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Locals lobby for Everglades funding in D.C.

May 2, 2018 Lee County activists migrated north to Washington convince lawmakers to support funding for Everglades restoration. more »»

Fort Myers Beach on film

May 2, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival hosted its 12th season at the Beach Theater this year. The festival ran from April 25 to 29, featuring 40 films by local and national producers. more »»

Ostego Bay hosts master naturalist class

May 2, 2018 Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe served as a learning lab in April. more »»

Riess returns to Lee County for murder charges

April 30, 2018 The suspect of two homicides in two states has returned to Lee County to face charge. more »»

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man from fishing boat

April 26, 2018 The Coast Guard evacuated a 66-year-old man Thursday from a 90-foot fishing boat 40 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach. Rescued was Alfredo Simon, 66, from Fort Myers. At 2:44 a.m. Sector St. more »»

Mango Street parking lot: stalled

April 25, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council was left frustrated with an application that asked for more than it was prepared to give. more »»

POPEYEPALOOZA IX Ninth annual event to raise funds for Beach youth sports

April 25, 2018 Popeyepalooza is back by popular demand. more »»

04.23.18 Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2018 04.23.18 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights from Monday’s Town Council meetings • Pier provisions: Hercules and Coconut Drive’s piers are one step closer to re-establishment. more »»

He’s back: Beach welcome goes out to Stet Howland

April 25, 2018 10,000 views is a lot to soak in over a lifetime, but for legendary drummer Stet Howland, the view from his hospital bed may be one he’ll never forget. more »»

Town Manager, EITA break down new building services 

April 25, 2018 Since the town incorporated, Lee County has been contracted to provide the work for many aspects of the Community Development department, such as permitting and inspections. more »»

Boaters: slow down

April 25, 2018 Neighbors of San Carlos Island resident Monica Lynn know she loves manatees and dolphins. more »»

Volunteers scour beach for 20th annual Great American Cleanup

April 25, 2018 So long, litter. Lee County residents and volunteers spent Saturday morning filling up trash bags for the 20th annual Great American Cleanup, organized by Keep Lee County Beautifu. more »»

Saving stones

April 25, 2018 The lonely stone monument at the end of Main Street got new life this week. more »»

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Mini-Masters, Mega-Fun

April 25, 2018 It's all in the small swing. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce held its sixth annual “Mini” Masters Golf Tournament at Jungle Golf on Thursday. more »»

Fort Myers Beach homicide suspect Lois Riess caught in Texas

April 20, 2018 After a nation-wide womanhunt, Lois Ann Riess of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was captured in Texas. Members of the U.. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Un homme d'honneur

April 18, 2018 As a teenager growing up in Ohio, Frederick Flory loved to watch the airplanes that would take off and land in the farm field. He thought he wanted to operate one of those planes. more »»

Friends of Lovers Key start fundraising for Welcome Center exhibits

April 18, 2018 Last year, the Friends of Lovers Key got the news it had been waiting for: funding to build a welcome center at the state park. more »»

Bring on the bags

April 18, 2018 Because of a state statute, it's impossible for a town to ban plastic bags in Florida. So the town council advisory committee, the Marine Resources Task Force, is getting creative. more »»



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