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Pets of the week

October 4, 2015 For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»


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Pets of the week

October 4, 2015 For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Town to consider facility charge for Beach Fire

September 30, 2015 Town of Fort Myers Beach officials will be looking into whether or not a future facility charge will be applied to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District. more »»

Ham radio operators to be tested Friday

September 30, 2015 A major disaster is expected right before this upcoming weekend. Every resident and visitor on Estero Island and surrounding barrier islands in the area should be on high aler. more »»

BRIDGING A PROTEST: Activists keep water quality message clear

September 30, 2015 Last Thursday marked the half-way point —at least— for activist John Heim and his goal to conduct a daily awareness demonstration by flashing signs on top of Matanzas Pass Bridge between 9 and 10 a. more »»

Special taxing districts set final budgets for FY 2015-16

September 30, 2015 Two independent taxing districts on Estero Island completed their budget cycle for fiscal year 2015-16 by setting millage rates and final budgets last week. more »»

News from around the region

1,484-acre parcel in Cape to be auctioned

October 2, 2015 A 1,484-acre parcel of continuous land in Cape Coral will be sold in a sealed bid auction by Madison Hawk, a national real estate firm and industry leader specializing in structured accelerated sales. more »»

CROW: No suffering in Ozzie’s last moments

October 2, 2015 Eagle cam star Ozzie turned for the worse quickly but there was no suffering as he died, CROW?officials said Thursday. more »»

HallowheelsAnnual Rotary event offers music, motorcycles and more

October 2, 2015 By SEAN FLACK Motorcycles, hotrods, and rock ‘n’ roll aren’t necessarily the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Halloween. more »»

Cat Fanciers show this weekend

October 2, 2015 A weekend event will showcase more than 100 felines and nearly two dozen breeds. more »»

Bikers to raise money for premies

October 2, 2015 Motorcyclists and community members are hitting the pavement on Saturday. They just won’t be riding, at least early in the da. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The invasion is about to begin -- Benefit Pirate Ball kicks off Pirate Fest activities Oct. 3

September 23, 2015 All ye pirates, wenches and kiddos from near and far are encouraged to don yerrr garb and prepare to take over ye Bootleggers BBQ, 2200 Main St. more »»

Funday Beach Bash -- Autism awareness benefit at the Lani Kai Sunday, Sept. 13 brings out all the blue

September 10, 2015 Blue Crayonz, Inc., a local charity program dedicated to helping children and adults on the autism spectrum, will be hosting a family friendly Funday Beach Bash Sunday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p. more »»

Beach Bash Benefit -- Local Veteran’s Club hosts annual Beach Bash Benefit Saturday, Sept. 12

September 10, 2015 The Veteran’s Club of America Post #1, a.k.a. The L’il Club, 16701 San Carlos Blvd., is proud to host a fun and relaxing day during its fifth annual Beach Bash Benefit, Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a. more »»

Locals stand united for clean water during Labor Day weekend bridge demonstration

September 3, 2015 A special Labor Day weekend gathering is planned for Sunday, Sept. more »»

Fling a Flounder for Fireworks -- PierSide Grill hosts inaugural fireworks fund-raiser

August 27, 2015 PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach is presenting “Fling a Flounder for Fireworks” Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. more »»


Val’s and The Mermaid lounges host a collection for those affected by TS Erika

September 3, 2015 Many have been overheard locally calling Tropical Storm Erika a “dud” and “waste of our time,” both in person and on social media sites, uploading photos of a single lawn chair blown over with the... more »»

Tropical tribute -- Parrot Key hosts month-long anniversary celebration

September 3, 2015 Celebrating 13 years of proudly serving patrons of Southwest Florida, the owners and staff of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500?Main S. more »»

Walmart hiring approximately 300 associates for new Fort Myers Beach store

August 6, 2015 Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in Fort Myers Beach. A temporary hiring center has opened at 16120 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Town reconfirms stance on fracking

August 5, 2015 The issue of fracking is such a sensitive issue on Fort Myers Beach that the town decided it needed to vote on it twice. more »»

Sailing school founder to be inducted into Hall

August 5, 2015 The National Sailing Hall of Fame recently announced that Offshore Sailing School founder Steve Colgate is among six sailors who make up its 2015 class of Hall of Fame inductees. more »»


Barbara T Ward

September 23, 2015 Barbara T. Ward of Fort Myers Florida went to be with her Lord on September 19, 2015. She was the only child of Catherine and Norfleet Tyer of Norfolk, Virginia who each preceded her in deat. more »»

Theresa M. Olney

September 21, 2015 Theresa M. Olney, 92 of Fort Myers, FL died on September 19, 2015. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery-Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome. more »»

Robert King

September 18, 2015 Robert King of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Pemaquid Point, Maine. passed away at his home in Maine on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  He was sixty-six years old. more »»

Lee Lester Luenser

September 18, 2015 Lee Lester Luenser, age 85, of Mt. Horeb, WI and formerly of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. more »»

Kenneth Frank Boehm

September 9, 2015 Kenneth Frank Boehm, 60, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on September 7, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. more »»

Local Columns

Why calling around for estimates doesn’t work

September 30, 2015 The phone rings. “I’m going to bring my car in on Friday for brakes. What’s that going to cost?” Oh-oh. Two things need to happen before repair work begins. more »»

Beach Library seeks donated DVDs for collection

September 30, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. more »»

How to save money on car repairs

September 23, 2015 Car repair expense often catches us by surprise. We didn’t plan on it happening, so we didn’t set money aside for it and now it’s broken and money is tight. more »»

Preregister for presentations at the Beach Library

September 23, 2015 Weekly Activities Wednesday, Sept. 23, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, Wordstock, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, Facebook & Twitter, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. Monday, Sept. more »»

Beach Library adds books, DVDs and music videos

September 9, 2015 Activities This Week Wednesday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. Children's Pre-School Story Hour Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Movie. Pre-register minimum of one day before showing. Friday, Sept. 11, 10:30 a. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Keep Southwest Florida’s babies safe

September 30, 2015 Approximately 6,350 babies were born in Lee County last year*. more »»

Town “treasures” add value to Beach

September 30, 2015 To the editor: The last 30 years of my career as a classical-music performer/teacher were as a faculty member in a relatively distinguished, private Midwestern university music department. more »»

Rubio wrong on Cuban policy

September 30, 2015 To the editor: Mr. Rubio's foreign policy is a joke. He does what he is told to do. He is a pawn for the Cuban American National Foundation. more »»

The obvious question

September 30, 2015 To the editor: As I sit and watch these political debates I can't help but wonder why the obvious question is never asked. Let me explain. I became an insurance agent before Medicare. more »»

Volunteers needed for upcoming Pet Parade

September 23, 2015 To the editor: Hi Amazing volunteers! The Pawsitively Amazing Howl'oween Pet Parade and Artisan Market will be on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. more »»


Preserving paradise

September 9, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Vaccinate your pets

August 12, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres recentl. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. 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 »»

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 »»

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