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American Sand Sculpting Championship closes Wednesday, reopens Thursday

November 26, 2014 The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship, the largest sand sculpting competition in the state of Florida, will be closed today as organizers look to reset and restore the event site due... more »»

 
 
 

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American Sand Sculpting Championship closes Wednesday, reopens Thursday

November 26, 2014 The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship, the largest sand sculpting competition in the state of Florida, will be closed today as organizers look to reset and restore the event site due... more »»

Water storage project to help estuaries

November 26, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florida. more »»

CHECKMATE: Canadian captures American Sand Sculpting solos

November 26, 2014 Canadian Master Sculptor Abe Waterman utilized one of the world's most popular games in capturing the solo division of the 2014 American Sand Sculpting Championships at Wyndham Garden Hotel on... more »»

Museum director speaks on Mound House

November 26, 2014 Mound House museum director Alison Giesen appears to be a perfect fit to forge a new era at the 2.8-acre historic property at the end of Connecticut Street and into a full opening in the 2015 year. more »»

CRA agreement questionable for downtown

November 25, 2014 The question related to the feasibility of setting up a dependent special district within the downtown region of Estero Island to see if any future increases in property values can be set aside to... more »»

News from around the region

Black Friday: Holiday shopping season gets under way

November 26, 2014 With Black Friday right around the corner, retailers are offering big discounts on holiday gift ideas, while local law enforcement stresses the importance of shopping safely. More than 140. more »»

‘First Responder of the Year’ awards presented

November 26, 2014 Cape Coral’s “First Responders of the Year” have been named. more »»

South Cape venues thrive as a team

November 26, 2014 The South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Associations sprung from the idea of continuing to provide the public with events to enjoy, while promoting the city's downtown businesse. more »»

Stars of Tomorrow: Youths display talents in annual show

November 26, 2014 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Juniper Village to host Holiday Tribute with Turner Talent, Christmas in the Courtyard

November 26, 2014 Juniper Village, at 4920 Viceroy Court in Cape Coral, will hold a Holiday Tribute with Turner Talent, Friday, Dec. 12, from 3- 4 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Taking 10,000 Views home with you - CD Release party Saturday

November 26, 2014 You’ve seen them performing at The Whale, you’ve seen them performing at the Lani Kai, you’ve probably seen them performing at volunteer benefits and festivals around town, too. more »»

A benefit for Ben and Benny benefit Sunday at The Cottage

November 13, 2014 Helping to raise funds for a local man and his son, to have a very special and memorable Christmas, The Cottage is hosting a very special benefit for Ben Westerhouse this weekend Sunday, Nov. more »»

Sons of Anarchy Finale Event at Six Bends Harley-Davidson Dec. 9

November 12, 2014 SONS OF ANARCHY FINALE EVENT AT SIX BENDS ON DEC. 9 Six Bends Harley-Davidson is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Sons of Anarchy finale event on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 5:00 p.. more »»

Benefit for Ben and Benny - Very special benefit held for local man and his son

November 6, 2014 Helping to raise funds for a local man and his son, to have a very special and memorable Christmas, The Cottage is hosting a very special benefit for Ben Westerhouse Sunday, Nov. 16, starting at 11 a. more »»

Toys for X-Mas and Memorial Bike Run

November 6, 2014 For the last 13 years, the folks of the Beach Pub, 1668 I St. more »»

Business

Local non-profit awarded $23k grant to provide water safety to autistic, special needs children

November 20, 2014 A local foundation dedicated to supporting the development and growth of non-profit businesses and to raising funds for selected Florida charities around the area – and the state – was just awarded... more »»

Surf Club changes hands in ownership

October 8, 2014 After a several-decade run, Surf Club owner and founder Bruce Cermak is passing the award-winning torch to new owners, who take over Friday. more »»

Revving up to be a great Monday: Parrot Key Cruise-In Car Shows Return

October 2, 2014 Attention, all motor-heads, car-lovers and engine enthusiasts: Get ready to feast your eyes on what’s known as pure eye candy, as the staff of Parrot Key, 2500 Main S. more »»

The SandBar hosts family benefit Saturday

September 18, 2014 Raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis while raising funds for a local employee’s family in need, the SandBar and Grill, 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

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 »»

Obituaries

Dale Lee Higdon

November 28, 2014 Dale Lee Higdon, 51, of Lehigh Acres died Nov. 24, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Barbara “Bob Ann” Johnson

November 28, 2014 Barbara “Bob Ann” Johnson, 81, of Fort Myers died Nov. 25, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Anthony Gerard Sawchuk

November 28, 2014 Anthony Gerard Sawchuk, 24, of Fort Myers died Nov. 24, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert M. Sipe

November 20, 2014 Robert M. Sipe, 90, of Fort Myers died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Kathleen Knauff,

November 4, 2014 Kathleen Knauff, 69 of Estero, FL. Passed away September 20, 2014. Kathleen was a longtime resident of Fort Myers Beach and an active member of St. Raphaelás Episcopal Church. more »»

Local Columns

Telling you what you want to hear

November 26, 2014 Have you tried any of the diet supplements that claim that if you take it, you can eat all you want of any kind of food and still lose weight? How’s that working for you? Let me guess. more »»

Happy Thanksgiving from the Beach Library

November 26, 2014 Activities This Week Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day. We are closed. Tuesday, Dec. more »»

Handling emergencies

November 19, 2014 Breakdowns happen. Fact. Sometimes they happen at inconvenient times. Count on it. more »»

Gift Paks for holiday shopping available at Beach Library

November 18, 2014 Activities This Week Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Also on Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Movie Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. more »»

They can’t teach that

November 12, 2014 When a football player makes a running one-handed catch while summersaulting and landing with both toes in-bounds, commentators like to say “You can’t teach that,” implying, of course, that it’s a... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Boat parade official seeking participants

November 26, 2014 To the editor: The FMB 26th annual Christmas Boat Parade is just around the corner. It is the first Saturday of December (6th). This is always a fun event and WE BOAT NEED PARTICIPANTS. more »»

Royal Scoop to help seniors again

November 26, 2014 To the editor: I wanted to let everyone know that I have received my tree for the Santa for Seniors. more »»

FMB coastal clean up committee

November 26, 2014 To the editor: Season is here and so will be the incredible amounts of trash left on the beaches. more »»

It all happened in three seconds

November 26, 2014 To the editor: I readied myself for night-time biking. My helmet light blinking attention from car drivers coming out of restaurants. more »»

Pen and paper action

November 26, 2014 To the editor: It remains now to see if President Obama will recognize that the people are not in step with his lack of performance and act like a petulant child with his use of executive... 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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An Open Session for all Portrait and Figure Artists will held this and every Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robb and Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Avd., Fort Myers, sponsored by the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. more »


 
 
 
 
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