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Vote for Beach - finalist for coolest town

January 29, 2015 Fort Myers Beach could be named the coolest town in the nation in 2015 with a little help from its friends. more »»

Town close to hiring lobbyist for aircraft issues

January 28, 2015 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council recently reaffirmed the Town's objective to retain services of a man who is possibly the best shot at decreasing aircraft flyovers over Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Council approves funding request policy

January 28, 2015 Submitted funding requests from community organizations and groups to benefit citizens of Fort Myers Beach and island promotion will get a different look than past inquiries. more »»

ADOPT A BEACH: MRTF program officially under way

January 28, 2015 An environmental and informational program instituted by the Marine Resources Task Force has received approval to officially begin on the beachfront of Estero Island. more »»

LPA discusses comp plan issues with Council

January 28, 2015 The Town “Bible” received a timely initial overview between island policy makers and their top advisory board last week. more »»

News from around the region

Bimini ‘charette’ bandies ideas

January 29, 2015 Imagine walking along the boardwalk with lush greenscapes toward an expanded Four Freedoms Park, being able to shop and eat at a multitude of shops before catching a concert at the outdoor... more »»

Mayor jabs manager over employee reclassifications

January 29, 2015 Imagine walking along the boardwalk with lush greenscapes toward an expanded Four Freedoms Park, being able to shop and eat at a multitude of shops before catching a concert at the outdoor... more »»

Taxpayers beware: IRS shares filing scams

January 29, 2015 With tax filing season in full swing, authorities are reminding the public to be on the lookout for scammers and offering up some tips to help keep them from becoming a victim. more »»

CCPD ‘Do the Right Thing’ honorees for January named

January 29, 2015 The latest Cape Coral Police Department “Do The Right Thing” ceremony for January 2015 was held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambe. more »»

Benacquisto targets pill mills, recording of sex offenders

January 29, 2015 When Florida begins its legislative session in March, State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto will have a pair of legislative measures she hopes will address loopholes. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Local musician releases full-length album Island gigs kick off Tuesday

January 28, 2015 It was an item that sat on his bucket list for some time, and he was determined this was the year he was finally going to carry it through. more »»

Art and Tea - Highwaymen-inspired artist comes to the island

January 28, 2015 Fort Myers Beach Realty brings central Florida artist Lynn Herrick and her paintings to Fort Myers Beach Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. Lynn was taught by one of the original Highwaymen, R.L. more »»

Button-boxin' - Live polka band returns to the south end of the island every Tuesday

January 28, 2015 The sounds of Cleveland-style polka will swirl over the south end of the gulf this season, as Mary Lou Downs and Charlie Tomecek, along with their Florida Snowbird Polka Band, return from the brisk... more »»

Bargain-Hunter's Treasure Trove - Sixth annual Main Street Bazaar & Yard Sale hits the pavement Saturday

January 14, 2015 Everything is set. Signs are going up. Communities are ready. Bargain-hunters are preparing their Main Street itineraries for the day. more »»

Faithful Patriotism - Local legion offers Health Fair, military museum and more to local vets, members, community

January 8, 2015 Teaming up to help our local military veterans and active military personnel, the Estero Island Medical Care Center and American Legion Post 274 are hosting a Free Veterans Wellness Fair and blood... more »»

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Faithful Patriotism - Local legion offers Health Fair, military museum and more to local vets, members, community

January 8, 2015 Teaming up to help our local military veterans and active military personnel, the Estero Island Medical Care Center and American Legion Post 274 are hosting a Free Veterans Wellness Fair and blood... more »»

Valerie's Lounge hosts emergency BINGO fund-raiser Thursday

January 7, 2015 Valerie's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., will be hosting an emergency fund-raiser during its Thursday BINGO session this week. more »»

Ugly Sweater Party - New island hot spot offers fun holiday celebration Monday

December 17, 2014 One of the newest hot spots on Fort Myers Beach, Dock O’ the Bay Bar and Grill, 19001 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Beach realtor nominated as WGCU Maker

December 3, 2014 Beach realtor Cynthia Shafer has been nominated as a 2015 WGCU Maker for her contributions in the Voices For Kids and Bedz for Kidz programs. more »»

Local non-profit awarded $23k grant to provide water safety to autistic, special needs children

November 20, 2014 A local foundation dedicated to supporting the development and growth of non-profit businesses and to raising funds for selected Florida charities around the area – and the state – was just awarded... more »»

Obituaries

Robert Edward Jacoby

January 28, 2015 Robert Edward Jacoby, born October 30, 1921 in Syracuse , New York, passed away February 1, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. more »»

Dr. Dana Gerald Killam

January 28, 2015 Dr. Dana Gerald Killam, MD, 67, of North Fort Myers, passed away on January 23, 2015. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. www.MullinsMemorial. more »»

Walter Wah You Gouveia

January 19, 2015 Walter Wah You Gouveia, age 78, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 5, 2015. more »»

William C. Crowder

January 2, 2015 William C. Crowder, 71, passed peacefully, December 30, with family members at his side after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born and raised in N.H. 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 »»

Local Columns

Used car lots

January 28, 2015 One of our society’s tests of character and honesty is the question: “Yeah, he’s a nice guy, but would you buy a used car from him?” That was a common one aimed toward Richard Nixon. more »»

Beach Library seeks volunteer greeters

January 28, 2015 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Quilting, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Lemons and cherries

January 21, 2015 We in the car business are often asked what kind of car to buy. I usually start by recommending Rolls Royce and segue down through Mercedes and so forth until they stop asking. There is no best deal. more »»

War stories

January 14, 2015 The car repair field has always been rife with conflict. Many people distrust mechanics. Few people respect the skills of the trade. more »»

Ed Scott is Beach Library's Artist of the Month

January 14, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Quilting, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Setup fee $2. Still on Wednesday, Jumping Jellyfish, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Putt & Pub Crawl raises over $10,000

January 28, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of Fort Myers Beach Soccer Club, I would like to thank Paula Kiker, Matanzas, Pete's Time Out, The Beach Pierside Grill, Smokin Oyster Brewery, Gulf Shore Grill, Nemo's,... more »»

Fish Tale Marina employees complete training

January 28, 2015 To the editor: Fish Tale Marina employees recently completed AED and CPR training at the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department last week. more »»

Another successful Putt & Pub Crawl

January 28, 2015 To the editor: Thanks to all the participants who came out to support the Fort Myers Beach Soccer League for the fifth annual Putt & Pub Crawl. more »»

Protect and preserve the Preserve, no bicycles please

January 28, 2015 To the editor: We are so fortunate to have Matanzas Pass Preserve on our beautiful island to remind us of how this barrier island looked for hundreds of years before our current way of living. more »»

Sewage spill leads to canal fish kill

January 28, 2015 To the editor: Our waterways seem to be under attack on all fronts locally, and that is a shining example of what is occurring at Ten Mile Canal in Fort Myers. 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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