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Hurricane Michael Supply Drive being held this weekend

October 19, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach community is banning together for a three-day Hurricane Michael Supply Drive, which kicks off Friday. Pete's Time Out owner John Lallo said Cheney Brothers Inc. more »»

 
 
 

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Hurricane Michael Supply Drive being held this weekend

October 19, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach community is banning together for a three-day Hurricane Michael Supply Drive, which kicks off Friday. Pete's Time Out owner John Lallo said Cheney Brothers Inc. more »»

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

October 17, 2018 The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. more »»

Beaches Gateway Village project progressing

October 17, 2018 Affordable housing is a key component of the Beaches Gateway Village project. more »»

Water quality issues cause calamitous fiscal impact

October 17, 2018 Hundreds of residents from across the region packed into Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers Monday night for the inaugural Florida Economic Water Summit. more »»

Free Water Safety Symposium offered

October 17, 2018 The community is invited to attend the first Water Safety Symposium on Fort Myers Beach next month. The Water Safety Symposium will begin with an 8 a.m. registration Thursday, Oct. more »»

News from around the region

County opts out of cities’ legal challenge

October 18, 2018 Lee County will not take part in a lawsuit challenging a Lake Okeechobee water flow decision filed by six of the county’s municipalities. more »»

Early voting starts Monday

October 18, 2018 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Annual ode to German culture — Oktoberfest — starts Friday

October 18, 2018 Gemutlichkeit. A German word that conveys the feeling warmth, friendliness and good cheer. more »»

Marceno credits team with smooth transition to the helm

October 18, 2018 Newly appointed Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno has only been in his new role a short while but, thanks to his mentor, staff and extensive law enforcement experience, his transition has been a... more »»

Kindergarten pre-registration opens Monday

October 18, 2018 Starting on Monday, parents will have the opportunity to pre-register their child for kindergarten and avoid the long lines that tend to happen in January during open enrollment. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual ode to Halloween Oct. 19

October 17, 2018 Get ready boys and ghouls — the 29th annual Fright Night at Bay Oaks is creeping up on the Beach. This year’s fun is ready to haunt from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. more »»

Two-night 239 Fest takes the stage this weekend

October 10, 2018 239 Fest is coming into its eighth year of bringing the best local punk, ska and reggae bands together for two nights of live music in Cape Coral. more »»

Island Hopper festival brings local artist to Fort Myers Beach

September 26, 2018 It’s the last weekend of the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Festival —and this weekend, the festival comes to the sandy white beaches of Fort Myers Beac. more »»

Chamber hosts United Nations-themed Tapa Hop

September 19, 2018 It’s time to hop aboard a trolley and carouse around Fort Myers Beach. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th Annual Tapa Hop, Thursday, Sept. 20. more »»

11th annual SWFL Peace Day set for Sept. 23

September 19, 2018 The 11th annual SWFL Peace Day (formerly Peace Day in the Park), a grassroots community event, is set for Sunday, Sept 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Business

Businesses air issues at water panel

October 10, 2018 Nearly 20 business owners, chamber of commerce presidents and city council members from throughout Southwest Florida gathered at the Sanibel Marriott Resort on Oct. more »»

The Home Depot Foundation honors local American Legion Post

October 10, 2018 The Home Depot Foundation presented the Melvin Cowart American Legion Post 274 with a grant of $10,100 for reconditioning of the building. more »»

Beach Chamber moves to new location

September 26, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce moved to a new location last week, which the president described to be a great place in the “Heart of the Island. more »»

Hooters donates $2,000 to Harry Chapin Food Bank

September 26, 2018 Hooters of Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers and Cape Coral joined forces with the Harry Chapin Food Bank during the month of August to celebrate both of their 35th anniversaries. more »»

Chamber hosts United Nations-themed Tapa Hop

September 19, 2018 It’s time to hop aboard a trolley and carouse around Fort Myers Beach. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th Annual Tapa Hop, Thursday, Sept. 20. more »»

Obituaries

Lyle H Dumers

September 21, 2018 Lyle H Dumers April 9, 1932 ­ September 16, 2018 Lyle is known to his family and friends for his love of sports and for his unfailing competitive spirit. more »»

Lyle H Dumers

September 18, 2018 Lyle H. Dumers, 86, of fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on September 16, 2018. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Julia Murac

September 12, 2018 Julia Murac, 79, of Fort Myers Beach, FL, passed away September 11, 2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Chester Irwin Cumberland

September 5, 2018 Chester Irwin Cumberland, 84, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on August 31, 2018. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation Services, Cape Coral. Please visit www. more »»

Ellen L. Pritchard

August 23, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of long time Lee County resident, Ellen L. Pritchard (affectionately known as "Mom-Mom") announces her passing peacefully at home on August 17t. more »»

Local Columns

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

At the Library:

October 10, 2018 The week’s events - Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m., in Children’s area - Windows 10, Wed., 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. - Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Pet Pals: Island pets seeking forever homes

October 10, 2018 Find A Home Give A Home is an all volunteer not for profit cat and dog rescue organization on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. more »»

At the Library: Look to the library for books and activities

September 12, 2018 The week’s events: - Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m.. Preschool Story Hour in Children’s area. - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Gems and Their Stories - Monday, Sept, 17, 1:30 p.m. Hummels in 2018. more »»

September’s Shoreline Spotlight

September 12, 2018 Red, brown and neon green – not exactly the colors one has in mind when dreaming of coastal Florida. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Looking forward to community input

October 16, 2018 To the editor: When I first came to Fort Myers Beach, I like a lot of you fell in love with this beautiful island. A community that opened its welcoming arms to a stranger and I knew I found a home. more »»

Not the time or the place

October 16, 2018 To the editor: At the FMB council meeting of Sept. more »»

Eight years is enough

October 16, 2018 To the editor: The U.S. Senate race down to the wire. more »»

Life-long Republican

October 16, 2018 To the editor: It was a sad day for our Democracy when 11 Republicans, each respected and intelligent, banded together like a pack of dogs. more »»

Rooney needs to man up and debate

October 16, 2018 To the editor: Coward. There is no other way to put it. My District 19 U.S. Congressman, Francis Rooney, is a coward. more »»

Editorials

Packed ballot Nov. 6; Vote-by-mail

October 16, 2018 Lee Countians planning to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election are facing a lengthy ballot. more »»

Winds of change

October 10, 2018 “Speak up! Be a disrupter. Some people think that’s a bad thing, but it’s not. It wakes people up. Make those phone calls. more »»

Water pact a win for Fort Myers Beach

September 26, 2018 Lee County residents who have demanded action on water quality issues got some action on the local front last Monday. more »»

Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

October 17, 2018 The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

SW Florida Sailboat Racing Clinic to be held at Pink Shell

October 10, 2018 Offshore Sailing School will kick off its 55th anniversary with a special clinic at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina this December. more »»

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

June 6, 2018 Grab your favorite driver "fore" the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a "course" for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.. more »»

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