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Fort Myers Beach Chamber hosts candidate meet and greet

October 26, 2016 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce invited local candidates to chat with their potential constituents last week. Held Oct. more »»


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Fort Myers Beach Chamber hosts candidate meet and greet

October 26, 2016 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce invited local candidates to chat with their potential constituents last week. Held Oct. more »»

Estero Island Garden Club cleans up welcome sign

October 26, 2016 The welcome sign at the south end of Estero Island got a makeover last week. The Estero Island Garden Club spruced up the Town of Fort Myers Beach sign early Wednesday morning, Oc. more »»

New flight patterns delayed until June 2017

October 26, 2016 On Monday, October 3, 2016 representatives of the Town of Fort Myers Beach met with Dennis Roberts, Regional Administrator FAA Southern Region. more »»

'Aggressive panhandling' raises concerns on Fort Myers Beach

October 26, 2016 Times Square is a hub of activity for the island. more »»

Community Corner 10.26.2016

October 26, 2016 Meetings & Events • Thursday, Oct. 27: Healthy Happy Hour, 7 p.m., Hammerhead Beach Gym. • Saturday, Oct. 29: Monofilament Madness cleanup, 8 1 p.m. Mound House. No kayaks provided. more »»

News from around the region

City Council approves capital expenditures, grant applications

October 25, 2016 City Council approved the budgeted purchase of $17. more »»

Helping in the fight

October 25, 2016 AA fundraiser on Friday will raise money and awareness to assist those fighting breast cancer. The 2nd Annual Having a Blast … Let's Make It Last will take place from 4-8 p.. more »»

Economic crimes focus of CCPD town hall workshop

October 25, 2016 Cape Coral residents can learn about economic crimes tonight at a community event. The Cape Coral Police Department and Police Chief Dave Newlan will host a town hall workshop today from 6:30-8 p.. more »»

Island Coast High stands up to bullying

October 25, 2016 If there was one thing that Richard Hagy couldn’t stand it was a bully, and until the very end of his life he was the one who stood up for those who felt they couldn’t stand up for themselves. On S. more »»

Man sentenced to 10 years after striking, killing bicyclist

October 25, 2016 A Cape Coral was recently sentenced to prison for killing a bicyclist in a 2015 hit-and-run crash. Timothy Wayne Turner, 49, of 2203 N.E. 15th Terrace, was adjudicated guilty Oc. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

An island of scares and screams -- Halloween on FMB

October 27, 2016 With Halloween just around the corner, hopefully you have your costume all set and ready to go, and are planning to have a very eeriely good time on Fort Myers Beach Friday, through the weekend, on... more »»

Bidding for the Kitties -- Quarter auction for Cat Tails benefit Thursday

October 20, 2016 Organized to help rehome domesticated homeless kittens and cats of the island, Cat Tails is hosting a very special Quarter Auction benefit Thursday, Oct. more »»

Eerie fun -- Bay Oaks’ 27th annual Friday Night Friday

October 20, 2016 The Town of Fort Myers Beach Parks and Rec Dept. is proud to host its annual Family Fright Night Friday, Oct. 21, at Bay Oaks Rec Center, 2731 Oak St. with doors opening at 6 p.. more »»

Return of the nerds -- Geek Skwad’s reunion show

October 20, 2016 They were a wild bunch of dudes rockin’ killer equipment, insane ensembles and mind-blowing covers on stages all over the county, and they’re coming back for a one-night-only performance downtown:... more »»

Pirates invade FMB! This weekend to feature plundering pirates and swill-drinking skalawags

October 6, 2016 Attention, all ye land-lubbers: Ye best shiver yer timbers and set sail farrrr ye Tortugas if ye not be lookin’ farrr some hearty fun this weekend wit me mateys, as the 11th annual Fort Myers Beach... more »»


Pet Snaps -- Salty Dog hosts pet photos benefit Saturday

October 27, 2016 The Salty Dog Gallery and Gifts, 1901 Estero Blvd., is a fun local shop that offers unique, one-of-a-kind, creative, artistic treasures for the home and office. more »»

Let's be frank

October 12, 2016 John Stiuso knows his hot dogs. The New Jersey native used to work in New York before moving to the Iona area, so he's had a lifetime of experience in two of the hot dog capitals in the U.S. more »»

Hot-Roddin' and Rollin' -- Chromed-out Parrot Key Cruise-Ins return Monday

September 29, 2016 Get ready to take in a managery of classically chromed-out coupes, radiantly revved-up hot rods and sexy, stunningly sophisticated supercars, as the folks of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500 Main St. more »»

Fish Tale Sales & Services earns recognition from Grady-White Boats

September 21, 2016 Fish Tale Sales & Services earned a golden anchor from an international company. Grady-White Boats named Sales & Service its the top-ranked dealer in the world for customer satisfaction on Sept. more »»

B&B Automotive rolls into former DeHayes shop

September 21, 2016 Live, breathe, and eat vehicles: that's the life of B&B Automotive owners, Ben Beckmann and Patrick Breen. more »»


George Martin Sullivan

October 25, 2016 George Martin Sullivan, 78 of Ft. Myers passed away on October 23, 2016. Cremation entrusted to HARVEY-ENGELHARDT FUNERAL HOME. Visit to leave a condolence. more »»

Rita Mae Dice

October 20, 2016 Rita Mae Dice, 76, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Louise Paquet

October 18, 2016 Louise Paquet, 104, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on October 16, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Donald A Harris

October 18, 2016 Donald A. Harris, 88, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Martha E Miller

October 4, 2016 Martha E. Miller, 91, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on October 1, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest opinion: Vote ‘Yes’ on Amendment 1 — for the sun

October 28, 2016 We respectfully disagree with the Breeze Newspapers editorial that says Amendment 1 is misleading. Amendment 1 is clear and straightforward. more »»

Guest opinion: A slick oily fraud - Amendment 1 IS funded by Big Utilities: Vote ‘No’

October 28, 2016 “Let the scum shine,” as Carl Hiassen penned in a recent column about Amendment 1. The money trail on Amendment 1 tells it all. more »»

Parking problems

October 26, 2016 Parking problems To the Editor: We boarded up our home, made hotel reservations and evacuated Palm Beach Gardens due to Hurricane Matthews. more »»

Vote Fleming for Seat 2

October 26, 2016 Vote Fleming for Seat 2 To the Editor: I write this letter to endorse Ron Fleming for the Fort Myers Beach fire commission. more »»

Fleming has fire experience

October 26, 2016 Fleming has fire experience To the Editor: Fire Commissioners primary duties are the supervision of fire services provided and management of business policies, such as budgets and personnel. more »»


General Election recommendations

October 21, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins Monday. more »»

Vote YES for 20/20

October 14, 2016 The first wave of mail ballots are out and there is an urgent local issue all voters will want to take note of as they choose among candidates and ballot initiative. more »»

Constitutional amendment recommendations

October 14, 2016 For voters in Florida, there’s a lot more on the Nov. 8 ballot than a plethora of races from the presidential on down. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

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 »»

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