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Noise ordinance to return to workshop

February 25, 2015 A process to revise a difficult-to-enforce Town ordinance that is not currently in place received a shift back to the work session phase after proposed amendments were introduced during what was... more »»

Mound House parking lot issue resurfaces

February 25, 2015 Only one major issue remains prior to the anticipated opening of the Mound House. With the William H. more »»

GOLDEN COCONUT: “Coach” awarded Teacher of the Year

February 25, 2015 Five years have past since the Fort Myers Beach community recognized the cream of the crop at Beach Elementary School. more »»

Chamber trailer forced out of Times Square

February 25, 2015 The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce recently moved its visitor information trailer from its perch in Times Square due to an exclusivity clause in the permit held by Tours and Informatio... more »»

Beach benefits from coastal management plan

February 25, 2015 A Beach shoreline plan has begun to reap direct rewards within environmental processes on and around Fort Myers Beach. more »»

News from around the region

County to consider raising impact fees

February 27, 2015 By MEGHAN McCOY news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County Board of County Commissioners will begin its discussions about a possible impact fee increase this Tuesday during a public hearing. more »»

Annual Cape Irish Festival this weekend

February 27, 2015 By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers.com The 11th Annual Cape Coral Irish Festival will feature some of the best Celtic music in the area. more »»

Taste of the Cape set for Sunday

February 27, 2015 Taste of the Cape is back for an encore experience after a very successful inaugural event last year. Of course, organizers promise the second annual event will be bigger and better. more »»

Council to consider raises, pay ranges

February 27, 2015 Two main topics regarding personnel matters occupy the agenda for discussion at Monday’s City Council meeting at City Hall. more »»

Fair opens with Sneak Peek; continues through March 8

February 27, 2015 The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair gave visitors a sneak peak of what will be on store for them over the next 10 days. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Art and Tea - Highwaymen-inspired artist comes to the island

January 28, 2015 Fort Myers Beach Realty brings central Florida artist Lynn Herrick and her paintings to Fort Myers Beach Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. Lynn was taught by one of the original Highwaymen, R.L. more »»

Business

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 »»

Ugly Sweater Party - New island hot spot offers fun holiday celebration Monday

December 17, 2014 One of the newest hot spots on Fort Myers Beach, Dock O’ the Bay Bar and Grill, 19001 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Obituaries

Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre, Jr.

September 25, 2014 Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre Jr., 24, of Cape Coral and a lifetime resident of Lee County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Fort Myer. more »»

Memorial service for Michael DeCarlo arranged for Monday morning; charter bus offered

September 25, 2014 The island lost a true earth-bound angel a few weeks ago. Michael DeCarlo, 59, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sept. 1. more »»

Carolann Capuano

August 27, 2014 Carolann Capuano was born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Hershey, Pa. to her parents Mark and Cynthia (Smith) Capuano. She passed away on August 7, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fla. more »»

Jeremy “Jerry” Blok

August 27, 2014 Jeremy “Jerry” Blok died Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Poland and came to the United States in 1951. He retired from the U.S. more »»

Henry A. Shirley

August 14, 2014 Army veteran, avid fisherman, loving husband Henry Albert Shirley, 72, a lifelong Lee County resident, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Fort Myers. more »»

Local Columns

I feel your pain

February 25, 2015 Intermittent problems are very common in today’s cars. We call it the “toothache syndrome.” The pain that goes away when you get to the dentist’s office. more »»

Beach Library bookstore needs interim volunteers

February 25, 2015 Weekly Activities Wednesday, Feb. 25, Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Quilting Group meets in Com Rm B, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Setup fee $2 Wednesday, Fun with Shell Crafts, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Friends of the Beach Library book sale is Saturday

February 18, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Also on Wednesday, Continuing with Your Use of the iPad, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Car care etiquette

February 11, 2015 In the rough and tumble world of a car repair shop, where impact wrenches scream and hammers, wielded by calloused hands, pound on cold steel, it might seem strange to say there is an etiquette... more »»

Louise Michaud is Beach Library Artist of the Month

February 11, 2015 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Quilting Group meets Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Community Rm B. Also on Wednesday, Sharks at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Regional summit issues travel to nation's capital today

February 25, 2015 Buzz words come and go, sometimes with great meaning attached. Other times, a buzz word’s use simply prompts trendy conversations. The word “regionalism” comes to mind as a term that’s used by man. more »»

Beach Lions seek shrimp-eating contestants

February 25, 2015 To the editor: How much shrimp can you eat in three minutes?? Join the newest addition to Fort Myers Beach's world-famous annual event, the inaugural Beach Lions Shrimp Festival Shrimp-Eating... more »»

Calling all bridge players

February 25, 2015 To the editor: No reason to go over the bridge for bridge! Every Tuesday and Friday, the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club at 175 Sterling St. (mid-island) offers bridge. more »»

Go reusable

February 25, 2015 To the editor: Plastic shopping bags. more »»

Bonita river receives trash cleaning

February 25, 2015 To the editor: About 15 people braved the cold 40 degree temperatures recently to help Calusa Ghost Tours clean up the Imperial River in Bonita Springs. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Lightning detection for Beach needs exploration

July 30, 2014 The 15th U.S. lightning death of 2014 was recorded here in Lee County Tuesday. Scott Wilcox, 41, was fatally injured. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

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 »»

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