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MRTF launches reusable bag program

August 15, 2018 After the environmental win of banning plastic straws, the Marine Resources Task Force is tackling the next offender: plastic bags. more »»

Where to check for red tide, cyanobacteria updates

August 10, 2018 Where to check on water quality updates: --> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's harmful algal bloom (HAB) report: Updated Monday and Thursday. more »»

Fort Myers Beach resident files case against town over Margaritaville

August 9, 2018 Just 16 minutes before the deadline for an appeal against the newest island development, it appeared. more »»

Beating the heat

August 8, 2018 Fort Myers Beach kids got the chance to have one last day of fun before school starts Aug. 10. more »»

Zoomers offers students a fun welcome back to school

August 8, 2018 Students in Lee County will head back to school this Friday but will get one more taste of summer next week as Zoomers puts on a bash for kids and their parents. more »»

Fort Myers Beach declares local state of emergency

August 8, 2018 During Tuesday’s meeting, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted to put the town on a local state of emergency. more »»

Bay Harbour heads to HEX, round two

August 8, 2018 A large development on San Carlos Island is headed for the next step, and residents are trying to decide where they stand. more »»

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill turns cocktail into a fundraiser

August 8, 2018 While the community reeled from the devastating images of the marine life washing up on shore, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill had an idea. They decided to do something. more »»

Barefoot on the beach

August 8, 2018 Not getting sandy isn't an option when you're grappling for a ball on the beach. Saturday marked the 16th annual Beerfoot 7's Rugby Tournament. Twenty-one teams participated this year. more »»

The power of a photograph

August 7, 2018 After suffering dozens of photo session cancellations, Hollie Tiner Agapi, owner of Hollie T Photography, decided she'd do something. more »»

Congressman Rooney requests federal aid for Florida algae blooms

August 6, 2018 In a letter to President Donald Trump, District 19 Representative Francis Rooney is asking for help. more »»

Red tide in real numbers

August 3, 2018 The few visitors left on the Fort Myers Beach Pier Wednesday didn't stay long as the red tide irritated their lungs. A scattered number of beach towels and blankets dot the sand. more »»

LCSO arrests man after sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

August 2, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office has a man who assaulted a young girl behind bars. On July 31, deputies responded to Plaka Restaurant in Times Square for sexual battery on a 14-year-old girl. more »»

Red tide hits Fort Myers Beach

August 1, 2018 Victims of the water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach's shores daily. The beach is being inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae. more »»

Get into summer fashions on the island

August 1, 2018 Beach wear is a style all its own. “Fort Myers Beach fashion is a lifestyle choice, you want to be casual with a put-together look,” said Jan Wood, co-owner of Palmettos Apparel. more »»

Lee County: where to throw dead red tide fish

August 1, 2018 Lee County has hired its debris-removal contractor to supplement efforts currently underway by Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill. more »»

Chamber collecting economic impact for beach business

August 1, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is taking action to show elected officials the real-time situation on the beac. more »»

Locals advocate for southwest Florida in D.C.

August 1, 2018 A conversation in the Capitol focused on Florida last week. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is a 14-member committee established in 1996 with the Water Resources Development Act. more »»

A hot holiday

August 1, 2018 The weather outside was hot instead of cold, but last week the Fort Myers Beach Library was filled with holiday cheer. more »»

Bay Oaks to host “End of Summer Bash” Friday

August 1, 2018 That's right — it's already August. Bay Oaks Recreational Center is inviting the community to come have fun and celebrate the summer this week. This Friday, Aug. more »»

 
 

 

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