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National Seashell Day brings Guinness World Record attempt

June 13, 2018 Grab your sunscreen, slip on your flip flops, and set a course for Fort Myers Beach for National Seashell Day to help break a Guinness World Record. more »»

 
 
 

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National Seashell Day brings Guinness World Record attempt

June 13, 2018 Grab your sunscreen, slip on your flip flops, and set a course for Fort Myers Beach for National Seashell Day to help break a Guinness World Record. more »»

Paddle pushers

June 13, 2018 The Gulf of Mexico was full of energy Saturday morning. Athletic energy, that is. Ninety competitors races through the sunshine during the fourth annual Battle on the Blueway. more »»

TPI-FMB to brand resort with Jimmy Buffett

June 13, 2018 The island's newest yet-to-be-built resort finally got its official name. more »»

The big 4-0

June 13, 2018 Patrons of the Lani Kai gathered Sunday to celebrate the hotel's 40th anniversary. The resort opened in 1978, and has become an iconic Fort Myers Beach establishment. more »»

Sanibel rallies 'troops' on water releases

June 13, 2018 The city of Sanibel is calling for an immediate halt to the Lake Okeechobee releases down the Caloosahatchee River – and is asking others to join its side in the fight. more »»

News from around the region

Extended detour at Southeast 47th Terrace and Vincennes Boulevard

June 18, 2018 Beginning Monday, June 25, the city of Cape Coral’s construction manager, Chris-Tel Construction, will implement a new traffic detour pattern to perform underground utility work at the intersection... more »»

New franchise agreement on the table

June 14, 2018 Update: A discussion of the LCEC franchise agreement was added to the Cape Coral City Council agenda on Friday: ADDENDUM: Unfinished Business - LCEC Franchise Agreement discussion (Brought forward... more »»

Cat Daddy Challenge: Fishing tourney to raise money for families dealing with pediatric cancer

June 14, 2018 Southwest Florida anglers looking to get out on the water this weekend for a boat-load of fun and prizes — while supporting a great charity — need not look any further than the 2018 Coastal... more »»

Council to consider $60 million parks referendum

June 14, 2018 Cape Coral City Council will decide Monday whether to place a proposed $60 million bond referendum for city parks on the November ballot. more »»

‘Active shooter’ seminar set for Saturday

June 14, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Lee County Department of Pubic Safety and Lee County Trauma District will conduct an active shooter seminar this Saturday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Summer Show shows off creativity, offers fine art from Shell Mound Boulevard

May 17, 2018 The creativity at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association doesn’t wan during the summer month. more »»

Out of the woodwork

May 16, 2018 The strangler fig at the Mound House took a hard hit during Hurricane Irma. The oldest section of the tree weakened with the force of the wind, and it split from the trunk and fell. more »»

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

May 2, 2018 Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday. You better start planning your strategy. more »»

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Business

The big 4-0

June 13, 2018 Patrons of the Lani Kai gathered Sunday to celebrate the hotel's 40th anniversary. The resort opened in 1978, and has become an iconic Fort Myers Beach establishment. more »»

The island's newest HOTIs

June 13, 2018 One could say they're the HOTIest new group on the island. That is, the Heart of the Island organization is really passionate about nuturing and improving the island's core. more »»

TPI-FMB signs on with Margaritaville

June 8, 2018 The island's newest yet-to-be-built resort finally got its official name. more »»

Lani Kai turns 40

June 6, 2018 Robert Conidaris didn’t know he was poor growing up.  It was the Great Depression.  “No body had anything,” he said. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber to host Swing into Summer golf tournament

May 30, 2018 Here’s your chance to become a legend on the greens! Swing on over to the 2nd annual Summer Golf Tournament at the Spring Run Golf Club, 9501 Spring Run Blvd., Bonita Springs, on Friday, June 8. more »»

Obituaries

Allan Blakley

May 24, 2018 Allan Blakley, age 63, of Ft. Myers passed on May 18, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Edna Louise Talley

May 18, 2018 Edna Louise Talley, 90, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 16, 2018.  Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service.  www.fullermetz. more »»

Willie Marie Kellogg

May 14, 2018 Willie Marie Kellogg, age 92, of Fort Myers, FL  passed away on 5/13/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Sherry Kay Rydberg

April 26, 2018 Sherry Kay Rydberg, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Schuyler C Van Buren Jr

April 25, 2018 Schuyler C. Van Buren, Jr., age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL passed on 4/16/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the services. more »»

Local Columns

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 21, 2018 In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issu. more »»

Letters to the Editor

June's Shoreline Spotlight

June 6, 2018 I was on a recent longish flight. By the time we landed, I was starved. The 2 1/2 peanuts and the cup of tomato juice just weren’t enough to hold me. Imagine if it was a longer flight. more »»

The little parking space that keeps on giving

May 30, 2018 The little parking space that keeps on giving To the Editor:??On March 26, 2018, I took the long, bumper to bumper, drive to Fort Myers Beach, to buy some pirate things for my grandson. more »»

Thank you

May 30, 2018 Thank you To the editor: Congratulations and Thanks to Mayor Gore, Vice Mayor Shamp, Council Members and Town Manager Roger Hernstadt, for your time, efforts and hard work to come together for a... more »»

We have not given up the fight

May 30, 2018 We have not given up the fight To the Editor: The Lani Kai Island Resort and I, Robert Conidaris the owner, would like to extend an invitation to any members of the Voice of Fort Myers Beach and... more »»

Three minutes aren't enough

May 23, 2018 Three minutes aren't enough To the Editor: I just reread you story on the Board of County Commissioners most recent recommendation in favor of the Bay Harbour Marina Village from last week's pape. more »»

Editorials

Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

June 6, 2018 Grab your favorite driver "fore" the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a "course" for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.. more »»

Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

May 16, 2018 In celebration of National Bike Month — and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach — the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26. more »»

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. 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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