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Kava Culture Kava Bar to host wellness fair to promote mental, physical wellbeing

July 17, 2019 Kava Culture’s wellness fair’s primary focus is on promoting mental and physical wellbeing, as well as fostering a sense of community. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Kava Culture Kava Bar to host wellness fair to promote mental, physical wellbeing

July 17, 2019 Kava Culture’s wellness fair’s primary focus is on promoting mental and physical wellbeing, as well as fostering a sense of community. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. more »»

With a civil suit dismissed, Margaritaville looks ahead with optimism

July 17, 2019 Margaritaville on Fort Myers Beach is officially moving forward. The civil suit against the town and TPI was recently dismissed. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 17, 2019 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy capturing shots of nature and wildlife. more »»

Army Corps concedes discharge toxicity

July 17, 2019 For the first time ever, the Army Corps of Engineers has publicly stated that it discharged water to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers knowing the water was toxic. more »»

American Heart Association awards Beach Fire Department

July 17, 2019 The American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Emergency Medical Service recognition program has recognized the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department for the second year in a ro. more »»

News from around the region

Cape kids made lemonade out of one of life's most heartbreaking lemons

July 17, 2019 If the love of a child knows no bounds, a Cape Coral father in need must be feeling that limitless love. more »»

Police seek help in locating teen reported as missing, endangered

July 17, 2019 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in locating a Lehigh teen who has been reported missing. Garrett Dees, 15, was last seen on July 16. more »»

Report: Lee County tied for Florida’s top recycling spot

July 17, 2019 Lee County residents and businesses led recycling efforts statewide in 2018, tied with only with Charlotte County with a 77 percent annual recycling rate, according to a report issued by the Florid... more »»

VPK program not available at city charter schools this year

July 17, 2019 When school start this August, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten will not be offered  by the city of Cape Coral's municipal charter school system. more »»

North Fort Myers man dies in crash in Collier County

July 17, 2019 A North Fort Myers man was killed in an afternoon traffic crash Tuesday in Collier County. Anthony Mankus, 77, died in the crash, which occurred at 4:48 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Parrot Key to host Caribbean Nights Dinner Shows

July 3, 2019 You’ll feel like you’re in an island paradise as you’re greeted with a flower lei and surrounded by tiki torches at Parrot Key’s new Caribbean Nights Dinner shows, which be held on Wednesday nigh. more »»

The F.E.M. Collective to have first Summer Series show on Fort Myers Beach

June 26, 2019 The F.E.M. Collective believes that women deserve to be heard. They seek to amplify women’s voices in the music industry. F.E.M. stands for female empowering musicians. The F.E. more »»

Dogs and drinks and drag: Doggie Pride Fest to benefit canine rescue

June 26, 2019 End Pride month by celebrating with your beloved furry friend, for a cause. Doggie Pride Fest will be held at the Edison Country Club on the back patio on Sunday, June 30. more »»

Internet sensations shoot music video on Fort Myers Beach

June 26, 2019 The Moy Boys shot their most recent music video “Nautical” aboard Salty Sam’s Pirate Ship on Fort Myers Beach and in Ocala. more »»

Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

Business

Kava Culture Kava Bar to host wellness fair to promote mental, physical wellbeing

July 17, 2019 Kava Culture’s wellness fair’s primary focus is on promoting mental and physical wellbeing, as well as fostering a sense of community. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. more »»

With a civil suit dismissed, Margaritaville looks ahead with optimism

July 17, 2019 Margaritaville on Fort Myers Beach is officially moving forward. The civil suit against the town and TPI was recently dismissed. more »»

Rum Bucket fundraiser raises $10,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital

July 17, 2019 The Salty Crab Bar and Grill’s Rum Bucket fundraiser donated a dollar for every rum bucket sold to the Golisano Children’s hospital. The fundraiser began on March 1 and concluded on May 31. more »»

