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UPDATE: Lovers Key bridge reopens

June 23, 2017 UPDATE: The Lovers Key drawbridge is now open to traffic. The bridge has been repaired and inspected. Travelers, be advised: the Lovers Key drawbridge is currently shut down. more »»

 
 
 

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UPDATE: Lovers Key bridge reopens

June 23, 2017 UPDATE: The Lovers Key drawbridge is now open to traffic. The bridge has been repaired and inspected. Travelers, be advised: the Lovers Key drawbridge is currently shut down. more »»

FMBLGBTQ

June 21, 2017 Megan Heil and Renee Jeffreys Heil don't always get to be themselves. They've learned to keep their relationship from being on display until they know it's a safe place to b. more »»

Town Council approves amendment to 50 percent rule

June 21, 2017 It will now be easier for homes built before 1984 to be renovated. more »»

06.19.17 Meeting Minutes

June 21, 2017 06.19.17 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights of the Monday Town Council meeting. more »»

06.21.17 Island Opportunities

June 21, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

News from around the region

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

June 24, 2017 FORT MYERS (AP) — A small plane has crashed into an empty daycare building in Florida, killing one person and injuring anothe. more »»

FDLE: Missing teen, fugitive adult, may be traveling to Fort Myers

June 24, 2017 A "be on the lookout" has been issued for a Texas teen and male adult who may be in en route to Fort Myers. more »»

UPDATE: Lovers Key bridge reopens

June 23, 2017 UPDATE: The Lovers Key drawbridge is now open to traffic. The bridge has been repaired and inspected. Travelers, be advised: the Lovers Key drawbridge is currently shut down. more »»

Pre-qualifying for Cape Coral City Council elections begins Monday

June 23, 2017 Pre-qualifying for the city of Cape Coral City Council elections for mayor and council Districts 1, 4, 5 and 6 will begin Monday, June 26, at 8 a.m., and end Friday, June 30, at 3 p.. more »»

Fourth of July event to close Cape Coral Bridge

June 23, 2017 The Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to be aware the Cape Coral Bridge will close for the Red, White and Boom celebration from 3 a.m., Tuesday, July 4, through 3 a.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual kid’s fishing tournament hits the Bonita Bill’s dock July 1

June 22, 2017 The annual Fourth of July Kid’s Fishing tournament will take place along the water’s edge of Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe Saturday, July 1. more »»

DANI DEASE -- Nashville recording artist performs at Club Ohana Sunday night

June 22, 2017 Continuing its Country Fried Sunday nights at Club Ohana of the Lani Kai, entertainment director Bob Tabarrini and DJ TK are excited to announce the performance of Nashville recording artist Dani... more »»

DANI DEASE -- Nashville recording artist performs at Club Ohana Sunday night

June 22, 2017 Continuing its Country Fried Sunday nights at Club Ohana of the Lani Kai, entertainment director Bob Tabarrini and DJ TK are excited to announce the performance of Nashville recording artist Dani... more »»

Comic Relief -- Local artist releases first book of cartoons

June 8, 2017 “Happy Jeff” J.D. Burdge has been a musician, artist and resident of Fort Myers Beach since 1998. more »»

Beach benefit for island local at Val’s Lounge Sunday

May 30, 2017 A beach benefit for island local Dale Owens will be held at Valerie’s Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., Sunday, June 4, from noon to 6 p.m. more »»

Business

06.21.17 Island Opportunities

June 21, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

Richard remodels Old San Carlos property

June 21, 2017 A former retail store is getting a makeover on Old San Carlos Boulevard. more »»

Fort Myers Beach estimated property values increase

May 31, 2017 It doesn't come to much of a surprise that property values are on the rise in Fort Myers Beach. The Beach's estimated property tax valuation is projected to be 4. more »»

De-Stressing -- New mobile-spa business owner offers relaxation workshop Thursday

May 30, 2017 Rhonda Murray has been a resident of Fort Myers Beach for years. more »»

Next Siesta Isles phase reawakens

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

Obituaries

Leslie "Todd" Farkas

June 16, 2017 Leslie "Todd" Farkas, 43, of Vale, NC passed away June 11, 2017. He was born August 25, 1973 in Pompton Plains, NJ, the son of Leslie Farkas and Jaunita Wycoff Zawackis. more »»

Larry L. Fox

June 7, 2017 Larry L. Fox, 69, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on June 3, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. www.Harvey-Engelhardt. more »»

Kimberly Ann Sorell

June 1, 2017 Kimberly Ann Sorell, 57, of Ft. Myers died May 27, 2017. Arrangements by www.fullermetz. more »»

Derwent Corbett

May 31, 2017 Derwent Corbett, 83, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on May 27, 2017. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert "Bob" Gene Carr

May 31, 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

My take on local happenings

June 14, 2017 My take on local happenings To the Editor: It’s been a while, so here are some short takes (by my standards) about a bunch of local stuff. more »»

Town should enforce its codes

June 7, 2017 Town should enforce its codes To the Editor: My wife and I share Vice Mayor Tracey Gore's frustration with the noise downtown.  We live on Primo Drive for 16 years. It has never been this bad. more »»

Thanks for Big Carlos Pass support 

June 7, 2017 Thanks for Big Carlos Pass support  To the Editor: On behalf of Fish-Tale Marina and the Big Carlos Stakeholders, we would like to thank Justin McBride, WCIND, Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker... more »»

Great Patriots at Matanzas

June 7, 2017 Great Patriots at Matanzas To the Editor: Since 2005, Matanzas on the Bay has demonstrated an extraordinary level of support for U.S. Troops returning from combat. more »»

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 »»

Editorials

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 »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Beach hosts Challenger British soccer camp

June 21, 2017 It was time for some football on Fort Myers Beach last week — but not the helmets-and-pigskin kind. The Fort Myers Beach Soccer Club hosted Challenger British Soccer Camp from June 12 -16. more »»

Paddlers, prepare: Battle on the Blueway set for Saturday

June 7, 2017 Kayakers, surf skiers and standup paddleboarders will all have the chance to race for the finish. more »»

Big Carlos Pass dredging begins

June 7, 2017 The southern tip of Estero Island has a mysterious vessel floating offshore: a long rig with strange equipment. more »»

Do not disturb

June 7, 2017 Fort Myers Beach is home to one of the two largest shorebird nesting colonies in the entire state of Florida. more »»

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 »»

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