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Mote Marine tests red tide treatment project in Boca Grande

August 18, 2018 In an attempt to combat red tide, Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota is adapting its own system to treat water in small spaces. The bizarre-looking contraption is a maze of PVC pipes and tanks. more »»

 
 
 

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Mote Marine tests red tide treatment project in Boca Grande

August 18, 2018 In an attempt to combat red tide, Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota is adapting its own system to treat water in small spaces. The bizarre-looking contraption is a maze of PVC pipes and tanks. more »»

Foul odors and respiratory irritation: the scenic tour of south Florida

August 16, 2018 Paradise Marina in North Fort Myers sounds like it should be a pretty Floridian place to visit. more »»

Summertime Escape at Bay Oaks Recreation Center

August 15, 2018 Looking to get away from the beach and the hustle and bustle of island life? There is a wonderful Fort Myers Beach jewel that is a favorite place to escape. more »»

Standing united

August 15, 2018 Coast to coast, Florida residents took a stand on Sunday. more »»

08.09.18 Meeting Minutes

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News from around the region

Mote Marine tests red tide treatment project in Boca Grande

August 18, 2018 In an attempt to combat red tide, Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota is adapting its own system to treat water in small spaces. The bizarre-looking contraption is a maze of PVC pipes and tanks. more »»

City of Cape Coral North 2 UEP Road Closures - Week of Aug. 20

August 17, 2018 The city of Cape Coral announces the following road closures for North 2 UEP construction - Week of Aug. more »»

County commissioner takes plea arrangement in DUI case

August 17, 2018 Lee County Commissioner John Manning opted out of a trial and submitted a no contest plea on a charge of willful wanton reckless driving with alcohol as a facto. more »»

Foul odors and respiratory irritation: the scenic tour of south Florida

August 16, 2018 Paradise Marina in North Fort Myers sounds like it should be a pretty Floridian place to visit. more »»

‘Leadership Cape Coral’ program marks silver anniversary

August 16, 2018 The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral's leadership program is celebrating 25 years of educating and developing leaders of the future. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Summertime Escape at Bay Oaks Recreation Center

August 15, 2018 Looking to get away from the beach and the hustle and bustle of island life? There is a wonderful Fort Myers Beach jewel that is a favorite place to escape. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Summer Show shows off creativity, offers fine art from Shell Mound Boulevard

May 17, 2018 The creativity at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association doesn’t wan during the summer month. more »»

Out of the woodwork

May 16, 2018 The strangler fig at the Mound House took a hard hit during Hurricane Irma. The oldest section of the tree weakened with the force of the wind, and it split from the trunk and fell. more »»

Taste the Beach set for Sunday

May 2, 2018 Twenty local restaurants will be vying for best dishes this Sunday. You better start planning your strategy. more »»

Mound House hosts first music event

April 25, 2018 A rain shower forced the music inside, but islanders know how to cope with unpredictable weather. more »»

Business

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill turns cocktail into a fundraiser

August 8, 2018 While the community reeled from the devastating images of the marine life washing up on shore, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill had an idea. They decided to do something. more »»

Felipe's Taqueria opens on Old San Carlos Boulevard

July 11, 2018 Ordering a margarita at Felipe's Mexican Taqueria means having a little patience: your bartender is making your marg with individually fresh-squeezed Key limes. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber tees off for summer season

June 20, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce had a ball. Or a few. The Chamber held its annual Swing into Summer Golf Tournament July 8 at the Spring Run Golf Club. more »»

Local Vacation Rentals owner receives Industry Award

June 20, 2018 Sun Palace Vacations Owner, Judith Lee, was honored to receive a 2018 Florida Vacation Rental Management Association Industry Award:?These awards are given to an industry professional over 40 years... more »»

The big 4-0

June 13, 2018 Patrons of the Lani Kai gathered Sunday to celebrate the hotel's 40th anniversary. The resort opened in 1978, and has become an iconic Fort Myers Beach establishment. more »»

Obituaries

Paul Abraham

August 16, 2018 Mr. Paul Abraham, 93, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018, just 23 days shy of his 94th birthday. more »»

Allan Blakley

May 24, 2018 Allan Blakley, age 63, of Ft. Myers passed on May 18, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Edna Louise Talley

May 18, 2018 Edna Louise Talley, 90, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 16, 2018.  Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service.  www.fullermetz. more »»

Willie Marie Kellogg

May 14, 2018 Willie Marie Kellogg, age 92, of Fort Myers, FL  passed away on 5/13/2018.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Sherry Kay Rydberg

April 26, 2018 Sherry Kay Rydberg, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Local Columns

August's Shoreline Spotlight

August 1, 2018 Go Native! Replanting Florida Friendly Estero Boulevard and side streets are almost halfway done with much-needed drainage and safety improvement. more »»

July's Shoreline Spotlight

July 11, 2018 It got the point where the confinement was unbearable. She had to break out. She worked at her constraints, struggling to free herself. more »»

April's Shoreline Spotlight

April 4, 2018 Some of our diligent beach patrollers tell me that the most frequently asked question they hear is why doesn’t the Town sweep, or mechanically rake, the beach regularl. more »»

Part 6: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

March 28, 2018 This is the sixth and last installment on microplastic. more »»

March's Shoreline Spotlight

March 14, 2018 March's Shoreline Spotlight A monthly submission from the Marine Resources Task Force The world is falling apart, civil wars rage across the globe and it isn't safe to leave home. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Christmas in July a success

August 1, 2018 Christmas in July a success To the Editor: Speaking as a Fort Myers Beach library patron for about 35 years, I would like to express my appreciation for the Christmas in July celebration over July... more »»

Margaritaville will not attract spring breakers

August 1, 2018 Margaritaville will not attract spring breakers To the Editor: I can not believe that the owner of the first MEGA hotel on Fort Myers Beach is trying to portray himself as just a small town local... more »»

Unincorporation? Be careful what you wish for

July 11, 2018 Unincorporation? Be careful what you wish for To the Editor: Gosh, you go away for a few weeks and come back and find out that yet another group has formed that wants to unincorporate the town. more »»

Unincorporation could mean less government meddling

July 11, 2018 Unincorporation could mean less government meddling To the Editor: When I first arrived here at Fort Myers Beach a few years ago, I noticed the nice flowers and landscaping everywher. more »»

Margaritaville is the Town's saving grace

July 11, 2018 Margaritaville is the Town's saving grace To the Editor: There is a ridiculous lawsuit by the Lani Kai against other local businesses and the town over parkin. more »»

Editorials

Fort Myers Beach is changing — and not just because of TPI-FMB

April 25, 2018 In an emotionally-charged roll-call, the Town Council voted to send the TPI-FMB project to its second hearing, supporting the project with its negotiated change. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

June 6, 2018 Grab your favorite driver "fore" the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a "course" for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.. more »»

Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

May 16, 2018 In celebration of National Bike Month — and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach — the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26. more »»

Chamber tees up big fun with annual ‘Mini’ Masters Golf Tournament April 19

April 11, 2018 The Masters in Augusta, Georgia might be over, but the golfing fun on Fort Myers Beach is just about ready to tee up. more »»

Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society presents 52nd annual Summerset Regatta this weekend

October 5, 2017 There will be parties, happy-hour events, great prizes, and lots of boat — just as there has always been since the 1960s. more »»

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