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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Residents oppose taller, cheaper Big Carlos Pass BridgePeople in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs are uniting against a 60-foot tal
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
People in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs are uniting against a 60-foot tall bridge that could be built between the two communities. More than 400 people showed up for a workshop Thursday night showcasing different options for the Big Carlos... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fort Myers Beach iguana knocked out from cold snapFort Myers Beach resident Scott Safford encountered a strange guest in his driv
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
Fort Myers Beach resident Scott Safford encountered a strange guest in his driveway Thursday morning. The Wednesday to Thursday overnight temperatures in the mid-30s had put one unfortunate iguana in a stupor. Iguanas are an invasive species in... Read more
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Reality TV World
Fire truck for sale at the side of Florida road turns headsfire truck for sale at the side of the road might be a rare sight, but it is no
Reality TV World / Posted 4 days ago
fire truck for sale at the side of the road might be a rare sight, but it is not unusual for retired fire trucks to hit the private market -- a similar 1987 model truck is listed on Craigslist in Fort Myers Beach for an asking price... Read more
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Ball State Daily News
The Lani Kai Island Resort is perfect for Spring BreakGet ready for the Top Spring Break Party of 2018 at the Lani Kai Island Resort!
Ball State Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Get ready for the Top Spring Break Party of 2018 at the Lani Kai Island Resort! This Fort Myers Beach, Fla., hot spot has been titled “Spring Break Central” for the last 40 years, and 2018 is already looking like it’s gonna be the biggest Spring... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Thanks for supporting the Polar Bear Plunge To the Editor: The 13th Annual Fort Myers Beach Polar Bear Plunge on New Yea
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
To the Editor: The 13th Annual Fort Myers Beach Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day Jan. 1, 2018 was a huge success. The Polar Bear Club would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who supported,... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Congressional 2017 Accomplishmentshe does not want our country to uncover and stop the Russia interference in our
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
he does not want our country to uncover and stop the Russia interference in our elections, but rather wants to "purge" people that do not support Trump from the FBI and the Justice Dept.- an authoritarian country! Gerry Trantina Fort Myer... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Friends of the Mound House to host annual meetingDocents Tell All." The Friends of the Mound House will hold their annual meetin
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
Docents Tell All." The Friends of the Mound House will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. At our Fort Myers Beach Library. Dan Hughes portraying Mr. Long, a former resident of the Mound House, will mingle with you as... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Council reviews 30 percent plans01.11 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights from the 01.11.18 Fort Myers Beach Town
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
01.11 Meeting Minutes Brief highlights from the 01.11.18 Fort Myers Beach Town Council Planning and Management Session. Raise your hand: Mayor Dennis Boback reviewed the council's "policies and procedures" for meeting conduction and reminded... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fran Myers retires from chairman of Beach Kids Foundationof the foundation. Beasley joined the foundation in 1990. Her husband, Bob, an
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
of the foundation. Beasley joined the foundation in 1990. Her husband, Bob, and son, Jason Padilla, had both attended Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. At first, as a part of the Chamber, the foundation only had a few activities. It raised... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Marine Resources Task Force talks public outreachThe Town of Fort Myers Beach successfully passed its plastic straw ban in Novem
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
The Town of Fort Myers Beach successfully passed its plastic straw ban in November. "That makes us like environmental rockstars," said Bill Veach, Marine Resources Task Force (MRTF) Chair. With that ecological achievement under its belt, the MRTF... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fort Myers Beach Fire District seeks community inputFire Chief Matt Love is leading the Fort Myers Beach Fire District through a st
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
Fire Chief Matt Love is leading the Fort Myers Beach Fire District through a strategic planning process, and part of that plan includes soliciting the help of the community. The district had a 10-year comprehensive plan that expired in 2017. But... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
TPI project goes to LPA Feb. 13some of the aesthetics of the development along Crescent Street. In 2015, Torg
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
some of the aesthetics of the development along Crescent Street. In 2015, Torgerson unveiled plans for mega-development on Fort Myers Beach: multiple hotels, a boardwalk, a conference center and more. Grand Resorts was met with instant backlash... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Proposed Fort Myers Beach resort one step closer to breaking groundA proposed resort that has been the talk of the town for years in Fort Myers Be
