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Local real estate agent heads effort to house first responders

September 20, 2017 During the hurricane, some people evacuated. Some barricaded their houses and stayed at home. Others didn’t have that choice — they had to serve the community. more »»

Local groups lend a hand

September 20, 2017 The 7 Slot Social Club and students from Florida Gulf Coast University teamed up last week to help islanders get a head-start on their yardwork. more »»

Disaster Response Team rolls onto Fort Myers Beach

September 20, 2017 The Lutheran Church Charities' Disaster Response Team came armed to tackle debris on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

09.18.17 Town Manager Update

September 18, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: The curfew that was implemented post-Irma has been lifted. No areas of Lee County are under a curfew now. more »»

A second chance for the Second Chance

September 16, 2017 Lee and Michelle McGinnis had almost sailed to Boca Grande Pass when the first band of Hurricane Irma blew out the sails of their boat. more »»

09.15.17 Town Manager Update

September 15, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • All county tolls will remain OPEN (waived) until further notice • First responder calls have remained high but the volume seems to have... more »»

Bay Oaks opens for Fun Days next week

September 15, 2017 The Lee County School District announced this week that school will not resume in the county until Monday, Sept. 25. If that date holds, Lee County students will be out of school for 19 days. more »»

09.15.17 Town Manager Afternoon Update

September 15, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • As of Friday, Sept. more »»

Fort Myers Beach after Irma: bruised, but not broken

September 14, 2017 Sunday night, the wind howled and the rain pounded. Monday morning, a new sound filled the beach air: the constant hum of generators. more »»

09.14.17 Town Manager Update

September 14, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: • Curfew lifted except for Village of Estero, Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acre. more »»

Use Gas Buddy to find fuel

September 14, 2017 Fuel has been a rare find in Lee County after Hurricane Irma. More and more stations are getting refilled this week, however. more »»

Post-hurricane re-entry: “This is not going to be a repeat of Charley”

September 14, 2017 The sitting Town Council wants to be sure that in the event of a mandatory evacuation, residents should not opt to stay on the island for fear of not getting back to their home. more »»

Raising roofs and ruffling feathers

September 14, 2017 The Gulf Star Marina on Fisherman's Wharf will be getting bigger and taller. more »»

Council moves millage, budget to second hearing

September 14, 2017 Due to Lee County's announcement of the Friday mandatory evacuation order, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council sheared down its hefty agenda list at Thursday's meeting. more »»

Hungry? Bored? Here's what's open

September 13, 2017 UPDATE: Some of the closing hours may changed now that curfew has been lifted. Please check back for added restaurants. more »»

09.13.17 Town Manager Update

September 13, 2017 From Town Manager Roger Hernstadt: If you have no way to charge your cell phone, come to Town Hall. We also have limited ice available; bring a container to Bay Oaks after 10 a.m. more »»

09.12.17 Town Manager Update

September 12, 2017 Starting Wednesday, Town Hall is open for services and advice if the public needs technical assistance with repairs to their property or other town matters. Advanced Waste has operational issues. more »»

Fort Myers Beach powers up

September 12, 2017 Mike Erosky didn’t hesitate when he saw ice for sale Tuesday at the Fort Myers Beach’s CVS store. “I asked how much I could get, and they said there wasn’t a limit,” he said. more »»

Music festival starts Sept. 22

September 12, 2017 It’s that time again. Dust off your toe-tapping flip flops for the upcoming 4th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

September 10, 2017 After days of westward travel, Hurricane Irma has made the predicted northerly turn. Hurricane Irma is reported to have made landfall this morning at Cudjoe Key. more »»

 
 

 

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