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Dangers of bacteria in local waters exaggerated

August 13, 2014 REQUEST FOR QUOTE OUT WITH #3 PIC FOR FRONT “It's disappointing that media hype about a naturally occurring bacteria that hasn't changed in our environment is causing people to vacation elsewhere. more »»

 
 
 

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Dangers of bacteria in local waters exaggerated

August 13, 2014 REQUEST FOR QUOTE OUT WITH #3 PIC FOR FRONT “It's disappointing that media hype about a naturally occurring bacteria that hasn't changed in our environment is causing people to vacation elsewhere. more »»

Wal-Mart close to finalizing permits

August 13, 2014 One of the largest retail stores in the world is inching closer to moving into the abandoned Summerlin Square property off of San Carlos Blvd. more »»

TEN YEARS GONE: Hurricane Charley recalled on anniversary date

August 13, 2014 Ten years ago today, one of the most catastrophic storm events to hit Southwest Florida impacted Fort Myers Beach and those who lived or worked on it. On Aug. more »»

Spirit of '45 events pay tribute to WWII veterans

August 13, 2014 During two celebrations Sunday, World War II veterans and their families were honored in an annual day of nationally recognized remembrance to remind America of “the values and accomplishments of... more »»

Grouper Grapple benefit to cast lines Saturday

August 13, 2014 The second annual Grouper Grapple will again involve local businesses and military fundraising efforts this Saturday, Aug. 16. more »»

News from around the region

Utilities customers near Del Prado may experience discolored water due to line break

August 18, 2014 City water customers located in the vicinity of Del Prado Boulevard south of Viscaya Parkway may experience some discoloration in the water supply due to a 12-inch transmission main break that... more »»

Unlicensed contractors sting nets 14 arrests

August 15, 2014 An operation targeting unlicensed contracting work resulted in more than a dozen arrests Friday. more »»

LCSO traffic enforcement update for Monday

August 15, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, August 18: — Orange Grove Blvd. more »»

The Westin Cape Coral: World-class resort in the heart of the city

August 14, 2014 Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd., recently was recognized by Starwood Preferred Guest, a program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, In. more »»

Fresh and fancy take-out options abound in the Cape

August 14, 2014 Hard-working foodies who may be too tired for a dine-in meal during their busy work week can still enjoy the fare of many of Cape Coral’s fantastic eateries, delis and specialty markets. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The Craic - Dynamite traveling Medieval group to perform at upcoming FMB Pirate Festival

August 14, 2014 Legendary Medieval music-performing group The Craic has just been announced as a major performing artist during the upcoming ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, sweeping the shores of the... more »»

Dual-benefit seeks sponsorships for banners and Tees

August 6, 2014 As the benefits near, volunteers from all over have been doing their part to make sure the Rockin’ Robin and Rockin’ for Robin fund-raisers are the best possible. more »»

Yazgars Farm - Groovy local rock band travels to NY to perform at legendary 45th Woodstock music festival

August 6, 2014 Yazgars Farm, the local rock band bringing Woodstock to the Southwest Florida area for 25 years, is now taking it all to back Woodstock for the 45th celebration of the festival of peace and love Au. more »»

A Party for Marty - All are welcome to join the 100th birthday celebration of lifetime Kiwanian and Shriner Marty Rowe

July 30, 2014 Local resident Marty Rowe has been a volunteer and community philanthropist all of his life. more »»

Rockin' for Robin - Dual-benefit held in Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach for well-loved local

July 30, 2014 Always doing her part to help the local community, now the community is stepping up to help her. Robin Curley has been a part of the Southwest Florida circuit for nearly a decade. more »»

Business

Cell Phones for Soldiers - Island lounges hosting cell phone drive for local and national military charities

July 10, 2014 What all started as some simple summer cleaning over the weekend turned into a month-long drive and collection for both local and national foundations that help our U.. more »»

Newest Pollo Tropical restaurant opens in South Fort Myers with Beach Party Friday, July 11

July 1, 2014 The sixth Southwest Florida location for Pollo Tropical will be the center of focus on Friday, July 11 – when the community celebrates with an all-day Beach Party at 12611 South Cleveland Avenue. more »»

