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Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

 
 
 

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Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival begins today

April 24, 2019 A popular event broadened its audience for the 13th annual festival to include Germany, Italy, Canada, Serbia, China, Australia and Ireland, which transformed its name to the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Eight weeks of summer camp to be offered at Mound House

April 24, 2019 Registration is open for the Mound House’s second year of summer camps with Super Science Florida, geared towards 6-to-12 year olds. more »»

Improvements to be made at Matanzas Pass Preserve

April 24, 2019 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has approved spending $1.1 million in Tourist Development Tax revenues to make some improvements at Matanzas Pass Preserv. more »»

Photo contest winner to receive two-night stay on the beach

April 24, 2019 Residents and visitors alike are invited to join a contest to win a free two-night stay on Fort Myers Beach by simply uploading a photo on Instagram by May 1. more »»

News from around the region

Lee County mourns loss of Commissioner Larry Kiker

April 23, 2019 Passionate. Resolute. Focused. And a man who accomplished much for the community he loved. more »»

Swimmers advised to stay out of the water at the Yacht Club beach

April 23, 2019 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is advising the public not to enter the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club due to high levels of bacteria identified in routine testing. more »»

No-swimming advisory lifted at Yacht Club beach

April 23, 2019 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has removed the advisory to stay out of the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. more »»

Man, shot, wounded, at Cape Coral duplex

April 23, 2019 A Cape Coral man was shot multiple times at a southeast Cape duplex on Monday. Police arrived at the 1013 Southeast 24th Avenue home around 3:30 p.. more »»

CCPD working shooting incident

April 22, 2019 At 3:53 p.m., Cape Coral Police reported that officers are currently working a shooting incident. The incident occurred at 1013 S.E. 24th Ave. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rock the Arches Music Festival scheduled for Saturday

April 24, 2019 Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches Inc. is holding its biggest fundraiser and awareness event of the year this weekend at Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, complete with raffles and live musi. more »»

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival begins today

April 24, 2019 A popular event broadened its audience for the 13th annual festival to include Germany, Italy, Canada, Serbia, China, Australia and Ireland, which transformed its name to the Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Eight weeks of summer camp to be offered at Mound House

April 24, 2019 Registration is open for the Mound House’s second year of summer camps with Super Science Florida, geared towards 6-to-12 year olds. more »»

Final Sunset Beach BBQ and Acoustic Concert to be held April 4

March 27, 2019 The final Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free Acoustic Concert will take place Thursday, April 4, at Lovers Key State Park. “The April 4 show starts at 5:45 p.m. more »»

The famous Shrimp Festival returns for its 61st year

March 6, 2019 Parades, princesses, and shrimp galore. This weekend, the Lion’s Club will host the 61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival, and the beach will be bustling with celebration. more »»

Business

Restaurants, vendors and volunteers being sought for annual Taste of the Beach

April 17, 2019 Fort Myers Beach restaurants, vendors and volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Taste of the Beach. Taste of the Beach will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

After Hours to share information about Roar Offshore Powerboat Race

April 17, 2019 Join the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce tomorrow for their April 2019 Business After Hours, as well as the Roar Offshore Kick-Off, at Coste Island Cuisine. more »»

Wave of Vitality opens on the beach

April 10, 2019 A new nutrition club opened on Fort Myers Beach last month to provide residents and visitors alike with healthy alternatives for their weight loss journey. more »»

Science officer appointment gets support

April 10, 2019 With water quality at the forefront of the issues to which Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged remedy, actions this week continue to follow promises made along the campaign trail. more »»

Council nixes parasailing ordinance

April 3, 2019 A request to operate a parasailing operation off Fort Myers Beach died at its first public hearing Monday. more »»

Obituaries

Ruth Linteau

April 22, 2019 Ruth Linteau, 74, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on April 17, 2019. more »»

Kathryne (Kappy) King

April 19, 2019 Kathryne (Kappy) King of Ft. Myers Beach, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 peacefully in her home at the age of 81. Beloved wife of John S. King. more »»

Hugh S Thimlar

March 26, 2019 Hugh S. Thimlar, 93, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away March 24, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.   www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Lois W Douglas

March 11, 2019 Lois W. Douglas, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away March 9, 2019.  Arrangements under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

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 »»

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

February 27, 2019 There’s a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State — we have more of it than nearly every other state. Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. more »»

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 »»

Letters to the Editor

For shame

April 24, 2019 To the editor: Attendance at the Lee County Commissioners’ meeting on April 17 was record breaking and described as a “painful” day. more »»

Know the signs of an overdose

April 24, 2019 To the editor: Overdoses are happening everywhere, all over the country. more »»

The Biden blues

April 24, 2019 To the editor: Hey, Joe Biden, welcome to the world of Demo-lunacy. There’s an old saying: “Don’t play with a snake; it can't be trusted and it will bite you sooner or late. more »»

Thank you

April 10, 2019 To the editor: The Anchorage Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas on the Bay co-sponsored the 12th Annual Cruiser’s Appreciation Day Saturday April . more »»

Editorials

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 »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

Citrus Canker settlement: It’s time to pay up

March 27, 2019 Lee County homeowners still waiting for fair compensation for backyard citrus trees chopped by the state nearly two decades ago won't have to wait much longer if a proposal in the Florida House... more »»

Sexual trafficking: ‘Hidden in plain sight’

March 6, 2019 The U.S. map on the Polaris website is chilling: colored spots marking the sex trade spread across the country with a proliferation of large blood-red blotches highlighting trafficking hotspots. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Reeling for Autism fishing tournament registration open

March 27, 2019 Do you want to spend the day out on the water fishing while supporting a local nonprofit that serves families and children with autism spectrum disorder? Join Family Initative, Inc. more »»

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 »»

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