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Kids Should Back at School November 13th

According to a letter the Lee County School Board sent to members of the Fort Myers Beach School ad-hoc committee, demolition on the Beach School should begin June 14th and the kids should be able to return to their school on Monday, November 13th.


Fort Myers Beach Tax Rolls Get Hammered

As if you needed any more proof that Fort Myers Beach was ground zero for Hurricane Ian. Lee County Tax Appraiser Matt Caldwell has released the estimated tax roll figures for 2023. Out of all Lee County municipalities, Fort Myers Beach will take the biggest hit.

Bill Veach’s Plan For Workforce Housing

Town Councilman Bill Veach would like to see a portion of the $1.1 Billion Lee County was granted from HUD to go toward workforce housing on Fort Myers Beach. And, he's come up with a unique idea to pitch to the county for those funds.

The Church of The Ascension Will Rebuild

That's the word from Father William Adams who, along with the Poor Clare nuns, was on the church campus at 6025 Estero Boulevard when Hurricane Ian ripped their buildings apart. Everyone who stayed through the storm at the property survived.

Boaters & Kayakers Needed

Keep Lee County Beautiful is in need of boaters and kayakers to participate in their waterway cleanup Saturday, June 10th from 8am-12pm. In collaboration with Moss Marina and the Mound House, KLCB will be cleaning the Fort Myers Beach yacht basin and the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve.

Kevin Ruane is Our Guest Saturday

Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane is in charge of the Resilient Lee Committee which will soon be spending over $1 Billion to rebuild Lee County. How much of that will Fort Myers Beach receive? We hope to find out Saturday morning at 11AM at Wahoo Willie's.

Our First Look at The Library Since The Storm

Our walkaround last Saturday was at the Fort Myers Beach Library. Library Operations Manager Liz Rhodes was our tour guide for the first inside look of the library since the storm heavily damaged the facility. Watch the video on Facebook.

We’re Getting a Pink Shell Update Saturday

It's been several months since our first walkaround at The Pink Shell Resort & Marina. This Saturday the management from the resort will be giving us an update on how their rebuild is coming along after Ian hammered them hard. Tune into our Facebook page live at 8AM.

Did We Bring You Value Today?

Our newsletter today was packed with a ton of exclusive Fort Myers Beach news. Tomorrow we'll get an update on the Pink Shell rebuild and we'll have Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane on the show. If you support our brand of local journalism, help us get June off to a great start by supporting us HERE or HERE

Whale Anniversary Party This Month

Mike and Dawn Miller, the owners of The Whale on Fort Myers Beach, have announced June 17th will their one-year anniversary party. The Whale was destroyed by Hurricane Ian. The Miller's plan to rebuild the popular restaurant and are now working through the permit phase

The Miller’s Make a Big Donation

The Miller's (pictured here with Katie Moses), donated a 2023 Kawasaki Mule UTV and a 2023 Polaris Ranger UTV (valued at $30,000) to Lovers Key State Park. Here's an update on when the park might open.

SanCap Bank Donates $50K To Chamber

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has donated $50,000 to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber. The Chamber office on Estero Boulevard was totally destroyed in the storm and all Chamber supplies and office furniture was also lost.  

Get Your BTR Merch All in One Place Now

It's right on our website HERE and now you can buy multiple products with one order. All of our products are now available in the shop and we ship the next day to anywhere in the United States.