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Rep. Rodrigues provides report to Council

August 20, 2014 Florida Rep. Ray Rodrigues has been visiting municipalities in Dist. 76 to offer services and give brief summaries of past state sessions. more »»

 
 
 

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Rep. Rodrigues provides report to Council

August 20, 2014 Florida Rep. Ray Rodrigues has been visiting municipalities in Dist. 76 to offer services and give brief summaries of past state sessions. more »»

Town officials to decide on lightning detection

August 20, 2014 Less than one month after a lightning storm fatality occurred along the beachfront on Estero Island, a Town of Fort Myers Beach advisory board continued ongoing discussions about the viability of a... more »»

STATE OF RIVERS: Water quality still an issue going forward

August 20, 2014 It's been just more than one year since high flow regulatory discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie River began a debate about water management practice. more »»

Council works on Town preliminary budget

August 20, 2014 Estimated budget numbers for the 2014-15 fiscal year are getting closer to becoming reality. more »»

Early voting under way

August 19, 2014 Voters looking to beat possible Election Day lines got an early opportunity Saturday with the start of early voting. Early voting for the Aug. more »»

News from around the region

City researching voluntary residential fire sprinklers

August 20, 2014 Despite hesitation on the part of several council members on the subject of residential fire sprinklers, Councilmember Rana Erbrick's request to revisit drafting such an ordinance gained the suppor... more »»

Welcome back

August 20, 2014 Lee County's first day of school went off without a hitch this week, minus the typical hiccups. On Monday morning, students enrolled in the School District of Lee County headed back to class. more »»

No No-See-Um

August 20, 2014 It's that dreaded time of year ... no-see-um seaso. more »»

Love’s opens to travelers of I-75 in North Fort Myers

August 20, 2014 Cars and people streamed off of I-75 at Exit 143 on Bayshore Road for gas and a bite to eat, and locals came by to pick up a quick loaf of bread or a gallon of milk. more »»

Man sentenced to prison for aggravated battery

August 20, 2014 A man who attacked his Cape Coral boyfriend with a razor has received prison time. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Dual-benefit seeks sponsorships for banners and Tees

August 6, 2014 As the benefits near, volunteers from all over have been doing their part to make sure the Rockin’ Robin and Rockin’ for Robin fund-raisers are the best possible. more »»

Yazgars Farm - Groovy local rock band travels to NY to perform at legendary 45th Woodstock music festival

August 6, 2014 Yazgars Farm, the local rock band bringing Woodstock to the Southwest Florida area for 25 years, is now taking it all to back Woodstock for the 45th celebration of the festival of peace and love Au. more »»

A Party for Marty - All are welcome to join the 100th birthday celebration of lifetime Kiwanian and Shriner Marty Rowe

July 30, 2014 Local resident Marty Rowe has been a volunteer and community philanthropist all of his life. more »»

Rockin' for Robin - Dual-benefit held in Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach for well-loved local

July 30, 2014 Always doing her part to help the local community, now the community is stepping up to help her. Robin Curley has been a part of the Southwest Florida circuit for nearly a decade. more »»

Business

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 »»

'Best of the Beach' winners feted at luncheon

June 24, 2014 Scores of Fort Myers Beach businesses were honored Tuesday at the Lani Kai Island resort as part of the Best of the Beach contest sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Observer and Beach Bulletin. more »»

Jet-Setting: Local duo turns traveling and entertaining into a true entrepreneurial endeavor

May 12, 2014 Naming Fort Myers Beach their first home on U.S. soil since marrying in 2004, U.K.-born Ursula and Richard Cooper are quite the coupl. more »»

Cirque du Cabana's: Grand re-opening celebration at Cabana’s Beach Bar Saturday eve

April 3, 2014 The past year has certainly been a busy one for the team at Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grille on Fort Myers Beach, a part of the luxurious DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, 2000 Estero Blv. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Hazel Evelyn Anlauf

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Hazel Evelyn Anlauf, 90, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. more »»

Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje

July 2, 2014 Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje, 70, died Saturday, May 10th in Miami, Florida of a brain aneurysm. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

Chester Rogers is Beach Library Artist of the Month

August 13, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug, 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Afternoon Movie, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Having Fun with Shell Crafts, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30 p.. more »»

Beach Library has gift paks for sale

August 6, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. Q & A on Crime Prevention, Friday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. Basic Computers, Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Register to vote Monday at Beach Library

July 30, 2014 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Summer Reading Program, Friday, Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-register. Register to Vote, Monday, Au. more »»

What are the chances

July 30, 2014 Sometimes people want to know the odds of something happening, like winning the lottery. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vibrio vulnificus myth busters

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Bacterial infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus are rare, estimated to affect only 1 percent of the populatio. more »»

Two sides to every story

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Regarding the road block at the Sky Bridge following Hurricane Charley. To be brief, I was the man in the orange vest and hard hat working the “desk” at the bridge. more »»

Stop by the historic cottage

August 20, 2014 To the editor: The Estero Island Historic Society and Nature Center is looking for island residents who are interested in preserving our island history and in protecting our island's resou. more »»

Vote on a Top Two nonpartisan initiative

August 20, 2014 To the editor: If our politicians can agree on one thing, it’s that they should control the election process. more »»

Beautiful FMB...

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach, known for it's beautiful beaches and soft sugar-sand, but..... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

June 3, 2014 On Memorial Day, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women that the holiday intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. 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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