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Pets of the week

January 25, 2015 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

 
 
 

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Pets of the week

January 25, 2015 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Town set to hire lobbyist for aircraft issues

January 22, 2015 The Fort Myers Beach Town Council recently reaffirmed the Town's objective to retain services of a man who is possibly the best shot at decreasing aircraft flyovers over Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Council approves Adopt The Beach program

January 21, 2015 An environmental and informational program instituted by the Marine Resources Task Force has received approval to officially begin on the beachfront of Estero Island. more »»

LPA moves amended noise ordinance to Council

January 21, 2015 Revisions to a confusing and difficult-to-enforce Town of Fort Myers Beach ordinance has made it pass the advisory level and should soon be addressed by Beach policy makers. more »»

Improved boulevard lighting may need special tax

January 21, 2015 The longest standing concern of the Town Public Safety Committee may need a tax levy method to work as a funding solution. more »»

News from around the region

Woman charged with sale of synthetic marijuana

January 23, 2015 A month-long undercover investigation into synthetic marijuana sales resulted in one arrest Thursday and the seizure of more than 165 grams of synthetic marijuan. more »»

Report: City-run electric ‘financially feasible’

January 22, 2015 A Cape Coral Municipal Electric Utility could improve service and aesthetics to the city, but a high initial cost and the possibility that its current electric provider LCEC could make things... more »»

Builders Showcase opens today

January 22, 2015 The entries have been judged and the winners have been announced. more »»

Bimini Basin ‘charette’ to ignite creativity

January 22, 2015 More than 40 stakeholders with about that many visions for what they want to see from Bimini Basin will converge next week to share creative ideas for the area. more »»

Cape Coral Art League annual show this weekend

January 22, 2015 An annual art show set for this weekend will showcase the work of dozens of local artists. Hosted by the Cape Coral Art League, the 5th Annual Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Bargain-Hunter's Treasure Trove - Sixth annual Main Street Bazaar & Yard Sale hits the pavement Saturday

January 14, 2015 Everything is set. Signs are going up. Communities are ready. Bargain-hunters are preparing their Main Street itineraries for the day. 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 »»

Charities Unite - Three island non-profits come together for one great cause

December 24, 2014 With a whirlwind of community support and the organization of three big non-profit groups on the island, hundreds of Fort Myers Beach children will have an extra wonderful Christmas this year. more »»

Last-minute holiday shopping ideas to get your brain rolling

December 23, 2014 We’re just a couple of days from Christmas, and Hanukkah just wrapped up, but if you think you’ve missed out on all of the great holiday deals this season, don’t worry – you haven’t. 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 »»

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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 »»

Beach realtor nominated as WGCU Maker

December 3, 2014 Beach realtor Cynthia Shafer has been nominated as a 2015 WGCU Maker for her contributions in the Voices For Kids and Bedz for Kidz programs. more »»

Local non-profit awarded $23k grant to provide water safety to autistic, special needs children

November 20, 2014 A local foundation dedicated to supporting the development and growth of non-profit businesses and to raising funds for selected Florida charities around the area – and the state – was just awarded... more »»

Obituaries

Walter Wah You Gouveia

January 19, 2015 Walter Wah You Gouveia, age 78, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 5, 2015. more »»

William C. Crowder

January 2, 2015 William C. Crowder, 71, passed peacefully, December 30, with family members at his side after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born and raised in N.H. more »»

Leslie R. "Les" Crawford

December 29, 2014 Leslie R. "Les" Crawford, 82, of Toledo/Ft. Myers, FL, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Fort Myers, FL. Les was born September 25, 1932 to John and Edna (Powers) in West Orange, New Jersey. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Lemons and cherries

January 21, 2015 We in the car business are often asked what kind of car to buy. I usually start by recommending Rolls Royce and segue down through Mercedes and so forth until they stop asking. There is no best deal. more »»

War stories

January 14, 2015 The car repair field has always been rife with conflict. Many people distrust mechanics. Few people respect the skills of the trade. more »»

Ed Scott is Beach Library's Artist of the Month

January 14, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Quilting, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Setup fee $2. Still on Wednesday, Jumping Jellyfish, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Scheduling a car repair

January 7, 2015 Mr. Smith, like the rest of us, is a very busy ma. more »»

Award-winning author to present at Beach Library

January 7, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Preventing Falls, 10:30 a.m. Still on Wednesday, Feng Shui: clearing energy for the new year, 1:30 p.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

January 21, 2015 To the editor: The most popular thing on the entire statewide ballot in 2014 —more popular than any candidate or issue— was the Land Acquisition Amendment to our state Constitution. more »»

Lee G.R.O.W.S. ‘Shows Where Your Taxes Go’

January 21, 2015 To the editor: I recently had the opportunity to attend Lee G.R.O.W.S. (Government Resource and Orientation Workshop Series). more »»

Send the water south of Lake Okeechobee

January 14, 2015 To the editor: This past weekend Key Largo hosted the Everglades Annual Conference that is fully focused on sending the water south of Lake Okeechobee, rather than the discharges east and west... more »»

The Crooked Tree

January 14, 2015 The Norfolk Island pine tree swayed in the light breeze. Its crooked, gnarled bark twisted like a pretzel along its hundred foot tall height. more »»

Shrimp Festival seeks princesses

January 7, 2015 To the editor: March 14 and 15 is the Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club 57th Annual Shrimp Festival. This is the biggest event of the year on Fort Myers Beac. 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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