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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 »»

Community spotlight: Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli

May 4, 2016 Q: You are a guide for the free beach tour each Tuesday at 9 a.m. out of Newton Park, which is organized through the Mound House. And you are from Minneapolis. more »»

The big yum

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

With stormwater, Gore wants to pressure county

April 28, 2016 As Fort Myers Beach readies itself to continue construction of its stormwater system, one council member wonders if it can simply drop its role in the project and let Lee County go it alone. 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 »»

Junkanoo to stay put for another year

April 27, 2016 Fans of the Junkanoo, rejoice. The popular beachfront restaurant at 3040 Estero Blvd. will continue to operate through April of next year, according to property owner Joe Orlandini. more »»

Alcohol awareness event debuts in Times Square

April 27, 2016 In the heart of the party zone during the height of the party season, Lee County's Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida set up shop in Times Square on March 29 with a first-time seminar on th... more »»

Community spotlight: Matt Love

April 27, 2016 Q: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach. You have a month on the job under your belt as the new fire chief, so we thought we'd check in with you. more »»

First turtle nest pops up early again

April 26, 2016 Apparently, Mary Rose Spalletta has the turtle touch. For the second straight year, the volunteer with the non-profit Turtle Time found Estero Island's first sea turtle nest of the year. more »»

Spring Break results are mixed for businesses

April 23, 2016 In this time of business uncertainty, what with road construction and polluted water part of life here, who knows what it takes to catch a break. more »»

Attack at Pierside results in theft of cash

April 21, 2016 A female employee of Times Square’s Pierside Grill, 1000 Estero Blvd., was attacked shortly after midnight today and robbed of the cash she was counting at closing time. more »»

Sadness in seclusion

April 20, 2016 It doesn't sound right to describe a place as an ideal one in which to be homeless, but the secluded setting behind Topp's supermarket lends itself to just that. more »»

Chicago tribute gets local film festival off to rocking start

April 20, 2016 Tom and Martie Schultz saw their beloved music group Chicago last fall in San Diego. On New Year's Eve, when the band played in its hometown, it was a no-brainer that they were there. more »»

July 4 parade gets the OK

April 19, 2016 Fort Myers Beach is known for some grandiose parade floats. However, for this year’s Fourth of July festivities the residents’ creativity will be tested in the form of having to scale things back. more »»

Deck on Delmar ‘pathetic’

April 19, 2016 Even when the answer is all right, things seem to go all wrong when it comes to Fort Myers Beach projects involving bed-tax dollars coming from the count. more »»

BASE team to try hand at code enforcement

April 19, 2016 He has Town Council approval to hire a second code-enforcement officer, and the position is budgeted, but Don Stilwell has decided to go with some cross training instead. more »»

Community spotlight: Corri Francisco

April 19, 2016 Q: The springtime outing on Fort Myers Beach for the Great American Cleanup is Saturday, and you are a longtime volunteer for this event. more »»

Surfing gator surprises beach goers

April 15, 2016 Ron and Jan Fleming hit the beach each and every day, so they see the variety of wildlife the Gulf of Mexico can bring. But an alligator? “That was a first for us,” said Jan Flemin. more »»

 
 

 

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