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Lee County coronavirus death toll rises to 32

April 23, 2020 The Florida Department of Health reported that a 67-year-old male and 89-year-old male in Lee County died on Wednesday from complications related to the coronavirus, in their latest update Thursday... more »»

Lani Kai delivers pizzas to area hospital staff, emergency workers

April 22, 2020 With the knowledge that hospital staff and emergency workers have been putting their health at risk in doing their jobs responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some people do what they do... more »»

Hotelier awaits funds from federal aid program

April 22, 2020 For Pink Shell Resort owner Robert Boykin, the town's shutdown of beach access and to most commercial lodging, has has a devastating effect on his hotel's operation. more »»

From Pence's chief to town council

April 22, 2020 Fort Myers Beach is witnessing a rare occurrence for any town or city, let alone a small one. Its town council boasts the former chief of staff to Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States. more »»

Hosafros named to tourism council

April 22, 2020 The Lee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) appointed Town of Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Rexann Hosafros to the Lee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) at its April 21 meeting. more »»

‘Safer Way Virtual 5K’ to benefit Lee Health Foundation

April 22, 2020 Cooped up in the house? Need a way to stretch those legs for a good cause? Cape Coral residents and beyond can tie up those shoe laces, get some fresh air (on their own) and benefit local medical... more »»

Lee County to re-open parks for walking, jogging and biking

April 21, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners agreed to open up 23 of its parks -- not including beach parks or Lakes Park -- for hiking, walking, jogging, and biking. more »»

County names 23 parks open for walking, jogging and biking

April 21, 2020 The following county park sites are being re-opened for walking, jogging, bicycling and horseriding where available: Lee County Parks & Recreation sites with trails Caloosahatchee Regional Park... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council to hold special meeting to discuss beach opening

April 21, 2020 With three councilmembers signaling a willingness to open up the beach again, if only on a limited basis for the time being, a special meeting has been called for Monday to take up the matter. more »»

In search of aid

April 21, 2020 In Southwest Florida, perhaps no other industry makes its mark so directly on the culture and day-to-day life of its tourism business as the fishermen who supply the seafood to local restaurants. more »»

Fort Myers Beach hires communications coordinator

April 21, 2020 As part of an initiative championed by the former town council, a social media and communications coordinator has been hired by Town of Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstad. more »»

Court date set for Margaritaville arguments, Torgerson acquires Gulf Marine Ways and Supply

April 17, 2020 The Florida Court of Appeal Second District has set a date of June 9 to hear arguments in an appeal relating to the challenge brought by Chris Patton and attorney Ralf Brookes against the Town of... more »»

Lee Health beginning clinical trial for coronavirus

April 17, 2020 Starting Monday, April 20, patients who are being admitted to Lee Health hospitals with proven SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19) may qualify to enroll in a clinical trial... more »»

Valentine's Day death on Fort Myers Beach still under investigation

April 16, 2020 The death of an unidentified person in their 30's on the waters off Fort Myers Beach following reports of shots fired on Valentine's Day continues to be the subject of an ongoing investigation by th... more »»

Turtle Time volunteers to start monitoring beach today

April 15, 2020 If you happen to see people on Fort Myers Beach beginning this week, it doesn't mean that they are trespassing or that the beach has been opened. more »»

Chamber finding relief and guidance for businesses

April 15, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a meeting on Zoom Friday with town and county officials to help businesses understand loan programs available to deal with the economic... more »»

Lee County suffers 23rd death from coronavirus

April 15, 2020 The Florida Department of Health reported Lee County's 22nd and 23rd coronavirus-related death on Wednesday evening, documenting the passing of a 93-year-old and a 61-year-old from April 14. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy talks present, future in return to mayorship

April 14, 2020 Ray Murphy is in his second stint as mayor after being elected unanimously by the Fort Myers Beach Council last week. more »»

94-year-old latest Lee County death from COVID-19

April 13, 2020 A 94-year-old woman is the latest death to be reported in Lee County attibutable to the coronavirus known as COVID-19. more »»



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