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Beach prepares for Fourth of July celebration

June 28, 2017 Earlier this year, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council decided to make the Outstanding Citizen of the Year lead the annual Fourth of July parade as the grand marshal. more »»

 
 
 

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Beach prepares for Fourth of July celebration

June 28, 2017 Earlier this year, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council decided to make the Outstanding Citizen of the Year lead the annual Fourth of July parade as the grand marshal. more »»

Governor funds Lovers Key visitors center

June 28, 2017 Rich Donnelly has spent years planning for this. more »»

Knotty Bean opens second location in library

June 28, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Library patrons can enjoy a fine cup of coffee while they peruse the shelves. more »»

Set sail

June 28, 2017 The twinned anxiety and excitement of their first solo sail was visible on the faces of the 11 campers as they readied their tiny Optimist prams. more »»

Observer, Bulletin host 2017 Best of the Beach awards

June 27, 2017 The annual Best of the Beach awards acknowledge the island's businesses, organizations and people who make Fort Myers Beach a paradise. more »»

News from around the region

CCPD searching brake-repair fraudster

June 28, 2017 Cape Coral Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man running a break-repair scam in parking lots. more »»

Governor signs Cameron Mayhew Act

June 27, 2017 Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1239 — the Cameron May-hew Act — into law on Monday according to House Rep. Dane Eagle of Cape Coral, who co-sponsored the bill with Sen. more »»

Cape man victim of Fort Myers plane crash

June 27, 2017 The Cape Coral man who died in a small plane crash in Fort Myers on Saturday has been identified by the Lee County Sheriff's Office investigators as Marc Scott. more »»

Businesses advised: ‘Have a hurricane plan’

June 27, 2017 With hurricane season under way, North Fort Myers businesses were advised to make sure they had a storm plan read. more »»

Lee County operations make adjustments for Independence Day

June 27, 2017 The Fourth of July holiday will result in some closures and schedule changes for Lee County operations. Lee County offices will be open for regular business hours on Monday, July 3. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual kid’s fishing tournament hits the Bonita Bill’s dock July 1

June 22, 2017 The annual Fourth of July Kid’s Fishing tournament will take place along the water’s edge of Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe Saturday, July 1. more »»

DANI DEASE -- Nashville recording artist performs at Club Ohana Sunday night

June 22, 2017 Continuing its Country Fried Sunday nights at Club Ohana of the Lani Kai, entertainment director Bob Tabarrini and DJ TK are excited to announce the performance of Nashville recording artist Dani... more »»

DANI DEASE -- Nashville recording artist performs at Club Ohana Sunday night

June 22, 2017 Continuing its Country Fried Sunday nights at Club Ohana of the Lani Kai, entertainment director Bob Tabarrini and DJ TK are excited to announce the performance of Nashville recording artist Dani... more »»

Comic Relief -- Local artist releases first book of cartoons

June 8, 2017 “Happy Jeff” J.D. Burdge has been a musician, artist and resident of Fort Myers Beach since 1998. more »»

Beach benefit for island local at Val’s Lounge Sunday

May 30, 2017 A beach benefit for island local Dale Owens will be held at Valerie’s Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., Sunday, June 4, from noon to 6 p.m. more »»

Business

Observer, Bulletin host 2017 Best of the Beach awards

June 27, 2017 The annual Best of the Beach awards acknowledge the island's businesses, organizations and people who make Fort Myers Beach a paradise. more »»

06.21.17 Island Opportunities

June 21, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

Richard remodels Old San Carlos property

June 21, 2017 A former retail store is getting a makeover on Old San Carlos Boulevard. more »»

Fort Myers Beach estimated property values increase

May 31, 2017 It doesn't come to much of a surprise that property values are on the rise in Fort Myers Beach. The Beach's estimated property tax valuation is projected to be 4. more »»

De-Stressing -- New mobile-spa business owner offers relaxation workshop Thursday

May 30, 2017 Rhonda Murray has been a resident of Fort Myers Beach for years. more »»

Obituaries

Leslie "Todd" Farkas

June 16, 2017 Leslie "Todd" Farkas, 43, of Vale, NC passed away June 11, 2017. He was born August 25, 1973 in Pompton Plains, NJ, the son of Leslie Farkas and Jaunita Wycoff Zawackis. more »»

Larry L. Fox

June 7, 2017 Larry L. Fox, 69, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on June 3, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. www.Harvey-Engelhardt. more »»

Kimberly Ann Sorell

June 1, 2017 Kimberly Ann Sorell, 57, of Ft. Myers died May 27, 2017. Arrangements by www.fullermetz. more »»

Derwent Corbett

May 31, 2017 Derwent Corbett, 83, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on May 27, 2017. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert "Bob" Gene Carr

May 31, 2017 Robert "Bob" G. Carr, 83, of Fort Myers, FL. passed away May 12, 201. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 22

March 22, 2017 A clean bill of health! Daphne is healthy again! After a short bout of ringworm from being abandoned on the street, she is now fully recovered and can join a happy puppy family. more »»

03.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

March 1, 2017 We tend to think about the sea life we can easily observe like turtles, dolphins and fish. But these overt creatures are on the top of a complicated food chain. more »»

Prepare for election day

March 1, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council elections will take place Tuesday, March 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. more »»

Community Corner 03.01.2017

March 1, 2017 Community Corner 03.0. more »»

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Letters to the Editor

My take on local happenings

June 14, 2017 My take on local happenings To the Editor: It’s been a while, so here are some short takes (by my standards) about a bunch of local stuff. more »»

Town should enforce its codes

June 7, 2017 Town should enforce its codes To the Editor: My wife and I share Vice Mayor Tracey Gore's frustration with the noise downtown.  We live on Primo Drive for 16 years. It has never been this bad. more »»

Thanks for Big Carlos Pass support 

June 7, 2017 Thanks for Big Carlos Pass support  To the Editor: On behalf of Fish-Tale Marina and the Big Carlos Stakeholders, we would like to thank Justin McBride, WCIND, Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker... more »»

Great Patriots at Matanzas

June 7, 2017 Great Patriots at Matanzas To the Editor: Since 2005, Matanzas on the Bay has demonstrated an extraordinary level of support for U.S. Troops returning from combat. more »»

Season ending golf league banquet

May 10, 2017 Season ending golf league banquet To the Editor: The Fort Myers Beach Sunday Morning Golf League completed its 19st season on Sunday with the awarding of prizes and plaques during the annual banquet... more »»

Editorials

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Set sail

June 28, 2017 The twinned anxiety and excitement of their first solo sail was visible on the faces of the 11 campers as they readied their tiny Optimist prams. more »»

Beach hosts Challenger British soccer camp

June 21, 2017 It was time for some football on Fort Myers Beach last week — but not the helmets-and-pigskin kind. The Fort Myers Beach Soccer Club hosted Challenger British Soccer Camp from June 12 -16. more »»

Paddlers, prepare: Battle on the Blueway set for Saturday

June 7, 2017 Kayakers, surf skiers and standup paddleboarders will all have the chance to race for the finish. more »»

Big Carlos Pass dredging begins

June 7, 2017 The southern tip of Estero Island has a mysterious vessel floating offshore: a long rig with strange equipment. more »»

Do not disturb

June 7, 2017 Fort Myers Beach is home to one of the two largest shorebird nesting colonies in the entire state of Florida. more »»

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