Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Home RSS
 
 
 
Tickets available for first Live Dessert Auction

November 7, 2019 A new Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club member, who fell in love with the annual Shrimp Festival while vacationing on the island, decided to start the 1st annual Live Dessert Auction next month to raise... more »»

 
 
 

Community News

Tickets available for first Live Dessert Auction

November 7, 2019 A new Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club member, who fell in love with the annual Shrimp Festival while vacationing on the island, decided to start the 1st annual Live Dessert Auction next month to raise... more »»

State legislator wants to ban smoking on public beaches

November 7, 2019 A bill put forward by State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, would kick the butts of smokers away from the sands of the public’s oceanfronts and out of public parks. more »»

Town council receives report on parking study

November 7, 2019 With a desire to improve the parking situation in town, the Fort Myers Beach Council authorized the hiring of a consultant to conduct a study last year. On Oc. more »»

Future of Bay Oaks campus debated

November 7, 2019 Most of those who spoke at a joint meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Council and Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Advisory Board Oct. more »»

Taste of Freedom Gala brings awareness to human trafficking

November 7, 2019 The theme of the night was “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” as the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking held a gala to bring awareness to a dark subject at the Fort Myers... more »»

News from around the region

New mental health services partnership to aid local vets

November 11, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday a new partnership between Lee Health and Home Base Southwest Florida that will offer mental health services for veterans and military families at no cost. more »»

Two motorcyclists killed in Glades County crash

November 11, 2019 A Cape Coral man was killed in a two-motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon at Loblolly Bay Road and Altman Lane in Glades County. The other driver also died in the crash. more »»

Veterans Day Parade called biggest ever

November 11, 2019 The largest parade in Southwest Florida honoring our country's veterans marched down Cape Coral Parkway Monday morning to droves of supporters lining the streets to pay tribute to the men and women... more »»

Cape resident charged in 20-year-old Wisconsin murder case

November 9, 2019 The Cape Coral Police Department reported this week that its Major Crimes Unit had arrested a Cape Coral woman on an out-of-state warrant in a homicide case dating back to 1999 in Racine County,... more »»

Cape couple charged in starvation death of 18-month-old son

November 8, 2019 A Cape Coral couple has been charged with aggravated manslaughter after police say their baby died of starvation. Sheila O’Leary, 35, and Ryan O’Leary, 30, of 244 S.. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Time Square performers share tales

October 23, 2019 You've seen them on Times Square on the beach and in other outside venues — barkers, performers, magicians, and other well-meaning artists out there doing what they love and providing you... more »»

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 »»

Business

Taste of Freedom Gala brings awareness to human trafficking

November 7, 2019 The theme of the night was “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” as the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking held a gala to bring awareness to a dark subject at the Fort Myers... more »»

Ostego Bay Foundation celebrates 28 years

October 30, 2019 The Ostego Bay Foundation was founded in 1990-1991 as a non-profit for the purpose of wanting to build a Marine Science Center. more »»

Wave of Vitality offers healthy shakes and teas

October 23, 2019 Filiz McNamara purchased Wave of Vitality early this summer because she wanted to help members of the community understand their health and have some tastier, healthier alternatives. more »»

Christians for SWFL partner with national organization to abolish medical debt

October 23, 2019 After stumbling across a nonprofit organization that was making headlines, one group of Christians decided to investigate further, which recently turned into abolishing medical debt for more than... 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 »»

Obituaries

John Sheppard

November 4, 2019 John Sheppard, 64, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on October 23, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

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 »»

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: What has the Blue-Green Algae Task Force delivered?

November 7, 2019 In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued executive order 19-1. more »»

Guest Commentary: Let’s shop with purpose at Dress for Success SW Florida’s ‘Shop for Success’

November 7, 2019 Financial independence is a critical part of feeling empowered and in control of our own lives. more »»

Guest Commentary: Guardian ad Litem Foundation helps give a childhood back to children of SWFL

October 30, 2019 Imagine if your birthday was just another day — no party, no gifts, no cake, no extra attention. You certainly wouldn’t feel special. more »»

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

October 30, 2019 To the editor: As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney’s Congressional seat when he retires next year, it’s important that we choose a person who has demonstrate... more »»

Rooney should resign now

October 30, 2019 Rooney should resign now To the editor: An open letter to Rep. more »»

Editorials

In the wake of Rooney’s announcement: Interesting times ahead

October 30, 2019 Congressman Francis Rooney surprised a lot of people last week when he announced that he will retire at the end of his second term, thus opening the District 19 House seat for a new rep to be electe... more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Hobie world championships set to sail on Captiva

October 30, 2019 The South Seas Island Resort is gearing up to host the 22nd annual Hobie 16 Worlds — the first time in 35 years Hobie has held its world championship in America — and spectators are invited to come... 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 »»

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 »»

Hurricane GuideFacebookTwitter
 
 

What's Hot

Top Headlines Poll

  1. Cold with mustard sauce.
  2. Hot with butter.
  3. Cold with butter.
  4. Plain.
  5. I don’t eat them.
  6. Other.
 
 

Have a car problem? Ask Larry

REMEMBERING EVERY JOB

May 29, 2012 A person is having dinner in a restaurant with his family when another patron approaches his table and with a hand on his shoulder says, “You know, I’m having the same trouble I had before. more »

Latest Blogs

 
 
 
 

English country dance lessons 11-12

Learn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries during English country dance lessons at Wa-Ke Hatchee Rec Center (16355 Summerlin Road) every Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dress is casual, and be sure to wear flat shoes with non-slip sole. more »


 
 
 
 
Brand Builders advertising affords you the opportunity to give people reasons to do business with you rather than your competition.
 
 
 

Multimedia

Latest CU Community Galleries

Latest Video

 
 
 
 

Latest Video