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One for the books

July 27, 2016 No one is really sure when the tiny building that now houses the Sea Gypsy Inn's retail shop was built. The first time it appears on the Lee County tax roll is 1946. more »»

Beach kids get big bucks

July 27, 2016 A.J. Bassett said she remembers time at the Beach Elementary in eras — there was the panther era and the otter er. more »»

Bud Nocera names Jacki Liszak next Chamber president

July 27, 2016 It will be six months until Jacki Liszak fully takes over the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, but she's already got ideas. more »»

Business owners want fountain out

July 27, 2016 Although only a few people appeared at Fort Myers Beach town staff's meeting for Fountain Park improvements, those in attendance gave a clear consensus. Take the fountain out. more »»

News Briefs 7.27.2016

July 27, 2016 + Bay Oaks to visit Snook Haven Bay Oaks monthly out-to-lunch bunch is taking a trip on the wild sid. more »»

Kickin' it at Fort Myers Beach summer camp

July 27, 2016 Reece Bedford has visited the U.S. three times, but this was the first time he got to experience living her. more »»

7th annual Paint the Beach call for artists

July 26, 2016 Painting in the open air “isn't for wimps” — but it is fun. Michele Buelow, co-chair of Paint the Beach Plein Air Festival, has been “plein air” painting for 16 year. more »»

Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber holds annual bowling bash

July 22, 2016 The Beach Bowl and Pelican Arcade got a blast from the past Thursday nigh. more »»

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating indecent exposure case in Fort Myers Beach

July 21, 2016 The Lee County Sheriff's Office seeks information about a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 7-year-old girl June 18. more »»

Fort Myers Beach residents to ride for business

July 20, 2016 Megan Heil loves her Jeep Wrangler. The two-year resident of Fort Myers Beach has noticed other people on the island love Jeeps, too. more »»

Local activists lobby in D.C.

July 20, 2016 It was John Heim's second visit in six months to Washington, D.C. last week, and he hopes it will the last. more »»

A new stitch on Fort Myers Beach

July 20, 2016 A knack with a needle is a trait that runs in Lisa Miller's family. more »»

Delmar Avenue residents agree on access improvements

July 20, 2016 What began as a heated debate ended in concordance. more »»

Hanging up the white jacket

July 20, 2016 U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Spencer Roach said one of the most important lessons he learned during his 20 years and 16 days of service was how to be a good dishwashe. more »»

Fort Myers Beach is safe for now, just smelly

July 20, 2016 The odorous aroma drifting in from the beach in the last week has had many plugging their noses, but the smell is harmless: it's a consequence of the dredging of Matanzas Pass. more »»

Naples boy wins flavor contest at Royal Scoop

July 19, 2016 Vanilla ice cream. Brownie chunks. A swirl of raspberry syrup. These flavors blended together created “Midnight Shadow” and landed a winning combination for Alex Mesa, 13, of Naple. more »»

Island Hopping

July 14, 2016 Have you ever dreamt of just leaving your life behind for the weekend? We all think about it, daydreaming can conjure up some fabulous getaway. more »»

Royal Scoop partners with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

July 14, 2016 What sounds more delicious, Caramel Star, Midnight Shadow or Motion of the Ocean? These are the ice cream flavors created by three children in the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida progra. more »»

Stilwell, Town reach separation agreement

July 14, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach has ended a potentially litigious situation by reaching a separation agreement with former town manager Don Stilwell, an agreement that will pay him nearly $100,000. more »»

New fire chief making his mark on the beach

July 14, 2016 Matt Love has been around firehouses for much of his life, whether it be in the home state of Colorado or here in Southwest Florida. more »»

BORCAB looks to get involved in budget

July 14, 2016 The Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board was actually contemplating not having a meeting in August. more »»


Portrait and figure art course July 30, 2016

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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