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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 »»

Town manager releases preliminary budget

August 23, 2017 The Town of Fort Myers Beach is gearing up for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget talks. Town Manager Roger Hernstadt released the preliminary budget to the council on Monda. more »»

Florida's rampant with nonnative reptiles

August 23, 2017 Which of the three reptiles pictured here is considered a non-native or invasive species to Florida? It was a trick: all three are just a few examples of exotic animals who now call southwest Florid... more »»

Fishing for a Cure tournament accepting teams, sponsorships

August 23, 2017 Skanska and Pink Shell Marina are once again partnering up for an annual fishing tournament to fundraise for the Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center. This year's tournament will be held Friday, Oc. 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 »»

News from around the region

Proposed land use change fails

August 22, 2017 By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers. more »»

Council debates various tax rates

August 22, 2017 Monday’s land use amendment deadlock regarding the golf course property almost impacted how much Cape Coral property owners could pay in taxes next year. more »»

City sets candidate debates

August 22, 2017 Candidates in three Cape Coral City Council races will face off this week at two separate debates. more »»

Preventing Type 2 diabetes

August 22, 2017 A free program on diabetes prevention is again being offered through the Cape Coral Hospital. more »»

Cape Council approves utility-related PDP change

August 22, 2017 In the wake of an hours-long debate regarding the old golf course land use change, Cape Coral City Council dealt quickly with an amendment to a residential Planned Development Project named... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

Ready to Rock -- Flying Hasslehoffs CD release party at the Buddha Friday

July 19, 2017 It’s no secret our little strip of Fort Myers Beach is home to some of the most talented musicians from around the world. Take the Flying Hasslehoffs, for example. more »»

Business

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 and Pink Shell Marina are once again partnering up for an annual fishing tournament to fundraise for the Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center. This year's tournament will be held Friday, Oc. 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 »»

08.23.2017 Community Corner

August 23, 2017 08.23.2017 Community Corner   Through Your Eyes: Kay Roberts Lannert Everyone's eyes were on the sky Monday. more »»

Rooney talks flood insurance with Chamber

August 16, 2017 With reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set for Sept. more »»

Obituaries

Mary Adelaide Lorenz

August 18, 2017 Mary Adelaide Lorenz, 86, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Lorraine Barbara Moore

August 16, 2017 Lorraine Barbara Moore, 63, of Fort Myers FL passed away August 15, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Marylou Rader

August 11, 2017 Marylou Rader, 89, of Ft. Myers passed away Thursday August 10, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home. more »»

Thomas V Valmer

August 10, 2017 Thomas V. Valmer, 57, of Ft. Myers passed away Monday August 7, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.Horizonfunerals.com. Arrangements are being handled by Affordable Cremations. more »»

Zachary A Holmes

August 9, 2017 Zachary A Holmes, 21, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on August 3, 2017.   Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service.  www.fullermetz. 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

Support our Historic Society in its efforts to preserve historic cottage

August 9, 2017 Support our Historic Society in its efforts to preserve historic cottage To the Editor: Many thanks to our Estero Island Historic Society. more »»

Love for Bruce Day was a huge success

July 26, 2017 Love for Bruce Day was a huge success To the Editor: We were proud to have donated about 500 punds of  non-perishable food and $3,305 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank in memory of Bruce Cermak at... more »»

Outsource for Government-Lite

July 19, 2017 Outsource for Government-Lite To the Editor: I’m glad this Council is discussing downsizing town staff and vehicle inventory by looking at outsourcing again, just six years ago we had about 50 ful... more »»

We are lucky

July 12, 2017 We are lucky To the Editor: What a wonderful day, with a glorious endin. more »»

Thank you to our community

July 12, 2017 Thank you to our community To the Editor: To quote C. Booker  “if you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together. 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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