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Safety board tracks 'dangerous' intersection

April 16, 2014 An intersection on the south end “walking district” of Estero Island has been deemed unsafe for some time. more »»

 
 
 

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JAC'D UP: Purplish-blue trees hope to inspire Town festival

April 16, 2014 Long-time Beach resident Barb Hill has a vision to color Fort Myers Beach a purplish tint. more »»

Taxi driver receives 'hospitality hero' award

April 16, 2014 Paradise Beach Taxi driver Tom Young enjoys living and working on a family-style island and he believes in helping out his “brothers and sisters” in time of nee. more »»

FMBAA dishes out scholarships at show

April 16, 2014 Three students from Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts received college Art tuition scholarships and checks from the Fort Myers Beach Art Association during the annual Student Scholarship... more »»

Early voting for primary opened Saturday

April 16, 2014 Republican voters will have the opportunity to choose which candidate they want to see run in the June 24 special election to fill the U.S. more »»

News from around the region

Cape man, two others charged in murder

April 16, 2014 A Cape Coral man is among a trio accused of fatally shooting a man in a drug deal gone bad. Quayshon Gregory Madison, 19, of 4406 Santa Barbara Blv. more »»

Motorcyclist's condition upgraded at hospital

April 16, 2014 A motorcyclist is improving at the hospital after crashing into and killing a Cape Coral pedestrian. Leslie S. more »»

Two southbound I-75 lanes at Tice Street overpass closed

April 16, 2014 An excavator traveling southbound on Interstate 75 in Lee County struck the Tice Street overpass earlier today, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. more »»

11th Annual Easter Bunny Toy Run Saturday

April 15, 2014 Hundreds of motorcyclists, joined by a well-known holiday character, will visit the local children's hospital this weekend to drop off donated toys and games. more »»

IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

April 15, 2014 WASHINGTON – As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

FORT ROCK - Second annual rock show right around the corner

April 17, 2014 After months of anticipation, the second annual Fort Rock music festival is less than a couple of weeks awa. more »»

Firehouse Flameout: Second annual event raises funds for local fire prevention and awareness group

April 9, 2014 The second annual Firehouse Flameout benefit for the Lee County Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association will take place along the back deck of Nervous Nellie’s, 1131 1st St. more »»

Titanic: In Memory and Style

April 3, 2014 In an effort to raise funds for the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, a very special evening of history, memory and celebration will be held at Fish Tale Marina’s “Propeller Lounge,” 7225 Estero... more »»

Rocking for a Cause: Underground donates all T-shirt sales profit to local no-kill animal shelter

March 26, 2014 The local band Underground not only rocks on the stage, but they rock at life, in genera. more »»

The all-new Island View: New restaurant opens atop the Lani Kai resort

March 19, 2014 Recently going through a complete overhaul, the top floor of the Lani Kai was gutted, rebuilt and remodeled over the last several months, now boasting an all-new dining experience, with the Island... more »»

Business

Cirque du Cabana's: Grand re-opening celebration at Cabana’s Beach Bar Saturday eve

April 3, 2014 The past year has certainly been a busy one for the team at Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grille on Fort Myers Beach, a part of the luxurious DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, 2000 Estero Blv. more »»

The all-new Island View: New restaurant opens atop the Lani Kai resort

March 19, 2014 Recently going through a complete overhaul, the top floor of the Lani Kai was gutted, rebuilt and remodeled over the last several months, now boasting an all-new dining experience, with the Island... more »»

Crackerbox hosts recovery/birthday celebration Saturday for establishment patriarch

February 19, 2014 A food and fun staple of the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel communities for more than half a century, the Crackerbox patriarch, Jim Welker, is one lucky man. more »»

A taste of the Big Apple: Buffalo-Rochester Western New York Day Wednesday

February 5, 2014 Buffalo-Rochester Western New York fans will be taking over Big Game Waterfront Grill Wednesday, Feb. 5 for its next States Days celebration at the 2200 Main St. location. more »»

Island Romance: Celebrating Valentine's Day on Fort Myers Beach

February 5, 2014 Looking for the perfect, romantic spot in the area to celebrate the Day of Love? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Friday, Feb. 14, now is the time to start making plans. more »»

Obituaries

Teri Lyn Krammer

January 8, 2014 Teri was born to Gary and Gail Lambert Sept. 3, 1964 in West Covina, Cali. more »»

Stacy “Shorty” Elmer Davis, Jr.

