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A salute, or better yet a big hug, goes out to Huggy

May 24, 2016 Edward “Huggy” Ellyatt calls himself a flag nut. He owns a pair of 4-foot by 6-foot star-spangled banners that he'll roll out on holidays, one going over his balcony and one displayed on his porch. more »»

New focus group meets to discuss Times Square Resorts

May 20, 2016 Developer Tom Torgerson received his first dose of feedback Wednesday during a three-hour meeting with a small focus group he has assembled. more »»

Town hasn't paid $3.2 million in vendor bills over past 6 months

May 20, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach has not paid the vendors working on its water rehabilitation project for nearly six months, creating an accounts payable scenario of $3.2 million. more »»

Let's luau

May 18, 2016 The Lani Kai — it's not just for tourists anymore. more »»

Community spotlight: Jan Bauer

May 18, 2016 Q: You are a manager and stylist at Twisted Scissors, a unisex hair salon located behind Hooters. Last week you celebrated your 12-year anniversary at the salon. more »»

Thefts of beach bags hit beach hard

May 18, 2016 On Sunday, five separate thefts of beach bags off Fort Myers Beach were reported to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. more »»

Seeking compensation for BP spill, local men charged with fraud

May 17, 2016 Two Fort Myers Beach men who claimed they were boat captains during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and thus entitled to compensation have been charged with fraud-related offenses. more »»

Coconut Drive residents enter the dock debate

May 17, 2016 The residents of Hercules Drive aren’t giving up on having their dock replaced, and now their neighbors on Coconut Drive are following suit. more »»

Cape Coral mayor doesn't like Gore's 'tone'

May 17, 2016 Coming to the defense of Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki scolded Fort Myers Beach Town Council member Tracey Gore during a workshop Monday before leaving the room. more »»

Community spotlight: Barb Lacombe

May 17, 2016 Q: You own and operate Maid in the Sun. more »»

Endangered hammerhead dies shortly after photos taken

May 13, 2016 How a hammerhead shark was handled by a woman who caught it while fishing on Fort Myers Beach has stirred up some controvers. more »»

New name of 'Times Square Resorts' comes to light as Torgerson goes forward

May 11, 2016 For developer Tom Torgerson, part of a fresh start is coming in the form of a fresh name. more »»

Bay swimmer creates large search, found later at bar

May 10, 2016 A large number of resources were utilized Friday night in an effort to find a 23-year-old man who jumped off the fishing pier below the Sky Bridge and swam out of sight into the Matanzas Bay. more »»

Bay Oaks board dissects situation with first of several ‘snapshot’ reports

May 9, 2016 In order to gauge how to move forward with the floundering Bay Oaks Recreation Campus, which Fort Myers Beach inherited from Lee County in 2009, its advisors on Thursday did a little looking back in... more »»

On the move

May 6, 2016 Now that was one fast expansion. more »»

Can Bay Oaks become its own taxing district?

May 5, 2016 Aware that the Bay Oaks Recreation Campus has been a burden on the town’s budget since it took ownership of it in 2009, Dave Anderson has dropped a bombshell of an idea in suggesting it become its... more »»

Town gets the straight scoop on TDC criteria

May 4, 2016 Unless it’s a substantial public park, with plenty of room for parking, you can mostly forget about receiving Lee County bed-tax dollars to support a shoreline or beachfront project. more »»

Thinking pink, dealership's mascot stands out

May 4, 2016 If you appreciate the phrase “It's hard to avoid the elephant in the room,” you'll agree it's even harder to avoid an elephant on the roof. Especially if it's pink. more »»

Community spotlight: Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli

May 4, 2016 Q: You are a guide for the free beach tour each Tuesday at 9 a.m. out of Newton Park, which is organized through the Mound House. And you are from Minneapolis. more »»

The big yum

May 1, 2016 The heat was intense and the smoke was dense. more »»

 
 

 

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