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28th Annual FMB Christmas Boat Parade set for Saturday

December 2, 2016 Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 28th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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28th Annual FMB Christmas Boat Parade set for Saturday

December 2, 2016 Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 28th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Beach Kids Foundation fills Bayfront Bistro with holiday cheer

November 30, 2016 Beach Kids Foundation president Fran Myers thought she was going to have to host a holiday dinner without the holiday superstar: Santa Claus. more »»

Friends of the Mound House host fundraiser luncheon

November 30, 2016 The Friends of the Mound House are preparing for its annual “Taste of Christmas” fundraising luncheon, and this year's event might include “a surprise or two.” The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.. more »»

San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron sets course schedule

November 30, 2016 The San Carlos Bay squadron, a subordinate unit of the United States Power Squadron non-profit boating organization, has set the dates for one of its public classes on boating safety. more »»

Offshore Sailing School expands flotilla cruise locations

November 30, 2016 Offshore Sailing School has retained the services of Nate and Heather Atwater to develop and lead an expanded roster of flotilla cruises. more »»

News from around the region

State Attorney's office warns of fraud emails

November 30, 2016 The State Attorney’s Office has received reports that some members of the community have received an email purporting to be from their office. more »»

Home Depot moves forward with truck rental plan

November 29, 2016 Home Depot took the first step Monday night toward providing truck rentals at its Skyline Boulevard location when City Council approved an amendment to the home improvement store's Planned... more »»

Body found in debris of house fire in Punta Gorda

November 29, 2016 Firefighters recovered a body in the debris of a house fire in Punta Gorda that also left one person injured Monday afternoon. more »»

Schools, Cape police collecting food, toys for homeless students

November 29, 2016 The clock is ticking to donate food and toys for distribution to local homeless students. more »»

Official: Ohio attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims

November 29, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who went on a car-and-knife rampage at Ohio State University railed on Facebook against U.S. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 1 of 4

December 1, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we pass by Thanksgiving, the holiday season is quickly upon us, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Holiday Spirit -- Tenth annual Spirit of Christmas benefit Tuesday

December 1, 2016 It’s been 10 years since two wonderful Canadian’s created a local foundation to benefit children and families in need, and as the saying goes, they are truly paying it forward. more »»

Weaving dreams -- Island fisherman hones his skill by crafting beautiful dreamcatchers

November 9, 2016 What began as an exercise of honing a skill has turned into a beautiful craft for local islander Mike Webber. more »»

Singing and Sprucing -- The Beached Whale unveils live music with new remodel

November 2, 2016 The folks of the Beached Whale have been very busy over the last several months in preparation of the incoming season. more »»

Singing and Sprucing -- The Beached Whale unveils live music with new remodel

November 2, 2016 The folks of the Beached Whale have been very busy over the last several months in preparation of the incoming season. more »»

Business

A Basket of Holiday Cheer -- Part 1 of 4

December 1, 2016 Everyone loves a good gift basket. As we pass by Thanksgiving, the holiday season is quickly upon us, and you may be thinking of what to get good friends, family members and co-workers. more »»

Beach Pub hosts annual holiday benefit Sunday

November 10, 2016 Keeping up with tradition, the folks of the Beach Pub are proud to host their very special holiday benefit for local children, with their 16th annual Toys for X-Mas toy drive and fund-raiser, taking... more »»

TPI Hospitality unveils new Times Square Resort plans

November 7, 2016 Gone are the four urban-style hotels, parking garage and conference center of the strongly-opposed Grand Resorts. more »»

Singing and Sprucing -- The Beached Whale unveils live music with new remodel

November 2, 2016 The folks of the Beached Whale have been very busy over the last several months in preparation of the incoming season. more »»

Singing and Sprucing -- The Beached Whale unveils live music with new remodel

November 2, 2016 The folks of the Beached Whale have been very busy over the last several months in preparation of the incoming season. more »»

Obituaries

Joanne R Bratt

November 18, 2016 Joanne R. Bratt, 87, of Ft. Myers died 11-16-16. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Gertrude L. McCanless

November 15, 2016 Gertrude L. McCanless, 83 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL. Please visit www. more »»

Marcia Ann Brown

November 11, 2016 Marcia Ann Brown, 88, of Ft. Myers, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Will "Joe" Hayek III

November 7, 2016 Will "Joe" Hayek, III, 60, of Ft. Myers, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Julia Lewandowsky

November 7, 2016 Julia Lewandowsky, 93 of Ft. Myers, FL passed away on November 4, 2016. Cremation entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 26

October 27, 2016 This pair needs a home This is the story of two beautiful dogs named Doc (7-year-old Catahoula male) and Sugar Bear (10-year-old female white Husky). more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Oct. 19

October 20, 2016 A?petite little angel What else can you say but cute, adorable, cuddler and petite! This little guy was going to be euthanized after being in the Shelter. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 28

September 29, 2016 Sweet, shiny smooth Apple girl We generally stay local but when we heard of this little dog in a high-kill Shelter going crazy, stressed and shaking, we couldn’t refuse her. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Sept. 7

September 8, 2016 Forever Love with Pancho Pancho is a just a pup. He acts like one and has a lot of energy – and weighs only 11 pounds. more »»

Pet Pals rescue column: Week of Aug. 31

September 1, 2016 Bambi needs a new foster Bambi is losing his foster parents next week. Please help find him a home. He is such a sweet boy, with one of the most interesting personalities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the support

November 22, 2016 Thanks for the support To the Editor: I wish to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District for your faith in me as evidenced by my Election Day victory. more »»

B&B Automotive is the place to go

November 22, 2016 B&B Automotive is the place to go To the Editor: Like many beach and area residents, I was disappointed last spring when Larry DeHays closed his auto repair business. more »»

I’m ready to endorse Torgerson's plan

November 22, 2016 I’m ready to endorse Torgerson's plan To the Editor: More than a year ago, developer Tom Torgerson blew into town like a hurricane, unveiling his proposed “Grand Resorts” plan to completely re-do... more »»

Let's collaborate

November 22, 2016 Let's collaborate To the Editor: With our water quality being completely disrespected and our leadership completely just concerned, we clean water activist groups plan to take a more aggressive... more »»

A big thank you from Fish-Tale Marina!

November 15, 2016 A big thank you from Fish-Tale Marina! To the Editor: We would like to thank everyone who came out to the 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast at Fish Tale Marina last Saturday morning. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

What a Catch! Fishing log for 6/08/2016

June 9, 2016 Fun and productive day The Mazzola family (a combination of brothers and cousins) fished offshore 36 miles with me on a full-day trip Saturday, 5/28. more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 5/25/2016

May 25, 2016 Fighting Mother Nature After another lull in trips, which happened to fall during a period of no rain and calm seas, my next trip out was on Tuesday, when rain hung over the gulf, and winds and seas... more »»

What a Catch! Fishing log for 3/2/2016

March 1, 2016 Starting off in the wind Thursday morning was windy and it was tough anchoring on my target spots, but we managed to get out 22 miles and anchor-up for some snapper fishing. more »»

Sailing the Tradition -- 50th annual Summerset Regatta sets sail this weekend

October 7, 2015 “Sailing the Tradition” for the last half century, the golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the... more »»

Grouper Grapple fishing tourney

August 5, 2015 Officials have announced that the third annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament will take place at Fish Tale Marina on Aug. 14-15. more »»

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