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The war with the sugar industry

March 11, 2015 To the editor: On the ballot this past election was something to vote on called Amendment 1, which passed with more than 75 percent of Floridians having their voices heard to allocate funding for... more »»

Taxes and change

March 11, 2015 To the editor: Recently, the Mayor started telling us that we need more change and that the town needs more money --needs higher taxes so they can spend more. Sorry Mayo. more »»

Picture Perfect

March 11, 2015 To the editor: Tonight, I had one of the most perfect evenings one could have in a setting that was Picture Perfect. Picture a golden moon rising slowly from the mangroves across the bay. more »»

Charter Review Commission addresses Article IV, V

March 4, 2015 The Charter Review Commission has spent more meeting time discussing possible changes to “Articles IV and V: Charter Officers and Nominations and Elections” than any other parts of the document. more »»

Resident feels love from community

March 4, 2015 To the editor: I moved to Fort Myers Beach two years ago by myself not knowing a single person on the island. more »»

Solo sailing at age 77

March 4, 2015 To the editor: Sure, it's great to have a sailing crew but sailing time can't wait when the crew can't make it for a day cruise in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Put your two cents in on impact fees

March 4, 2015 To the editor: One million Lee County residents. That is the reality of our growth and it will happen in the next few years. more »»

Impact fees pay for needed infrastructure

March 4, 2015 To the editor: As some of you know, I was born and raised in Lee County and therefore, have always been very biased about the welfare of my county. more »»

The truth about impact fees

March 4, 2015 To the editor: For the past several months I have observed individuals from one side of the impact fee issue who are misguided and blatantly sharing misinformation about impact fees to feed their... more »»

Regional summit issues travel to nation's capital today

February 25, 2015 Buzz words come and go, sometimes with great meaning attached. Other times, a buzz word’s use simply prompts trendy conversations. The word “regionalism” comes to mind as a term that’s used by man. more »»

Beach Lions seek shrimp-eating contestants

February 25, 2015 To the editor: How much shrimp can you eat in three minutes?? Join the newest addition to Fort Myers Beach's world-famous annual event, the inaugural Beach Lions Shrimp Festival Shrimp-Eating... more »»

Calling all bridge players

February 25, 2015 To the editor: No reason to go over the bridge for bridge! Every Tuesday and Friday, the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club at 175 Sterling St. (mid-island) offers bridge. more »»

Go reusable

February 25, 2015 To the editor: Plastic shopping bags. more »»

Bonita river receives trash cleaning

February 25, 2015 To the editor: About 15 people braved the cold 40 degree temperatures recently to help Calusa Ghost Tours clean up the Imperial River in Bonita Springs. more »»

Charter Review Commission to recommend changes

February 18, 2015 The town’s Charter Review Commission has completed the hardest part of its charge. more »»

No Tour of Homes this year

February 18, 2015 To the editor: We are sad to announce that the Fort Myers Beach Woman's Club will not be having their 15th annual Tour of Homes. more »»

Casino Night a success for Preserve

February 18, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of the Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to all that helped support our annual Casino Night fundraising event on Jan. 3. more »»

Clean water activists take message to state capitol

February 18, 2015 To the editor: The ongoing attempts by statewide and local clean water activists to raise awareness about Lake Okeechobee discharges took center stage at our state capitol this past week. more »»

Aircraft noise over Fort Myers Beach

February 18, 2015 To the editor: Having just read Mr. Mr. Hendrix' letter in the Beach Observer of April 11th, I must write immediately to disagree strongly. more »»

Charter Review Commission member explains process

February 11, 2015 The Fort Myers Beach Town Charter is the town’s constitution. It’s the basic set of rules by which the town operate. more »»



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