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Town Council candidate question of the week

February 19, 2020 Fort Myers Beach voters will fill three town council seats on Tuesday, March 17. Seven candidates are seeking three available seats on the five-member elected board. more »»

 
 
 

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Town Council candidate question of the week

February 19, 2020 Fort Myers Beach voters will fill three town council seats on Tuesday, March 17. Seven candidates are seeking three available seats on the five-member elected board. more »»

Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox players, coaches and fans arrive in Southwest Florida

February 19, 2020 Some say nothing is free in life, but Fort Myers baseball fans can count themselves as lucky for not only do they have two Major League Baseball teams they can watch each spring, but free open house... more »»

Twins, Red Sox set up shop in Fort Myers

February 19, 2020 With full squads reporting to both camps, spring training games for the Red Sox and Twins will kick off this Friday, with the Red Sox hosting Northeastern University at 1:05 p.m. more »»

Investigation into death on beach, shots fired

February 19, 2020 A person in their 30s was found dead on Fort Myers Beach Friday, and a report of shots fired brought multiple Lee County Sheriff's Office vehicles to the area up and down Matanza’s Pass Bridge as... more »»

Fire chief mulling over options for site of new station

February 19, 2020 With approvals in hand from the Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners to spend $3.99 million on the purchase of the vacant lots at 2545 and 2555 Estero Blvd. more »»

News from around the region

Dane Eagle among those named to House Leader Kevin McCarthy’s 'Contenders' list

February 19, 2020 U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has released the first wave of “Contender” candidates, including state Rep. Dane Eagle. more »»

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

February 19, 2020 A popular festival that attracts upwards of 10,000 people each year will open a new chapter next week with a dozen pre-event activities around Lee County. more »»

Red Sox, Twins players, coaches, fans arrive in Southwest Florida

February 19, 2020 Some say nothing is free in life, but Fort Myers baseball fans can count themselves as lucky for not only do they have two Major League Baseball teams they can watch each spring, but free open house... more »»

Craft instruments from yesteryear resurrected in an age of high-tech by Chuck Koucky

February 19, 2020 Chuck Koucky does not refer to himself as a good musician. He didn't grow up strumming a guitar or run home after school for any formal lessons. more »»

Dock Dogs return to Shell Factory this weekend

February 19, 2020 Hundreds of dogs and their handlers will converge upon the Shell Factory this weekend for one of the first big events of the Dock Dog season. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Local art teacher drew from FMBAA student scholarship show

February 19, 2020 When Alison Rice entered her photograph of a scene at Naples Beach featuring a pelican and the pier at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association student scholarship show, little did she know her first... more »»

Music legend Charlie McCoy lifts Lover’s Key

February 12, 2020 Charlie McCoy is in the Country Music Hall of Fame in large part for his harmonica but as his performance at Lover's Key State Park Feb. 6 showed, his voice and guitar are not exactly second-fiddle. more »»

Community Foundation ends first decade with trip back to Woodstock

February 6, 2020 With the group Jo List and Friends playing 1960s songs from groups like The Doors, dozens of Community Foundation members and supporters clad in tie-dye shirts celebrated the nonprofit organization'... more »»

Charlie McCoy brings lifetime of playing with the best to Lovers Key

January 29, 2020 The term “real McCoy” wasn't coined after country musician Charlie McCoy (though it's the name of one of his albums) but few artists can pull out the type of resume the guitarist and harmonica playe... more »»

Art Association Paint Around raises money for student scholarships

January 29, 2020 It’s been a month of showcasing for the Fort Myers Beach Art Association from its “Art Divine” show to its current “Not the Status Quo” winter show and most recently a “Paint Around” which raised... more »»

Business

As TPI awaits decision, it pushes ahead with off-island project

February 12, 2020 On Fort Myers Beach, waiting can often be part of the game, particularly if you are stuck in traffic. more »»

Council gets ‘funky’ branding presentation

February 12, 2020 A new logo and branding strategy is on the horizon for Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Grandview at Bay Beach gets off the ground

February 12, 2020 With approvals from the town council in hand, the 11-story luxury condominium project Grandview at Bay Beach, located on Bay Beach Lane, is officially in its construction phase after a groundbreakin... more »»

Council hears plans for Bay Oaks, Times Square

February 12, 2020 By NATHAN MAYBERG nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council heard from its consultants Fe. more »»

Chamber of Commerce hands out awards, adds board members

February 12, 2020 It's a good time for the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. This past year, the chamber conducted a third-party audit and declared itself debt-free. The chamber celebrated at the Mound House Feb. more »»

