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March 25, 2015 The “mini constitution” of the Town of Fort Myers Beach has received its periodic review from an assigned committee. more »»

 
 
 

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Council to hear charter review board report

March 25, 2015 The “mini constitution” of the Town of Fort Myers Beach has received its periodic review from an assigned committee. more »»

Street performers face tighter regulations

March 25, 2015 A fee increase and tighter regulations to a Times Square “busking” program should be expected next seaso. more »»

BEACH PARKING: Seasonal lots spark controversy

March 25, 2015 Temporary permitted parking lots on Fort Myers Beach may be a thing of the past. more »»

Get help in small business disaster recovery

March 25, 2015 It's never too early to prepare for tropical events or other unexpected disasters. The unexpected can occur at any time. That was the message from Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Capt. more »»

Pets of the week

March 22, 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

On-time property tax payment deadline March 31

March 27, 2015 Thirteen percent of real estate taxes have yet to be paid in Lee County as Tuesday’s on-time payment deadline approaches. more »»

LeeWay semi-annual discount programs expire on April 30

March 27, 2015 Six-month LeeWay discount programs for the Cape Coral, Midpoint or Sanibel toll bridges expire at midnight April 30. LeeWay semi-annual discount programs are valid from Nov. 1 through April 30. more »»

Cape Coral-Fort Myers: Local ‘metro’ No. 6 in U.S. in growth

March 27, 2015 The Cape Coral/Fort Myers metro area, which several years ago was ground zero for one of the worst housing collapses in history, is apparently recovering nicely. New data released from the U.S. more »»

Lee County Parks & Rec looking to hire summer camp counselors, lifeguards

March 27, 2015 Lee County Parks & Recreation is hiring about 60 summer camp counselors and 20 lifeguards. These temporary positions run from June 8 to Aug. 14 at various Lee County pools and recreation centers. more »»

MDA Boot Drive: Firefighters to take to the streets

March 27, 2015 Firefighters will be standing at many intersections with a boot in hand this weekend for the annual Fill the Boot Campaign, which collects money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 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

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 »»

Beach Library to host a book sale in parking garage Saturday

March 18, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. Fun with Shell Crafts, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Com Rm A What Turtles Tell Us, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Troubling trouble codes

March 11, 2015 Back to the saga of my wife’s wayward car with the intermittent stalling problem. You will be happy to know (okay, maybe you’re not happy, but I am) that it’s finally fixed. more »»

Letters to the Editor

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 »»

Thank You

March 25, 2015 To the editor: The 57th annual Lions Shrimp Festival was fantastic! Judging by the revelry of the day and the sadness in the voices of those who were not in attendance, the Shrimp Fest is a true... more »»

"Call The Fool"

March 25, 2015 To the editor: Gov. Rick Scott holds the keys to unlocking or locking the gates of hell which are the Lake Okeechobee discharges. He also holds Amendment 1 on his desk. more »»

Gulf Reef Fish Survey becomes mandatory April 1

March 25, 2015 To the editor: Attention Gulf reef fish anglers: You’ve asked for better data and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has listened and taken action. Now the FWC needs your help. more »»

Charter Review Commission completes work

March 18, 2015 This is the final installment of the series about the Charter Review Commission’s work. The report has gone to the Council and the ball is now in their court to do with it what they will. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

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 »»

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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