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Church Members Vote Unanimously to Sell Property

By a vote of 90 to 0 members of Beach Baptist voted to sell 2 acres of their property for $4 million to a developer. Pastor Shawn Critser is expected to sign close the deal Wednesday. Proceeds from the sale will be used to build a new church. Here is an early rendering of the new church building.


Salty Crab Owner Asks Town For Parking Relief

Before Hurricane Ian The Salty Crab Restaurant operated successfully for years with no onsite parking. Town code would now require owner Greg Powers to have 62 parking spaces in order to rebuild. He's asking for a variance to eliminate the parking requirement completely.

Town Rejects Beach Renourishment Protest

On Monday the Fort Myers Beach Town Council dismissed a bid protest from Callan Marine for the beach's big renourishment project. The Council then awarded the contract to Ahtna Marine with the project now expected to begin next month.

Larry Wood Not Running For Re-Election

After serving 9 years as a Fort Myers Beach Fire Commissioner, Larry Wood has confirmed he will not be running for re-election when his term expires at the end of this year. Ron Fleming is also up for re-election and he is running.

Whale Weekend Raises Thousands

During groundbreaking celebration weekend, Whale owners Mike and Dawn Miller hosted a dunk tank to raise money for two local organizations, The Beach Kids Foundation and the Bob Tabarrini Foundation.

One More Hearing to Go For North End 7-11

The Neighborhood Company made its presentation Monday for the third 7-11 location the company is working to rebuild. The Town Council voted 4-0 to move the item to a second public hearing June 3rd. If approved next month, construction can begin.

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Oshkosh Here We Come…

Help celebrate the 6th anniversary of BTR live from Fox River Brewing in Oshkosh June 22nd from 4-6PM. There will be live music, games and activities before and after the show. Owners Jay and Heidi Supple have created a special beer, shirts and hats with proceeds going to the FMB Art Association. Reserve your seat by e-mail

White to Sign Books at All Four Doc Ford’s

Author Randy Wayne White is visiting all four Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille locations in June to sign copies of his newest book in the Doc Ford series. One Deadly Eye will be released June 4th.

Turtle & Shorebird Reminders

FWC is sharing some important information about turtles and birds now that we are several weeks into the nesting season. Beachgoers can help ensure nesting success for both by giving them space, removing beach furniture and trash before leaving for the day, keeping beaches clean and dark, and never disturbing their nests.

Red Viking Set to Set Two Homes This Month

Working with Affinity Homes, Red Viking Construction is hosting two "set events" this month. One is on Shell Mound Boulevard, the other is on Coral Road. Here are all the details about both events.

Lynn Hall Closing For One Day

Lee County says The parking lot at Lynn Hall Park on Fort Myers Beach will close temporarily tomorrow as contractors will be on-site to perform survey and boundary work for rebuilding the park’s restroom building. The lot will reopen Thursday.  

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