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Beach biologist helps conduct bird count

July 24, 2014 Beach resident and biologist Cristina Denegre was among four people that recently performed a nest count of birds inhabiting the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. more »»

 
 
 

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Beach biologist helps conduct bird count

July 24, 2014 Beach resident and biologist Cristina Denegre was among four people that recently performed a nest count of birds inhabiting the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. more »»

Palermo settlement case comes to a close

July 23, 2014 A building dispute relating to permitted building development setbacks and heights at five properties on Palermo Circle has reached closur. more »»

Fire Board approves TRIM rate/ new hires

July 23, 2014 The public budget process of a special independent district on Estero Island began last week without any input from the community. more »»

TREE RIDER: Beach resident to cycle 583 miles for cause

July 23, 2014 Fort Myers Beach resident Bill Veach is giving new meaning to the term 'tree hugger. more »»

Beach fire fighters gain recognition awards

July 23, 2014 A recent search-and-rescue mission for a young girl and boy was successful, thanks to two members of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department. more »»

News from around the region

Lightning strike brings dangers of outdoor jobs home to Fort Myers Beach workers

July 23, 2014 A lightning strike that left one person dead and two injured — one critically — has brought the danger of summer storms home to Fort Myers Beach residents and worker. more »»

Governor makes campaign stop at area business

July 23, 2014 Florida Gov. Rick Scott isn’t concerned with what the polls say. All he wants to do is make the state’s business climate friendlier and make sure the next generation is ready to wor. more »»

Sheriff's Office identifies victims of lightning strike

July 23, 2014 The man who died as a result of Tuesday’s lighting strike on Fort Myers Beach has been positively identified as Scott Wilcox, 41, of 902 Leeland Heights Blvd. more »»

City’s 2015 budget comes with a catch

July 23, 2014 City Manager John Szerlag presented his $146 million preliminary budget proposal to City Council Monday night with great optimism that comes with a word of caution. more »»

Yacht Club to host Splash and Sparkle Party

July 23, 2014 Synchronized swimming will take center stage this weekend at the Cape Coral Yacht Club pool. Gulf Coast Synchro is sponsoring a Splash and Sparkle Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Riding for a Reason - County-wide poker run Sunday raising funds for local twin toddlers fighting a rare form of cancer

June 25, 2014 Raising funds for not one – but two – local twin toddler sisters battling cancer, a poker run for Samantha and Ashley will be held Sunday, June 29, riding all over Lee County for a cause. more »»

Popeyepalooza V - Annual BBQ benefit hits the Beach Pub and and surf Sunday

June 18, 2014 Once again raising funds for the Fort Myers Beach Soccer Club, “Popeyepalooza V” is rolling out the red carpet and hitting the sand and surf of the Beach Pub, 1668 I S. more »»

Bikes, Beer and Bill benefit poker run from Parrot Key Saturday

June 12, 2014 There will be a charity poker run and block party in downtown Fort Myers Saturday, June 14 to support Fort Myers Fire Department Engineer Bill Damewood. more »»

The Oysters Fantastic Band - Island rock band reunites for one-night-only show at The Whale June 23

June 11, 2014 Many often say, “You know, if I can just go back in time, those would be the days,” or “Remember that awesome group that used to play on Fort Myers Beach so long ago? Man, I?miss them. more »»

Record Crusher - Local strongman plans to annhilate 10 more world records

June 5, 2014 Local strongman David “The Mighty” Gonzales has thrown nearly a dozen world records out the window during his two-decade career so far, but that’s not stopping him for attempting to break yet anothe... more »»

Business

Cell Phones for Soldiers - Island lounges hosting cell phone drive for local and national military charities

July 10, 2014 What all started as some simple summer cleaning over the weekend turned into a month-long drive and collection for both local and national foundations that help our U.. more »»

Newest Pollo Tropical restaurant opens in South Fort Myers with Beach Party Friday, July 11

July 1, 2014 The sixth Southwest Florida location for Pollo Tropical will be the center of focus on Friday, July 11 – when the community celebrates with an all-day Beach Party at 12611 South Cleveland Avenue. more »»

'Best of the Beach' winners feted at luncheon

June 24, 2014 Scores of Fort Myers Beach businesses were honored Tuesday at the Lani Kai Island resort as part of the Best of the Beach contest sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Observer and Beach Bulletin. more »»

