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Polar Bear Dip draws hundreds

January 10, 2018 Florida “polar” temperatures and a cloudy day didn't stop hundreds from making the plunge. more »»

Community Foundation cleans up

January 10, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation got up early on New Year's Day to make sure the beach got a thorough scouring. more »»

Bay Harbour amendment moves to Lee County Local Planning Agency

January 3, 2018 After months of relative quiet on the Bay Harbour Marina Village project, a piece of the development is moving forward. more »»

It’s a Tropical Beach Party at Lovers Key State Park

January 3, 2018 Break out your grass skirts and puka beads, it is back this year by popular demand — the Fort Myers Beach Tropical Beach Party at Lovers Key State Park. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. more »»

2018: development, infrastructure, transportation

January 3, 2018 In the Jan. 4, 2017 edition of the Observer, we said redevelopment would be a big topic for the coming yea. more »»

Alternative options

January 3, 2018 Beach tourists and even local Lee County beachgoers have a new place to catch an easy ride to Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Getting their groove on

January 3, 2018 What do a foundry owner, a lumber wholesaler and a retired labor union employee have in common? Creative minds and musical skills. more »»

New view delights Delmar residents

December 27, 2017 It took seven years for the residents of Delmar Avenue to get what they wanted, and all they really wanted was a bench or two and a view to the water. more »»

Still no seawalls

December 27, 2017 The most visible signs of Hurricane Irma have been dragged away: the storm create 3 million cubic yards of debris. But for many, damage remains from the storm's state-wide destruction of seawalls. more »»

Sirens for Santa

December 27, 2017 It's a little known fact that an ordinance prevents Santa Claus from flying over Estero Island with his sleigh. more »»

New Years Eve is a go

December 27, 2017 Everything will be the same as it always is for New Year's Eve on Fort Myers Beach. Just a few weeks ago the status of fireworks was uncertain, but everything is back to normal now. more »»

History and holiday

December 27, 2017 As is tradition, everyone made sure to buy a bag of rum balls at the Estero Island Historic Society's annual holiday party and bake sale. Society members gathered Dec. more »»

San Carlos Bay Power Squadron offers chart reading, boating courses

December 27, 2017 America's Boating Course The State of Florida passed legislation requiring anyone born after Jan. more »»

CMCS donates $8,900 to local youth marine programs

December 27, 2017 Each year for the past 52 years, the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) has hosted the Summerset Sailing Regatta. more »»

Capt. Matt Powell retires after 30 years

December 26, 2017 When somebody refers to law enforcement on the beach, it usually sounds something like this: “Captain Powell and the Lee County Sheriff's Office. more »»

Principal Planner Matt Noble resigns

December 22, 2017 The town's principal planner, Matt Noble, handed in his resignation Wednesday. Noble's name joins the list of others who have quit in 2017. more »»

Yesteryear Theater sets the stage at Historic Women's Club

December 20, 2017 Are you ready to travel back in time? The Historic Women's Club at 175 Sterling Avenue is in the midst of a major renovation, converting the former school house into a 60s' style speakeasy. more »»

Celebrate Christmas on Fort Myers Beach

December 20, 2017 Christmas festivities tend to culminate either late Christmas Eve or early on Christmas Day. more »»

Fort Myers Beach businesses buckle down for Segment 2's concrete barrier

December 20, 2017 The one-lane flagging at Lovers Lane is over, but for some, the struggles brought on by Segment 2 of the Estero Boulevard project has just begun. more »»

Mound House offers rest and relaxation

December 20, 2017 Kayaking quietly through the mangroves. Drumming in the sunset. Practicing tai chi by the bay. more »»



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