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Pollution “first responders”

January 18, 2017 Local rivers, streams and water bodies have new guardian. more »»

Familiar names cast for local election

January 18, 2017 With qualifying week underway, five candidates have put in their names to sit the Fort Myers Beach town counci. more »»

Community Foundation saddles up at annual fundraiser

January 18, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation held its primary fundraiser on Friday night to a sellout crowd at the DiamondHead resort. more »»

Community Corner 01.18.2017

January 18, 2017 Through Your Eyes: Michael Frizzell Cape Coral photographer Michael Frizzell captured every piece of a perfect beach scene with his submission: a dazzling sunset, the iconic pier, and the remains o... more »»

Meet the new Bay Oaks director

January 18, 2017 Sean De Palma has been working in the parks and recreation field for most of his life. more »»

News from around the region

Oasis schools: Cry for a crosswalk

January 19, 2017 Eric Feichthaler is a former mayor for the city of Cape Coral. He is also a concerned parent of four children who attend the city’s charter school system. more »»

‘Very excited;’ ‘Very hopeful’: Supporters look forward to Trump administration

January 19, 2017 Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today, with his inauguration ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. It’s a tradition that goes back as far as the U.S. more »»

Three weekends: CCCIA Showcase of Homes opens today

January 19, 2017 The Cape Coral Construction Industry Association’s annual Showcase of Homes opens today. more »»

Martini Competition: SCHEA puts on annual event

January 19, 2017 Grab tickets now for the Best South Cape Martini Competition because they are going fast. more »»

Income tax filing window opens Monday

January 19, 2017 The nation’s 2017 individual tax filing season is scheduled to open on Monday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Countdown to 2017 -- Celebrating New Year's on FMB

December 28, 2016 As the old year comes to an end and the new year emerges, you know Fort Myers Beach is the place to be for non-stop celebrations and gatherings this weekend. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 1 of 4

December 1, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we pass by Thanksgiving, the holiday season is quickly upon us, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Business

New condo to rise in Bay Beach

January 16, 2017 It's been years since the skyline of Fort Myers Beach has seen a change. But the final piece of Waterside at Bay Beach will change that scene on Estero Island's south end. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

In Good Hands - Well Kneaded expands to full-service day spa

December 22, 2016 Ellie Sandler has been a staple to the Fort Myers Beach health and wellness community for decade. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

Obituaries

Judith A Cooke

January 20, 2017 Judith A. Cooke, 73, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Ronald Lee Taylor

January 19, 2017 Ronald Lee Taylor, 78, of Ft. Myers died 1-18-17. more »»

Frances R Johnson

January 19, 2017 Frances R. Johnson, 79, a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend died January 4th, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, after a tough struggle and several days in the hospita. more »»

Trisha Ann Holton

January 16, 2017 Trisha Ann Holton, 46, of Ft. Myers Beach died 1-12-17. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Glenn E Smalley

January 13, 2017 Glenn E. Smalley, 85, of Ft. Myers. Services 1-18-17. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

The push for localized water quality tests

January 18, 2017 The push for localized water quality tests. more »»

Cycling dangers

January 18, 2017 Cycling dangers To the Editor: On the night of Jan. 12, 2017 I was riding my bicycle on Estero Blvd. more »»

To the Fort Myers Beach polar bears and newcomers

January 11, 2017 To the Fort Myers Beach polar bears and newcomers To the Editor: We greatly appreciate your love, care, devotion and time for having such a wonderful benefit for us! Hopefully the new year will... more »»

Does anyone care?

January 10, 2017 Does anyone care? To the Editor: Does the town care that three dogs were pooping by the 'no dog' sign at Crescent Beach last week in the afternoon...nah...nah. more »»

Friends of the Library invite public to annual meeting

January 10, 2017 Friends of the Library invite public to annual meeting To the Editor The Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library will be holding its annual meeting on Jan.17, at 1:30  p.m. more »»

Editorials

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. more »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

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