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Mom's cinnamon rolls are safe

March 1, 2017 “What you need, baby?” Heather Reagan's attention stays focused on the customer in front of her, despite the chaos of her girls around her, delivering orders, preparing drinks and making change. more »»

Building footprints stuck in the mud

March 1, 2017 Concern over the change in building on Estero Island has been growing as more and more homes are being torn down and new, bigger structures going up. more »»

Looking for love

March 1, 2017 Lovers Key facilities could be getting an upgrade — that is, if the state will pitch in. The Friends of Lovers Key State Park (FOLK) have been hoping for a new under-roof visitors center for years. more »»

Going Greek

March 1, 2017 After three years of retirement, restauranteur Angelo Letsos got tired of sitting around. more »»

03.01.2017 Town Council Candidate Question of the Week

March 1, 2017 Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. Incumbent Anita Cereceda and Joanne Shamp, appointed in December to fill a vacancy, already sit behind the dais. more »»

News from around the region

Cape Coral Youth Council holds first meeting

February 27, 2017 It’s a different feeling when you sit on the dais and overlook the gallery. Not only is there great authority sitting there, but also great responsibility. more »»

Charter officials prepare for budget discussion

February 24, 2017 When the Cape Coral Charter School Authority meets with the city Council on Monday, the hope is that the tone will be civil, and that both sides learn and educate. more »»

Medical marijuana: Moratorium advised for dispensaries

February 24, 2017 Although a rule-making process has effectively created an ad-hoc six-month moratorium on the legal sale of medical marijuana in the state of Florida, the city of Cape Coral has been advised to... more »»

Cape’s official bird gets its due Saturday

February 24, 2017 Marking its 15th year, Cape Coral's Annual Burrowing Owl Festival will take place Saturda. more »»

Music and food: Taste of the Cape Sunday

February 24, 2017 The public is invited to sample local dishes and enjoy some tunes this weekend in Cape Coral. The 4th Annual Taste of the Cape will take place on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Four Freedoms Park. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fat Tuesday -- Annual Cottage Mardi Gras benefit takes the stage Feb. 28

February 22, 2017 The staff of The Cottage Bar and Grill, 1270 Estero Blvd., is eager to host its annual Fat Tuesday benefit Tuesday, Feb. more »»

The Big Apple Comes to Bayside -- Annual community style show brunch struts the runway Friday

February 22, 2017 Get ready to visit the Big Apple right here in Southwest Florida, as the annual Bayside Estates style show and luncheon struts the runway Friday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon, going to about 2:1. more »»

Island Art -- This weekend gets artsy on the island

February 22, 2017 For those looking to enjoy some artwork this weekend, there are two great local events taking place – depending on whether you’d like to enjoy others’ art, or dive in to create your own. more »»

Paying tribute to the Keystone State - State Days return to Bootleggers

January 25, 2017 The infamous State Days have returned. Steelers and Eagles fans will be taking over Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, 2500 Main St., for the seventh annual Pennsylvania Day Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »»

Countdown to 2017 -- Celebrating New Year's on FMB

December 28, 2016 As the old year comes to an end and the new year emerges, you know Fort Myers Beach is the place to be for non-stop celebrations and gatherings this weekend. more »»

Business

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Locals prepare for 59th Annual Shrimp Festival

March 1, 2017 The beach's biggest bash is now only 10 days out, and preparations are already underway. more »»

Paying tribute to the Keystone State - State Days return to Bootleggers

January 25, 2017 The infamous State Days have returned. Steelers and Eagles fans will be taking over Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, 2500 Main St., for the seventh annual Pennsylvania Day Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »»

New condo to rise in Bay Beach

January 16, 2017 It's been years since the skyline of Fort Myers Beach has seen a change. But the final piece of Waterside at Bay Beach will change that scene on Estero Island's south end. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Obituaries

Lawrence "Larry" Gavin

February 27, 2017 Lawrence "Larry" Gavin, 89, of Fort Myers passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 13, 1927. He was a US Army veteran of WWII. more »»

Randi Lyn Ardente

February 24, 2017 Randi Lyn Ardente - 45 - It is the family’s heartfelt sympathy to announce the sudden passing of Randi Lyn Ardente, March 2, 1971 ­ January 16, 2017. more »»

Christopher Lynn Foster

February 21, 2017 Christopher Lynn Foster, 46, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Barbara Ann Cultice

February 21, 2017 Barbara Ann Cultice, 80, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on February 17, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Eleanor Elizabeth Pearson

February 20, 2017 Eleanor Elizabeth Pearson, a long-time resident of Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers, FL, died January 30, 2017. more »»

Local Columns

03.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

March 1, 2017 We tend to think about the sea life we can easily observe like turtles, dolphins and fish. But these overt creatures are on the top of a complicated food chain. more »»

Prepare for election day

March 1, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council elections will take place Tuesday, March 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. more »»

Community Corner 03.01.2017

March 1, 2017 Community Corner 03.0. more »»

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Locals prepare for 59th Annual Shrimp Festival

March 1, 2017 The beach's biggest bash is now only 10 days out, and preparations are already underway. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Common Sense

March 1, 2017 Common Sense To the Editor: After attending a recent candidate forum my choices for town council are Bruce Butcher, Forrest Critser, and Anita Cereceda and here's why. M. more »»

Vote for Anita Cereceda

March 1, 2017 Vote for Anita To the Editor:   Having served for approximately thirty years as an attorney representing local governments and nine years as an appointed and elected official of the Town of Fort... more »»

Vote for Joanne Shamp

March 1, 2017 Vote for Joanne Shamp To the Editor: I faithfully watch all Fort Myers Beach Town Council meetings and work shops via Comcast channel 98. more »»

Vote for Joanne Shamp

March 1, 2017 Vote for Joanne Shamp To the Editor: One candidate for Town Council stands out – JOANNE SHAMP. She has the knowledge and experience to deal with the many issues facing our town. more »»

Vote for Anita Cereceda

March 1, 2017 Vote for Anita Cereceda To the Editor: Anita Cereceda, continues to be a voice for all of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Editorials

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

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