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Outstanding Citizen Award nominations due Feb. 1

December 15, 2015 In attempt to consolidate the various recognitions it doles out, Fort Myers Beach is going with one annual Outstanding Citizen Award beginning this year. more »»

Stormwater fees will have to wait, issue gets murkier in the interim

December 12, 2015 Residents are off the hook at least for now for an average monthly utility fee of $26.50 added to their water bill. It would help offset $1. more »»

New pavement, crosswalks, lighting could be up next for Times Square

December 12, 2015 It may not be a total facelift, but Scott Baker would at least like to bring some cosmetic touch-ups to Times Square. The estimated cost is $750,000. more »»

Seasonal parking lots get one more year

December 10, 2015 The few on Fort Myers Beach who operate seasonal parking lots have until Oct. 1 to become permanent lots or not exist at all. more »»

Shaky for Santas, but perfect for paraders

December 9, 2015 Ted Schindler is a proud and accomplished veteran skipper — so much so, his vessel was designated to lead Saturday’s installment of the annual Greater Fort Myers Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Boa... more »»

FPL accidentally gives town $450,000, wants it back

December 9, 2015 Local residents are beginning to see credits from Florida Power & Light (FPL) on their monthly bills for overcharges — anything from a cent to $1. more »»

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 »»



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