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Three dead after vehicle crash

March 16, 2020 Three individuals were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach on Monday morning. more »»

Second person dies from coronavirus in Lee County

March 15, 2020 Second patient at Lee Health dies from coronavirus By Nathan Mayberg A second person in Lee County has died from the coronavirus. more »»

Fort Myers Beach declares state of emergency, fifth coronavirus case reported in Lee County

March 13, 2020 With President Donald Trump having declared a pandemic and a state of emergency due to the outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council declared a local state... more »»

Lee County School District closing schools through March 30

March 13, 2020 Lee County School District Superintendent Greg Adkins has issued the following statement to close schools through March 30: Late this afternoon the Florida Department of Education directed schools... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, St. Patrick's Day Parade cancelled

March 13, 2020 The tremors from the coronavirus outbreak continue to reverberate as the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council rescinded the permit for the Lion's Club's Shrimp Festival scheduled for this weeken. more »»

Major League Baseball cancels spring training

March 12, 2020 Spring training games have been canceled and the Major League Baseball season will be delayed by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus, according to a statement... more »»

Commotion by the Ocean brings candidate insights

March 11, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce's “Commotion by the Ocean” forum for the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council candidates wasn't so much a details debate as it was a chance to get to know the... more »»

Lee Health monitoring coronavirus locally

March 11, 2020 The impact of the new coronavirus has hit home with Lee County seeing its first fatality. Lee Health reported last week that a patient in its care, who was 77, died Thursday from the coronaviru. more »»

Fish-Tale Marina has new owner

March 11, 2020 Over the last 35 years, Al Durrett grew the Fish-Tale Marina from a 12-person operation with 30 docks to a company with more than 100 employees and 100 wet slips for boats. more »»

Town Council candidate question of the week

March 11, 2020 Fort Myers Beach voters will fill three town council seats on Tuesday, March 17. Seven candidates are seeking three available seats on the five-member elected board. more »»

Lani Kai Island Resort in spring break mode

March 11, 2020 With a special permit in place from the town council for its stage, the Lani Kai Island Resort is in full spring break mode with the Cincinnati firemen variety show leading the way daily through... more »»

Friends of the Mound House fundraiser March 27

March 11, 2020 The Friends of the Mound House will be holding its third “Artful Intersection,” a live auction March 27 at the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club on Sterling Avenu. more »»

Board of Fire Commissioners has vacant seat

March 11, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners has an open seat to fill following the resignation of Bob Raymond. more »»

Lighting consultant terminated after presentation to town council

March 11, 2020 One day after he spoke to the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council as part of efforts to find a lighting solution on Estero Boulevard, Miami-based consultant William Pino was told his services were no... more »»

Chicago singer to join tribute group for concert

March 11, 2020 Jeff Coffey, who performed as the lead singer and bassist with Chicago from 2016 to 2018, will join Back to Chicago, for a tribute concert to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers May 14 at the Fish-Tale... more »»

Old trolley stop on Estero replaced with Fifth Street stop

March 11, 2020 The former Lee County bus and trolley stop on Estero Boulevard, which was the last before the Matanzas Pass Bridge heading off the island, has been replaced with a stop on Fifth Street near the... more »»

School district puts precautionary measures in place

March 11, 2020 The School District of Lee County has put measures in place to help mitigate any spread of the new coronavirus. Superintendent Dr. more »»

Florida Department of Health issues international travel advisory

March 10, 2020 The Florida Department of Health has issued a travel advisory and an update regarding COVID-19. The Tuesday morning update advises: The Florida Department of Health is responding to COVID-1. more »»

First coronavirus death reported in Lee County

March 7, 2020 Lee Health has reported that a patient in their care, who was 77-years-old, died Thursday on March 5 from the coronavirus known as COVID-19. more »»

Lines drawn by town council candidates at forum

March 4, 2020 Seven candidates for three open seats on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council drew distinctions among themselves at a forum held in the meeting room of St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church on Fe. more »»



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