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Council adopts water sports code amendments

October 22, 2014 Regulations on water sports within the Town of Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code have been updated now that amendments were finalized during a second and final hearing to adopt the changes to... more »»

 
 
 

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Council adopts water sports code amendments

October 22, 2014 Regulations on water sports within the Town of Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code have been updated now that amendments were finalized during a second and final hearing to adopt the changes to... more »»

Outdoor display code ready for hearings

October 22, 2014 The delicate balance of keeping Fort Myers Beach “funky” while protecting the character of the community by not allowing a “flea market effect” has been one of the tasks of Town leaders. more »»

GREEK PLEDGE: Lani Kai to donate $100,000 to off-island church

October 22, 2014 Lani Kai Beach Resort recently made a $100,000 donation pledge to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Myers. The money will go towards a newly constructed Sunday School building. more »»

Downtown ad hoc group to be formed Nov. 3

October 22, 2014 Five community members are still on the radar to be appointed to serve on an ad hoc committee for issues relating to the downtown zoning district of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

HAIL YALE: 62-year college reunion drought ends

October 22, 2014 Former Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dan Hughes received a long-time-coming visit from two former colleagues during five days this past week. more »»

News from around the region

Early voting ‘steady;’ no lines at the polls

October 23, 2014 Lee County voters only have another week to get to the polls and cast a ballot early. Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election kicked off on Monday and will continue through Nov. 1. more »»

KidsFest! Kiwanis to put on huge party for kids Saturday

October 23, 2014 By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers.com Local families looking for some free fun on Saturday can check out the 17th Annual KidsFest. more »»

Another great Oktoberfest weekend expected

October 23, 2014 The German American Social Club could not have asked for better weather or more visitors for the first weekend of Oktoberfest. more »»

‘Honor Flight’ trips treat heroes

October 23, 2014 Collier County Honor Flight’s Mission 4 departs Southwest International Airport with 50 WWII and Korean War veterans from Collier and Lee counties Saturday at 8:45 a.m. more »»

Pride & Patriotism to honor students’ love of country

October 23, 2014 Lee County students of all kinds had a chance to show their love of country in artistic form and, on Nov. 6 at the Barbara B. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Walking the Walk - Fifth annual breast cancer benefit Saturday

October 16, 2014 For the fifth year, the folks of The Mermaid have done what they could to raise awareness of breast cancer and early detection, as well as helping a local organizatio. more »»

Surf Club changes hands in ownership

October 8, 2014 After a several-decade run, Surf Club owner and founder Bruce Cermak is passing the award-winning torch to new owners, who take over Friday. more »»

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest comes to FMB this weekend

October 2, 2014 After a very successful hop-along on Sanibel and Captiva islands last weekend, the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest rolls into town Friday to Sunday, Oct. more »»

Revving up to be a great Monday: Parrot Key Cruise-In Car Shows Return

October 2, 2014 Attention, all motor-heads, car-lovers and engine enthusiasts: Get ready to feast your eyes on what’s known as pure eye candy, as the staff of Parrot Key, 2500 Main S. more »»

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Surf Club changes hands in ownership

October 8, 2014 After a several-decade run, Surf Club owner and founder Bruce Cermak is passing the award-winning torch to new owners, who take over Friday. more »»

Revving up to be a great Monday: Parrot Key Cruise-In Car Shows Return

October 2, 2014 Attention, all motor-heads, car-lovers and engine enthusiasts: Get ready to feast your eyes on what’s known as pure eye candy, as the staff of Parrot Key, 2500 Main S. more »»

The SandBar hosts family benefit Saturday

September 18, 2014 Raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis while raising funds for a local employee’s family in need, the SandBar and Grill, 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Mobile Relief - Local mammogram bus offers services on Fort Myers Beach for those with or without insurance

August 27, 2014 It’s imperative women from the ages of 40 and up get a mammogram every one to two years, or earlier if breast cancer has been detected within their families. more »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Obituaries

Daniel "DC3" Raymond Curran III

October 20, 2014 Daniel "DC3" Raymond Curran III native of Fort Myers Beach, born August 8, 1984 to Daniel and Oldemira "Ollie" Curran of Fort Myers Beach. Passed to live with Jesus October 13, 2014. more »»

Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre, Jr.

