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District 19 Congressional Primary Democratic Race: Water Quality

August 21, 2018 Two Democratic candidates will face off in the Tuesday, Aug. 28 primary. more »»

Chamber launches “Tip the Bill” challenge

August 21, 2018 In an effort to help the bartenders and waitstaff at local establishments, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is launching a community challenge to #tipthebill. more »»

Mote Marine tests red tide treatment project in Boca Grande

August 18, 2018 In an attempt to combat red tide, Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota is adapting its own system to treat water in small spaces. The bizarre-looking contraption is a maze of PVC pipes and tanks. more »»

Foul odors and respiratory irritation: the scenic tour of south Florida

August 16, 2018 Paradise Marina in North Fort Myers sounds like it should be a pretty Floridian place to visit. more »»

Standing united

August 15, 2018 Coast to coast, Florida residents took a stand on Sunday. more »»

Summertime Escape at Bay Oaks Recreation Center

August 15, 2018 Looking to get away from the beach and the hustle and bustle of island life? There is a wonderful Fort Myers Beach jewel that is a favorite place to escape. more »»

08.09.18 Meeting Minutes

August 15, 2018 08.09. more »»

MRTF launches reusable bag program

August 15, 2018 After the environmental win of banning plastic straws, the Marine Resources Task Force is tackling the next offender: plastic bags. more »»

Where to check for red tide, cyanobacteria updates

August 10, 2018 Where to check on water quality updates: --> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's harmful algal bloom (HAB) report: Updated Monday and Thursday. more »»

Fort Myers Beach resident files case against town over Margaritaville

August 9, 2018 Just 16 minutes before the deadline for an appeal against the newest island development, it appeared. more »»

Beating the heat

August 8, 2018 Fort Myers Beach kids got the chance to have one last day of fun before school starts Aug. 10. more »»

Zoomers offers students a fun welcome back to school

August 8, 2018 Students in Lee County will head back to school this Friday but will get one more taste of summer next week as Zoomers puts on a bash for kids and their parents. more »»

Fort Myers Beach declares local state of emergency

August 8, 2018 During Tuesday’s meeting, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted to put the town on a local state of emergency. more »»

Bay Harbour heads to HEX, round two

August 8, 2018 A large development on San Carlos Island is headed for the next step, and residents are trying to decide where they stand. more »»

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill turns cocktail into a fundraiser

August 8, 2018 While the community reeled from the devastating images of the marine life washing up on shore, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill had an idea. They decided to do something. more »»

Barefoot on the beach

August 8, 2018 Not getting sandy isn't an option when you're grappling for a ball on the beach. Saturday marked the 16th annual Beerfoot 7's Rugby Tournament. Twenty-one teams participated this year. more »»

The power of a photograph

August 7, 2018 After suffering dozens of photo session cancellations, Hollie Tiner Agapi, owner of Hollie T Photography, decided she'd do something. more »»

Congressman Rooney requests federal aid for Florida algae blooms

August 6, 2018 In a letter to President Donald Trump, District 19 Representative Francis Rooney is asking for help. more »»

Red tide in real numbers

August 3, 2018 The few visitors left on the Fort Myers Beach Pier Wednesday didn't stay long as the red tide irritated their lungs. A scattered number of beach towels and blankets dot the sand. more »»

LCSO arrests man after sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

August 2, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office has a man who assaulted a young girl behind bars. On July 31, deputies responded to Plaka Restaurant in Times Square for sexual battery on a 14-year-old girl. more »»

 
 

 

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