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Sadness in seclusion

April 20, 2016 It doesn't sound right to describe a place as an ideal one in which to be homeless, but the secluded setting behind Topp's supermarket lends itself to just that. 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 »»

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 »»

Dining out for a Cause -- Local Kiwanis BOGO Books now available

April 13, 2016 Dining out is always a treat; there’s no need to prep, cook or clean. After a great meal, you simply leave a nice tip and head on out the door. But now, dining out locally never tasted so good. more »»

Parrot Key’s next bi-monthly car show April 18

April 13, 2016 Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500 Main St., continues to offer bi-monthly Caribbean Cruise-in Car Shows, with the next scheduled for Monday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.. 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 »»

Path to Tranquility -- Local esthetician expands her health and wellness practice

April 6, 2016 Ellie Sandler has been a pillar of the Southwest Florida health and wellness industry for nearly 20 years, bringing soothing relief to thousands in her Well Kneaded Massage Therapy business, one... more »»

Community spotlight: Pablo Felin

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

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 »»

Restoring history

March 28, 2016 He's more than 2,000 miles away and the Fort Myers Beach arches are a 37-year memory, but for Steven McDonald they've never been out of sight, out of mind. more »»

Shrimp Festival exceeds its fund-raising goal

March 24, 2016 Under the shadow of construction woes, organizers of the 58th Shrimp Festival were cautiously optimistic when they set their fund-raising goal at $50,00. more »»

Bootlegger’s hosts first monthly Bike Night Saturday

March 23, 2016 Often hosting an array of truck and car shows throughout season, the folks of Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures are no strangers to what’s hot on four wheels or more. more »»

Community must hustle to raise July 4 fireworks money

March 23, 2016 The April 1 deadline was looming and not a single donation had been made toward Fort Myers Beach's annual Fourth of July fireworks display, town staff reported at Monday's Town Council meeting. more »»

Community spotlight: Scott Hall

March 23, 2016 Q: You are a captain of the Estero Bay Express, which provides dolphin-watching tours out in the Gulf of Mexico, but now you are also playing the role of man with a microphone with a weekly podcast... more »»

Market looks to be on its last legs

March 14, 2016 In November, the town’s farmers market fled the north-island construction for a new home in the parking lot of Bay Oaks Recreation Center. more »»



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