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Bay Oaks updates needed infrastructure

July 12, 2017 Bay Oaks Recreation Center is the summer's coolest place to be. The campus is in the middle of a three-week project to replace its aging air conditioning units will all-new equipment. more »»

New cafe opens on Fort Myers Beach

July 12, 2017 Caffeine lovers have a new option on Fort Myers Beach. Owners Tiffany Pacheco and Salome Shalamberidze opened Beach Cafe on July 4, adding their shop to the coffee scene on the beach. more »»

07.12.2017 Island Opportunities

July 12, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

Royal Scoop hosts second annual Make-A-Wish Southern Florida flavor contest

July 12, 2017 Ice cream aficionados, prepare those taste buds. For the second year in a row, Royal Scoop has partnered with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to put on the kids’ flavor contest. more »»

John Heim files for Lee County commissioners race

July 12, 2017 Long-time water quality activist John Heim will face off with incumbent Cecil Pendergrass in the 2018 Lee County election. Heim has filed to run as a write in for District 2. more »»

“Not your grandfather's VFW” anymore

July 5, 2017 There's a misconception that the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization is an old boy's club for drinking and telling war storie. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Elementary “A” okay

July 5, 2017 Fort Myers Beach received straight A's again this year from the Florida Department of Education. The Department released the preliminary grades for schools Thursday. more »»

Paddle power

July 5, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

07.05.2017 Island Opportunities

July 5, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

07.05.2017 Community Corner

July 5, 2017 Through Your Eyes: Jessica Rippel Fort Myers resident Jessica Rippel snapped a shot of a stunning sunset and the Mermaid Lounge. more »»

Happy birthday, Wanda Mullins — and America

July 5, 2017 Fort Myers resident Wanda Mullins has more than one reason to go all-out on her birthday. She's not only celebrating her date of birth, but that of the United States. more »»

Salty Crab donates $10,000 to Golisano Children's Hospital

July 5, 2017 The Salty Crab doubled down on its fundraising record this year. more »»

Fishing for fun

July 1, 2017 The Ostego Bay Foundation's annual kids fishing tournament has become a family tradition for some families. Scott Whitaker's company, Bean, Whitaker, Lutz and Kareh, Inc., helps sponsor the event. more »»

Beach prepares for Fourth of July celebration

June 28, 2017 Earlier this year, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council decided to make the Outstanding Citizen of the Year lead the annual Fourth of July parade as the grand marshal. more »»

Governor funds Lovers Key visitors center

June 28, 2017 Rich Donnelly has spent years planning for this. more »»

Knotty Bean opens second location in library

June 28, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Library patrons can enjoy a fine cup of coffee while they peruse the shelves. more »»

Set sail

June 28, 2017 The twinned anxiety and excitement of their first solo sail was visible on the faces of the 11 campers as they readied their tiny Optimist prams. more »»

Observer, Bulletin host 2017 Best of the Beach awards

June 27, 2017 The annual Best of the Beach awards acknowledge the island's businesses, organizations and people who make Fort Myers Beach a paradise. more »»

Jim, Sharon Jamieson win 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

June 27, 2017 While many make the beach the ideal place to live, work and play, some locals are also hard at work to make the world a better place. more »»

UPDATE: Lovers Key bridge reopens

June 23, 2017 UPDATE: The Lovers Key drawbridge is now open to traffic. The bridge has been repaired and inspected. Travelers, be advised: the Lovers Key drawbridge is currently shut down. more »»



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