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St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church monthly shrimp dinners return

The beach season has returned and so has one of the best deals in town, the all-you-can-eat shrimp dinners of Historic St. Raphael's Episcopal Church.The monthly dinners offering Gulf pink shrimp rekindled in November and will run through April. They serve as the main fundraisers for the ...

Christmas Market returns to the Mound House

After being placed on the National Register for Historic Places this year, the Mound House on Fort Myers Beach has "seen an incredible surge of visitors," Friends of the Mound House Vice President Gayle Crabtree-Pergoli said.The nonprofit fundraising arm of the ancient Calusa shell mound site ...

Sand Sculpting Championship hits the Beach Nov. 22

For those who enjoy castles made of sand, the ultimate sculptures from the powdery, grainy soil will be formed over the coming days as the American Sand Sculpting Championship takes place from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel.Some of the top sand sculptors from around the ...

New look at Charley’s Boat House Grill & Wine Bar

After 45 years in town, a Fort Myers Beach institution has added a wine bar and a lot more as part of extensive renovations including a new name as Charley's Boat House Grill & Wine Bar.Following a 10-week hiatus, the restaurant has opened back up for business in time for the beach ...

Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade to bring shine to beach once again

The Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade is one of the most treasured events put on by the Chamber of Commerce.On Dec. 7, the Chamber will put on its nationally recognized holiday boat parade with World War II veteran John Murphy serving as grand marshal. The Chamber reached out to Murphy, ...

Car Show & Cookout to be held Nov. 16

Stop by the Church of the Ascension for a day of cars, live music and a cookout, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, to celebrate veterans and raise money for Disabled American Veterans.Kenneth Platt said this is the third annual Car Show and Cookout that the Knights of Columbus has held. He ...

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 ...