2018 * Update: As of press time, red tide was not present in central Lee Count. more »»

Lake O releases slow, but cyanobacteria detected

June 27, 2018 Last week, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers announced it would slow freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. more »»

 
 

English country dance lessons July 17, 2018

Learn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries during English country dance lessons at Wa-Ke Hatchee Rec Center (16355 Summerlin Road) every Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dress is casual, and be sure to wear flat shoes with non-slip sole. more »

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