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Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber holds annual bowling bash

July 22, 2016 The Beach Bowl and Pelican Arcade got a blast from the past Thursday nigh. more »»

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating indecent exposure case in Fort Myers Beach

July 21, 2016 The Lee County Sheriff's Office seeks information about a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 7-year-old girl June 18. more »»

Fort Myers Beach is safe for now, just smelly

July 20, 2016 The odorous aroma drifting in from the beach in the last week has had many plugging their noses, but the smell is harmless: it's a consequence of the dredging of Matanzas Pass. more »»

Hanging up the white jacket

July 20, 2016 U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Spencer Roach said one of the most important lessons he learned during his 20 years and 16 days of service was how to be a good dishwashe. more »»

Delmar Avenue residents agree on access improvements

July 20, 2016 What began as a heated debate ended in concordance. more »»

News from around the region

Missing teen safe

July 22, 2016 Update: Nicole is safe and back home. Original post: The Cape Coral Police Department is asking the public for help locating a missing endangered juvenile. more »»

'Barkapooluza' this Saturday at Rack'em Billiards

July 22, 2016 Rack'em Billiards will hold "Barkapooluza" this Saturday to benefit Parker's Rainbow Bridge Animal Legacy. Live bands, raffles and more beginning at 3 p.m. Rack'ems is at 1011 SE 47th Terrace. more »»

Road Watch fo week of July 24

July 22, 2016 The Florida Department of Transportation has issued its upcoming road work report for Southwest Florida, week of July 24. more »»

Free school supplies giveaway

July 22, 2016 AMVETS65, Veterans Foundation and Dollar Tree will team up for a Free School Supplies Give-Away to be held Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Military Museum. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating indecent exposure case in Fort Myers Beach

July 21, 2016 The Lee County Sheriff's Office seeks information about a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 7-year-old girl June 18. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Gotta catch 'em all on Fort Myers Beach!

July 20, 2016 Since first popping up in the App Store weeks ago, Fort Myers Beach has become one of the biggest hot spots in Southwest Florida to catch some of the best Pokemon creatures of the Pokemon Go world. more »»

BINGO fund-raiser for little Oliver at Val’s Lounge Thursday night

July 13, 2016 The Tabarrini Foundation will be hosting a BINGO?fund-raiser at Val’s Lounge, 17264 San Carlos Blvd., for a local child Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. more »»

Relaxing the Mind, Body & Spirit -- Enjoying yoga sessions along the sand of FMB

July 13, 2016 Many escape to the sands of Fort Myers Beach to relax and unwind. Many also escape to the meditative state of yoga for the same resul. more »»

Sand, Sun, Nightly Fun -- Enjoying a hot summer night of fun and frill on Fort Myers Beach

July 11, 2016 As the summer chugs along and Fort Myers Beach residents have a chance to rest and take a few breaths, many plan to take quick trips down to our sister island to the south, Key West. more »»

brit Floyd -- Int’l Pink Floyd cover band rocks another knockout show

July 1, 2016 As if we would have expected anything less, it was yet another stellar performance by internationally touring super-group Brit Floyd, known as “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,” when they rocke... more »»

Business

A new stitch on Fort Myers Beach

July 20, 2016 A knack with a needle is a trait that runs in Lisa Miller's family. more »»

Fort Myers Beach residents to ride for business

July 20, 2016 Megan Heil loves her Jeep Wrangler. The two-year resident of Fort Myers Beach has noticed other people on the island love Jeeps, too. more »»

Beach icon, Bruce Cermak, will be missed

July 6, 2016 Long-time Fort Myers Beach resident, benefactor and businessman Bruce Cermak died Saturday, July 2. He was 62. more »»

Area’s ‘best’ businesses come together

July 6, 2016 The Best of Fort Myers Beach luncheon, sponsored by the Fort myers Beach Observer and the Beach Bulletin, has become one of the most anticipated business events, celebrating those companies that go... more »»

American Sandsculpting Championship accepting vendor applications

June 22, 2016 Calling all vendors! The 30th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship is getting closer and is now in the process of filling vendor spot. more »»

Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Leonard Sundblad

July 22, 2016 Robert “Bob” Leonard Sundblad, 93, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 20, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Russell E. Miller III

July 15, 2016 Russell E. Miller, III, 90, of Ft. Myers, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Martha Edith Payne

July 14, 2016 Martha Edith Payne, 87, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 12, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Dr. Burton Rubin

July 11, 2016 Dr. Burton Rubin, 89, of Ft. Myers, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Gerald Hoegler

July 5, 2016 Gerald Hoegler, 81 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 2, 2016. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Cape Coral's FULLER METZ CREMATION AND FUNERAL SERVICES. Please visit www.fullermetz. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 23

March 23, 2016 Zoe This little Jack Russell mix was surrendered after one family member got allergic. After four years with a family, this little girl ended up in a Kill Shelter, and of course was petrified. more »»

Rodent residents in your ride

November 5, 2015 Rodents. They make cute pets for the kids. They run through mazes or spin cages and eat and evacuate everywhere they go. That’s OK in their cages. more »»

The paradox of plastics

October 28, 2015 Back in the 1950s, an intelligent man who was an accomplished professional welder of exotic metals, assuming the role of mentor, gave me the following advice: “Get into plastic. more »»

Volunteers still needed for Beach Library Book Sale

October 28, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets on Wednesday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. in Community Room B., $2 setup fee. more »»

Letters to the Editor

It is all about the water folks...

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We just need to throw all of our elected officials out and not listen to them at all. They will only lie to save their jobs. more »»

A sure bet

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We can certainly agree there aren’t too many sure bets these days. For example, view our local political scene. more »»

Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

An Open Letter to the  Mayor and Council Members of Fort Myers Beach...

June 22, 2016 To the editor: There was a time I believed a perfect vacation at the beach could only be found on an island in the middle of the ocean. more »»

A Fresh Prospective for Lee County Commissioner

June 22, 2016 To the editor: The 2016 Election holds a promise of a new fresh prospective when it comes to electing a Lee County Commissioner for District 5. more »»

Editorials

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Be prepared this hurricane season

June 8, 2016 Forecasters are predicting an “average” hurricane season this year but we offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and impact our lives. more »»

Fly high and free forever, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks... more »»

Preserving paradise

September 9, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Vaccinate your pets

August 12, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres recentl. 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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