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Residents protest changes to Park and Ride lot

December 5, 2018 Residents of San Carlos Island met at the Park and Ride lot on Main Street and San Carlos Boulevard last week to tie yellow ribbons around the trees in protest of Lee County's proposed changes to th... more »»


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Residents protest changes to Park and Ride lot

December 5, 2018 Residents of San Carlos Island met at the Park and Ride lot on Main Street and San Carlos Boulevard last week to tie yellow ribbons around the trees in protest of Lee County's proposed changes to th... more »»

New beach fire board members sworn in

December 5, 2018 Two new fire commissioners and one incumbent were sworn in on Friday morning in front of an audience at the public librar. more »»

Making History: Subcommittee saving cottages, spreading historic recognition

December 5, 2018 The Historic Preservation Advisory Committee is ready to continue its work preserving the island’s historic structures. They held their first official meeting on Nov. 27 in council chambers. more »»

Lee looks to clean up beaches' Google presence

December 5, 2018 In the wake of red tide, Lee County is looking at ways to help local tourist-oriented businesses clean up their image online and attract more customers. more »»

Biologist to talk imperiled species at Mound House

December 5, 2018 If you want to learn about threatened species in your own backyard and what is being done to help them, the Mound House has got you covered. On Dec. more »»

News from around the region

Vincennes Boulevard roundabout to be temporarily closed

December 10, 2018 The Vincennes Boulevard roundabout at Southeast 47th Terrace in Cape Coral is anticipated to close for six days this month so crews can conduct crosswalk construction work as part of the SE 47th... more »»

Environmental concerns slow golf acreage talks

December 6, 2018 Negotiations to purchase a 175-acre former golf course have slowed down as the city of Cape Coral looks to find out more about environmental concerns related to the property and the cost of a... more »»

School Choice open houses to begin

December 6, 2018 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspaper. more »»

Chiquita Lock removal may get legal challenge

December 6, 2018 Residents opposed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issuing notice that it plans to allow the city of Cape Coral to remove a water control device in the South Spreader canal... more »»

Spectacular Christmas revue: Cultural Park Theater offers holiday cheer with annual show

December 6, 2018 Looking to spend a night out with the family while taking in some holiday cheer at a show? Cultural Park Theater's annual "Spectacular Christmas Revue" opens Wednesday, Dec. 12, and runs through Dec. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The Art Divine reception at Fort Myers Beach Art Association

December 4, 2018 The Art Divine, “Nothing over $150”, show and sale opens in both studios of Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery on Dec. 8. Mark your calendars for the reception on Dec. 12 from 5:30-7 p.. more »»

EIHS hosts Holiday Open House

December 4, 2018 Join members of the Estero Island Historic Society on Saturday, Dec. 8, to mingle and celebrate the holiday season at the annual Holiday Open House. more »»

Gifts for kids fundraiser: Santa Rocks the Lani Kai

December 4, 2018 With the holidays nearing, the Beach is continuing a tradition of providing Christmas presents to island children who otherwise might not receive any. more »»

Sculptors return to take over sand

November 14, 2018 A world famous art competition will return to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for its 32nd year. The medium? San. more »»

Knights of Columbus host first dinner dance of season

November 14, 2018 Have you ever wanted to learn the foxtrot, or dance the jitterbug? Do you have moves you're itching to strut on a dancefloor? The Knights of Columbus of Ascension Parish will host the Turkey Trot... more »»


Town OK's Lighthouse Island after debate

November 29, 2018 Despite numerous issues that individual members of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council had with the Lighthouse Island Resort, it still approved a measure Monday by a 4-1 vote to amend the zoning of th... more »»

Mermaid will stay open into 2019

November 29, 2018 In a surprise twist last week, the Mermaid will not be shutting its doors just yet. more »»

Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry to make two more stops on beach

November 21, 2018 The Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry will make two more stops on Fort Myers Beach to help those still getting their feet under them following the water crisis that began impacting the area earlier this... more »»

Shark Bar finds a new home

November 14, 2018 Shark Bar is back. The well-loved venue has found a new home on San Carlos Boulevard just down the road from its last location. Owner Denis Karda says they quickly outgrew their first venu. more »»

The Harry Chapin Food Bank asks for help to fill ‘the turkey gap’

November 14, 2018 With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the local food bank is running far short in turkey donations this year. more »»


Thomas S Sellers

November 27, 2018 Thomas S. Sellers, 78, of Fort Myers Beach died November 22, Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Nancy L Guthrie

November 14, 2018 Nancy L. Guthrie, 80, of Fort Myers Beach passed away 11/12/2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements. more »»

Dr Walter Andrew Welsh Sr

October 30, 2018 Dr. Walter Andrew Welsh, Sr., 74, of Macon passed away Sunday, October 28, 201. more »»

Dorothy Hiett Evans

October 25, 2018 Dorothy Hiett Evans, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Ivan Reinhardt

October 19, 2018 Ivan Reinhardt, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on October 15, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers, Ft. Myers, FL. more »»

Local Columns

November’s Shoreline Spotlight: The beach is back

November 14, 2018 Now the beach has the appearance of a return to normality. The dolphins are back to frolicking, and large flocks of migrating sea and shore birds are coating the sand bar. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

At the Library:

October 10, 2018 The week’s events - Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m., in Children’s area - Windows 10, Wed., 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. - Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Pet Pals: Island pets seeking forever homes

October 10, 2018 Find A Home Give A Home is an all volunteer not for profit cat and dog rescue organization on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest opinion: Third tram will enhance Beach visitors’ experience

December 4, 2018 You may recall that last year, the Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to start a pilot program on the Beach using open-air trams to transport folks at no charge up and down Estero Boulevard. more »»

A legacy of destruction

December 4, 2018 To the editor: After eight years of sponsoring legislation designed to undermine water resource regulations, Rep. more »»

Dolphin deaths is heartbreaking

December 4, 2018 To the editor: I swam with the dolphins several years ago and it was a wonderful experience. more »»

A message to Florida voters

November 29, 2018 To the editor: Dear Floridians, As I have stated from the onset, I am uninterested in using legal loopholes to win an election. more »»

Insanity or covert motive?

November 29, 2018 To the editor: According to the dictionary the definition of insanity is a mental illness, mental disorder, derangement, psychopathy, dementia, amentia, lunacy, psychosis, alienation, neurosis,... more »»


Our ailing system

November 29, 2018 We are strong free market proponents. Competition between and among private businesses is the bedrock of a sound demand-and-supply economy. We endorse that predicate. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 For some of us, the whole “pumpkin spice” thing is as old as childhood. more »»

Optimism at the polls

November 14, 2018 Southwest Floridians are notably frugal when it comes to taxes. That’s not a bad thing. more »»

Battle won, fight goes on

November 6, 2018 Southwest Floridians horrified by this summer’s unprecedented environmental disaster received some good news on the water quality front recentl. more »»

Give - but give wisely in the wake of Hurricane Michael

October 24, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach community, as it is always does, pulled together this past weekend for a three-day Hurricane Michael Supply Drive. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

October 17, 2018 The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

SW Florida Sailboat Racing Clinic to be held at Pink Shell

October 10, 2018 Offshore Sailing School will kick off its 55th anniversary with a special clinic at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina this December. more »»

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 »»

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