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Fort Myers Beach Chamber to host business expo

January 13, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for one of its signature annual events. more »»

 
 
 

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Fort Myers Beach Chamber to host business expo

January 13, 2017 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for one of its signature annual events. more »»

Cooperation leads conversation at 26th Annual Water Resources Conference

January 13, 2017 The time for finger-pointing is past — it’s time to come together. Cooperation through common ground was the theme of the 26th Annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference. more »»

Putt & Pub Crawl seeks auction donations

January 11, 2017 While everyone practices their mini-golf swings, the Putt & Pub Crawl is asking for auction item donations. The 7th annual bar crawl and fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. more »»

Send water south resonates at Everglades Coalition Conference

January 11, 2017 This time last year, Captain Daniel Andrews had never heard of the Everglades Coalition. The Fort Myers native just knew that fishing wasn’t doing well. more »»

Estero Boulevard Improvements Project reminds public to use caution in construction zone

January 11, 2017 As cooler temperatures and sunny days prompt outdoor activities such as bicycling, walking and running, many enthusiasts are heading to Fort Myers Beach. more »»

News from around the region

Cape mayor’s race likely to be crowded

January 13, 2017 The race to be Cape Coral mayor is heating up and it’s only January. Election day is still 10 months away, but three candidates have declared their intention to run for the office. more »»

Ida Baker grad, sailor, to take part in inauguration ceremony

January 13, 2017 Navy Seaman Robert Volski, a graduate of Ida Baker High School, will get an up-close perspective of the Presidential Inauguration next Friday as a member of an Armed Forces Joint Joint Task Force... more »»

Cape Coral Festival of Arts this weekend

January 13, 2017 For over three decades, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral has organized an annual festival that draws hundreds of artists and artisans from all over the country who specialize in a range of mediums. more »»

Buried power lines: Affected residents get ballots

January 13, 2017 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Merrick Seafood to be featured on national show

January 13, 2017 Most everyone loves the opportunity to meet a celebrity in person. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Countdown to 2017 -- Celebrating New Year's on FMB

December 28, 2016 As the old year comes to an end and the new year emerges, you know Fort Myers Beach is the place to be for non-stop celebrations and gatherings this weekend. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 1 of 4

December 1, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we pass by Thanksgiving, the holiday season is quickly upon us, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Business

Holiday Gift Baskets - Beachy Retreats

December 22, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we finish up the holiday season, you may still be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

In Good Hands - Well Kneaded expands to full-service day spa

December 22, 2016 Ellie Sandler has been a staple to the Fort Myers Beach health and wellness community for decade. more »»

Holiday Gift Baskets - Around the World

December 16, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 2 of 4

December 7, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we continue through the holiday season, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-worker. more »»

A fresh start

December 7, 2016 The former location of The Cadillac is going back to its original purpose: a produce stand. more »»

Obituaries

Glenn E Smalley

January 13, 2017 Glenn E. Smalley, 85, of Ft. Myers. Services 1-18-17. more »»

Frank Joseph Merz

January 11, 2017 Frank Joseph Merz, 88, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on 01/10/17. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert "Bob" Donald Civil

January 9, 2017 Robert "Bob" Donald Civil, 88, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Barbara H Perry

December 30, 2016 Barbara H. Perry, 82, of Ft. Myers died 12-29-16. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Debra “Deb” Ann Philbin

December 29, 2016 Debra “Deb” Ann Philbin, 60, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on December 28, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

To the Fort Myers Beach polar bears and newcomers

January 11, 2017 To the Fort Myers Beach polar bears and newcomers To the Editor: We greatly appreciate your love, care, devotion and time for having such a wonderful benefit for us! Hopefully the new year will... more »»

Does anyone care?

January 10, 2017 Does anyone care? To the Editor: Does the town care that three dogs were pooping by the 'no dog' sign at Crescent Beach last week in the afternoon...nah...nah. more »»

Friends of the Library invite public to annual meeting

January 10, 2017 Friends of the Library invite public to annual meeting To the Editor The Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library will be holding its annual meeting on Jan.17, at 1:30  p.m. more »»

Good governance must prevail to ensure downtown revitalization

January 10, 2017 Good governance must prevail to ensure downtown revitalization To the Editor: One of the overarching principles of the Estero Island Taxpayers Association, EITA, is to support downtown... more »»

Only part of swamp needs draining

January 4, 2017 Only part of swamp needs draining To the Editor: This is the third letter of my Drain the Swamp series regarding Fort Myers Beach town government. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. 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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