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Four-year terms for Council under review

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Four-year terms for Council under review

October 29, 2014 An increase in terms for Town of Fort Myers Beach elected officials could become reality if the issue is called for a referendum and passes via a public vot. more »»

Skepticism surrounds Mound House pier approval

October 29, 2014 The property project that houses Estero Island’s oldest standing structure and is owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach has moved one step closer to becoming a fully functional and significant... more »»

AMENDMENT 1: Water quality protection and more sought

October 29, 2014 With Election Day this Tuesday, a voter decision on one proposed U.S. constitutional amendment for Florida could weigh heavy on our local waterway. more »»

Fish Monger reopens under new business owners

October 29, 2014 A long-standing restaurant on San Carlos Island has re-opened with a fresh new look and expanded operational hours under new business owners. more »»

Preserve hosts exercise for school students

October 29, 2014 Beach Elementary fourth and fifth graders experienced being part of the “web of life” last week when they participated in a dual activity within Matanzas Pass Preserve. more »»

News from around the region

Yacht Club Pool closed due to broken pipe

October 30, 2014 The Yacht Club Pool will be closed until Wednesday, Nov. 5, due to a pipe break, according to city officials. The 6-inch pipe broke this morning. more »»

LCSO traffic enforcement update for Friday

October 30, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Friday, Oct. more »»

Council addresses boat canopies, mobile food vendors

October 28, 2014 Boat canopies and mobile food vendors were the hot topics discussed at Monday night's City Council meeting. more »»

Special Populations Golf Classic this Saturday

October 28, 2014 Only a limited number of spots are left for the 8th Annual Special Populations Golf Classic. more »»

Annual Harney Point Kiwanis event attracts large, grateful crowd

October 28, 2014 Wee witches, tiny black cats and super heroes and Disney characters by the score crowded the riverfront at Jaycee Park Saturday as the 17th annual Kiwanis KidsFest again offered a wealth of... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Halloween Hijinks - What’re you doing Friday night?

October 30, 2014 It's that time of year, when all the crypts creak open and all the creeps, goblins and ghouls ooze out, blanketing the city in Halloween madness for all ages. more »»

Walking the Walk - Fifth annual breast cancer benefit Saturday

October 16, 2014 For the fifth year, the folks of The Mermaid have done what they could to raise awareness of breast cancer and early detection, as well as helping a local organizatio. 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 »»

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest comes to FMB this weekend

October 2, 2014 After a very successful hop-along on Sanibel and Captiva islands last weekend, the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest rolls into town Friday to Sunday, Oct. more »»

Business

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 »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Obituaries

Daniel "DC3" Raymond Curran III

October 20, 2014 Daniel "DC3" Raymond Curran III native of Fort Myers Beach, born August 8, 1984 to Daniel and Oldemira "Ollie" Curran of Fort Myers Beach. Passed to live with Jesus October 13, 2014. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

More questions for the Town Council Candidates

October 29, 2014 Here’s where I answer some questions from you, provided I get to ask you some in return. Q. Hey Larry. more »»

Volunteers appreciated at the Beach Library

October 29, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. featuring Spooky Tales: Boogety, Boogety Boo! by wrob Apps for iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

More on estimating

October 22, 2014 Getting an accurate estimate for your repair job can be difficult, but not impossible. more »»

Jeff Mudgett is Beach Library Artist of the Month

October 22, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Painting on the Beach, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Quilting on Wednesday from 9 a.m. more »»

Snake oil engine treatments

October 8, 2014 Let’s say your car developed a little “hiccup” the other day. You see a product advertised that says it can cure that, and more, by simply pouring it into your gas tank. Come on, admit i. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Fright Night a success due to help

October 29, 2014 To the editor: Bay Oaks Recreation Center officials would like to congratulate all of the following winners in the 24th annual Bay Oaks Family Fright Night Costume Contes. more »»

FMB Fire District candidates with integrity

October 29, 2014 To the editor: With all the political hype appearing on television and print, it is difficult to know which candidates to believe i. more »»

Vote for Schindler

October 29, 2014 To the editor: In the FMB Fire Board elections, Ed Milde is up against Ted Schindler, who has a proven record of fiscal responsibility and has an accomplished financial background. Mr. more »»

Lee County School Board referendum ruse

October 29, 2014 To the editor: Voters take note that this Nov. more »»

Amendment 2 is about compassion

October 22, 2014 In life, almost every single one of us will suffer from what I call "thunder strikes," unexpected calamities that affect us suddenly and change our lives forever. 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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