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Beach side street paving project to continue tonight

May 20, 2015 According to Kaye Molnar, president of Cella Molnar and Associates, last night’s paving operation was delayed due to weather and asphalt conditions. more »»

 
 
 

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Beach side street paving project to continue tonight

May 20, 2015 According to Kaye Molnar, president of Cella Molnar and Associates, last night’s paving operation was delayed due to weather and asphalt conditions. more »»

Noise ordinance moves to second hearing

May 20, 2015 A regulatory procedure for noise control on Estero Island is one step closer to fruition now that an introductory hearing is in the books. more »»

Fourth of July fireworks to be lit

May 20, 2015 Organized fireworks on Fort Myers Beach this Independence Day will light up the sky above the Lee County-owned Pier after all. more »»

NATURE SHEPHERDS: Vice mayor captures stewardship award

May 20, 2015 Exceptional environmental practices within the Fort Myers Beach community are not going unnoticed for two individuals who are known to promote responsible use and protection of the natural habitat... more »»

Boulevard project prep work begins with FPL

May 20, 2015 The lengthy Estero Boulevard Improvements Project has begun from a utility standpoint. more »»

News from around the region

CCPD responds to suspicious package call; pipe bombs located and detonated

May 21, 2015 Cape Coral police personnel responding Wednesday evening to a call about possible pipe bombs discovered in a golf bag the caller had been given safely secured and then detonated the devices. more »»

Paving project in Northwest Cape to begin Thursday

May 20, 2015 The scheduled paving work for the northwest Cape Coral will begin tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 a.m. The contract has been completed. more »»

Law firm seeks firing of ex-baseball coach’s wife

May 19, 2015 A Fort Myers law firm has demanded the termination of a Lee County Sheriff’s Office employee for her alleged role in a racially-charged video her husband, a former head baseball coach, made about th... more »»

City Council moves forward on speed reduction proposal

May 19, 2015 Contradictory to the findings presented by the traffic consultant firm of David Douglas Associates, City Council voted 5-3 Monday night to move forward on a plan to reduce speed limits on residentia... more »»

Council decides to move forward with Bimini Basin visioning project

May 19, 2015 Cape Coral City Council decided Monday night to keep the Bimini Basin visioning project rolling along by selecting one of three options available. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Popeyepalooza seeking volunteers

May 14, 2015 As we near to the sixth annual Popeyepalooza benefit, taking place at the Beach Pub, 1668 I S. more »»

Motherly Love -- Celebrating Mother’s Day on the island

May 7, 2015 For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the calendar, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10. more »»

Passing the Fez -- Araba Shriners raise $3,500 for Cincinnati Firemen memorial fund

April 30, 2015 By MELISSA SCHNEIDER mschneider@breezenewspaper. more »»

Miles of Memories -- In honor of a local island hero, non-profit group Adopts a Highway

April 30, 2015 Shortly after the loss of longtime island local and humanitarian Michael DeCarlo, friends and family gathered together to keep his memorable tradition alive, founding the Michael DeCarlo Foundation,... more »»

The Jeb Taylor Band -- Local band sweeps the beach

April 27, 2015 They’ve performed with other band mates as the Beach Baptist “church band” for years, but these guys are stepping away from the pews (a couple days a week) and stepping up to local venues around the... 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

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 »»

Marjorie Henry

April 16, 2015 Marjorie Henry, 86 of Fort Myers Beach passed away on 02/08/2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Local Columns

Stereotyping a profile

May 20, 2015 There is something everybody does instinctively, which they often find effective and efficient when dealing with society, and yet can cause distress among other members of that society, and is... more »»

Happy Memorial Day from the Beach Library

May 20, 2015 Weekly Activities Wednesday, May 20, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. Apps for iPad/iPhone. Please pre-register. We are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. more »»

No good deed goes unpunished

May 13, 2015 Recently a friend called from the frozen north and asked me for a favor. “Sure” I said. more »»

Don Musto is Beach Library Artist of the Month

May 13, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Going Further with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

The problem with car mechanics

May 6, 2015 Many people have had problems with car mechanics. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Residents question fire chief job search

May 20, 2015 To the editor: The recent decision of our Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board of Fire Commissioners to conduct a national job search for our Fire Chief position was astounding to us. more »»

Food Bank thanks community for food donations

May 20, 2015 To the editor: Lee County residents donated 401,478 pounds of food during the 23rd annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on May . more »»

Best kept secret

May 20, 2015 To the editor: Few people other than Bonitians know of the great fishing in the Imperial River. For most people it is the awesome vistas and wildlife they come to see. more »»

Library to have reserve fund without taxation

May 20, 2015 To the editor: Dear Ms Chappina: Thank you for your kind words and for not taking umbridge at me for my library letter of April 22. more »»

OOA to be benefitted at Matanzas on the Bay event

May 20, 2015 To the editor: OOA has been nominated to receive the highest medal given to a civilian by the US Army. To date we have afforded 3,069 US Troops returning from combat for foreign duty stations $11. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

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 »»

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