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Town looks at options for Times Square space

October 7, 2015 Space within Times Square that is owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach is being looked into for a potentially better revenue source than what is currently being leased out for. more »»


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Town looks at options for Times Square space

October 7, 2015 Space within Times Square that is owned by the Town of Fort Myers Beach is being looked into for a potentially better revenue source than what is currently being leased out for. more »»

New Town attorney begins tenure with meeting

October 7, 2015 Attorney Dawn Perry-Lehnert has officially begun her tenure with the Town of Fort Myers Beach now that a legal services contract has been fully signed and her first Council meeting and workshop on... more »»

FRESH PRODUCTS: Farmer's Market moves to Bay Oaks

October 7, 2015 In less than one month, Beach residents and visitors will be going to a new location to purchase fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods, plants and other items. more »»

Street performers face stricter rules

October 7, 2015 Now that fiscal year 2015-16 has begun, Estero Island street performers in Times Square and beyond are facing stricter regulations even before the start of their acts. more »»

Delmar Avenue 'park' may see improvements

October 7, 2015 Planned improvements at the bay end of Delmar Avenue have had residents of the neighborhood upset. more »»

News from around the region

Council OKs lightning detection systems for parks, luxury RV resort

October 7, 2015 City Council approved two major projects by unanimous vote at Monday night's meeting at City Hall, one dealing with public safety and the other clearing the way for a recreational vehicle resort... more »»

School Board names Adkins superintendent

October 7, 2015 Dr. Gregory Adkins, who was appointed as the interim superintendent last month, received a three-year contract as the superintendent during the Lee County School District board meeting Tuesday night. more »»

Lee Memorial begins Bucks for Ducks fundraiser

October 7, 2015 The community has the opportunity to purchase pink rubber ducks throughout the month of October to help raise money for the Lee Memorial Health System Breast Health Centers' Mammography Fund, as... more »»

Registration continues for Powerful Tools for Caregivers program

October 7, 2015 Time is running out for caregivers to sign up for a free series on improving quality of lif. more »»

Cape woman celebrates 102nd birthday

October 7, 2015 Margaret Brown still walks about half a mile a day, rides her fitness bike for 20 minutes a day and is still sharp as a tack, able to remember moments from her life with the clarity as if it... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The invasion is about to begin -- Benefit Pirate Ball kicks off Pirate Fest activities Oct. 3

September 23, 2015 All ye pirates, wenches and kiddos from near and far are encouraged to don yerrr garb and prepare to take over ye Bootleggers BBQ, 2200 Main St. more »»

Funday Beach Bash -- Autism awareness benefit at the Lani Kai Sunday, Sept. 13 brings out all the blue

September 10, 2015 Blue Crayonz, Inc., a local charity program dedicated to helping children and adults on the autism spectrum, will be hosting a family friendly Funday Beach Bash Sunday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p. more »»

Beach Bash Benefit -- Local Veteran’s Club hosts annual Beach Bash Benefit Saturday, Sept. 12

September 10, 2015 The Veteran’s Club of America Post #1, a.k.a. The L’il Club, 16701 San Carlos Blvd., is proud to host a fun and relaxing day during its fifth annual Beach Bash Benefit, Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a. more »»

Locals stand united for clean water during Labor Day weekend bridge demonstration

September 3, 2015 A special Labor Day weekend gathering is planned for Sunday, Sept. more »»

Fling a Flounder for Fireworks -- PierSide Grill hosts inaugural fireworks fund-raiser

August 27, 2015 PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach is presenting “Fling a Flounder for Fireworks” Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. more »»


Val’s and The Mermaid lounges host a collection for those affected by TS Erika

September 3, 2015 Many have been overheard locally calling Tropical Storm Erika a “dud” and “waste of our time,” both in person and on social media sites, uploading photos of a single lawn chair blown over with the... more »»

Tropical tribute -- Parrot Key hosts month-long anniversary celebration

September 3, 2015 Celebrating 13 years of proudly serving patrons of Southwest Florida, the owners and staff of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500?Main S. more »»

Walmart hiring approximately 300 associates for new Fort Myers Beach store

August 6, 2015 Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in Fort Myers Beach. A temporary hiring center has opened at 16120 San Carlos Blvd. more »»

Town reconfirms stance on fracking

August 5, 2015 The issue of fracking is such a sensitive issue on Fort Myers Beach that the town decided it needed to vote on it twice. more »»

Sailing school founder to be inducted into Hall

August 5, 2015 The National Sailing Hall of Fame recently announced that Offshore Sailing School founder Steve Colgate is among six sailors who make up its 2015 class of Hall of Fame inductees. more »»


Barbara T Ward

September 23, 2015 Barbara T. Ward of Fort Myers Florida went to be with her Lord on September 19, 2015. She was the only child of Catherine and Norfleet Tyer of Norfolk, Virginia who each preceded her in deat. more »»

Theresa M. Olney

September 21, 2015 Theresa M. Olney, 92 of Fort Myers, FL died on September 19, 2015. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery-Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome. more »»

Robert King

September 18, 2015 Robert King of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Pemaquid Point, Maine. passed away at his home in Maine on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  He was sixty-six years old. more »»

Lee Lester Luenser

September 18, 2015 Lee Lester Luenser, age 85, of Mt. Horeb, WI and formerly of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. more »»

Kenneth Frank Boehm

September 9, 2015 Kenneth Frank Boehm, 60, of Fort Myers Beach, FL died on September 7, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. more »»

Local Columns

Tip-toeing through the tune-ups and braking up is hard to do

October 7, 2015 In olden days, many people would call their favorite auto shop, or a whole bunch of auto shops and ask the price for a tune-up. more »»

Susan Timmons Macintire is Beach Library artist of the month

October 7, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m., in Children's area. Getting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Why calling around for estimates doesn’t work

September 30, 2015 The phone rings. “I’m going to bring my car in on Friday for brakes. What’s that going to cost?” Oh-oh. Two things need to happen before repair work begins. more »»

Beach Library seeks donated DVDs for collection

September 30, 2015 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. more »»

How to save money on car repairs

September 23, 2015 Car repair expense often catches us by surprise. We didn’t plan on it happening, so we didn’t set money aside for it and now it’s broken and money is tight. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Budget paves the way for a positive Lee County

October 7, 2015 I would like to congratulate the Lee County taxpayers and business owners for living in the best county in the State of Florida! When I was first elected in 2012, Lee County was faced with a $28... more »»

Cooperative effort needed to combat violent crime

October 7, 2015 The leading cause of death for young, black males in our country is murder and, in 95 percent of those instances, the killer is black. more »»

Performer outraged with need for liability insurance

October 7, 2015 To the editor: You know, when you mix "lawyers" with government, add seawater and stir, what you get is always higher fees and smothering regulations. In other words, MORE government. more »»

Delmar park not worth the wait

October 7, 2015 To the editor: We have patiently waited for over four years for a small park at the bay end of Delmar Avenue to view the bay and the boat traffi. more »»

Film Fest fundraiser

October 7, 2015 To the editor: Recently, there was a murder in a resort in paradise. 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 »»

Rally with a cause

July 9, 2015 Despite a deeply disappointing legislative session, local environmentalists have not given up their quest for improved water qualit. more »»

Bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Here, fishy fishy … Second annual SWFL Lionfish Derby June 26-28

June 17, 2015 Matanzas on the Bay of Fort Myers Beach is hosting FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby to promote control of the invasive lionfish species. more »»

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 »»

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