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
A proposed resort that has been the talk of the town for years in Fort Myers Beach is one step closer to breaking ground. TPI Hospitality submitted finalized plans for the project to the Local Planning Agency and Town Council in November. The major... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Proposed Fort Myers Beach resort one step closer to breaking groundA proposed resort that has been the talk of the town for years in Fort Myers Be
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 days ago
A proposed resort that has been the talk of the town for years in Fort Myers Beach is one step closer to breaking ground. TPI Hospitality submitted finalized plans for the project to the Local Planning Agency and Town Council in November. The major... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Nelson, Rooney keen to keep oil rigs away from Florida coastThe beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore o
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 10 days ago
The beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore oil rigs in the distance. Fort Myers Beach resident Megan Zelenak took a vacation to the tropical paradise in 2017, and doesn't want to see Lee County's beaches plagued... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Nelson, Rooney keen to keep oil rigs away from Florida coastThe beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore o
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
The beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore oil rigs in the distance. Fort Myers Beach resident Megan Zelenak took a vacation to the tropical paradise in 2017, and doesn't want to see Lee County's beaches plagued... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Nelson, Rooney keen to keep oil rigs away from Florida coastThe beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore o
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 10 days ago
The beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore oil rigs in the distance. Fort Myers Beach resident Megan Zelenak took a vacation to the tropical paradise in 2017, and doesn't want to see Lee County's beaches plagued... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Nelson, Rooney keen to keep oil rigs away from Florida coastThe beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore o
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 10 days ago
The beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore oil rigs in the distance. Fort Myers Beach resident Megan Zelenak took a vacation to the tropical paradise in 2017, and doesn't want to see Lee County's beaches plagued... Read more
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CaptivaSanibel.com
Nelson, Rooney keen to keep oil rigs away from Florida coastThe beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore o
CaptivaSanibel.com / Posted 10 days ago
The beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore oil rigs in the distance. Fort Myers Beach resident Megan Zelenak took a vacation to the tropical paradise in 2017, and doesn't want to see Lee County's beaches plagued... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Nelson, Rooney keen to keep oil rigs away from Florida coastThe beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore o
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
The beaches of Aruba: crystal clear water, bright pink flamingos and offshore oil rigs in the distance. Fort Myers Beach resident Megan Zelenak took a vacation to the tropical paradise in 2017, and doesn't want to see Lee County's beaches plagued... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Business Briefsaccounting schools in the nation. He moved to Florida in 2005 and became the co
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 11 days ago
accounting schools in the nation. He moved to Florida in 2005 and became the controller at the Outrigger Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach. Charran, 40, became assistant general manager of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Bonita Springs in... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Offshore drilling ban may not lastwould be a good idea." The 2010 BP Oil Spill was the worst in history. Scott
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
would be a good idea." The 2010 BP Oil Spill was the worst in history. Scott Safford, the owner of the Sea Gypsy Inn on Fort Myers Beach, wants to ensure it's never repeated. “We need clean water and we don't need drilling especially in... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
HELEN L. HARRISsix children, Bunny Geboe, with whom she shared her home, Shirley (Stephen) Mat
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 12 days ago
six children, Bunny Geboe, with whom she shared her home, Shirley (Stephen) Matyi of Austintown, James R. (Liz) Harris of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., David (Kathy) Harris of Youngstown, Debra Phillips of Youngstown, and Robert S. Harris of Youngstown;... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Don’t miss the 8th Annual Putt & Pub CrawlFore! Taking place in the downtown district of Fort Myers Beach from 10 a.m. to
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 12 days ago
Fore! Taking place in the downtown district of Fort Myers Beach from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, is the ever-popular Putt & Pub Crawl. The fun begins with nine local restaurants each creating and setting up their own "goofy golf" hole.... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Polar Bear Dip draws hundredsFlorida "polar" temperatures and a cloudy day didn't stop hundreds from making
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
