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Pets of the week

July 25, 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 »»

 
 
 

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Pets of the week

July 25, 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 »»

Beach biologist helps conduct bird count

July 24, 2014 Beach resident and biologist Cristina Denegre was among four people that recently performed a nest count of birds inhabiting the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. more »»

Palermo settlement case comes to a close

July 23, 2014 A building dispute relating to permitted building development setbacks and heights at five properties on Palermo Circle has reached closur. more »»

Fire Board approves TRIM rate/ new hires

July 23, 2014 The public budget process of a special independent district on Estero Island began last week without any input from the community. more »»

TREE RIDER: Beach resident to cycle 583 miles for cause

July 23, 2014 Fort Myers Beach resident Bill Veach is giving new meaning to the term 'tree hugger. more »»

News from around the region

Sheriff's Office update: Missing endangered adult found safe

July 28, 2014 Paul Richard Cereceda, who was reported missing at 12:30 p.m. today, has been found safe, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. more »»

Sheriff's Office seeks public's help finding missing man

July 28, 2014 On July 28, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., Paul Richard Cereceda was reported missing by his mother who resides in Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Sawicki to host “Mayor’s Night Out” Thursday

July 25, 2014 Mayor Marni Sawicki will host a “Mayor’s Night Out” Thursday, July 31, at the Chester Street Resource Center in the South Cape. The center is located at 4816 Chester St. more »»

Bowl for Kids' Sake Saturday, Aug. 2

July 25, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office will host a Bowl for Kids' Sake Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Gator Lanes, 7050 Crystal Drive, Fort Myers. more »»

Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

July 25, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, July 28: — I-75 at Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers — Tice Street, Tice —... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fun in the Sun - Keeping cool in the Fort Myers Beach Community Pool

July 28, 2014 There’s no doubt about it: It has been one hot, humid, sticky-icky summer! Temperatures have stayed right around the mid-90s (felt like higher), and the humidity has been right up around there, too. more »»

Riding for a Reason - County-wide poker run Sunday raising funds for local twin toddlers fighting a rare form of cancer

June 25, 2014 Raising funds for not one – but two – local twin toddler sisters battling cancer, a poker run for Samantha and Ashley will be held Sunday, June 29, riding all over Lee County for a cause. more »»

Popeyepalooza V - Annual BBQ benefit hits the Beach Pub and and surf Sunday

June 18, 2014 Once again raising funds for the Fort Myers Beach Soccer Club, “Popeyepalooza V” is rolling out the red carpet and hitting the sand and surf of the Beach Pub, 1668 I S. more »»

Bikes, Beer and Bill benefit poker run from Parrot Key Saturday

June 12, 2014 There will be a charity poker run and block party in downtown Fort Myers Saturday, June 14 to support Fort Myers Fire Department Engineer Bill Damewood. more »»

The Oysters Fantastic Band - Island rock band reunites for one-night-only show at The Whale June 23

June 11, 2014 Many often say, “You know, if I can just go back in time, those would be the days,” or “Remember that awesome group that used to play on Fort Myers Beach so long ago? Man, I?miss them. more »»

Business

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 »»

Cirque du Cabana's: Grand re-opening celebration at Cabana’s Beach Bar Saturday eve

April 3, 2014 The past year has certainly been a busy one for the team at Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grille on Fort Myers Beach, a part of the luxurious DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, 2000 Estero Blv. more »»

Obituaries

Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje

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

Kathryn Ascher Mackes obit

May 21, 2014 Kathryn Ascher (“Kathi”) Mackes was born on Feb. 23, 1939 in Freeport, Illinois, the elder child of John -S. and Marguerite L. Ascher. more »»

Bill Gillhespy

April 24, 2014 Bill Gillhespy, 68, of Fort Myers Beach passed away from cancer in his residence April 13, 201. more »»

Vera Jean Ranegar

April 24, 2014 In loving memory of our dear mother, Vera Jean Ranegar, called home to the Lord on Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs. She was born March 9, 1931, in Washington, Pa. more »»

Teri Lyn Krammer

January 8, 2014 Teri was born to Gary and Gail Lambert Sept. 3, 1964 in West Covina, Cali. more »»

Local Columns

Avoiding hurricane car damage

July 23, 2014 If you will be here this summer with your car, you might want to know what you can do to protect the car in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane. more »»

Check out a movie this afternoon at Beach Library

July 23, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Movie on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Apps for iPad/iPhone on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Perils and pitfalls of providing parts

July 16, 2014 The lady was adamant. She wanted to know what we would charge to replace her front axle, which she planned to buy for $65 from the local discount auto supply store. more »»

Your call is important to us……..

July 9, 2014 There is a giant among us. Its' name shall not be spoken here; we’ll simply call it “Humongous Cable Compan. more »»

Check out the bargains at the Friends of the FMB Library bookstore

July 9, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Active Aging also on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Environmentalist seeks water quality mandate

July 23, 2014 As Lee County works to comply with the Clean Water Act, it is important to understand the value of improving water quality in our rivers and coastal estuaries for drinking, fishing, swimming and ou... more »»

Threat to cooperative stewardship

July 23, 2014 To the editor: The town has chosen to selectively charge an annual fee on an owner's right to maintain their private property by hiring a licensed beach raking service. more »»

'Elevated pool' mediation

July 23, 2014 To the editor: Is it finally over? Mediation of a lawsuit requires no admission of wrong doing. However, payment from one party to another is an admission of greater fault. more »»

Call to artists for fifth annual Paint the Beach

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Friends of the Arts, The Town of Fort Myers Beach, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish Tale Marina are pleased to invite... more »»

No need for a sales tax hike

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Once again the Lee County School Superintendent has been beating the island drums for a half cent sales tax. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Give the gift of life

May 7, 2014 The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of "season" in Southwest Florida. more »»

Key primary

April 16, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahead. more »»

And they're off …

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized last Wednesday. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Heart to Heart: Golf tournament Saturday for local family

August 22, 2012 To help raise funds for a local man who's recently gone through an extensive operation, a very special Heart to Heart Open Golf Tournament and two-man-scramble will take place Saturday at The... more »»

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