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Taste of Beach approved to offer blues fest

April 23, 2014 Blues music will be on tap at Estero Island's largest food festival this year. more »»

 
 
 

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Beach Manager Stilwell sheds interim title

April 23, 2014 Less than 2-1/2 months after a temporary employee agreement was accepted and ratified, the ninth Beach manager to take the reigns of chief administrative officer since the Town of Fort Myers Beach... more »»

KID LAPS: Beach school to race for health while fundraising

April 23, 2014 The race is on for healthy living. more »»

Mound House parking situation readdressed

April 23, 2014 With Mound House scheduled for an opening this fall/winter, the need to accommodate potential visitors with viable parking off site has reemerged. more »»

VIP Realty Group creates benefit cookbook

April 23, 2014 VIP Realty Group on Fort Myers Beach, along with VIP offices in Sanibel, Fort Myers and Naples, has combined resources to assemble a tasty book of recipes to serve as a fundraiser for the hungry. more »»

News from around the region

Clawson cruises to victory

April 22, 2014 After weeks of heated campaigning, only one Republican was left standing Tuesday night to continue on in the race for the District 19 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. more »»

Eagle faces DUI charge; says police report is not a 'complete and accurate picture of the events'

April 22, 2014 A representative for Cape Coral in the Florida House is accused of driving under the influence. Republican Rep. more »»

Red, White & Boom lives on

April 22, 2014 Red, White & Boom will live on through the guidance of the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department. more »»

First results: Clawson in the lead

April 22, 2014 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Curt Clawson has taken the early lead in the District 19 special Republican primary to replace a southwest Florida congressman who resigned after a cocaine arres. more »»

Updated: Rep. Dane Eagle arrested on DUI charges

April 22, 2014 Updated: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cape Coral's representative in the Florida Legislature is facing drunken driving charges after he was arrested in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Police say Rep. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

FORT ROCK - Second annual rock show right around the corner

April 17, 2014 After months of anticipation, the second annual Fort Rock music festival is less than a couple of weeks awa. more »»

Firehouse Flameout: Second annual event raises funds for local fire prevention and awareness group

April 9, 2014 The second annual Firehouse Flameout benefit for the Lee County Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association will take place along the back deck of Nervous Nellie’s, 1131 1st St. more »»

Titanic: In Memory and Style

April 3, 2014 In an effort to raise funds for the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, a very special evening of history, memory and celebration will be held at Fish Tale Marina’s “Propeller Lounge,” 7225 Estero... more »»

Rocking for a Cause: Underground donates all T-shirt sales profit to local no-kill animal shelter

March 26, 2014 The local band Underground not only rocks on the stage, but they rock at life, in genera. more »»

The all-new Island View: New restaurant opens atop the Lani Kai resort

March 19, 2014 Recently going through a complete overhaul, the top floor of the Lani Kai was gutted, rebuilt and remodeled over the last several months, now boasting an all-new dining experience, with the Island... more »»

Business

Cirque du Cabana's: Grand re-opening celebration at Cabana’s Beach Bar Saturday eve

April 3, 2014 The past year has certainly been a busy one for the team at Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grille on Fort Myers Beach, a part of the luxurious DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, 2000 Estero Blv. more »»

The all-new Island View: New restaurant opens atop the Lani Kai resort

March 19, 2014 Recently going through a complete overhaul, the top floor of the Lani Kai was gutted, rebuilt and remodeled over the last several months, now boasting an all-new dining experience, with the Island... more »»

Crackerbox hosts recovery/birthday celebration Saturday for establishment patriarch

February 19, 2014 A food and fun staple of the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel communities for more than half a century, the Crackerbox patriarch, Jim Welker, is one lucky man. more »»

A taste of the Big Apple: Buffalo-Rochester Western New York Day Wednesday

February 5, 2014 Buffalo-Rochester Western New York fans will be taking over Big Game Waterfront Grill Wednesday, Feb. 5 for its next States Days celebration at the 2200 Main St. location. more »»

Island Romance: Celebrating Valentine's Day on Fort Myers Beach

February 5, 2014 Looking for the perfect, romantic spot in the area to celebrate the Day of Love? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Friday, Feb. 14, now is the time to start making plans. more »»

Obituaries

Teri Lyn Krammer

January 8, 2014 Teri was born to Gary and Gail Lambert Sept. 3, 1964 in West Covina, Cali. more »»

Stacy “Shorty” Elmer Davis, Jr.

