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Moss Marine death being inspected

April 16, 2015 A death investigation at Moss Marine is being inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Tuesday, April 14, at approximately 12:44 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Moss Marine death being inspected

April 16, 2015 A death investigation at Moss Marine is being inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Tuesday, April 14, at approximately 12:44 p.m. more »»

Fire Board seeks candidates for two open seats

April 15, 2015 The Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District is seeking to fill the remaining terms of two open seats on the Board of Fire Commissioners in the near future. more »»

Boulevard project to begin slow with utility work

April 15, 2015 With Easter in the metaphoric rear-view mirror and traffic beginning to lighten due to official tourism season coming to a close, the long-planned Estero Boulevard Improvements Project should... more »»

CHAIR WARS: Vendor vs. beachgoer rights need resolution

April 15, 2015 Rights to a view corridor to the Gulf of Mexico and questions as to how close one can sit near the waterline have pitted aggression between beach furniture vendors and beachgoers who set up their... more »»

Interim disability permit issued for beach access

April 15, 2015 A disability case situation that has been going on for nearly three years involving beach access for someone with mobility issues has been provisionally resolved until policy is resolve. more »»

News from around the region

Effort to release dolphin from behind Chiquita Lock fails

April 17, 2015 It’s back to the drawing board for the NOAA Fisheries and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. more »»

Charter revision board formalizes proposed changes

April 17, 2015 If a contemplated charter amendment hits the ballot this year, Cape Coral city council members and the mayor would no longer be compensated according to the number of registered voters per district. more »»

Charter Review Commission to hold off-site meetings

April 17, 2015 The Lee County Charter Review Commission, starting this month, will hold meetings in the various Board of County Commission districts rather than at its typical downtown Fort Myers location. more »»

Earth Day activities abound in Cape Coral

April 17, 2015 An abundance of Earth Day activities are being held throughout Cape Coral starting this weekend and carrying on through next week. Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc. more »»

‘Everyone Has a Story’: Habitat volunteer feted on the Today show

April 17, 2015 Cape Coral resident Harold Elsesser has not been one to brag about his accomplishments, and when he made his appearance Thursday on the “Today” show with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, nothing... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Chalk Art Fun - Local gallery and gift shop offers artistic classes

March 26, 2015 The Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts shop toward the north end of the island has always been a fun place to visit, perusing the unique and interesting items available for purchas. more »»

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

Bargain Hunt - Annual Bayside Estates Flea Market takes over the clubhouse Friday and Saturday

February 5, 2015 The Bayside Socialites and Men’s Clubs are proud to announce that their annual two-day Bayside Estates Flea Market is just days away, taking place Friday and Saturday, Feb. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Local musician releases full-length album Island gigs kick off Tuesday

January 28, 2015 It was an item that sat on his bucket list for some time, and he was determined this was the year he was finally going to carry it through. more »»

Business

Chalk Art Fun - Local gallery and gift shop offers artistic classes

March 26, 2015 The Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts shop toward the north end of the island has always been a fun place to visit, perusing the unique and interesting items available for purchas. more »»

Black Caesar benefit for Chazz Maupin Sunday at The Mermaid

February 24, 2015 Chazz Maupin, also known as Black Caesar, has been a well-known and well-loved resident of the Fort Myers Beach community for years. more »»

DeCarlo Rocks - Inaugural benefit takes place at Val’s Sunday

February 5, 2015 Hosted by the Michael DeCarlo Foundation, the inaugural DeCarlo Rocks all-day benefit concert is taking place at Valerie’s Lounge and Liquors, in the Indian Creek Shopping Plaza, 17264 San Carlos... more »»

Faithful Patriotism - Local legion offers Health Fair, military museum and more to local vets, members, community

January 8, 2015 Teaming up to help our local military veterans and active military personnel, the Estero Island Medical Care Center and American Legion Post 274 are hosting a Free Veterans Wellness Fair and blood... more »»

Valerie's Lounge hosts emergency BINGO fund-raiser Thursday

January 7, 2015 Valerie's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., will be hosting an emergency fund-raiser during its Thursday BINGO session this week. more »»

Obituaries

Marjorie Henry

April 16, 2015 Marjorie Henry, 86 of Fort Myers Beach passed away on 02/08/2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Geraldine Paprocki

April 16, 2015 Geraldine Paprocki, 47 of Fort Myers Beach passed away on 01/25/15. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

George C. Schiller

April 16, 2015 George C. Schiller, 67 of North Fort Myers passed away on 01/23/2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Dorothy Murtaugh

April 16, 2015 Dorothy Murtaugh 84, of Fort Myers, passed away on 02/02/2015. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Lisa Renee Bogan

April 16, 2015 Lisa's family will be celebrating her life with a memorial service on the Gulf of Mexico off of Ft Myers Beach Sunday April 19th 2015. more »»

Local Columns

Time to go home

April 15, 2015 It’s that time again. The time when our “snow bird” guests leave their Florida nests and fly north. Charles Dickens said it best, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. more »»

Book sale this Saturday morning at Beach Library

April 15, 2015 Activities This Week Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m. Book Discussion Tuesday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. Drawing. Pre-register. Wednesday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Storing a car for the summer in South Florida

April 8, 2015 If you store a vehicle in south Florida while you spend your summers up north, you have probably had some problems when you got back. more »»

Mimi Little is Beach Library Artist of the Month

April 8, 2015 Activities This Week Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Hour in Kid's Place multi-purpose area Art Therapy, April 8, 10:30 a.m. Open Podium Poetry, April 8, 1:30 p.m. more »»

Why do you want that?

April 1, 2015 Sometimes a customer will ask for a certain part to be replaced or a certain repair procedure to be done. The service writer might then ask why they think they need that exact part or servic. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Red Snapper scheme could destroy fishery

April 15, 2015 If this scheme becomes law, it could soon become difficult or impossible to legally buy American Red Snapper. more »»

May 1 looms for deadline day of clean water rights

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Recently, I set out on yet another state-long trek to our state capitol to demand the end of the Lake Okeechobee discharges, to buy the land south of Lake Okeechobee from the suga... more »»

100-foot dock constructed in navigation channel

April 15, 2015 To the editor: On April 6, to the surprise of the public, the construction of a 100-foot dock at 301 Palermo began replacing the 30-foot dock. more »»

Golf course needed to remain open space

April 15, 2015 To the editor: The 1,200 property owners on Bay Beach Lane on the south end of Ft. more »»

The busy FMB Library

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Mr. Reid, though I am thoroughly impressed by your calculations concerning our library, I am more than confused as to why you are expressing your beliefs at this point in tim. more »»

Editorials

On the mend

April 1, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau issued a release Thursday announcing the fastest-growing "metros" in the country. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in at No. more »»

Vote 'yes' on Amendment 2

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun... more »»

Smart school testing decision on opt-out proposal

September 10, 2014 Less than one week after voting to "opt out" of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

National Champs -- Local team wins national tennis championship

April 1, 2015 A team of eight Southwest Florida men in the 65 & Over division recently returned from the USTA (United States Tennis Association) National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. more »»

Fillet & Release: Annual fishing tournament for Hope Hospice Saturday

September 18, 2014 The 10th annual Fillet and Release fishing tournament, raising funds for Hope Hospice, will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, with Matanzas Resort home base, at 414 Crescent St. more »»

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 »»

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An Open Session for all Portrait and Figure Artists will held this and every Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robb and Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Avd., Fort Myers, sponsored by the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. more »


 
 
 
 
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