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Thinking pink, dealership's mascot stands out

May 4, 2016 If you appreciate the phrase “It's hard to avoid the elephant in the room,” you'll agree it's even harder to avoid an elephant on the roof. Especially if it's pink. more »»

Town gets the straight scoop on TDC criteria

May 4, 2016 Unless it’s a substantial public park, with plenty of room for parking, you can mostly forget about receiving Lee County bed-tax dollars to support a shoreline or beachfront project. more »»

Community spotlight: Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli

May 4, 2016 Q: You are a guide for the free beach tour each Tuesday at 9 a.m. out of Newton Park, which is organized through the Mound House. And you are from Minneapolis. more »»

The big yum

May 1, 2016 The heat was intense and the smoke was dense. more »»

With stormwater, Gore wants to pressure county

April 28, 2016 As Fort Myers Beach readies itself to continue construction of its stormwater system, one council member wonders if it can simply drop its role in the project and let Lee County go it alone. more »»

News from around the region

Venture Church expansion plans OK’d

May 3, 2016 Venture Church on Del Prado Boulevard won unanimous approval for its expansion plans from City Council at Monday night's meeting. more »»

Arts Council honors local icon

May 3, 2016 Whenever June Sommerfield wanted someone to do something to benefit local arts, refusal was not an option. That is why the arts community in Cape Coral is as strong as ever. more »»

Mother’s Day at Sun Splash - Free admission for moms

May 3, 2016 Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen ticket. more »»

City's Future Land Use map amended with Downtown Mixed use classification

May 3, 2016 City Council laid the groundwork for future development associated with the Bimini Basin Project on Monday night by amending the city's Future Land Use map to a Downtown Mixed use classificatio. more »»

National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2016 Two events are set for Thursday in Cape Coral in recognition of the National Day of Prayer. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Footprints in the Sand -- Natural, inaugural event celebrates Mother’s Day -- and Mother Nature -- Saturday

May 4, 2016 The Town of Fort Myers Beach and the local Marine Resource Task Force are proud to come together and announce their inaugural Mother’s Day Mother Earth Rhythm of the Island Festival, taking place... more »»

Feast on the Beach -- 21st annual Taste of the Beach returns to Bay Walk paradise Sunday

April 28, 2016 Prepare your taste buds: the 21st annual Taste of the Beach food festival, hosted by the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, returns to Old San Carlos Boulevard Sunday, May 1, from 11... more »»

Lights, Camera -- 10th annual FMB Film Fest rolls through this weekend

April 21, 2016 The time has come to celebrate 10 years of independent filmmaking at the 2016 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, taking place April 20 to 24. more »»

First Sound Wave Festival -- Inaugural music festival to benefit local charity

April 21, 2016 The folks of Valerie’s Lounge and the Lewis P. more »»

Chicago tribute gets local film festival off to rocking start

April 20, 2016 Tom and Martie Schultz saw their beloved music group Chicago last fall in San Diego. On New Year's Eve, when the band played in its hometown, it was a no-brainer that they were there. more »»

Business

Thinking pink, dealership's mascot stands out

May 4, 2016 If you appreciate the phrase “It's hard to avoid the elephant in the room,” you'll agree it's even harder to avoid an elephant on the roof. Especially if it's pink. more »»

Town gets the straight scoop on TDC criteria

May 4, 2016 Unless it’s a substantial public park, with plenty of room for parking, you can mostly forget about receiving Lee County bed-tax dollars to support a shoreline or beachfront project. more »»

The big yum

May 1, 2016 The heat was intense and the smoke was dense. more »»

Booba's Bar -- Local couple opens all-new eatery on San Carlos Island

April 28, 2016 The small strip of San Carlos Island has been pretty quiet the last few years. There are some fun shops, a nice restaurant here and there, but not really too much else to do for the locals. more »»

Junkanoo to stay put for another year

April 27, 2016 Fans of the Junkanoo, rejoice. The popular beachfront restaurant at 3040 Estero Blvd. will continue to operate through April of next year, according to property owner Joe Orlandini. more »»

Obituaries

Jeane J. Oakley

May 4, 2016 Jeane J. Oakley, 96, of Ft. Myers, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Catherine Ann Thompson

May 3, 2016 Catherine Ann Thompson, 87, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Fluerette L. Grenon

April 6, 2016 Fluerette L. Grenon, 91 of Fort Myers passed away on March 31, 2016. Cremation arrangements entrusted to HARVEY-ENGELHARDT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. Pls visit www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Simon E. Witter

April 6, 2016 Simon E. Witter, 84 of Fort Myers passed away on March 31, 2016. Cremation arrangements entrusted to HARVEY-ENGELHARDT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. Pls visit www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Delma Sue Kittoe

March 1, 2016 Delma Sue Kittoe, 76, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on February 26, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 23

March 23, 2016 Zoe This little Jack Russell mix was surrendered after one family member got allergic. After four years with a family, this little girl ended up in a Kill Shelter, and of course was petrified. more »»

Rodent residents in your ride

November 5, 2015 Rodents. They make cute pets for the kids. They run through mazes or spin cages and eat and evacuate everywhere they go. That’s OK in their cages. more »»

The paradox of plastics

October 28, 2015 Back in the 1950s, an intelligent man who was an accomplished professional welder of exotic metals, assuming the role of mentor, gave me the following advice: “Get into plastic. more »»

Volunteers still needed for Beach Library Book Sale

October 28, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets on Wednesday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. in Community Room B., $2 setup fee. more »»

Help needed for the next Beach Library Book Sale

October 21, 2015 Weekly Activities Wednesday, Oct. 21, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Apps for iPad/iPhone, 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Pre-register. Friday, Oct. 23, Wordstock, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oc. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Good support for solar energy

November 18, 2015 Good support for solar energy To the editor: What a pleasure to see the large turnout for the San-Cap Solar Connect informational meeting sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society last week. more »»

Transparency needed about water quality!

November 18, 2015 Transparency needed about water quality! To the editor: In the midst of the 60 day protest on top of the Matanzas Bridge, community members against the Lake O discharges stood side by side with clea... more »»

Signs needed

November 18, 2015 To the editor: I understand that the construction on Estero Boulevard is a much-needed improvement,   however, yesterday I had two appointments and had to leave the island … it was a nightmare. more »»

My French brothers, my beloved world

November 18, 2015 To the editor: We are not immune to the ideologies of man. yet it still comes like a raging storm from calm seas when it happens in places where everything can be wonderful everyda. more »»

Crony capitalism

November 18, 2015 Crony capitalism To the editor: Don’t tell me that the Lee County Commission wants to create new middle class employment here. more »»

Editorials

Fly high and free forever, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks... more »»

Preserving paradise

September 9, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Vaccinate your pets

August 12, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres recentl. more »»

Rally with a cause

July 9, 2015 Despite a deeply disappointing legislative session, local environmentalists have not given up their quest for improved water qualit. more »»

Bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

National Champs -- Local team wins national tennis championship

April 1, 2015 A team of eight Southwest Florida men in the 65 & Over division recently returned from the USTA (United States Tennis Association) National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. more »»

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