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Surfers for Autism coming to the Beach

October 16, 2019 Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Calusa Blueway have teamed up with a group of South Florida surfers to raise money for autism. more »»

 
 
 

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Surfers for Autism coming to the Beach

October 16, 2019 Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Calusa Blueway have teamed up with a group of South Florida surfers to raise money for autism. more »»

Spectators flood the Beach for powerboat race event

October 16, 2019 The American Powerboat Association Roar Offshore Roar Offshore drew a crowd this past weekend — the beach was lined with people from the Pink Shell all the way down to Junkanoos. more »»

Roar produces big winners -and a big win

October 16, 2019 The APBA World Offshore Championship series — where more than 50 teams from across the globe tested their might in five cities — culminated on the Beach this past weekend, garnering kudos from... more »»

Brother-sister team always ready to roar

October 16, 2019 Daisy and Sam Coleman are probably the most interesting siblings from Wales you could meet. more »»

Looking for a job? CareerSource to hold Fall Hiring Event

October 16, 2019 Those seeking jobs, looking for a career change, or would like to see what the Southwest Florida community has to offer are invited to the CareerSource Southwest Florida Fall Hiring Event at the... more »»

News from around the region

'All I heard was a train whistle'

October 22, 2019 The buzz of their home alarm was the first sound Cape residents Frank and Mary Ann Casida heard Saturday morning. more »»

Lois Welsh receives District 5 appointment

October 22, 2019 Cape Coral City Council District 5 applicant Lois Welsh got ringing endorsements through letters of recommendation, from supporters speaking directly to Council and from Council members themselves... more »»

Lois Welsh receives District 5 appointment

October 22, 2019 Cape Coral City Council District 5 applicant Lois Welsh got ringing endorsements through letters of recommendation, from supporters speaking directly to Council and from Council members themselves... more »»

Storm doesn’t stop the fun at Oktoberfest

October 22, 2019 When Tom Isham arrived at the German-American Social Club early Saturday morning to prepare for the second day of Oktoberfest, he saw what looked like a war zone. more »»

Freed turtles now part of SCCF monitoring program

October 22, 2019 State wildlife officials freed nearly 300 turtles on Sanibel Island recently as the result of a historic turtle trafficking bust announced last week. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery announces Fall Members Art Show

October 9, 2019 The Fall Members Show starts off the new season at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. The show takes place Oct. 17 through Nov. more »»

Festival hops to Fort Myers Beach

September 25, 2019 The sixth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest finishes up in downtown Fort Myers today and then hops to Fort Myers Beach this weekend. more »»

Singer, songwriter to again play Island Hopper fest

September 18, 2019 The Island Hopper Songwriters Fest is Lee County’s largest scale music festival and it’s coming to its sixth year. more »»

Songwriter festival set to start Sept. 20

September 11, 2019 It's the sixth year for the Island Hopper Music Fest, a southwest Florida centric singer-songwriter extravaganza. Going from Sep. more »»

Three musicians talk about their craft

August 14, 2019 Music is one of those ethereal things that everyone loves in some form or fashion. It evokes emotion, memories, and dream. more »»

Business

Looking for a job? CareerSource to hold Fall Hiring Event

October 16, 2019 Those seeking jobs, looking for a career change, or would like to see what the Southwest Florida community has to offer are invited to the CareerSource Southwest Florida Fall Hiring Event at the... more »»

Chocolattes finds home on San Carlos Boulevard

October 9, 2019 Some may remember Chocolattes Coffee & Roasting in many of the hospitals in the area. more »»

Pink Shell Resort to install more artificial reefs

October 2, 2019 The Pink Shell Resort made a pledge to put in more of Ocean Habitats artificial reefs on their pier. more »»

Eckenrode is new Breeze publisher

September 25, 2019 Ray Eckenrode has assumed the role of publisher for the Breeze Newspapers, which includes the Fort Myers Beach Observer. more »»

