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Off-leash dogs need leashing

October 28, 2015 There seems to be lots of dogs off leash on the beach these days. more »»

Membership fee needed back at Bay Oaks

October 28, 2015 To the editor: I am a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. When I read that the “powers that be” are considering closing Bay Oaks Recreation Center, I was appalle. more »»

Mayor sends best wishes

October 28, 2015 To the editor: The town of Fort Myers Beach is losing a tremendous asset as reporter Bob Petcher of the Observer moves on to the next chapter in his life. more »»

Water quality awareness event planned for Nov. 8

October 28, 2015 To the editor: People have been standing on top of the FMB bridge everyday for 50 days straight now as a stand for clean water as a basic human right and to raise awareness about the harmful Lake... more »»

Don’t murder the bears

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Let me start by saying that I'm not a card carrying tree hugger or a poster-flashing, stand-on-a-corner-all-day-long promoting my point of view. God bless those who d. more »»

More guns mean more violence

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Good people do not need guns. Peace loving people are begging that we stop this now. more »»

'Fracking' benefits not worth costs

October 21, 2015 High pressure well stimulation is most commonly known as “Fracking. more »»

Bay Oaks is a needed commodity

October 21, 2015 To the editor: The recent budget cut of nearly 20 percent to the Bay Oaks Recreation Center budget by the Town of Fort Myers Beach is, to say the least, extreme, not to mention counterproductive. more »»

FMB Woman's Club announces schedule

October 21, 2015 To the editor: The dates of our three major fund raisers for the coming season have been announced by FMB Woman's Club President Joyce Hopkins. Our Style Show/luncheon will be on Jan. 2. more »»

Mental illness bill needs House vote

October 21, 2015 To the editor: After the shooting in Oregon last week, Dottie Pacharis wrote an Op-Ed that appeared in the Ft. more »»

Mass shooting problem is mental health, not guns

October 14, 2015 Yet another shooting, this time in Roseburg, Ore., where 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer opened fire at Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and wounding others. more »»

Support Bay Oaks and Pool

October 14, 2015 To the editor: I have lived on Fort Myers Beach since the 1970s. I have seen a lot of changes, especially Town managers. I became a widow in 1989. more »»

Operation No More Excuses

October 14, 2015 To the editor: Refusing to share information regarding the rampant violence directly and indirectly tied to the Dunbar Community is unacceptable. more »»

Someone to Remember

October 14, 2015 I hardly knew her, but I knew her name. I knew she was walking over bridges I hope to never cross. All just a matter of time, and then one day, there was no more time. more »»

Budget paves the way for a positive Lee County

October 7, 2015 I would like to congratulate the Lee County taxpayers and business owners for living in the best county in the State of Florida! When I was first elected in 2012, Lee County was faced with a $28... more »»

Cooperative effort needed to combat violent crime

October 7, 2015 The leading cause of death for young, black males in our country is murder and, in 95 percent of those instances, the killer is black. more »»

Performer outraged with need for liability insurance

October 7, 2015 To the editor: You know, when you mix "lawyers" with government, add seawater and stir, what you get is always higher fees and smothering regulations. In other words, MORE government. more »»

Delmar park not worth the wait

October 7, 2015 To the editor: We have patiently waited for over four years for a small park at the bay end of Delmar Avenue to view the bay and the boat traffi. more »»

Film Fest fundraiser

October 7, 2015 To the editor: Recently, there was a murder in a resort in paradise. more »»

Keep Southwest Florida’s babies safe

September 30, 2015 Approximately 6,350 babies were born in Lee County last year*. more »»



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