Obituaries

Richard John Lonski

February 5, 2020 Richard John Lonski, 65, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Jane Elizabeth Cole Luchi

January 13, 2020 Jane Elizabeth Cole Luchi, loving wife of Charles (Chuck) Luchi, lost her brave battle with cancer on Monday, December 30, 2019, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. more »»

Florence "Flo" Wozny

January 10, 2020 Florence "Flo" Wozny went to be with the Lord on December 18th, 2019. Survived by loving sons Mike Racinski (Sandy) and Ken Racinski (Christine). more »»

Walter Emerson Widmer

January 7, 2020 Walter Emerson Widmer, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away December 26, 2019. more »»

SSgt Gerald "Jerry" Kmieciak

December 30, 2019 SSgt Gerald "Jerry" Kmieciak, 74, died on November 12, 2019. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Jerry was born on October 2nd, 1945 and raised in the Keeweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. more »»

Local Columns

Fire and Life Safety Plan Examination and Permitting

August 7, 2019 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas! This month we would like to highlight some excellent news from the Life Safety Division of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department... more »»

Guest Commentary: Polarization and judgement needs to stop, everywhere

August 7, 2019 Friends, It is with deep and humble gratitude that I thank you for your encouragement & support for the appointment to the Lee County Board of County Commission. more »»

Shoreline Spotlight: The difference between butterflies and moths

June 12, 2019 My wife found some caterpillars devouring her Necklace Pod plant. She took some photos and went online and identified it as a Genista Broom Moth caterpillar. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

June 12, 2019 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas. more »»

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

March 6, 2019 In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Don't surrender to traffic

February 19, 2020 To the editor: This letter is a response to the article stating that there is no magic bullet to solve Fort Myers Beach traffic problem. more »»

In support of Veach

February 12, 2020 To the editor: I know someone who cares deeply about Fort Myers Beach. Since he has lived on the beach, he has volunteered his time and energies to enhance life on the beach for us all. more »»

Candidate forum Feb. 26

February 12, 2020 To the editor: An open forum will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church located at 5601 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Guest Commentary: It’s long past time to get water right

February 6, 2020 For decades, the Sugar Industry has convinced state and federal regulatory agencies to retain high water levels in Lake Okeechobee prior to the summer wet season to ensure sufficient water supply to... more »»

Speed-limit change creating safety worries on Estero Bay

February 6, 2020 To the editor: I live in a condo on the south end of Fort Myers Beach and have great concerns about the new boat speeds in Estero Bay. more »»

Editorials

Tallahassee fog -- You can barely see the Sunshine

February 19, 2020 A bid to “save money” at the expense of government transparency is being proffered yet again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary public. more »»

Much to be grateful for

November 27, 2019 For some of us, the whole “pumpkin spice” thing is as old as childhood. more »»

Public records solar eclipse

November 20, 2019 If you’re looking to check the employment history or educational background of your child’s teacher and think a public records request might shed some light, you might want to strap on some... more »»

Veterans need more than a ‘thank you for your service’

November 13, 2019 Lee County marked Veterans Day this year with a parade along Cape Coral Parkway, a luncheon at the Military Museum & Library, and a nighttime run over the Midpoint Bridge. more »»

In the wake of Rooney’s announcement: Interesting times ahead

October 30, 2019 Congressman Francis Rooney surprised a lot of people last week when he announced that he will retire at the end of his second term, thus opening the District 19 House seat for a new rep to be electe... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox players, coaches and fans arrive in Southwest Florida

February 19, 2020 Some say nothing is free in life, but Fort Myers baseball fans can count themselves as lucky for not only do they have two Major League Baseball teams they can watch each spring, but free open house... more »»

Twins, Red Sox set up shop in Fort Myers

February 19, 2020 With full squads reporting to both camps, spring training games for the Red Sox and Twins will kick off this Friday, with the Red Sox hosting Northeastern University at 1:05 p.m. more »»

Open houses are home run with Red Sox, Twins fans

February 19, 2020 Free open houses at Hammond Stadium and JetBlue Park drew thousands of fans to the spring training sites of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox this past week. more »»

Pet rescue Quarter & Silent Auction Feb. 27

February 19, 2020 Don’t miss the Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue Quarter & Silent Auction at the Nauti Parot, 19001 San Carlos Blvd., on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. check in and auction starts at 7 p.m. more »»

Some Twins players, prospects already hard at work

February 6, 2020 Catchers and pitchers don't officially need to report to the Twins facility at CenturyLink Sports Complex until Feb. more »»

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