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Tourism officials hear about water quality issues

August 27, 2014 A water quality information meeting for Fort Myers Beach tourism industry representatives was not designed for solution-seeking but rather resource-generating at Pink Shell Resort and Marina on... more »»

 
 
 

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Tourism officials hear about water quality issues

August 27, 2014 A water quality information meeting for Fort Myers Beach tourism industry representatives was not designed for solution-seeking but rather resource-generating at Pink Shell Resort and Marina on... more »»

Mound Key still on Councilman radar

August 27, 2014 One Town of Fort Myers Beach official is still pushing for Town annexation of an island that is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted... more »»

FRIGID FUNDRAISING: ALS ice bucket challenges douse Beach

August 27, 2014 Fort Myers Beach residents and business personnel are joining other Southwest Floridians and the nation for that matter in getting into the chilly spirit of a good cause. more »»

Bay Oaks looks to host craft beer festival

August 27, 2014 Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks & Recreation officials recently received the go ahead to pursue a fundraising idea that would benefit the Town recreational center's teen, youth and senior programs. more »»

Pets of the week

August 24, 2014 • 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 »»

News from around the region

Pendergrass wins; Hamman advances

August 26, 2014 Lee County voters decided to stick with one incumbent on the Lee County Commission during Tuesday’s primary election, while the incumbent in a second race will move on to November. more »»

Fischer, LaRiviere win seats; Armstrong, Teuber advance

August 26, 2014 Two Lee County School Board races were decided Tuesday night in the primary election, while two opponents in a third race will move forward to battle it out in November. more »»

Eagle culls easy primary victory

August 26, 2014 Incumbent Dane Eagle easily lapped the field in a four-candidate Republican primary for the State House District 77 seat. Eagle captured 6. more »»

Benacquisto retains seat

August 26, 2014 This time around, Lizbeth Benacquisto stood firmly on top of the heap. more »»

Teen’s death brings plea for safety measures

August 26, 2014 Three days after Cape Coral teen Austin Dukette was struck and killed on Kismet Parkway while riding his bicycle to school, several residents appeared before Cape Coral City Council Monday night to... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The Craic - Dynamite traveling Medieval group to perform at upcoming FMB Pirate Festival

August 14, 2014 Legendary Medieval music-performing group The Craic has just been announced as a major performing artist during the upcoming ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, sweeping the shores of the... more »»

Dual-benefit seeks sponsorships for banners and Tees

August 6, 2014 As the benefits near, volunteers from all over have been doing their part to make sure the Rockin’ Robin and Rockin’ for Robin fund-raisers are the best possible. more »»

Yazgars Farm - Groovy local rock band travels to NY to perform at legendary 45th Woodstock music festival

August 6, 2014 Yazgars Farm, the local rock band bringing Woodstock to the Southwest Florida area for 25 years, is now taking it all to back Woodstock for the 45th celebration of the festival of peace and love Au. more »»

A Party for Marty - All are welcome to join the 100th birthday celebration of lifetime Kiwanian and Shriner Marty Rowe

July 30, 2014 Local resident Marty Rowe has been a volunteer and community philanthropist all of his life. more »»

Rockin' for Robin - Dual-benefit held in Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach for well-loved local

July 30, 2014 Always doing her part to help the local community, now the community is stepping up to help her. Robin Curley has been a part of the Southwest Florida circuit for nearly a decade. more »»

Business

Former Beach businessman opens 4th 'Beef' franchise

August 27, 2014 Peter Ennis, former owner of Beach-based restaurants Backwater's and Taco Caliente back in the 1990s, has become quite the business enterprising individual in Southwest Florida. more »»

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 »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Louis A. Meyer, Jr.

August 14, 2014 Beloved husband, father, brother, author Noted young adult author, Louis A. Meyer, Jr. more »»

Estel T. Peterson

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Estel T. Peterson, 95, of Fort Myers, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at North Collier Hospital. A former blueberry farmer in Grand Haven, Mich. more »»

Hazel Evelyn Anlauf

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Hazel Evelyn Anlauf, 90, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. more »»

Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje

July 2, 2014 Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje, 70, died Saturday, May 10th in Miami, Florida of a brain aneurysm. more »»

Local Columns

Social media discussed in seminar at Beach Library

August 27, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Facebook & Twitter on Friday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. We are closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. . more »»

Beach Library to host a live demo on Windows 8

August 20, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Visiting Belize, Friday, Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m Windows 8, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Chester Rogers is Beach Library Artist of the Month

August 13, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug, 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Afternoon Movie, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Having Fun with Shell Crafts, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30 p.. more »»

Beach Library has gift paks for sale

August 6, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. Q & A on Crime Prevention, Friday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. Basic Computers, Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Register to vote Monday at Beach Library

July 30, 2014 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Summer Reading Program, Friday, Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-register. Register to Vote, Monday, Au. more »»

Letters to the Editor

The dos and don'ts of algae strandings

August 27, 2014 The Town of Fort Myers Beach works very hard to maintain a safe and clean environment for our residents and visitors alike. more »»

'Tree Rider' reports on cycling fundraising tour

August 27, 2014 To the editor: I’ve just returned from cycling 633 miles around Wisconsin with the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund, and I’m proud to say we’ve raised nearly $550,000 for tree... more »»

The Ferguson (Mo.) debacle

August 27, 2014 To the editor: What in the world is happening in Ferguson? Looting, burning private property, threatening law-biding citizens -absolute lawlessness. more »»

Vibrio vulnificus myth busters

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Bacterial infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus are rare, estimated to affect only 1 percent of the populatio. more »»

Two sides to every story

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Regarding the road block at the Sky Bridge following Hurricane Charley. To be brief, I was the man in the orange vest and hard hat working the “desk” at the bridge. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

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 »»

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