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Market looks to be on its last legs

March 14, 2016 In November, the town’s farmers market fled the north-island construction for a new home in the parking lot of Bay Oaks Recreation Center. more »»

Nothing shrimpy about it

March 14, 2016 Having just recently moved from Minneapolis to Fort Myers Beach, Johnny Klein had heard plenty about Shrimp Festival. But when he came out at 7 a.m. more »»

Can flights avoid flying over Estero Island in the future?

March 14, 2016 Council member Rexann Hosafros has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to find a way to have airliners avoid twice flying over Estero Island and out over the Gulf of Mexico... more »»

St. Patrick's Day Parade is March 17

March 14, 2016 The 18th annual town of Fort Myers Beach Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held March 17 between Santini Marina Plaza and the Church of the Ascension. more »»

Escalators, two-way Fifth Street among Grand Resorts adjustments

March 9, 2016 A few weeks after a resident complained that Grand Resorts' proposed layout would cause him to take an elevator or staircase to get through the complex, developer Tom Torgerson has announced that ne... more »»

Stormwater fee provides little immediate help, public works director reports

March 9, 2016 The town hasn't collected any of the new stormwater utility fee it enacted last month, but it wanted a glimpse of what it can count on when the money comes in beginning next month. more »»

Community Spotlight: Alan Mandel

March 9, 2016 Q: The result of term limits, this week you wrapped up six years on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council, which included a stint as mayor. more »»

Pierside gets approval for outdoor tables

March 8, 2016 Despite objections from some residents who fear Times Square is getting too crowded, the Pierside Grill was given the green light by unanimous vote Monday to set up 10 outdoor tables adjacent to its... more »»

School Street rentals now a bed and breakfast

March 8, 2016 Two years ago, a couple of dilapidated School Street buildings that stood in the shadow of the town’s community center and elementary school were frequent destinations for law enforcemen. more »»

Torgerson asks the big question

March 8, 2016 Tom Torgerson finally did it — he asked the seven candidates for Town Council if they supported him. more »»

Festival to bring much-needed fun and relaxation

March 8, 2016 The time is right for a little escape from reality. Needing a deep breath and a pat on the back, Fort Myers Beach this coming weekend will get to toast all things wonderful about life here. more »»

Disabled voters will have access to new machines this year

March 8, 2016 Voters with a disability will benefit from new technology that's making its debut this election season. ExpressVote is now available at all Lee County polling places. more »»

It's decision time

March 8, 2016 In the town's 20 years, has there been an election of such importance? It's a fair question in many minds, as Fort Myers Beach sits in the crosshairs of a developer who wants to create a three-hotel... more »»

Special project coordinator named

March 8, 2016 The firm to represent Fort Myers Beach’s need for a special projects coordinator is Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, it was announced Monday. The Nov. more »»

Town to purchase new parking meters

March 8, 2016 The company that allowed Fort Myers Beach to use its parking meters on a trial basis starting last October wants the town to pony up. more »»

Community spotlight: Mary Beth Fletcher

March 2, 2016 Q: You are a longtime beach resident, living on Bay Mar Drive. Share some of your history. A: “I am originally from Orlando, but my family moved to the beach in 1987, so it’s close to a lifetim. more »»

From cottages to castles

March 1, 2016 The dream of a water view in Florida is rabid for many, and Katie Brady knows that. more »»

Local water woes bring Nelson, Clawson on site

February 27, 2016 Just five days ago, three Lee County mayors were in Washington, D.C., to express their concerns about the polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee that arrive locally via the Caloosahatchee Rive. more »»

Picking the brains of the candidates, forum covers many topics

February 25, 2016 The candidates for Fort Myers Beach Town Council were in the spotlight Wednesday, answering questions both from board members of the local chamber of commerce,and the audience during a televised... more »»

Council candidates express their views

February 24, 2016 Campaign signs are popping up around town and everyone here seems to hail from Indiana. It must mean March is fast approaching, and with that there's often a local election. more »»



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