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April 19, 2017 Last week marked a step forward for a water quality initiative. Senator Rob Bradley and Senator Joe Negron's SB 10 passed the Florida Senate in a 36-3 vote and has moved on to the House. more »»

 
 
 

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Local groups lobby in Tallahassee

April 19, 2017 Last week marked a step forward for a water quality initiative. Senator Rob Bradley and Senator Joe Negron's SB 10 passed the Florida Senate in a 36-3 vote and has moved on to the House. more »»

Nauti Parrot to open second location on Fort Myers Beach

April 19, 2017 The Geib family is not afraid of a challenge. more »»

Bay Oaks to Business: Director Sean De Palma speaks to Chamber

April 19, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce got business-to-business advice during its April breakfast meeting. more »»

04.19.2017 Community Corner

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Matanzas on the Bay to host Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ

April 19, 2017 Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host its fourth annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. more »»

News from around the region

For many, relief follows 400-acre brush fire

April 22, 2017 Roslyn York, and many others in the area of 21st Street West, were very lucky to still have their homes Saturday after a huge brush fire swept the neighborhood late Friday and early Saturday. more »»

Relay for Life to step off Saturday

April 21, 2017 When the annual Cape Coral Relay for Life returns this Saturday to Caloosa Field, behind Caloosa Middle School on 610 Del Prado Blvd., it will have a slightly different look and feel. more »»

CCPD Top 5 finalist for 'DNA Hit of the Year'

April 21, 2017 The Cape Coral Police Department will be recognized as a Top 5 finalist at a global convention in Austria for "DNA Hit of the Year," for the work done in solving a 26-year-old cold case. more »»

Little interest; Council cool to traffic plan assessment

April 21, 2017 Making sure the roads are safe is one of the most important jobs the city has but asking residents to pay extra for that would be inappropriate, Cape Coral City Council officials said Wednesday. more »»

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Fun on the water at Four Freedoms Saturday

April 21, 2017 By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers.com For months, boating enthusiasts have been busy constructing boats to race in Saturday's Cardboard Boat Regatta at Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Tomstock X -- 10th annual fund-raiser to benefit Miles of Smiles

March 22, 2017 Tomstock X, an all day music festival featuring seven local cover bands, has chosen to support the nonprofit organization, Miles of Smiles, this year. more »»

Let's Go, Sheena! Fort Myers Beach musician advances on The Voice

March 22, 2017 After somewhat of a surprise trip out west and a maze of blind auditions, one of our very own island talents, Sheena Brook, has advanced on The Voice, the hit TV series competition that searches for... more »»

The Sand is ON FIRE -- The Cincinnati Firemen variety shows return to Fort Myers Beach

March 1, 2017 The sand of Fort Myers Beach is about to get much, much hotter, as the Cincinnati Firemen return for their annual Spring Break celebration, hosting daily fund-raising variety shows along the beach... more »»

Fat Tuesday -- Annual Cottage Mardi Gras benefit takes the stage Feb. 28

February 22, 2017 The staff of The Cottage Bar and Grill, 1270 Estero Blvd., is eager to host its annual Fat Tuesday benefit Tuesday, Feb. more »»

The Big Apple Comes to Bayside -- Annual community style show brunch struts the runway Friday

February 22, 2017 Get ready to visit the Big Apple right here in Southwest Florida, as the annual Bayside Estates style show and luncheon struts the runway Friday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon, going to about 2:1. more »»

Business

Key Estero Shops sell for $3.99 million

March 16, 2017 The Key Estero Shops plaza switched hands for the first time since 1980. more »»

Florida Local Real Estate welcomes Carla Grant

March 15, 2017 While Carla Grant may be joining Florida Local Real Estate, she's a deft hand in the real estate world. more »»

San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron offers America's Boating Course

March 15, 2017 The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering “America’s Boating Course” beginning Saturday, April 1, from 8:15a.m. to 12:30p.m. 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 »»

Locals prepare for 59th Annual Shrimp Festival

March 1, 2017 The beach's biggest bash is now only 10 days out, and preparations are already underway. more »»

Obituaries

John Lynwood Barrack

April 17, 2017 John Lynwood Barrack, 83, of Ft. Myers, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Miguel A Caguana

April 14, 2017 Miguel A. Caguana, 60, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Jose Luis Longoria

April 3, 2017 Jose Luis Longoria, 37, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Nelly Gurbatri

March 30, 2017 Nelly Gurbatri, 70, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on March 29, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

James “Jim” Kropowski

March 24, 2017 James “Jim” Kropowski, 83, of Ft. Myers died 3-22-17. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. 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

Celebration of life for island Realtor Saturday

April 19, 2017 It is with deepest sadness to let you know that Robert Wells, my beloved husband, and the father of our daughter Caprice, passed away a couple weeks ago from pancreatic cancer after a yearlong... more »»

No longer proud of my country

April 19, 2017 No longer proud of my country To the Editor: I've always been proud of my country – until now. I've lived through WaterGate and Nixon, the financial crisis and Bush. But nothing like this. more »»

Egg-cellent event

April 19, 2017 The typically-green fields at Bay Oaks were spotted with pastel eggs Saturday morning. But not for lon. more »»

Cruiser's Appreciation Day a success

April 12, 2017 Cruiser's Appreciation Day a success To the Editor: The Anchorage Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas on the Bay co-sponsored the 10th Annual Cruiser’s Appreciation... more »»

SWFL Clean Water Movement to host festival

March 29, 2017 SWFL Clean Water Movement to host festival To the Editor: The SWFL Clean Water Movement is proud to announce the 1st ever Clean Water Movement Festiva. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

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Learn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries during English country dance lessons at Wa-Ke Hatchee Rec Center (16355 Summerlin Road) every Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dress is casual, and be sure to wear flat shoes with non-slip sole. more »


 
 
 
 
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