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Lee County sees 14th death from coronavirus

April 6, 2020 A 62-year-old female was the latest Lee County person whose death was attributed to the coronavirus on Monday, the 14th person in Lee County to have died from COVID-19. more »»

Fire engulfs rental car lot at Southwest Florida International Airport

April 4, 2020 A mammoth fire that broke out Friday in a rental car overflow lot in a grassy area off Terminal Road at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers burning or damaging thousands of... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council approves exceptions to lodging ban

April 3, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Council approved 13 exceptions to its 90-day ban on public commercial lodging at its last special meeting under the previous council on Frida. more »»

Lee County records 10th COVID-19 death

April 2, 2020 The Florida Department of Health confirmed a 10th death in Lee County on April 1. The individual was a 78-year-old male and Florida resident who had no recent history of travel. more »»

Matching ad grants aim to aid businesses

April 1, 2020 Southwest Florida businesses can now apply for an advertising grant to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic and thrive beyond it. Ogden Newspapers In. more »»

DeSantis issuing limited-movement order

April 1, 2020 Florida Gov.Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide 30-day order on Wednesday which will take effect Friday at 12:01 a.m. more »»

Lee County Board of Commissioners meet to clarify DeSantis order

April 1, 2020 Amid confusion regarding an order issued by Gov. more »»

DeSantis orders checkpoints near northern border

April 1, 2020 An executive order issued by Gov. more »»

Fire department using extra precautions

April 1, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department is on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. more »»

Vacation rentals take double whammy

April 1, 2020 With the beaches closed in Lee County, the vacation rental business was already taking a financial hit by the time Gov. more »»

Florida Court of Appeal to hear oral arguments in Margaritaville case

April 1, 2020 The Florida Court of Appeal Second District has ruled that oral arguments will be heard in Chris Patton's appeal of a decision relating to her lawsuit against the Town of Fort Myers Beach over the... more »»

Coronavirus update for Lee County

April 1, 2020 There were three reported deaths from COVID-19 between March 24 and March 30. more »»

Gift cards being distributed to laid off workers

April 1, 2020 With thousands of people estimated to have been pushed out of work from their jobs on Fort Myers Beach due to the combined government shutdown of the beaches, restaurants and hotels, a community... more »»

SWFL Eagle Cam stars ready for second brood of the season

April 1, 2020 Harriet and M15, Southwest Florida’s most famous eagle pair may be parents again. more »»

County commissioners reject Cereceda's call for shelter-in-place

March 30, 2020 The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to follow a strategy of educating the public and encouraging them to follow state health advisories concerning COVID-19, opting not to follow... more »»

Town council bans reservations at lodging businesses

March 30, 2020 During a meeting filled with technical glitches, no copies of the resolutions being discussed posted to the town's website, the town council held their emergency meeting on a computer app called Zoo... more »»

Fort Myers Beach mayor wants county to issue shelter in place order

March 29, 2020 Fort Myers Beach Mayor Anita Cereceda, responding to what she said was a request from the Lee County Board of Commissioners to all of the county's mayors for their input, sent out a plea asking the... more »»

Sixth Lee County death from coronavirus at Lee Health

March 28, 2020 Lee Health has reported a sixth death from the coronavirus known as COVID-19 this month. more »»

Two more patients reported dead by Lee Health from COVID-19

March 27, 2020 Two additional patients in Lee County have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 who were in the care of Lee Health, CEO Larry Antonucci reported today. The two patients died between Thursday and Friday. more »»


English country dance lessons April 7, 2020

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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