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Seasonal rentals ordinance narrowly passes

May 9, 2018 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers.com Short-term rentals face new regulation on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Rocks the Arches

May 9, 2018 The rain may have put a little bit of a damper on things, but the skies cleared up in time for the main event to take the stage at the Rock the Arches Music Fest on Saturday at Bonita Bill’s. more »»

Rezoning request would bulldoze mangrove land for housing

May 9, 2018 Update: Stakeholders have been notified that?? the Eden Oak development applicant has requested a continuance so the zoning hearing will be postponed to a future date to be announce. more »»

23rd Annual Taste of the Beach a local affair

May 9, 2018 The votes were in — 474 to be precise — and a small crowd waited on Old San Carlos Boulevard for the news. A cheer went up as announcer Jo List declared the winner: Nervous Nellie’s. more »»

Bay Harbour: stateward bound

May 9, 2018 In a 3 to 1 vote, the Lee County Board of Commissioners sent the Bay Harbour Marina Village comprehensive plan amendment request to the state for comment. more »»

Coast Guard rescues man after canoe overturns near Sanibel Causeway

May 9, 2018 The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from the water after his canoe overturned near the Sanibel Causeway over the weekend. At 12:05 a.m. more »»

Town council split on Connecticut Street

May 9, 2018 A possible modification to the controversial sidewalk plan for Connecticut Street nudged forward Monday. more »»

One year in: Q&A with Town Manager Roger Hernstadt

May 2, 2018 Town Manager Roger Hernstadt celebrated his first year with Fort Myers Beach on April 25. more »»

'Rock The Arches' Music Festival to help bring a bit of history back to life

May 2, 2018 A free concert to help restore an historic beach icon is set for 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe. more »»

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

May 2, 2018 Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday. You better start planning your strategy. more »»

Working with wind

May 2, 2018 Jim Walker has been a radar engineer. He’s been a sailing captain. And now, he’s an inventor. more »»

Locals lobby for Everglades funding in D.C.

May 2, 2018 Lee County activists migrated north to Washington D.C.to convince lawmakers to support funding for Everglades restoration. more »»

Fort Myers Beach on film

May 2, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival hosted its 12th season at the Beach Theater this year. The festival ran from April 25 to 29, featuring 40 films by local and national producers. more »»

Ostego Bay hosts master naturalist class

May 2, 2018 Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe served as a learning lab in April. more »»

Riess returns to Lee County for murder charges

April 30, 2018 The suspect of two homicides in two states has returned to Lee County to face charge. more »»

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man from fishing boat

April 26, 2018 The Coast Guard evacuated a 66-year-old man Thursday from a 90-foot fishing boat 40 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach. Rescued was Alfredo Simon, 66, from Fort Myers. At 2:44 a.m. Sector St. more »»

Mango Street parking lot: stalled

April 25, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council was left frustrated with an application that asked for more than it was prepared to give. more »»

POPEYEPALOOZA IX Ninth annual event to raise funds for Beach youth sports

April 25, 2018 Popeyepalooza is back by popular demand. more »»

04.23.18 Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2018 04.23.18 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights from Monday’s Town Council meetings • Pier provisions: Hercules and Coconut Drive’s piers are one step closer to re-establishment. more »»

He’s back: Beach welcome goes out to Stet Howland

April 25, 2018 10,000 views is a lot to soak in over a lifetime, but for legendary drummer Stet Howland, the view from his hospital bed may be one he’ll never forget. more »»

 
 

 

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