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Lee County led state in manatee deaths in 2019

January 22, 2020 Lee County led Florida in an unfortunate statistic in 2019 by a large margin: manatee deaths. more »»

 
 
 
Lovers Key boat show, market and seafood festival set for this weekend

January 22, 2020 Friends of Lovers Key President Richard Donnelly is hoping the weather cooperates to make the organization’s fifth annual boat show, market and seafood festival at Lovers Key State Park this weekend... more »»

Public restrooms split council

January 22, 2020 Adding more restrooms on Fort Myers Beach makes sense to a majority of the town council but figuring out where they should go is another story. more »»

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon set for Friday

January 22, 2020 A radiothon that focuses on helping and taking care of children will be held in Cape Coral this year to benefit the Barbara's Friends -- Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. more »»

Fort Myers Beach, home of the seahorse?

January 22, 2020 The branding project for the Town of Fort Myers Beach is starting to near the finish line. The town’s marketing consultants met with members of the public Jan. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery announces social – ‘Paint Around’ fundraiser for student scholarships

January 22, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Art Association will host a “Paint Around” Social at 5 p.m. Thursday, Ja. more »»

DeSantis unveils agreement to purchase wetlands in Everglades

January 22, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the largest wetland acquisition in a decade. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with Kanter Real Estate LL. more »»

Anchor disappears from Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

January 22, 2020 For 25 years, the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center has had two anchors dating back to at least the early 19th century, in front of its building on Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island. On Jan. more »»

Community puts putters to good use

January 22, 2020 For some on Fort Myers Beach, giving back to the community is a type of civic duty. more »»

Their field of dreams

January 22, 2020 It’s January in Florida and that means spring training is just around the corner. more »»

Sand artist drawings out of this world

January 22, 2020 If you have been hitting the beach the past few weeks you may noticed what may be considered elaborate crop circles or perhaps you thought they were treasure maps or signs from outer space. Fear not. more »»

Commissioners approve $3.99M purchase of vacant lots for fire station

January 15, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners has approved a contract brought forward by Chief Matthew Love to spend $3,992,000 on two vacant lots at 2545 and 2555 Estero Boulevard to build a ne... more »»

The return of the Chairman of the Board

January 15, 2020 Tony Sands has taken on one of the toughest assignments in show business. His job is to be Frank Sinatra and for the past 25 years he has been doing his best to deliver Ol' Blue Eyes to audiences. more »»

Town Council race will feature seven candidates

January 15, 2020 Then there were seven. The Town of Fort Myers Beach Town Council will have seven names on the ballot for three seats when voters go to the polls Tuesday, March 17. more »»

Twins to hold youth clinics across Lee County

January 15, 2020 Little Leaguers around Lee County will get the chance to participate in youth clinics put on by the Minnesota Twins in the coming months.  Beginning Jan. more »»

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 »»

Hibiscus Hybrid Plant Sale to be held at Salvation Army Jan. 18

January 15, 2020 The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold its Hibiscus Hybrid Plant Sale from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Salvation Army in Fort Myers. 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 »»

Registration open for Strides in Education 5K

January 15, 2020 The community is invited to support the next generation of learners by participating in the annual Take Stock in Children’s Strides in Education 5K to be held next month. more »»

Choice Market fundraising to boost its pantry

January 15, 2020 Choice Market, the food pantry that serves those in need on Fort Myers Beach, is currently in the midst of its annual January fundraiser. more »»

State Day events kick off with Iowa at The Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill

January 15, 2020 State Days are returning to Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures and the Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill beginning Jan. 15 with Iowa Day. more »»

 
 

Mahjong club shows some tiles January 27, 2020

Mahjong club shows some tiles The Purple Dragon Mahjong Club that plays at the Island Plaza Shopping Center, 15675-1 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, is having the following events open to the public. more »

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