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Cereceda discusses Beach’s beginnings at Chamber lunch

May 16, 2018 Town council member Anita Cereceda has been involved in the town of Fort Myers Beach since its incorporation, including being the town’s first mayor. more »»

23rd Annual Taste of the Beach a local affair

May 9, 2018 The votes were in — 474 to be precise — and a small crowd waited on Old San Carlos Boulevard for the news. A cheer went up as announcer Jo List declared the winner: Nervous Nellie’s. more »»

Working with wind

May 2, 2018 Jim Walker has been a radar engineer. He’s been a sailing captain. And now, he’s an inventor. more »»

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

April 18, 2018 Time to break out those taste buds. more »»

End of another era

April 11, 2018 In 1996, the WinnDixie closed its doors and took down its signs at 2545 Estero Boulvard. more »»

MoJoe's moves in

April 4, 2018 Diners have a new option on San Carlos Island — for the first time in years. more »»

After Hours with a view

March 21, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce held its March After Hours social event with a one-of-a-kind scene. more »»

Times Square's new info booth open for business

February 14, 2018 It's been a journey for George Freeland to open his moveable visitors information center in Times Square. more »»

We're sorry, our print edition today is incomplete

January 31, 2018 Due to a press-related issue, four pages of today's Fort Myers Beach Observer/Bulletin are missing from our print edition. more »»

Kick back at MoJoe's Coffee Bar

January 10, 2018 The coffee shop at 1740 Estero has a new owner and a new look. Brian Lavey opened MoJoe's Coffee Bar in the late fall, serving up a full menu of coffee favorites, breakfast and lunch. more »»

Polar Bear Dip draws hundreds

January 10, 2018 Florida “polar” temperatures and a cloudy day didn't stop hundreds from making the plunge. more »»

Santini Farmers Market to return to south end

December 20, 2017 South-end islanders will once again be able buy fresh produce and other goods in Santini Marina Plaza. more »»

Lani Kai hosts breakfast for law enforcement appreciation

December 20, 2017 Lani Kai Island Resort owner Bob Conidaris and its staff hosted its annual breakfast for the Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies and volunteer staff Wednesday morning atop its Island View restaurant. more »»

Cereceda opens new shop in Santini Plaza

December 13, 2017 Council member and entrepreneur Anita Cereceda is now managing three stores. She opened up her newest, The Islander, Dec. 5. Why? Because her mother told her to. “Pier Peddler is my father's store. more »»

Al Durrett opens new Fish-Tale restaurant

December 6, 2017 Local neighbors and curious islanders have been peeking behind Santini Marina Plaza for months in anticipation. more »»

Salty Sam's opens shrimp-centric restaurant

December 6, 2017 A former shrimp packing house is getting a little taste of its original purpose. Salty Sam's Marina opened The Original Shrimp Dock restaurant in November. more »»

New restaurants approved for Old San Carlos

November 29, 2017 Old San Carlos will soon be getting some new menus in the restaurant scen. more »»

Bed tax numbers remain strong for 2017 fiscal year

November 29, 2017 Despite the water quality crisis of spring 2016, this year's tourism tax revenues are holding steady. more »»

Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday

November 22, 2017 Black Friday is the deals-crazy shopping day after Thanksgiving. But Small Business Saturday celebrates mom-and-pop, locally owned shops — many of which call Fort Myers Beach home. more »»

Fresh on Fort Myers Beach

November 15, 2017 Visitors and residents near Old San Carlos have a new venue to pick up produce and homemade goods. more »»

 
 

 

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