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  1. Margaritaville resort construction delayed due to lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The new plans to put a Margaritaville-style resort on Fort Myers Beach have been put on hold. A resident is suing the town, accusing them of breaking their own zoning laws.


  2. More informationRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Gulfshore Life

    Hooters of Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach are joining the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to raise money to fight hunger in celebration of Hooters and the Food Bank's 35 Year Anniversaries. Hooters will donate 35 cents for every Hooters Lunch Special purchased from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the entire month of August.


  3. The top 25 markets for buying a vacation rentalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | USA Today

    ... Retreat is a six-bedroom estate with a deck with mountain views, hot tub, and a jetted tub near the slopes. Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is the No. 18 top market to buy a vacation rental. Penthouse Paradise is a three-bedroom home with beach views ...


  4. Hotels deal with Better Business Bureau complaints from tourists over red tideRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... the smell. I don't want to end up with any rashes. So I'm just trying to stay away." Jacki Liszak, with the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce has also seen the change in occupancy rates, "I can tell you that we've seen continued cancellations, ...


  5. Dead dolphin washes up on Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... . The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed it received a report of a dead dolphin on Fort Myers Beach Sunday, but couldn't determine if the dolphin in the photo was the same as the one they received a report about.


  6. Solidarity against dead marine life hopes to get attention of lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    More than 400 people gathered along Fort Myers Beach to show solidarity against dead marine life washing up along Southwest Florida shores, and the need for clean water. Standing in solidarity in hope for change a chant rang out along the shore,"What do we want, clean water.


  7. "Hands Along the Water:" Floridians stand united in support of clean waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... as the setting for the show of solidarity, Southwest Florida included. More than 500 people gathered on Fort Myers Beach, with others gathered on Sanibel and other areas impacted by the recent algae crisis.  The photos below were from ... 1 comment

  8. Fort Myers Beach Margaritaville Hotel hits a speed bumpa in constructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Plans for a highly anticipated Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach hit a snag, and beach-goers say they're disappointed. A neighbor is upset the town approved rezoning this area and now the hotel is forced to push its construction and demo date back 6 months.


  9. Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae: What You Need to KnowRead the original story

    Friday Aug 10 | Gulfshore Life

    Fort Myers Beach has been marked by empty beach chairs and, sadly, masses of dead fish. Although Lee County had worked hard to clear decaying marine life from the main beach, in less-populated pockets, you could get a sense of the devastation caused by the red tide bloom.


  10. The water crisis that won't go a...Read the original story

    Friday Aug 10 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    For years the South Florida Clean Water Movement eco activism group has been trying to send out warning signs, to the SWFL community at large about the very real possibility of a very real ecological disaster via the toxic Lake O discharges, that could very well happen here. Well, that fear of our "hometown" becoming a disaster area, and to have the Lake O discharges ecological disaster become synonymous with the name Fort Myers Beach, Florida, has rolled in with each tide now.


  11. Environmental hurricaneRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 9 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    But the death and devastation that has rolled up upon our beaches, bays and waterways and drifted its way up the coast to Tampa Bay makes the Environmental Hurricane of 2018 one for the record books. Due to the worst bloom of red tide in more than a decade, Fort Myers Beach continues to clean up dead fish by the thousands along with trails of sea grasses that provide the habitat "beds" for hatchlings and the stuff on which they feed.


  12. Things to Do This Weekend in Southwest Florida, Aug. 9-12Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 9 | Gulfshore Life

    ... local waters clear of red tide and toxic algae blooms. Separate events will be held in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island.


  13. Website allows beachgoers to check red tide levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... the beach was depressing." Vanderbilt Beach was not the only beach showing signs of improvements. Parts of Fort Myers Beach, despite having a large number of dead fish in the morning, did not have bad breathing conditions.


  14. Disturbing photos show evidence in case against Lois RiessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Star Tribune

    Graphic photos released this week by the Florida State's Attorney show the inside of the Fort Myers Beach condo where Lois Riess allegedly shot and killed a look-alike she met in April while fleeing authorities in Minnesota. Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Pamela Hutchinson, whose body was found April 9 in unit 404 of Marina Village at Snug Harbor on San Carlos Boulevard.


  15. This Is When Labor Day Weekend Flights Are CheapestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Southern Living

    ... addition to these great cities, Fort Lauderdale, Panama City Beach, Houston, Fort Worth, Ocean City (MD), Fort Myers Beach, Clearwater Beach, Pensacola, Orlando, Newport News, Thomasville (GA), Charleston, San Antonio, Surfside Beach (SC), ...


  16. SWFL residents finding ways to cope with red tide effectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... Cyndi Hessling and one of her employees got seriously sick last week while working near the red tide on Fort Myers Beach. She said the medicine she got from her doctor has helped, but perhaps the best prescription is more music. "Oh the weather ...


  17. Work to expand Military Cemetery in Sackets Harbor continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... moved to Florida last year. As part of a fundraiser for the cemetery, in April, he rode his bicycle from Fort Myers Beach to Melbourne Beach, where he lives, 171 miles, collecting more than $6,000. “Next year, we will put in more grass seed, ...


  18. Review: 'The Dollar-a-Year Detective' is entertainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Registration will allow you to post comments on and create a Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Jack Starkey was a Chicago police detective until he got shot, took his disability pension and moved to Fort Myers Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast.


  19. Review: 'The Dollar a Year Detective' is entertainingRead the original story

    Monday Aug 6 | My Mother Lode

    Jack Starkey was a Chicago police detective until he got shot, took his disability pension and moved to Fort Myers Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. There, he bought a bar called the Drunken Parrot and set up housekeeping in a houseboat that is in no way seaworthy.


  20. Friends, loved ones preparing to say final goodbyes to Officer Jobbers-MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... Group , Fort Myers will host a benefit ride on Sunday, August 12 starting at 8:00 am Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach - Every Tuesday in August during Drag Queen Bingo 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. The Bell Tower Shoppes will host a benefit concert for ...


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