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UDPATE: Woman dead after officer-involved shooting on Fort Myers Beach

August 31, 2017 UPDATE: This story is being updated with new information. Debi Lynn Thorkelson, 54, died from injuries sustained during an altercation with the Lee County Sherriff's Office Thursday. At 5:16 p.m. more »»

Canal dredging interest gets revitalized

August 30, 2017 Dave Parilla has been trying for years to fix a problem for Fort Myers Beach: the slow and steady shallowing of the island's canal. more »»

There’s plenty of places on Fort Myers Beach to watch your favorite team this season

August 30, 2017 Don’t be sad that you can’t afford the tickets or just can’t make it to the stadiums. more »»

Council gets first look at short term rental update

August 30, 2017 Concerned business owners and residents dotted the Fort Myers Beach town council chambers as the council members dug into a review of the short term rental ordinanc. more »»

Talking traffic

August 30, 2017 Has there ever been a time when in-season traffic hasn't been the bemoaned issue of Fort Myers Beach? Traffic issues was one of the top concerns for council members when they first met with strategi... more »»

EITA wants council to slow down on short term rental revisions

August 30, 2017 The Estero Island Taxpayers Association (EITA) has been on a summer hiatus, but Director Beverly Milligan called a special meeting Monday. more »»

From the deluge

August 30, 2017 Most of Fort Myers Beach residents were stuck indoors this weekend as they outermost bands of Hurricane Harvey swept over Southwest Florida. more »»

08.30.2017 Island Opportunities

August 30, 2017 08.30.2017 Island Opportunities When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

Nipping dispensaries in the bud

August 23, 2017 Amendment 2 passed almost a year ago by a majority of Florida voters, approving the use of medical marijuana in the stat. more »»

Island fun for you and your four-legged friends

August 23, 2017 The summer is almost behind us, where did it go? Before it’s gone, make the time for you and your dog to get out together and start enjoying some paw time around Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Town manager releases preliminary budget

August 23, 2017 The Town of Fort Myers Beach is gearing up for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget talks. Town Manager Roger Hernstadt released the preliminary budget to the council on Monda. more »»

Florida's rampant with nonnative reptiles

August 23, 2017 Which of the reptiles pictured here is considered a non-native or invasive species to Florida? It was a trick: all three are just a few examples of exotic animals who now call southwest Florida thei... more »»

Fishing for a Cure tournament accepting teams, sponsorships

August 23, 2017 Skanska Gates and Pink Shell Marina are once again partnering up for an annual fishing tournament to fundraise for the Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center. more »»

08.23.2017 Island Opportunities

August 23, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

08.23.2017 Community Corner

August 23, 2017 08.23.2017 Community Corner   Through Your Eyes: Kay Roberts Lannert Everyone's eyes were on the sky Monday. more »»

Staring at the syzygy

August 22, 2017 Syzygy: an astronomical term describing an event in which three celestial bodies are lined up with another. Use that word in your next game of Scrabble. more »»

Rooney talks flood insurance with Chamber

August 16, 2017 With reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set for Sept. more »»

Nickel Ride seeks Fort Myers Beach base

August 16, 2017 Visitors and residents might soon have a new way of getting around on the island. Nickel Ride, a venture owned by Judah Longgrear of Fort Myers, launched in downtown Fort Myers Aug. more »»

Creating connections

August 16, 2017 Former staff sergeant Darius Brown knows how to take a weekend-long litany of joke. more »»

Town of Fort Myers Beach to start new parking violation program

August 16, 2017 The Town of Fort Myers Beach will be implementing registration holds on anyone with three (3) outstanding parking violations or one (1) outstanding handicap violation in mid-August. more »»



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