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Junkanoo to close for remodel

July 20, 2017 Fort Myers Beach's pizza lovers will have to look elsewhere for a slice of pie. Junkanoo on the Beach is temporarily closing its doors Monday, July 31. more »»

 
 
 

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Junkanoo to close for remodel

July 20, 2017 Fort Myers Beach's pizza lovers will have to look elsewhere for a slice of pie. Junkanoo on the Beach is temporarily closing its doors Monday, July 31. more »»

Budget talks: Q&A with Roger Hernstadt

July 19, 2017 Town Manager Roger Hernstadt now has a couple months with the Town of Fort Myers Beach under his belt. more »»

Marine Resources Task Force tackles pollution

July 19, 2017 From fertilizer runoff to litter, the Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF) is gearing up to protect the island. more »»

Beach chamber learn myriad of scams, frauds

July 19, 2017 In this day and age of computers, it is so easy for any unassuming person to have their lives turned upside down by someone who’s stolen their identity. more »»

Beach Kids Foundation grants scholarships to local teens

July 19, 2017 Before getting funding for their education, local students got a history lesson about education on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

News from around the region

Cape city manager recommends property tax rate reduction

July 21, 2017 Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has released his FY 2018 – FY 2020 Proposed Rolling Budget, which includes a recommendation to reduce the FY 2017 millage rate by 0.25 mils. more »»

Election 2017 Question of the Week: What are the top three planks of your platform?

July 21, 2017 Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. more »»

Cape police respond to report of attempted bank robbery

July 21, 2017 Today at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Cape Coral Police Department responded to an attempted bank robbery at the 5/3 Bank at 114 Hancock Bridge Parkway. more »»

Women dies from crash injuries at Hope Hospice

July 21, 2017 A Cape Coral woman injured in a traffic crash earlier this year has died from her injuries. On Thursday, the Cape police reported that Diane M. Vivona, 60, of 523 S.E. 24th Ave. more »»

Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village: Event center construction right on schedule

July 20, 2017 Construction on the new event center at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has experienced no delays and is on schedule for completion at the end of November. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Finding a Match -- Annual Kenny C. blood and bone marrow drive Saturday

July 21, 2017 The annual Kenny Conidaris Blood and Bone Marrow Drive will be taking place at the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd., Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Stouts and Scoops beer float social to benefit local animal rescue

July 19, 2017 What better way to beat the summer heat ?than with some beer and ice cream! Join the Young Professionals for Animal Protection (YAP) for a beer and ice cream pairing, Saturday, Au. more »»

Ready to Rock -- Flying Hasslehoffs CD release party at the Buddha Friday

July 19, 2017 It’s no secret our little strip of Fort Myers Beach is home to some of the most talented musicians from around the world. Take the Flying Hasslehoffs, for example. more »»

For Joshua -- Benefit for crash victim at Catch 22 Sunday

July 3, 2017 A celebration of life benefit for 21-year-old Cape Coral man Joshua Williams will be held at Catch 22 Sports Bar, 1400 Colonial Blvd., Sunday, July 9, from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Music on tap -- Point Ybel and Beach Records host combined music festival and art show Saturday night

July 3, 2017 With such a great turnout during the last combined Cinco de Drinko Cinco de Mayo music-festival-style celebration between Point Ybel and Beach Records, organizers are pumped to offer a Katie... more »»

Business

Junkanoo to close for remodel

July 20, 2017 Fort Myers Beach's pizza lovers will have to look elsewhere for a slice of pie. Junkanoo on the Beach is temporarily closing its doors Monday, July 31. more »»

Beach chamber learn myriad of scams, frauds

July 19, 2017 In this day and age of computers, it is so easy for any unassuming person to have their lives turned upside down by someone who’s stolen their identity. more »»

07.19.2017 Island Opportunities

July 19, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

07.19.2017 Community Corner

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Finding the right flavors

July 18, 2017 Cape Coral's Annabelle Phillips said it only took her a few seconds to come up with her ice cream recipe. Vanilla ice cream, her favorite? Check. Salted caramel ribbons? Check. more »»

Obituaries

Deanna Hartman

July 21, 2017 Deanna Hartman, 79, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 20, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Mary Ruth Sentell

July 21, 2017 Mary Ruth Sentell, 85, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 19, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Christine T Towns

July 19, 2017 Christine T. Towns, 77, of Ft. Myers passed away Monday July 17, 2017. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.horizonfunerals.com. more »»

Walter Brian Roushkolb

July 18, 2017 Walter Brian Roushkolb, 53, of Ft. Myers passed away Monday July 17, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.horizonfunerals.co. more »»

Leo F McHale

July 12, 2017 Leo F. McHale, 75, of Ft. Myers passed away Tuesday July 11, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.Horizonfunerals.com . more »»

Local Columns

07.12.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

July 12, 2017 To me, it felt like opening a fizzy drink accompanied by the sounds of ahhh. It could have come when you walked out onto a relatively empty beach or just turning onto Estero Boulevard with eas. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of March 22

March 22, 2017 A clean bill of health! Daphne is healthy again! After a short bout of ringworm from being abandoned on the street, she is now fully recovered and can join a happy puppy family. more »»

03.01.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

March 1, 2017 We tend to think about the sea life we can easily observe like turtles, dolphins and fish. But these overt creatures are on the top of a complicated food chain. more »»

Prepare for election day

March 1, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council elections will take place Tuesday, March 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. more »»

Community Corner 03.01.2017

March 1, 2017 Community Corner 03.0. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Outsource for Government-Lite

July 19, 2017 Outsource for Government-Lite To the Editor: I’m glad this Council is discussing downsizing town staff and vehicle inventory by looking at outsourcing again, just six years ago we had about 50 ful... more »»

We are lucky

July 12, 2017 We are lucky To the Editor: What a wonderful day, with a glorious endin. more »»

Thank you to our community

July 12, 2017 Thank you to our community To the Editor: To quote C. Booker  “if you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together. more »»

My take on local happenings

June 14, 2017 My take on local happenings To the Editor: It’s been a while, so here are some short takes (by my standards) about a bunch of local stuff. more »»

Town should enforce its codes

June 7, 2017 Town should enforce its codes To the Editor: My wife and I share Vice Mayor Tracey Gore's frustration with the noise downtown.  We live on Primo Drive for 16 years. It has never been this bad. more »»

Editorials

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. more »»

County Commissioner Larry Kiker — Big Carlos Pass dredging is important

December 13, 2016 Boating is an important part of our way of life and an economic driver for Lee County and all of Southwest Florida. Making sure that boaters can enjoy our local waterways safely is critical. 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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Paddle power

July 5, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

07.05.2017 Island Opportunities

July 5, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

07.05.2017 Community Corner

July 5, 2017 Through Your Eyes: Jessica Rippel Fort Myers resident Jessica Rippel snapped a shot of a stunning sunset and the Mermaid Lounge. more »»

Happy birthday, Wanda Mullins — and America

July 5, 2017 Fort Myers resident Wanda Mullins has more than one reason to go all-out on her birthday. She's not only celebrating her date of birth, but that of the United States. more »»

Salty Crab donates $10,000 to Golisano Children's Hospital

July 5, 2017 The Salty Crab doubled down on its fundraising record this year. more »»

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