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Pets of the weeks

May 3, 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 »»

 
 
 

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Pets of the weeks

May 3, 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 »»

Missing person alert on Fort Myers Beach

April 29, 2015 UPDATE: Haley Vagts has been located and is safe. She told her family that she saw her photo on the noon news and called to let everyone know she is safe. more »»

Dock permit to undergo re-review after stop order

April 29, 2015 The permit for a not-yet-completed, 100-foot, single family dock near the mouth of the Primo/Palermo canal is under appeal after a stop work order was issued last week. more »»

Fire Board adds two/back to full strength

April 29, 2015 Quorum qualifications should be easier for the Fort Myers Beach Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners now that two residents have been added to its five-man board. more »»

ARBOR AMORE: Town notches 10th Tree City recognition

April 29, 2015 A decade of commitment to a tree program has repeatedly sprouted an allegiance and dedication of sorts from Town of Fort Myers Beach officials down the line to island residents and business... more »»

News from around the region

Man hurt in condo explosion

May 2, 2015 A man was critically injured in an explosion that blew the doors and windows out of a Cape Coral condominium. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. at 3956 Pomodora Circle, Isles of Porto Vista. more »»

Cape police: Group claims city computer system, web site hacked

May 1, 2015 The city of Cape Coral says a group unhappy with a plea arrangement reached in the wake of an arrest outside a downtown business last summer claims it has has "unlawfully intruded" into the city's... more »»

Mayor’s Scholarship dinner honors 26

May 1, 2015 A record number of upcoming graduates from seven Lee County high schools came together Thursday at Palmetto Pines Country Club to receive the rewards for their hard work and dedication to their... more »»

Students, teachers feted for educational excellence

May 1, 2015 They are among the best and the brightest. One is a colonel in the JROTC, another was a previous recipient, while another is a member of the U.S. National sailing team. more »»

Confusion in wake of school board testing vote

May 1, 2015 A decision the School Board of Lee County made Tuesday night has caused some concern among teachers employed in the district. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Passing the Fez -- Araba Shriners raise $3,500 for Cincinnati Firemen memorial fund

April 30, 2015 By MELISSA SCHNEIDER mschneider@breezenewspaper. more »»

Miles of Memories -- In honor of a local island hero, non-profit group Adopts a Highway

April 30, 2015 Shortly after the loss of longtime island local and humanitarian Michael DeCarlo, friends and family gathered together to keep his memorable tradition alive, founding the Michael DeCarlo Foundation,... more »»

The Jeb Taylor Band -- Local band sweeps the beach

April 27, 2015 They’ve performed with other band mates as the Beach Baptist “church band” for years, but these guys are stepping away from the pews (a couple days a week) and stepping up to local venues around the... more »»

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 »»

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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

John Walter Zukaitis Jr,

April 29, 2015 John Walter Zukaitis Jr., 50, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on April 18, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. www.horizonfunerals. more »»

Judy Michie

April 24, 2015 Judy Michie was born December 12, 1938 in Kansas City to Stanley and Arleta Hamilton.  She attended Kansas State, majoring in Journalis. more »»

Marjorie Henry

April 16, 2015 Marjorie Henry, 86 of Fort Myers Beach passed away on 02/08/2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Geraldine Paprocki

April 16, 2015 Geraldine Paprocki, 47 of Fort Myers Beach passed away on 01/25/15. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

George C. Schiller

April 16, 2015 George C. Schiller, 67 of North Fort Myers passed away on 01/23/2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Local Columns

I should know better

April 29, 2015 - A recent text message from a friend read: “Larry, my car’s transmission finally kicked the bucket. more »»

Beach Library seeks children's books donations

April 29, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. Garden Club meets on Monday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. more »»

Specializing and keeping score

April 22, 2015 There is a philosophy that encourages us to stick to our strength. more »»

Beach Library to hold a Poetry Stage Friday

April 22, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Movie, April 22, 1:30 p.m. i/Pad/iPhone, Thursday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Time to go home

April 15, 2015 It’s that time again. The time when our “snow bird” guests leave their Florida nests and fly north. Charles Dickens said it best, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. more »»

Letters to the Editor

What you don’t know about fracking

April 29, 2015 No one is using fracking and acidization in the same sentence. more »»

Let County continue due diligence process on golf course

April 29, 2015 To the editor: I applaud Mr. Bill Morris’s letter April 15th in your publication. He was able to really get to the point with little to no politicking. more »»

Patriotism needed from politicians

April 29, 2015 To the editor: I, along with 70-plus percent of my fellow Floridians, voted for Amendment 1. more »»

New fire fighter contract lifts District costs

April 29, 2015 To the editor: I recently read that our Fire Commission had reached a contract with the Fire Fighters Unio. more »»

EBIA drainage pathway permitted

April 29, 2015 To the editor: Mr. Durpo repeatedly sends misleading and unsupportable information to the local press media regarding the unfortunate situation with his now-defunct golf course. more »»

Editorials

Demand water quality

April 28, 2015 Voters have spoken. Amendment 1 —allowing funds to be added to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire lands, restore them and manage improvements— received 75 percent approval last November. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

National Champs -- Local team wins national tennis championship

April 1, 2015 A team of eight Southwest Florida men in the 65 & Over division recently returned from the USTA (United States Tennis Association) National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. more »»

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 »»

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