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Solving the water quality problem

July 14, 2016 From a visual perspective, the water clarity in Lee County has diminished greatly compared to last mont. more »»

Paddle boarder dies off Fort Myers Beach Pier

July 11, 2016 The body of a missing paddle boarder was recovered Saturday after multiple agencies helped with the search. Jerry Conti, 62, fell off his paddle board while on the water with his wife, Rene. more »»

Near $100,000 settlement: Stilwell, Town reach separation agreement

July 8, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach has ended a potentially litigious situation by reaching a separation agreement with former town manager Don Stilwell, an agreement that will pay him nearly $100,000. more »»

Beach icon, Bruce Cermak, will be missed

July 6, 2016 Long-time Fort Myers Beach resident, benefactor and businessman Bruce Cermak died Saturday, July 2. He was 62. more »»

Spirit of ‘45 to honor WWII veterans

July 6, 2016 As the years progress, it is getting harder and harder to bring World War II veterans together, as they have become too frail or pass away. On Sunday, Aug. more »»

Beach valuations increase by 8.23 percent

July 6, 2016 It looks like there may be some extra money in the Fort Myers beach town budget. The official valuation of the town increased 8.23 percent in 2016, up from the estimated 6. more »»

Area’s ‘best’ businesses come together

July 6, 2016 The Best of Fort Myers Beach luncheon, sponsored by the Fort myers Beach Observer and the Beach Bulletin, has become one of the most anticipated business events, celebrating those companies that go... more »»

Beach to have fireworks on July 4

June 29, 2016 When the town of Fort Myers Beach decided to stop funding the fireworks for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show, it came down to the town residents and businesses to keep the tradition of the... more »»

Beach parade seeking participants

June 29, 2016 Not only are there plenty of great seats available for the annual July 4 parade on Fort Myers Beach, there are also opportunities where you can actually be in the parade. more »»

Mulloy named Observer Humanitarian of the Year

June 29, 2016 If a child comes to Beach Elementary School in need of a pair of sneakers so he or she can take part in gym class, all they need to do is enter Renee’s Closet. She’ll usually have something for the. more »»

Water quality subject of summit

June 29, 2016 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Step up for sea turtles and keep the lights out

June 29, 2016 It’s that time of year to recognize and respect one of Florida’s most precious natural resources — the endangered sea turtle — as nesting season is well underway. more »»

Gators coming to beach at record numbers

June 29, 2016 It used to be that if one alligator made its way to Fort Myers Beach in a year, it was front-page news. more »»

FDOT to examine restore of FMB arches

June 29, 2016 Steven Ray McDonald remembered the old Fort Myers Beach arches as a child. He would see them and walk through them every day while fishing in the channel or swimming out on the beach. more »»

Residents can do part at mosquito control

June 29, 2016 The town can only do so much to control mosquitos by spraying pesticides all over the plac. more »»

Ten-year-old music sensation comes back to area for encore

June 29, 2016 A clapping ovation can be heard emanating from Ford’s Garage outdoor seating area during the June Fort Myers Music Walk, as “House of the Rising Sun” is being played across the street. more »»

E8 responding well to antibiotics, continues to improve

June 29, 2016 As of June 13, E8, the juvenile American bald eagle, began fighting an infection in the broken bone of the right le. more »»

Search suspended for missing family

June 27, 2016 The search for the remaining two members of a Sarasota family that went missing on Father's Day after they got caught in heavy seas off Englewood has been suspended. more »»

Coast Guard continues search for sailboat with father and 3 teenagers missing; debris field located

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard continues the search for a sailboat with a father and his three teenage children after finding a debris field Wednesda. more »»

One body recovered, search continues for missing family

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard recovered a body Wednesday and continues to search the waters off Sanibel for a family reported missing after they left Sarasota in a sailboat Sunday but failed to arrive in Fort... more »»



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