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Beach kids earn $26,000 for college

June 19, 2019 The Beach Kids Foundation gave a record-breaking $26,000 worth of scholarship money to 26 “beach kids” at an award ceremony held Monday at the Lani Kai’s Island View Restaurant. more »»

 
 
 

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Beach kids earn $26,000 for college

June 19, 2019 The Beach Kids Foundation gave a record-breaking $26,000 worth of scholarship money to 26 “beach kids” at an award ceremony held Monday at the Lani Kai’s Island View Restaurant. more »»

Advocating recovery: Symposium stresses support

June 19, 2019 By JORDAN HESTER news@breezenewspapers. more »»

2019 graduating class earns more than $64 million

June 19, 2019 The 2019 graduating class of the Lee County School District earned more than $64 million in scholarships, $10 million more than the class of 2018. “We are proud of this clas. more »»

Parrot Key and Children’s Advocacy Center Partner to fight child abuse

June 19, 2019 Parrot Key Caribbean Grill at Salty Sam’s Marina raised $1,837 for the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL. more »»

Summertime fun at the Mound House

June 19, 2019 The Mound House and Newton Beach Park is offering programs and tours for visitors of all ages for the summer season. They are also accepting registration for summer camp at www.supersciencefl.com. more »»

News from around the region

City hires designer for neighborhood parks

June 18, 2019 The city of  Cape Coral will spend $3 million to design seven new neighborhood parks and provide for  improvements in another 10, kicking off the first phase of its $60 million Parks Master Plan. more »»

State Attorney's Office files charges in hit-and-run

June 18, 2019 The State Attorney's Office has filed charges against the man police say was driving the pickup truck that struck and killed an 8-year-old child waiting for her school bus in March. more »»

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar to host first-ever LGBTQ celebration on Fort Myers Beach

June 18, 2019 Nauti Parrot Dock Bar will hold its inaugural Pride celebration this Saturday, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. This will be the first time that a Pride event has been held on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Cape City Council reconsiders SUN Trail plan

June 18, 2019 The Cape Coral City Council’s concerns regarding a state-funded trail that will cut through a residential area on Kismet Parkway were addressed at Monday’s  workshop meeting at City Hall. more »»

Local amateur radio operators to hold annual National Field Day

June 18, 2019 The area’s amateur radio operators will again demonstrate their “Skill, Service, and Discovery in Radio Communications” in a field day event set for this weekend. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival begins today

April 24, 2019 A popular event broadened its audience for the 13th annual festival to include Germany, Italy, Canada, Serbia, China, Australia and Ireland, which transformed its name to the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Eight weeks of summer camp to be offered at Mound House

April 24, 2019 Registration is open for the Mound House’s second year of summer camps with Super Science Florida, geared towards 6-to-12 year olds. more »»

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 »»

Business

Parrot Key and Children’s Advocacy Center Partner to fight child abuse

June 19, 2019 Parrot Key Caribbean Grill at Salty Sam’s Marina raised $1,837 for the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL. more »»

Neighbors disagree over whether Liki Tiki should have live outdoor music

June 12, 2019 Liki Tiki, a popular bar and restaurant on Fort Myers Beach, was denied live outdoor music by town council on June 3. There will be another hearing on Aug. 5 regarding this matter. more »»

Liki Tiki: Back to the drawing board

June 5, 2019 Liki Tiki applied to be able to have live outdoor entertainment and stood before town council on Monday, June . more »»

Feel good about dining at this ocean friendly restaurant

June 5, 2019 Fish Tale Waterfront Dining is the only restaurant in Southwest Florida deemed an Ocean Friendly restaurant by the Surfrider Foundation. more »»

Key West Cove opens at Lani Kai

May 15, 2019 A new venue recently opened at the Lani Kai offering an open-aired lounge near the hotel’s headed pool, complete with a full bar, raised platform with vibrant red couches and bistro styled tables an... more »»

Obituaries

Jeffrey Lance Obert

June 11, 2019 Jeffrey Lance Obert, 63, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 31, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Robert Anthony Ranalli Jr

June 6, 2019 Bobby passed away on May 26, 2019 after a courageous fight with cancer. Bobby was born in Canton, Ohio on January 8, 1954. He was the son of Bob Sr. and Vivian Sue. He graduated from St. more »»

Paul Caissie

May 20, 2019 Paul Caissie, 85, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 11, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Kathryn Esther Johnson

May 14, 2019 Kathryn Esther Johnson, 76, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home &Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Paul Oliver

May 13, 2019 Paul Oliver, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Local Columns

Shoreline Spotlight: The difference between butterflies and moths

June 12, 2019 My wife found some caterpillars devouring her Necklace Pod plant. She took some photos and went online and identified it as a Genista Broom Moth caterpillar. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

June 12, 2019 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas. more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: It is a busy time for water issues

June 19, 2019 Because the Florida Legislative session has ended and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun, it would be easy to think that we are in the doldrums relative to water issues. more »»

Listen to the people, vote ‘no’ on mining amendment

June 19, 2019 To the editor: This is an open letter to our Lee County commissioners: Again I make a plea to ask you to reconsider your movement to push forward with lime-rock mining in Lee Count. more »»

The face of addiction has changed

June 19, 2019 To the editor: Should there be an apology for the 1994 crime bill? Perhaps the question should be “Should there be an apology for introducing a crime bill in a country with such a racist white... more »»

A family reunion

June 19, 2019 To the editor: There has always been a difference to one degree or another between the two major Parties in this country. more »»

Estero Boulevard is a failure in progress

June 12, 2019 To the editor: We’ve come to a point once again when I just have to speak out and express the absurdities of this $30 or $51 million fiasco called reFRESH Estero Boulevar. more »»

Editorials

D-Day: In memory, in gratitude

June 12, 2019 More than 5,300 ships. More than 11,000 aircraft. More than 160,000 troops. And more courage than the world had ever seen. more »»

Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer

June 5, 2019 It is time for Southwest Floridians who have been demanding action to improve water quality in our canals, river and gulf to step up and take part. Literally. more »»

Yes, here in paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Football camps at North High coming

June 19, 2019 Football players throughout Lee County will make North Fort Myers High School a very busy place the next two weekends. more »»

Registration is still open for Chamber golf tournament

May 22, 2019 Spots remain open for the Swing into Summer golf tournament to be held at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, June 7. more »»

Speed boat race returning to Fort Myers Beach

May 22, 2019 A speed boat race known as the Roar Offshore Race is returning to Fort Myers Beach in October. It is poised to be an annual event according to town officials. more »»

Swing Into Summer Golf Tournament registration underway

May 8, 2019 An annual Fort Myers Beach tournament is making a comeback, now in its third year, for all those golf enthusiast. more »»

Registration open for annual Turtle Trot 5K

May 1, 2019 Register now for the 14th annual Turtle Trot 5K to help raise funds for the Friends of Lovers Key while enjoying the route’s beautiful scenery showcasing some of the area’s great wildlife. more »»

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