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Chicago tribute gets local film festival off to rocking start

April 20, 2016 Tom and Martie Schultz saw their beloved music group Chicago last fall in San Diego. On New Year's Eve, when the band played in its hometown, it was a no-brainer that they were there. more »»

July 4 parade gets the OK

April 19, 2016 Fort Myers Beach is known for some grandiose parade floats. However, for this year’s Fourth of July festivities the residents’ creativity will be tested in the form of having to scale things back. more »»

Deck on Delmar ‘pathetic’

April 19, 2016 Even when the answer is all right, things seem to go all wrong when it comes to Fort Myers Beach projects involving bed-tax dollars coming from the count. more »»

BASE team to try hand at code enforcement

April 19, 2016 He has Town Council approval to hire a second code-enforcement officer, and the position is budgeted, but Don Stilwell has decided to go with some cross training instead. more »»

Community spotlight: Corri Francisco

April 19, 2016 Q: The springtime outing on Fort Myers Beach for the Great American Cleanup is Saturday, and you are a longtime volunteer for this event. more »»

Surfing gator surprises beach goers

April 15, 2016 Ron and Jan Fleming hit the beach each and every day, so they see the variety of wildlife the Gulf of Mexico can bring. But an alligator? “That was a first for us,” said Jan Flemin. more »»

Sea turtle nesting season nears, residents asked to cooperate

April 15, 2016 The sea turtle nesting season begins May 1, running through Oct. 3. more »»

Anderson goes after county seat

April 14, 2016 Describing the response of Lee County Commissioners to Lake Okeechobee discharges as “nothing more than the sound of crickets,” Dick Anderson announced Wednesday that he will be running for the seat... more »»

Community spotlight: Bobby Armando Mimmo

April 13, 2016 Q: You operate Armando's Day Spa at 2101 Estero Blvd., offering massage and physiotherapy. Tell us how you got involved in this fiel. more »»

Current Grand Resorts concept falls to the wayside

April 12, 2016 It's back to the drawing board for Tom Torgerson, who on Tuesday said he is pulling the plug on his intent to file an application with the town for the construction of the current form of his $250... more »»

Could a concert stage bring TDC dollars to Times Square?

April 8, 2016 Fort Myers Beach has about $1.2 million hanging out there in open purchase orders through Lee County's Tourist Development Council (TDC). more »»

Referring to rumors about ex-mayor, Boback pushes for lobby law

April 8, 2016 Stating that before recently being elected he heard rumors about “behind-the-scenes” meetings between the former mayor and a developer, Dennis Boback suggested on April 4 that the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

New lease on life for Bay Oaks advisors

April 8, 2016 Feeling finally empowered and in the know, the Bay Oaks Recreation Center Advisory Board (BORCAB) left Town Hall on Thursday optimistic about better communication regarding the future of a troubled... more »»

Community spotlight: Pablo Felin

April 6, 2016 Q: You are the chef at Fresh Catch Bistro. more »»

Town could lose up to $200,000 due to referendum result

April 5, 2016 Residents here voted just a couple of weeks ago, but it looks like they’ll be filling out ballots again as soon as possible. more »»

Town looks for stronger code enforcement

April 5, 2016 When it comes to code enforcement, Fort Myers Beach is looking to put some bite where its bark is. more »»

Parade route for Fourth of July a hazard

April 5, 2016 Making way for last month’s Shrimp Festival Parade to stay on its standard route wasn’t so hard for construction personnel — mostly, equipment was moved and the request was made to not throw beads... more »»

A campus at a crossroads

March 30, 2016 “Is Bay Oaks ending?” Cutting to the chase, that's what Fort Myers Beach Town Council member Summer Stockton asked out loud during a March 7 council meeting. more »»

Armed thief flees quickly from attempted 7-11 heist

March 30, 2016 A man brandished a gun at the Driftwood 7-11 on Tuesday night, asking for mone. more »»

Community spotlight: Larry West

March 30, 2016 Q: You operate Beach Locksmith. Tell us how you got involved in this business? A: “In 1978 I was 19 and a driller on an oil rig in Oklahoma. more »»

 
 

 

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