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Planning Panel approves Heritage expansion

The North Fort Myers Community Planning Panel have given its nod to a planned expansion to the 30-year old community called the Heritage, a 55+ community just off U.S. 41 northbound near Del Prado Boulevard.Peter Van Rens, of Kimley-Horn & Associates, the consultant on the project, said ...

Lee County files suit against MW Horticulture

After a series of fires and complaints about air and water quality issues near a North Fort Myers yard waste recycling business, Lee County has filed the emergency lawsuit.The suit filed Tuesday in the 20th Judicial Circuit Court asks a judge to "force MW Horticulture to alleviate the noxious ...

Ellsworth gives away three AC units

For 16 years, Ellsworth Heating & Cooling has given back to the community by giving away free air conditioning units and all the accoutrements, usually to someone who desperately needed it.Last Tuesday, Ellsworth celebrated three more winners of the company's annual Christmas in July ...

Meritage Homes to build houses in Babcock Ranch

Meritage Homes is bringing energy-efficient homes to Babcock Ranch.The Scottsdale-based company has purchased 50 home sites in the master planned community. It broke ground on a model complex in May 2019 and is set to open to the public on Aug. 8The company is also expected to begin selling new ...

Gardner looks to ‘reboot’ North Fort Myers Chamber

John Gardner is looking to start a new chapter in the history of the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce with a reboot.He calls it Chamber 2.0, which he hopes will bring the organization into the 21st Century, increase membership and further the mission of the Chamber, which is to serve the ...

Marine Trading Post marks three generations of ownership

Since 1985, do-it-yourself boaters have found Marine Trading Post a source for what is needed to repair and maintain their boats without having to spend thousands on a mechanic or, heaven forbid, a new boat.The Zimmermann family is now going on three generations of providing hard-to-find parts ...

Herons Glen nears build out

In 1991, the first homes at Herons Glen were built. Soon, they will build the last.Plans to build the final 15 single-family homes there were shown to the North Fort Myers Community Planning Panel & Design Review Panel last Tuesday at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center.The group ...

Chamber breakfast an opportunity to network

The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce gives its members and prospective members ample opportunity to come together, network, and become more involved in the community.On the first Wednesday of every month, members get together at the Perkins on North Cleveland Avenue bright and early for ...

Brooke’s makes name as neighborhood eatery

Two years ago, AmiJo Beecroft pretty much walked away from the restaurant business, feeling she didn't deserve to walk on the footsteps of her mother.For local foodies, it's a good thing she changed her mind.Brooke's Restaurant and Lounge, at 4450 Hancock Bridge Parkway, a seven-iron from the ...