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September 3, 2014 Alerting beach goers about lightning may not require detection systems on area beachfronts, according to results of a recent meeting involving municipality officials. more »»

 
 
 

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Officials agree on lightning alert methods

September 3, 2014 Alerting beach goers about lightning may not require detection systems on area beachfronts, according to results of a recent meeting involving municipality officials. more »»

OOA conducts 100th and final marriage

September 3, 2014 A 501c3 public charity without a payroll that has extended benefits to U.S. more »»

SWEET TWEET: Beach shorebirds thrive in nesting season

September 3, 2014 Primary migration for shorebirds has reached almost mid-season, while nesting for area shorebirds is near the end of a very successful season. more »»

Healthy Living Lab rolls to Beach school

September 3, 2014 Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day. That sentiment goes double for elementary students that need regular refueling for their growing bodies and developing brain. more »»

CELCAB focuses on Mound House museum panels

September 3, 2014 Slowly but surely, the Town of Fort Myers Beach's historic property at the end of Connecticut Street is inching towards its anticipated opening timeframe, slated for sometime in the beginning of... more »»

News from around the region

School Board reconsiders testing opt out

September 3, 2014 After reconsidering it over the long weekend, Lee County School Board Member Mary Fischer had a change of heart over her decision for the school district to historically opt out of state... more »»

Budget tops special City Council meeting

September 3, 2014 Cape Coral City Council will convene a special meeting at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. more »»

Veteran Jam

September 3, 2014 You can almost guarantee that thousands of cigarette lighters and cell phones will light up the Lee Civic Center when “God Bless the USA” is sung. more »»

Bus driver injured in accident released from hospital

September 3, 2014 A Cape Coral bus driver has been released from the hospital following a fatal accident on U.S. 41. As of Tuesday, Victoria G. more »»

Two charged with producing marijuana

September 3, 2014 A man and woman are accused of growing marijuana inside of a rental house in Cape Coral. Guillermo Abreu, 28, and Meivys Escano, 29, both of 2014 N.W. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

A trip to the moon - The Moon Museum (1969): Apollo XII’s Secret Art Mission exhibit at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

August 27, 2014 The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is exhibiting the first-ever “Space Art” project, a work that has been essentially “top secret” since 1969. more »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Rockin Robin - First of two big benefits for Robin Sunday at BackStreets, Cape Coral

August 27, 2014 An integral part of the community all her life, Robin Curley is the girl known for always smiling – always staying positive and lifting the spirits of others who may be down. more »»

The Craic - Dynamite traveling Medieval group to perform at upcoming FMB Pirate Festival

August 14, 2014 Legendary Medieval music-performing group The Craic has just been announced as a major performing artist during the upcoming ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, sweeping the shores of the... more »»

Dual-benefit seeks sponsorships for banners and Tees

August 6, 2014 As the benefits near, volunteers from all over have been doing their part to make sure the Rockin’ Robin and Rockin’ for Robin fund-raisers are the best possible. more »»

Business

Mobile Relief - Local mammogram bus offers services on Fort Myers Beach for those with or without insurance

August 27, 2014 It’s imperative women from the ages of 40 and up get a mammogram every one to two years, or earlier if breast cancer has been detected within their families. more »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Former Beach businessman opens 4th 'Beef' franchise

August 27, 2014 Peter Ennis, former owner of Beach-based restaurants Backwater's and Taco Caliente back in the 1990s, has become quite the business enterprising individual in Southwest Florida. more »»

Cell Phones for Soldiers - Island lounges hosting cell phone drive for local and national military charities

July 10, 2014 What all started as some simple summer cleaning over the weekend turned into a month-long drive and collection for both local and national foundations that help our U.. more »»

Newest Pollo Tropical restaurant opens in South Fort Myers with Beach Party Friday, July 11

July 1, 2014 The sixth Southwest Florida location for Pollo Tropical will be the center of focus on Friday, July 11 – when the community celebrates with an all-day Beach Party at 12611 South Cleveland Avenue. more »»

Obituaries

Carolann Capuano

August 27, 2014 Carolann Capuano was born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Hershey, Pa. to her parents Mark and Cynthia (Smith) Capuano. She passed away on August 7, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fla. more »»

Jeremy “Jerry” Blok

August 27, 2014 Jeremy “Jerry” Blok died Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Poland and came to the United States in 1951. He retired from the U.S. more »»

Henry A. Shirley

August 14, 2014 Army veteran, avid fisherman, loving husband Henry Albert Shirley, 72, a lifelong Lee County resident, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Fort Myers. more »»

Louis A. Meyer, Jr.

August 14, 2014 Beloved husband, father, brother, author Noted young adult author, Louis A. Meyer, Jr. more »»

Estel T. Peterson

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Estel T. Peterson, 95, of Fort Myers, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at North Collier Hospital. A former blueberry farmer in Grand Haven, Mich. more »»

Local Columns

Shell crafts a big hit at the Beach Library

September 3, 2014 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Getting Started with eBooks, Monday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. Sea Turtles, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Social media discussed in seminar at Beach Library

August 27, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Facebook & Twitter on Friday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. We are closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. . more »»

Beach Library to host a live demo on Windows 8

August 20, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Visiting Belize, Friday, Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m Windows 8, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Chester Rogers is Beach Library Artist of the Month

August 13, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug, 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Afternoon Movie, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Having Fun with Shell Crafts, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30 p.. more »»

Beach Library has gift paks for sale

August 6, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. Q & A on Crime Prevention, Friday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. Basic Computers, Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

On manatees, FWS should look at Indian River Lagoon

September 3, 2014 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the status of the Florida manatee, a species that has been listed as endangered since the federal Endangered Species Act was created. more »»

Beach vendors are full service workers

September 3, 2014 To the editor: Fort Myers Beach is a 100 percent tourism town. more »»

Reflective clothing or lighting can help save lives

September 3, 2014 To the editor: Thousands of school bound children throughout our county are at risk in darkness each class day morning. more »»

The dos and don'ts of algae strandings

August 27, 2014 The Town of Fort Myers Beach works very hard to maintain a safe and clean environment for our residents and visitors alike. more »»

'Tree Rider' reports on cycling fundraising tour

August 27, 2014 To the editor: I’ve just returned from cycling 633 miles around Wisconsin with the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund, and I’m proud to say we’ve raised nearly $550,000 for tree... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Schools are in session: Driver be aware

August 20, 2014 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County. An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, have returned to the classroom as the new school year gets under wa. more »»

Lightning detection for Beach needs exploration

July 30, 2014 The 15th U.S. lightning death of 2014 was recorded here in Lee County Tuesday. Scott Wilcox, 41, was fatally injured. more »»

Be prepared for stormy weather

June 11, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc an... more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

June 3, 2014 On Memorial Day, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women that the holiday intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

CMCS gears up for 47th annual Summerset Regatta Oct. 5-7

September 27, 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 Meditarrean... more »»

Golfers invited to the ninth annual Shell Point Open Nov. 9

September 20, 2012 Fort Myers, Fl (Sept. 20, 2012) --- Golfers are invited to participate in the 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

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