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Ad-hoc group to form for downtown district

October 9, 2014 The yet-to-be-developed “strategically important” property at the foot of Fort Myers Beach that has been in a holding pattern since Lee County purchased it 4-1/2 years ago is back on the radar for... more »»

 
 
 

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Ad-hoc group to form for downtown district

October 9, 2014 The yet-to-be-developed “strategically important” property at the foot of Fort Myers Beach that has been in a holding pattern since Lee County purchased it 4-1/2 years ago is back on the radar for... more »»

Ad-hoc group to form for downtown district

October 8, 2014 The yet-to-be-developed “strategically important” property at the foot of Fort Myers Beach that has been in a holding pattern since Lee County purchased it 4-1/2 years ago is back on the radar for... more »»

County managers, chairs meet in Lee for summit

October 8, 2014 It was a formal meeting with informal conversation about topics that concern county commissioners and managers throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

HISTORIC HARBOR: Visionary seeks “Old Seaport” with proposed plan

October 8, 2014 Nervous Nellie's Owner Rob DeGennaro has a proposed plan to create a historical presence along the bayfront by his establishment on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Town manager receives informal evaluation

October 8, 2014 Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Don Stilwell did not receive a letter grade by Council members during an evaluation of his job performance at a work session Monday afternoon. more »»

News from around the region

Water service to be interrupted for galvanized pipe replacement project

October 18, 2014 Water service will be interrupted for customers on Victoria Drive, Triton Court E. and Atlantic Court Monday, Oct. 20. The water will be off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and affects 209 customer. more »»

CCPD report: Deputy at fault in fatal crash

October 17, 2014 A Lee County deputy has been found at fault in a fatal crash involving a teen on a bicycle. more »»

City blames local media for flag controversy

October 17, 2014 The city of Cape Coral has issued a statement lambasting local media outlets for unfavorable comments received nationwide after it was reported a city code enforcement officer asked a hardware store... more »»

The Cape Coral Farmers’ Market opens Saturday

October 17, 2014 Seeds are being planted in South Florida as planning is being completed for the 21th year of the Cape Coral Farmers’ Market presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Cora. more »»

Early voting opens Monday

October 16, 2014 As we approach two weeks before the General Election on Nov. 4, early voting is set to begin on a variety of area races and referendums. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Walking the Walk - Fifth annual breast cancer benefit Saturday

October 16, 2014 For the fifth year, the folks of The Mermaid have done what they could to raise awareness of breast cancer and early detection, as well as helping a local organizatio. more »»

Surf Club changes hands in ownership

October 8, 2014 After a several-decade run, Surf Club owner and founder Bruce Cermak is passing the award-winning torch to new owners, who take over Friday. more »»

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest comes to FMB this weekend

October 2, 2014 After a very successful hop-along on Sanibel and Captiva islands last weekend, the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest rolls into town Friday to Sunday, Oct. more »»

Revving up to be a great Monday: Parrot Key Cruise-In Car Shows Return

October 2, 2014 Attention, all motor-heads, car-lovers and engine enthusiasts: Get ready to feast your eyes on what’s known as pure eye candy, as the staff of Parrot Key, 2500 Main S. more »»

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Surf Club changes hands in ownership

October 8, 2014 After a several-decade run, Surf Club owner and founder Bruce Cermak is passing the award-winning torch to new owners, who take over Friday. more »»

Revving up to be a great Monday: Parrot Key Cruise-In Car Shows Return

October 2, 2014 Attention, all motor-heads, car-lovers and engine enthusiasts: Get ready to feast your eyes on what’s known as pure eye candy, as the staff of Parrot Key, 2500 Main S. more »»

The SandBar hosts family benefit Saturday

September 18, 2014 Raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis while raising funds for a local employee’s family in need, the SandBar and Grill, 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Mobile Relief - Local mammogram bus offers services on Fort Myers Beach for those with or without insurance

August 27, 2014 It’s imperative women from the ages of 40 and up get a mammogram every one to two years, or earlier if breast cancer has been detected within their families. more »»

It's a Cell Phone Stockpile! Labor Day cell phone collection extravaganza at the Mermaid Lounge

August 27, 2014 After kicking off a campaign eight weeks ago to collect old, outdated cell phones for the national Cell Phones for Soldiers charity, The Mermaid Lounge and Valerie’s Lounge bartender Maria Mapstone... more »»

Obituaries

Daniel "DC3" Raymond Curran III

October 20, 2014 Daniel "DC3" Raymond Curran III native of Fort Myers Beach, born August 8, 1984 to Daniel and Oldemira "Ollie" Curran of Fort Myers Beach. Passed to live with Jesus October 13, 2014. more »»

Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre, Jr.

September 25, 2014 Raymond “CJ” Clayton Hayre Jr., 24, of Cape Coral and a lifetime resident of Lee County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Fort Myer. more »»

Memorial service for Michael DeCarlo arranged for Monday morning; charter bus offered

September 25, 2014 The island lost a true earth-bound angel a few weeks ago. Michael DeCarlo, 59, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sept. 1. more »»

Carolann Capuano

August 27, 2014 Carolann Capuano was born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Hershey, Pa. to her parents Mark and Cynthia (Smith) Capuano. She passed away on August 7, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fla. more »»

Jeremy “Jerry” Blok

August 27, 2014 Jeremy “Jerry” Blok died Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Poland and came to the United States in 1951. He retired from the U.S. more »»

Local Columns

Snake oil engine treatments

October 8, 2014 Let’s say your car developed a little “hiccup” the other day. You see a product advertised that says it can cure that, and more, by simply pouring it into your gas tank. Come on, admit i. more »»

W. Jeffrey Mudgett is Beach Library Artist of the Month

October 8, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct, 8 at 10:30 a.m. Getting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. Dog Day on Thursday, 3 to 4:15 p.m. more »»

Cafe to reopen on Monday at Beach Library

October 1, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Cafe' reopens, Monday, Oct. 6 e-mail & Internet for Beginners, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. more »»

Environmental issues discussed at Beach Library

September 24, 2014 The Week's Events Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Children's area. Conserving Nature--the issues, Thursday, Sept. 25, 1:30 p. more »»

Fuel pumps: Rolling the dice

September 17, 2014 So here he was, driving over a high bridge in the Florida Keys, admiring the view of the turquoise water below, when his engine died. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Help is available for domestic violence

October 8, 2014 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Mont. more »»

Climate change starts in the supermarket

October 8, 2014 To the editor: Recently, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change. more »»

Fooled by freedom, God and the Constitution

October 8, 2014 To the editor: Is being cynical reasonable or is trusting politicians to have as their primary objective the interests of the masses a palm smack to the forehead? Growing the economy is the most... more »»

Beach Fire candidate contribution called a conflict

October 8, 2014 To the editor: My husband and I fled Czechoslovakia to escape the horrors of communism and the cronyism of its leaders. more »»

Level the playing field

October 8, 2014 To the editor: Town staff is back at it again, trying to "level the playing field. more »»

Editorials

Smart school testing decision on opt-out proposal

September 10, 2014 Less than one week after voting to "opt out" of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

Get out and vote early

August 20, 2014 Eight days of early voting for the Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 11 elections offices throughout Lee County. more »»

Schools are in session: Driver be aware

August 20, 2014 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County. An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, have returned to the classroom as the new school year gets under wa. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fillet & Release: Annual fishing tournament for Hope Hospice Saturday

September 18, 2014 The 10th annual Fillet and Release fishing tournament, raising funds for Hope Hospice, will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, with Matanzas Resort home base, at 414 Crescent St. more »»

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 »»

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