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Pirate Festival survives Hurricane Irma; hits the Beach Oct. 6-8

October 5, 2017 Shiver Me Timbers - the 12th annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival rises above the aftereffects of Hurricane Irma, and promises to be a show full of lots of heart and soul. more »»

Hurricane Irma leaves wounds in waterways

September 27, 2017 Waterside residents around the county are reporting damaged seawalls — and as more and more reports roll in, it will take longer and longer for repairs to be done. “The people of Florida are tough. more »»

Large vegetation debris pick up to begin

September 27, 2017 This is an important message from The Town of Fort Myers Beach concerning hurricane clean up. more »»

The Mound House's “warrior”

September 27, 2017 Long before Fort Myers Beach was a town, there stood a tree on top of a shell mound. The strangler fig at the Mound House started as a single seed that fell on top of an orange tree. more »»

Turning on the lights

September 27, 2017 Fort Myers Beach residents Dan Allers and Megan Zelenak sheltered the storm in a friend's house on the beach. But when the storm was over, they couldn't exactly return to their own hom. more »»

Council approves .87 millage rate, budget

September 27, 2017 For the first time in years, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted to raise the millage rate. In a 5-0 vote, the council approved the . more »»

09.27.2017 Community Corner

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Garden Club to host first meeting of season

September 26, 2017 The Estero Island Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new season on Monday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Fort Myers Beach Women’s Club – a new venue– located at 175 Sterling Ave. more »»

Congressman Rooney sets up FEMA application assistance locations

September 22, 2017 District 19 Congressman Francis Rooney’s staff will be available to assist individuals affected by Hurricane Irma. more »»

Local real estate agent heads effort to house first responders

September 20, 2017 During the hurricane, some people evacuated. Some barricaded their houses and stayed at home. Others didn’t have that choice — they had to serve the community. more »»

Local groups lend a hand

September 20, 2017 The 7 Slot Social Club and students from Florida Gulf Coast University teamed up last week to help islanders get a head-start on their yardwork. more »»

Disaster Response Team rolls onto Fort Myers Beach

September 20, 2017 The Lutheran Church Charities' Disaster Response Team came armed to tackle debris on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

09.18.17 Town Manager Update

September 18, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: The curfew that was implemented post-Irma has been lifted. No areas of Lee County are under a curfew now. more »»

A second chance for the Second Chance

September 16, 2017 Lee and Michelle McGinnis had almost sailed to Boca Grande Pass when the first band of Hurricane Irma blew out the sails of their boat. more »»

09.15.17 Town Manager Update

September 15, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • All county tolls will remain OPEN (waived) until further notice • First responder calls have remained high but the volume seems to have... more »»

Bay Oaks opens for Fun Days next week

September 15, 2017 The Lee County School District announced this week that school will not resume in the county until Monday, Sept. 25. If that date holds, Lee County students will be out of school for 19 days. more »»

09.15.17 Town Manager Afternoon Update

September 15, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • As of Friday, Sept. more »»

Fort Myers Beach after Irma: bruised, but not broken

September 14, 2017 Sunday night, the wind howled and the rain pounded. Monday morning, a new sound filled the beach air: the constant hum of generators. more »»

09.14.17 Town Manager Update

September 14, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • Curfew lifted except for Village of Estero, Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acre. more »»

Use Gas Buddy to find fuel

September 14, 2017 Fuel has been a rare find in Lee County after Hurricane Irma. More and more stations are getting refilled this week, however. more »»



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