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May 20, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Little League finished out its 2017 season with a few swings on its home field. more »»

 
 
 

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The ole ball game

May 20, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Little League finished out its 2017 season with a few swings on its home field. more »»

District 3 Commissioner Larry Kiker to hold one-on-one meetings with constituents

May 19, 2017 Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker has scheduled a series of meetings to hear what his constituents have to say. more »»

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating racist graffiti

May 19, 2017 The Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers put the word out yesterday for help in tracking down a person or group of people responsible for racist graffiti in Bonita Springs. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council votes in support of July 4 fireworks

May 17, 2017 In a relatively uncontentious discussion, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council unanimously decided to approve the Fourth of July events and agreed to pay a portion of the event. more »»

Community Foundation donates to local organizations, scholarships

May 17, 2017 On May 10, the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation followed its annual tradition of awarding both academic scholarships and charitable giving to island students and organizations in need. more »»

News from around the region

'Tiny house' concept gets support

May 22, 2017 Justin Murphy has lived in Lee County his entire life. more »»

June road closure on Colonial Boulevard announced

May 22, 2017 FDOT will commence a construction project at Colonial Boulevard/State Road 884 at the Seminole Gulf Railway crossing to improve and upgrade the rail crossing in June. more »»

Motorcyclist killed in early morning crash

May 22, 2017 The Cape Coral Police Department is investigating a serious traffic crash overnight that claimed one life and temporarily shut down Santa Barbara Boulevard at the intersection of Trafalgar Parkway. more »»

State of the Schools breakfast outlines accomplishments and shares new goals

May 22, 2017 After a year of change on the administrative side, area schools are expected to become more stable in regards to leadership. It’s the way the students learn that’s going to have to change. more »»

Daily Traffic Enforcement Update, Monday, May 22

May 21, 2017 The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct enforcement operations at at least one of the following three locations on Monday, May 22: Country Club Boulevard Santa Barbara... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive moves up a month

May 4, 2017 Usually held in July, the annual Kenny Conidaris Blood and Bone Marrow Drive will take place at the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd., a little earlier this year, Saturday, June 17, from 9 a. more »»

Point Ybel Brewing Co. and Beach Records team up for Cinco de Mayo music festival

May 4, 2017 The Point Ybel Brewing Company and Beach Records music shop are teaming up to host a Cinco de Mayo music festival Friday night, from 8 p.m. more »»

The Cottage hosts Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fund-Raiser Friday

May 4, 2017 Always doing their part to help the community, the folks of The Cottage Bar and Grill, 1250 Estero Blvd. more »»

Eighth annual Popeyepalooza’ll be smokin’ it up at the Beach Pub May 21

April 27, 2017 Popeyepalooza started as just a simple gathering at the home of longtime island resident Mike “Popeye” Dearden. more »»

Fort Rock takes over JetBlue Park this weekend

April 27, 2017 Band performance times have been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florid. more »»

Business

Jennifer Edwards Walker achieves chartered alternative investment analyst designation

May 17, 2017 Jennifer Edwards Walker, a financial advisor with the Walker Groupin office in Naples, has earned the chartered alternative investment analyst designation. more »»

Mile One: Done

May 17, 2017 It's been a long process, but Segment 1 of the ReFresh Estero Boulevard Project — from Crescent Street to Lovers Lane — is now substantially complete. more »»

Point Ybel Brewing Co. and Beach Records team up for Cinco de Mayo music festival

May 4, 2017 The Point Ybel Brewing Company and Beach Records music shop are teaming up to host a Cinco de Mayo music festival Friday night, from 8 p.m. more »»

The Cottage hosts Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fund-Raiser Friday

May 4, 2017 Always doing their part to help the community, the folks of The Cottage Bar and Grill, 1250 Estero Blvd. more »»

Obituaries

Dorothy McBride

May 22, 2017 Dorothy McBride, 93, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 20, 2017. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Ingvar Eliasson

May 22, 2017 Ingvar Eliasson, 91, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on May 21, 2017. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Eugene G Principi “Gene”

May 22, 2017 Eugene G. Principi “Gene”,76, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 19, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Donald B Heeter Sr

May 19, 2017 Donald B. Heeter Sr. 81, of Ft. Myers passed away Friday May 19, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Arrangements are being handled by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home. more »»

Robert "Bob" Gene Carr

May 19, 2017 Robert "Bob" G. Carr, 83, of Fort Myers, Fl. passed away May 12, 201. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 22

March 22, 2017 A clean bill of health! Daphne is healthy again! After a short bout of ringworm from being abandoned on the street, she is now fully recovered and can join a happy puppy family. more »»

03.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

March 1, 2017 We tend to think about the sea life we can easily observe like turtles, dolphins and fish. But these overt creatures are on the top of a complicated food chain. more »»

Prepare for election day

March 1, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council elections will take place Tuesday, March 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. more »»

Community Corner 03.01.2017

March 1, 2017 Community Corner 03.0. more »»

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Season ending golf league banquet

May 10, 2017 Season ending golf league banquet To the Editor: The Fort Myers Beach Sunday Morning Golf League completed its 19st season on Sunday with the awarding of prizes and plaques during the annual banquet... more »»

Downtown Development

May 3, 2017 Downtown Development To the Editor: Submittal of an application to redevelop downtown Fort Myers Beach is exciting. It should unite rather than divide the community. more »»

We are opposed to Bay Harbour Marina Village

May 3, 2017 We are opposed to Bay Harbour Marina Village To the Editor: Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Bay Harbour Marina Village proposed development on San Carlos Island. more »»

Town of Fort Myers Beach Leadership Conference: A participant's view

May 3, 2017 Town of Fort Myers Beach Leadership Conference: A participant's view To the Editor: On Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7 theTownship of Fort Myers Beach, through its Community Resource Advisory... more »»

America is the best country to live

May 3, 2017 America is the best country to live To the editor: I would like to express my sincere thanks and total agreement with the letter last week from Wendell Trager, who wrote about being proud of his... more »»

Editorials

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

The ole ball game

May 20, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Little League finished out its 2017 season with a few swings on its home field. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

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 »»

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