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Celebration of Life for island friend Scott LaMothe Sunday, June 25

June 15, 2017 Shortly after leaving the Dale Owens musical benefit at Valerie's Lounge last Sunday, island friend Scott LaMothe was involved in a rollover crash after he lost control of his SUV, later succumbing... more »»

Segment 1: it's working

June 14, 2017 Some Town of Fort Myers Beach residents have been skeptical from the beginning about the plausibility of the center lane storm drain on Estero Boulevard. more »»

Say goodbye, plastic straws

June 14, 2017 Fort Myers Beach snowbird Eddie Foster stood behind the podium in Town Council Chambers for countless times, repeating and reminding the council members of the detrimental effects of plastics in the... more »»

Mound House quizzes Chamber membership

June 14, 2017 Mound House Director Alison Giesen spoke to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce for the second time in a year Thursday, updating members about the goings-on at the island’s historical site. more »»

Q&A with Principal Jeffrey Dobbins

June 14, 2017 Jeffrey Dobbins took the helm as principal of the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School last year after former long-time principal Larry Wood retired. more »»

06.14.2017 Community Corner

June 14, 2017 06.14.2017 Community Corner   Through Your Eyes: Christine Anderson Fort Myers resident Christine Anderson captured a gorgeous sunset at the pier following several days of stormy weather. more »»

Bay Oaks seeks Fourth of July volunteers

June 14, 2017 Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the Town of Fort Myers Beach has fun activities planned. The town's annual Fourth of July parade will commence at 10 a.m. more »»

Lee County School District earns gold from Florida Healthy School District Award

June 14, 2017 Florida’s Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) along with Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and Florida Association of District School Superintendents –... more »»

Battle on the Blueway canceled

June 14, 2017 The third annual Battle on the Blueway returned to Fort Myers Beach on June 10 but was ultimately canceled at 11 a.m. after two hours of lightning delays. more »»

Lee County reconsiders Bay Oaks Recreation Campus ownership

June 8, 2017 Editor's Note: This story was first published June 8 and has been updated to include more information, which was published in the June 14 issue of the Observe. more »»

Paddlers, prepare: Battle on the Blueway set for Saturday

June 7, 2017 Kayakers, surf skiers and standup paddleboarders will all have the chance to race for the finish. more »»

Big Carlos Pass dredging begins

June 7, 2017 The southern tip of Estero Island has a mysterious vessel floating offshore: a long rig with strange equipment. more »»

Do not disturb

June 7, 2017 Fort Myers Beach is home to one of the two largest shorebird nesting colonies in the entire state of Florida. more »»

Bookin' it

June 7, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Elementary students placed third out of 43 elementary schools in the Lee County District Book Battle Competition on Friday, May 19. more »»

52nd Summerset Regatta selects local artist for official artwork

June 7, 2017 A Cape Coral artist's work has been selected as the official artwork of the 2017 Summerset Regatta. more »»

06.07.2017 Community Corner

June 7, 2017 06.07.2017 Community Corner   Through Your Eyes: Lisa March Lisa March of Massachusetts snapped a photo of this cool dude while she was in downtown Fort Myers. more »»

Mayor Boback accused of road rage encounter

June 6, 2017 A West Palm Beach man says that Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dennis Boback tried to run him over and screamed at him out his car window on May 28. more »»

Town Council defines the town’s “main thing”

June 6, 2017 The mission statement of an organization defines why it exists. more »»

Mound House to host Florida-friendly landscape workshop

June 1, 2017 Using Florida-friendly landscaping in your yard or garden can help both you and the local environment. more »»

Hercules, Coconut keen on pier plans

May 31, 2017 Many residents have been missing their old neighborhood docks, but the new plans drawn up by Fort Myers Beach Town Staff gave some hope. more »»



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