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Council amends outdoor display ordinance

November 19, 2014 It has been more than 1-1/2 years since a Town code enforcement sweep of businesses with outdoor display of merchandise within the downtown zoning district revealed many merchants did not have... more »»

 
 
 

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Council amends outdoor display ordinance

November 19, 2014 It has been more than 1-1/2 years since a Town code enforcement sweep of businesses with outdoor display of merchandise within the downtown zoning district revealed many merchants did not have... more »»

Beach furniture codes need attention

November 19, 2014 Regulation decisions regarding another set of beach vendors are on the table. more »»

RED TIDE: Natural bloom not an issue on Beach

November 19, 2014 Reports of a red tide bloom off the coast of Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area are not as bad as one might understand. more »»

Downtown ad hoc committee begins work

November 19, 2014 An ad hoc committee for matters relating to the downtown zoning district of Fort Myers Beach formalized during an organizational meeting Thursday and began to look into community redevelopment... more »»

Old “Reef” could be new Bay Oaks entrance

November 19, 2014 A lack of visibility and accessibility of a well-liked recreational campus has led Town officials to look more seriously into a proposal to purchase Estero Boulevard property for increased... more »»

News from around the region

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 »»

Cape police seek gunman in fatal shooting

November 19, 2014 Update: Cape Coral Police detectives are actively investigating the shooting death of TJ Maxx store manager Alfred E. Griffiths last evening in front of the store located at the Del Prado Mal. more »»

Teacher accused of sending 'scantily clad' photos of self to student

November 19, 2014 A Lee County elementary school teacher was charged with cruelty towards a child/transmitting information harmful to minors Tuesday after officials say she sent "scantily clad" photos of herself to a... more »»

Szerlag contract, police body cameras hot topics

November 18, 2014 By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers. more »»

Cape boy dies after crash north of Tampa

November 18, 2014 A two-vehicle crash north of Tampa on Monday left a Cape Coral boy dead and others hurt. Nathan Griffith, 5, died from his injuries at St. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

A benefit for Ben and Benny benefit Sunday at The Cottage

November 13, 2014 Helping to raise funds for a local man and his son, to have a very special and memorable Christmas, The Cottage is hosting a very special benefit for Ben Westerhouse this weekend Sunday, Nov. more »»

Sons of Anarchy Finale Event at Six Bends Harley-Davidson Dec. 9

November 12, 2014 SONS OF ANARCHY FINALE EVENT AT SIX BENDS ON DEC. 9 Six Bends Harley-Davidson is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Sons of Anarchy finale event on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 5:00 p.. more »»

Benefit for Ben and Benny - Very special benefit held for local man and his son

November 6, 2014 Helping to raise funds for a local man and his son, to have a very special and memorable Christmas, The Cottage is hosting a very special benefit for Ben Westerhouse Sunday, Nov. 16, starting at 11 a. more »»

Toys for X-Mas and Memorial Bike Run

November 6, 2014 For the last 13 years, the folks of the Beach Pub, 1668 I St. more »»

Halloween Hijinks - What’re you doing Friday night?

October 30, 2014 It's that time of year, when all the crypts creak open and all the creeps, goblins and ghouls ooze out, blanketing the city in Halloween madness for all ages. more »»

Business

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 »»

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 »»

Obituaries

Robert M. Sipe

November 20, 2014 Robert M. Sipe, 90, of Fort Myers died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Kathleen Knauff,

November 4, 2014 Kathleen Knauff, 69 of Estero, FL. Passed away September 20, 2014. Kathleen was a longtime resident of Fort Myers Beach and an active member of St. Raphaelás Episcopal Church. 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 »»

Local Columns

Handling emergencies

November 19, 2014 Breakdowns happen. Fact. Sometimes they happen at inconvenient times. Count on it. more »»

Gift Paks for holiday shopping available at Beach Library

November 18, 2014 Activities This Week Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Also on Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Movie Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. more »»

They can’t teach that

November 12, 2014 When a football player makes a running one-handed catch while summersaulting and landing with both toes in-bounds, commentators like to say “You can’t teach that,” implying, of course, that it’s a... more »»

The Dansbys are Beach Library's Artists of the Month

November 12, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets on Wednesday too from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Going Further with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Nov. more »»

Some things I do not know

November 5, 2014 The lady was talking about a 100 miles an hour, but my ears were only running at about 50, but accelerating, trying to make sense of what she was sayin. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Many thanks and an apology

November 19, 2014 To the editor: First, thanks to all that voted me back in as Fort Myers Beach Fire Commissioner Seat Five. I will again do the best I can possibly do to serve the FMB communit. more »»

Director looks for film reviewers

November 19, 2014 To the editor: Hello Fort Myers Beach Film Festival volunteers! We need your help this year. Our local and islander films will now go through the same submission process as the other categories. more »»

Jacaranda trees warning

November 19, 2014 To the editor: I have a warning about jacaranda trees. They are beautiful, but they grow into huge trees with huge surface roots. more »»

Dental care should be part of the Affordable Care Act

November 19, 2014 To the editor: There is an urgent need for dental care for adults. I am a case manager at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc., and I work with clients who desperately need dental care. more »»

Will Obama dare?

November 19, 2014 To the editor: The threat of a constitutional crisis is looming on the political horizon. 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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