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State legislator wants to ban smoking on public beaches

November 7, 2019 A bill put forward by State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, would kick the butts of smokers away from the sands of the public’s oceanfronts and out of public parks. more »»

 
 
 
Tickets available for first Live Dessert Auction

November 7, 2019 A new Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club member, who fell in love with the annual Shrimp Festival while vacationing on the island, decided to start the 1st annual Live Dessert Auction next month to raise... more »»

Town council receives report on parking study

November 7, 2019 With a desire to improve the parking situation in town, the Fort Myers Beach Council authorized the hiring of a consultant to conduct a study last year. On Oc. more »»

Future of Bay Oaks campus debated

November 7, 2019 Most of those who spoke at a joint meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Council and Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board Oct. more »»

Taste of Freedom Gala brings awareness to human trafficking

November 7, 2019 The theme of the night was “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” as the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking held a gala to bring awareness to a dark subject at the Fort Myers... more »»

Car show and cookout will aid disabled veterans

November 7, 2019 In honor of Veterans Day, the Fort Myers Beach Knights of Columbus Ascension Council 10318 will host a car show and cookout at the Church of the Ascension on Saturday, Nov. 16. more »»

Fort Myers Beach road work

November 7, 2019 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council wants to cut down on pedestrian traffic by limiting the number of crosswalks, while also ending some trolley stops as part of a number of recommendations it is... more »»

Turtles and protectors put out the lights on Fort Myers Beach

November 7, 2019 A proposal emanating from a light study which would switch the Fort Myers Beach white lights on Estero Boulevard to LED white lights, was shot down by the town council after a presentation Monday. more »»

Pride and Patriotism event set for Thursday

November 7, 2019 Pride and Patriotism of Lee County will hold its annual performance at Barbara B. Mann Hall this week featuring the youth of Lee County public and charter schools. more »»

Red tide respiratory forecast now local

November 7, 2019 An online Red Tide Respiratory Forecast, initially implemented in Pinellas County last year, recently expanded to Lee County to include three beaches on Sanibel after going live a few weeks ago. more »»

State coastline still at risk for offshore drilling

November 7, 2019 The fight to protect Florida’s Gulf Coast from offshore oil and gas drilling is far from over. That was the update delivered on Oct. more »»

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church monthly Shrimp Dinner starts again Saturday

October 31, 2019 Enjoy our area’s finest delicacy, Gulf Pink Shrimp, at the monthly Shrimp Diner offered at Historic St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr., on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»

The mania starts Saturday morning

October 30, 2019 An annual event, which began after local anglers, Larry Davis and Dave Westra, who saw what was happening with monofilament fishing line, is now in its 26th yea. more »»

Annual Halloween event at Beach Baptist is Thursday

October 30, 2019 Beach Baptist Church will hold its ninth annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and the community is invited. more »»

County funding for Beach arches proposed

October 30, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches, Inc. may have a success story next month if the Lee County Board of County Commissioners agrees to fund the project. more »»

Hobie world championships set to sail on Captiva

October 30, 2019 The South Seas Island Resort is gearing up to host the 22nd annual Hobie 16 Worlds — the first time in 35 years Hobie has held its world championship in America — and spectators are invited to come... more »»

Ostego Bay Foundation celebrates 28 years

October 30, 2019 The Ostego Bay Foundation was founded in 1990-1991 as a non-profit for the purpose of wanting to build a Marine Science Center. more »»

Red tide cycle in Lee ‘normal’ so far

October 30, 2019 Red tide season has come to the Beach again, but experts tell us not to be overly concerned this time. more »»

Community invited to Southwest Florida Water Safety Symposium

October 30, 2019 The Bay Oaks Recreation Center community pool will be the site of a symposium Nov. more »»

Full Plates Project in need of 2,500 turkeys

October 30, 2019 This year’s Community Cooperative’s Full Plates Project has 2,500-turkey goal to help feed some of the more than 120,000 people in Lee County at risk of being hungry this holiday season. more »»

Fright Night at the Rec Center

October 30, 2019 Last Friday, Bay Oaks had their 30th annual Fright Night in the Rec Center on site.  There was food, tons of events, and even a costume contest for many of the age groups. more »»

 
 

English country dance lessons November 12, 2019

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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