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Farmers markets integral part of life for local merchants

The Santini Farmers Market and Beach Baptist Farmers Market are not just sideshows for vendors looking to unload some goods to help pay the bills. These farmers markets on Fort Myers Beach host merchants who make a living selling everything from sandwiches to vegetables, desserts, books, ...

Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library to put on giant book sale this weekend

By NATHAN MAYBERGnmayberg@breezenewspapers.comThe next giant garage book sale to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Public Library will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at the library garage.The book sale will feature mostly used books, but some that have never been read, said Jan Fleming, a ...

Tickets available for first Live Dessert Auction

A new Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club member, who fell in love with the annual Shrimp Festival while vacationing on the island, decided to start the 1st annual Live Dessert Auction next month to raise funds to help support the festival.Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club Event Chair Lara Stam said her ...

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church monthly Shrimp Dinner starts again Saturday

Enjoy our area's finest delicacy, Gulf Pink Shrimp, at the monthly Shrimp Diner offered at Historic St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr., on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. All you can eat GULF shrimp, homemade coleslaw, baked beans and cornbread. Soda included. Beer and wine ...

The mania starts Saturday morning

An annual event, which began after local anglers, Larry Davis and Dave Westra, who saw what was happening with monofilament fishing line, is now in its 26th year.The annual Keep Lee County Beautiful Monofilament Madness will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 2, which includes a volunteer ...

Ostego Bay Foundation celebrates 28 years

The Ostego Bay Foundation was founded in 1990-1991 as a non-profit for the purpose of wanting to build a Marine Science Center. Last Saturday, they celebrated their 28th anniversary with a little get together with friends of the center and everyone who has help them come along was invited.A ...

Fright Night at the Rec Center

Last Friday, Bay Oaks had their 30th annual Fright Night in the Rec Center on site. There was food, tons of events, and even a costume contest for many of the age groups."We've spent a long time doing this, and it's really amazing to see adults that used to come here when they were younger ...

Kids hit the waves off Fort Myers Beach

Surfers For Autism partnered with Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Calusa Blueway Saturday for the ninth annual Gulf Coast Surf & Beach Festival on Fort Myers Beach at Crescent Park.Surfers for Autism, a non profit group formed in 2007, hosts events all up the coast of Florida to ...

Annual Halloween event at Beach Baptist is Thursday

Beach Baptist Church will hold its ninth annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and the community is invited.Pastor Shawn Crister said it is not a church event, but rather the church throwing a true Halloween party for the community.The event will feature a live DJ, ...

Hobie world championships set to sail on Captiva

The South Seas Island Resort is gearing up to host the 22nd annual Hobie 16 Worlds - the first time in 35 years Hobie has held its world championship in America - and spectators are invited to come out.Organized by the International Hobie Class Association, the top sailors from around the world ...