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Leadership Conference to produce future leaders

March 4, 2015 MICHAEL- COULD YOU USE #1 WITHOUT CUT FOR FRONT BOB PETCHER 2. more »»

Fire chief job description to be modified

March 4, 2015 The job description to fit the position of Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief will be modified in the near future. more »»

BATHROOM PRIVILEGES: No comfort found in access comfort stations

March 4, 2015 Whatever term one desires to use for a mobile bathroom facility, you will not be seeing more on beach accesse. more »»

Downtown Ad Hoc draft report gets review

March 4, 2015 The Downtown Ad Hoc committee is close to revealing its complete findings after reviewing a final report draft last wee. more »»

Noise ordinance to return to workshop

February 25, 2015 A process to revise a difficult-to-enforce Town ordinance that is not currently in place received a shift back to the work session phase after proposed amendments were introduced during what was... more »»

News from around the region

Yard sale to benefit CROW

March 4, 2015 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. will hold a two-day yard sale on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.. more »»

New parking rules start at Rotino Center

March 3, 2015 New rules for parking at the Tony Rotino Center at the Cape Coral Yacht Club went into effect Tuesday, drawing inquiries from park users. more »»

County increases impact fees

March 3, 2015   Despite pleas from residents that a failure to maximize impact fees would mean less money for new schools and roads, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to restore impac... more »»

Discussion delayed

March 3, 2015 One of the main topics for discussion at Monday's City Council meeting was removed from the agenda and tagged for a future workshop meeting instea. more »»

College and Career Night at Island Coast tonight

March 3, 2015 For the sixth year, Island Coast High School will host its College and Career Night tonight. Open to middle and high school students in Lee County, the event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

Bargain Hunt - Annual Bayside Estates Flea Market takes over the clubhouse Friday and Saturday

February 5, 2015 The Bayside Socialites and Men’s Clubs are proud to announce that their annual two-day Bayside Estates Flea Market is just days away, taking place Friday and Saturday, Feb. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Local musician releases full-length album Island gigs kick off Tuesday

January 28, 2015 It was an item that sat on his bucket list for some time, and he was determined this was the year he was finally going to carry it through. more »»

Art and Tea - Highwaymen-inspired artist comes to the island

January 28, 2015 Fort Myers Beach Realty brings central Florida artist Lynn Herrick and her paintings to Fort Myers Beach Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. Lynn was taught by one of the original Highwaymen, R.L. more »»

Business

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Faithful Patriotism - Local legion offers Health Fair, military museum and more to local vets, members, community

January 8, 2015 Teaming up to help our local military veterans and active military personnel, the Estero Island Medical Care Center and American Legion Post 274 are hosting a Free Veterans Wellness Fair and blood... more »»

Valerie's Lounge hosts emergency BINGO fund-raiser Thursday

January 7, 2015 Valerie's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., will be hosting an emergency fund-raiser during its Thursday BINGO session this week. more »»

Ugly Sweater Party - New island hot spot offers fun holiday celebration Monday

December 17, 2014 One of the newest hot spots on Fort Myers Beach, Dock O’ the Bay Bar and Grill, 19001 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Obituaries

Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre, Jr.

September 25, 2014 Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre Jr., 24, of Cape Coral and a lifetime resident of Lee County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Fort Myer. more »»

Memorial service for Michael DeCarlo arranged for Monday morning; charter bus offered

September 25, 2014 The island lost a true earth-bound angel a few weeks ago. Michael DeCarlo, 59, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sept. 1. more »»

Carolann Capuano

August 27, 2014 Carolann Capuano was born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Hershey, Pa. to her parents Mark and Cynthia (Smith) Capuano. She passed away on August 7, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fla. more »»

Jeremy “Jerry” Blok

August 27, 2014 Jeremy “Jerry” Blok died Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Poland and came to the United States in 1951. He retired from the U.S. more »»

Henry A. Shirley

August 14, 2014 Army veteran, avid fisherman, loving husband Henry Albert Shirley, 72, a lifelong Lee County resident, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Fort Myers. more »»

Local Columns

Ballpark estimates are nonsense

March 4, 2015 The man on the phone was adamant. He wanted to know the cost to replace the radiator in his car. “Just a ball park estimate, that’s all I want,” he says. more »»

Beach Library seeks volunteer greeters

March 4, 2015 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Forensic Scientist & Author, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. more »»

I feel your pain

February 25, 2015 Intermittent problems are very common in today’s cars. We call it the “toothache syndrome.” The pain that goes away when you get to the dentist’s office. more »»

Beach Library bookstore needs interim volunteers

February 25, 2015 Weekly Activities Wednesday, Feb. 25, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Quilting Group meets in Com Rm B, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Setup fee $2 Wednesday, Fun with Shell Crafts, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Friends of the Beach Library book sale is Saturday

February 18, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Continuing with Your Use of the iPad, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Charter Review Commission addresses Article IV, V

March 4, 2015 The Charter Review Commission has spent more meeting time discussing possible changes to “Articles IV and V: Charter Officers and Nominations and Elections” than any other parts of the document. more »»

Resident feels love from community

March 4, 2015 To the editor: I moved to Fort Myers Beach two years ago by myself not knowing a single person on the island. more »»

Solo sailing at age 77

March 4, 2015 To the editor: Sure, it's great to have a sailing crew but sailing time can't wait when the crew can't make it for a day cruise in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Put your two cents in on impact fees

March 4, 2015 To the editor: One million Lee County residents. That is the reality of our growth and it will happen in the next few years. more »»

Impact fees pay for needed infrastructure

March 4, 2015 To the editor: As some of you know, I was born and raised in Lee County and therefore, have always been very biased about the welfare of my county. more »»

Editorials

Vote 'yes' on Amendment 2

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun... more »»

Smart school testing decision on opt-out proposal

September 10, 2014 Less than one week after voting to "opt out" of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

Get out and vote early

August 20, 2014 Eight days of early voting for the Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 11 elections offices throughout Lee County. more »»

Schools are in session: Driver be aware

August 20, 2014 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County. An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, have returned to the classroom as the new school year gets under wa. more »»

Lightning detection for Beach needs exploration

July 30, 2014 The 15th U.S. lightning death of 2014 was recorded here in Lee County Tuesday. Scott Wilcox, 41, was fatally injured. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Annual Summerset regatta seeks sponsorships

August 14, 2014 The 49th annual Summerset Regatta is setting sail Saturday and Sunday, Oct. more »»

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 »»

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