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Punishing storm leaves island flooded

January 16, 2016 Just six days removed from a storm that caused high winds and damage, Fort Myers Beach was socked and soaked again Friday morning by torrential rains that left the island mostly under water. more »»

Former fire chief disputes non-renewal, files lawsuit

January 13, 2016 Darren White, the former Fort Myers Beach Fire District chief, has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract against the district and says he is still not certain why his contract wasn't renewed last... more »»

Our matriarch marches on

January 13, 2016 At 84, isn't keeping the old homestead going a bit of a burden for Fran Santini? “Well, I can't give it up now,” she said while sitting on the back deck of her Primo Drive house that's just three... more »»

Community Spotlight: Annette Stillson

January 12, 2016 Q: Like a good book, let's dive right in. What are your two favorite fiction books and why? Same with non-fictio. more »»

Stormwater fee surging toward vote

January 12, 2016 A monthly stormwater utility fee nows seems eminent, as Fort Myers Beach Town Council members appear to be down to deciding not if, but how much. A public hearing is set for Feb. more »»

New dock likely in store for Hercules Drive

January 12, 2016 Not only will residents of Hercules Drive likely be getting their beloved dock back, they'd be getting a shiny-new one at an estimated cost of $90,000. more »»

A great woman leaves a great legacy

January 12, 2016 Betty Goodacre, who graced the Fort Myers Beach area for 60 years with an unmatched devotion that culminated in being named 2015's Humanitarian of the Year, died Jan. 1 at the age of 88. more »»

Storm brings damage to small portion of island

January 11, 2016 Lois Smith isn’t certain what hit her house Saturday, but she knows it packed a punch. “I heard it was a waterspout,” she said, “but I didn’t see it. I just felt it. more »»

Grand Resorts forum is Thursday

January 10, 2016 Grand Resorts, which is proposing a major downtown redevelopment featuring four hotels, is hosting its second public presentation on Fort Myers Beach at 5:30 p.m. more »»

New fire chief on board

January 8, 2016 Matthew Love is the new fire chief of the Fort Myers Beach Fire District, accepting the offer Jan. 5 after the district's five board members voted unanimously for him. more »»

Festival parade route back on right track

January 8, 2016 Festival parade route back on right track Businesses were preparing to protest By John Morton jmorton@breezenewspapers. more »»

A stroke of serenity

January 6, 2016 It was about this time five years ago that Sissel Robertson dragged her kayak from Montana to Fort Myers Beach to start a busines. more »»


January 6, 2016 Q: You're a 78-year-old guy who always seems on the run, recently winning your age group in the annual Fort Myers Turkey Trot, with the 10K River Run over the local bridges coming up next. more »»

Body found in canal on Fort Myers Beach

January 5, 2016 A man was found dead around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in a canal between Beach Club Drive and Tropical Shores Way on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Ex-mayor tosses hat back in the ring

January 5, 2016 Dennis Boback is back on the campaign trail, hoping to join Fort Myers Beach’s Town Council after an eight-year hiatus from public servic. more »»

Chamber to take over Times Square info area

January 5, 2016 The high-traffic space in the heart of Times Square's pedestrian area will now be home to a booth run by the local chamber of commerce, beginning around Feb. more »»

Plenty to celebrate

January 5, 2016 The 20-year party commemorating the incorporation of Fort Myers Beach took the form of a reunion of sorts, as many of the original government leaders gathered in Timers Square on New Year’s Eve. more »»

Businesses rally to reinstate trolleys on New Year’s Eve

January 5, 2016 Fort Myers Beach averted a public relations disaster on New Year’s Eve, with John Lallo’s influence coming to the rescue. more »»

A dip in the drink that was easy to bear

January 5, 2016 It wasn’t so much a polar plunge as it was a Calgon moment. more »»

Grand Resorts talk to stop until consultant on board

January 5, 2016 As many as 10 local people have been approached by the town’s manager regarding Fort Myers Beach’s desire to hire a consultant to guide it through the upcoming Grand Resorts proposal. more »»



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