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Fort Myers Beach homicide suspect Lois Riess caught in Texas

April 20, 2018 After a nation-wide womanhunt, Lois Ann Riess of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was captured in Texas. Members of the U.. more »»

 
 
 

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Fort Myers Beach homicide suspect Lois Riess caught in Texas

April 20, 2018 After a nation-wide womanhunt, Lois Ann Riess of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was captured in Texas. Members of the U.. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Un homme d'honneur

April 18, 2018 As a teenager growing up in Ohio, Frederick Flory loved to watch the airplanes that would take off and land in the farm field. He thought he wanted to operate one of those planes. more »»

Friends of Lovers Key start fundraising for Welcome Center exhibits

April 18, 2018 Last year, the Friends of Lovers Key got the news it had been waiting for: funding to build a welcome center at the state park. more »»

Bring on the bags

April 18, 2018 Because of a state statute, it's impossible for a town to ban plastic bags in Florida. So the town council advisory committee, the Marine Resources Task Force, is getting creative. more »»

News from around the region

Fort Myers Beach homicide suspect Lois Riess caught in Texas

April 20, 2018 After a nation-wide womanhunt, Lois Ann Riess of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was captured in Texas. Members of the U.. more »»

Topoleski named Interim Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director

April 20, 2018 Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag, has appointed Fire Deputy Chief Robert Topoleski to serve as Interim Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director. more »»

Cape woman charged in construction site theft

April 20, 2018 A Cape Coral woman was arrested on April 19 on charges of grand theft, fraud, and dealing in stolen property. Presley Lynch, 22, of 1002 N.. more »»

Murder suspect apprehended in Texas

April 20, 2018 Following a national manhunt, wanted fugitive Lois Riess was apprehended by the US Marshals Service  earlier this evening in South Padre Island, Texas, according to a report issued early this mornin... more »»

Appraisals for old golf course site in

April 19, 2018 The city of Cape Coral now has some hard numbers by which to weigh its purchase of the 175-acre old golf course site. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fort Myers Beach Film Fest starts April 25

April 18, 2018 Time to get your tickets and show up for the good seats: Fort Myers Beach once again plays host to independent filmmakers. more »»

Popeyepalooza set for April 29

April 18, 2018 Mike “Popeye” Dearden's annual fundraiser is raising the roof. Popeyepalooza IX is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at the Beach Pub. The annual event raises money for youth sports on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

April 18, 2018 Time to break out those taste buds. more »»

Songs at sunset

April 11, 2018 Local tunes, local brews and a local venu. more »»

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Business

Chamber to host 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach

April 18, 2018 Time to break out those taste buds. more »»

End of another era

April 11, 2018 In 1996, the WinnDixie closed its doors and took down its signs at 2545 Estero Boulvard. more »»

MoJoe's moves in

April 4, 2018 Diners have a new option on San Carlos Island — for the first time in years. more »»

After Hours with a view

March 21, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce held its March After Hours social event with a one-of-a-kind scene. more »»

Times Square's new info booth open for business

February 14, 2018 It's been a journey for George Freeland to open his moveable visitors information center in Times Square. more »»

Obituaries

Family man, business man, gentleman: Norman Primeau

April 18, 2018 For Norman Primeau, life was a big adventure. The Detroit native was always cooking up plans to do something spectacula. more »»

Travis "BO" Carson

April 17, 2018 Travis "BO" Carson, age 35, of Ft. Myers, passed on 4/14/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Thomas Russell Swaney

April 10, 2018 Thomas Russell Swaney, 76, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Marvin G Masterman

April 10, 2018 Marvin G. Masterman, age 88 of Ft. Myers, FL passed away at 7:25 a.m. on April 8, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Geraldine F De Mers

April 9, 2018 Geraldine F. De Mers of Ft. Myers, age 75, passed on April 7, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funerals and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Local Columns

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 7, 2018 Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain Fifth in a Series Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week In our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle... more »»

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

February 21, 2018 In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issu. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you from the Anchorage Advisory Committee

April 18, 2018 Thank you from the Anchorage Advisory Committee To the Editor: The Anchorage Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas on the Bay co-sponsored the 11th Annual Cruiser’s... more »»

A positive in paradise

April 18, 2018 A positive in paradise To the Editor: I felt quite euphoric last week. more »»

Congratulations Town Council

April 18, 2018 Congratulations Town Council To the Editor: Whether you were for or against the then latest TPI-FMB project that came before Council on Monday morning, what was approved benefited yo. more »»

What role does community voice play?

April 11, 2018 To the Editor: I am writing this letter to the editor to voice my frustration with the Lee County Local Planning Agency’s recent decision to recommend approval of the Lee Comprehensive Plan Amendmen... more »»

Council should be concerned for a lawsuit

April 11, 2018 Council should be concerned for a lawsuit To the Editor: The debate over the TPI-FMB development project has deteriorated into a game of “dueling spin campaigns,” with both sides taking out... more »»

Editorials

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. more »»

Paddle power

July 5, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

07.05.2017 Island Opportunities

July 5, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

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