January 8, 2014 Stacy “Shorty” Elmer Davis Jr., 86, of Fort Myers, died Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1927 in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Stacy E. and Anna (Rosenbaum) Davis, Sr. more »»

Charles ‘Scoop’ Kiesel, Sr.

January 2, 2014 Rev. Deacon Charles “Scoop” Kiesel of Fort Myers Beach passed away surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 25, 2013. He was 93 years of ag. more »»

Audrey L. O’Connell

January 2, 2014 Audrey L. O’Connell Robertson passed away in Chevy Chase, Md., Dec. 20, of heart disease at age 87. She was born in Washington D.C. Jan. more »»

Mary Elizabeth Cheatham

November 13, 2013 Mary Elizabeth Cheatham, 64, of Fort Myers Beach, died Nov. 5, with her family by her side. Mary was born July 11, 1949 in Annapolis, Md. She was married and lived in Glen Burnie, Md. more »»

Local Columns

Beach Library plans a statue unveiling April 25

April 16, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. in Children's Multipurpose area of Kid's Place Bubble Room on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. more »»

That "check engine" light again

April 15, 2014 All cars have one. Lots of cars drive around with it turned on. It tells you to do something that never turns it off. more »»

Conclusion jumping

April 9, 2014 Let’s talk about bad food, bad gas, pumping either, and jumping to conclusions. more »»

John Brady is Beach Library's Artist of the Month

April 9, 2014 Weekly Activities Wednesday, April 9, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Quilting Group meets in the Com Room B from 9 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

The cheapest car cures ever

April 2, 2014 - The complaint: “When I turn the wheel as far as it will go to the left and back out of my driveway over a bump, it makes a thumping noise. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Sports, stadiums are a homerun for local economy

April 16, 2014 Last year was a record-breaking year for tourism in Lee County, one that far exceeded expectations. We all know that the beaches are the No. more »»

This old schoolhouse: Does anyone know? Does anyone care?

April 16, 2014 To the editor: The second school on Fort Myers Beach is located at 175 Sterling St. It was built in 1936 and since 1950 has been the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club. more »»

Florida on energy – It’s a disgrace

April 16, 2014 To the editor: One would have to have their head buried in the fox hole to not be aware that big energy, FP&L, Duke et al, is running rough shod over the citizens of Florida and the GOP political... more »»

Why spend so much for little return?

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Shortly after the Civil War ended the south was flooded with opportunists intent on taking advantage of the destruction. more »»

April is National Car Care Month: Spring into action

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Many vehicles were neglected during the recent brutal winter months and could use a little extra care by no. more »»

Editorials

Key primary

April 16, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahead. more »»

And they're off …

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized last Wednesday. more »»

For the good of all, Radel should resign

November 27, 2013 "I'm sorry, I have no excuse for what I've done, and I'm not going to try to make any excuses for what I've done... I've let down our country. I've let down our constituents. more »»

Don't raid Conservation 20/20 funds

September 4, 2013 After saying no to a similar proposal in April of 2011, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is again looking to tap tax dollars earmarked for the purchase of environmentally sensitive... more »»

Care packages for our troops

July 3, 2013 Although the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we still have troops deployed. And these men and women, particularly those on the front line, still need us. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Heart to Heart: Golf tournament Saturday for local family

August 22, 2012 To help raise funds for a local man who's recently gone through an extensive operation, a very special Heart to Heart Open Golf Tournament and two-man-scramble will take place Saturday at The... more »»

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