'Best of the Beach' winners feted at luncheon

June 24, 2014 Scores of Fort Myers Beach businesses were honored Tuesday at the Lani Kai Island resort as part of the Best of the Beach contest sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Observer and Beach Bulletin. more »»

Jet-Setting: Local duo turns traveling and entertaining into a true entrepreneurial endeavor

May 12, 2014 Naming Fort Myers Beach their first home on U.S. soil since marrying in 2004, U.K.-born Ursula and Richard Cooper are quite the coupl. more »»

Cirque du Cabana's: Grand re-opening celebration at Cabana’s Beach Bar Saturday eve

April 3, 2014 The past year has certainly been a busy one for the team at Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grille on Fort Myers Beach, a part of the luxurious DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, 2000 Estero Blv. more »»

Obituaries

Henry A. Shirley

August 14, 2014 Army veteran, avid fisherman, loving husband Henry Albert Shirley, 72, a lifelong Lee County resident, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Fort Myers. more »»

Louis A. Meyer, Jr.

August 14, 2014 Beloved husband, father, brother, author Noted young adult author, Louis A. Meyer, Jr. more »»

Estel T. Peterson

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Estel T. Peterson, 95, of Fort Myers, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at North Collier Hospital. A former blueberry farmer in Grand Haven, Mich. more »»

Hazel Evelyn Anlauf

August 14, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother Hazel Evelyn Anlauf, 90, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. more »»

Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje

July 2, 2014 Alice Louise Shepard Plaatje, 70, died Saturday, May 10th in Miami, Florida of a brain aneurysm. more »»

Local Columns

Chester Rogers is Beach Library Artist of the Month

August 13, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug, 13, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Afternoon Movie, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Having Fun with Shell Crafts, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30 p.. more »»

Beach Library has gift paks for sale

August 6, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. Q & A on Crime Prevention, Friday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. Basic Computers, Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Register to vote Monday at Beach Library

July 30, 2014 This Week's Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place Summer Reading Program, Friday, Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-register. Register to Vote, Monday, Au. more »»

What are the chances

July 30, 2014 Sometimes people want to know the odds of something happening, like winning the lottery. more »»

Avoiding hurricane car damage

July 23, 2014 If you will be here this summer with your car, you might want to know what you can do to protect the car in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Beautiful FMB...

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach, known for it's beautiful beaches and soft sugar-sand, but..... more »»

TV show looks for children during shooting

August 13, 2014 To the editor: The “Kids Can Cook” television show is on location on Fort Myers Beach at the The Beacon Beachfront Bed & Breakfast with a celebration of our Labor Day segment that highlights a... more »»

Vote Stout

August 13, 2014 To the editor: As a former Lee County School Board Member, I have been disturbed and, at times, outraged by the rapid decline in student achievement and poor decision making over the last four... more »»

Manatee review should consider all the facts

August 7, 2014 In response to a lawsuit by the Pacific Legal Foundation, the U.S. more »»

Budget process began with policy decisions

August 6, 2014 As the county finalizes its budget for next year, I want to update Lee County taxpayers on things we did differently from years past that should improve public dialogue about services and spending,... more »»

Editorials

Lightning detection for Beach needs exploration

July 30, 2014 The 15th U.S. lightning death of 2014 was recorded here in Lee County Tuesday. Scott Wilcox, 41, was fatally injured. more »»

Be prepared for stormy weather

June 11, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc an... more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

June 3, 2014 On Memorial Day, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women that the holiday intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

Give the gift of life

May 7, 2014 The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of "season" in Southwest Florida. more »»

Key primary

April 16, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahead. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Annual Summerset regatta seeks sponsorships

August 14, 2014 The 49th annual Summerset Regatta is setting sail Saturday and Sunday, Oct. more »»

Suncoast Gun Show hits SWFL this weekend

February 8, 2013 The Suncoast Gun Show is returning to Southwest Florida this weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. This is one of Florida's largest gun shows. more »»

47th annual Summerset Regatta sails Saturday

October 4, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Mediterranean... more »»

CMCS gears up for 47th annual Summerset Regatta Oct. 5-7

September 27, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Meditarrean... more »»

Golfers invited to the ninth annual Shell Point Open Nov. 9

September 20, 2012 Fort Myers, Fl (Sept. 20, 2012) --- Golfers are invited to participate in the 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

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