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Tourism officials hear about water quality issues

August 27, 2014 A water quality information meeting for Fort Myers Beach tourism industry representatives was not designed for solution-seeking but rather resource-generating at Pink Shell Resort and Marina on... more »»

Mound Key still on Councilman radar

August 27, 2014 One Town of Fort Myers Beach official is still pushing for Town annexation of an island that is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted... more »»

FRIGID FUNDRAISING: ALS ice bucket challenges douse Beach

August 27, 2014 Fort Myers Beach residents and business personnel are joining other Southwest Floridians and the nation for that matter in getting into the chilly spirit of a good cause. more »»

Bay Oaks looks to host craft beer festival

August 27, 2014 Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks & Recreation officials recently received the go ahead to pursue a fundraising idea that would benefit the Town recreational center's teen, youth and senior programs. more »»

Former Beach businessman opens 4th 'Beef' franchise

August 27, 2014 Peter Ennis, former owner of Beach-based restaurants Backwater's and Taco Caliente back in the 1990s, has become quite the business enterprising individual in Southwest Florida. more »»

Pets of the week

August 24, 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 »»

Pets of the week

August 22, 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 »»

Rep. Rodrigues provides report to Council

August 20, 2014 Florida Rep. Ray Rodrigues has been visiting municipalities in Dist. 76 to offer services and give brief summaries of past state sessions. more »»

Town officials to decide on lightning detection

August 20, 2014 Less than one month after a lightning storm fatality occurred along the beachfront on Estero Island, a Town of Fort Myers Beach advisory board continued ongoing discussions about the viability of a... more »»

STATE OF RIVERS: Water quality still an issue going forward

August 20, 2014 It's been just more than one year since high flow regulatory discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie River began a debate about water management practice. more »»

Council works on Town preliminary budget

August 20, 2014 Estimated budget numbers for the 2014-15 fiscal year are getting closer to becoming reality. more »»

Early voting under way

August 19, 2014 Voters looking to beat possible Election Day lines got an early opportunity Saturday with the start of early voting. Early voting for the Aug. more »»

Dangers of bacteria in local waters exaggerated

August 13, 2014 REQUEST FOR QUOTE OUT WITH #3 PIC FOR FRONT “It's disappointing that media hype about a naturally occurring bacteria that hasn't changed in our environment is causing people to vacation elsewhere. more »»

Wal-Mart close to finalizing permits

August 13, 2014 One of the largest retail stores in the world is inching closer to moving into the abandoned Summerlin Square property off of San Carlos Blvd. more »»

TEN YEARS GONE: Hurricane Charley recalled on anniversary date

August 13, 2014 Ten years ago today, one of the most catastrophic storm events to hit Southwest Florida impacted Fort Myers Beach and those who lived or worked on it. On Aug. more »»

Spirit of '45 events pay tribute to WWII veterans

August 13, 2014 During two celebrations Sunday, World War II veterans and their families were honored in an annual day of nationally recognized remembrance to remind America of “the values and accomplishments of... more »»

Grouper Grapple benefit to cast lines Saturday

August 13, 2014 The second annual Grouper Grapple will again involve local businesses and military fundraising efforts this Saturday, Aug. 16. more »»

Beach Kiwanian celebrates centenarian status

August 13, 2014 Volunteer extraordinaire Marty Rowe devotes his post-career life to philanthropic endeavors and an occasional piece of cake. more »»

Health department: Dangers of bacteria in local waters exaggerated

August 7, 2014 A naturally occurring bacteria in warm saltwater and brackish water environments is causing a scare to some beach goers across Southwest Florida. more »»

Should beachfronts have lightning detection?

August 6, 2014 A healthy debate surrounding the necessity versus inessential need for lightning monitoring systems on beachfronts will be topics of discussion in the near future for local government agencies. more »»



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