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Congressman Francis Rooney schedules town hall meeting in Bonita Springs

May 25, 2017 District 19 U.S. Representative Francis Rooney will host a public town hall in Bonita Springs next week. more »»

 
 
 

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Congressman Francis Rooney schedules town hall meeting in Bonita Springs

May 25, 2017 District 19 U.S. Representative Francis Rooney will host a public town hall in Bonita Springs next week. more »»

Estero Boulevard work, to be continued...

May 24, 2017 It's been a long road, but the first segment of the Estero Boulevard project has reached its substantial completion. more »»

Council wants short-term rental owners to register

May 24, 2017 According to the Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code, new short term rental owners are supposed to register with the town. It’s a rule that’s been in the books since 2003. more »»

Sign doctor to the rescue

May 24, 2017 Mark La Fave has been working in the Public Works department for 14 years, but everyone knows him as Tunes. He's also developed a reputation as the go-to man for saving town signs. more »»

Next Siesta Isles phase reawakens

May 24, 2017 A development that’s long lay dormant could been stirring again. Siesta V. more »»

News from around the region

Congressman Francis Rooney schedules town hall meeting in Bonita Springs

May 25, 2017 District 19 U.S. Representative Francis Rooney will host a public town hall in Bonita Springs next week. more »»

Full-time hours begin at Sun Splash

May 25, 2017 With the help of a new attraction and dry weather, Sun Splash Family Waterpark was able to beat nearly all weekend numbers from last year and, with full-time hours starting this weekend, the momentu... more »»

Academy Day Saturday at FGCU

May 25, 2017 If you are interested in attending one of our nation’s Service Academies then you should come to Academy Day this weekend at FGCU! Liaison officers from the Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the... more »»

Monster Trucks coming to Punta Gorda; Monster Slam 2K17 is set for June 2-3

May 25, 2017 After a 10-year hiatus, Monster Trucks are coming back to Punta Gorda on the same track that showcased The Rock and Stone Cold. more »»

Cape family remembers fallen son this Memorial Day

May 25, 2017 Americans around the county, even the world, will spend Monday attending ceremonies or spending time with loved ones in remembrance of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Brit Floyd returns to Germain May 31

May 24, 2017 Following its hugely successful tour around the globe last year, Brit Floyd returns to continue its amazing journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd, and the vast and incredible catalogue of music the... more »»

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend on Fort Myers Beach

May 24, 2017 Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon all those who have sacrificed their lives for the greater good of the country. more »»

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend on Fort Myers Beach

May 24, 2017 Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon all those who have sacrificed their lives for the greater good of the country. more »»

Annual Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive moves up a month

May 4, 2017 Usually held in July, the annual Kenny Conidaris Blood and Bone Marrow Drive will take place at the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd., a little earlier this year, Saturday, June 17, from 9 a. more »»

Point Ybel Brewing Co. and Beach Records team up for Cinco de Mayo music festival

May 4, 2017 The Point Ybel Brewing Company and Beach Records music shop are teaming up to host a Cinco de Mayo music festival Friday night, from 8 p.m. more »»

Business

Next Siesta Isles phase reawakens

May 24, 2017 A development that’s long lay dormant could been stirring again. Siesta V. more »»

Jennifer Edwards Walker achieves chartered alternative investment analyst designation

May 17, 2017 Jennifer Edwards Walker, a financial advisor with the Walker Groupin office in Naples, has earned the chartered alternative investment analyst designation. more »»

Mile One: Done

May 17, 2017 It's been a long process, but Segment 1 of the ReFresh Estero Boulevard Project — from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane — is now substantially complete. more »»

Point Ybel Brewing Co. and Beach Records team up for Cinco de Mayo music festival

May 4, 2017 The Point Ybel Brewing Company and Beach Records music shop are teaming up to host a Cinco de Mayo music festival Friday night, from 8 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Dorothy McBride

May 22, 2017 Dorothy McBride, 93, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 20, 2017. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Ingvar Eliasson

May 22, 2017 Ingvar Eliasson, 91, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on May 21, 2017. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Eugene G Principi “Gene”

May 22, 2017 Eugene G. Principi “Gene”,76, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 19, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Donald B Heeter Sr

May 19, 2017 Donald B. Heeter Sr. 81, of Ft. Myers passed away Friday May 19, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Arrangements are being handled by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home. more »»

Robert "Bob" Gene Carr

May 19, 2017 Robert "Bob" G. Carr, 83, of Fort Myers, Fl. passed away May 12, 201. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 22

March 22, 2017 A clean bill of health! Daphne is healthy again! After a short bout of ringworm from being abandoned on the street, she is now fully recovered and can join a happy puppy family. more »»

03.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

March 1, 2017 We tend to think about the sea life we can easily observe like turtles, dolphins and fish. But these overt creatures are on the top of a complicated food chain. more »»

Prepare for election day

March 1, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council elections will take place Tuesday, March 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. more »»

Community Corner 03.01.2017

March 1, 2017 Community Corner 03.0. more »»

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Season ending golf league banquet

May 10, 2017 Season ending golf league banquet To the Editor: The Fort Myers Beach Sunday Morning Golf League completed its 19st season on Sunday with the awarding of prizes and plaques during the annual banquet... more »»

Downtown Development

May 3, 2017 Downtown Development To the Editor: Submittal of an application to redevelop downtown Fort Myers Beach is exciting. It should unite rather than divide the community. more »»

We are opposed to Bay Harbour Marina Village

May 3, 2017 We are opposed to Bay Harbour Marina Village To the Editor: Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Bay Harbour Marina Village proposed development on San Carlos Island. more »»

Town of Fort Myers Beach Leadership Conference: A participant's view

May 3, 2017 Town of Fort Myers Beach Leadership Conference: A participant's view To the Editor: On Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7 theTownship of Fort Myers Beach, through its Community Resource Advisory... more »»

America is the best country to live

May 3, 2017 America is the best country to live To the editor: I would like to express my sincere thanks and total agreement with the letter last week from Wendell Trager, who wrote about being proud of his... more »»

Editorials

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

The ole ball game

May 20, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Little League finished out its 2017 season with a few swings on its home field. more »»

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 »»

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Portrait and figure art course 05-27

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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