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Tickets on sale for Valentine’s Dinner Dance

February 13, 2019 Tickets are now on sale for the annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance, which takes place this Saturda. more »»

Town walks through construction concerns on Aberdeen

February 13, 2019 Nobody likes construction, but some streets are more difficult than others. more »»

Tickets on sale for ‘Tea By the Sea and Fashion Show’

February 13, 2019 Tickets are available for the annual Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center Tea By The Sea and Fashion Show, which will feature beach wear from Ship Wreck Treasure. more »»

Library to hold first book sale since loss of director

February 13, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Public Library will hold a book sale this weekend, the first since the death of their long-time director last month. “It’s going to be a tough one, but D. more »»

Inaugural Special Olympics Florida Walkathon to take place on beach

February 13, 2019 Join the inaugural Special Olympics Florida Walkathon at the Ascension Knights of Columbus Ascension Parish grounds later this month to raise money for the athlete. more »»

News from around the region

CCPD: Man violates injunction for stalking to wish woman a happy Valentine's Day

February 15, 2019 A North Fort Myers man remained in the Lee County Jail Friday afternoon after police say he violated an injunction for stalking by breaking into a woman's home in the dead of night to wish her a... more »»

CCPD to seek threat-related costs

February 14, 2019 Despite the numerous public service announcements throughout the county and in all schools encompassing the District of Lee County, students continue to make “fake threats” against peers and... more »»

Edison Festival of Light Parade, celebration starts Saturday

February 14, 2019 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com Join the expected 200,000 spectators this Saturday for the 81st annual Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. more »»

Gary Aubuchon to ride for Cure on Wheels

February 14, 2019 On Feb. 17, one Cape Coral resident will pedal more than 325 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee to raise funds and awareness in the fight of cance. more »»

Challenger Middle thespians earn ‘Best in Room’ awards

February 14, 2019 The talents of Challenger Middle School thespians were on full display earlier in the month in statewide competition, gaining superior recognition for their gifts. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Tickets available for Tony Sands performance

January 24, 2019 Tony Sands, who performs Frank Sinatra “Through the Years,” will be making a stop on Fort Myers Beach next month for a fundraiser at St. Rafael’s Episcopal Churc. more »»

Tickets on sale for School House Rock concert featuring Sheena Brook and Bridgette Tatum

January 16, 2019 A special Winter Concert Series, featuring Sheena Brook and Bridgette Tatum, will be held this month at Fish-Tale Marina as a fundraiser for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. more »»

Cornhole Fur A Cause registration under way

January 16, 2019 Help support a local organization that provides assistance to those four legged companions in need by registering for a cornhole tournament. more »»

Women’s Club birthday brings out big plans

January 16, 2019 The Women’s Club celebrated 55 years in their current location on Sterling Avenue last Friday, and they announced ambitious plans for the future. more »»

Bayside Estates Flea Market moves to this weekend

January 9, 2019 The annual Bayside Estates Flea Market has been pushed up a couple of weeks this year to this Friday and Saturday. more »»

Business

Planners propose hotel to replace Topp’s building

January 30, 2019 A proposal to redevelop the old Topp's building on Estero Boulevard was met with apprehension in council chambers last week. more »»

Fast growing brand brings Kava Culture to the beach

January 24, 2019 Will Fort Myers Beach get sucked into the kava vortex? Sisters and kava entrepreneurs Caroline and Jacqueline Rusher hope so. more »»

Coste new gem in Diamondhead crown

January 16, 2019 Food, beverage, experience. That's what the Diamondhead Resort is selling with their new restaurant, Coste. more »»

Florida Southwestern State College opens fifth location in Southwest Florida

January 16, 2019 On Monday morning, Florida Southwestern State College opened its fifth location in Southwest Florida. more »»

Local businesses give TPI feedback on co-living project

December 19, 2018 A growing housing trend could give workers on Fort Myers Beach an affordable rental option. more »»

Obituaries

Howard Rigsby

February 5, 2019 Howard Rigsby, 88, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on January 28, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Billie Lou Lacy

February 1, 2019 On January 9th, 2019, Morton Salt lost its biggest customer. more »»

Dr Leroy C Hommerding

January 25, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Library family is mourning the loss of their beloved director, Dr. Leroy Hommerding. Dr. more »»

Mark Munro

December 31, 2018 Mark Munro, 66, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on December 23, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Sandra Jones

December 18, 2018 Sandra Jones, 81, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on December 8, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Local Columns

A Message From The Churches of Fort Myers Beach

January 30, 2019 The Pastors and churches of the Ministerial Association of Fort Myers Beach would like to offer the following statement to our members, our town leaders and all citizens: We take pride in our... more »»

Happy Holidays Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!

December 19, 2018 By MATT LOVE We conclude “The Fire Marshal’s Twelve Days of Christmas” with… On the ninth day of Christmas the Fire Marshal gave to me, nine coloring pencils to develop a home safety plan for my... more »»

The Fire Marshal’s 12 Days of Christmas Safety

December 12, 2018 Santa has arrived at Macy’s in New York City, signaling the official start of the holiday season. more »»

November’s Shoreline Spotlight: The beach is back

November 14, 2018 Now the beach has the appearance of a return to normality. The dolphins are back to frolicking, and large flocks of migrating sea and shore birds are coating the sand bar. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Misdirected anger; some clarification

February 13, 2019 To the editor: I would like to address a letter to the editor written by Ms. Milligan concerning Mayor Tracey Gore published Feb. 6. more »»

Vote Allers

February 13, 2019 To the editor: We have had the privilege and good fortune to know Dan Allers. He has proven time and time again to be not only a good neighbor but a true friend. more »»

Town priorities askew

February 6, 2019 To the editor: I attended the Feb. 4 Town Council Meeting where the Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno spoke and answered questions from the Council. more »»

Ummm... Thanks.

February 6, 2019 To the editor: A Big Thank you to Mayor Tracey Gore for publicly harassing bed and breakfasts like Myerside Resort during the town council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. more »»

FMB Tax Exempt Non-Profits

February 6, 2019 To the editor: The Town of Fort Myers Beach (FMB) has many great non-profit organizations that have been granted under the 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Code. more »»

Editorials

Fake threat...real consequences: Yes, they mean it

February 13, 2019 Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school... more »»

Sea change on the water-quality front?

February 6, 2019 Those who predicted post-election politics-as-usual on the water quality front have been largely silent since Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn into office last month. more »»

Conservation 20/20 remains focused

January 30, 2019 Taxpayers who support Lee County’s 20/20 Conservation program — and that, literally, is most of us— may see another 660 acres or so of environmentally fragile land added to the nearly 30,000... more »»

Didn’t get a flu shot? Get one now.

January 9, 2019 Last year, we opened 2018 urging those who had not yet received a flu shot to get one. This year, for much the same reason, we are repeating that advice. more »»

Weigh in on water quality policies

December 27, 2018 Saying they are tired of the Caloosahatchee and St. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration open for Reel Florida Fishing Camp Winter Session

December 12, 2018 For the first time, Reel Florida Fishing Camp, Inc. more »»

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

October 17, 2018 The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. more »»

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

October 10, 2018 Captain Dave’s Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boa. more »»

SW Florida Sailboat Racing Clinic to be held at Pink Shell

October 10, 2018 Offshore Sailing School will kick off its 55th anniversary with a special clinic at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina this December. more »»

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

July 25, 2018 Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7’s Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida’s favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. more »»

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