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Town wants to hire consultant to help with Grand Resorts proposal

December 9, 2015 The long road of discussions regarding the Grand Resorts proposal began Monday for the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, which decided it didn’t want to go it alone. more »»

Next stop for Grand Resorts pitch is on the beach

December 9, 2015 Town Council member Rexann Hosafros chuckles at the fact a lightning-rod subject of controversy will be on display at her church. more »»

Crawling through chaos

December 9, 2015 A prisoner in paradise? Yes, that's how Ross Taylor sees his life on Fort Myers Beach these days, thanks to a reconstruction project along Estero Boulevard that is likely to crawl along for years. more »»

New grill takes over at prime location

December 9, 2015 He’s been a restauranteur for three decades, in charge of multiple operations simultaneously, including Fort Myers Beach landmarks the Junkanoo and its neighboring Fresh Catch Bistr. more »»

$250M development proposal may forever change Fort Myers Beach

December 2, 2015 Grand Resorts’ list of amenities and solutions for the transformation of Fort Myers Beach’s downtown is staggering: A roundabout at the base of the sky bridge, eliminating a traffic light and... more »»

Junkanoo tear-down date still uncertain

December 2, 2015 It’s slated for demolition, but if Junkanoo On the Beach happens to be open for business on June 1 its patrons can count on things staying that way for another whole year. more »»

Clean-water activist eyes Sanibel Causeway for next protest

December 2, 2015 His 60-day presence on the Matanzas Bridge ended Nov. 8, and now clean-water activist John G. Heim has his sights set on another bridge. more »»

The 'season' is upon us, bringing energy, dollars and more traffic

December 2, 2015 December is here and that means the arrival of the snowbirds and the tourists. more »»

Bigger, better back yard coming to Yucatan

December 2, 2015 ’Tis the season for all things festive, so the timing of the backyard transformation that’s underway at the Yucatan Beach Stand is perfect as far as owner Tom Kolar is concerned. more »»

Newcomers to boat parade excited to impress

December 2, 2015 For the last three years, Tracie Moore and Denis Karda watched the annual holiday boat parade from the shoreline and wondered how they could match the beauty and grandeur they so enjoyed. more »»

Opening weekend Sandsculpting winners announced

November 23, 2015 The 29th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship, presented by the Seminole Casino Hotel, has announced the winners from the opening weekend solo division competition The winners from the... more »»

Residents angered over torn-down dock

November 18, 2015 Angry residents packed the council chambers at Town Hall on Monday night to express their dismay over the Coconut Drive area dock being condemned, then removed within a three-week period without ... more »»

Town Council discusses beach furniture plan

November 18, 2015 A proposed ordinance that would set standards for furniture rentals would also have to strike a balance between resorts and those who live in condos, while dealing with those who may not have the... more »»

Developer’s plan could forever change Beach

November 5, 2015 Looking at it from Matanzas Pass Bridge, Fort Myers Beach is a bustling, but quaint little city along the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Turtle Post Season - Beach sea reptiles end year on high/low note

November 5, 2015 Sea turtles appeared to really dig Fort Myers Beach this year, but end results were not as high-yielding as they should have been in the long run. more »»

Mound House ready for museum grand opening

November 5, 2015 The official opening of a Beach property that has been recognized as a significant archaeological and historic site by the State of Florida is set for next week. more »»

New Walmart store set to open off-island

November 5, 2015 One of the largest retail stores in the world is inching closer to opening in the once abandoned Summerlin Square property off of San Carlos Boulevar. more »»

Beach Farmer’s Market to begins

November 5, 2015 The 2015-16 Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market will offer fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods, plants and other items, beginning this Friday, Nov. 6. more »»

Beach looks to end temporary parking lots

November 5, 2015 If the Fort Myers Beach Town Council has its way, there may no longer be seasonal parking lots. more »»

Fees, amendments discussed

November 5, 2015 Councilmember Alan Mandel believes the town’s stormwater project is so important, it should be a separate question on the referendum ballot in March. more »»



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