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Officials agree on lightning alert methods

August 28, 2014 Alerting beach goers about lightning may not require detection systems on area beachfronts, according to results of a recent meeting involving municipality officials. more »»

 
 
 

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Officials agree on lightning alert methods

August 28, 2014 Alerting beach goers about lightning may not require detection systems on area beachfronts, according to results of a recent meeting involving municipality officials. more »»

Tourism officials hear about water quality issues

August 27, 2014 A water quality information meeting for Fort Myers Beach tourism industry representatives was not designed for solution-seeking but rather resource-generating at Pink Shell Resort and Marina on... more »»

Mound Key still on Councilman radar

August 27, 2014 One Town of Fort Myers Beach official is still pushing for Town annexation of an island that is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted... more »»

FRIGID FUNDRAISING: ALS ice bucket challenges douse Beach

August 27, 2014 Fort Myers Beach residents and business personnel are joining other Southwest Floridians and the nation for that matter in getting into the chilly spirit of a good cause. more »»

Bay Oaks looks to host craft beer festival

August 27, 2014 Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks & Recreation officials recently received the go ahead to pursue a fundraising idea that would benefit the Town recreational center's teen, youth and senior programs. more »»

News from around the region

‘Opt-out’ aftermath: School District looks to move forward

August 28, 2014 With the Lee County School Board’s decision Wednesday to “opt out” of statewide assessment testing, personnel of the school district were left scrambling to formulate a plan Thursday morning. more »»

Sam’s Club starts hiring

August 28, 2014 It’s time to get those resumes updated and your interview skills sharpene. more »»

Raising awareness: Labor Day rally focuses on maternity care

August 28, 2014 A worldwide rally is planned for Labor Day to call attention to a perceived healthcare crisis surrounding maternity care in the United States. more »»

Westin Resort offers meeting room space

August 28, 2014 Business professionals arriving in Southwest Florida who needs space equipped with meeting necessities can now rent a room by the hour in a moment’s notice at Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina... more »»

Need for more people continuing city theme

August 28, 2014 As it did three weeks earlier in a budget workshop session, Cape Coral City Council members sat down with the last eight department heads Wednesday night to hear their specific needs to be addressed... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

A trip to the moon - The Moon Museum (1969): Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission exhibit at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

August 27, 2014 The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is exhibiting the first-ever “Space Art” project, a work that has been essentially “top secret” since 1969. more »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Rockin Robin - First of two big benefits for Robin Sunday at BackStreets, Cape Coral

August 27, 2014 An integral part of the community all her life, Robin Curley is the girl known for always smiling – always staying positive and lifting the spirits of others who may be down. more »»

The Craic - Dynamite traveling Medieval group to perform at upcoming FMB Pirate Festival

August 14, 2014 Legendary Medieval music-performing group The Craic has just been announced as a major performing artist during the upcoming ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, sweeping the shores of the... more »»

Dual-benefit seeks sponsorships for banners and Tees

August 6, 2014 As the benefits near, volunteers from all over have been doing their part to make sure the Rockin’ Robin and Rockin’ for Robin fund-raisers are the best possible. more »»

Business

Mobile Relief - Local mammogram bus offers services on Fort Myers Beach for those with or without insurance

August 27, 2014 It’s imperative women from the ages of 40 and up get a mammogram every one to two years, or earlier if breast cancer has been detected within their families. more »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Former Beach businessman opens 4th 'Beef' franchise

August 27, 2014 Peter Ennis, former owner of Beach-based restaurants Backwater's and Taco Caliente back in the 1990s, has become quite the business enterprising individual in Southwest Florida. more »»

Cell Phones for Soldiers - Island lounges hosting cell phone drive for local and national military charities

July 10, 2014 What all started as some simple summer cleaning over the weekend turned into a month-long drive and collection for both local and national foundations that help our U.. more »»

Newest Pollo Tropical restaurant opens in South Fort Myers with Beach Party Friday, July 11

July 1, 2014 The sixth Southwest Florida location for Pollo Tropical will be the center of focus on Friday, July 11 – when the community celebrates with an all-day Beach Party at 12611 South Cleveland Avenue. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Louis A. Meyer, Jr.

August 14, 2014 Beloved husband, father, brother, author Noted young adult author, Louis A. Meyer, Jr. more »»

Estel T. Peterson

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Estel T. Peterson, 95, of Fort Myers, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at North Collier Hospital. A former blueberry farmer in Grand Haven, Mich. more »»

Local Columns

Social media discussed in seminar at Beach Library

August 27, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Facebook & Twitter on Friday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. We are closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. . more »»

Beach Library to host a live demo on Windows 8

August 20, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Visiting Belize, Friday, Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m Windows 8, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Chester Rogers is Beach Library Artist of the Month

August 13, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug, 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Afternoon Movie, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Having Fun with Shell Crafts, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30 p.. more »»

Beach Library has gift paks for sale

August 6, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. Q & A on Crime Prevention, Friday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. Basic Computers, Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Register to vote Monday at Beach Library

July 30, 2014 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Summer Reading Program, Friday, Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-register. Register to Vote, Monday, Au. more »»

Letters to the Editor

The dos and don'ts of algae strandings

August 27, 2014 The Town of Fort Myers Beach works very hard to maintain a safe and clean environment for our residents and visitors alike. more »»

'Tree Rider' reports on cycling fundraising tour

August 27, 2014 To the editor: I’ve just returned from cycling 633 miles around Wisconsin with the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund, and I’m proud to say we’ve raised nearly $550,000 for tree... more »»

The Ferguson (Mo.) debacle

August 27, 2014 To the editor: What in the world is happening in Ferguson? Looting, burning private property, threatening law-biding citizens -absolute lawlessness. more »»

Vibrio vulnificus myth busters

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Bacterial infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus are rare, estimated to affect only 1 percent of the populatio. more »»

Two sides to every story

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Regarding the road block at the Sky Bridge following Hurricane Charley. To be brief, I was the man in the orange vest and hard hat working the “desk” at the bridge. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Lightning detection for Beach needs exploration

July 30, 2014 The 15th U.S. lightning death of 2014 was recorded here in Lee County Tuesday. Scott Wilcox, 41, was fatally injured. more »»

Be prepared for stormy weather

June 11, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc an... more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

June 3, 2014 On Memorial Day, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women that the holiday intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Golfers invited to the ninth annual Shell Point Open Nov. 9

September 20, 2012 Fort Myers, Fl (Sept. 20, 2012) --- Golfers are invited to participate in the 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

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