Florida "polar" temperatures and a cloudy day didn't stop hundreds from making the plunge. The 13th annual Fort Myers Beach Polar Bear Dip occurred New Year's Day out on the beach at the Outrigger, benefitting the Fort Myers Beach Benevolent... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fort Myers Beach Art Association hosts open houseTucked away behind the Fort Myers Beach Fire District station and the Red Cocon
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
Tucked away behind the Fort Myers Beach Fire District station and the Red Coconut RV Park is home to the beach's fine arts scene. But, its off-the-beaten-path location keeps it a mystery to visitors and even some beach residents. "It's a secret on... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Estero Boulevard segment 2 moves to “plan b”and Connecticut Avenue's outfall should begin soon. The decision also comes fo
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
and Connecticut Avenue's outfall should begin soon. The decision also comes for public safety reasons. Molnar said the Fort Myers Beach Fire District needs to be able to get out of the station on either Voorhis or Donora. The schedule change... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fort Myers Beach 60th Annual Shrimp Fest set for March 9,10It's only two months away from Fort Myers Beach's biggest festival. The shrimp
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
It's only two months away from Fort Myers Beach's biggest festival. The shrimp festival has been described as a holiday for the beach, a time for locals to gather together and former residents to return to their favorite 7-mile island. And this... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Friends, family invited to Burnell Caldwell’s “Kick the Bucket” partyKenneth said. Burnell traveled around the country, living in several states, b
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
Kenneth said. Burnell traveled around the country, living in several states, before eventually calling Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach his final home. Ailbee said they joke that Burnell finally started settling down in his 50s. "He was just a... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Busy time of year in SWFL dampened by cold weatherthe busiest time of the year for businesses in Southwest Florida, but the cold
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 days ago
the busiest time of the year for businesses in Southwest Florida, but the cold weather is putting a damper on things. On Fort Myers Beach business owners said they see a lot less traffic. "It's just cold," said Times Square Tattoo parlor owner... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Restaurant is first tenant to sign up for new Piersuccess of our partnership with the city and most importantly, will do our best
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 17 days ago
success of our partnership with the city and most importantly, will do our best to exceed the people of St. Petersburg’s expectations." Doc Ford's currently has locations in Captiva Island, Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. Latest News: Pinellas Co... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Doc Ford’s restaurant chosen for St. Petersburg pier siteST. PETERSBURG � Doc Ford�s Rum Bar & Grille, a popular Sanibel Island restaura
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
ST. PETERSBURG � Doc Ford�s Rum Bar & Grille, a popular Sanibel Island restaurant with locations on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach, will now be able to claim a site in St. Petersburg. Mayor Rick Kriseman announced today that he has selected the... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Carioscia looks to serve on county Tourist Development Councilcouncil consisting of a county commissioner, a representative from the top two
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 17 days ago
council consisting of a county commissioner, a representative from the top two bed-tax revenue collectors (Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach) and a rep from the other municipalities, (Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Estero) which rotate... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Byron Stout's Fish Finder: Jan. 5in 175 feet of water. Much closer to shore, Capt. DeAngelis found a 14-pound t
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 18 days ago
in 175 feet of water. Much closer to shore, Capt. DeAngelis found a 14-pound tripletail lolling under a crab trap buoy off Fort Myers Beach, where a freelined scaled sardine was its undoing. Capt. Hanson reports four offshore Fishbuster Charters,... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Beach Park and Ride opens at Summerlin SquareBeach tourists and even local Lee County beachgoers have a new place to catch a
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 18 days ago
Beach tourists and even local Lee County beachgoers have a new place to catch an easy ride to Fort Myers Beach. LeeTran opened its new Beach Park and Ride at 11101 Summerlin Square Drive in December. "That was pretty exciting, opening that up,"... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Business BriefsInstitute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 18 days ago
Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the U.S. LeeTran increases service to Fort Myers Beach as part of seasonal changes Increased LeeTran service to Fort Myers Beach is among seasonal changes that... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Colder weather impacting Florida tourism businessabout the weather. Anglers aren't the only ones not wanting to venture out on
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 18 days ago
about the weather. Anglers aren't the only ones not wanting to venture out on the water, Adventure Water Sports, off of Fort Myers Beach, said after 17 straight days of being open, it decided to take Thursday off due to the lack of... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Sailing Singles happy hour CalendarFlorida meet for happy hour at 5 p.m., the first Friday of each month, at the U
