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Tuesday April 13

Julia Cole performs in Songs from the Sofa virtual concert series April 15

What: The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), iHeartMedia and Cat Country 107.1 welcome Julia Cole to…

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Tuesday April 13

Mound House. Earth Day Events MRTF’s “Ask Me” Environmental Booth

With Earth Day 2021 on the horizon, get your environmental swerve on at the iconic…

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Thursday April 08

Can a Passport Put An End To Freedom? Ironically...YES

Part of the Point of View...."I think I know but do I?" series The concept…

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Tuesday April 06

Our Water: Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource: Part II

Last issue we talked about the components that make up our watershed; The Gulf of…

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Monday April 05

Our Water: Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource Part I

Water provides Lee County with an environment and quality of life that lures new residents…

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Monday April 05

2021: The Year of the 17-Year Cycle of ‘Cicadas’

It seems right out of the Bible.......Hordes of fearsome biological monstrosity's Cicada are about to…

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April 13, 2021

Julia Cole performs in Songs from the Sofa virtual concert series April 15

in General/Features by Production
What: The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), iHeartMedia and Cat Country 107.1 welcome Julia Cole to the Songs from the Sofa virtual concert series. The livestream event, hosted by Miriam Dotson, VCB communications manager, will feature Cole’s…
April 13, 2021

Mound House. Earth Day Events MRTF’s “Ask Me” Environmental Booth

in Outdoor by Production
With Earth Day 2021 on the horizon, get your environmental swerve on at the iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach! The Mound House offers two new and free Earth Day events on Thursday, April 22. While free, advance registration is necessary due to space…
April 08, 2021

Can a Passport Put An End To Freedom? Ironically...YES

in Lifestyle by Production
Part of the Point of View...."I think I know but do I?" series The concept is raising a red flag about government overreach, the Whitehouse is reportedly working on a vaccine passport program, what is a vaccine passport, what should be used for, what should…
April 06, 2021

Our Water: Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource: Part II

in Outdoor by Production
Last issue we talked about the components that make up our watershed; The Gulf of Mexico, Lee County Bays and Estuaries, The Caloosahatchee River and Estuary and Lake Okeechobee and we discussed the problems; Blue-green Algae, Red Tide, Red Drift Algae and…
April 05, 2021

Our Water: Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource Part I

in Outdoor by Production
Water provides Lee County with an environment and quality of life that lures new residents and visitors alike. Human activities, population growth, and watershed alterations, though, have caused significant impacts to the County’s water and other natural…
April 05, 2021

2021: The Year of the 17-Year Cycle of ‘Cicadas’

in Outdoor by Production
It seems right out of the Bible.......Hordes of fearsome biological monstrosity's Cicada are about to drag their way to the surface of the earth after developing underground for 17 years. It comes only to mate and spawn; however, it imparts terror and disgust…
April 01, 2021

Calling All Mermaids, Mermaid Fest is this Weekend!

in Outdoor by Production
Mermaid Fest FMB is this weekend from April 2-4 at Lover's Key event field. Mermaid fest is a collaboration of artists, wellness groups and local not for profits who understand the beautiful symbiosis between our earth and our local communities. Mermaid Fest…
March 31, 2021

FMB Town Councilor ‘Hand Written’ Letter Initiative

in Environment by Production
As we get closer to rainy season, the fight over how to handle water discharges from Lake Okeechobee is intensifying!" US Congressman Brian Mast, representing District 18, Florida's ‘upper’ east coast area, containing Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, has…
March 12, 2021

Now That’s Italian!

in Business by Production
I had the opportunity to speak with Franco Russo of Two Meatballs Restaurant in Fort Myers and we got to talking about his dad.....Alfredo Russo....I had met him before but it surprised me to learn Franco was Alfredo's son, just never made the connection I…
March 05, 2021

Bay Harbor Marina Project: the Old Compass Rose Marina: Appealed

in Business by Production
Bill Semmer and Joanne Semmer and San Carlos Island residents have won their appeal to the Bay Harbor Marina project. We heard late yesterday afternoon as we were about to go to press with this current paper. The Semmers, have homes near the Main Street…
February 26, 2021

FM Beach Town Council To Consider Zoning Changes Allowing Alcohol Variance Near Beach School/ Rec Center March 1 meeting

in Business by Production
This should be front page news for Fort Myers Beach and all of Lee County since it involves Fort Myers Beach/Lee County School children. Unfortunately our hard copy hit the street this morning and we just received this from Tracey Gore A request to rezone…
February 17, 2021