Marine Trading Post marks three generations of ownership

July 17, 2019 Since 1985, do-it-yourself boaters have found Marine Trading Post a source for what is needed to repair and maintain their boats without having to spend thousands on a mechanic or, heaven forbid, a... more »»

Haunted pub crawl tours, with a touch of magic, come to Fort Myers Beach

July 10, 2019 A haunted pub crawl with a touch of magic has come to the island. The tours are led by Fort Myers Beach local, Mike Yost. The tours are every Friday and Saturday. more »»

Obituaries

Henry James "Jim" Noworyta

July 8, 2019 Henry James "Jim" Noworyta, 73, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Jeffrey Lance Obert

June 11, 2019 Jeffrey Lance Obert, 63, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 31, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Robert Anthony Ranalli Jr

June 6, 2019 Bobby passed away on May 26, 2019 after a courageous fight with cancer. Bobby was born in Canton, Ohio on January 8, 1954. He was the son of Bob Sr. and Vivian Sue. He graduated from St. more »»

Paul Caissie

May 20, 2019 Paul Caissie, 85, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 11, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Kathryn Esther Johnson

May 14, 2019 Kathryn Esther Johnson, 76, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home &Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Local Columns

Shoreline Spotlight: The difference between butterflies and moths

June 12, 2019 My wife found some caterpillars devouring her Necklace Pod plant. She took some photos and went online and identified it as a Genista Broom Moth caterpillar. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

June 12, 2019 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas. more »»

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

March 6, 2019 In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards. more »»

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

February 27, 2019 There’s a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State — we have more of it than nearly every other state. Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. more »»

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

January 30, 2019 The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens: We take pride in our... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Don’t curtail street art and performances

July 17, 2019 To the editor: I was disappointed to read the article about Town Council possibly curtailing the street performers and artists who bring so much enjoyment to the visitors to Times Square during and... more »»

Migrant situation is overwhelming available resources

July 17, 2019 To the editor: The conditions at the immigration camps are not unexpected, at least not to me. I was a crew member of a Coast Guard cutter during the Haitian migrant crisis. more »»

Republicans should do the right thing

July 17, 2019 To the editor: On July 4th, Americans celebrated declaring their independence from a despotic monarch. more »»

Cape Coral Illegal opiates becoming lethally strong

July 17, 2019 To the editor: Overdoses are happening everywhere, all over the country. more »»

The voice of the Democratic Party

July 17, 2019 To the editor: What in the world has happened to the knowledgeable, respected, and admired Democratic Party? The party of John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison... more »»

Editorials

D-Day: In memory, in gratitude

June 12, 2019 More than 5,300 ships. More than 11,000 aircraft. More than 160,000 troops. And more courage than the world had ever seen. more »»

Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer

June 5, 2019 It is time for Southwest Floridians who have been demanding action to improve water quality in our canals, river and gulf to step up and take part. Literally. more »»

Yes, here in paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Fort Myers Beach’s sister city Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

5th Annual Grouper Slam to help fund new LARC program

July 10, 2019 Registrations are still being accepted for a weekend fishing tournament to benefit a good cause. more »»

Registration now open for 6th annual Beach Chamber Bowling Bash

July 3, 2019 Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce members have an opportunity to try their hand at bowling during the 6th annual Beach Chamber Bowling Bash later this month, and they’re hoping to attract more... more »»

Lani Kai invites beachgoers to celebrate the Fourth of July for four days

July 3, 2019 The Lani Kai, which features multiple bars and restaurants, is having a four-day party this Independence Day. more »»

Parrot Key to host Caribbean Nights Dinner Shows

July 3, 2019 You’ll feel like you’re in an island paradise as you’re greeted with a flower lei and surrounded by tiki torches at Parrot Key’s new Caribbean Nights Dinner shows, which be held on Wednesday nigh. more »»

Football camps at North High coming

June 19, 2019 Football players throughout Lee County will make North Fort Myers High School a very busy place the next two weekends. more »»

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