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Ground finally broken for Gulf Star Marina on Fort Myers Beach

September 12, 2018 Ground was broken on Gulf Star Marina at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, a boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach welcomed by area boaters. more »»

 
 
 

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Ground finally broken for Gulf Star Marina on Fort Myers Beach

September 12, 2018 Ground was broken on Gulf Star Marina at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, a boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach welcomed by area boaters. more »»

Hearing on Bay Harbour concludes

September 12, 2018 It took three days spread out over more than a month, but the hearing examiner finally hit the gavel on the proposed Bay Harbour development Monday. more »»

Town council approves tax rate, budget

September 12, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council on Monday approved a tentative millage and budget for the 2019 fiscal year during its meeting at Town Hall. more »»

Rap-Reggae legend to make special appearance at Lani Kai Thursday

September 12, 2018 The Lani Kai Island Resort will be turning up the temperature this Thursday, Sept. more »»

Beach Fire sets budget, tax rate

September 11, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department on Monday moved one step closer to completing its budget process by setting its tentative millage and budget during its first public hearing on the spending pla. more »»

News from around the region

City: Aqualinda Boulevard to reopen tonight

September 14, 2018 Agualinda Boulevard, which has been closed between Southwest 32nd Street and Southwest 36th Terrace due to a raw water main break, is expected to reopen tonight, city of Cape Coral officials... more »»

CCPD searching for missing teen

September 14, 2018 Cape Coral Police has asked the public for help locating a missing endangered juvenile. Kencade Lee Godfrey, 15, of Cape Coral was reported missing Thursday evening. Godfrey was last seen around 6 a. more »»

Safe seafood: Properly sourced products are fine to consume

September 13, 2018 Red tide, blue-green algae, fish kills in the thousands. What’s happening in Southwest Florida waters has taken a toll on the region’s tourism, economy and ecosystem. more »»

City/LCEC reach draft accord

September 13, 2018 After nearly three years of on-again, off-again negotiations and contretemps, the city of Cape Coral and its electric services provider, have reached a tentative franchise agreement. more »»

Groundbreaking nears for Cape’s first animal shelter

September 13, 2018 A year from now, Cape Coral residents will no longer have to drive to Fort Myers to visit an animal shelte. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rap-Reggae legend to make special appearance at Lani Kai Thursday

September 12, 2018 The Lani Kai Island Resort will be turning up the temperature this Thursday, Sept. more »»

Songwriter fest starts on Captiva and winds up on Fort Myers Beach; Midland, LOCASH to headline

September 6, 2018 More than 100 songwriters will participate in the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, “Cheers to Five Years,” including artists Midland and LOCASH at the end of September. more »»

Summertime Escape at Bay Oaks Recreation Center

August 15, 2018 Looking to get away from the beach and the hustle and bustle of island life? There is a wonderful Fort Myers Beach jewel that is a favorite place to escape. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Summer Show shows off creativity, offers fine art from Shell Mound Boulevard

May 17, 2018 The creativity at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association doesn’t wan during the summer month. more »»

Out of the woodwork

May 16, 2018 The strangler fig at the Mound House took a hard hit during Hurricane Irma. The oldest section of the tree weakened with the force of the wind, and it split from the trunk and fell. more »»

Business

Ground finally broken for Gulf Star Marina on Fort Myers Beach

September 12, 2018 Ground was broken on Gulf Star Marina at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, a boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach welcomed by area boaters. more »»

Hearing on Bay Harbour concludes

September 12, 2018 It took three days spread out over more than a month, but the hearing examiner finally hit the gavel on the proposed Bay Harbour development Monday. more »»

Chamber launches “Tip the Bill” challenge

August 21, 2018 In an effort to help the bartenders and waitstaff at local establishments, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is launching a community challenge to #tipthebill. more »»

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill turns cocktail into a fundraiser

August 8, 2018 While the community reeled from the devastating images of the marine life washing up on shore, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill had an idea. They decided to do something. more »»

Felipe's Taqueria opens on Old San Carlos Boulevard

July 11, 2018 Ordering a margarita at Felipe's Mexican Taqueria means having a little patience: your bartender is making your marg with individually fresh-squeezed Key limes. more »»

Obituaries

Julia Murac

September 12, 2018 Julia Murac, 79, of Fort Myers Beach, FL, passed away September 11, 2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Chester Irwin Cumberland

September 5, 2018 Chester Irwin Cumberland, 84, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on August 31, 2018. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation Services, Cape Coral. Please visit www. more »»

Ellen L. Pritchard

August 23, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of long time Lee County resident, Ellen L. Pritchard (affectionately known as "Mom-Mom") announces her passing peacefully at home on August 17t. more »»

Lawrence W. Shafer

August 22, 2018 Lawrence W. Shafer, beloved father and grandfather, passed away in Hope Hospice Care on August 20, 2018 at 94 years old. He was born November 22, 1923 in Miami, Florida, son of Ross and Bess Shafer. more »»

Paul Abraham

August 16, 2018 Mr. Paul Abraham, 93, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018, just 23 days shy of his 94th birthday. more »»

Local Columns

At the Library: Look to the library for books and activities

September 12, 2018 The week’s events: - Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m.. Preschool Story Hour in Children’s area. - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Gems and Their Stories - Monday, Sept, 17, 1:30 p.m. Hummels in 2018. more »»

September’s Shoreline Spotlight

September 12, 2018 Red, brown and neon green – not exactly the colors one has in mind when dreaming of coastal Florida. more »»

From the Fire Chief

September 5, 2018 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas! Recently we have found that most of our community is aware of the core services provided by the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department in... more »»

August's Shoreline Spotlight

August 1, 2018 Go Native! Replanting Florida Friendly Estero Boulevard and side streets are almost halfway done with much-needed drainage and safety improvement. more »»

July's Shoreline Spotlight

July 11, 2018 It got the point where the confinement was unbearable. She had to break out. She worked at her constraints, struggling to free herself. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: This is our burning water moment

September 12, 2018 In 1969 a river caught on fire. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio had finally had enough. Enough industrial pollution from decades of discharges that the river started burning. more »»

Stop the attacks and let the legal process work

September 12, 2018 To the editor: The TPI land use case has resulted in strong opinions. The good news is that it has increased interest in Fort Myers Beach issues that have not been seen since incorporatio. more »»

Less opinion, more facts needed

September 12, 2018 To the editor: As I read last week’s paper, the headline about residents who are angry over the legal delays for Margaritaville (TPI) appeared to be more appropriate on an editorial page opinion... more »»

Whose voice is government listening to?

September 12, 2018 To the editor: Recent events have made further question “Why have laws if you allow developers to break them?” I continue to be frustrated again and again by the action of the County regarding the... more »»

We stand for the flag

September 12, 2018 To the editor: On Thursday, Sept. 6, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10097, Fort Myers Beach, held a membership meetin. more »»

Editorials

Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

June 6, 2018 Grab your favorite driver "fore" the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a "course" for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.. more »»

Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

May 16, 2018 In celebration of National Bike Month — and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach — the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26. more »»

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

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