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Council rails against island-wide bay-access policy

June 8, 2016 When it comes to bay access improvements, there is no cookie-cutter way to address the issue, as every neighborhood and access point has different needs. more »»

2016 hurricane ‘season’ under way

June 8, 2016 Meteorologists issued their predictions for the Atlantic Hurricane Season weeks ago. more »»

Council discusses Mooring Field, farmers market

June 8, 2016 The Fort Myers Beach Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field has never been a money maker, nor has it ever been intended to be. more »»

Time to give our local burgermeister a good grilling

June 8, 2016 Q: Tell us about how and why your business landed on Fort Myers Beach. A: “I made a trip three years ago from Germany to find a location here in Florida. more »»

Stilwell ousted, Steele steps in

June 3, 2016 Don Stilwell was terminated today as town manager of Fort Myers Beach for what Mayor Dennis Boback called “nonfeasance” – a failure to perform a duty required by law. more »»

Creation of committee to examine special Bay Oaks taxing district has begun

June 2, 2016 Now knowing that the creation of an independent taxing district is a possibility to help make the Bay Oaks Recreation Campus its own self-sustaining entity, Dave Anderson of the campus’ advisory... more »»

Town lands loan, can pay past vendor bills

June 1, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach can breathe a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, it received an accepted loan commitment of $6.8 million from the state's revolving loan fund. more »»

Community spotlight: Mark Chang and Bethanne Crowley

June 1, 2016 Q: The two of you have been performing on Fort Myers Beach since 1998. Tell us the locations of some of your early gigs around here. more »»

Bay Oaks can pursue special tax-district status

May 30, 2016 Yes, there are special taxing districts in the state of Florida designed solely to support a recreational entity. more »»

Mayor calls emergency meeting to discuss town finances and town manager

May 29, 2016 Is Don Stilwell on the hot seat? On Friday, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dennis Boback scheduled an emergency meeting of the Town Council for this coming Friday morning to discuss two agenda items: the... more »»

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 »»

Cab holding bank robbers pulled over on Sky Bridge

May 29, 2016 Seven police vehicles pulled over a taxi Saturday morning as it approached Fort Myers Beach with three bank robbers on board, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Offic. more »»

A simple wish makes for a special day

May 28, 2016 What Parker McPeak requested was something all of us here take for granted — he wanted to see the gulf and he wanted to build a sand castle. more »»

The safety dance

May 26, 2016 For Tim Rybicki, a bicycle is his primary mode of transportation. more »»

Boback wants apology from Sawicki

May 25, 2016 Does Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki owe an apology to Fort Myers Beach for her comments aimed at council member Tracey Gore at a May 16 workshop meeting? Sawicki has said no such thing will happen. more »»

Vet’s Club of America hosts annual Memorial Day ceremony

May 25, 2016 The local Veteran’s Club of America is proud to host its annual Memorial Day ceremony, paying tribute to all who have served in our military. Taking place Monday, beginning at 11 a.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 »»

A salute, or better yet a big hug, goes out to Huggy

May 24, 2016 Edward “Huggy” Ellyatt calls himself a flag nut. He owns a pair of 4-foot by 6-foot star-spangled banners that he'll roll out on holidays, one going over his balcony and one displayed on his porch. more »»



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