Fort Myers Beach Town Council Meeting Report

in Politics by Production
Action by Fort Myers Beach Town Council at its regular meeting on Monday, earlier this monts, involved enhancements of the Mooring Field, an upcoming traffic signal at Old San Carlos and Estero Boulevard, and appointments to two of the Town’s advisory boards,…
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Feb 12, 2021 246

A Tribute to Mary Wilson of the Supremes

A couple days ago, I found myself humming along to a Supremes song. Mary, back in the day…
Feb 12, 2021 4555

Please Support our new advertisers Flippers On the Bay: Located at Lovers Key Resort just over the south bridge of Fort Myers Beach

Flippers on the Bay is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has…
Feb 04, 2021 197

The 7-Day All-Cash Challenge

This morning while waiting for my car to fill up, I put the time to good use. I read all…
Jan 30, 2021 523

Choice Market Food Bank’s Annual Fundraiser

Choice Market Food Bank is the only food pantry serving the families in need on Fort…
Jan 30, 2021 177

The Day The Music Died

Rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper”…
Jan 30, 2021 1269

"Year of the OX" The 17th Annual SWFL “AsiaFest” Celebration

The first day of Chinese New Year varies every year, much like our Easter celebration…
Jan 30, 2021 198

How To Handle Stress Better

The way our bodies react to stress is actually supposed to be good for us! I know, at…
Jan 30, 2021 269

Creating Artificial Habitats While Honoring National Treasures

The USS Mohawk was a WWII Coast Guard Cutter that is 165 feet in length. After its…
Signage on the street is easy to miss, so be careful to look for it or you might drive right by.
Jan 30, 2021 357

Bonita Beach / Fort Myers Beach.... "Dog Park"

Searching for this dog beach on line, you will find that the location listed as: 14436…
Jan 23, 2021 158

Hazardous Material Technician Certification Class

When Oil Spill First Responders respond to an oil spill, training is not just a good…
Jan 23, 2021 190

This Week in History: Wham-O produces First Frisbees

On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their…
Jan 23, 2021 3089

FM Beach Bay Oaks Recreational Campus Plans Move Forward

The agenda for Town Council’s meeting this week included pivotal decisions on…
Jan 10, 2021 263

Proposed Toll Roads And Panther Saftey

People were responsible for most of the 22 Florida panthers deaths in 2020. According to…
Jan 08, 2021 236

Get Smart! Put Your Heart and Legs Into Your Brain

I hate to start off in such a negative way, but I'm positive it's essential to your…
Jan 08, 2021 263

Florida Education Bills Already Introduced and In Committee !

Florida Lawmakers have been busy, here are a number of bills related to Education.These…
Jan 08, 2021 241

Dating Apps Are Mixing Up The Gene Pool

Commentary on dating apps follows a familiar theme, presenting them as encouraging…
Jan 08, 2021 666

FINALLY: Some Good News About The Corona Virus!

New data suggest that nearly all COVID-19 survivors have the immune cells necessary to…
Jan 08, 2021 332

Courtney's Continental Cuisine... Fine Dining but Casual too

Get ready to experience the best food in Fort Myers! Voted Best Continental Cuisine in…
Jan 08, 2021 324

Get In Shape Special... $25 for 10 - 90 minute sessions BIKRAM YOGA of Fort Myers

YES.... you read that right, $25 for 10 - 90 minutes sessions, new students only, just…
Don't Let the tough guy look throw you...  Jerry is one of the nicest guys you’ll meet on the beach.
Dec 31, 2020 612

Fresh Catch and Junkanoos Keep Rolling Along

With 2020 bringing its most challenging obstacles, all businesses have felt the burden of…
Empty Gift boxes like tv' computers, expensive game boxes etc. give thieves info about what is in the house
Dec 24, 2020 1141

Cape Coral Teams up with Waste Pro for Crime Prevention: Christmas Present Boxes Recycling Program

The Cape Coral Police Department and City of Cape Coral are teaming up with Waste Pro to…
If you’ve ever been to the beach on New Years Eve, you will remember that the fireworks show by locals and visitors, before and after the ‘Official Fireworks’ is pretty impressive. So there will be probably be “Unofficial” fireworks on FMB
Dec 23, 2020 2744

What’s Happening: New Years Eve Fireworks are Cancelled Everywhere, But You Don’t Want to Stay Home.....

In Southwest Florida all the big fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve, have been…
Dec 23, 2020 307

ASK THE DOCTORS : Marijuana Use May Lead to More Sex, But Also More Risky Behavior

Dear Doctor: Do marijuana users really have more sex? Why would that be? I ask out of…
Dec 19, 2020 283

How Designating a Health Care Surrogate Can Help You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a renewed interest in estate planning. Indeed, many…
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