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Survey: 71 percent of Southwest Florida residents concerned about climate change

February 20, 2019 A majority of Southwest Florida residents believe that climate change will personally affect their health and homes, and they want the government to do something about it. more »»

 
 
 

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Survey: 71 percent of Southwest Florida residents concerned about climate change

February 20, 2019 A majority of Southwest Florida residents believe that climate change will personally affect their health and homes, and they want the government to do something about it. more »»

Items being collected for annual garage sale

February 20, 2019 Collections are beginning for the annual Find a Home, Give a Home garage sale that is scheduled to take place at the end of March. more »»

Forums offer insight on key issues

February 20, 2019 Two candidate forums last week gave voters the chance to question their potential public servants. more »»

TPI process inches along with another building demolition

February 20, 2019 Locked up in litigation, TPI is doing what it can to proceed with Margaritaville. more »»

Beach resident naturalizes after 20-year journey

February 20, 2019 The Town of Fort Myers Beach gained a new voter last week. After a 20-year struggle, Nadia Clegg finally got to take her oath of citizenship. more »»

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Survey: 71 percent of Southwest Florida residents concerned about climate change

February 20, 2019 A majority of Southwest Florida residents believe that climate change will personally affect their health and homes, and they want the government to do something about it. more »»

Ground broken for Merchant Marine memorial

February 20, 2019 Ground was broken at Eco Park in Cape Coral Tuesday afternoon for the newest addition to the array of military monuments along Veterans Memorial Parkway. more »»

Fishing for silver kings

February 20, 2019 Fishing enthusiasts across Southwest Florida who haven't experienced tarpon fishing, or are looking to gain further insight on one of the area's most sought-after fish, can do so via a club that's... more »»

Yellow Fever Creek/Gator Slough project OK’d

February 20, 2019 The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Cape Coral for the design and construction of a system to connect Yellow Fever Creek and Gator Slough Canal in... more »»

Time for a change

February 20, 2019 Eddie Barnhill, a third generation Pine Island fisherman, has sold his boats and traps and started a new business, Got Ice, Inc. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Announces Spring Show Winners

February 20, 2019 On Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach Art Association crowned the winners of their spring juried show, “Under the Sun. more »»

Tickets available for Tony Sands performance

January 24, 2019 Tony Sands, who performs Frank Sinatra “Through the Years,” will be making a stop on Fort Myers Beach next month for a fundraiser at St. Rafael’s Episcopal Churc. more »»

Tickets on sale for School House Rock concert featuring Sheena Brook and Bridgette Tatum

January 16, 2019 A special Winter Concert Series, featuring Sheena Brook and Bridgette Tatum, will be held this month at Fish-Tale Marina as a fundraiser for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. more »»

Cornhole Fur A Cause registration under way

January 16, 2019 Help support a local organization that provides assistance to those four legged companions in need by registering for a cornhole tournament. more »»

Women’s Club birthday brings out big plans

January 16, 2019 The Women’s Club celebrated 55 years in their current location on Sterling Avenue last Friday, and they announced ambitious plans for the future. more »»

Business

By water or by land: Salty Sam’s Marina is a boater’s playground

February 20, 2019 Picture this. It’s a beautiful day in Matanzas Pass, your boat is swaying softly on the water, and all your friends are smiling in the sun. But there’s one thing wrong. more »»

Planners propose hotel to replace Topp’s building

January 30, 2019 A proposal to redevelop the old Topp's building on Estero Boulevard was met with apprehension in council chambers last week. more »»

Fast growing brand brings Kava Culture to the beach

January 24, 2019 Will Fort Myers Beach get sucked into the kava vortex? Sisters and kava entrepreneurs Caroline and Jacqueline Rusher hope so. more »»

Coste new gem in Diamondhead crown

January 16, 2019 Food, beverage, experience. That's what the Diamondhead Resort is selling with their new restaurant, Coste. more »»

Florida Southwestern State College opens fifth location in Southwest Florida

January 16, 2019 On Monday morning, Florida Southwestern State College opened its fifth location in Southwest Florida. more »»

Obituaries

Howard Rigsby

February 5, 2019 Howard Rigsby, 88, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on January 28, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Billie Lou Lacy

February 1, 2019 On January 9th, 2019, Morton Salt lost its biggest customer. more »»

Dr Leroy C Hommerding

January 25, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Library family is mourning the loss of their beloved director, Dr. Leroy Hommerding. Dr. more »»

Mark Munro

December 31, 2018 Mark Munro, 66, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on December 23, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Sandra Jones

December 18, 2018 Sandra Jones, 81, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on December 8, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Local Columns

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

January 30, 2019 The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens: We take pride in our... more »»

Happy Holidays Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!

December 19, 2018 By MATT LOVE We conclude “The Fire Marshal’s Twelve Days of Christmas” with… On the ninth day of Christmas the Fire Marshal gave to me, nine coloring pencils to develop a home safety plan for my... more »»

The Fire Marshal’s 12 Days of Christmas Safety

December 12, 2018 Santa has arrived at Macy’s in New York City, signaling the official start of the holiday season. more »»

November’s Shoreline Spotlight: The beach is back

November 14, 2018 Now the beach has the appearance of a return to normality. The dolphins are back to frolicking, and large flocks of migrating sea and shore birds are coating the sand bar. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: The Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual — An important tool for near-term relief to the coastal estuaries

February 20, 2019 The relationship between water quality and Florida’s economy has never been more apparent than it is today. more »»

A public solution to slime

February 20, 2019 To the editor: There is agreement that most of the water slime originates and/or is caused by farms that border Lake Okeechobee and its outflows. So stop creating slime at the source. more »»

Short-term rental is an election issue

February 20, 2019 To the editor: Recent code violations have put short-term rentals (STRs) on the Town Council ballot. There is a push to revisit and possibly rescind STR regulations. more »»

Don't miss the Dolphin Historian

February 20, 2019 To the editor: On Wednesday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m., plan on spending time at the Fort Myers Beach Public Library with Monica Lynn, the local dolphin historian of Fort Myers Beach's back ba. more »»

Am I the only one struggling?

February 20, 2019 To the editor: We're a small town with about 7,000 residents and about 2,000 people that vote, but you'd think we're Washington DC. more »»

Editorials

Fake threat...real consequences: Yes, they mean it

February 13, 2019 Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school... more »»

Sea change on the water-quality front?

February 6, 2019 Those who predicted post-election politics-as-usual on the water quality front have been largely silent since Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn into office last month. more »»

Conservation 20/20 remains focused

January 30, 2019 Taxpayers who support Lee County’s 20/20 Conservation program — and that, literally, is most of us— may see another 660 acres or so of environmentally fragile land added to the nearly 30,000... more »»

Didn’t get a flu shot? Get one now.

January 9, 2019 Last year, we opened 2018 urging those who had not yet received a flu shot to get one. This year, for much the same reason, we are repeating that advice. more »»

Weigh in on water quality policies

December 27, 2018 Saying they are tired of the Caloosahatchee and St. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration open for Reel Florida Fishing Camp Winter Session

December 12, 2018 For the first time, Reel Florida Fishing Camp, Inc. more »»

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

October 17, 2018 The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

SW Florida Sailboat Racing Clinic to be held at Pink Shell

October 10, 2018 Offshore Sailing School will kick off its 55th anniversary with a special clinic at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina this December. more »»

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

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