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Charter questions could be on 2016 ballot

May 27, 2015 Unlike the last charter review some 10 years ago, Town of Fort Myers Beach officials are eyeing revisions to the island's “mini constitution. more »»


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Charter questions could be on 2016 ballot

May 27, 2015 Unlike the last charter review some 10 years ago, Town of Fort Myers Beach officials are eyeing revisions to the island's “mini constitution. more »»

Beach Fire to seek job description pro

May 27, 2015 Before delving into a recruitment process for their next fire chief, officials from the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District have decided to seek proposals for a specialist that can make an... more »»

Yoga class benefit set for Monday

May 27, 2015 A beachside yoga fundraiser to benefit Paulie and Carol, two beach locals who lost their home in a recent fire, will be held near the Newton Park access this Monday, June 1, at 8:15 a.m. more »»

STORM SEASON: Beach readies during hurricane timeframe

May 27, 2015 Monday marks another beginning to a set of months that involve atmospheric pressure, tropical waters, heat, wind and energy. Welcome to hurricane season. more »»

LPA to address Mound House off-site lot

May 27, 2015 A rezoning process for an unused Town-owned parcel on Connecticut Street is being looked into to provide more off-site parking for Mound House visitatio. more »»

News from around the region

Senior Health & Fitness Day at Cape Hospital

May 26, 2015 Keeping older Americans healthy and fit is the focus of an event today at the Cape Coral Hospital. more »»

Fallen heroes honored at Coral Ridge

May 26, 2015 “To those who died, we give an undying debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made. more »»

Florida Council of the Blind recognizes Cape man

May 26, 2015 The Florida Council of the Blind recently recognized a Cape Coral resident for his involvement with the organization and for planning two statewide events that benefit the blind community. more »»

Habitat luncheon attracts volunteers

May 26, 2015 It was originally meant as a way to explain their mission, what they do and how they do it. more »»

NFM Rec Center/IFAS to hold beekeeping classes

May 26, 2015 There may not be a more important insect on this planet than the bee. Without them, we would lose many of our crops. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Golden America - Holocaust survivor escapes to U.S., builds new life and releases memoir

May 27, 2015 She’s a wife, she’s a mother, she’s a doctor, inventor and professor, and now she’s a local author, as well. Estero resident Bella T. more »»

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 »»


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 »»


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. 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

False indicators

May 27, 2015 The gentleman at the front counter was agitated. “The car died while I was driving down the road. The light had been on with a picture of a battery, so I bought a new battery and put it in. more »»

Volunteers still sought at Beach Library

May 27, 2015 Activities This Week Wednesday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Thursday, May 28, 1:30 p.m. Open Podium Tuesday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Music/Noise Ordinance

May 27, 2015 To the editor: Why do some people want louder limits for music in the Town noise ordinance? Because loud music is like a huge neon sign advertising a business. It isn’t for the enjoyment of musi. more »»

A special thank you

May 27, 2015 To the editor: The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10097 and veterans in this area would like to extend their sincere thanks to all who supported our Poppy donation campaign. more »»

Stop high flow freshwater

May 27, 2015 To the editor: An open letter to the Honorable Governor Scott: Thank you for the nice congratulation letter you sent us (CGT Kayaks) for our opening in the Bonita Springs redevelopment zone. more »»

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 »»


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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