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 19 days ago
Florida meet for happy hour at 5 p.m., the first Friday of each month, at the Upper deck of Matanzas Inn (under the Fort Myers Beach bridge), have dinner after. The general meeting is held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Enjoy day... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Where the debate over regulating Florida vacation rental homes standshas to be up to the community itself to regulate their own rentals," said Judy
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 19 days ago
has to be up to the community itself to regulate their own rentals," said Judy Haataja with Tripower Vacation Rentals on Fort Myers Beach. "We have a great balance between tourism and residential," said Haataja. "That balance between tourism and... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
It’s a Tropical Beach Party at Lovers Key State ParkBreak out your grass skirts and puka beads, it is back this year by popular dem
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 19 days ago
Break out your grass skirts and puka beads, it is back this year by popular demand - the Fort Myers Beach Tropical Beach Party at Lovers Key State Park. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and join the Friends of Lovers... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
January's Shoreline Spotlightdepending on the season. My wife and I were visiting in a low season, so the to
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
depending on the season. My wife and I were visiting in a low season, so the town was sleepy and traffic free. We know from Fort Myers Beach that things change with the season. Moulay is a term of respect and Moulay Bousselham is named after a 10th... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Alternative optionsBeach tourists and even local Lee County beachgoers have a new place to catch a
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
Beach tourists and even local Lee County beachgoers have a new place to catch an easy ride to Fort Myers Beach. Last week, LeeTran opened its new Beach Park and Ride at 11101 Summerlin Square Drive in December. "That was pretty exciting, opening... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Bay Harbour amendment moves to Lee County Local Planning Agencysupport what they see as an improvement to the island. "There will be an econo
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
support what they see as an improvement to the island. "There will be an economic boom, and it needs it. Our project, EbbTide, Torgerson's, will be fantastic," Mayher said. "We don't need strip clubs and bars on the entrance to Fort Myers... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
2018: development, infrastructure, transportationwill be changing in 2018, but this year should start the process of public inpu
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
will be changing in 2018, but this year should start the process of public input on a variety of projects. And, in 2018, Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area will definitely start to see some new construction. With the new Park and Ride Lee... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Getting their groove onemployee have in common? Creative minds and musical skills. Ed Summers of Est
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
employee have in common? Creative minds and musical skills. Ed Summers of Estero and Bob Williams and Mike McMillan of Fort Myers Beach meet up on Wednesdays as The Pearl Street Band to jam out to a few of their favorite songs at Truly... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fort Myers man arrested in 22 year old rape casecomplex where he let the victim go. In October, detectives arrested a Virginia
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 26 days ago
complex where he let the victim go. In October, detectives arrested a Virginia man suspected of raping a woman on Fort Myers Beach in 1998. The rape kit was finally tested after Governor Rick Scott signed legislation requiring law... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fort Myers man arrested in 22 year old rape casecomplex where he let the victim go. In October, detectives arrested a Virginia
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 26 days ago
complex where he let the victim go. In October, detectives arrested a Virginia man suspected of raping a woman on Fort Myers Beach in 1998. The rape kit was finally tested after Governor Rick Scott signed legislation requiring law... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
History and holidaymembers dedicated a plaque to Pauline Onyx, who left a large donation to the so
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 27 days ago
members dedicated a plaque to Pauline Onyx, who left a large donation to the society when she died. Ted Reckwerdt lived on Fort Myers Beach for 64 years, and used to own the only plumbing business out on the island. He used to give tours at the... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Sirens for Santaprevents Santa Claus from flying over Estero Island with his sleigh. So, he re
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 27 days ago
prevents Santa Claus from flying over Estero Island with his sleigh. So, he relies on the Beach Kids Foundation and the Fort Myers Beach Fire District to deliver his gifts to island children. The Beach Kids Foundation helped Santa deliver gifts... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
New Years Eve is a goEverything will be the same as it always is for New Year's Eve on Fort Myers Be
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 27 days ago
Everything will be the same as it always is for New Year's Eve on Fort Myers Beach. Just a few weeks ago the status of fireworks was uncertain, but everything is back to normal now. Thanks to many generous donations from the local community,... Read more
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