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Pets of the week

September 14, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

 
 
 

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Pets of the week

September 14, 2014 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

9-11: Beach Fire unveils permanent memorial

September 12, 2014 An artifact from the World Trade Center was unveiled within a constructed showcase memorial display during a 9-11 remembrance ceremony at Fort Myers Beach Fire Station #33 yesterday. more »»

Full cost for lightning detection revealed

September 10, 2014 A relatively complete cost analysis to fund lightning alert systems along the beachfront of Fort Myers Beach —amount for the device, electrical hook-ups and maintenance— was disclosed during a... more »»

Town legal company changes, but not lawyer

September 10, 2014 A short-term change in legal services for the Town of Fort Myers Beach was made Thursday evening, but the municipality retained its lead lawyer. more »»

HALL QUEST: The moves for owning government space

September 10, 2014 The quest for ownership of governmental office space with combined provisional space for additional services offered by the Town of Fort Myers Beach continues. more »»

News from around the region

Police seek armed robbers

September 14, 2014 Cape Coral Police detectives are asking for help identifying suspects in an armed robbery that occurred at a Cape Coral Perkins restaurant in the overnight hours from Friday night into Saturday... more »»

VFW remembers the fallen, heroes of Sept. 11

September 12, 2014 It was a day to not only remember those who died, but also to warn that in today’s climate, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of the threat of terrorism. more »»

For The Kids

September 12, 2014 About one quarter of the children under 21 diagnosed with cancer every year do not survive. more »»

Council set to discuss Bimini Basin Project proposal

September 12, 2014 Cape Coral City Council is holding two meetings next week. Monday’s regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers is followed by a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5:05 p.m. more »»

Ride for Pride to honor veterans Wednesday

September 12, 2014 When you look over toward Eco Park this Wednesday and see a big rig sitting near the Iraq War monument, it won't just some guy who got los. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rockin' for Robin – Fort Myers Beach benefit Saturday

September 10, 2014 After diligent fund-raising work for the last several weeks that spread across the county, Rockin’ for Robin’s big Fort Myers Beach benefit will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. more »»

A trip to the moon - The Moon Museum (1969): Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission exhibit at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

August 27, 2014 The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is exhibiting the first-ever “Space Art” project, a work that has been essentially “top secret” since 1969. 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 »»

Rockin Robin - First of two big benefits for Robin Sunday at BackStreets, Cape Coral

August 27, 2014 An integral part of the community all her life, Robin Curley is the girl known for always smiling – always staying positive and lifting the spirits of others who may be down. more »»

The Craic - Dynamite traveling Medieval group to perform at upcoming FMB Pirate Festival

August 14, 2014 Legendary Medieval music-performing group The Craic has just been announced as a major performing artist during the upcoming ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, sweeping the shores of the... more »»

Business

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 »»

Former Beach businessman opens 4th 'Beef' franchise

August 27, 2014 Peter Ennis, former owner of Beach-based restaurants Backwater's and Taco Caliente back in the 1990s, has become quite the business enterprising individual in Southwest Florida. more »»

Cell Phones for Soldiers - Island lounges hosting cell phone drive for local and national military charities

July 10, 2014 What all started as some simple summer cleaning over the weekend turned into a month-long drive and collection for both local and national foundations that help our U.. more »»

Newest Pollo Tropical restaurant opens in South Fort Myers with Beach Party Friday, July 11

July 1, 2014 The sixth Southwest Florida location for Pollo Tropical will be the center of focus on Friday, July 11 – when the community celebrates with an all-day Beach Party at 12611 South Cleveland Avenue. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Henry A. Shirley

August 14, 2014 Army veteran, avid fisherman, loving husband Henry Albert Shirley, 72, a lifelong Lee County resident, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Fort Myers. more »»

Louis A. Meyer, Jr.

August 14, 2014 Beloved husband, father, brother, author Noted young adult author, Louis A. Meyer, Jr. more »»

Estel T. Peterson

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Estel T. Peterson, 95, of Fort Myers, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at North Collier Hospital. A former blueberry farmer in Grand Haven, Mich. more »»

Local Columns

Towing a trailer

September 10, 2014 Back from a lengthy hiatus to the Florida Keys, I have breaking news for everyone. There is a trap waiting for unsuspecting travelers on the Alligator Alley section of I-75. more »»

Beach Library explores the geocaching craze

September 10, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. Fractured Fairy Tales, Thursday, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m. Naked Meadow, Friday, Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. more »»

Shell crafts a big hit at the Beach Library

September 3, 2014 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Getting Started with eBooks, Monday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. Sea Turtles, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Social media discussed in seminar at Beach Library

August 27, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Facebook & Twitter on Friday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. We are closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. . more »»

Beach Library to host a live demo on Windows 8

August 20, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Visiting Belize, Friday, Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m Windows 8, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Testing: To opt out or not to opt out

September 10, 2014 The debate has finally begun in earnest. It is a debate worthy to be had and long overdue. Our State and our Nation have become obsessed with standardized testing of students in public schools. more »»

'Spirit of the Holidays' looks for support

September 10, 2014 To the editor: The Beach Kids Foundation is gearing up for their annual Spirit of the Holidays Fundraiser where they partner up with our fabulous Beach firemen and local Sheriff feputies to make... more »»

Beach chamber seeks sponsorship for Pirate Fest

September 10, 2014 To the editor: Hello business people! We only have six weeks left until the ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Piratefest! We have plenty of entertainment and activities for the 7,500 people expected... more »»

Kiwanis Dining Discounts Book still available

September 10, 2014 To the editor: The 2014 Lee County Discounts Book is still available for purchase and most restaurants honor the discounts through Nov. 15. more »»

On manatees, FWS should look at Indian River Lagoon

September 3, 2014 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the status of the Florida manatee, a species that has been listed as endangered since the federal Endangered Species Act was created. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Be prepared for stormy weather

June 11, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc an... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Golfers invited to the ninth annual Shell Point Open Nov. 9

September 20, 2012 Fort Myers, Fl (Sept. 20, 2012) --- Golfers are invited to participate in the 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

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