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Lani Kai to hold fundraiser for FMB Fireworks Fund

December 12, 2018 The Lani Kai Island Resort is holding a fundraiser for the New Year's Eve Fort Myers Beach Fireworks Fund this weekend. more »»

 
 
 

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Lani Kai to hold fundraiser for FMB Fireworks Fund

December 12, 2018 The Lani Kai Island Resort is holding a fundraiser for the New Year's Eve Fort Myers Beach Fireworks Fund this weekend. more »»

FMB, Bonita oppose 60-foot Big Carlos Bridge replacement

December 12, 2018 Both Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs went on record last week in opposition to the 60-foot bridge that Lee County wants to build between them. more »»

Putt & Pub Crawl registration underway

December 12, 2018 The popular Putt & Pub Crawl event will be held again next year thanks to the Woman's Club taking over the reins. more »»

Council to increase Times Square rental rates

December 12, 2018 Times Square businesses continue to adjust as the Fort Myers Beach Town Council reviews their agreements with the merchant’s association. more »»

Registration open for Reel Florida Fishing Camp Winter Session

December 12, 2018 For the first time, Reel Florida Fishing Camp, Inc. more »»

News from around the region

Council overturns hearing examiner's decision, OKs variance

December 12, 2018 The Cape Coral City Council closed out 2018 with one of its quickest meetings of the year, lasting a little more than an hour. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t get anything done. more »»

Hounds for Heroes

December 12, 2018 Saturday, Jan. 5, is a day that will literally go to the dogs. That is when the second annual Hounds for Heroes event will take place at Island Coast High School from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Chiquita Lock removal discussed at local meeting

December 12, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its general membership meeting last Tuesday night. more »»

Three finalists chosen for Teacher of the Year

December 12, 2018 Two out of the three 2018 Teacher of the Year finalists are from Cape Coral schools, proving they are among the top professionals in their field. more »»

Sounds of the Season returns to North Fort Myers High

December 12, 2018 For the past several years, the North Fort Myers High School band has put on a holiday event that has served as its biggest fundraiser and as a way to really get the community into the Christmas... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The Art Divine reception at Fort Myers Beach Art Association

December 4, 2018 The Art Divine, “Nothing over $150”, show and sale opens in both studios of Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery on Dec. 8. Mark your calendars for the reception on Dec. 12 from 5:30-7 p.. more »»

EIHS hosts Holiday Open House

December 4, 2018 Join members of the Estero Island Historic Society on Saturday, Dec. 8, to mingle and celebrate the holiday season at the annual Holiday Open House. more »»

Gifts for kids fundraiser: Santa Rocks the Lani Kai

December 4, 2018 With the holidays nearing, the Beach is continuing a tradition of providing Christmas presents to island children who otherwise might not receive any. more »»

Sculptors return to take over sand

November 14, 2018 A world famous art competition will return to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for its 32nd year. The medium? San. more »»

Knights of Columbus host first dinner dance of season

November 14, 2018 Have you ever wanted to learn the foxtrot, or dance the jitterbug? Do you have moves you're itching to strut on a dancefloor? The Knights of Columbus of Ascension Parish will host the Turkey Trot... more »»

Business

Liki Tiki brings BBQ to the beach

December 12, 2018 The beach’s only barbecue restaurant is already generating a buzz. “It’s been crazy. Yesterday was our eighth day, so I did a little analysis. more »»

New fitness studio teaches corrective exercise

December 12, 2018 Janna Clark wants you to breathe. In a chiropractic exam-room-turned-studio, she is trying to undo years of incorrect form, trauma from injuries, and chronic pain caused by poor posture. more »»

Town OK's Lighthouse Island after debate

November 29, 2018 Despite numerous issues that individual members of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council had with the Lighthouse Island Resort, it still approved a measure Monday by a 4-1 vote to amend the zoning of th... more »»

Mermaid will stay open into 2019

November 29, 2018 In a surprise twist last week, the Mermaid will not be shutting its doors just yet. more »»

Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry to make two more stops on beach

November 21, 2018 The Harry Chapin Mobile Pantry will make two more stops on Fort Myers Beach to help those still getting their feet under them following the water crisis that began impacting the area earlier this... more »»

Obituaries

Thomas S Sellers

November 27, 2018 Thomas S. Sellers, 78, of Fort Myers Beach died November 22, Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Nancy L Guthrie

November 14, 2018 Nancy L. Guthrie, 80, of Fort Myers Beach passed away 11/12/2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements. more »»

Dr Walter Andrew Welsh Sr

October 30, 2018 Dr. Walter Andrew Welsh, Sr., 74, of Macon passed away Sunday, October 28, 201. more »»

Dorothy Hiett Evans

October 25, 2018 Dorothy Hiett Evans, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Ivan Reinhardt

October 19, 2018 Ivan Reinhardt, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on October 15, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers, Ft. Myers, FL. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

November’s Shoreline Spotlight: The beach is back

November 14, 2018 Now the beach has the appearance of a return to normality. The dolphins are back to frolicking, and large flocks of migrating sea and shore birds are coating the sand bar. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

At the Library:

October 10, 2018 The week’s events - Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m., in Children’s area - Windows 10, Wed., 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. - Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Pet Pals: Island pets seeking forever homes

October 10, 2018 Find A Home Give A Home is an all volunteer not for profit cat and dog rescue organization on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Benefits of Music Education

December 12, 2018 To the editor: Music; it is everywhere. Since the beginning of our days in the womb, we have heard the steady beat of our mother’s heart. more »»

Politics gone mad

December 12, 2018 To the editor: A little more then two years ago, Donald Trump ran for the Presidency and against enormous odds won and became the 45th. President of the United States. more »»

Guest opinion: Third tram will enhance Beach visitors’ experience

December 4, 2018 You may recall that last year, the Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to start a pilot program on the Beach using open-air trams to transport folks at no charge up and down Estero Boulevard. more »»

A legacy of destruction

December 4, 2018 To the editor: After eight years of sponsoring legislation designed to undermine water resource regulations, Rep. more »»

Dolphin deaths is heartbreaking

December 4, 2018 To the editor: I swam with the dolphins several years ago and it was a wonderful experience. more »»

Editorials

Our ailing system

November 29, 2018 We are strong free market proponents. Competition between and among private businesses is the bedrock of a sound demand-and-supply economy. We endorse that predicate. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 For some of us, the whole “pumpkin spice” thing is as old as childhood. more »»

Optimism at the polls

November 14, 2018 Southwest Floridians are notably frugal when it comes to taxes. That’s not a bad thing. more »»

Battle won, fight goes on

November 6, 2018 Southwest Floridians horrified by this summer’s unprecedented environmental disaster received some good news on the water quality front recentl. more »»

Give - but give wisely in the wake of Hurricane Michael

October 24, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach community, as it is always does, pulled together this past weekend for a three-day Hurricane Michael Supply Drive. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration open for Reel Florida Fishing Camp Winter Session

December 12, 2018 For the first time, Reel Florida Fishing Camp, Inc. more »»

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

October 17, 2018 The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

SW Florida Sailboat Racing Clinic to be held at Pink Shell

October 10, 2018 Offshore Sailing School will kick off its 55th anniversary with a special clinic at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina this December. more »»

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

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