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Bayside Park Opens Back Up

The $950,000 renovation to Bayside Park is complete and the park is now open for public use. The Fort Myers Beach town council celebrated the re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and live music from Fort Myers Beach's own Sheena Brook.

Times Square Project Delayed

The renovation of Times Square, which was originally slated to begin on April 15th 2023 has now been pushed back to July 2023, after the 4th of July holiday. Times Square is the only project of the "Big Three" yet to begin. Here's the reason for the delay.

Kroemer, Rood Respond to Summary Judgement Motion

The battle over who owns the land designated as a Critical Wildlife Area on Fort Myers Beach continues between south end property owners Kurt Kroemer and Eddie Rood and the State of Florida Board of Trustees. Here's the latest...

The Margaritaville Pedestrian Walkover is Up

The pedestrian walkover bridge that connects the Margaritaville resort over Estero Boulevard was installed at approximately 1:30AM Friday morning. Beach Talk Radio was there to broadcast the event live. You can watch the bridge being lifted and put in place HERE.

Bayside Park Groundbreaking Set

Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Roger Hernstadt told the town council this week that the groundbreaking for the new Bayside Park will be the middle of August. The town is spending just under $1 million to rehab the park.

FMB Attorney Weighs in on Dune Walkover

Fort Myers Beach town attorney John Herin has weighed in on the case between the State of Florida and Estero Boulevard homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer. The town is not a party in the lawsuit, however the outcome is extremely important to the town. There are millions of dollars on the line.

Another 14 Nests on Fort Myers Beach Last Week

Turtle Time reports that as of the end of this week, there are 74 nests on Fort Myers Beach (up from 60 last week). Nests should begin hatching in a week or so. Here’s how Fort Myers beach stacked up against Sanibel, Captiva and Bonita.

Check Out Our Latest Margaritaville Update

Every Saturday morning we keep you updated on the progress of the construction of the new Margaritaville resort on Fort Myers Beach. The resort is 15 months from opening. Here's our video update from Saturday, June 18th.

State Moves To Dismiss Dune Walkover Lawsuit

The state of Florida has filed a motion for Summary Judgment in the Fort Myers Beach dune walkover case. A motion for summary judgement is not an unusual move in court cases. If the judge agrees with the state, this conflict could end soon.

Maybe There is a Lighting Solution

Fort Myers Beach town councilman Dan Allers is getting a lot accomplished on the issue of lighting Estero boulevard. He's been working directly with Lee County officials to try to come up with a solution both government entities can live with.

DeSantis Vetoes $1 Million Times Square Grant

You may have seen Florida Governor Ron DeSantis touting a record $109 Billion budget on Thursday. What you most likely did not see was his $3 Billion in line-item vetoes, which included a $1 million grant to help pay for the Times Square renovation on Fort Myers Beach.

FDOT Answers Your Matanzas Pass Bridge Questions

During a public meeting back in January, the Florida Department of Transportation presented its plan to redesign the Matanzas Pass Bridge, and the foot-of-the-bridge on the beach side. That presentation left residents with many questions. Last night FDOT answered all of those questions.

Where’s That $1.4 Million?

It's been nearly four months since the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to turn over $1.4 million to the town of Fort Myers Beach to help pay for new lights on Estero Boulevard. As of today the Boulevard remains as dark as it ever was and the town doesn't have those funds. Here's why...

Walkover Mediation Canceled

A lot of people on Fort Myers Beach are anxiously awaiting the results of a court fight between the State of Florida and Estero Boulevard homeowners Eddie Rood and Kurt Kroemer. They will now have to wait even longer.

It’s A Do-Over For The Matanzas Pass Bridge Design

Back in January the Florida Department of Transportation presented this design to the Fort Myers Beach town council as part of its foot-of-the-bridge redesign. Due to feedback from the community this design, and a design that included a cantilever that would have expanded the bridge out for pedestrians, have both been spiked.

Times Square Renovation Pushed to 2023

With the 2022 season officially over, and the town not yet ready to start the Times Square renovation project, it looks as if construction will now begin after Easter of 2023. Here's why.

Mediation Fails. The Lawsuit Goes On.

Fort Myers Beach Town Attorney John Herin told the town council Monday that, after four hours of mediation with Estero Boulevard resident Eddie Rood over his ADA lawsuit against the town, the mediation was very unsuccessful.