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Restaurants, vendors and volunteers being sought for annual Taste of the Beach

April 17, 2019 Fort Myers Beach restaurants, vendors and volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Taste of the Beach. Taste of the Beach will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Restaurants, vendors and volunteers being sought for annual Taste of the Beach

April 17, 2019 Fort Myers Beach restaurants, vendors and volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Taste of the Beach. Taste of the Beach will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Connecticut Street residents, council, nix sidewalks

April 17, 2019 For more than 10 years, there has been a plan to build a sidewalk from the Shell Mound to the Mound House on Connecticut Street and, for that long, residents have protested it, saying it would mean... more »»

Cletus Poser promoted to Beach Library director

April 17, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Library Board promoted Cletus Poser from the interim director to director of the Fort Myers Beach Library. more »»

Town to look into water quality testing group

April 17, 2019 A water quality advocacy group approached the town of Fort Myers Beach Tuesday, asking for help with their grass roots campaign for testing. more »»

After Hours to share information about Roar Offshore Powerboat Race

April 17, 2019 Join the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce tomorrow for their April 2019 Business After Hours, as well as the Roar Offshore Kick-Off, at Coste Island Cuisine. more »»

News from around the region

Lee County Utilities annual water-quality report available

April 19, 2019 Lee County Utilities’ customers received water that met or exceeded all federal and state requirements last year, according to a recent report that has been placed online at www.leewaterquality.com. more »»

Benches for bus stops; Community rallies

April 18, 2019 Organizations in Cape Coral are working to ensure school bus stop safety for children now and for years to come. more »»

Firefighter cancer presumption bill advances

April 18, 2019 With only three weeks left to go in the legislative session in Tallahassee, a proposed committee bill that gives firefighters and their families insurance and benefits if diagnosed with cancer was... more »»

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Annual water event is back at Seahawk Park

April 18, 2019 One of the Cape's most entertaining events is returning home to where it all began this weekend. The Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Week-long ‘The Big Calusa’ opens on Earth Day

April 18, 2019 In an effort to reconnect the community to the waterways, Calusa Waterkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy group, is kicking off the inaugural The Big Calusa, a recreational, educational and... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Final Sunset Beach BBQ and Acoustic Concert to be held April 4

March 27, 2019 The final Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free Acoustic Concert will take place Thursday, April 4, at Lovers Key State Park. “The April 4 show starts at 5:45 p.m. more »»

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

March 6, 2019 Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion’s Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Announces Spring Show Winners

February 20, 2019 On Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach Art Association crowned the winners of their spring juried show, “Under the Sun. more »»

Tickets available for Tony Sands performance

January 24, 2019 Tony Sands, who performs Frank Sinatra “Through the Years,” will be making a stop on Fort Myers Beach next month for a fundraiser at St. Rafael’s Episcopal Churc. more »»

Tickets on sale for School House Rock concert featuring Sheena Brook and Bridgette Tatum

January 16, 2019 A special Winter Concert Series, featuring Sheena Brook and Bridgette Tatum, will be held this month at Fish-Tale Marina as a fundraiser for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. more »»

Business

Restaurants, vendors and volunteers being sought for annual Taste of the Beach

April 17, 2019 Fort Myers Beach restaurants, vendors and volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Taste of the Beach. Taste of the Beach will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

After Hours to share information about Roar Offshore Powerboat Race

April 17, 2019 Join the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce tomorrow for their April 2019 Business After Hours, as well as the Roar Offshore Kick-Off, at Coste Island Cuisine. more »»

Wave of Vitality opens on the beach

April 10, 2019 A new nutrition club opened on Fort Myers Beach last month to provide residents and visitors alike with healthy alternatives for their weight loss journey. more »»

Science officer appointment gets support

April 10, 2019 With water quality at the forefront of the issues to which Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged remedy, actions this week continue to follow promises made along the campaign trail. more »»

Council nixes parasailing ordinance

April 3, 2019 A request to operate a parasailing operation off Fort Myers Beach died at its first public hearing Monday. more »»

Obituaries

Kathryne (Kappy) King

April 19, 2019 Kathryne (Kappy) King of Ft. Myers Beach, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 peacefully in her home at the age of 81. Beloved wife of John S. King. more »»

Hugh S Thimlar

March 26, 2019 Hugh S. Thimlar, 93, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away March 24, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.   www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Lois W Douglas

March 11, 2019 Lois W. Douglas, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away March 9, 2019.  Arrangements under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Howard Rigsby

February 5, 2019 Howard Rigsby, 88, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on January 28, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Billie Lou Lacy

February 1, 2019 On January 9th, 2019, Morton Salt lost its biggest customer. more »»

Local Columns

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

March 6, 2019 In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards. more »»

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

February 27, 2019 There’s a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State — we have more of it than nearly every other state. Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. more »»

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

January 30, 2019 The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens: We take pride in our... more »»

Happy Holidays Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!

December 19, 2018 By MATT LOVE We conclude “The Fire Marshal’s Twelve Days of Christmas” with… On the ninth day of Christmas the Fire Marshal gave to me, nine coloring pencils to develop a home safety plan for my... more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you

April 10, 2019 To the editor: The Anchorage Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas on the Bay co-sponsored the 12th Annual Cruiser’s Appreciation Day Saturday April . more »»

Tail wagging the dog

April 10, 2019 To the editor: An open letter to Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker: After the most recent meeting between “staff” and the residents of San Carlos Island, it has come to my attention that we have a... more »»

Guest Commentary: Your voice is needed to reduce future Lake Okeechobee discharges

April 3, 2019 We have an opportunity to reduce future harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries. Your comments are needed by April 22 to improve how the lake is managed. more »»

Follow the leader

April 3, 2019 To the editor: As I sat it traffic heading north on Estero Boulevard Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. my mind began to wande. more »»

Open Letter to Lee County Commissioners

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Changes to Map 14 and free-for-all lime rock mining does not at all serve the public interest since it will allow new mines to open regardless of real need and location. more »»

Editorials

Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Fort Myers Beach’s sister city Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

Citrus Canker settlement: It’s time to pay up

March 27, 2019 Lee County homeowners still waiting for fair compensation for backyard citrus trees chopped by the state nearly two decades ago won't have to wait much longer if a proposal in the Florida House... more »»

Sexual trafficking: ‘Hidden in plain sight’

March 6, 2019 The U.S. map on the Polaris website is chilling: colored spots marking the sex trade spread across the country with a proliferation of large blood-red blotches highlighting trafficking hotspots. more »»

Fake threat...real consequences: Yes, they mean it

February 13, 2019 Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Reeling for Autism fishing tournament registration open

March 27, 2019 Do you want to spend the day out on the water fishing while supporting a local nonprofit that serves families and children with autism spectrum disorder? Join Family Initative, Inc. more »»

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 »»

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