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Paula Kiker withdraws from County Commission race

August 14, 2019 Fort Myers Beach businesswoman Paula Kiker has ended her campaign for the Lee County Commission seat previously held by her husband, Larry Kiker, who died in April. more »»

 
 
 

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Paula Kiker withdraws from County Commission race

August 14, 2019 Fort Myers Beach businesswoman Paula Kiker has ended her campaign for the Lee County Commission seat previously held by her husband, Larry Kiker, who died in April. more »»

Annual motorcycle run to support ACT programs

August 14, 2019 A local motorcycle run and brunch that ends on Captiva is signing up bikers and passengers. Organized by Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc. more »»

Beach students get back to school

August 14, 2019 Fort Myers Beach Elementary is back in session and Monday's first day went off without any serious hitches or glitches. 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 »»

Sandelli: Ready to put heart into position

August 14, 2019 Raymond Sandelli now sits as the District 3 Lee County Commissioner and is the excited to work and to show everyone why he’s willing to put his heart into this. more »»

News from around the region

Proposed seawall standards could prove costly

August 15, 2019 A potential change in seawall standards in Cape Coral could find waterfront homeowners digging much deeper into their pockets for repairs and replacements. more »»

Multi-agency crackdown results in 120 arrests

August 15, 2019 An operation to reduce violent gang crime in Lee County led by the U.S. Marshals and conducted by area law enforcement has resulted in 120 arrests. The U.S. more »»

‘Hard stuff to talk about...:' Disciplinary actions for minority students still deemed too high

August 15, 2019 Although the Lee County School District is making strides in the right direction in terms of referrals and suspensions, more work needs to be done to keep students — especially minority students — i... more »»

Generational bond: Retired Cape firefighter and German family stay close decades after meeting

August 15, 2019 Chris Schroder picked up the phone and heard a familiar voice on the other end. more »»

Family gets keys to the American Dream

August 15, 2019 A Cape Coral family’s lives were changed for the better Wednesday morning, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry countie. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Parrot Key to host Caribbean Nights Dinner Shows

July 3, 2019 You’ll feel like you’re in an island paradise as you’re greeted with a flower lei and surrounded by tiki torches at Parrot Key’s new Caribbean Nights Dinner shows, which be held on Wednesday nigh. more »»

The F.E.M. Collective to have first Summer Series show on Fort Myers Beach

June 26, 2019 The F.E.M. Collective believes that women deserve to be heard. They seek to amplify women’s voices in the music industry. F.E.M. stands for female empowering musicians. The F.E. more »»

Dogs and drinks and drag: Doggie Pride Fest to benefit canine rescue

June 26, 2019 End Pride month by celebrating with your beloved furry friend, for a cause. Doggie Pride Fest will be held at the Edison Country Club on the back patio on Sunday, June 30. more »»

Internet sensations shoot music video on Fort Myers Beach

June 26, 2019 The Moy Boys shot their most recent music video “Nautical” aboard Salty Sam’s Pirate Ship on Fort Myers Beach and in Ocala. more »»

Business

Tropical Jewelry launches custom FMB offerings

August 14, 2019 Tropical Jewelry is owned by Jasmina and Arthur Pirganoski and they are proposing a new item of choice for Fort Myers Beach and its tourists. more »»

Two island businesswomen share their stories of success

August 7, 2019 Fort Myers Beach has lots of businesses and just as many varieties. And in keeping with a national trend, more women are doing very well, showing both a lot of giving back and entrepreneurship. more »»

Mango-Rita’s: New owners, new outlook

August 7, 2019 The new owners of Mango-Rita's have a bold outlook for how they want to grow the business and bring in new blood to the Beach. more »»

Restaurants turn up the sizzle for summer

July 31, 2019 For locals and summer season visitors alike, there is no better time to enjoy the Beach's many restaurants and eateries. more »»

Kava Culture Kava Bar to host wellness fair to promote mental, physical wellbeing

July 17, 2019 Kava Culture’s wellness fair’s primary focus is on promoting mental and physical wellbeing, as well as fostering a sense of community. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Therese Ann Frost

August 15, 2019 Therese Ann Frost, 89, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Thomas Dzon

August 13, 2019 DZON, Thomas passed away August 9, 2019. Age 79. Beloved husband of Nancy (Easterle). Father of Mary Dzon and the late Bradley Dzo. more »»

Henry James "Jim" Noworyta

July 8, 2019 Henry James "Jim" Noworyta, 73, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Jeffrey Lance Obert

June 11, 2019 Jeffrey Lance Obert, 63, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on May 31, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Robert Anthony Ranalli Jr

June 6, 2019 Bobby passed away on May 26, 2019 after a courageous fight with cancer. Bobby was born in Canton, Ohio on January 8, 1954. He was the son of Bob Sr. and Vivian Sue. He graduated from St. 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

Thank you

August 14, 2019 To the editor: I would like to graciously thank the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar for benefitting the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery through their Drag Queen Bingo nights in July. more »»

Ban assault weapons!

August 14, 2019 To the editor: This phrase is bandied about through our most distrusted media. It says nothing. The wording is meaningless and unreasonabl. 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 »»

Who are the real racists?

August 7, 2019 To the editor: Recently, Trump has called out the “Squad” and Congressman Cummings of Maryland. Trump called the Squad out for their (anti-Jewish) comments and socialis. more »»

Guest Commentary: Comprehensive cancer coverage for firefighters a key first step

July 31, 2019 Discovering the fire profession and becoming a certified State of Florida firefighter in 2014 made the fight for cancer coverage very personal. more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Fort Myers Beach’s sister city Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

‘Football and You: A Primer for your high schools’

August 7, 2019 This is the first year Lee County has held a meet-and-greet for the upcoming football teams in the districts and it could not have been a bigger succes. more »»

Annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon still taking registrations

July 24, 2019 Spaces are still available in the Galloway Captiva Triathlon for the adult and youth activities. more »»

5th Annual Grouper Slam to help fund new LARC program

July 10, 2019 Registrations are still being accepted for a weekend fishing tournament to benefit a good cause. more »»

Registration now open for 6th annual Beach Chamber Bowling Bash

July 3, 2019 Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce members have an opportunity to try their hand at bowling during the 6th annual Beach Chamber Bowling Bash later this month, and they’re hoping to attract more... more »»

Lani Kai invites beachgoers to celebrate the Fourth of July for four days

July 3, 2019 The Lani Kai, which features multiple bars and restaurants, is having a four-day party this Independence Day. more »»

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