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Kenny C Blood and Bone Marrow Drive set for July 28

July 18, 2018 The Kenny C Blood and Bone Marrow Drive, now in its 16th year, has grown from a personal hope to a community mission. more »»

Buttoning up the budget

July 18, 2018 Budget season has been a tense time for Fort Myers Beach in the past, but this year's may be different. Town Manager Roger Hernstadt doesn't expect much drama for the 2018-2019 budget talk. more »»

Beach community celebrates “Lion Fred”

July 18, 2018 He was the life of the annual Shrimp Festival and an ear for anyone who needed it. Community members gathered Friday at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus to remember and celebration the life of a Lion. more »»

Concerned communities converge in Clewiston

July 14, 2018 County Road 74 spans 42 miles from Punta Gorda into the sprawling wide open of central Florida. It’s not often heavily trafficked. more »»

Blue green algae appears in Fort Myers Beach canals — sans toxins

July 13, 2018 Residents have had their eyes on the water — and they’ve called in reports of algae blooming in their canal. more »»

News from around the region

Hiring drive on at CCPD

July 19, 2018 The Cape Coral Police Department prides itself on being the gatekeepers to one of the safest cities in Florida. more »»

LCSO: Deceased man identified

July 19, 2018 On July 8, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in reference to a deceased male found in the water near Matanzas Pas. more »»

Recycle Smart: Lee County Solid Waste offers recycling guidance

July 19, 2018 Picking the right container, trash or recycling, is the key message to Lee County Solid Waste Division's campaign “Recycle Smar. more »»

Cape man charged with assault after being shot

July 19, 2018 On July 18, 2018 at approximately 7 p.m., Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service reference to a shooting. The CCPD report, issued just before 9 a.m. more »»

Raso Realty marks 45 years in Cape Coral

July 19, 2018 A pioneer family of Cape Coral is celebrating a business milestone this yea. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

May 2, 2018 Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday. You better start planning your strategy. more »»

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Business

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 »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber tees off for summer season

June 20, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce had a ball. Or a few. The Chamber held its annual Swing into Summer Golf Tournament July 8 at the Spring Run Golf Club. more »»

Local Vacation Rentals owner receives Industry Award

June 20, 2018 Sun Palace Vacations Owner, Judith Lee, was honored to receive a 2018 Florida Vacation Rental Management Association Industry Award:?These awards are given to an industry professional over 40 years... more »»

The big 4-0

June 13, 2018 Patrons of the Lani Kai gathered Sunday to celebrate the hotel's 40th anniversary. The resort opened in 1978, and has become an iconic Fort Myers Beach establishment. more »»

The island's newest HOTIs

June 13, 2018 One could say they're the HOTIest new group on the island. That is, the Heart of the Island organization is really passionate about nuturing and improving the island's core. more »»

Obituaries

Allan Blakley

May 24, 2018 Allan Blakley, age 63, of Ft. Myers passed on May 18, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Edna Louise Talley

May 18, 2018 Edna Louise Talley, 90, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 16, 2018.  Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service.  www.fullermetz. more »»

Willie Marie Kellogg

May 14, 2018 Willie Marie Kellogg, age 92, of Fort Myers, FL  passed away on 5/13/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Sherry Kay Rydberg

April 26, 2018 Sherry Kay Rydberg, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Schuyler C Van Buren Jr

April 25, 2018 Schuyler C. Van Buren, Jr., age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL passed on 4/16/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the services. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Unincorporation? Be careful what you wish for

July 11, 2018 Unincorporation? Be careful what you wish for To the Editor: Gosh, you go away for a few weeks and come back and find out that yet another group has formed that wants to unincorporate the town. more »»

Unincorporation could mean less government meddling

July 11, 2018 Unincorporation could mean less government meddling To the Editor: When I first arrived here at Fort Myers Beach a few years ago, I noticed the nice flowers and landscaping everywher. more »»

Margaritaville is the Town's saving grace

July 11, 2018 Margaritaville is the Town's saving grace To the Editor: There is a ridiculous lawsuit by the Lani Kai against other local businesses and the town over parkin. more »»

Exercise your voice and help make your vision for this town a reality

July 3, 2018 Another arrival of our nation’s birthday got me thinking about the importance of independence. After all, it’s something we here on Fort Myers Beach also hold near and dear. more »»

Thank you

June 22, 2018 Thank you To the Editor: To all the wonderful people of Fort Myers Beach, my family and I would like to let you all know how much you touched our hearts last week while we were on vacation at Fort... 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

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 »»

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. more »»

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