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Bike, pedestrian master plan focuses on safety

February 22, 2017 It's been almost five years in coming: the island's first bicycle and pedestrian master plan. But the plan isn't for Estero Boulevard. more »»

 
 
 

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Bike, pedestrian master plan focuses on safety

February 22, 2017 It's been almost five years in coming: the island's first bicycle and pedestrian master plan. But the plan isn't for Estero Boulevard. more »»

Town Council candidates question of the week, round 2

February 22, 2017 Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. Incumbent Anita Cereceda and Joanne Shamp, appointed in December to fill a vacancy, already sit behind the dais. more »»

Council struggles with stormwater

February 22, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach town council held a special work session just to discuss stormwater — again. more »»

FDOT to seek more San Carlos Boulevard input

February 22, 2017 The Florida Department of Transportation is still seeking public input on its San Carlos Boulevard traffic improvement study, but the date of a public meeting is now to-be-announced. more »»

EITA hosts Fort Myers Beach candidate forum

February 22, 2017 Vote or no vote, the island’s newest organization sought to be informed beach taxpayers. more »»

News from around the region

CRA commission discusses parkway median lighting, sponsorship grants

February 21, 2017 Median lighting along Cape Coral Parkway and the special events sponsorship grants policy were the main topics up for discussion Tuesday for the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency Commission. more »»

Autism screening Friday at Wellness Center

February 21, 2017 Families are encouraged to take advantage of a free autism screening this week. more »»

PRCA Rodeo returns to Posse Arena this weekend

February 21, 2017 The start of the Lee County Fair isn’t the only thing going on in North Fort Myers. About a mile away, the fifth annual PRCA Rodeo will return for two performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. more »»

Bert’s Bar hosts annual Parade of Mermaids

February 21, 2017 Well before the start of the annual Parade of Mermaids Friday, Feb. 10, crowds were gathering along Pine Island Road and onto the bridge. more »»

Our Hope clinic provides hope for feral felines

February 21, 2017 Feral cats are a problem in North Fort Myers, which has areas of woody terrain and so prime places for felines to breed. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fat Tuesday -- Annual Cottage Mardi Gras benefit takes the stage Feb. 28

February 22, 2017 The staff of The Cottage Bar and Grill, 1270 Estero Blvd., is eager to host its annual Fat Tuesday benefit Tuesday, Feb. more »»

The Big Apple Comes to Bayside -- Annual community style show brunch struts the runway Friday

February 22, 2017 Get ready to visit the Big Apple right here in Southwest Florida, as the annual Bayside Estates style show and luncheon struts the runway Friday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon, going to about 2:1. more »»

Island Art -- This weekend gets artsy on the island

February 22, 2017 For those looking to enjoy some artwork this weekend, there are two great local events taking place – depending on whether you’d like to enjoy others’ art, or dive in to create your own. more »»

Paying tribute to the Keystone State - State Days return to Bootleggers

January 25, 2017 The infamous State Days have returned. Steelers and Eagles fans will be taking over Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, 2500 Main St., for the seventh annual Pennsylvania Day Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »»

Countdown to 2017 -- Celebrating New Year's on FMB

December 28, 2016 As the old year comes to an end and the new year emerges, you know Fort Myers Beach is the place to be for non-stop celebrations and gatherings this weekend. more »»

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Paying tribute to the Keystone State - State Days return to Bootleggers

January 25, 2017 The infamous State Days have returned. Steelers and Eagles fans will be taking over Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, 2500 Main St., for the seventh annual Pennsylvania Day Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »»

New condo to rise in Bay Beach

January 16, 2017 It's been years since the skyline of Fort Myers Beach has seen a change. But the final piece of Waterside at Bay Beach will change that scene on Estero Island's south end. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

In Good Hands - Well Kneaded expands to full-service day spa

December 22, 2016 Ellie Sandler has been a staple to the Fort Myers Beach health and wellness community for decade. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

Obituaries

Christopher Lynn Foster

February 21, 2017 Christopher Lynn Foster, 46, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Barbara Ann Cultice

February 21, 2017 Barbara Ann Cultice, 80, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on February 17, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Eleanor Elizabeth Pearson

February 20, 2017 Eleanor Elizabeth Pearson, a long-time resident of Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers, FL, died January 30, 2017. more »»

James Earl Persinger

February 17, 2017 James Earl Persinger, 79, of Fort Myers, FL passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Charles Hamilton Clawson

February 17, 2017 Charles Hamilton Clawson of Fort Myers Beach, Florida passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, February 13, 2017 following a brief illness.  He was 94 years old. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

The island of Fort Myers Beach

February 22, 2017 The island of Fort Myers Beach To the Editor: What we need at the Times Square area is a volleyball competitio. more »»

Vote for Joanne Shamp

February 22, 2017 Vote for Joanne Shamp To the Editor: I am proud to support, my friend, Joanne Shamp for Fort Myers Beach Town Counci. more »»

Let's use our God Given Common Sense.

February 22, 2017 Let's use our God Given Common Sense. To the Editor: I have seen and heard all five candidates speak on issues relative to the Town. more »»

Re-Elect Anita Cereceda

February 22, 2017 Re-Elect Anita Cereceda To the Editor: What exactly is the purpose of Town Council?  How many town managers have we gone through?  How many town attorneys have we gone through?  Council is suppose... more »»

Re-Elect Anita Cereceda

February 22, 2017 Re-Elect Anita Cereceda To the Editor: What exactly is the purpose of Town Council?  How many town managers have we gone through?  How many town attorneys have we gone through?  Council is suppose... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

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