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Construction activities on Estero Boulevard begins

July 30, 2015 The nature of this week’s construction activities on Estero Boulevard beginning at Crescent Street requires continuous changes to the traffic plan (cones, flaggers, etc.) as crews mill asphalt. more »»

 
 
 

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Construction activities on Estero Boulevard begins

July 30, 2015 The nature of this week’s construction activities on Estero Boulevard beginning at Crescent Street requires continuous changes to the traffic plan (cones, flaggers, etc.) as crews mill asphalt. more »»

Boulevard waterlines project begins

July 29, 2015 Work is officially underway for a long-term project on the main road of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

CELCAB sets Mound House grand opening date

July 29, 2015 A tentative date has been set for the official opening of a Beach property that has been recognized as a significant archaeological and historic site by the State of Florida. more »»

REMEMBERING SHIRLEY: Beloved wife and mother loses life to cancer

July 29, 2015 Many knew her as the wife of the “mayor of San Carlos Island.” But, she was so much mor. more »»

Donation pushes funds for Preserve center

July 29, 2015 A very generous donation will enable officials to move forward on finalizing plans for an educational center that will be named for the benefactors on the property of one of Estero Island's hidden... more »»

News from around the region

$10 million conference center proposed

July 31, 2015 Developers of the Westin Resort at Tarpon Point are proposing to build a $10 million, 35,000-square-foot conference center in Cape Coral. more »»

LMHS hosts Big Latch On event at two sites

July 31, 2015 More than a dozen local mothers took part in an attempt to break a world record on Friday. Lee Memorial Health System hosted its annual Big Latch On event at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Question of the Week, Week 2: What are the top three planks of your platform?

July 31, 2015 City Council candidate question of the week Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related questio. more »»

New taxi regulations to begin for county

July 31, 2015 Taxi cabs and vehicles for hire will be required to comply with new regulations starting Saturday in order to operate and offer their services within Lee County. more »»

Civic forum brings in full house

July 31, 2015 It was the first chance for the candidates running for three Cape Coral City Council seats to meet together with prospective the voters and show what they know about city policy and how they would... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Brit Floyd - Int’l Pink Floyd cover band returns with another spectacular show

July 29, 2015 Known as “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,” Brit Floyd returned to Southwest Florida during its Space and Time World Tour last week at the Barbara . more »»

The Torrents of Papas -- Two local gentlemen to compete during Hemingway Days

July 8, 2015 Two local island gentlemen are eager to make it down to Key West within the next couple of weeks. more »»

Brit Floyd -- ‘World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show’ returns to SWFL

June 17, 2015 Highly regarded as “The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show,” Brit Floyd is back touring around our neck of the woods, as part of its “Space & Time World Tour 2015,” performing at the Barbara B. more »»

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

$pinach for Popeye benefit Saturday at The Shamrock

June 17, 2015 As soon as islanders got word of local humanitarian Mike “Popeye” Dearden’s medical emergency scare months ago, they’ve been busy planning and organizing a great benefit to help offset his piling... more »»

Business

Beach Pierside renovations complete

July 29, 2015 After much effort and hard work, Beach Pierside Grill and the Famous Blowfish Bar, right along the pier of Fort Myers Beach, has completed renovations. more »»

Local Vet’s Club brings Christmas in July to Children’s Hospital

July 29, 2015 Celebrating their first Christmas in July Toy Drive for the children of Southwest Florida, the folks of the Veteran’s Club of America Post #1 (lovingly known as the Li’L Club) are excited to get the... more »»

Chalk Art Fun - Local gallery and gift shop offers artistic classes

March 26, 2015 The Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts shop toward the north end of the island has always been a fun place to visit, perusing the unique and interesting items available for purchas. more »»

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Obituaries

Jock Ira Reese Sr.

June 5, 2015 Jock Ira Reese Sr., 63, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on June 1, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative, North Fort Myers, FL. www.dignifiedcremations.com. more »»

Peter Pazzanese

May 13, 2015 Peter Pazzanese, 90, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on May 10, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative, North Fort Myers, FL. www.dignifiedcremations.com. more »»

Norma Jean Carroll

May 7, 2015 Norma Jean Carroll, age 83, died on April 30, 2015.  She was a resident of Fort Myers Beach for over 30 years before returning to Fort Wayne, IN.  Funeral services provided by D.O. more »»

John Walter Zukaitis Jr,

April 29, 2015 John Walter Zukaitis Jr., 50, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on April 18, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. www.horizonfunerals. more »»

Judy Michie

April 24, 2015 Judy Michie was born December 12, 1938 in Kansas City to Stanley and Arleta Hamilton.  She attended Kansas State, majoring in Journalis. more »»

Local Columns

Finding car parts

July 29, 2015 Sometimes people get hot under the collar when a seemingly simple car repair takes a long time to get done. Sometimes the problem is a lack of skill, and sometimes it’s a lack of parts. more »»

Check out summer reading at Beach Library

July 29, 2015 Activities This Week Wednesday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Thursday, July 30, Getting Started with eBooks, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Vacation drive readiness

July 22, 2015 There is a procedure performed by most car repair shops that goes by various names, such as: Trip Check, Safety Inspection, Mechanical Inspection, Roadworthy Inspection and so forth. more »»

Check out audio books at the Beach Library

July 22, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. Apps for iPad/iPhone, Thursday, July 23, 10:30 a.m., Pre-register. more »»

The best laid schemes of mice and men

July 15, 2015 Military commanders like to say that the best battle plans go out the window at the first shot. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Environmentalist reports on 'that smell'

July 29, 2015 Recently, residents in Lee and Collier Counties were advised that the smokey smell in the air was a result of a muck fire in the Everglades, which is experiencing historically low water levels. more »»

Losing one of the good guys

July 29, 2015 To the editor: The news that the town’s Environmental Services Coordinator, Keith Laakkonen, was leaving for another position as director of the Rookery Bay Reserve in Naples makes me feel both... more »»

Town and library tax levels

July 29, 2015 To the editor: We should all applaud Mr. Light for the perspicacity and wisdom he displays in his letters and in his service to our community. more »»

Island advocates and small heroes

July 29, 2015 To the editor: I was at first sending some respect and kindness to two of our Island's best advocates but, as I began to write, a little extra fell from my mind onto the page. more »»

Literacy opens doors to freedom

July 29, 2015 To the editor: Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Inc. has been teaching students and families in southwest Florida for over 25 years. more »»

Editorials

Rally with a cause

July 9, 2015 Despite a deeply disappointing legislative session, local environmentalists have not given up their quest for improved water qualit. more »»

Bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Finish the job

June 10, 2015 How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It’s a wry joke, usually guaranteed to bring a chuckle. But this time, few among the 4. more »»

Demand water quality

April 28, 2015 Voters have spoken. Amendment 1 —allowing funds to be added to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire lands, restore them and manage improvements— received 75 percent approval last November. more »»

On the mend

April 1, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau issued a release Thursday announcing the fastest-growing "metros" in the country. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in at No. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

National Champs -- Local team wins national tennis championship

April 1, 2015 A team of eight Southwest Florida men in the 65 & Over division recently returned from the USTA (United States Tennis Association) National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. more »»

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 »»

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