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Pirate Pub Crawl starts Saturday afternoon

October 10, 2018 A Fort Myers Beach resident decided to throw a Pirate Pub Crawl this weekend after hearing that the annual Pirate Fest was cancelled. “I live on the beach. All my friends live on the beach. more »»

 
 
 

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Pirate Pub Crawl starts Saturday afternoon

October 10, 2018 A Fort Myers Beach resident decided to throw a Pirate Pub Crawl this weekend after hearing that the annual Pirate Fest was cancelled. “I live on the beach. All my friends live on the beach. more »»

Volunteer opportunities still available for beach cleaning effort

October 10, 2018 There are many opportunities for the Fort Myers Beach community to get involved in this weekend’s International Coastal Cleanup efforts. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. more »»

Tickets available for kid and adult Pirate Ship cruises

October 10, 2018 Celebrate this month’s holiday, Halloween, aboard the Salty Sam’s Pirate Ship for fun for the entire family. “October is our favorite time of the year on the Pirate Ship,” said Capt. more »»

Plans gel for first Florida Economic Water Summit

October 10, 2018 Calusa Waterkeeper, a local non-profit water quality advocacy group, is holding the inaugural Florida Economic Water Summit at the Broadway Palm Theater in Fort Myers on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-9 p.m. more »»

Choice Market open every Thursday

October 10, 2018 Choice Market opened at Beach Baptist Church 10 years ago to provide a helping hand to those in need. “We are grateful for everyone who gives to the market. We couldn’t do it without it. more »»

News from around the region

8-year-old Cape kid collecting pajamas for children in need

October 12, 2018 By MEGHAN McCOY news@breezenewspapers.com An 8-year-old Cape Coral girl wanted to help children in need and so has begun a pajama drive for the Donate4Kids Foundatio. more »»

Candlebox set to rock Nevermind

October 11, 2018 Multi-platinum rock band Candlebox, along with singer Pete RG, come to Cape Coral this Saturday outside of Nevermind Bar as part of the Seattle-based groups 25th anniversary tou. more »»

Water bill passage hailed

October 11, 2018 The 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill that water quality advocates have been urging the Senate to approve, was passed by a convincing 99-1 vote Wednesday, securing the construction... more »»

Area agencies rally in wake of Hurricane Michael

October 11, 2018 The Southwest Florida community is banding together to help those in the Panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that left devastation in its wake after making landfall Wednesday... more »»

Bike Night is back: Motorcycles, music return to 47th Terrace Saturday

October 11, 2018 One of Cape Coral’s most popular events is back this Saturday as Bike Night returns to Southeast 47th Terrace for a night of impressive choppers, great food and drinks and live music. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Tickets still available for Tapa Hop

September 19, 2018 Tickets are still available for the 13th annual Tapa Hop, an event that showcases seven Fort Myers Beach restaurants by trolley transportation. 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

Guest Commentary: Stand up for community’s best interest: Vote yes on half penny sales tax

October 10, 2018 The upcoming Nov. 6 election ballot includes an item that will impact all of Lee County for years, maybe decades to com. more »»

‘Business friendly’ policies have devastated beach businesses

September 26, 2018 To the editor: I’ve had many beautiful beach walk strolls collecting gorgeous empty shells. more »»

Spread the word: Falls can be dangerous, prevention is key

September 26, 2018 To the editor: We’ve all heard the stories: Your parent, former coworker, or elderly neighbor has a nasty fall at home. They spend some time in the hospital and hopefully make a full recovery. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Enough is enough

September 19, 2018 To the editor: The law of the land… easy enough to follow since it’s in print in our Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code, written when Fort Myers Beach voted to incorporate after the... more »»

Editorials

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 »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

May 16, 2018 In celebration of National Bike Month — and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach — the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26. more »»

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