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Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man from fishing boat

April 26, 2018 The Coast Guard evacuated a 66-year-old man Thursday from a 90-foot fishing boat 40 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach. Rescued was Alfredo Simon, 66, from Fort Myers. At 2:44 a.m. Sector St. more »»

 
 
 

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Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old man from fishing boat

April 26, 2018 The Coast Guard evacuated a 66-year-old man Thursday from a 90-foot fishing boat 40 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach. Rescued was Alfredo Simon, 66, from Fort Myers. At 2:44 a.m. Sector St. more »»

POPEYEPALOOZA IX Ninth annual event to raise funds for Beach youth sports

April 25, 2018 Popeyepalooza is back by popular demand. more »»

Mango Street parking lot: stalled

April 25, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council was left frustrated with an application that asked for more than it was prepared to give. more »»

He’s back: Beach welcome goes out to Stet Howland

April 25, 2018 10,000 views is a lot to soak in over a lifetime, but for legendary drummer Stet Howland, the view from his hospital bed may be one he’ll never forget. more »»

04.23.18 Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2018 04.23.18 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights from Monday’s Town Council meetings • Pier provisions: Hercules and Coconut Drive’s piers are one step closer to re-establishment. more »»

News from around the region

Bimini mooring field info session set

April 26, 2018 Cape residents and boaters wanting to know more about a proposed “mooring field” in the Bimini Basin will have a second opportunity next week to not only see what is being considered but to offer... more »»

Mariner JROTC scores high

April 26, 2018 The standard of excellence continues for Mariner High’s JROTC Leadership Team. more »»

Viva Cape Coral! Annual Hispanic heritage event is Saturday

April 26, 2018 It's "fiesta" time as Southwest Florida's largest and best attended Hispanic heritage event is back with the annual "Viva Cape Coral!" Festival. On April 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. more »»

Relay For Life steps off Saturday

April 26, 2018 This year’s fund raiser for the American Cancer Society has a new direction, a new name and a new location but its focus is still the same — to raise money for the caus. more »»

South Cape Craft Beer Trolley Event set for Saturday

April 26, 2018 All aboard for a night of drinks, dancing and fun! The South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Associations is gearing up for the second annual South Cape Craft Beer Trolley Event Saturday, April... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Popeyepalooza set for April 29

April 18, 2018 Mike “Popeye” Dearden's annual fundraiser is raising the roof. Popeyepalooza IX is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at the Beach Pub. The annual event raises money for youth sports on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

April 18, 2018 Time to break out those taste buds. more »»

Songs at sunset

April 11, 2018 Local tunes, local brews and a local venu. more »»

Business

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

April 18, 2018 Time to break out those taste buds. more »»

End of another era

April 11, 2018 In 1996, the WinnDixie closed its doors and took down its signs at 2545 Estero Boulvard. more »»

MoJoe's moves in

April 4, 2018 Diners have a new option on San Carlos Island — for the first time in years. more »»

After Hours with a view

March 21, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce held its March After Hours social event with a one-of-a-kind scene. more »»

Times Square's new info booth open for business

February 14, 2018 It's been a journey for George Freeland to open his moveable visitors information center in Times Square. more »»

Obituaries

Sherry Kay Rydberg

April 26, 2018 Sherry Kay Rydberg, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Schuyler C Van Buren Jr

April 25, 2018 Schuyler C. Van Buren, Jr., age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL passed on 4/16/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the services. more »»

Larry Davis

April 25, 2018 Larry Davis, age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away on 4/22/2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the services. more »»

Eric K Gjerpen

April 24, 2018 Eric K. Gjerpen, 66, of  Ft. Myers died 4-20-18.  Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Family man, business man, gentleman: Norman Primeau

April 18, 2018 For Norman Primeau, life was a big adventure. The Detroit native was always cooking up plans to do something spectacula. more »»

Local Columns

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 21, 2018 In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issu. more »»

Letters to the Editor

What Congressman Rooney Left Out

April 25, 2018 What Congressman Rooney Left Out To the Editor: On April 18 Francis Rooney wrote a Guest Commentary touting the tax cut. more »»

Thank you from the Anchorage Advisory Committee

April 18, 2018 Thank you from the Anchorage Advisory Committee To the Editor: The Anchorage Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas on the Bay co-sponsored the 11th Annual Cruiser’s... more »»

A positive in paradise

April 18, 2018 A positive in paradise To the Editor: I felt quite euphoric last week. more »»

Congratulations Town Council

April 18, 2018 Congratulations Town Council To the Editor: Whether you were for or against the then latest TPI-FMB project that came before Council on Monday morning, what was approved benefited yo. more »»

What role does community voice play?

April 11, 2018 To the Editor: I am writing this letter to the editor to voice my frustration with the Lee County Local Planning Agency’s recent decision to recommend approval of the Lee Comprehensive Plan Amendmen... more »»

Editorials

Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. more »»

Paddle power

July 5, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

07.05.2017 Island Opportunities

July 5, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

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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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