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Delmar residents say yes to the deck

April 26, 2017 Two benches and a waterside view: it's taken more than 5 years, but Delmar Avenue residents are now months, instead of years, away to getting what a majority of them wanted at the end of their street. more »»

 
 
 

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Delmar residents say yes to the deck

April 26, 2017 Two benches and a waterside view: it's taken more than 5 years, but Delmar Avenue residents are now months, instead of years, away to getting what a majority of them wanted at the end of their street. more »»

Rabid raccoon found on Fort Myers Beach

April 26, 2017 The raccoons who live behind Topps Market and Bay Oaks have been called a nuisance, but now they could be a public health concer. more »»

Art in Strength

April 26, 2017 From the audience, the competitors look carved and calm, moving statues. But upon a look up close, they are trembling from the effort to flex the muscles they've worked every day to sculpt. more »»

Fishing for the future

April 26, 2017 Katie Clark is obsessed with sharks. Specifically, bull sharks and whale shark. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce holds Mini-Masters Tournament

April 26, 2017 Fort Myers Beach Chamber President Jacki Liszak loves to see adults at play. more »»

News from around the region

Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Friday

April 25, 2017 Cape Coral will become a little greener on Friday with the dedication of several trees. more »»

Cape mayor storms out of Council meeting

April 25, 2017 The Cape Coral City Council and the Cape Coral Charter School Authority met Monday in an attempt to bridge differences and improve what has been, since late last year, a contentious relationship. more »»

Woman injured in recent accident remains hospitalized

April 25, 2017 One person has been released from a local hospital following a recent traffic accident. As of Tuesday, Timothy Brian Gravitt, 37, of 4785 Barkley Circle, Ap. more »»

Cape council mulls direct control of city charter schools

April 25, 2017 Issues the city of Cape Coral has within its municipal charter school system might be best resolved by assuming direct control, according to a proposal discussed by City Council Monday. more »»

Bus driver from Cape cited after crash

April 25, 2017 A school bus driver from Cape Coral has been cited in a traffic crash involving students. Silverio Oliva Funez, 58, was cited for careless driving in the Monday accident. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Eighth annual Popeyepalooza’ll be smokin’ it up at the Beach Pub May 21

April 27, 2017 Popeyepalooza started as just a simple gathering at the home of longtime island resident Mike “Popeye” Dearden. more »»

Fort Rock takes over JetBlue Park this weekend

April 27, 2017 Band performance times have been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florid. more »»

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 »»

Business

Grillin and Chillin - Booba’s Bar celebrates one year open with big party Saturday

April 27, 2017 Eagerly celebrating one year open in the Fort Myers Beach Shopping Plaza “somewhere on San Carlos Island,” local cool couple Windy and Booba Hess are having an all-afternoon anniversary party at... 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 »»

Obituaries

Celebration of life for Bugsy Sunday

April 27, 2017 A celebration of life for well-known island local Clarice M. Workman, Jr., well-known as Bugsy, will take place at one of his favorite spots, the Mermaid, Sunday afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m. more »»

Robert Sperry Treat

April 26, 2017 Robert Sperry Treat, 88, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

John Lynwood Barrack

April 17, 2017 John Lynwood Barrack, 83, of Ft. Myers, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Miguel A Caguana

April 14, 2017 Miguel A. Caguana, 60, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Jose Luis Longoria

April 3, 2017 Jose Luis Longoria, 37, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. 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 a.m.to 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

Always been proud of my country

April 26, 2017 Always been proud of my country To the Editor: Unlike the writer last week, I have always been proud of my country. more »»

Thanks for your support

April 26, 2017 Thanks for your support To the Editor: Last Saturday we had a small celebration of life for my husband, Robert, who passed away in March. more »»

The SWFL CLEAN WATER MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

April 26, 2017 The SWFL CLEAN WATER MOVEMENT FESTIVAL To the Editor: The eco activism group SWFL Clean Water Movement held its first ever fundraiser and benefit as a non for profit corporation in the state of... more »»

Celebration of life for island Realtor Saturday

April 19, 2017 It is with deepest sadness to let you know that Robert Wells, my beloved husband, and the father of our daughter Caprice, passed away a couple weeks ago from pancreatic cancer after a yearlong... more »»

No longer proud of my country

April 19, 2017 No longer proud of my country To the Editor: I've always been proud of my country – until now. I've lived through WaterGate and Nixon, the financial crisis and Bush. But nothing like this. more »»

Editorials

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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An Open Session for all Portrait and Figure Artists will held this and every Saturday, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robb and Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Avd., Fort Myers, sponsored by the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc. more »


 
 
 
 
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