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Calusa Waterkeeper to hold online benefit Nov. 14

It's been 30 years since the Estero Bay tributaries were designated as Oustanding Florida Waters. That hasn't made the work any easier for protecting the quality of the water in the region. The Calusa Waterkeeper, in its 25th year fighting for the protection of the Estero Bay tributaries, will ...

Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Shucker’s to hold joint event Tuesday

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association announced that its gallery is reopening to the public this week. The association will also be participating on Tuesday in an outdoor painting event at Shucker's at the Gulfshore and Cottage Bar as part of a new partnership with the restaurant. The ...

Annual children’s fishing tournament this Saturday

More than 100 children will be expected at this Saturday's annual fishing tournament on the public fishing pier and docks outside Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe and Tiki Bar.The tournament, which goes back decades to when it was a Fourth of July fishing contest, has been presented the past 28 ...

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

Helping shelter dogs is the most rewarding! They were all puppies who for one reason or another didn't get to the right home or lost their parent. Rescuing and saving a life is fantastic for you and for the pet. I have 3 rescue dogs at home and I am amazed of the different personality they ...

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

Saving sweet Pixie!!Over the last few weeks you are probably wondering what happened to some of the dogs and cats we had in the paper. Our thoughts have been for the pets we rescue and if an other Rescue decide to take them we are fine with it. We are a last resort Rescue which means that we ...

Sand artist John Boyd will be making Arches in the sand this week

The Arches may not have returned to Fort Myers Beach, but the sand is still here for sand artist John Boyd to use his magical rake to work on recreating visions of the arches.Boyd will be on the beach all week recreating the Arches through his sand art as part of an effort to bring attention to ...

Library back open for business

While there has been curbside pickup for the most dedicated readers on Fort Myers Beach, the more traditional way of checking out books has returned. The Fort Myers Beach Public Library reopened for business on Monday after being closed for regular business since March.Patronage was sporadic on ...

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich." Louis SabinHelping others, Helping Oreo...In this time of need many families have a hard time with their four legged friends. We got a call for a little guy by the name of Oreo who has seizures and ...

What a Catch!: Captain Dave’s Fishing Tips

Fishing Tip #1: When circle-hook regulations first took effect, there was some resistance from anglers who were used to fishing with "J" hooks. At first, I was also skeptical. But, after using circle hooks for a long time now, I find that they are very effective with live bait, even for the ...

Ostego Bay Marine Center’s nurse shark gets new pad

They call him "Sharky." He is a nurse shark on a growth spurt at the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center. Ostego Bay Foundation President Joanne Semmer said the shark, who has been an attraction at the Fisherman's Wharf center for the last couple of years, is nearing four feet and will ...