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Russo, a longtime local restauranteur, dies at 60

May 29, 2016 Longtime Fort Myers Beach restauranteur Alfredo Russo died early this morning, according to business associate Joe Orlandini. Russo was 60. more »»

Lee County property values continue to rise

May 29, 2016 For the fourth year in a row, property values in Lee County continue to increase, according to the preliminary estimated Taxable Values for 2016 released Friday, and that increase is 6. more »»

Matanzas hosts third annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ benefit for Operation Open Arms Saturday

May 25, 2016 For the third year in a row, in honor of Memorial Day, Fort Myers Beach, is eager to host the Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ benefit. The event will be held Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. more »»

Property owner with chair rentals told no on permit appeal

May 25, 2016 The first casualties of the town's new beach-chair vendor ordinance are a pair of neighboring operations at Avenue C and I Stree. more »»

Community spotlight: Dave Gray

May 25, 2016 Q: You are a British chap who found his way to Fort Myers Beach. Tell us about what brought you here. A: “Pelicans, pretty ladies and palm trees — but not necessarily in that order. more »»

New focus group meets to discuss Times Square Resorts

May 20, 2016 Developer Tom Torgerson received his first dose of feedback Wednesday during a three-hour meeting with a small focus group he has assembled. more »»

Town hasn't paid $3.2 million in vendor bills over past 6 months

May 20, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach has not paid the vendors working on its water rehabilitation project for nearly six months, creating an accounts payable scenario of $3.2 million. more »»

Beach Records -- Local record shop has vast vinyl collection of new and old

May 19, 2016 Over recent years, what once was a “buried form of media” has resurfaced as a deep-rooted nostalgic time warp: vinyl records. more »»

Let's luau

May 18, 2016 The Lani Kai — it's not just for tourists anymore. more »»

Community spotlight: Jan Bauer

May 18, 2016 Q: You are a manager and stylist at Twisted Scissors, a unisex hair salon located behind Hooters. Last week you celebrated your 12-year anniversary at the salon. more »»

Seeking compensation for BP spill, local men charged with fraud

May 17, 2016 Two Fort Myers Beach men who claimed they were boat captains during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and thus entitled to compensation have been charged with fraud-related offenses. more »»

Community spotlight: Barb Lacombe

May 17, 2016 Q: You own and operate Maid in the Sun. more »»

New name of 'Times Square Resorts' comes to light as Torgerson goes forward

May 11, 2016 For developer Tom Torgerson, part of a fresh start is coming in the form of a fresh name. more »»

On the move

May 6, 2016 Now that was one fast expansion. more »»

Can Bay Oaks become its own taxing district?

May 5, 2016 Aware that the Bay Oaks Recreation Campus has been a burden on the town’s budget since it took ownership of it in 2009, Dave Anderson has dropped a bombshell of an idea in suggesting it become its... more »»

Town gets the straight scoop on TDC criteria

May 4, 2016 Unless it’s a substantial public park, with plenty of room for parking, you can mostly forget about receiving Lee County bed-tax dollars to support a shoreline or beachfront project. more »»

Thinking pink, dealership's mascot stands out

May 4, 2016 If you appreciate the phrase “It's hard to avoid the elephant in the room,” you'll agree it's even harder to avoid an elephant on the roof. Especially if it's pink. more »»

The big yum

May 1, 2016 The heat was intense and the smoke was dense. more »»

Booba's Bar -- Local couple opens all-new eatery on San Carlos Island

April 28, 2016 The small strip of San Carlos Island has been pretty quiet the last few years. There are some fun shops, a nice restaurant here and there, but not really too much else to do for the locals. more »»

The Spring Break breakdown

April 27, 2016 On short notice, Ron Kain wanted to take the family on a spring getaway and he chose Fort Myers Beach on a whim. more »»

 
 

 

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