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Buttoning up the budget

July 18, 2018 Budget season has been a tense time for Fort Myers Beach in the past, but this year's may be different. Town Manager Roger Hernstadt doesn't expect much drama for the 2018-2019 budget talk. more »»

Kenny C Blood and Bone Marrow Drive set for July 28

July 18, 2018 The Kenny C Blood and Bone Marrow Drive, now in its 16th year, has grown from a personal hope to a community mission. more »»

Beach community celebrates “Lion Fred”

July 18, 2018 He was the life of the annual Shrimp Festival and an ear for anyone who needed it. Community members gathered Friday at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus to remember and celebration the life of a Lion. more »»

Concerned communities converge in Clewiston

July 14, 2018 County Road 74 spans 42 miles from Punta Gorda into the sprawling wide open of central Florida. It’s not often heavily trafficked. more »»

Blue green algae appears in Fort Myers Beach canals — sans toxins

July 13, 2018 Residents have had their eyes on the water — and they’ve called in reports of algae blooming in their canal. more »»

Lake Okeechobee flows to resume this weekend

July 12, 2018 After a few days of reprieve, the nutrient-laden water in Lake Okeechobee will once again flow east and west starting Friday. The U.S. more »»

The community event that’s sure to get you into the holiday spirit

July 11, 2018 Even Santa is looking for a Fort Myers Beach vacation this summer, and he might be spotted incognito wearing sunglasses, a floppy hat, and flip flops. more »»

Lee County Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying man found near Fort Myers Beach

July 11, 2018 The body of a man was found floating in Matanzas Pass July 8, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has not been able to find out who he is. The Sheriff’s Office were called to the pass at 8 a.m. more »»

Lake Okeechobee dike gets $514 million in federal funding

July 11, 2018 Fixing the water quality issues surrounding Lake Okeechobee is a decade-long process with many different parts and projects. more »»

Q&A with Principal Karen Manzi

July 11, 2018 Fort Myers Beach Elementary School's new principal Karen Manzi started July 1, taking over for former principal Jeffrey Dobbin. more »»

Felipe's Taqueria opens on Old San Carlos Boulevard

July 11, 2018 Ordering a margarita at Felipe's Mexican Taqueria means having a little patience: your bartender is making your marg with individually fresh-squeezed Key limes. more »»

Cyanobacteria blooms prompt state of emergency

July 10, 2018 Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Lee County Monday after taking a tour of the Caloosahatchee River and seeing for himself how algal blooms have impacted water quality. more »»

Bicyclist dies in San Carlos Boulevard crash

July 6, 2018 The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left one dead Thursday night. An accident was called in at 11:05 p.. more »»

Governor Rick Scott issues State of Emergency for toxic algae blooms

July 6, 2018 This story has been updated from a previous version published July 6. This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available. more »»

Crime Stoppers increases reward to catch Pinchers burglar

July 5, 2018 Pinchers at the Wyndham Garden Resort, located at 6890 Estero Boulevard, was robbed over the weekend. Managers noticed something amiss July 2 as they prepared to open the restaurant for business. more »»

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue two men after boat capsizes

July 5, 2018 The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.. more »»

Summertime Escape at the Beach Theater

July 4, 2018 When the summertime heat and humidity gets the best of you, grab yourself a ticket and check out a really cool place to be on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Fighting for the butterflies

July 3, 2018 A group of citizen scientists on Fort Myers Beach are taking on the plight of the monarch butterfly. more »»

Fishing with the family

July 3, 2018 Aunts and uncles, grandchildren and cousins, parents and kids. The annual Ostego Bay Marine Science Center kids fishing tournament at Bonita Bill's is all about family. more »»

Court seeks death penalty for Lois Riess

July 2, 2018 The State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit announced today that it has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for the alleged murder on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

 
 

 

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