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Cleaning up canals could help Fort Myers Beach water quality

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Cleaning up canals could help Fort Myers Beach water quality

February 15, 2017 The town could help clean up water by starting with its own back yards. more »»

Labor of love

February 15, 2017 The 500th time won't be the charm for Betty Kai. She's tied the knot about that many times since 1991... but not for hersel. more »»

Fort Myers Beach candidate questions of the week

February 15, 2017 Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. Incumbent Anita Cereceda and Joanne Shamp, appointed in December to fill a vacancy, already sit behind the dais. more »»

Candidate forum reveals island interests

February 15, 2017 A candidate forum last week provided a quick look into the hive mind of Fort Myers Beach. What it showed was two camps of concern: distrust of the town government and a desire for revitalization. more »»

Council declines “welcoming resolution” for immigrants, refugees

February 15, 2017 Fort Myers Beach resident Hank Zuba was perusing the local news of Oak Park, Ill., a former residence, when a photo caught his eye. more »»

News from around the region

Matlacha annexation ‘facilitation’ begins

February 17, 2017 Once representatives from the city of Cape Coral and Matlacha got their emotions out in regards to the annexation of city-owned land on the island, things started to go more smoothly Thursday. more »»

Gulf Coast Village: $31 million expansion nears opening

February 17, 2017 Palmview, the newly constructed 128-unit assisted living and memory support expansion at Gulf Coast Village, is accepting reservations now for seniors wanting to move in when the building opens in... more »»

See you at the Fair! Countdown begins to Lee County tradition

February 17, 2017 Since 1924, the Lee County Fair has made millions of great memories for people of all ages, from the time it was at Terry Park to today on the vast grounds of the Lee Civic Center. more »»

Incumbent files for re-election

February 17, 2017 The first among four Cape Coral City Council incumbents has filed the paperwork to run for re-election. Rick Williams submitted his initial financial paperwork to run again in District 6 last Frida. more »»

Cape animal rescue sets Bow Wow Bash fundraiser

February 17, 2017 As Cape Coral awaits the completion of its first-ever large-scale animal shelter, a smaller rescue operation has been flying under the radar in the city for a couple of years. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Paying tribute to the Keystone State - State Days return to Bootleggers

January 25, 2017 The infamous State Days have returned. Steelers and Eagles fans will be taking over Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, 2500 Main St., for the seventh annual Pennsylvania Day Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »»

Countdown to 2017 -- Celebrating New Year's on FMB

December 28, 2016 As the old year comes to an end and the new year emerges, you know Fort Myers Beach is the place to be for non-stop celebrations and gatherings this weekend. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

Business

Paying tribute to the Keystone State - State Days return to Bootleggers

January 25, 2017 The infamous State Days have returned. Steelers and Eagles fans will be taking over Bootleggers Waterfront Grill, 2500 Main St., for the seventh annual Pennsylvania Day Wednesday, Jan. 25. more »»

New condo to rise in Bay Beach

January 16, 2017 It's been years since the skyline of Fort Myers Beach has seen a change. But the final piece of Waterside at Bay Beach will change that scene on Estero Island's south end. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

In Good Hands - Well Kneaded expands to full-service day spa

December 22, 2016 Ellie Sandler has been a staple to the Fort Myers Beach health and wellness community for decade. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

Obituaries

Eleanor Elizabeth Pearson

February 20, 2017 Eleanor Elizabeth Pearson, a long-time resident of Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers, FL, died January 30, 2017. more »»

James Earl Persinger

February 17, 2017 James Earl Persinger, 79, of Fort Myers, FL passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Charles Hamilton Clawson

February 17, 2017 Charles Hamilton Clawson of Fort Myers Beach, Florida passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, February 13, 2017 following a brief illness.  He was 94 years old. more »»

Joyce Ivy Moffatt

February 16, 2017 Joyce Ivy Moffatt, 87, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on February 14, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Phillip Nelson Reasoner

February 15, 2017 Phillip Nelson Reasoner, 75, of Ft. Myers Beach, made his transition into Everlasting Life on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in the presence of his beloved wife of 51 years, Tony. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote for Anita Cereceda

February 15, 2017 Vote for Anita Cereceda To the Editor: My friends, we need the best we can ge. more »»

Re-elect Anita Cereceda

February 15, 2017 Re-elect Anita Cereceda To the Editor: We need Anita Cereceda to be on our town council.  She knows the history of our town--knows the comp plan and the land development code. more »»

Elect Butch Critser

February 15, 2017 Elect Butch Critser To the Editor: Dear friends on Fort Myers Beach. I bring to your attention an important date in the near future: March 7. more »»

Bring back leadership to town council

February 15, 2017 Bring back leadership to town council To the Editor: I have had the pleasure of knowing Anita Cereceda for many years now. I remember back when Fort Myers Beach officially became incorporated. more »»

Do not vote for Cereceda

February 15, 2017 Do not vote for Cereceda To the Editor: Here is why we do not want to re-elect Anita Cereceda for Town Council. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

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