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Leap of Faith program helps to feed hungry

December 3, 2014 A church-sponsored mission is helping to feed those in need on Fort Myers Beach. The Leap of Faith After School Program at St. more »»

American Sand Sculpting Championship closes Wednesday, reopens Thursday

November 26, 2014 The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship, the largest sand sculpting competition in the state of Florida, will be closed today as organizers look to reset and restore the event site due... more »»

Water storage project to help estuaries

November 26, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florida. more »»

CHECKMATE: Canadian captures American Sand Sculpting solos

November 26, 2014 Canadian Master Sculptor Abe Waterman utilized one of the world's most popular games in capturing the solo division of the 2014 American Sand Sculpting Championships at Wyndham Garden Hotel on... more »»

Museum director speaks on Mound House

November 26, 2014 Mound House museum director Alison Giesen appears to be a perfect fit to forge a new era at the 2.8-acre historic property at the end of Connecticut Street and into a full opening in the 2015 year. more »»

CRA agreement questionable for downtown

November 25, 2014 The question related to the feasibility of setting up a dependent special district within the downtown region of Estero Island to see if any future increases in property values can be set aside to... more »»

Pets of the week

November 23, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Council amends outdoor display ordinance

November 19, 2014 It has been more than 1-1/2 years since a Town code enforcement sweep of businesses with outdoor display of merchandise within the downtown zoning district revealed many merchants did not have... more »»

Beach furniture codes need attention

November 19, 2014 Regulation decisions regarding another set of beach vendors are on the table. more »»

RED TIDE: Natural bloom not an issue on Beach

November 19, 2014 Reports of a red tide bloom off the coast of Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area are not as bad as one might understand. more »»

Downtown ad hoc committee begins work

November 19, 2014 An ad hoc committee for matters relating to the downtown zoning district of Fort Myers Beach formalized during an organizational meeting Thursday and began to look into community redevelopment... more »»

Old “Reef” could be new Bay Oaks entrance

November 19, 2014 A lack of visibility and accessibility of a well-liked recreational campus has led Town officials to look more seriously into a proposal to purchase Estero Boulevard property for increased... more »»

Charter committee reviews debt policies

November 19, 2014 Six more articles from the Town of Fort Myers Beach charter —with emphasis on one particular one—received an overall evaluation from the appointed Charter Review Committee last week. more »»

CROW has positive effect on Beach wildlife

November 19, 2014 Two doctors associated with an important element to tie tourism and environment together spoke about the benefits of their long-time organization at the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce... more »»

Town to replace parking meters

November 19, 2014 Parking meters and parking pay stations on Fort Myers Beach will be revised and more user friendly in the near future. more »»

Town CDD sees increase in permits/staff

November 12, 2014 A depleted community development department for the Town of Fort Myers Beach —one that has been feeling the effects of a recent record increase in permit activity— is getting some immediate,... more »»

New look Beach Fire Board to meet Tuesday

November 12, 2014 The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District will have a “new face” and a returning veteran on its board of fire commissioners when the fire board meets next on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. more »»

PAINT THE BEACH: Week-long Art event makes impression

November 12, 2014 While it may be celebrating its wooden anniversary, it is still about oil, pastels, water colors and other painting mediums for the fifth annual “Paint the Beach…Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats,” plein... more »»

MRTF, Council hold meeting on activity

November 12, 2014 Another Town of Fort Myers Beach advisory board sat down with Council members to review its goals and objectives recently. more »»

Bay Oaks to host craft beer festival Saturday

November 12, 2014 A planned benefit craft beer festival at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus is coming to fruition this Saturday. more »»



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