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August 26, 2016 Stephen Michael Reynaert, resident of Bonita Springs, has been arrested after being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff's Office special victims unit. more »»

 
 
 

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Fort Myers Beach firefighter arrested for sexual battery

August 26, 2016 Stephen Michael Reynaert, resident of Bonita Springs, has been arrested after being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff's Office special victims unit. more »»

Storm brewing in Hispanola could head northwest

August 25, 2016 The National Hurricane Center is keeping its eye on a potential developing storm. more »»

A pirate’s life on Fort Myers Beach

August 24, 2016 When Ryan Abel goes to work, he transforms himself into someone else altogether. Literall. more »»

Town Council approves Stormwater Facilities Plan

August 24, 2016 A disorderly meeting ended with a call to remove Robert’s Rules of Order from the Fort Myers Beach Town Council’s policy. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Town Council leans toward remaining at .8 millage

August 24, 2016 During budget discussions at the Fort Myers Beach Town Council workshop Monday, Aug. 22, three council members made their position clear on raising the millage. more »»

News from around the region

Fort Myers Beach firefighter arrested for sexual battery

August 26, 2016 Stephen Michael Reynaert, resident of Bonita Springs, has been arrested after being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff's Office special victims unit. more »»

Three arrested in Cape homicide

August 26, 2016 Three men are accused of fatally shooting a Cape Coral resident early Monday morning. Mariano St. more »»

CCPD charges fourth person in shooting death

August 26, 2016 The Cape Coral Police Department has arrested and charged a fourth suspect in Monday’s homicide, according to officials. On Thursday, detectives arrested Rodney Charles, 18, of 1342 S.E. Second Av. more »»

City to Install “all-way” stop at Diplomat and Northeast 24th Avenue intersection

August 26, 2016 The city of Cape Coral will be installing an “all-way” stop at the intersection of Diplomat Parkway and Northeast 24th Avenue. more »»

Pokemon Crawl: Unique event comes to Cape Saturday

August 26, 2016 Explore the South Cape in a new way — and get free and discounted stuff — on Saturday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

For the Love of John

August 25, 2016 Local blues music phenomenon John Allender was recently in a bad accident and needs the help of the community. The folks of the Beach Pub, 1668 I S. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 17

August 17, 2016 Not a way to end his life This poor boy is scheduled to go to the Shelter if not rescued by the end of the month. We got a text from a lady who had to move and could not keep Spanky. more »»

Tapa Hop tickets now on sale to Fort Myers Beach Chamber members for Sept. 20 event

August 17, 2016 Hosted annually by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tapa Hop tickets are now on sale for chamber members, hitting the streets Tuesday, Sept. 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. more »»

Riding and Rolling -- Bootleggers' next Bike Night Saturday

August 17, 2016 Now thick into the more quiet months of the year, Bootlegger’s BBQ still continues offering its monthly Bike Nights, with the next event rolling through Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the 2200 Main St. more »»

The Destiny of Miss Patty -- Little fund-raising tug boat one step closer to maiden voyage

August 17, 2016 Local Vietnam-era U.S. Navy veteran Dietrich “Pete” Schaeffer likes to keep busy in his free time. more »»

Business

Mound House hosts Chamber event

August 24, 2016 Members of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to explore the Mound House last week. During a special “after hours” networking event, held Thursday, Aug. more »»

Tapa Hop tickets now on sale to Fort Myers Beach Chamber members for Sept. 20 event

August 17, 2016 Hosted annually by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tapa Hop tickets are now on sale for chamber members, hitting the streets Tuesday, Sept. 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. more »»

Riding and Rolling -- Bootleggers' next Bike Night Saturday

August 17, 2016 Now thick into the more quiet months of the year, Bootlegger’s BBQ still continues offering its monthly Bike Nights, with the next event rolling through Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the 2200 Main St. more »»

Local musical group debuts at record shop Saturday

August 3, 2016 The debut performance of the local musical group, Kamikaze, will be rocking the stage of Beach Records, 16120 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Dread on the High Seas -- All ghosts and ghouls invited to set sail Saturday eve

August 3, 2016 Setting sail along the shores of Fort Myers Beach is a pirate ship manned by a ghostly crew, swarmed with ghosts, ghouls and swash-buckling cavaliers who have met their imminent doom atop the ghastl... more »»

Obituaries

David Lee Frink

August 17, 2016 David Lee Frink, 69 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on August 15, 2016. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral. www.coralridgefuneralhome. more »»

Edward John Janowski

August 12, 2016 Edward John Janowski, 76 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on August 6, 2016. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services. www.coralridgefuneralhome. more »»

Ronald Bryce Elliott

August 4, 2016 Ronald Bryce Elliott, 74, of Fort Myers, Beach, FL passed away on August 3, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Ruth B Abraham

July 28, 2016 Mrs. Ruth B. Abraham, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 16 with all her family at her side after suddenly suffering a massive stroke four days prior to her passing. more »»

John Mitchell Fish

July 26, 2016 John Mitchell Fish, 66, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 24

August 25, 2016 This is chihuahua adoption week at FAHGAH! Along with American Staffordshires, chihuahuas are the most euthanized breed in Florida. When we started the Rescue, one of our friends rescued many of them. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 17

August 17, 2016 Not a way to end his life This poor boy is scheduled to go to the Shelter if not rescued by the end of the month. We got a text from a lady who had to move and could not keep Spanky. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 3

August 3, 2016 Champ’s sad story We got an email from the Shelter about this beautiful lovable dog, Champ, a 4-year-old neutered black Lab. He’s done well and has not shown any aggression towards people nor dogs. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of July 27

July 28, 2016 Precious Bruser: Lean on me! This little guy was found on the street. He was timid at first but quickly started to warm up. He is very laid back and loves to lean on you. 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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Town and Country Liquors is closing after 27 years on Fort Myers Beach

August 24, 2016 Town and Country Liquors is closing after 27 years on Fort Myers Beach. To the Editor: As some of you may have heard, we will be closing Town and Country Liquors after 27 years on Ft. Myers Beach. more »»

Demand Clean Water Now

August 24, 2016 Demand Clean Water Now To the Editor: Did you know that our Caloosahatchee river is no longer classified as a river? It's the C-43 canal. more »»

Another surprise from the Town

August 24, 2016 To the Editor: Another surprise from the Town. After recently imposing a hefty storm water fee in March, the Council has unanimously voted to increase the water rates, effective in August. more »»

Cat Calling Reality

August 24, 2016 Cat Calling Reality To the Editor: I live in Tip Top Isles. I am an avid cat lover and have owned cats most of my life. more »»

Goss: Our best and brightest hope

August 17, 2016 Goss: Our best and brightest hope To the editor: I’ve lived in Southwest Florida for 44-years — first as a fishing guide, now the author of many Florida-based novels, and I urge you to consider a... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Be prepared this hurricane season

June 8, 2016 Forecasters are predicting an “average” hurricane season this year but we offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and impact our lives. more »»

Fly high and free forever, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks... more »»

Preserving paradise

September 9, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. 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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