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Good News From Around Fort Myers

Bright Spots

With resilience and optimism, good days are being restored. Explore uplifting stories of recovery from around the greater Fort Myers area.

Video Series

Road to Recovery

See how our resilient community is coming together in the wake of Hurricane Ian to rebuild businesses, repair historic landmarks and more.

A woman holding a photo stands in front of the historic Edison home in Fort Myers

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

A photo washes up on the grounds of the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 

Krista is restoring photos damaged in the hurricane.

Impressions Photography

Local photographer, Krista Kowalczyk uses her talents to salvage damaged photos.

The exterior of the Perfect Cup cafe in Matlacha

The Perfect Cup

Say hello to The Perfect Cup Breakfast & Brunch Roastery located in Matlacha. 

Owner of Wahoo Willies

Wahoo Willie's

Wahoo Willie's Tiki Bar & Grill on Fort Myers Beach is open!

Love for Fort Myers

 

 

❤️ from our family, we know you'll shine again soon. We can’t wait to be back on your gorgeous beaches with our family ❤️

Hannah L.

@gettingstamped

We are SWFL Strong! We will rise & be stronger than ever!

Stephanie M.

@alongcamestephanie

Praying for you all! Ft. Myers holds a very special place in 4 generations of hearts in our family 🙏❤️

Natalie

@natalienana5

👏Sending love from Wisconsin. Thanks to all those helping restore the beautiful Fort Myers area. We can’t wait to visit again soon ❤️

Adam L.

@gettingstamped

Haven’t stopped thinking about you and times shared there. Sending strength, love and donations.

Brent A.

@andbrent

Coming to visit this month! Excited to return after 2 years 🥰

Veronica A.

@arrietaveronica

Sending love and best wishes from across the Atlantic. Here’s hoping that Fort Myers will come back better and stronger and that the people are beginning to heal along with the businesses and...

Lucy Q.

@quaillucy

Fort Myers in the News

A disabled dolphin returns to Pine Island waters after Hurricane Ian.

More than 300 people registered for a beach cleanup on Fort Myers Beach.

Beach bar made out of shipping containers to open on Fort Myers Beach.

Flowers on beach at sunset

Back to Nature in Boca Grande & on the Outer Islands

Our most secluded islands are accessible once again. Revel in the relaxation of Boca Grande and the Outer Islands where sun and surf meet culture and cuisine.

People walk down the boardwalk at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Shellcast Episode 17: For the Birds

Spend some time at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers and you’ll learn more than a few things about the birds.

Let's Keep Sharing

Good days have brought us together, and they will again soon. Show us your memories throughout Fort Myers' islands, beaches and neighborhoods to shine a light on our community using #MyFortMyers.