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State law prohibits the prohibition of plastic bags, Styrofoam

November 15, 2017 Fort Myers Beach has made one victory in the battle against microplastic pollution, but a next step might have to get a little more creative. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council agrees: stick to the code

November 15, 2017 A new ordinance on short term rental is out and an accord on council is in. During the Nov. 9 planning meeting, the five agreed they wanted to enforce the current rules on short term rentals. more »»

Town council tells Tetra Tech to drill down on stormwater

November 15, 2017 If the town doesn’t want to increase the stormwater utility fee, it won’t be able to accomplish a street-by-street stormwater syste. more »»

Fresh on Fort Myers Beach

November 15, 2017 Visitors and residents near Old San Carlos have a new venue to pick up produce and homemade goods. more »»

Strokes in the sand

November 15, 2017 Some painters sit, some painters stand. Some use water colors and others use acrylics, but all plein air painters fare the elements to make their works of art. more »»

Spirit of Christmas scheduled for Dec. 5

November 8, 2017 While some might spend the months before the holidays planning for family visits or meals, several organizations on Fort Myers Beach are planning to make sure no one’s left behind on Christmas. more »»

Spaghetti with the stars

November 8, 2017 The restaurant at 1821 Estero Blvd.has switched hands, but it's keeping the Mediterranean theme. Mangia Mangia, Fort Myers Beach's newest Italian eatery, opened Oct. 30. more »»

Connecting to local culture

November 8, 2017 No, Mound Key is not in the same place as the Mound House. But, it is rich with cultural and environmental history. more »»

Irma debris overshadows fishing line

November 8, 2017 This year’s Monofilament Madness cleanup brought in twice the amount of trash with half the volunteers of last year. But that could be due to Hurricane Irma’s damage in September. more »»

Disney-style transportation could make its way to Fort Myers Beach

November 7, 2017 LeeTran is considering a pilot program to transport people in the commercial district of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Council agrees to #stopsucking — on straws

November 6, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council took a step for sea life at Monday’s meeting. Council members agreed to #stopsucking… on plastic straws, that is. more »»

Is a short term rental a business?

November 1, 2017 The debate on short term rentals and what to do about them is far from over. It's an issue facing many of Florida's water-front communities, popular spots for vacationers. more »»

Spirit of the Holidays set for Dec. 4

November 1, 2017 Hurricane Irma delayed planning, but the Beach Kids Foundation's annual event is underway. Spirit of the Holidays is set for Monday, Dec. 4. more »»

Wine on the Waterfront

November 1, 2017 This Veteran's Day, Matanzas on the Bay wants the community's help to give back to military service members. more »»

New name, new look for former Gulfshore Grill

November 1, 2017 Have you been missing popular island hang-out, the Gulfshore Grill? Well, shucks — or shall we say, Shuckers? The former eatery has a new name and a whole new look. more »»

11.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

November 1, 2017 It has been a wild wet season. Relentless tropical moisture, thick humid days and of course Hurricane Irma. Even with our sheltered homes, most people evacuated to somewhere safer during Irma. We did. more »»

11.01.2017 Community Corner

November 1, 2017 11.01.2017 Community Corner Through Your Eyes: Kristie Perna Bach Kristie Bach of Ohio caught a couple pelicans hanging out on these old pilings last week. Meetings & events • Saturday, Nov. more »»

Pets on Parade

October 31, 2017 Grandview at Bay Beach held its first annual Halloween pet costume contest, and it was pawsitively adorable. There were four dogs in this year's contest, but everyone was a winne. more »»

Local businesses sense early start to season

October 25, 2017 It's been roughly a month and a half since Hurricane Irma hit southwest Florida, but the evidence of the storm remains. more »»

“Nancy with the red hair”

October 25, 2017 Nancy Mulholland wasn't one to sit around. After Mulholland and her husband John retired to Fort Myers Beach, John got involved in local government and Nancy got involved in civic life. more »»

 
 

 

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