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Community Spotlight: Nancy Guthrie

February 11, 2016 Q: You are owner of Beach Pet Grooming at 2450 Estero Blvd. Tell us how and why you got into the business. more »»

Mayors want answers to brown-water barrage

February 10, 2016 The gulf waves right now are undeniably brownish in color at Lee County's prized beaches on Sanibel and Estero islands. more »»

Waterfront improvements eyed for tourism dollars

February 10, 2016 Since when it is tricky to spend free money? The Fort Myers Beach town staff may be finding that the case as it prepares its application to Lee County’s Tourism Development Council (TDC) in the next... more »»

Q&A: The mayor talks Grand Resorts, the charter referendum, and more

February 9, 2016 The job of mayor of Fort Myers Beach is one of great demand, and Anita Cereceda is no stranger to that life. The Observer caught up with her this week for an exclusive Q&. more »»

Inspections at all advertised rentals now the law

February 9, 2016 A fatal fire that came in the form of an inferno at a rental property last spring triggered an aggressive effort to keep closer tabs on the safety of such structures. On Feb. more »»

Mermaid owner plans to salvage bar by moving it down the street

February 5, 2016 Joe Orlandini sold the property that's home to the Mermaid Lounge to Grand Resorts developer Tom Torgerson for $4. more »»

Upcoming election could be one that draws a crowd

February 3, 2016 Fort Myers Beach has a little more than 5,000 registered voters, and elections typically draw around a 25-percent turnout. more »»

Stormwater fee set at $19.98-per-month average

February 3, 2016 Unless you live on Bay Beach Lane, starting March 1 your monthly water bill will include a stormwater utility fee. more »»

March 15 charter referendum is set

February 3, 2016 The following is a summation of the 21 charter-referendum questions on the March 15 ballot. more »»

Happy sailing, January

February 3, 2016 January 2016 is in the books, but as forgettable as it was it won't soon be forgotten. It started with 83 degrees New Year's Day on Fort Myers Beach, but by its end the month had endured a record 14. more »»

Pelican grounded by lure off to rehab

February 3, 2016 As the town's environmental and stormwater technician, Rae Blake has had plenty of stormwater to deal with during these first two months for her on the job. more »»

Designer's pants a good fit for FMB gals

February 3, 2016 Dick and Jan Wood have been talking up their Lisette L Montreal woman's pants for years, passing along a claim that their unique fit eliminates an inch off the waste line. more »»

Loud, but unheard?

February 3, 2016 Town Hall’s council chambers were packed on Monday when John Heim demanded the resignation of Mayor Anita Cereceda. more »»

Community Spotlight: Mitch Pacyna

February 3, 2016 Q: Gee, I wonder where you'll be watching Sunday's big game? Describe what you'll expect for Super Bowl Sunday in your marvelous man cave. A: “Super Bowl Sunday is very big to us. more »»

Looking to get even, FPL begins to dock dollars from town

January 28, 2016 Florida Power & Light (FPL) has now begun to pull money from its monthly payments to Fort Myers Beach in an attempt to recoup the approximate $450,000 it inadvertently gave the town between 2012 and... more »»

Farmers market at church gets town's blessing, after all

January 27, 2016 Beach Baptist's farmers market is back in business, not that it ever ceased operations. The Fort Myers Beach Town Council on Jan. more »»

Community Spotlight: Mike Hotz

January 27, 2016 Q: You are owner of the Shamrock Irish Pub, and that's quite the bus you’ve got parked next door. Talk about a travel party! Tell us about it. A: “It’s a 1981 school bus. more »»

A wrinkle in time, plus wine

January 27, 2016 There are after-hour parties where it's BYOB. more »»

Businesses unite to monitor Grand Resorts

January 27, 2016 A group of businesses concerned about Grand Resorts and whether or not it will receive special treatment have not only united, it has hired a public relations firm and created a logo. more »»

Town lowers the boom on chair vendors

January 26, 2016 A few months back, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Anita Cereceda took a boat trip around Estero Island’s northern tip and into the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

 
 

 

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