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May 22, 2019 Spots remain open for the Swing into Summer golf tournament to be held at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, June 7. more »»

 
 
 

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Registration is still open for Chamber golf tournament

May 22, 2019 Spots remain open for the Swing into Summer golf tournament to be held at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, June 7. more »»

The Mound House makes it onto the the National Registry of Historic Places

May 22, 2019 The National Park Service has just listed the Mound House in the National Registry of Historic Places. more »»

First samples collected in water project

May 22, 2019 The first water samples were collected Saturday for the “What’s in the Water” project, which will study any non-point source pollution coming from Fort Myers Beach and going into the Gulf of Mexico... more »»

Speed boat race returning to Fort Myers Beach

May 22, 2019 A speed boat race known as the Roar Offshore Race is returning to Fort Myers Beach in October. It is poised to be an annual event according to town officials. more »»

Mooring field expansion draws comment

May 22, 2019 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers.com The Fort Myers Beach Town Council discussed an update on the expansion of the mooring field Monday with some public comment, mostly against expansion. more »»

News from around the region

Correction: Memorial Day remembrance at Eco Park in Cape Coral is set for Sunday, not Monday

May 24, 2019 A Memorial Day remembrance will be held at Eco Park 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, hosted by Pfc. Michelle Sisco Rosenberger at the Iraq Monument on 2061 SE 24th St. in Cape Coral. more »»

City fertilizer restrictions begin June 1

May 24, 2019   The city of Cape Coral’s fertilizer ordinance regulates the application of fertilizer. Beginning June 1, the use of fertilizers is restricted in the city. more »»

Fertilizer restrictions begin June 1

May 24, 2019 The City of Cape Coral’s fertilizer ordinance regulates the application of fertilizer. Beginning June 1, the use of fertilizers is restricted in the city. more »»

Wildfire in Yucca Pens

May 24, 2019 Cape Coral Police and the Cape Coral Fire Department are currently on scene of a wildfire in the Yucca Pens. The 1100 block of Durden Pkwy is closed and traffic is being turned awa. more »»

CCPD's Pankey named Officer of the Month

May 24, 2019 Cape Coral Police Officer Keith Pankey is being recognized as the Officer of the Month for May 2019. According to a report from the CCPD, on May 10, 2019, at 11:18 a.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival begins today

April 24, 2019 A popular event broadened its audience for the 13th annual festival to include Germany, Italy, Canada, Serbia, China, Australia and Ireland, which transformed its name to the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Eight weeks of summer camp to be offered at Mound House

April 24, 2019 Registration is open for the Mound House’s second year of summer camps with Super Science Florida, geared towards 6-to-12 year olds. more »»

Final Sunset Beach BBQ and Acoustic Concert to be held April 4

March 27, 2019 The final Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free Acoustic Concert will take place Thursday, April 4, at Lovers Key State Park. “The April 4 show starts at 5:45 p.m. more »»

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

March 6, 2019 Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion’s Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration. more »»

Business

Key West Cove opens at Lani Kai

May 15, 2019 A new venue recently opened at the Lani Kai offering an open-aired lounge near the hotel’s headed pool, complete with a full bar, raised platform with vibrant red couches and bistro styled tables an... more »»

Taste of the Beach awards

May 8, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted its 24th Annual Taste of the Beach on Sunday, attracting crowds and producing winners. more »»

‘Game of Thrones’ themed pirate ship cruise

May 8, 2019 The Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship has set a course for “Game of Thrones” fans — a Finale Cruise is set for the day before the popular television series comes to a close. more »»

Taste of the Beach set for Sunday

May 1, 2019 Around 20 restaurants will partake in the 24th annual Taste of the Beach this Sunday showcasing some of the Beach restaurants and their best cuisines. Gates open at 11 a.m. more »»

Restaurants, vendors and volunteers being sought for annual Taste of the Beach

April 17, 2019 Fort Myers Beach restaurants, vendors and volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Taste of the Beach. Taste of the Beach will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Paul Oliver

May 13, 2019 Paul Oliver, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Mary Urban

May 13, 2019 Mary Urban, 74, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 6, 2019. more »»

John Edward Grey Sr

May 7, 2019 John E. Grey, 74, long time Fort Myers resident passed away Sunday May 5th. John was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1966. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

Happy Holidays Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!

December 19, 2018 By MATT LOVE We conclude “The Fire Marshal’s Twelve Days of Christmas” with… On the ninth day of Christmas the Fire Marshal gave to me, nine coloring pencils to develop a home safety plan for my... more »»

The Fire Marshal’s 12 Days of Christmas Safety

December 12, 2018 Santa has arrived at Macy’s in New York City, signaling the official start of the holiday season. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: SCCF salutes HB 711 veto, calls for action on one more bill

May 22, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation commends the decision taken by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto House Bill 771 on May 10. more »»

Guest Commentary: Season’s end: Status update on water quality initiatives

May 22, 2019 As the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. more »»

Many thanks

May 22, 2019 To the editor: I want to thank our Beach community for the FMB Community Foundation Scholarship Award. Thank you for the scholarship. more »»

How much is a life worth?

May 22, 2019 To the editor: I saw on News4 that Project Lifesaver is being discontinued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office because it is too expensive. I have to disagree with eliminating this program. more »»

U.S. should support the universal right to protection

May 22, 2019 To the editor: The stories coming from the southern border of children being ripped apart from the parents as they seek safety and stability are a tragedy for the U.S. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

Citrus Canker settlement: It’s time to pay up

March 27, 2019 Lee County homeowners still waiting for fair compensation for backyard citrus trees chopped by the state nearly two decades ago won't have to wait much longer if a proposal in the Florida House... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration is still open for Chamber golf tournament

May 22, 2019 Spots remain open for the Swing into Summer golf tournament to be held at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, June 7. more »»

Speed boat race returning to Fort Myers Beach

May 22, 2019 A speed boat race known as the Roar Offshore Race is returning to Fort Myers Beach in October. It is poised to be an annual event according to town officials. more »»

Swing Into Summer Golf Tournament registration underway

May 8, 2019 An annual Fort Myers Beach tournament is making a comeback, now in its third year, for all those golf enthusiast. more »»

Registration open for annual Turtle Trot 5K

May 1, 2019 Register now for the 14th annual Turtle Trot 5K to help raise funds for the Friends of Lovers Key while enjoying the route’s beautiful scenery showcasing some of the area’s great wildlife. more »»

Registration open for Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament

May 1, 2019 The Lee Building Industry Association’s annual inshore benefit event is returning to the island. more »»

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