Posted on: February 13, 2017

PGA notables and former champions return to “The Fort” for 55th Annual Yuengling Open

Yuengling Open 2016 Warmups

FORT MYERS, FL (February 13, 2017) – Professional and amateur golfers alike will compete in the Yuengling Open at the Fort Myers Country Club on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5. The Yuengling Open is the longest running golf event in the region.  ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Community Prayer Vigil on February 23

Light a candle for a loved one

The public is invited to attend a community prayer vigil on Thursday, February 23 at the Dunbar Community School in Fort Myers (1857 High Street). The event starts at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The community prayer is hosted by the Dunbar Neigh...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Preliminary Plans for Downtown Hotel Revealed

Downtown Hotel Preliminary Rendering

Fort Myers, FL: (February 7, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is one step closer to seeing its long-awaited convention hotel break ground.  At a City Council workshop on Feb. 6 at City Hall, Mainsail Lodging and Development unveiled preli...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Solid Waste Pickup Schedule- Presidents Day

Solid waste truck

FORT MYERS, FL (February 3, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division will have no change in schedule for the Residential and Commercial trash or recycling collection on Presidents Day (Monday, February 20).  All Residential and Commerc...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Blue and Green Goes Blue and Black Walk

Fort Myers

The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) of Florida Gulf Coast University will sponsor “Blue and Green Goes Blue and Black,” a unity walk, on February 4, 2017.  The organization hopes to unify law enforcement officer...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Real Time Aerial Videography Offers Bird’s Eye View of the City of Fort Myers

Drone in the park

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – For the first time, a combination of drone technology and social media will provide the world with a bird’s eye view of the scope and beauty of the City of Fort Myers – real time aerial vide...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation Names Fort Myers Tree City USA

Shady Oaks Park

With a nickname like “City of Palms,” it’s no surprise that Fort Myers is a perennial recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” distinction.  For the 25th consecutive year,...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City of Fort Myers names Interim Fire Chief

Vincent DiCristofalo

15-Year FMFD Veteran Named Interim Fire Chief

Fort Myers, FL (January 6, 2017) — The City of Fort Myers announced that Vincent DiCristofalo has been appointed as Interim Chief of the Fort Myers Fire Department, effective January 6, 2017. DiCristo...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fort Myers to Host Public Outreach Meetings for Downtown/Midtown Development

Aerial View

Date:Monday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 18th

Location:Fort Myers Regional Library (Jan. 9) and Fort Myers Fire Station 1 (Jan. 18)

Hours:5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The City of Fort Myers will host two public meetings to discuss possible changes to city co...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Hundreds Celebrate Grand Opening of Fire Station One

Fire Station 1

The City of Fort Myers Fire Station One is officially open for business.  On Monday, December 5, more than 150 residents and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the new fire station at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Fire Station ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City of Fort Myers investigates options for water use

CWWTP

New Options for reclaimed water use may bring added benefit to Fort Myers residents

Fort Myers (Dec. 2, 2016)— The City of Fort Myers is seeking creative alternatives for use of its excess supply of reclaimed water. Fort Myers City Council discussed severa...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

City of Fort Myers enters second phase of National Resource Network project

FM

The City of Fort Myers is entering the second phase of a community redevelopment initiative that will potentially expand housing options and spark economic growth in the City. The project is part of the City’s ongoing partnership with the National Resourc...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Fort Myers Fire Dept. Special Ops team secures tanker rollover scene

Fort Myers

The City of Fort Myers Fire Department’s Special Operations team responded on Nov. 27 to a request for aid from the City of Cape Coral for a tractor trailer rollover that was transporting 9,000 gallons of gasoline.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

City of Fort Myers announces new fire station opening

Fire Truck

Firefighters and staff from City of Fort Myers’ Station One now have a new place to call home. The 30,700-square-foot fire station, located at Jackson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., meets the department’s expanding needs which have changed since...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

City of Fort Myers Public Works Department Receives Prestigious APWA Accreditation

Fort Myers

The Fort Myers Public Works Department has recently been awarded a prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practi...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

City of Fort Myers sells bonds, achieves savings and finances capital improvement projects

Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2016) – City Manager Saeed Kazemi, P.E. announced that the City of Fort Myers has sold its Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 Bonds in the amount of $52,130,000. The Series 2016 Bonds were issued with ...Read on...