Jet-Setting: Local duo turns traveling and entertaining into a true entrepreneurial endeavor

May 12, 2014 Naming Fort Myers Beach their first home on U.S. soil since marrying in 2004, U.K.-born Ursula and Richard Cooper are quite the coupl. more »»

Cirque du Cabana's: Grand re-opening celebration at Cabana’s Beach Bar Saturday eve

April 3, 2014 The past year has certainly been a busy one for the team at Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grille on Fort Myers Beach, a part of the luxurious DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, 2000 Estero Blv. more »»

Obituaries

Bill Gillhespy

April 24, 2014 Bill Gillhespy, 68, of Fort Myers Beach passed away from cancer in his residence April 13, 201. more »»

Vera Jean Ranegar

April 24, 2014 In loving memory of our dear mother, Vera Jean Ranegar, called home to the Lord on Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs. She was born March 9, 1931, in Washington, Pa. more »»

Teri Lyn Krammer

January 8, 2014 Teri was born to Gary and Gail Lambert Sept. 3, 1964 in West Covina, Cali. more »»

Stacy “Shorty” Elmer Davis, Jr.

January 8, 2014 Stacy “Shorty” Elmer Davis Jr., 86, of Fort Myers, died Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1927 in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Stacy E. and Anna (Rosenbaum) Davis, Sr. more »»

Charles ‘Scoop’ Kiesel, Sr.

January 2, 2014 Rev. Deacon Charles “Scoop” Kiesel of Fort Myers Beach passed away surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 25, 2013. He was 93 years of ag. more »»

Local Columns

Avoiding hurricane car damage

July 23, 2014 If you will be here this summer with your car, you might want to know what you can do to protect the car in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane. more »»

Check out a movie this afternoon at Beach Library

July 23, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Movie on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Apps for iPad/iPhone on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Perils and pitfalls of providing parts

July 16, 2014 The lady was adamant. She wanted to know what we would charge to replace her front axle, which she planned to buy for $65 from the local discount auto supply store. more »»

Your call is important to us……..

July 9, 2014 There is a giant among us. Its' name shall not be spoken here; we’ll simply call it “Humongous Cable Compan. more »»

Check out the bargains at the Friends of the FMB Library bookstore

July 9, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Active Aging also on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Environmentalist seeks water quality mandate

July 23, 2014 As Lee County works to comply with the Clean Water Act, it is important to understand the value of improving water quality in our rivers and coastal estuaries for drinking, fishing, swimming and ou... more »»

Threat to cooperative stewardship

July 23, 2014 To the editor: The town has chosen to selectively charge an annual fee on an owner's right to maintain their private property by hiring a licensed beach raking service. more »»

'Elevated pool' mediation

July 23, 2014 To the editor: Is it finally over? Mediation of a lawsuit requires no admission of wrong doing. However, payment from one party to another is an admission of greater fault. more »»

Call to artists for fifth annual Paint the Beach

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Friends of the Arts, The Town of Fort Myers Beach, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish Tale Marina are pleased to invite... more »»

No need for a sales tax hike

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Once again the Lee County School Superintendent has been beating the island drums for a half cent sales tax. more »»

Editorials

Be prepared for stormy weather

June 11, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc an... more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

June 3, 2014 On Memorial Day, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women that the holiday intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

Give the gift of life

May 7, 2014 The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of "season" in Southwest Florida. more »»

Key primary

April 16, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahead. more »»

And they're off …

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized last Wednesday. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Suncoast Gun Show hits SWFL this weekend

February 8, 2013 The Suncoast Gun Show is returning to Southwest Florida this weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. This is one of Florida's largest gun shows. more »»

47th annual Summerset Regatta sails Saturday

October 4, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Mediterranean... more »»

CMCS gears up for 47th annual Summerset Regatta Oct. 5-7

September 27, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Meditarrean... more »»

Golfers invited to the ninth annual Shell Point Open Nov. 9

September 20, 2012 Fort Myers, Fl (Sept. 20, 2012) --- Golfers are invited to participate in the 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

Heart to Heart: Golf tournament Saturday for local family

August 22, 2012 To help raise funds for a local man who's recently gone through an extensive operation, a very special Heart to Heart Open Golf Tournament and two-man-scramble will take place Saturday at The... more »»

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