January 8, 2014 Stacy “Shorty” Elmer Davis Jr., 86, of Fort Myers, died Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1927 in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Stacy E. and Anna (Rosenbaum) Davis, Sr. more »»

Charles ‘Scoop’ Kiesel, Sr.

January 2, 2014 Rev. Deacon Charles “Scoop” Kiesel of Fort Myers Beach passed away surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 25, 2013. He was 93 years of ag. more »»

Audrey L. O’Connell

January 2, 2014 Audrey L. O’Connell Robertson passed away in Chevy Chase, Md., Dec. 20, of heart disease at age 87. She was born in Washington D.C. Jan. more »»

Mary Elizabeth Cheatham

November 13, 2013 Mary Elizabeth Cheatham, 64, of Fort Myers Beach, died Nov. 5, with her family by her side. Mary was born July 11, 1949 in Annapolis, Md. She was married and lived in Glen Burnie, Md. more »»

Local Columns

Famous last words

April 23, 2014 Having the final say in any conversation (otherwise known as the last word) can be hazardous to your health. more »»

Don't forget statue unveiling at Beach Library Friday

April 23, 2014 This Week's Activities Quilting Group meets Wednesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Community Room Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Beach Library plans a statue unveiling April 25

April 16, 2014 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. in Children's Multipurpose area of Kid's Place Bubble Room on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. more »»

That "check engine" light again

April 15, 2014 All cars have one. Lots of cars drive around with it turned on. It tells you to do something that never turns it off. more »»

Conclusion jumping

April 9, 2014 Let’s talk about bad food, bad gas, pumping either, and jumping to conclusions. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Time for Florida to act on climate this Earth Day

April 23, 2014 Florida joined the rest of the Southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. more »»

Lecture series a success

April 23, 2014 To the editor The first “Sunsets at Newton Park” community lecture series offered by the Town of Fort Myers Beach through the Mound House – A Cultural & Environmental Learning Center has conclude... more »»

Taste of the Beach seeks volunteers

April 23, 2014 To the editor: The 2014 Taste of the Beach is coming soon —Sunday, May 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. — to Old San Carlos Boulevard. more »»

FMBAA to involve new PR person

April 23, 2014 To the editor: The Fort Myers Beach Art Association would like to thank all of you in the area publishing business for including our press releases and news articles in your publications this pas... more »»

Local artist loves Fort Myers Beach

April 23, 2014 To the editor: Observer readers: I have lived here, year 'round for over 13 years. more »»

Editorials

Key primary

April 16, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahead. more »»

And they're off …

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized last Wednesday. more »»

For the good of all, Radel should resign

November 27, 2013 "I'm sorry, I have no excuse for what I've done, and I'm not going to try to make any excuses for what I've done... I've let down our country. I've let down our constituents. more »»

Don't raid Conservation 20/20 funds

September 4, 2013 After saying no to a similar proposal in April of 2011, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is again looking to tap tax dollars earmarked for the purchase of environmentally sensitive... more »»

Care packages for our troops

July 3, 2013 Although the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we still have troops deployed. And these men and women, particularly those on the front line, still need us. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Suncoast Gun Show hits SWFL this weekend

February 8, 2013 The Suncoast Gun Show is returning to Southwest Florida this weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. This is one of Florida's largest gun shows. more »»

47th annual Summerset Regatta sails Saturday

October 4, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Mediterranean... more »»

CMCS gears up for 47th annual Summerset Regatta Oct. 5-7

September 27, 2012 Steve Romaine, avid local sailor, longtime member and past commodore of the CMCS sailing group, and a very lucky gentleman who recently returned from a European excursion and nine-day Meditarrean... more »»

Golfers invited to the ninth annual Shell Point Open Nov. 9

September 20, 2012 Fort Myers, Fl (Sept. 20, 2012) --- Golfers are invited to participate in the 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Friday, Nov. 9, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

Heart to Heart: Golf tournament Saturday for local family

August 22, 2012 To help raise funds for a local man who's recently gone through an extensive operation, a very special Heart to Heart Open Golf Tournament and two-man-scramble will take place Saturday at The... more »»

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