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Artificial reefs revive dead canals

November 6, 2018 In the midst of the worst water quality crisis Southwest Florida has seen in years, David Wolff has devised his own plan to clean it up: artificial reefs. more »»

State attorney: No Sunshine Law violation

November 6, 2018 Finding “it is clear there was no Sunshine Law violation,” the State Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges against two Fort Myers Beach Town Council members. more »»

Marine task force pushes for fertilizer ban

November 6, 2018 Fertilizers should be banned year-round, according to the Marine Resources Task Force. more »»

Town Council talks zoning, trash

November 6, 2018 Zoning issues and Times Square trash collection dominated discussion at the first council meeting of November on Monday. 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 »»

Pups dress up for Yappy Howl-o-ween

November 6, 2018 “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” was the winning get-up at the first ever Yappy Howl-o-ween costume contest. Pets and their owners gathered in their best ensembles at Nervous Nellie’s on Oc. more »»

Historic Society kicks off season with Florida Folklore

November 6, 2018 Have you ever heard of the Barefoot Mailman? Dr. Caren Neile wants to tell you about him. “There are several Barefoot Mailman stories,” the storyteller says. more »»

Local breweries, musicians band together to benefit OOA

November 6, 2018 The community has the opportunity to support active military through the Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay, which will feature local breweries, live music and food. more »»

4th annual Miles of Soul Music Fest to be held this weekend

November 6, 2018 A Fort Myers based business is holding an event this weekend to celebrate their anniversary, Veterans Day, and to raise money for Miles Ranch. more »»

Times Square pops with new paint

October 31, 2018 Times Square has a fresh face, but you’ll have to look down at your flip flops to see it. more »»

View classic campers and motor coaches in Estero

October 31, 2018 The public is invited to step back in time while experiencing what older campers and motor coaches looked like in the 1940s to 1970s in Estero. more »»

CELCAB reviews growth at the Mound House

October 31, 2018 The museum at the Mound House has just finished its third year of operations, with attendance, revenue, and membership numbers on the rise. more »»

Caribbean Cruise-in Car Show kicks off in November

October 31, 2018 The annual Caribbean Cruise-in Car Show, Salty Sam’s Marina and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, will kick off the first Monday in November with some great giveaways. 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 »»

FMB Yoga Project kicks off with new classes

October 31, 2018 A Fort Myers Beach resident, who is passionate about yoga, and providing opportunities for her community to have access to good quality physical fitness, launched a new project last month. more »»

Coastal Cleanup attracts hundreds of volunteers

October 24, 2018 Although numbers have not been finalized for the International Coastal Cleanup, the annual event attracted more than a thousand volunteers. more »»

On the ballot: County School Board Referendum; Q&A with the District regarding the 1/2 sales tax

October 24, 2018 The Observer submitted a list of questions to the School District of Lee County, asking for information on their respective ballot referendum. more »»

Lee County opts out of cities’ legal challenge

October 24, 2018 Lee County will not take part in a lawsuit challenging a Lake Okeechobee water flow decision filed by six of the county’s municipalities. 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 »»

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 »»

Volunteer opportunities still available for beach cleaning effort

October 10, 2018 There are many opportunities for the Fort Myers Beach community to get involved in this weekend’s International Coastal Cleanup efforts. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. more »»


Living Green workshops November 14, 2018

Every Wednesday, the public is invited to visit the Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park in south Lee County to get information on how they can learn more about “green living” at home and work. more »




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