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$63 million for ’Glades ‘not enough’

March 20, 2019 State and local leaders are grateful — but underwhelmed — with President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request for Everglades restoration. Trump’s request, made on March 13, was for nearly $6. more »»

Registration open at Ostego Bay Marine Science Center for summer camp

March 20, 2019 Registration is now open for the popular Ostego Bay Marine Science Center summer camp, which will be held in June and July this year. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

TPI development plan changes course

March 20, 2019 An off-island development project has shifted gears with the need for off-island parking as well as “attainable housing” for people who work in the hospitality business. more »»

Demonstration given on killing weeds organically

March 20, 2019 Several different techniques were administrated at the new Bay Oaks entrance last week to eliminate weeds organically. more »»

Pioneer Club of Lee County to hold annual picnic

March 20, 2019 If you were a resident of Lee County 50 or more years ago, congratulations. You are a pioneer and you deserve to be celebrated. more »»

New Town Council gets to work

March 19, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council began a new era on Monday during its regular meeting at Town Hall by swearing in two new members of the council and saying goodbye to those leaving. more »»

USF researchers creating 3D model of lost arches

March 13, 2019 There's a modern archeological site on San Carlos Island. Hidden away in a suburb behind Beach Bowl, a collection of hundred-year-old rocks have been laid out in an empty lo. more »»

Tickets on sale for St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Dance

March 13, 2019 Looking for some St. Patrick’s Day fun? There’s a Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance this Saturday —?and it will help support two great area organizations working for a common cause. more »»

Hosafros, Murphy, ready to get to work

March 13, 2019 Rexann Hosafros and Ray Murphy will return to Fort Myers Beach Town Council after winning the majority of votes for seats one and two last week. Both have previously served on council in notable ways. more »»

Locals fear county changes to San Carlos Island Plan could push development

March 13, 2019 The San Carlos Island Community Plan is getting an update, but residents have concerns about the changes being propose. more »»

Library reopens cafe after a year with no coffee

March 13, 2019 There's another reason to head to the Fort Myers Beach Public Library, and this one is edible. The Library Cafe reopened this month under the management of beach local Kevin Korant. more »»

Library book sale Saturday and Sunday

March 13, 2019 The final Fort Myers Beach Library Book Sale of the this season will take place this Saturday and Sunday full of great bargains. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.. more »»

Fort Myers Beach 2019 Outstanding Citizen of Distinction named

March 6, 2019 Tom Babcock has been named Fort Myers Beach’s 2019 Outstanding Citizen of Distinction for his dedication to the Air Intrusion Relief committee. more »»

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

March 6, 2019 Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion’s Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration. more »»

Fire Department promotes three new leaders

March 6, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department held a swearing-in ceremony last week for three members who are moving up the ladder. more »»

Tied vote blocks amendments to noise ordinance

March 6, 2019 Fort Myers Beach's noise ordinance will not change for now. more »»

Female executives share keys to success at 2019 SWFL Women’s Business Summit

March 6, 2019 Florida ranks first in the growth of women-owned businesses in the last decade, and women are especially dominating the non-profit sector in Southwest Florida. more »»

Meet the 2019 Shrimp Festival Princesses

March 6, 2019 By JESSE MEADOWS Eight local girls will compete this weekend for the title of Shrimp Queen at the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival. more »»

Peek at the Unique homes on Sanibel for a good cause

March 6, 2019 Tickets are going fast for a special opportunity to tour four, privately-owned island residences. more »»

Hosafros, Murphy win town council seats

March 5, 2019 Rexann Hosafros and Ray Murphy will return to Fort Myers Beach Town Council after winning the majority of votes for seats one and two on Tuesday night. more »»

Council mediates disputes between businesses, residents

February 27, 2019 Beach businesses are growing, but residents who live nearby are dealing with the unintended consequences of noise and garbage. more »»


English country dance lessons March 26, 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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