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Fort Myers Beach struck with sea grass, fish kill

July 26, 2018 Signs of the ongoing water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach's shores. The beach is inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae today. more »»

UPDATE: Public’s help sought in finding missing shrimp boat worker

July 25, 2018 UPDATE: Brandon Scerri was located this morning alive and well. Crime Stoppers appreciates the sharing of this information by the public and local media outlets. more »»

Short term rental registration deadline draws near

July 25, 2018 As the deadline looms for registering vacation rentals with the Town of Fort Myers Beach, just under 1,000 properties have made the list. more »»

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

Fort Myers Beach boat owner offers $20,000 reward for stolen boat

July 25, 2018 A Fort Myers Beach boat owner is hoping the public can help them locate their boat after it was stolen from their dock this weekend. more »»

Heads up for hatchlings

July 25, 2018 Make way: it's time for the turtles. Sea turtle nesting and hatching season runs from May through October, and this year's season is full of activity. more »»

Summer science

July 25, 2018 Leah Fedorovich, Gabrielle Orlandini, and Kayla Walker learned that shells play an important role in both biological processes and human culture. more »»

Red tide subsides in Lee County

July 20, 2018 The Gulf off of Lee County is getting a little relief this week. more »»

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 »»



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