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Town cancels Fourth of July fireworks, parade

June 3, 2020 Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council elected to cancel a fireworks show and parade for the Fourth of July. more »»

 
 
 

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Town cancels Fourth of July fireworks, parade

June 3, 2020 Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council elected to cancel a fireworks show and parade for the Fourth of July. more »»

Best Western Plus completing renovations

June 3, 2020 By Nathan Mayberg Best Western Plus Beach Resort managing partner Tim Malbon wasn't exactly jumping for joy when the town closed its beaches and hotels in Marc. more »»

Bay Harbour project to get new county review

June 3, 2020 The Bay Harbour Marina Project, the housing and commercial development proposed off 1135 Main Street on San Carlos Island, will go back in front of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for... more »»

Indiana man charged with DUI for Memorial Day crash that injured six

June 3, 2020 An Indiana man has been charged with five felony counts of DUI for causing bodily harm after the Lee County Sheriff's Office said he registered a . more »»

Sand artist John Boyd will be making Arches in the sand this week

June 3, 2020 The Arches may not have returned to Fort Myers Beach, but the sand is still here for sand artist John Boyd to use his magical rake to work on recreating visions of the arches. more »»

News from around the region

COVID-19 in-patient case average up in Lee County

June 3, 2020 Health officials on Wednesday told of a “new normal” in Lee County when it comes to COVID-19 cases. President and CEO of Lee Health D. more »»

DeSantis opening bars, movie theaters

June 3, 2020 Starting Friday, the reopening of bars and movie theaters will be allowed in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday. more »»

Administrative investigation sustains managment fault in handling of city payroll tax problem

June 3, 2020 An administrative investigation into the city of Cape Coral's Finance Department ordered in the wake of a payroll payment snafu that led to more than $420,000 in IRS fines and penalties has sustaine... more »»

Back to School Immunizations: DOH-Lee plans weekend immunization clinics

June 3, 2020 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is reminding parents of kindergartners, seventh graders, out-of-state, transfer, and college students to make sure their children’s... more »»

Speaking out: Peaceful protests crop up in Southwest Florida in wake of killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer

June 2, 2020 As cries ring out across communities nationwide for equality in the form of protests, local civil rights organizations, community members and law enforcement leaders are speaking out regarding the... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sand artist John Boyd will be making Arches in the sand this week

June 3, 2020 The Arches may not have returned to Fort Myers Beach, but the sand is still here for sand artist John Boyd to use his magical rake to work on recreating visions of the arches. more »»

Local art teacher drew from FMBAA student scholarship show

February 19, 2020 When Alison Rice entered her photograph of a scene at Naples Beach featuring a pelican and the pier at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association student scholarship show, little did she know her first... more »»

Music legend Charlie McCoy lifts Lover’s Key

February 12, 2020 Charlie McCoy is in the Country Music Hall of Fame in large part for his harmonica but as his performance at Lover's Key State Park Feb. 6 showed, his voice and guitar are not exactly second-fiddle. more »»

Community Foundation ends first decade with trip back to Woodstock

February 6, 2020 With the group Jo List and Friends playing 1960s songs from groups like The Doors, dozens of Community Foundation members and supporters clad in tie-dye shirts celebrated the nonprofit organization'... more »»

Charlie McCoy brings lifetime of playing with the best to Lovers Key

January 29, 2020 The term “real McCoy” wasn't coined after country musician Charlie McCoy (though it's the name of one of his albums) but few artists can pull out the type of resume the guitarist and harmonica playe... more »»

Business

Best Western Plus completing renovations

June 3, 2020 By Nathan Mayberg Best Western Plus Beach Resort managing partner Tim Malbon wasn't exactly jumping for joy when the town closed its beaches and hotels in Marc. more »»

Conidaris family making protective wear for their resort’s guests

May 20, 2020 At the Lani Kai Island Resort, the Conidaris family has recognized the need for health safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

In search of aid

April 21, 2020 In Southwest Florida, perhaps no other industry makes its mark so directly on the culture and day-to-day life of its tourism business as the fishermen who supply the seafood to local restaurants. more »»

Matching ad grants aim to aid businesses

April 1, 2020 Southwest Florida businesses can now apply for an advertising grant to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic and thrive beyond it. Ogden Newspapers In. more »»

