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Annual beach BBQ supports youth baseball, soccer leagues

May 15, 2019 The Beach Bar’s annual charity barbecue, Popeyepalooza, takes center stage on the Beach this Sunday. more »»

 
 
 

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Annual beach BBQ supports youth baseball, soccer leagues

May 15, 2019 The Beach Bar’s annual charity barbecue, Popeyepalooza, takes center stage on the Beach this Sunday. more »»

Sea turtles are making their way back to the beaches

May 15, 2019 As the loggerhead sea turtles make their way to the beaches of Southwest Florida, residents are asked to keep the creatures’ best interests at heart this summer as they lay their nests and their... more »»

Rooney holds second water quality roundtable

May 15, 2019 Congressman Francis Rooney held a second roundtable in four days on Friday to discuss harmful algal blooms and their impacts on Southwest Florida waters, humans and sea life. more »»

American Legion Post celebrates 100 years

May 15, 2019 It’s a huge anniversary for the American Legion this year, with Post 38 bringing the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to JetBlue Park this September. “We are pretty excited. more »»

News from around the region

City Parks employee charged with possession of child pornography

May 17, 2019 An employee of the City’s of Cape Coral's Parks & Recreation Department, Toby Sheaf, was arrested Friday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and charged with possession of child pornograph. more »»

Cape police investigating bank robbery

May 17, 2019 According to an alert from the Cape Coral Police Department, there is an increased police presence at Bank OK, at 61 Hancock Bridge Parkway, due to a bank robbery. This is an active investigation. more »»

Cape man charged in hit-and-run pedestrian fatality

May 17, 2019 A Cape Coral man has been charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on May 3 in downtown Cape Coral. more »»

Legend Tommie Smith awards next generation

May 16, 2019 Lee County student-athletes had the opportunity to hear from a truly inspirational athlete, person and one of the most influential and prominent figures of the civil rights movement in history... more »»

Health care, education among legislative actions this session

May 16, 2019 By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com As this year’s Florida Legislative session has come to an end, lawmakers have passed a series of bills pertaining to reformed healthcare and school choice. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival begins today

April 24, 2019 A popular event broadened its audience for the 13th annual festival to include Germany, Italy, Canada, Serbia, China, Australia and Ireland, which transformed its name to the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Eight weeks of summer camp to be offered at Mound House

April 24, 2019 Registration is open for the Mound House’s second year of summer camps with Super Science Florida, geared towards 6-to-12 year olds. more »»

Final Sunset Beach BBQ and Acoustic Concert to be held April 4

March 27, 2019 The final Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free Acoustic Concert will take place Thursday, April 4, at Lovers Key State Park. “The April 4 show starts at 5:45 p.m. more »»

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

March 6, 2019 Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion’s Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration. more »»

Business

Key West Cove opens at Lani Kai

May 15, 2019 A new venue recently opened at the Lani Kai offering an open-aired lounge near the hotel’s headed pool, complete with a full bar, raised platform with vibrant red couches and bistro styled tables an... more »»

Taste of the Beach awards

May 8, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted its 24th Annual Taste of the Beach on Sunday, attracting crowds and producing winners. more »»

‘Game of Thrones’ themed pirate ship cruise

May 8, 2019 The Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship has set a course for “Game of Thrones” fans — a Finale Cruise is set for the day before the popular television series comes to a close. more »»

Taste of the Beach set for Sunday

May 1, 2019 Around 20 restaurants will partake in the 24th annual Taste of the Beach this Sunday showcasing some of the Beach restaurants and their best cuisines. Gates open at 11 a.m. more »»

Restaurants, vendors and volunteers being sought for annual Taste of the Beach

April 17, 2019 Fort Myers Beach restaurants, vendors and volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Taste of the Beach. Taste of the Beach will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Kathryn Esther Johnson

May 14, 2019 Kathryn Esther Johnson, 76, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home &Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Paul Oliver

May 13, 2019 Paul Oliver, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Mary Urban

May 13, 2019 Mary Urban, 74, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 6, 2019. more »»

John Edward Grey Sr

May 7, 2019 John E. Grey, 74, long time Fort Myers resident passed away Sunday May 5th. John was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1966. more »»

Larry Kiker

April 29, 2019 Larry Kiker, Fort Myers , passed away Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at Hope Healthpark with his wife Paula (Coontz) Kiker by his side. He had been diagnosed with Lymphoma just this past January. more »»

Local Columns

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

March 6, 2019 In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards. more »»

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

February 27, 2019 There’s a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State — we have more of it than nearly every other state. Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. more »»

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

January 30, 2019 The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens: We take pride in our... more »»

Happy Holidays Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!

December 19, 2018 By MATT LOVE We conclude “The Fire Marshal’s Twelve Days of Christmas” with… On the ninth day of Christmas the Fire Marshal gave to me, nine coloring pencils to develop a home safety plan for my... more »»

The Fire Marshal’s 12 Days of Christmas Safety

December 12, 2018 Santa has arrived at Macy’s in New York City, signaling the official start of the holiday season. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Making progress on harmful algal blooms

May 15, 2019 Earlier this week I had the opportunity to host officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »»

Guest Commentary: Turn out the lights, it is nesting season for sea turtles

May 8, 2019 May marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Florida’s sandy beaches. more »»

Thank you

May 8, 2019 To the editor: On behalf of St. Raphael’s I’d like to thank all that attended our All You Can Eat Shrimp Dinners this past season. more »»

‘Zombies’ a fun read

May 8, 2019 To the editor: I enjoyed MRTF Chair, Bill Veach’s article under April Shoreline’s Report, about Zombies. It was clever how he intertwined modern culture, insects in his garden, deer and humans. more »»

Many thanks

May 8, 2019 To the editor: The Biennial Leadership Conference, hosted by the Community Resources Advisory Board, was an unqualified success. more »»

Editorials

Yes, here in paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Fort Myers Beach’s sister city Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

Citrus Canker settlement: It’s time to pay up

March 27, 2019 Lee County homeowners still waiting for fair compensation for backyard citrus trees chopped by the state nearly two decades ago won't have to wait much longer if a proposal in the Florida House... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Swing Into Summer Golf Tournament registration underway

May 8, 2019 An annual Fort Myers Beach tournament is making a comeback, now in its third year, for all those golf enthusiast. more »»

Registration open for annual Turtle Trot 5K

May 1, 2019 Register now for the 14th annual Turtle Trot 5K to help raise funds for the Friends of Lovers Key while enjoying the route’s beautiful scenery showcasing some of the area’s great wildlife. more »»

Registration open for Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament

May 1, 2019 The Lee Building Industry Association’s annual inshore benefit event is returning to the island. more »»

Reeling for Autism fishing tournament registration open

March 27, 2019 Do you want to spend the day out on the water fishing while supporting a local nonprofit that serves families and children with autism spectrum disorder? Join Family Initative, Inc. more »»

Registration open for Reel Florida Fishing Camp Winter Session

December 12, 2018 For the first time, Reel Florida Fishing Camp, Inc. more »»

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