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April 1, 2015 According to a letter sent last week, Lee County officials have dropped a due diligence process that was enabling them to make steps toward a possible acquisition of the golf course property on For... more »»

 
 
 

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County drops interest in golf course parcel

April 1, 2015 According to a letter sent last week, Lee County officials have dropped a due diligence process that was enabling them to make steps toward a possible acquisition of the golf course property on For... more »»

Taste of the Beach hopes to reach milestone

April 1, 2015 The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that its annual food festival, which is pending overall approval, could reach a milestone in roughly one mont. more »»

CANAL CALL: Group looks to clean up inland waterways

April 1, 2015 A call for action regarding the overall condition of canals on Fort Myers Beach is being voiced by organized island resident. more »»

Mound House property taking shape for opening

April 1, 2015 The property project that houses Estero Island’s oldest standing structure is moving forward with sights on becoming a fully functional and significant archaeological and historic site by summer's... more »»

Pets of the week

March 29, 2015 For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

News from around the region

City Council OKs extended hours for some South Cape businesses

March 31, 2015 Bars and restaurants in the South Cape won approval from City Council Monday night to extend their Friday and Saturday night operating hours until 4 a.m. more »»

27th annual Free Kids’ Fishing Derby this Saturday

March 31, 2015 The 27th annual Free Kids' Fishing Derby will take place this weekend for children and teens. Hosted by the Cape Coral Kiwanis Club, the event will be held Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Dock Dogs regional championships held over weekend

March 31, 2015 Nobody was doggin’ it this past weekend at The Shell Factory’s Aqua Dog Sports facility as more than 100 dogs, their owners, as well as hundreds of spectators showed up for the Dock Dogs Southeast... more »»

Color Vibe 5K returning to Lee Civic Center

March 31, 2015 It will most likely be the most colorful event throughout the Easter weekend when thousands of runners and walkers converge on the Lee Civic Center Saturday at 9 a.m. for the annual Color Vibe 5K run. more »»

Ozzie still on the mend at CROW

March 31, 2015 The rehab process continues for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s most famous resident, Ozzie the bald eagle, who is the male half of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam’s raptor duo. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Chalk Art Fun - Local gallery and gift shop offers artistic classes

March 26, 2015 The Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts shop toward the north end of the island has always been a fun place to visit, perusing the unique and interesting items available for purchas. more »»

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

Bargain Hunt - Annual Bayside Estates Flea Market takes over the clubhouse Friday and Saturday

February 5, 2015 The Bayside Socialites and Men’s Clubs are proud to announce that their annual two-day Bayside Estates Flea Market is just days away, taking place Friday and Saturday, Feb. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Local musician releases full-length album Island gigs kick off Tuesday

January 28, 2015 It was an item that sat on his bucket list for some time, and he was determined this was the year he was finally going to carry it through. more »»

Business

Chalk Art Fun - Local gallery and gift shop offers artistic classes

March 26, 2015 The Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts shop toward the north end of the island has always been a fun place to visit, perusing the unique and interesting items available for purchas. more »»

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Faithful Patriotism - Local legion offers Health Fair, military museum and more to local vets, members, community

January 8, 2015 Teaming up to help our local military veterans and active military personnel, the Estero Island Medical Care Center and American Legion Post 274 are hosting a Free Veterans Wellness Fair and blood... more »»

Valerie's Lounge hosts emergency BINGO fund-raiser Thursday

January 7, 2015 Valerie's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., will be hosting an emergency fund-raiser during its Thursday BINGO session this week. more »»

Obituaries

Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre, Jr.

September 25, 2014 Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre Jr., 24, of Cape Coral and a lifetime resident of Lee County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Fort Myer. more »»

Memorial service for Michael DeCarlo arranged for Monday morning; charter bus offered

September 25, 2014 The island lost a true earth-bound angel a few weeks ago. Michael DeCarlo, 59, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sept. 1. more »»

Carolann Capuano

August 27, 2014 Carolann Capuano was born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Hershey, Pa. to her parents Mark and Cynthia (Smith) Capuano. She passed away on August 7, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fla. more »»

Jeremy “Jerry” Blok

August 27, 2014 Jeremy “Jerry” Blok died Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Poland and came to the United States in 1951. He retired from the U.S. more »»

Henry A. Shirley

August 14, 2014 Army veteran, avid fisherman, loving husband Henry Albert Shirley, 72, a lifelong Lee County resident, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Fort Myers. more »»

Local Columns

Why do you want that?

April 1, 2015 Sometimes a customer will ask for a certain part to be replaced or a certain repair procedure to be done. The service writer might then ask why they think they need that exact part or servic. more »»

Open Mic event coming to Beach LIbrary

April 1, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Turtle Time, 10:30a.m. on Wednesday. Road Scholar, Thursday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. more »»

A proliferation of parts

March 25, 2015 Occasionally, a customer will seem impatient because the part they need for their car is not “in stock” at their garage and has to be ordered from somewhere, which takes time. more »»

Bookstore volunteers needed at Beach Library

March 25, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Quilting Group meets Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

Diagnosing for road noises

March 18, 2015 One of my new-hire mechanics, many years ago, came back from a road test to identify some sort of noise the customer was experiencing on the highwa. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Higher manatee count means more to protect

April 1, 2015 Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads. Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the crosshairs. The U.S. more »»

The Heroes are coming, The Heros are coming

April 1, 2015 To the editor The FMB Film Festival needs your help starting today to spread the word! Please join in a most important role to distribute Posters and Flyers throughout the area. more »»

I stand corrected?

April 1, 2015 To the editor: ? Neighbor Lois thinks the first million to buy the bank building made financial sense as opposed to $150,000 a year for rent. Maybe. more »»

Wonder Gardens owes thanks to Bonita Springs

April 1, 2015 To the editor: I just wanted to thank the City of Bonita Springs for supporting a loan to the Everglades Wonder Gardens. more »»

Time to act is now for waterways

March 25, 2015 With the beginning of a new legislative session, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and conservation partners are urging legislators to take advantage of a historic opportunity to buy land in... more »»

Editorials

On the mend

April 1, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau issued a release Thursday announcing the fastest-growing "metros" in the country. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in at No. more »»

Vote 'yes' on Amendment 2

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun... more »»

Smart school testing decision on opt-out proposal

September 10, 2014 Less than one week after voting to "opt out" of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

Get out and vote early

August 20, 2014 Eight days of early voting for the Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 11 elections offices throughout Lee County. more »»

Schools are in session: Driver be aware

August 20, 2014 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County. An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, have returned to the classroom as the new school year gets under wa. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Suncoast Gun Show hits SWFL this weekend

February 8, 2013 The Suncoast Gun Show is returning to Southwest Florida this weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. This is one of Florida's largest gun shows. more »»

47th annual Summerset Regatta sails Saturday

October 4, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Mediterranean... more »»

CMCS gears up for 47th annual Summerset Regatta Oct. 5-7

September 27, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Meditarrean... more »»

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