Annual Chamber Tapa Hop gets on the road Thursday

September 18, 2019 The yearly Tapa Hop, sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is happening again this Thursday from 3:30 to 10 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Marylin Simpson

October 7, 2019 Marylin Simpson, 64, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on September 29, 2019. more »»

Kathleen Nagorski

September 16, 2019 Kathleen Nagorski, 69, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida passed away September 13, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Services. more »»

Thomas Chandler

September 10, 2019 Thomas Chandler, 59, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on September 2, 2019. more »»

Robin Lynn Barnes

September 4, 2019 Robin Lynn Barnes, 51, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Marion Paige Manning

August 29, 2019 Marion Paige Manning, 76, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Local Columns

Fire and Life Safety Plan Examination and Permitting

August 7, 2019 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas! This month we would like to highlight some excellent news from the Life Safety Division of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department... more »»

Guest Commentary: Polarization and judgement needs to stop, everywhere

August 7, 2019 Friends, It is with deep and humble gratitude that I thank you for your encouragement & support for the appointment to the Lee County Board of County Commission. more »»

Shoreline Spotlight: The difference between butterflies and moths

June 12, 2019 My wife found some caterpillars devouring her Necklace Pod plant. She took some photos and went online and identified it as a Genista Broom Moth caterpillar. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

June 12, 2019 Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas. more »»

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

March 6, 2019 In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Lee County is doing more with less

October 16, 2019 The headlines out of Washington DC are hard to miss. Congress is talking about impeachment, investigations, continuing resolutions and perpetually campaigning. more »»

Guest Commentary: Time to face the facts on energy and climate

October 16, 2019 Energy impacts all of us – all day, every day. more »»

Guest Commentary: The synergy between cattle ranches, conservation

October 16, 2019 In our recent guest commentary, we discussed the fact Florida Forever is Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program. more »»

Input, please

October 16, 2019 To the editor: My name is Jim Atterholt and I am considering running for Fort Myers Beach (FMB) Town Council this Spring. more »»

Storm drains not needed along Lagoon Road

October 16, 2019 To the editor: Recently a group from Lagoon Road signed a petition not to destroy our neighborhood in order to install storm drains.  We also attended a meeting at Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 7. more »»

Editorials

Hold course on water quality commitments

September 25, 2019 Not all of the news was new but all of the news was good when Gov. Ron DeSantis and Congressman Francis Rooney each made announcements related to water quality issues that impact Southwest Florida. more »»

Hurricane relief: Give, but give wisely

September 11, 2019 As a weakened but still powerful Hurricane Dorian made its sixth landfall, in Nova Scotia this weekend, those on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands are dealing with a rising death toll and property... more »»

D-Day: In memory, in gratitude

June 12, 2019 More than 5,300 ships. More than 11,000 aircraft. More than 160,000 troops. And more courage than the world had ever seen. more »»

Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer

June 5, 2019 It is time for Southwest Floridians who have been demanding action to improve water quality in our canals, river and gulf to step up and take part. Literally. more »»

Yes, here in paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Roar produces big winners -and a big win

October 16, 2019 The APBA World Offshore Championship series — where more than 50 teams from across the globe tested their might in five cities — culminated on the Beach this past weekend, garnering kudos from... more »»

Brother-sister team always ready to roar

October 16, 2019 Daisy and Sam Coleman are probably the most interesting siblings from Wales you could meet. more »»

Powerboat races bring fun and business to the Beach

October 9, 2019 Offshore racing returning to Fort Myers beach means inshore dollars being spent at local businesses, establishments, restaurants and hotels, providing an economic boost to the region during a... more »»

Plenty of activities surrounding the powerboat races

October 2, 2019 Roar Offshore gives spectators all the action they can handle on the water, but onshore Fort Myers Beach, attendees will be treated to a myriad of race-related events to enjoy across nearly a week o... more »»

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