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Council hearings: two denied, two approved

November 5, 2014 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council was busy addressing variances, amendments and settlements within the scope of policy decisions Monday evening. more »»

BEACH KIDS: New foundation strictly raises funds for children

November 5, 2014 There is a new organization on Fort Myers Beach —one totally devoted to the island's children. more »»

Bay Oaks to rebid gym floor replacement

November 5, 2014 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council was expected to address a gym floor replacement plan at Bay Oaks Recreational Center last Monday, but approval for that capital improvement project will have to... more »»

Sea turtle season ends/ education doesn't

November 5, 2014 As our human “snowbirds” return to Estero Island, another species of part-time residents are making their way further south. The 2014 sea turtle season has come to an end. more »»

Pets of the week

November 2, 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 »»

Four-year terms for Council under review

October 29, 2014 An increase in terms for Town of Fort Myers Beach elected officials could become reality if the issue is called for a referendum and passes via a public vot. more »»

Skepticism surrounds Mound House pier approval

October 29, 2014 The property project that houses Estero Island’s oldest standing structure and is owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach has moved one step closer to becoming a fully functional and significant... more »»

AMENDMENT 1: Water quality protection and more sought

October 29, 2014 With Election Day this Tuesday, a voter decision on one proposed U.S. constitutional amendment for Florida could weigh heavy on our local waterway. more »»

Fish Monger reopens under new business owners

October 29, 2014 A long-standing restaurant on San Carlos Island has re-opened with a fresh new look and expanded operational hours under new business owners. more »»

Preserve hosts exercise for school students

October 29, 2014 Beach Elementary fourth and fifth graders experienced being part of the “web of life” last week when they participated in a dual activity within Matanzas Pass Preserve. more »»

Pets of the week

October 26, 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 adopts water sports code amendments

October 22, 2014 Regulations on water sports within the Town of Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code have been updated now that amendments were finalized during a second and final hearing to adopt the changes to... more »»

Outdoor display code ready for hearings

October 22, 2014 The delicate balance of keeping Fort Myers Beach “funky” while protecting the character of the community by not allowing a “flea market effect” has been one of the tasks of Town leaders. more »»

GREEK PLEDGE: Lani Kai to donate $100,000 to off-island church

October 22, 2014 Lani Kai Beach Resort recently made a $100,000 donation pledge to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Myers. The money will go towards a newly constructed Sunday School building. more »»

Downtown ad hoc group to be formed Nov. 3

October 22, 2014 Five community members are still on the radar to be appointed to serve on an ad hoc committee for issues relating to the downtown zoning district of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

HAIL YALE: 62-year college reunion drought ends

October 22, 2014 Former Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dan Hughes received a long-time-coming visit from two former colleagues during five days this past week. more »»

Council approves craft beer festival

October 22, 2014 A fundraising idea that would benefit the Town Park & Recreation Department's teen, youth and senior programs has been approved. more »»

Early voting opened Monday

October 22, 2014 With less than two weeks before the General Election on Nov. 4, early voting is set to begin on a variety of area races and referendums. more »»

ELECTION 2014: Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board

October 21, 2014 ------ On Estero Island, there are two races on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4, pitting four candidates vying for two seats on the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board of Fire Commissioners. more »»

Ad-hoc group to form for downtown district

October 9, 2014 The yet-to-be-developed “strategically important” property at the foot of Fort Myers Beach that has been in a holding pattern since Lee County purchased it 4-1/2 years ago is back on the radar for... more »»



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