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December 7, 2016 The former location of The Cadillac is going back to its original purpose: a produce stand. more »»

 
 
 

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A fresh start

December 7, 2016 The former location of The Cadillac is going back to its original purpose: a produce stand. more »»

Council, LPA seek additional discussion on floodplain regulations

December 7, 2016 About all the Fort Myers Beach Town Council and the Local Planning Agency (LPA) could agree upon during their one-hour discussion on floodplain regulations is that it will take much more than one... more »»

Lee County Shopper incorporated into Observer

December 7, 2016 To better serve readers and advertisers, the Breeze Newspapers has integrated its Lee County Shopper publication into the news sections of its weekly newspapers including the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Council mulls town manager search, TDC wish list

December 7, 2016 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council decided that the best person to assist the board in the town manager search is the sitting town manager. more »»

Community Corner 12.07.2016

December 7, 2016 Meetings & Events • Wednesday, Dec. 7: Public meeting on Virginia Avenue bay access, 5 p.m., Town Hall. • Thursday, Dec. 8: Fort Myers Beach Arts Association 65th Anniversary, 5:00 p.m. more »»

News from around the region

Robbery suspect sought

December 8, 2016 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a man caught in the act of robbing a North Fort Myers convenience store early this morning. more »»

Rock 'n Roll Christmas Party to benefit the Boys and Girls' Club

December 7, 2016 Aubuchon Homes will host a Rock 'n Roll Christmas Party this Thursday from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the The Riverside Home in Cape Coral’s Yacht Club at 5769 Riverside Drive. more »»

Council approves Parks Master Plan, discusses former Golf Club property

December 7, 2016 Much of the discussion about the city's proposed Parks Master Plan at Monday's City Council meeting centered on the former Cape Coral Golf Club that lies dormant on Palm Tree Boulevar. more »»

Keep the Wreath Green

December 7, 2016 The Cape Coral Fire Department recently kicked off its annual holiday fire safety campaign. The “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign started on Dec. 1. more »»

Council changes meeting schedule

December 7, 2016 With Monday night's approval, City Council will change the number of voting meetings it schedules beginning in January. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 1 of 4

December 1, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we pass by Thanksgiving, the holiday season is quickly upon us, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Holiday Spirit -- Tenth annual Spirit of Christmas benefit Tuesday

December 1, 2016 It’s been 10 years since two wonderful Canadian’s created a local foundation to benefit children and families in need, and as the saying goes, they are truly paying it forward. more »»

Weaving dreams -- Island fisherman hones his skill by crafting beautiful dreamcatchers

November 9, 2016 What began as an exercise of honing a skill has turned into a beautiful craft for local islander Mike Webber. more »»

Singing and Sprucing -- The Beached Whale unveils live music with new remodel

November 2, 2016 The folks of the Beached Whale have been very busy over the last several months in preparation of the incoming season. more »»

Business

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A fresh start

December 7, 2016 The former location of The Cadillac is going back to its original purpose: a produce stand. more »»

Council, LPA seek additional discussion on floodplain regulations

December 7, 2016 About all the Fort Myers Beach Town Council and the Local Planning Agency (LPA) could agree upon during their one-hour discussion on floodplain regulations is that it will take much more than one... more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 1 of 4

December 1, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we pass by Thanksgiving, the holiday season is quickly upon us, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Beach Pub hosts annual holiday benefit Sunday

November 10, 2016 Keeping up with tradition, the folks of the Beach Pub are proud to host their very special holiday benefit for local children, with their 16th annual Toys for X-Mas toy drive and fund-raiser, taking... more »»

Obituaries

Raeann Bias

December 8, 2016 Raeann Bias, 77, of Fort Myers, FL passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

John Merle Gregory

December 5, 2016 John Merle Gregory, 81 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on November 19, 2016. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome. more »»

Dr Arthur “Dick” Edwards

December 2, 2016 Dr. Arthur “Dick” Edwards, 100 of Fort Myers passed away Dec. 1, 2016. Visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave condolences to his family. more »»

Barbara Hanson

December 2, 2016 Barbara Hanson, 92 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on December 1, 2016. Cremation has been entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Joanne R Bratt

November 18, 2016 Joanne R. Bratt, 87, of Ft. Myers died 11-16-16. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Stop killing our marine life on Fort Myers Beach

December 7, 2016 Stop killing our marine life on Fort Myers Beach To the Editor: I walk the beach every morning from about Topp's to the Pier. more »»

Reduce FEMA 50 percent rule

December 7, 2016 Reduce FEMA 50 percent rule To the Editor: At the December 5th Town Council workshop, the LPA, Town Council and town staff reviewed the existing FEMA 50percent rule. more »»

Thanks for the support

November 22, 2016 Thanks for the support To the Editor: I wish to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District for your faith in me as evidenced by my Election Day victory. more »»

B&B Automotive is the place to go

November 22, 2016 B&B Automotive is the place to go To the Editor: Like many beach and area residents, I was disappointed last spring when Larry DeHays closed his auto repair business. more »»

I’m ready to endorse Torgerson's plan

November 22, 2016 I’m ready to endorse Torgerson's plan To the Editor: More than a year ago, developer Tom Torgerson blew into town like a hurricane, unveiling his proposed “Grand Resorts” plan to completely re-do... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. 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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An Open Session for all Portrait and Figure Artists will held this and every Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robb and Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Avd., Fort Myers, sponsored by the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. more »


 
 
 
 
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