September 25, 2014 Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre Jr., 24, of Cape Coral and a lifetime resident of Lee County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Fort Myer. more »»

Memorial service for Michael DeCarlo arranged for Monday morning; charter bus offered

September 25, 2014 The island lost a true earth-bound angel a few weeks ago. Michael DeCarlo, 59, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sept. 1. more »»

Carolann Capuano

August 27, 2014 Carolann Capuano was born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Hershey, Pa. to her parents Mark and Cynthia (Smith) Capuano. She passed away on August 7, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fla. more »»

Jeremy “Jerry” Blok

August 27, 2014 Jeremy “Jerry” Blok died Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Poland and came to the United States in 1951. He retired from the U.S. more »»

Local Columns

More on estimating

October 22, 2014 Getting an accurate estimate for your repair job can be difficult, but not impossible. more »»

Jeff Mudgett is Beach Library Artist of the Month

October 22, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Painting on the Beach, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Quilting on Wednesday from 9 a.m. more »»

Snake oil engine treatments

October 8, 2014 Let’s say your car developed a little “hiccup” the other day. You see a product advertised that says it can cure that, and more, by simply pouring it into your gas tank. Come on, admit i. more »»

W. Jeffrey Mudgett is Beach Library Artist of the Month

October 8, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct, 8 at 10:30 a.m. Getting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. Dog Day on Thursday, 3 to 4:15 p.m. more »»

Cafe to reopen on Monday at Beach Library

October 1, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Cafe' reopens, Monday, Oct. 6 e-mail & Internet for Beginners, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Amendment 2 is about compassion

October 22, 2014 In life, almost every single one of us will suffer from what I call "thunder strikes," unexpected calamities that affect us suddenly and change our lives forever. more »»

GuAmendment 2 approval would have serious consequences

October 22, 2014 It is my belief that the legalization of marijuana is a bad decision for our citizens and I stand in opposition to Amendment 2 (Medical Marijuana). more »»

Mayor to offer open house

October 22, 2014 To the editor: Dear Friends and Neighbors: As so many of our winter residents are back in Town early this year, I will be holding an open house at Town Hall in the Council Chambers on Wednesday,... more »»

Residents endorse fire board candidates

October 22, 2014 To the editor: There are two new candidates who are now not on the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control Board but have great hopes to put on a “ Commissioner Hat” in the Nov. 4 election. more »»

Volunteers sought for Sandsculpting event

October 22, 2014 To the editor: Please volunteer for the 28th annual American Sandsculpting Championship. more »»

Editorials

Vote 'yes' on Amendment 2

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun... more »»

Smart school testing decision on opt-out proposal

September 10, 2014 Less than one week after voting to "opt out" of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

Get out and vote early

August 20, 2014 Eight days of early voting for the Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 11 elections offices throughout Lee County. more »»

Schools are in session: Driver be aware

August 20, 2014 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County. An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, have returned to the classroom as the new school year gets under wa. more »»

Lightning detection for Beach needs exploration

July 30, 2014 The 15th U.S. lightning death of 2014 was recorded here in Lee County Tuesday. Scott Wilcox, 41, was fatally injured. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fillet & Release: Annual fishing tournament for Hope Hospice Saturday

September 18, 2014 The 10th annual Fillet and Release fishing tournament, raising funds for Hope Hospice, will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, with Matanzas Resort home base, at 414 Crescent St. more »»

Annual Summerset regatta seeks sponsorships

August 14, 2014 The 49th annual Summerset Regatta is setting sail Saturday and Sunday, Oct. more »»

Suncoast Gun Show hits SWFL this weekend

February 8, 2013 The Suncoast Gun Show is returning to Southwest Florida this weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. This is one of Florida's largest gun shows. more »»

47th annual Summerset Regatta sails Saturday

October 4, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Mediterranean... more »»

CMCS gears up for 47th annual Summerset Regatta Oct. 5-7

September 27, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Meditarrean... 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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