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TPI Hospitality cuts Seafarers out of plans

March 22, 2017 After TPI Hospitality's attempt to land swap with the county was shut down, the project has been redesigned. Now, the Times Square Resort project sits entirely on its own property. more »»


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TPI Hospitality cuts Seafarers out of plans

March 22, 2017 After TPI Hospitality's attempt to land swap with the county was shut down, the project has been redesigned. Now, the Times Square Resort project sits entirely on its own property. more »»

Beach Park and Ride coasts into Summerlin Square

March 22, 2017 It's taken 10 years, but Lee County's park and ride for the beach is finally underway. At the beginning of March, the county broke ground on what will one day be its next major transfer center. more »»

‘No probable cause’ to believe a violation occurred

March 22, 2017 After more than a year of review and investigation, the Florida Commission on Ethics found there is no evidence to substantiate a complaint that alleged Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker violated... more »»

Council postpones surplus parking decision

March 22, 2017 It was a unanimous vote to continue an agenda item on surplus parking regulation, but the future looks hopeful for peaceful resolution. more »»

03.20.2017 Meeting Minutes

March 22, 2017 • Mayor Dennis Boback was reinstated as mayor for another term in a 4 to 1 vote, with Council Member Anita Cereceda dissenting. more »»

News from around the region

Stout appointed to state panel

March 23, 2017 Cape Coral City Council member Marilyn Stout will head to Tallahassee on Tuesday to begin serving a four-year term on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. more »»

Sexual assault reported at Island Coast High

March 23, 2017 Authorities are investigating an alleged sexual assault reported at a Cape Coral school. more »»

Sounds of Jazz & Blues: Annual Cape music festival at Tarpon Point Saturday

March 23, 2017 A longstanding musical tradition hosted by the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department, the annual Sounds of Jazz and Blues festival, sweeps the shoreline of the Westin and Tarpon Point Saturday... more »»

Sun Splash to offer new attractions

March 23, 2017 Sun Splash Family Waterpark is up and running for its 25th season, open only on weekends until schools let out for the summer at the end of May. more »»

Reaction mixed to mayor’s decision not to run again

March 23, 2017 Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki's announcement earlier this week that she has decided not to run for a second term has drawn mixed reactions from fellow council members. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Tomstock X -- 10th annual fund-raiser to benefit Miles of Smiles

March 22, 2017 Tomstock X, an all day music festival featuring seven local cover bands, has chosen to support the nonprofit organization, Miles of Smiles, this year. more »»

Let's Go, Sheena! Fort Myers Beach musician advances on The Voice

March 22, 2017 After somewhat of a surprise trip out west and a maze of blind auditions, one of our very own island talents, Sheena Brook, has advanced on The Voice, the hit TV series competition that searches for... more »»

The Sand is ON FIRE -- The Cincinnati Firemen variety shows return to Fort Myers Beach

March 1, 2017 The sand of Fort Myers Beach is about to get much, much hotter, as the Cincinnati Firemen return for their annual Spring Break celebration, hosting daily fund-raising variety shows along the beach... more »»

Fat Tuesday -- Annual Cottage Mardi Gras benefit takes the stage Feb. 28

February 22, 2017 The staff of The Cottage Bar and Grill, 1270 Estero Blvd., is eager to host its annual Fat Tuesday benefit Tuesday, Feb. more »»

The Big Apple Comes to Bayside -- Annual community style show brunch struts the runway Friday

February 22, 2017 Get ready to visit the Big Apple right here in Southwest Florida, as the annual Bayside Estates style show and luncheon struts the runway Friday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon, going to about 2:1. more »»


Key Estero Shops sell for $3.99 million

March 16, 2017 The Key Estero Shops plaza switched hands for the first time since 1980. more »»

Florida Local Real Estate welcomes Carla Grant

March 15, 2017 While Carla Grant may be joining Florida Local Real Estate, she's a deft hand in the real estate world. more »»

San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron offers America's Boating Course

March 15, 2017 The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering “America’s Boating Course” beginning Saturday, April 1, from 8:15a.m. to 12:30p.m. more »»

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Locals prepare for 59th Annual Shrimp Festival

March 1, 2017 The beach's biggest bash is now only 10 days out, and preparations are already underway. more »»


Rosemond M Forberger

March 22, 2017 Rosemond M. Forberger, 77, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Jamie Alan Brown

March 6, 2017 Jamie Alan Brown, 57, of Ft. Myers, died March 2, 2017. Arrangements are entrusted to Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Carl J Andrae

March 6, 2017 Carl J. Andrae, 96 of Ft. Myers passed away on March 2, 2017. Cremation entrusted to Cape Coral’s FULLER METZ CREMATION AND FUNERAL SERVICES. more »»

John G "Jack" Capps

March 3, 2017 In Loving Memory John G "Jack" Capps December 29, 2015 John G. "Jack" Capps, 86, of Ft. Myers Beach, FL. died unexpectedly at Health Park Hospital on December 29, 2015. more »»

Lawrence "Larry" Gavin

February 27, 2017 Lawrence "Larry" Gavin, 89, of Fort Myers passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 13, 1927. He was a US Army veteran of WWII. more »»

Local Columns

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 7 p.m. more »»

Community Corner 03.01.2017

March 1, 2017 Community Corner 03.0. more »»

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office recognizes 2016 top performers

March 1, 2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Myers Beach office, located at 7205 Estero Blvd. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to Joanne Shamp

March 14, 2017 Congratulations to Joanne Shamp To the Editor: Electing Joanne Shamp is a victory for the residents of Fort Myers Beach! Joanne is knowledgeable about our codes and comprehensive plans, she will... more »»

Let's go back to the county

March 8, 2017 Let's go back to the county I believe it may be time for our town to consider going back to county government. Our council needs to think about outsourcing, not hiring. more »»

Common Sense

March 1, 2017 Common Sense To the Editor: After attending a recent candidate forum my choices for town council are Bruce Butcher, Forrest Critser, and Anita Cereceda and here's why. M. more »»

Vote for Anita Cereceda

March 1, 2017 Vote for Anita To the Editor:   Having served for approximately thirty years as an attorney representing local governments and nine years as an appointed and elected official of the Town of Fort... more »»

Vote for Joanne Shamp

March 1, 2017 Vote for Joanne Shamp To the Editor: I faithfully watch all Fort Myers Beach Town Council meetings and work shops via Comcast channel 98. 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 »»

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 »»

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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