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Pets of the week

October 11, 2015 For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»


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Pets of the week

October 11, 2015 For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Beach Fire switches labor attorney

October 9, 2015 Legal services regarding all facets of the legal relationship between employers, employees, and employee labor unions within the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District have change. more »»

Town looks at options for Times Square space

October 7, 2015 Space within Times Square that is owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach is being looked into for a potentially better revenue source than what is currently being leased out for. more »»

New Town attorney begins tenure with meeting

October 7, 2015 Attorney Dawn Perry-Lehnert has officially begun her tenure with the Town of Fort Myers Beach now that a legal services contract has been fully signed and her first Council meeting and workshop on... more »»

FRESH PRODUCTS: Farmer's Market moves to Bay Oaks

October 7, 2015 In less than one month, Beach residents and visitors will be going to a new location to purchase fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods, plants and other items. more »»

News from around the region

Residents gets first take on Northwest Cape vision

October 9, 2015 By CHUCK BALLARO Residents in the northwest section of Cape Coral had a lot to digest, but all the data they got will go a long way toward determining the future of the area. more »»

School brass: Teacher, admin retention a problem

October 9, 2015 Finding and retaining qualified teachers and administrators is one of the greatest challenges faced by the School District of Lee County, officials said this week. Newly appointed Superintendent Dr. more »»

Gas spikes after dipping below $2

October 9, 2015 For a few brief glimmering days, drivers in Lee County drove past local gas stations and saw a sight they hadn’t seen since the winter of 2009. $1.9. more »»

Open House: Cape Fire to offer events at all stations

October 9, 2015 The Cape Coral Fire Department is going all out this year to let people know what they’re doing in their neighborhoods. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. more »»

Two-day 239 Fest to feature punk, ska, reggae

October 9, 2015 A two-day festival featuring nearly two dozen bands will kick off today in the South Cap. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Bang Your Head’ with Quiet Riot during Cape Coral Bike Night Oct. 10

October 7, 2015 The first Cape Coral Bike Night is kicking off on a high heavy metal note Saturday, Oct. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Rambling and Roving -- 10th annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival this weekend will be haven for all swashbucklers and scallywags

October 7, 2015 Ye annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival is jest around ye carrrrrrrner, sweeping ye shores of Bay Walk Friday to Sunday, Oct. 9 to 11. more »»

Amerikan Overdose -- Industrial metal group part of the Devils Be Damned tour, rocking SWFL Tuesday

October 1, 2015 The splitting of our society and country into two extreme sides and the notions of being judged of what one wears, eats or listens to, has been the inspiration behind the music and stage presence of... more »»

The invasion is about to begin -- Benefit Pirate Ball kicks off Pirate Fest activities Oct. 3

September 23, 2015 All ye pirates, wenches and kiddos from near and far are encouraged to don yerrr garb and prepare to take over ye Bootleggers BBQ, 2200 Main St. more »»


Val’s and The Mermaid lounges host a collection for those affected by TS Erika

September 3, 2015 Many have been overheard locally calling Tropical Storm Erika a “dud” and “waste of our time,” both in person and on social media sites, uploading photos of a single lawn chair blown over with the... more »»

Tropical tribute -- Parrot Key hosts month-long anniversary celebration

September 3, 2015 Celebrating 13 years of proudly serving patrons of Southwest Florida, the owners and staff of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500?Main S. more »»

Walmart hiring approximately 300 associates for new Fort Myers Beach store

August 6, 2015 Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in Fort Myers Beach. A temporary hiring center has opened at 16120 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Town reconfirms stance on fracking

August 5, 2015 The issue of fracking is such a sensitive issue on Fort Myers Beach that the town decided it needed to vote on it twice. more »»

Sailing school founder to be inducted into Hall

August 5, 2015 The National Sailing Hall of Fame recently announced that Offshore Sailing School founder Steve Colgate is among six sailors who make up its 2015 class of Hall of Fame inductees. more »»


Marcus Anthony Solloway

October 7, 2015 Marcus Anthony Solloway, 30, of Fort Myers, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Barbara T Ward

September 23, 2015 Barbara T. Ward of Fort Myers Florida went to be with her Lord on September 19, 2015. She was the only child of Catherine and Norfleet Tyer of Norfolk, Virginia who each preceded her in deat. more »»

Theresa M. Olney

September 21, 2015 Theresa M. Olney, 92 of Fort Myers, FL died on September 19, 2015. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery-Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome. more »»

Robert King

September 18, 2015 Robert King of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Pemaquid Point, Maine. passed away at his home in Maine on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  He was sixty-six years old. more »»

Lee Lester Luenser

September 18, 2015 Lee Lester Luenser, age 85, of Mt. Horeb, WI and formerly of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. more »»

Local Columns

Tip-toeing through the tune-ups and braking up is hard to do

October 7, 2015 In olden days, many people would call their favorite auto shop, or a whole bunch of auto shops and ask the price for a tune-up. more »»

Susan Timmons Macintire is Beach Library artist of the month

October 7, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m., in Children's area. Getting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Why calling around for estimates doesn’t work

September 30, 2015 The phone rings. “I’m going to bring my car in on Friday for brakes. What’s that going to cost?” Oh-oh. Two things need to happen before repair work begins. more »»

Beach Library seeks donated DVDs for collection

September 30, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. more »»

How to save money on car repairs

September 23, 2015 Car repair expense often catches us by surprise. We didn’t plan on it happening, so we didn’t set money aside for it and now it’s broken and money is tight. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Budget paves the way for a positive Lee County

October 7, 2015 I would like to congratulate the Lee County taxpayers and business owners for living in the best county in the State of Florida! When I was first elected in 2012, Lee County was faced with a $28... more »»

Cooperative effort needed to combat violent crime

October 7, 2015 The leading cause of death for young, black males in our country is murder and, in 95 percent of those instances, the killer is black. more »»

Performer outraged with need for liability insurance

October 7, 2015 To the editor: You know, when you mix "lawyers" with government, add seawater and stir, what you get is always higher fees and smothering regulations. In other words, MORE government. more »»

Delmar park not worth the wait

October 7, 2015 To the editor: We have patiently waited for over four years for a small park at the bay end of Delmar Avenue to view the bay and the boat traffi. more »»

Film Fest fundraiser

October 7, 2015 To the editor: Recently, there was a murder in a resort in paradise. more »»


Fly high and free forever, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks... more »»

Preserving paradise

September 9, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Vaccinate your pets

August 12, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres recentl. more »»

Rally with a cause

July 9, 2015 Despite a deeply disappointing legislative session, local environmentalists have not given up their quest for improved water qualit. more »»

Bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

National Champs -- Local team wins national tennis championship

April 1, 2015 A team of eight Southwest Florida men in the 65 & Over division recently returned from the USTA (United States Tennis Association) National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. more »»

Fillet & Release: Annual fishing tournament for Hope Hospice Saturday

September 18, 2014 The 10th annual Fillet and Release fishing tournament, raising funds for Hope Hospice, will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, with Matanzas Resort home base, at 414 Crescent St. more »»

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