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Kickin' it at Fort Myers Beach summer camp

July 27, 2016 Reece Bedford has visited the U.S. three times, but this was the first time he got to experience living her. more »»

 
 
 

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Kickin' it at Fort Myers Beach summer camp

July 27, 2016 Reece Bedford has visited the U.S. three times, but this was the first time he got to experience living her. more »»

News Briefs 7.27.2016

July 27, 2016 + Bay Oaks to visit Snook Haven Bay Oaks monthly out-to-lunch bunch is taking a trip on the wild sid. more »»

Business owners want fountain out

July 27, 2016 Although only a few people appeared at Fort Myers Beach town staff's meeting for Fountain Park improvements, those in attendance gave a clear consensus. Take the fountain out. more »»

Bud Nocera names Jacki Liszak next Chamber president

July 27, 2016 It will be six months until Jacki Liszak fully takes over the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, but she's already got ideas. more »»

Beach kids get big bucks

July 27, 2016 A.J. Bassett said she remembers time at the Beach Elementary in eras — there was the panther era and the otter er. more »»

News from around the region

Wheels for Jay -- Matlacha benefit concert for local humanitarian Saturday

July 28, 2016 Kip Lawrence is a well-known local songwriter and member of the popular Yard Dogs “Florida Swamp” band. more »»

Beach kids get big bucks

July 27, 2016 A.J. Bassett said she remembers time at the Beach Elementary in eras — there was the panther era and the otter er. more »»

Associated press: Violence at Fort Myers club signals changing city

July 27, 2016 A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's... more »»

Council sets not-to-exceed levels for millage rate

July 26, 2016 City Council addressed its 2017 budget cycle at Monday night's meeting by setting some financial parameters, including the property tax millage rate. more »»

Crime Stoppers: Witness accounts of paramount importance in aftermath of Club Blu shootings

July 26, 2016 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help generating any information on the deadly shootings at Club Blu early Monday day morning. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Wheels for Jay -- Matlacha benefit concert for local humanitarian Saturday

July 28, 2016 Kip Lawrence is a well-known local songwriter and member of the popular Yard Dogs “Florida Swamp” band. more »»

#FMB4PULSE benefit at The Cottage all day Saturday

July 28, 2016 Having been in the works since a day after the tragic event in June, the staff of The Cottage and Gulfshore Grill is hosting an all-day benefit Saturday, July 30, for the victims of the Orlando... more »»

Gotta catch 'em all on Fort Myers Beach!

July 20, 2016 Since first popping up in the App Store weeks ago, Fort Myers Beach has become one of the biggest hot spots in Southwest Florida to catch some of the best Pokemon creatures of the Pokemon Go world. more »»

BINGO fund-raiser for little Oliver at Val’s Lounge Thursday night

July 13, 2016 The Tabarrini Foundation will be hosting a BINGO?fund-raiser at Val’s Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., for a local child Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. more »»

Relaxing the Mind, Body & Spirit -- Enjoying yoga sessions along the sand of FMB

July 13, 2016 Many escape to the sands of Fort Myers Beach to relax and unwind. Many also escape to the meditative state of yoga for the same resul. more »»

Business

#FMB4PULSE benefit at The Cottage all day Saturday

July 28, 2016 Having been in the works since a day after the tragic event in June, the staff of The Cottage and Gulfshore Grill is hosting an all-day benefit Saturday, July 30, for the victims of the Orlando... more »»

A Decade of Donating -- Lani Kai’s 10th annual blood and bone marrow drive takes place Saturday

July 28, 2016 The 10th annual Kenny Conidaris Blood and Bone Marrow Drive will be taking place at the Lani Kai Island Resort Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Bud Nocera names Jacki Liszak next Chamber president

July 27, 2016 It will be six months until Jacki Liszak fully takes over the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, but she's already got ideas. more »»

A new stitch on Fort Myers Beach

July 20, 2016 A knack with a needle is a trait that runs in Lisa Miller's family. more »»

Fort Myers Beach residents to ride for business

July 20, 2016 Megan Heil loves her Jeep Wrangler. The two-year resident of Fort Myers Beach has noticed other people on the island love Jeeps, too. more »»

Obituaries

Ruth B Abraham

July 28, 2016 Mrs. Ruth B. Abraham, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 16 with all her family at her side after suddenly suffering a massive stroke four days prior to her passing. more »»

John Mitchell Fish

July 26, 2016 John Mitchell Fish, 66, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Nancy Geyer

July 25, 2016 Nancy Geyer, 70, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 23, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Robert “Bob” Leonard Sundblad

July 22, 2016 Robert “Bob” Leonard Sundblad, 93, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 20, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Russell E. Miller III

July 15, 2016 Russell E. Miller, III, 90, of Ft. Myers, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of July 27

July 28, 2016 Precious Bruser: Lean on me! This little guy was found on the street. He was timid at first but quickly started to warm up. He is very laid back and loves to lean on you. 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 »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

It is all about the water folks...

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We just need to throw all of our elected officials out and not listen to them at all. They will only lie to save their jobs. more »»

A sure bet

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We can certainly agree there aren’t too many sure bets these days. For example, view our local political scene. more »»

Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

An Open Letter to the  Mayor and Council Members of Fort Myers Beach...

June 22, 2016 To the editor: There was a time I believed a perfect vacation at the beach could only be found on an island in the middle of the ocean. more »»

A Fresh Prospective for Lee County Commissioner

June 22, 2016 To the editor: The 2016 Election holds a promise of a new fresh prospective when it comes to electing a Lee County Commissioner for District 5. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Be prepared this hurricane season

June 8, 2016 Forecasters are predicting an “average” hurricane season this year but we offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and impact our lives. more »»

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 »»

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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Portrait and figure art course 07-30

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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