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April 28, 2016 As Fort Myers Beach readies itself to continue construction of its stormwater system, one council member wonders if it can simply drop its role in the project and let Lee County go it alone. more »»

 
 
 

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With stormwater, Gore wants to pressure county

April 28, 2016 As Fort Myers Beach readies itself to continue construction of its stormwater system, one council member wonders if it can simply drop its role in the project and let Lee County go it alone. more »»

Junkanoo to stay put for another year

April 27, 2016 Fans of the Junkanoo, rejoice. The popular beachfront restaurant at 3040 Estero Blvd. will continue to operate through April of next year, according to property owner Joe Orlandini. more »»

The Spring Break breakdown

April 27, 2016 On short notice, Ron Kain wanted to take the family on a spring getaway and he chose Fort Myers Beach on a whim. more »»

Alcohol awareness event debuts in Times Square

April 27, 2016 In the heart of the party zone during the height of the party season, Lee County's Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida set up shop in Times Square on March 29 with a first-time seminar on th... more »»

Community spotlight: Matt Love

April 27, 2016 Q: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach. You have a month on the job under your belt as the new fire chief, so we thought we'd check in with you. more »»

News from around the region

Students earn Mayor’s Scholarship Fund awards

April 29, 2016 Know your moral compass, be kind, there is no such thing as failure, push boundaries, know what your worth, live for the present and dream bi. more »»

5th Annual Water Safety Day May 7

April 29, 2016 The Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department have partnered with a number of companies and organizations from the community for the 5th... more »»

Oasis High among top schools in the nation

April 29, 2016 There has been a lot to brag about these days for the Cape Coral Charter School system. And on Friday, there was one more feather to be added to their cap. Oasis High School has landed at No. more »»

CCPD investigating break-in at Cape church

April 29, 2016 On April 26, 2016, the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a past-occurred burglary located at 151 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral According to a report from the CCPD, detectives made contact... more »»

Excellence in Education: Teachers, students, honored

April 29, 2016 The Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce got the best teachers and students from all the Cape Coral area schools together Monday to celebrate their accomplishments. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Feast on the Beach -- 21st annual Taste of the Beach returns to Bay Walk paradise Sunday

April 28, 2016 Prepare your taste buds: the 21st annual Taste of the Beach food festival, hosted by the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, returns to Old San Carlos Boulevard Sunday, May 1, from 11... more »»

Lights, Camera -- 10th annual FMB Film Fest rolls through this weekend

April 21, 2016 The time has come to celebrate 10 years of independent filmmaking at the 2016 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, taking place April 20 to 24. more »»

First Sound Wave Festival -- Inaugural music festival to benefit local charity

April 21, 2016 The folks of Valerie’s Lounge and the Lewis P. more »»

Chicago tribute gets local film festival off to rocking start

April 20, 2016 Tom and Martie Schultz saw their beloved music group Chicago last fall in San Diego. On New Year's Eve, when the band played in its hometown, it was a no-brainer that they were there. more »»

Parrot Key’s next bi-monthly car show April 18

April 13, 2016 Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500 Main St., continues to offer bi-monthly Caribbean Cruise-in Car Shows, with the next scheduled for Monday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.. more »»

Business

Booba's Bar -- Local couple opens all-new eatery on San Carlos Island

April 28, 2016 The small strip of San Carlos Island has been pretty quiet the last few years. There are some fun shops, a nice restaurant here and there, but not really too much else to do for the locals. more »»

Junkanoo to stay put for another year

April 27, 2016 Fans of the Junkanoo, rejoice. The popular beachfront restaurant at 3040 Estero Blvd. will continue to operate through April of next year, according to property owner Joe Orlandini. more »»

The Spring Break breakdown

April 27, 2016 On short notice, Ron Kain wanted to take the family on a spring getaway and he chose Fort Myers Beach on a whim. more »»

Spring Break results are mixed for businesses

April 23, 2016 In this time of business uncertainty, what with road construction and polluted water part of life here, who knows what it takes to catch a break. more »»

Attack at Pierside results in theft of cash

April 21, 2016 A female employee of Times Square’s Pierside Grill, 1000 Estero Blvd., was attacked shortly after midnight today and robbed of the cash she was counting at closing time. more »»

Obituaries

Fluerette L. Grenon

April 6, 2016 Fluerette L. Grenon, 91 of Fort Myers passed away on March 31, 2016. Cremation arrangements entrusted to HARVEY-ENGELHARDT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. Pls visit www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Simon E. Witter

April 6, 2016 Simon E. Witter, 84 of Fort Myers passed away on March 31, 2016. Cremation arrangements entrusted to HARVEY-ENGELHARDT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. Pls visit www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Delma Sue Kittoe

March 1, 2016 Delma Sue Kittoe, 76, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on February 26, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Russell "Rusty" Kenneth Walther

March 1, 2016 Russell "Rusty" Kenneth Walther, 71, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Judy Diane Wingo

February 18, 2016 Judy Diane Wingo, 73, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on February 16, 2016. Service on February 21, 2016 at Winkler Road Baptist Church 2:30P. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 23

March 23, 2016 Zoe This little Jack Russell mix was surrendered after one family member got allergic. After four years with a family, this little girl ended up in a Kill Shelter, and of course was petrified. more »»

Rodent residents in your ride

November 5, 2015 Rodents. They make cute pets for the kids. They run through mazes or spin cages and eat and evacuate everywhere they go. That’s OK in their cages. more »»

The paradox of plastics

October 28, 2015 Back in the 1950s, an intelligent man who was an accomplished professional welder of exotic metals, assuming the role of mentor, gave me the following advice: “Get into plastic. more »»

Volunteers still needed for Beach Library Book Sale

October 28, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets on Wednesday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. in Community Room B., $2 setup fee. more »»

Help needed for the next Beach Library Book Sale

October 21, 2015 Weekly Activities Wednesday, Oct. 21, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Apps for iPad/iPhone, 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Pre-register. Friday, Oct. 23, Wordstock, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oc. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Good support for solar energy

November 18, 2015 Good support for solar energy To the editor: What a pleasure to see the large turnout for the San-Cap Solar Connect informational meeting sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society last week. more »»

Transparency needed about water quality!

November 18, 2015 Transparency needed about water quality! To the editor: In the midst of the 60 day protest on top of the Matanzas Bridge, community members against the Lake O discharges stood side by side with clea... more »»

Signs needed

November 18, 2015 To the editor: I understand that the construction on Estero Boulevard is a much-needed improvement,   however, yesterday I had two appointments and had to leave the island … it was a nightmare. more »»

My French brothers, my beloved world

November 18, 2015 To the editor: We are not immune to the ideologies of man. yet it still comes like a raging storm from calm seas when it happens in places where everything can be wonderful everyda. more »»

Crony capitalism

November 18, 2015 Crony capitalism To the editor: Don’t tell me that the Lee County Commission wants to create new middle class employment here. more »»

Editorials

Fly high and free forever, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks... more »»

Preserving paradise

September 9, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Vaccinate your pets

August 12, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres recentl. more »»

Rally with a cause

July 9, 2015 Despite a deeply disappointing legislative session, local environmentalists have not given up their quest for improved water qualit. more »»

Bill of goods

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

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

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 »»

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