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Outdoor display hearing pushed to October

September 17, 2014 Another draft ordinance involving outdoor display for retailers in the downtown zoning district on Fort Myers Beach was looked into and dissected as a whole. more »»

 
 
 

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Outdoor display hearing pushed to October

September 17, 2014 Another draft ordinance involving outdoor display for retailers in the downtown zoning district on Fort Myers Beach was looked into and dissected as a whole. more »»

County VCB doles out tourism awards

September 17, 2014 The municipality that claims the current number one generating tourist tax collection in Lee County was shut out at the County tourism awards last week. more »»

9-11: Beach Fire unveils permanent memorial

September 17, 2014 An artifact from the World Trade Center was unveiled within a constructed showcase memorial display during a 9-11 remembrance ceremony at Fort Myers Beach Fire Station #33 last Thursday. more »»

Lovers Key seeks funds for visitor center

September 17, 2014 Officials from a state park that holds the second highest attendance mark in Florida and boasts the premier outdoor attraction spot in Southwest Florida are generating funds to build a facility to... more »»

Safety board ready for Council joint session

September 17, 2014 Safety issues that are expected to be addressed at an upcoming joint session have been discussed and listed. more »»

News from around the region

Man remains in jail on child neglect charge

September 19, 2014 A Cape Coral man remained behind bars Friday after being accused of child neglect. Wade Brown Edwards Jr., 28, of 1424 S.E. 33rd Terrace, was being held at the Lee County Jail without bond. more »»

Kentucky Republican leader dies

September 19, 2014 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky gubernatorial press secretary and congressional aide Larry Van Hoose has died in Florida. He was 76. more »»

Cape police investigating shooting

September 19, 2014 Cape Coral Police are investigating a shooting that happened at 959 Southwest 15 Place Thursday. Cape Coral Police, Fire, and EMS responded at around 12:20 p.m. to a report of a person shot. more »»

Council OKs millage, 2015 budget

September 19, 2014 The Cape Coral City Council on Thursday gave its approval to the 2015 budget while keeping the millage rate the same as last year during a special meeting at City Hall. more »»

Man hit by unmarked Cape police car cited

September 19, 2014 A Cape Coral pedestrian struck by an off-duty police officer was found at fault in the accident. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Rockin' for Robin – Fort Myers Beach benefit Saturday

September 10, 2014 After diligent fund-raising work for the last several weeks that spread across the county, Rockin’ for Robin’s big Fort Myers Beach benefit will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. more »»

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 »»

Business

The SandBar hosts family benefit Saturday

September 18, 2014 Raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis while raising funds for a local employee’s family in need, the SandBar and Grill, 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

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 »»

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

Fuel pumps: Rolling the dice

September 17, 2014 So here he was, driving over a high bridge in the Florida Keys, admiring the view of the turquoise water below, when his engine died. more »»

Check out the special bike rack at the Beach Library

September 17, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Afternoon Movie, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Windows 8, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Towing a trailer

September 10, 2014 Back from a lengthy hiatus to the Florida Keys, I have breaking news for everyone. There is a trap waiting for unsuspecting travelers on the Alligator Alley section of I-75. more »»

Beach Library explores the geocaching craze

September 10, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. Fractured Fairy Tales, Thursday, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m. Naked Meadow, Friday, Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Imminent snowbird arrival increases risks in Florida

September 17, 2014 Summer is winding down and that means the great snowbird exodus will soon be underway from all points north to warmer climes, with millions of sun-seekers taking to the migration routes on the way... more »»

Healthy school lunches for healthy kids

September 17, 2014 To the editor: With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. more »»

Rivers of runoff and pollution being ignored

September 17, 2014 To the editor: Did you know our canals have never been dredged since they were built??Did you know that our Beach canals are under extreme high and low tides to the point marine vessels cannot get... more »»

Testing: To opt out or not to opt out

September 10, 2014 The debate has finally begun in earnest. It is a debate worthy to be had and long overdue. Our State and our Nation have become obsessed with standardized testing of students in public schools. more »»

'Spirit of the Holidays' looks for support

September 10, 2014 To the editor: The Beach Kids Foundation is gearing up for their annual Spirit of the Holidays Fundraiser where they partner up with our fabulous Beach firemen and local Sheriff feputies to make... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

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 »»

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An Open Session for all Portrait and Figure Artists will held this and every Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robb and Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Avd., Fort Myers, sponsored by the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. more »


 
 
 
 
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