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Southwest Florida Reading Festival to feature nearly 20 authors

February 13, 2019 This year’s Southwest Florida Reading Festival will feature nearly 20 authors, as well as special events to highlight the event’s 20th year. The free festival is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Beach churches launch e-database to track suspicious behavior

February 7, 2019 A digital neighborhood watch program could help Fort Myers Beach police itself. more »»

Grand Jury indicts suspect in death of Beach library director

February 6, 2019 The Lee County Grand Jury convened Tuesday and indicted Adam Mitchell Soules, 36, for one count of premeditated first degree murder in the death of Fort Myers Beach librarian Leroy Christ Hommerdin. more »»

Santini's Legacy: First condominium celebrates 50 years

February 6, 2019 50 years ago, Leonard Santini introduced a novel idea to Fort Myers Beach: the condominium. more »»

Sheriff Marceno: ‘We are laser-focused on the mission’

February 6, 2019 The Town of Fort Myers Beach will see an increased police presence in the coming weeks, according to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “We are setting a presence and a tone,” he said. more »»

200-ton replica of Columbus ship to dock at Nervous Nellie’s

February 6, 2019 A Spanish galleon will dock in Fort Myers Beach this week. It will be the historic replica’s first stop in the United States, and the beginning of its East Coast tour. more »»

Goss appointed to South Florida Water Management District Governing Board

February 6, 2019 Outgoing Sanibel City Councilmember Chauncey Goss was one of two appointees named last Tuesday to the South Florida Water Management District's Governing Board by Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»

Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant applications sought

February 6, 2019 By MEGHAN BRADBURY Applications are now being accepted for the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation hosts annual gala

February 6, 2019 Islanders donned their wackiest suits and flashiest dresses for the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation’s annual gala at the Diamondhead last weekend. more »»

Mound House expands programs with educational trip to Belize

February 6, 2019 Travellers could have the chance to visit the Mayan ruins of Belize and Guatemala this summer, thanks to a new program at the Mound House. more »»

EITA and Chamber holding forums for Town council candidates

February 6, 2019 There are two candidate forums being held next week to provide the community with the opportunity to meet the four candidates running for two seats on the Town Counci. more »»

Strategic plan almost finalized for Newton Beach Park

February 6, 2019 An under-utilized beach park is getting some much needed attention. more »»

New effort to preserve Florida’s working waterfronts

January 30, 2019 A valuable coastal community in Florida could disappear without help from the state. more »»

Tickets available for Valentine’s Day pirate cruise

January 30, 2019 Treat your sweetheart to a special “For Love or Rum” Valentine’s Day Pirate Cruise aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship this year, complete with some rum samples from Wicked Dolphin Distiller. more »»

Public safety top concern, council says

January 30, 2019 A violent act attributed to a homeless man has left the residents of Fort Myers Beach scared and looking for answers. more »»

Community gathers at library to celebrate life of Dr. Hommerding

January 30, 2019 “Our lives are not defined by the way we die,” said the Rev. Charles May of St. Peter Lutheran Church. more »»

Nearly a third of state’s waters polluted, experts say

January 30, 2019 “Not a single resident in Florida lives more than 20 miles from an impaired waterway,” said John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper, at the first Florida Water Policy Summit last Monday. more »»

Council votes yes on improvements to stormwater ordinance, sidewalks

January 30, 2019 A pleasing stormwater ordinance, a new sidewalk plan, and more mini-reefs. Last week’s council meeting was full of good news for the Town of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Planners propose hotel to replace Topp’s building

January 30, 2019 A proposal to redevelop the old Topp's building on Estero Boulevard was met with apprehension in council chambers last week. more »»

Beach community mourns sudden loss of library director

January 24, 2019 Hearts are heavy in Fort Myers Beach this week as local residents remember a life cut short too soon. Dr. more »»



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