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November 14, 2018 Six years ago a new tradition formed after a server on Fort Myers Beach woke up wanting to give back one Thanksgiving morning. more »»

 
 
 

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Hands Helping Paws: Lani Kai bartender continues Thanksgiving tradition

November 14, 2018 Six years ago a new tradition formed after a server on Fort Myers Beach woke up wanting to give back one Thanksgiving morning. more »»

Sculptors return to take over sand

November 14, 2018 A world famous art competition will return to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for its 32nd year. The medium? San. more »»

Knights of Columbus host first dinner dance of season

November 14, 2018 Have you ever wanted to learn the foxtrot, or dance the jitterbug? Do you have moves you're itching to strut on a dancefloor? The Knights of Columbus of Ascension Parish will host the Turkey Trot... more »»

Schindler, Morris lose fire board seats

November 14, 2018 Two long-standing Fire Board members lost their seats in last week’s election. Theodore Schindler III, a retired U.S. more »»

Low levels of red tide still lurking off-shore in Lee

November 14, 2018 Southwest Florida may have gotten a reprieve from red tide, but recent data shows Karenia brevis is still present in Lee County in low to medium concentrations. more »»

News from around the region

The Attorney General and FDLE issue joint statement regarding midterm election

November 13, 2018 TALLAHASSEE - With an ongoing recount in several contested races in the 2018 Florida midterm election, Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement want to assure Florid... more »»

Body of missing boater found

November 12, 2018 The body of a man reported missing after he went overboard near the Sanibel Causeway Sunday was pulled from the water near the Punta Rassa boat ramp Monday morning. more »»

CCPD to conduct 'Holiday Heroes Food Drive'

November 12, 2018 The Cape Coral Police Department is partnering with Walmart for the seventh year in a row to host the "Holiday Heroes Food Drive," benefitting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. more »»

The Harry Chapin Food Bank asks for help to fill 'the turkey gap'

November 12, 2018 With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the local food bank is running far short in turkey donations this year. more »»

Veterans Day event to close Midpoint Bridge for three hours on Saturday,

November 9, 2018 The Midpoint Madness Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk will close the Midpoint Bridge from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Motorists are encouraged to use the Cape Coral Bridge or the U.S. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sculptors return to take over sand

November 14, 2018 A world famous art competition will return to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for its 32nd year. The medium? San. more »»

Knights of Columbus host first dinner dance of season

November 14, 2018 Have you ever wanted to learn the foxtrot, or dance the jitterbug? Do you have moves you're itching to strut on a dancefloor? The Knights of Columbus of Ascension Parish will host the Turkey Trot... more »»

Paint the Beach kicks off Nov. 1; ‘Off the Cloud’ judged show kicks off Nov. 12

October 31, 2018 The community will soon see artists located around Fort Myers Beach painting their favorite scene for the Paint the Beach competition. The Paint the Beach competition kicks off Nov. more »»

Annual ode to Halloween Oct. 19

October 17, 2018 Get ready boys and ghouls — the 29th annual Fright Night at Bay Oaks is creeping up on the Beach. This year’s fun is ready to haunt from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. more »»

Two-night 239 Fest takes the stage this weekend

October 10, 2018 239 Fest is coming into its eighth year of bringing the best local punk, ska and reggae bands together for two nights of live music in Cape Coral. more »»

Business

Shark Bar finds a new home

November 14, 2018 Shark Bar is back. The well-loved venue has found a new home on San Carlos Boulevard just down the road from its last location. Owner Denis Karda says they quickly outgrew their first venu. more »»

The Harry Chapin Food Bank asks for help to fill ‘the turkey gap’

November 14, 2018 With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the local food bank is running far short in turkey donations this year. more »»

Santini Market returns for season

November 14, 2018 The Santini Farmer’s Market has returned to the south end for season, with more than 40 vendors. more »»

Sea food for thought

November 6, 2018 Where do culinary art and environmental awareness meet? This was the question posed by the second annual Southwest Florida Sustains event last Thursday. more »»

Gulf Motel purchased; remodeling taking place

October 31, 2018 The old Gulf Motel at 2700 Estero Boulevard was purchased on Sept. 20 for $1,299,000, and is currently undergoing some enhancements. more »»

Obituaries

Dr Walter Andrew Welsh Sr

October 30, 2018 Dr. Walter Andrew Welsh, Sr., 74, of Macon passed away Sunday, October 28, 201. more »»

Dorothy Hiett Evans

October 25, 2018 Dorothy Hiett Evans, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

Ivan Reinhardt

October 19, 2018 Ivan Reinhardt, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away on October 15, 2018. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers, Ft. Myers, FL. more »»

Lyle H Dumers

September 21, 2018 Lyle H Dumers April 9, 1932 ­ September 16, 2018 Lyle is known to his family and friends for his love of sports and for his unfailing competitive spirit. more »»

Lyle H Dumers

September 18, 2018 Lyle H. Dumers, 86, of fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on September 16, 2018. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

At the Library:

October 10, 2018 The week’s events - Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m., in Children’s area - Windows 10, Wed., 10:30 a.m. Pre-register. - Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. more »»

Pet Pals: Island pets seeking forever homes

October 10, 2018 Find A Home Give A Home is an all volunteer not for profit cat and dog rescue organization on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. more »»

At the Library: Look to the library for books and activities

September 12, 2018 The week’s events: - Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m.. Preschool Story Hour in Children’s area. - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Gems and Their Stories - Monday, Sept, 17, 1:30 p.m. Hummels in 2018. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: School sales tax vote demonstrates our community’s commitment to children, future

November 14, 2018 By CATHLEEN MORGAN, School Board Chair DR. GREG ADKINS, Superintendent On behalf of the 84,000-plus students in our public schools, we want to say THANK YOU for making children a priority. more »»

Guest Commentary: Protect your right to vote and say ‘yes’ to Amendment 10

October 31, 2018 As Floridians head to the polls this general election, we’ll be faced with several amendments on our ballots. One of the most significant is Amendment 10, also known as the Protection Amendmen. more »»

November to mark Manatee Awareness Month

October 31, 2018 November is an annual celebration and a dedication to manatee conservation in Florid. more »»

Vote Jacki!

October 31, 2018 To the editor: Jacki Liszak is my choice for Fort Myers Beach Fire Commission Seat 3. Her goal for the next four years is to advance our department to meet the needs of our community. more »»

Vote Liszak, Raymond, Bennett

October 31, 2018 To the editor: Jacki Liszak is the top candidate for our fire department to move forward towards greater achievement. more »»

Editorials

Optimism at the polls

November 14, 2018 Southwest Floridians are notably frugal when it comes to taxes. That’s not a bad thing. more »»

Battle won, fight goes on

November 6, 2018 Southwest Floridians horrified by this summer’s unprecedented environmental disaster received some good news on the water quality front recentl. more »»

Give - but give wisely in the wake of Hurricane Michael

October 24, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach community, as it is always does, pulled together this past weekend for a three-day Hurricane Michael Supply Drive. more »»

Packed ballot Nov. 6; Vote-by-mail

October 16, 2018 Lee Countians planning to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election are facing a lengthy ballot. more »»

Winds of change

October 10, 2018 “Speak up! Be a disrupter. Some people think that’s a bad thing, but it’s not. It wakes people up. Make those phone calls. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

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 »»

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