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Current Grand Resorts concept falls to the wayside

April 12, 2016 It's back to the drawing board for Tom Torgerson, who on Tuesday said he is pulling the plug on his intent to file an application with the town for the construction of the current form of his $250... more »»

Could a concert stage bring TDC dollars to Times Square?

April 8, 2016 Fort Myers Beach has about $1.2 million hanging out there in open purchase orders through Lee County's Tourist Development Council (TDC). more »»

Path to Tranquility -- Local esthetician expands her health and wellness practice

April 6, 2016 Ellie Sandler has been a pillar of the Southwest Florida health and wellness industry for nearly 20 years, bringing soothing relief to thousands in her Well Kneaded Massage Therapy business, one... more »»

Community spotlight: Pablo Felin

April 6, 2016 Q: You are the chef at Fresh Catch Bistro. more »»

Town looks for stronger code enforcement

April 5, 2016 When it comes to code enforcement, Fort Myers Beach is looking to put some bite where its bark is. more »»

Parade route for Fourth of July a hazard

April 5, 2016 Making way for last month’s Shrimp Festival Parade to stay on its standard route wasn’t so hard for construction personnel — mostly, equipment was moved and the request was made to not throw beads... more »»

A campus at a crossroads

March 30, 2016 “Is Bay Oaks ending?” Cutting to the chase, that's what Fort Myers Beach Town Council member Summer Stockton asked out loud during a March 7 council meeting. more »»

Community spotlight: Larry West

March 30, 2016 Q: You operate Beach Locksmith. Tell us how you got involved in this business? A: “In 1978 I was 19 and a driller on an oil rig in Oklahoma. more »»

Restoring history

March 28, 2016 He's more than 2,000 miles away and the Fort Myers Beach arches are a 37-year memory, but for Steven McDonald they've never been out of sight, out of mind. more »»

Shrimp Festival exceeds its fund-raising goal

March 24, 2016 Under the shadow of construction woes, organizers of the 58th Shrimp Festival were cautiously optimistic when they set their fund-raising goal at $50,00. more »»

Bootlegger’s hosts first monthly Bike Night Saturday

March 23, 2016 Often hosting an array of truck and car shows throughout season, the folks of Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures are no strangers to what’s hot on four wheels or more. more »»

Community must hustle to raise July 4 fireworks money

March 23, 2016 The April 1 deadline was looming and not a single donation had been made toward Fort Myers Beach's annual Fourth of July fireworks display, town staff reported at Monday's Town Council meeting. more »»

Community spotlight: Scott Hall

March 23, 2016 Q: You are a captain of the Estero Bay Express, which provides dolphin-watching tours out in the Gulf of Mexico, but now you are also playing the role of man with a microphone with a weekly podcast... more »»

Market looks to be on its last legs

March 14, 2016 In November, the town’s farmers market fled the north-island construction for a new home in the parking lot of Bay Oaks Recreation Center. more »»

Nothing shrimpy about it

March 14, 2016 Having just recently moved from Minneapolis to Fort Myers Beach, Johnny Klein had heard plenty about Shrimp Festival. But when he came out at 7 a.m. more »»

Escalators, two-way Fifth Street among Grand Resorts adjustments

March 9, 2016 A few weeks after a resident complained that Grand Resorts' proposed layout would cause him to take an elevator or staircase to get through the complex, developer Tom Torgerson has announced that ne... more »»

Pierside gets approval for outdoor tables

March 8, 2016 Despite objections from some residents who fear Times Square is getting too crowded, the Pierside Grill was given the green light by unanimous vote Monday to set up 10 outdoor tables adjacent to its... more »»

School Street rentals now a bed and breakfast

March 8, 2016 Two years ago, a couple of dilapidated School Street buildings that stood in the shadow of the town’s community center and elementary school were frequent destinations for law enforcemen. more »»

Torgerson asks the big question

March 8, 2016 Tom Torgerson finally did it — he asked the seven candidates for Town Council if they supported him. more »»

Festival to bring much-needed fun and relaxation

March 8, 2016 The time is right for a little escape from reality. Needing a deep breath and a pat on the back, Fort Myers Beach this coming weekend will get to toast all things wonderful about life here. more »»

 
 

 

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