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  1. Sand sculpting championship returns to Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Need an excuse to play in the sand? The 32nd Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival is kicking off again this year on Fort Myers Beach. This year's championship promises to be exciting and inspiring and will be the largest sand sculpting competition in the United States.


  2. Owner says her Fort Myers Beach restaurant is hauntedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The Whale on Fort Myers Beach captured security video of light moving fast in the bar area. Employees said it's not the only creepy thing that happens.


  3. Experts ask Fort Myers Beach to pass year-long fertilizer, herbicide bansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The Marine Resource Task Force has recommended that the town of Fort Myers Beach adopt a year-round ban for certain types of fertilizer and herbicides. Estero Island is made up almost entirely of sand and crushed up shells, neither of which do an excellent job of stopping fertilizer and herbicides from getting into the ground and eventually into Estero Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.


  4. Commander embezzles $7K from Fort Myers Beach American LegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    William Joseph Bullock, 71, is charged with grand theft after he stole more than $7,000 and four Key West Express tickets. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Bullock walked right into Post 274 off Buttonwood Drive on Fort Myers Beach the night of September 9, disarmed the alarm, then used a key to break into a safe.


  5. $10K approved to put 50 artificial reefs in Fort Myers Beach canalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    "It's beneficial and something the island residents will get behind because it's happened in other cities and obviously Fort Myers Beach was affected like everybody else in Southwest Florida, and they want to see a positive change," said David Wolff, President of Ocean Habitats Inc. The reefs essentially act like the roots of a mangrove tree. They house fish and shellfish that filter the water, while also allowing it to pass through.


  6. State ignores SWFL mayors, increases flow from Lake ORead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Local leaders from Southwest Florida are teaming up to demand more be done to take care of the health and water quality in the Caloosahatchee River. Mayors from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Bonita Springs all joining in to oppose the recent decision from South Florida Water Management District that increases minimum flows in the estuary to 400 cubic-feet-per-second, up from 300. 9 comments

  7. Fort Myers Beach getting $300K for red tide cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    In the agreement, Lee County will provide the town of Fort Myers Beach with $300,000 of grant money for red tide cleanup.


  8. Tropical Storm the latest to dampen mood, profits on Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    "This was our next time to make money. We were like, 'We just have to wait for Labor Day.'


  9. Is there enough warning of red tide for tourists?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    We are nearing one full year since this red tide bloom first appeared on our coastline. September is considered the typical start of red tide season.


  10. FMB hotels looking for ways to get customers in the door after algae bloomRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Maybe the most common sign you'll see on Fort Myers Beach right now is a vacant sign. Hotels are hurting right now after the recent red tide bloom, which is why some are offering specials, but others aren't.


  11. Fort Myers Beach waives parking fees until SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    "It will probably bring a lot of people down here. So you don't have to pay $10 and $20 just to go to the beach," Melinda Zamko said.


  12. Red Tide relief: funds for tourism grantedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    After months of dead fish, closed businesses, and a lack of tourism, plans to improve the number of visitors to our coast have been laid out. , was ordered by Governor Rick Scott to make hundreds of thousands of dollars and assistance available to boost the state's tourism - specifically the area hit by red tide.


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

    Aug 13, 2018 | 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.


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

    Aug 12, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Lisa DePalma was on the beach when she captured images of the dead dolphin in front of the Sunset Condominiums.


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

    Aug 12, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Thousands of people came together on Sunday morning throughout the state of Florida to join hands and join forces to make it known how important clean water is. More than 30 different beaches along Florida's coast served as the setting for the show of solidarity, Southwest Florida included. 1 comment

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

    Aug 8, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    For months, Southwest Florida has been dealing with one of the biggest blooms of red tide it has ever experienced. Now, Collier County is teaming up with the MOTE Marine Lab to make it easy for you to check the status of red tide, right from your phone.


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

    Aug 7, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    While some people are questioning the long-term health effects of red tide, others in Southwest Florida are taking a little lighter approach to the mess. A Southwest Florida woman wrote a red tide rendition of the classic 'let it snow,' after she got sick from the nearby bloom. 20 comments

  18. Lee County mayors team up to expand emergency response to algae crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The mayors of Lee County have joined forces to push for an expanded plan of action in response to the algae crisis in Southwest Florida. Kevin Ruane, mayor of Sanibel, is spearheading the campaign to expand Lee County's local declaration of emergency.


  19. Lani Kai resort owner wants to build footbridge over Estero BoulevardRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    One local businessman thinks a pedestrian bridge on Fort Myers Beach may help solve a lot of traffic problems during tourist season. The owner of the Lani Kai wants to build and pay for a footbridge at one of the most congested parts of Estero Boulevard, allowing people to walk over the roadway safely and letting traffic continue to flow smoothly.


  20. Algae likely to cause damage to boatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    This year's algal bloom and poor water quality in Southwest Florida has created a lot of death and destruction. Another concern is also falling on boaters as this green gunk will likely cause motor issues and paint problems.


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