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TECO reports on natural gas line options

July 1, 2015 The installation of natural gas lines are proving to be more of a reality for Fort Myers Beach businesses than residential properties on the island. more »»

 
 
 

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TECO reports on natural gas line options

July 1, 2015 The installation of natural gas lines are proving to be more of a reality for Fort Myers Beach businesses than residential properties on the island. more »»

Area property values continue to rise

July 1, 2015 Over the past month, Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson's staff found another 1 to 2 percent of increased value in Lee County property that can be tapped by the county's 91 taxing... more »»

FWC urges the public to steer clear of nesting sea turtles this holiday weekend

July 1, 2015 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is urging the public to be aware of nesting sea turtles while they celebrate this holiday weekend. more »»

STORM WATER: Fee considered for FY 2015-16

July 1, 2015 A rate fee involving a cost-effective mechanism for upgrading infrastructure that would significantly reduce an overabundance of surface water that is collected from heavy rainfall on Estero Island... more »»

No state funds for Beach's 'south bridge'

July 1, 2015 State funds for a project development and environmental study for the bridge that connects Fort Myers Beach to Lovers Key have been put on hold. Gov. more »»

News from around the region

Winn-Dixie to donate all profits on 4th of July to Wounded Warrior Project

July 1, 2015 Winn-Dixie announced Wednesday that on Saturday, July 4, all profits generated at its grocery stores will be donated in support of Wounded Warrior Project’s Independence Program. more »»

Area property values continue to rise

June 30, 2015 Over the past month, Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson's staff found another 1 to 2 percent of increased value in Lee County property that can be tapped by the county's 91 taxing... more »»

Safe Kids urges vigilance to prevent heatstroke

June 30, 2015 In the past month, six children nationwide have died of heatstroke from being in a vehicl. more »»

Music Girl

June 30, 2015 A crowd is amassing around a street corner during the June Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers, as a rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” is being belted through the ether, as smiles... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

$pinach for Popeye benefit Saturday at The Shamrock

June 17, 2015 As soon as islanders got word of local humanitarian Mike “Popeye” Dearden’s medical emergency scare months ago, they’ve been busy planning and organizing a great benefit to help offset his piling... more »»

$pinach for Popeye benefit Saturday at The Shamrock

June 17, 2015 As soon as islanders got word of local humanitarian Mike “Popeye” Dearden’s medical emergency scare months ago, they’ve been busy planning and organizing a great benefit to help offset his piling... more »»

Sixth annual Popeyepalooza to help two causes

June 3, 2015 Popeyepalooza began as a simple gathering at Mike “Popeye” Dearden’s home one year. 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

Jock Ira Reese Sr.

June 5, 2015 Jock Ira Reese Sr., 63, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on June 1, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative, North Fort Myers, FL. www.dignifiedcremations.com. more »»

Peter Pazzanese

May 13, 2015 Peter Pazzanese, 90, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on May 10, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative, North Fort Myers, FL. www.dignifiedcremations.com. more »»

Norma Jean Carroll

May 7, 2015 Norma Jean Carroll, age 83, died on April 30, 2015.  She was a resident of Fort Myers Beach for over 30 years before returning to Fort Wayne, IN.  Funeral services provided by D.O. more »»

John Walter Zukaitis Jr,

April 29, 2015 John Walter Zukaitis Jr., 50, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on April 18, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. www.horizonfunerals. more »»

Judy Michie

April 24, 2015 Judy Michie was born December 12, 1938 in Kansas City to Stanley and Arleta Hamilton.  She attended Kansas State, majoring in Journalis. more »»

Local Columns

Do you take this car to have and to hold?

July 1, 2015 When you buy a car, you don’t usually think of it as taking on a responsibility. You don’t see yourself as being obligated to take care of said car through better or worse, in sickness or in healt. more »»

Happy Fourth of July from the Beach Library

July 1, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. will feature a patriotic, parade theme We are closed Friday & Saturday, July 3 and 4, in observance of the Fourth of July. more »»

Think before you drink

July 1, 2015 Obesity is a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. One major contributor to the obesity epidemic is sugar-sweetened beverages. more »»

That dog won’t hunt

June 24, 2015 We live in a free society, with freedom of speech being one of our most cherished freedom. more »»

Join the Book Discussion Group at Beach Library

June 24, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Windows 8 on Friday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. Wordstock, Tuesday, June 30, 1:30 p.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Have a safe Independence Day

July 1, 2015 To the editor: While the fireworks-related injury numbers are down approximately 9 percent and use of consumer fireworks is up by more than 59 percent over the last 20 years, it is still vital... more »»

Think progressiveness vs. not

July 1, 2015 To the editor: A progressive sea change is undeniabl. more »»

'Board' in Southwest Florida

July 1, 2015 To the editor: For many of us living in Southwest Florida, 'board' in Southwest Florida has a whole new meaning. more »»

Senator reports on Legislative Session

June 24, 2015 The Legislature finished the business of the 2015 Special Session by passing a fiscally responsible balanced budget Frida. more »»

Solar power/ where is it???

June 24, 2015 To the editor: Why can't I buy solar panels (electric photovoltaic) at Home Depot or Lowes just like I can buy 2X4s and shingles??? By now, I should in this country, especially in Florida — the... more »»

Editorials

Bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Finish the job

June 10, 2015 How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It’s a wry joke, usually guaranteed to bring a chuckle. But this time, few among the 4. more »»

Demand water quality

April 28, 2015 Voters have spoken. Amendment 1 —allowing funds to be added to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire lands, restore them and manage improvements— received 75 percent approval last November. more »»

On the mend

April 1, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau issued a release Thursday announcing the fastest-growing "metros" in the country. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in at No. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

National Champs -- Local team wins national tennis championship

April 1, 2015 A team of eight Southwest Florida men in the 65 & Over division recently returned from the USTA (United States Tennis Association) National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. more »»

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 »»

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