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First Environmental Symposium scheduled for Jan. 17

January 9, 2019 By JESSE MEADOWS jmeadows@breezenewspapers.com Want to learn about all things environmental? The Town of Fort Myers Beach is planning its first-ever Environmental Symposium for Jan. 17. more »»

Historic Society hosts talk on lighthouses of Florida

January 9, 2019 Do you know the history of your local lighthouse? Dr. Kevin McCarthy does. more »»

Lee County sees jump in flu cases

January 9, 2019 Flu season, which began back in October, has officially arrived in Southwest Florida with more than 310 cases confirmed during the week of Dec. 23, according to Lee Health. more »»

Bay Oaks has big plans, says goodbye to parks director

January 2, 2019 Fort Myers Beach’s local recreational center and pool could see big changes in 2019. more »»

Yesteryear Entertainment a Beach must-do

January 2, 2019 Miss the crooners? Old-school comedy? A local entertainment organization brings back the good old days of entertainment, everything from the music of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra to the laughs only... more »»

Locals among DeSantis’ transition team

January 2, 2019 Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has called upon two Lee County community leaders to hold positions on his Transition Advisory Committees as he prepares to take office Jan. 8. more »»

Art Association to unveil 100 new works

January 2, 2019 Local artists are hard at work making miniature pieces of art. more »»

Carvers create gifts from fallen strangler fig

January 2, 2019 A group of local carvers have turned a fallen tree into a fundraising opportunity. “We earned $750 for the Mound House. It worked out really well,” said John Franz, president of the Caloosa Carve. more »»

Efforts to locate Beach teen continue

December 27, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is continuing its efforts to locate a Fort Myers Beach teen who was reported as a runaway on Christmas Eve. Bianca Smith, 15, is 5'04" tall, 135 pounds. more »»

Holidays not so happy for service industry workers

December 27, 2018 The holidays are here, but for a majority of Lee County’s workforce, that doesn’t mean a day off. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Gulf plunge set for New Year’s Day

December 27, 2018 A Fort Myers Beach tradition began 14 years ago when friends, Ed Herbert, Bill Schmidt and Doc Malcolm, decided to get dressed up and take a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico on New Year’s Da. more »»

County approves 60-foot bridge option 4-1

December 27, 2018 A 60-foot fixed span bridge, not a lower drawbridge, will be built across Big Carlos Pass, replacing the existing structure. more »»

Beach Cleanup to be held New Year’s Day

December 27, 2018 The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is seeking the community’s help New Years Day morning for a beach cleanup. more »»

Town to celebrate its birthday on New Year’s Eve

December 27, 2018 The Town of Fort Myers Beach will turn 23 on Jan. 1, and will officially celebrate its birthday on New Year’s Eve. more »»

Environmental groups to sue feds over Lake O discharges

December 27, 2018 Conservation groups on Dec. more »»

School district launches ‘Peachjar’ program

December 27, 2018 The School District of Lee County has implemented a new way to send digital fliers directly to parents through a program, Peachjar, which will decrease paper use and copy costs throughout the... more »»

South Florida mayors spread message of kindness

December 27, 2018 Leaders across Florida have joined a grassroots movement to inspire kindness on social media. more »»

Severe weather watch issued for Thursday

December 20, 2018 The Lee County Emergency Management Center has issued a tornado watch that also includes the possibility of high wind gusts and hail. The warning, in effect until 4 p.m. more »»

Women’s Club fosters Christmas fundraiser collaboration

December 19, 2018 Holiday spirit is high amongst non-profit organizations on the island, and the Women’s Club wants to keep them all working together. more »»

Fundraiser to benefit environmental efforts at Lee’s wildlife refuge

December 19, 2018 Reservations are now open for a fundraiser to benefit wildlife, land acquisition, and conservation and education efforts at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

 
 

 

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