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Congressman Rooney sets up FEMA application assistance locations

September 22, 2017 District 19 Congressman Francis Rooney’s staff will be available to assist individuals affected by Hurricane Irma. more »»

 
 
 

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Congressman Rooney sets up FEMA application assistance locations

September 22, 2017 District 19 Congressman Francis Rooney’s staff will be available to assist individuals affected by Hurricane Irma. more »»

Local real estate agent heads effort to house first responders

September 20, 2017 During the hurricane, some people evacuated. Some barricaded their houses and stayed at home. Others didn’t have that choice — they had to serve the community. more »»

Local groups lend a hand

September 20, 2017 The 7 Slot Social Club and students from Florida Gulf Coast University teamed up last week to help islanders get a head-start on their yardwork. more »»

Disaster Response Team rolls onto Fort Myers Beach

September 20, 2017 The Lutheran Church Charities' Disaster Response Team came armed to tackle debris on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

09.18.17 Town Manager Update

September 18, 2017 From Roger Hernstadt, Fort Myers Beach Town Manager: The curfew that was implemented post-Irma has been lifted. No areas of Lee County are under a curfew now. more »»

News from around the region

Election 2017 Question of the week: What did you learn from Hurricane Irma

September 22, 2017 Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. more »»

Rooney's office to offer aid with FEMA apps

September 22, 2017 Congressman Francis Rooney’s staff will be available to assist individuals affected by Hurricane Irma. Congressional staff will be available at the following locations and times: * Saturday – Sep. more »»

Cultural Park Theater kicks off its Broadway season with 'Tarzan'

September 21, 2017 “Tarzan” will kick off the much-anticipated Broadway season at Cape Coral's Cultural Park Theater at 528 Cultural Park Blvd. more »»

First Cape Coral budget hearing set for Monday

September 21, 2017 This Monday’s public hearing at 5:05 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall was originally meant for the Cape Coral City Council to approve its 2018 city budget. more »»

Early voting to resume Thursday; election Oct. 3

September 21, 2017 Voters looking to beat the Election Day lines can cast their ballot early starting Thursday. Rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma, early voting for the Oct. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Music festival starts Sept. 22

September 12, 2017 It’s that time again. Dust off your toe-tapping flip flops for the upcoming 4th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Paint, Pour, Play - Knotty Bean hosts Art Party on Fort Myers Beach Aug. 23

August 16, 2017 The Knotty Bean Coffee Bar, 2801 Estero Blvd., has been hosting many special and artistic evenings since first opening earlier this summer. more »»

Stouts and Scoops - Local charity hosts beer float social benefit Saturday

August 16, 2017 With such a hot summer on our plates this season, it’s time to cool off with some refreshing treats. more »»

Finding a Match -- Annual Kenny C. blood and bone marrow drive Saturday

July 21, 2017 The annual Kenny Conidaris Blood and Bone Marrow Drive will be taking place at the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd., Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Stouts and Scoops beer float social to benefit local animal rescue

July 19, 2017 What better way to beat the summer heat ?than with some beer and ice cream! Join the Young Professionals for Animal Protection (YAP) for a beer and ice cream pairing, Saturday, Au. more »»

Business

There’s plenty of places on Fort Myers Beach to watch your favorite team this season

August 30, 2017 Don’t be sad that you can’t afford the tickets or just can’t make it to the stadiums. more »»

08.30.2017 Island Opportunities

August 30, 2017 08.30.2017 Island Opportunities When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

Nipping dispensaries in the bud

August 23, 2017 Amendment 2 passed almost a year ago by a majority of Florida voters, approving the use of medical marijuana in the stat. more »»

Fishing for a Cure tournament accepting teams, sponsorships

August 23, 2017 Skanska Gates and Pink Shell Marina are once again partnering up for an annual fishing tournament to fundraise for the Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center. more »»

08.23.2017 Island Opportunities

August 23, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

Obituaries

William George Peter

September 19, 2017 William George Peter, 89, of Fort Myers, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. more »»

Katherine G Bailey

September 18, 2017 Katherine G. Bailey, 86, of Shell Point Village passed away September 17, 2017.   Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Ruth K Amend

September 14, 2017 Ruth K. Amend, 99, of Shell Point Village passed away September 14, 2017. Arrangements by www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

MG Thomas William Sawyer USAF Ret

September 7, 2017 MG Thomas William Sawyer, USAF Ret., 83, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Ashley Dawn Holley

September 5, 2017 Ashley Dawn Holley, 31, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Local Columns

08.09.17 Shoreline Spotlight

August 9, 2017 Summer is the season of rain, hurricanes, nesting shorebirds, nesting Sea Turtles and, of course, the tiny and colorful Coquina. more »»

07.12.2017 Shoreline Spotlight

July 12, 2017 To me, it felt like opening a fizzy drink accompanied by the sounds of ahhh. It could have come when you walked out onto a relatively empty beach or just turning onto Estero Boulevard with eas. more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

Farewell, Times Square

September 14, 2017 Farewell, Times Square To the Editor: Hurricane Irma is taking aim at Fort Myers Beach. We all need to say farewell to Times Square... more »»

Thanks to local businesses

September 5, 2017 Thanks to local businesses To the Editor: I just wanted to write a letter of thanks to: 1. Topps. Thank you Joe for the bags you gave the Beach Baptist Churc. more »»

We should set the millage at .9

September 5, 2017 We should set the millage at .9 To the Editor: I am writing this letter because I will be unable to attend the meetings on Sept. 7 and Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. more »»

There's one fix to this nation: the voting booth

September 5, 2017 There's one fix to this nation: the voting booth To the Editor: In response to the letter written from Jim Healy, "Let the blame games begin." posted 8-30-1. more »»

Clean water is a basic human right

September 5, 2017 Clean water is a basic human right To the Editor: There has been an ongoing push by the SWFL Clean Water Movement to demand that our very own Ft Myers town council to provide information to be... more »»

Editorials

NFIP authorization expires in September

June 14, 2017 The current authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30. Flood insurance rates have been rising since 2013 and will continue to increas. 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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Beerfoot 7's annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

August 2, 2017 Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun. Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament. From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. more »»

Paddle power

July 5, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

07.05.2017 Island Opportunities

July 5, 2017 When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. more »»

07.05.2017 Community Corner

July 5, 2017 Through Your Eyes: Jessica Rippel Fort Myers resident Jessica Rippel snapped a shot of a stunning sunset and the Mermaid Lounge. more »»

Happy birthday, Wanda Mullins — and America

July 5, 2017 Fort Myers resident Wanda Mullins has more than one reason to go all-out on her birthday. She's not only celebrating her date of birth, but that of the United States. more »»

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