Gift cards being distributed to laid off workers

April 1, 2020 With thousands of people estimated to have been pushed out of work from their jobs on Fort Myers Beach due to the combined government shutdown of the beaches, restaurants and hotels, a community... more »»

Obituaries

Lorraine Semmer

June 2, 2020 Lorraine Bobbie Semmer peacefully passed away of cancer Tuesday, May 26th at HealthPark Hospital with her family by her side. She was 70 years young. Lorraine was the daughter of the late William H. more »»

Milton Charles (Chuck) Golden

May 13, 2020 Milton Charles (Chuck) Golden, 92, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on May 5, 2020. Chuck was born in Baltimore, MD on December 19, 1927, the son of Charles Golden and Mary Beatrice Blair. more »»

Dr Alexander Michael Pagnani

April 15, 2020 Dr. Alexander Michael Pagnani, 70, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

John E. "Jack" Moynihan

February 28, 2020 John E. "Jack" Moynihan, 80 of Englewood passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Village on the Isle in Venice. Jack was born October 5, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Edward A. more »»

George Thomas Downey

February 24, 2020 George Thomas Downey, 82, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away February 19, 2020. more »»

Local Columns

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

June 3, 2020 “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you feel rich.” – Louis Sabin Helping others, Helping Oreo... more »»

What a Catch!: Captain Dave's Fishing Tips

June 3, 2020 Fishing Tip #1: When circle-hook regulations first took effect, there was some resistance from anglers who were used to fishing with "J" hooks. At first, I was also skeptica. more »»

Capt. Dave Hanson shares tales of fishing adventures

May 27, 2020 On Saturday morning, March 16, I fished the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with James Partyka and his friend, Stuart. more »»

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

May 27, 2020 As you know we didn't have our annual garage sale so we posted this week on the neighborhood site some great items that were given to us. more »»

Pet Pals

May 20, 2020 He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19

June 3, 2020 As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are required to be less social in order to avoid infecting themselves and others with the virus. more »»

Guest Commentary: Safer together

June 3, 2020 As leaders of Lee and Collier County, we want to express our since thanks for all you have done to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. We know this has not been easy. more »»

Guest Commentary: Every month should be mental health month

May 27, 2020 Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States. more »»

Guest Commentary: Back down the hill

May 27, 2020 At long last, we think we have passed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States; and are on the backside of the curve. more »»

Lesson learned

May 27, 2020 To the editor: In this and in future eras, students in our public schools need to pursue a course of study under Citizenship in which they are taught how to recognize and to how resist Political... more »»

Editorials

Collateral damage from county’s reopening

April 29, 2020 As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal. more »»

Our newsroom commitment to you: Facts, not fear, information, not speculation

April 15, 2020 The past few weeks have been tough ones for Southwest Floridians. We’ve seen government operations pare down to the bare bones essentials, with offices closed and meetings and services moved online. more »»

Words to live by: Safer At Home

April 7, 2020 A “limited movement” mandate is now in effect throughout Florida. Gov. more »»

SWFL Stronger Together

April 1, 2020 State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-1. more »»

Facts, not fear: Monitoring coronavirus disease

March 4, 2020 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some advice regarding the new coronavirus disease formally dubbed COVID-19: Share the Facts, Stop Fear. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch!: Captain Dave's Fishing Tips

June 3, 2020 Fishing Tip #1: When circle-hook regulations first took effect, there was some resistance from anglers who were used to fishing with "J" hooks. At first, I was also skeptica. more »»

Capt. Dave Hanson shares tales of fishing adventures

May 27, 2020 On Saturday morning, March 16, I fished the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with James Partyka and his friend, Stuart. more »»

Captain Dave’s Fishing Tips

May 20, 2020 Fishing Tip #1: Fish in heavily fished areas tend to be leery because they have been spooked too often. Fishing pressure can compromise your success in a big way. more »»

Major League Baseball cancels spring training

March 12, 2020 Spring training games have been canceled and the Major League Baseball season will be delayed by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus, according to a statement... more »»

Future bright for Rays, Twins

March 11, 2020 These are good times for fans of the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays. more »»

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