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Spaghetti with the stars

November 8, 2017 The restaurant at 1821 Estero Blvd.has switched hands, but it's keeping the Mediterranean theme. Mangia Mangia, Fort Myers Beach's newest Italian eatery, opened Oct. 30. more »»

Connecting to local culture

November 8, 2017 No, Mound Key is not in the same place as the Mound House. But, it is rich with cultural and environmental history. more »»

Irma debris overshadows fishing line

November 8, 2017 This year’s Monofilament Madness cleanup brought in twice the amount of trash with half the volunteers of last year. But that could be due to Hurricane Irma’s damage in September. more »»

Disney-style transportation could make its way to Fort Myers Beach

November 7, 2017 LeeTran is considering a pilot program to transport people in the commercial district of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Council agrees to #stopsucking — on straws

November 6, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council took a step for sea life at Monday’s meeting. Council members agreed to #stopsucking… on plastic straws, that is. more »»

Is a short term rental a business?

November 1, 2017 The debate on short term rentals and what to do about them is far from over. It's an issue facing many of Florida's water-front communities, popular spots for vacationers. more »»

Spirit of the Holidays set for Dec. 4

November 1, 2017 Hurricane Irma delayed planning, but the Beach Kids Foundation's annual event is underway. Spirit of the Holidays is set for Monday, Dec. 4. more »»

Wine on the Waterfront

November 1, 2017 This Veteran's Day, Matanzas on the Bay wants the community's help to give back to military service members. more »»

New name, new look for former Gulfshore Grill

November 1, 2017 Have you been missing popular island hang-out, the Gulfshore Grill? Well, shucks — or shall we say, Shuckers? The former eatery has a new name and a whole new look. more »»

11.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

November 1, 2017 It has been a wild wet season. Relentless tropical moisture, thick humid days and of course Hurricane Irma. Even with our sheltered homes, most people evacuated to somewhere safer during Irma. We did. more »»

11.01.2017 Community Corner

November 1, 2017 11.01.2017 Community Corner Through Your Eyes: Kristie Perna Bach Kristie Bach of Ohio caught a couple pelicans hanging out on these old pilings last week. Meetings & events • Saturday, Nov. more »»

Pets on Parade

October 31, 2017 Grandview at Bay Beach held its first annual Halloween pet costume contest, and it was pawsitively adorable. There were four dogs in this year's contest, but everyone was a winne. more »»

Local businesses sense early start to season

October 25, 2017 It's been roughly a month and a half since Hurricane Irma hit southwest Florida, but the evidence of the storm remains. more »»

“Nancy with the red hair”

October 25, 2017 Nancy Mulholland wasn't one to sit around. After Mulholland and her husband John retired to Fort Myers Beach, John got involved in local government and Nancy got involved in civic life. more »»

Friends of the Mound House to launch lecture series

October 25, 2017 Beginning in November, the Friends of the Mound House will host a monthly after-hours lecture series at the town's historic site. The first lecture is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.. more »»

Crescent Beach gets $200,000 for renourishment

October 25, 2017 Lee County Commissioners voted Oct. 17 to approve an emergency renourishment for Crescent Beach. more »»

Tapa Hop rescheduled Nov. 14

October 25, 2017 If you're not on the'll wish you were. This event got blown away by Hurricane Irma, but it's rescheduled. more »»

A freaky Friday on Fort Myers Beach

October 24, 2017 It's not every day you see clowns, pharaohs, princesses and dinosaurs in the same room. Bay Oaks Recreation Center was filled with local families Friday for the annual Fright Night. more »»

Lee Voter Freedom group wants open primaries

October 18, 2017 There's a new activist group in town. In Lee County, county commission races are partisan. Closed party primaries are held in August and general elections in November. more »»

Fluctuating blue, brown water on Fort Myers Beach the norm for coming months

October 18, 2017 There are freshwater catfish near Sanibel and the Causeway. more »»



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