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Death investigation under way

June 13, 2019 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a body was found near the water on Fort Myers Beach this morning. The deceased male was found near 2580 Estero Boulevard. more »»

 
 
 

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Death investigation under way

June 13, 2019 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a body was found near the water on Fort Myers Beach this morning. The deceased male was found near 2580 Estero Boulevard. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Mansion will soon be up for auction

June 12, 2019 A Fort Myers Beach Estate will soon be up for auction and is targeting predominantly out-of-country bidders. This home could be described as a dream home. more »»

Money & time: Water quality projects get both

June 12, 2019 This past week, two projects that aim to improve Florida's water quality and Everglades restoration got a boost. The U.S. more »»

Council declares June to be Immigrant Heritage Month on the Beach

June 12, 2019 Town council members approved a proclamation that declares June to be Immigrant Heritage Month on the island. Council members made sure to specify that they were only referring to legal immigration. more »»

Battle on the Blueway Fights for Charity

June 12, 2019 The fifth annual Battle on the Blueway returned to Crescent Beach Family Park on Saturday, June 8th. The event included a Special Olympics unified fun race, as well as 7- and 2-mile race. more »»

News from around the region

Advocating recovery: Symposium stresses support

June 16, 2019 “Addiction is a problem that is very obvious, but the better thing to advocate is recovery,” Ginny Larue, speaker associated with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, and self-proclaimed... more »»

North Fort Myers convenience store robbed at gunpoint

June 14, 2019   Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed suspect who robbed a North Fort Myers 7-Eleven early this morning. Just after 2 a.m. more »»

Bus stop safety initiative to begin this weekend

June 13, 2019 Installation of 200 school bus “safe zones” will begin this weekend. more »»

#BringBackTheBucket seeks to rally Ellen DeGeneres to ALS fight

June 13, 2019 SPECIAL to THE BREEZE news@breezenewspapers.com The message went out to Ellen DeGeneres loud and clear from Cape Coral this past Sunday. more »»

$12 million trail grant back on the table

June 13, 2019 A proposed $12 million state-funded trail will come before Cape Coral City Council for another round of discussion Monday with some new information: If the city declines the money, it could hinder... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival begins today

April 24, 2019 A popular event broadened its audience for the 13th annual festival to include Germany, Italy, Canada, Serbia, China, Australia and Ireland, which transformed its name to the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Eight weeks of summer camp to be offered at Mound House

April 24, 2019 Registration is open for the Mound House’s second year of summer camps with Super Science Florida, geared towards 6-to-12 year olds. more »»

Final Sunset Beach BBQ and Acoustic Concert to be held April 4

March 27, 2019 The final Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free Acoustic Concert will take place Thursday, April 4, at Lovers Key State Park. “The April 4 show starts at 5:45 p.m. more »»

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

March 6, 2019 Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion’s Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration. more »»

Business

Neighbors disagree over whether Liki Tiki should have live outdoor music

June 12, 2019 Liki Tiki, a popular bar and restaurant on Fort Myers Beach, was denied live outdoor music by town council on June 3. There will be another hearing on Aug. 5 regarding this matter. more »»

Liki Tiki: Back to the drawing board

June 5, 2019 Liki Tiki applied to be able to have live outdoor entertainment and stood before town council on Monday, June . more »»

Feel good about dining at this ocean friendly restaurant

June 5, 2019 Fish Tale Waterfront Dining is the only restaurant in Southwest Florida deemed an Ocean Friendly restaurant by the Surfrider Foundation. more »»

Key West Cove opens at Lani Kai

May 15, 2019 A new venue recently opened at the Lani Kai offering an open-aired lounge near the hotel’s headed pool, complete with a full bar, raised platform with vibrant red couches and bistro styled tables an... more »»

Taste of the Beach awards

May 8, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted its 24th Annual Taste of the Beach on Sunday, attracting crowds and producing winners. more »»

Obituaries

Jeffrey Lance Obert

June 11, 2019 Jeffrey Lance Obert, 63, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 31, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Robert Anthony Ranalli Jr

June 6, 2019 Bobby passed away on May 26, 2019 after a courageous fight with cancer. Bobby was born in Canton, Ohio on January 8, 1954. He was the son of Bob Sr. and Vivian Sue. He graduated from St. more »»

Paul Caissie

May 20, 2019 Paul Caissie, 85, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 11, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Kathryn Esther Johnson

May 14, 2019 Kathryn Esther Johnson, 76, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home &Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Paul Oliver

May 13, 2019 Paul Oliver, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

February 27, 2019 There’s a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State — we have more of it than nearly every other state. Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. more »»

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

January 30, 2019 The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens: We take pride in our... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Estero Boulevard is a failure in progress

June 12, 2019 To the editor: We’ve come to a point once again when I just have to speak out and express the absurdities of this $30 or $51 million fiasco called reFRESH Estero Boulevar. more »»

Protect our wetlands, protect our groundwater

June 12, 2019 To the editor: I attended the April 17 Lee County Board of County Commissioners meeting, when they voted 3-1 to move the lime-rock mining amendments forward. M. more »»

Global warming from another point of view

June 12, 2019 To the editor: Having recently read an article on Marketwatch.com regarding global climate change vs world population. I was somewhat taken aback by their declaration. more »»

Guest Commentary: This is my home, too: setting the record straight

June 5, 2019 You may have recently seen media headlines, “Lee may allow wetlands buildings” or “Lee board advances plan to allow commercial in wetlands. more »»

Guest Commentary: Legislators fail to protect Floridians from risks of fracking

June 5, 2019 As we assess the results of the 2019 legislative session, we must confront the fact that legislators have once again failed to pass a comprehensive bill that would effectively ban risky fracking and... more »»

Editorials

D-Day: In memory, in gratitude

June 12, 2019 More than 5,300 ships. More than 11,000 aircraft. More than 160,000 troops. And more courage than the world had ever seen. more »»

Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer

June 5, 2019 It is time for Southwest Floridians who have been demanding action to improve water quality in our canals, river and gulf to step up and take part. Literally. more »»

Yes, here in paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Fort Myers Beach’s sister city Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration is still open for Chamber golf tournament

May 22, 2019 Spots remain open for the Swing into Summer golf tournament to be held at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, June 7. more »»

Speed boat race returning to Fort Myers Beach

May 22, 2019 A speed boat race known as the Roar Offshore Race is returning to Fort Myers Beach in October. It is poised to be an annual event according to town officials. more »»

Swing Into Summer Golf Tournament registration underway

May 8, 2019 An annual Fort Myers Beach tournament is making a comeback, now in its third year, for all those golf enthusiast. more »»

Registration open for annual Turtle Trot 5K

May 1, 2019 Register now for the 14th annual Turtle Trot 5K to help raise funds for the Friends of Lovers Key while enjoying the route’s beautiful scenery showcasing some of the area’s great wildlife. more »»

Registration open for Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament

May 1, 2019 The Lee Building Industry Association’s annual inshore benefit event is returning to the island. more »»

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