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Grandview development gains approval for guest suites, eyes construction

January 15, 2020 With the final approval of the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council this week, the Grandview at Bay Beach high-rise condominium development is ready to take off. more »»

SOB’s doesn’t shy away from flavor

January 15, 2020 When Smokin' Oyster Brewery chef Reid Freeman captured the Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club's competitive chili cook-off contest for the second year in a row in December, you had to take notice. more »»

Matanzas on the Bay stays on the mark

January 1, 2020 Owning a business for 35 years is a rare feat. To make it in the restaurant business that long is particularly toug. more »»

Jungle Golf provides escape in the wild

December 11, 2019 Since 1978, Jungle Golf has been providing waterfalls, elephants, zebras and giraffes as a backdrop for families to play miniature golf. more »»

HEX hears from opponents of Eden Oak project

December 11, 2019 The Lee County Hearing Examiner on Dec. more »»

LaMotta’s brings New York pizza to you

December 4, 2019 There is a shirt for sale at LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria on San Carlos Boulevard imploring you not to go to New York for pizza, to head to LaMotta’s. more »»

The stuff that dreams are made of

December 4, 2019 Near the end of “The Maltese Falcon,” Humphrey Bogart’s character is asked by Ward Bond about the falcon. “The stuff that dreams are made of,” Bogart replies. more »»

Finding the right brand for Fort Myers Beach

November 27, 2019 One of the operative words in business today revolves around the term “branding. more »»

Fresh Catch Bistro knows how to keep customers happy

November 27, 2019 For the last three years, Fresh Catch Bistro has been cleaning up at the Fort Myers Beach Observer readers poll awards. more »»

33rd Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship announces winners from Master Solo Division Competition

November 27, 2019 The 33rd Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship presented by the Seminole Casino Hotel has announced the winners from the opening weekend solo division competition The winners from the Master... more »»

New look at Charley’s Boat House Grill & Wine Bar

November 20, 2019 After 45 years in town, a Fort Myers Beach institution has added a wine bar and a lot more as part of extensive renovations including a new name as Charley's Boat House Grill & Wine Bar. more »»

Farmers markets integral part of life for local merchants

November 13, 2019 The Santini Farmers Market and Beach Baptist Farmers Market are not just sideshows for vendors looking to unload some goods to help pay the bills. more »»

New parking app in the works for Fort Myers Beach

November 13, 2019 Parking in Fort Myers Beach can be tricky, particularly during the busy tourism season but also during the off-season. more »»

Taste of Freedom Gala brings awareness to human trafficking

November 7, 2019 The theme of the night was “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” as the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking held a gala to bring awareness to a dark subject at the Fort Myers... more »»

Ostego Bay Foundation celebrates 28 years

October 30, 2019 The Ostego Bay Foundation was founded in 1990-1991 as a non-profit for the purpose of wanting to build a Marine Science Center. more »»

Wave of Vitality offers healthy shakes and teas

October 23, 2019 Filiz McNamara purchased Wave of Vitality early this summer because she wanted to help members of the community understand their health and have some tastier, healthier alternatives. more »»

Christians for SWFL partner with national organization to abolish medical debt

October 23, 2019 After stumbling across a nonprofit organization that was making headlines, one group of Christians decided to investigate further, which recently turned into abolishing medical debt for more than... more »»

Looking for a job? CareerSource to hold Fall Hiring Event

October 16, 2019 Those seeking jobs, looking for a career change, or would like to see what the Southwest Florida community has to offer are invited to the CareerSource Southwest Florida Fall Hiring Event at the... more »»

Chocolattes finds home on San Carlos Boulevard

October 9, 2019 Some may remember Chocolattes Coffee & Roasting in many of the hospitals in the area. more »»



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