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Need for diversity highlights Lee school board election

Their plan would put all of North Fort Myers into District 4's borders, as the area is split into two districts, essentially bringing communities like...

School board endorsements open to public

... interviews for the Lee County school board candidates in the four races, including for the two new additional at-large seats, in an open-to-the-public setting...

Ballot final; most primaries closed

Democrat John Scott of North Fort Myers had previously filed to run in the November election for the District 79 seat. ... Charlie Flores, MelisaGiovannelli,...

Tyler Jay among record 10 Fort Myers Miracle players named All-Stars

Shortstop Nick Gordon, outfielder Edgar Corcino and first baseman Trey Vavra spearhead the Miracle's offense, while starting pitchers Tyler Jay, Stephen Gonsalves, Felix Jorge and...

Elbow surgery 'epidemic' spreads to youth baseball

The teen-aged arms of Carter Pusateri and Carson Smith already are branded with scars like so many Major League Baseball pitchers. Pusateri, a senior at...

Review: 'Running' in right direction at Theatre Conspiracy

“Running” could have been a total slog. This low-key comedy/drama doesn't have much in the way of dramatic fireworks, and it mostly involves two people...

Theater calendar for May 13-19

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com ... “Running” It's the weekend of the New York City Marathon, and Stephen...

'Nina', 'Pinta' arrive in Fort Myers

The replicas touched shore here more than five centuries after Columbus' three ships landed in the Bahamas in 1492. Before he was asked, Capt. Stephen...

Fort Myers Miracle face Manatees

Examiner.comStephen Gonsalves dealt six scoreless innings to help guide the Fort Myers Miracle to a 3-0 victory over the Brevard County Manatees on Wednesday evening...

Anderson will face money deficit in Lee commission race

Stephanie Eller, a Republican candidate challenging Sheriff Mike Scott's re-election, is having a meet-and-greet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Jersey's Sports Café in North...

Theater calendar for April 8-14

TheatreLab at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Fort Myers, Estero. theaterlab.fgcu.edu. CLOSING. “Almost ... FSW Black Box Theatre in Humanities Hall, Room...

Golden Apple music teacher credits his students

Roughly three weeks ago, a school band burst into Thomashefsky's classroom at Rayma C. Page in south Fort Myers, and The Foundation announced he was...

New high-tech home for Cape Coral hero Corey Kent

Fox 4The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation—established in honor of a fallen 9/11 firefighter—is building Sgt. Kent a “smart home” through its Building for...

Bonita Beach Road condo project may restart

Stephen McIntosh, who announced for the office first, had collected $50,929 by the end of 2015, while Peter Simmons, who jumped into the race immediately...

Murray takes alternative route to college

For as long as he can remember, South Fort Myers senior Ke'Shon Murray has envisioned donning a cap and signing his name on National Signing...

2015 News-Press All-Area boys cross country team

School: Fort Myers. Year: Junior. Highlights: Hordinski was a solid third runner for the Green Wave for much of the season, running a season-best 16:53...

Magistrate urges Bonita car wash OK

After a hearing stretching over two meetings, the council voted 4-2 to uphold the recommendation from the planning board that the car wash rezoning be...

Meet the City of Palms field

Coach: Stephen McLaughlin. Last season: 22-11. Won the National Association of Christian Athletes Division I Championship. Top players: 6-10 senior center Udoka Azubuike, 6-9 freshman...

Fort Myers grad wins 10K Race 4 FISH

Esther Stephen, Naples, 51:34; 22. Robin Day, Bedford, IN, 51:36; 23. Stephanie Figlioli, Chicago, 51:39; 24. Beth Goldman, Fort Myers, 51:49; 25. Ada Bromley, Fort...

Smaller arts centers pack season with concerts, festivals

“Fantastic Plastic” Exhibit (March 30-April 23) Former News-Press photographer Stephen Hayford creates elaborate, often humorous dioramas using customized action figures from “Star Wars” and other...

Our Cape, Fort Myers council endorsements

Stephen Bienko (Ward 2): He is relatively new to Fort Myers, arriving about two years ago, but owns a business here, as well as others...

Five things to know Sept. 14-20

Tuesday: City primaries. Fort Myers and Cape Coral have candidates vying for the city council seats in a primary. In Fort Myers, Johnny Streets Jr.,...

Estero residents meet candidates for manager

... former manager of Loxahatchee; Maria Lasday,village manager in Bannockburn, Illinois; Craig Malin, former manager of Davenport, Iowa; Stephen Sarkozy, former manager of Carlsbad, California;...

Cape Coral and Fort Myers early voting starts Tuesday

In Ward 2 of Fort Myers, Stephen Bienko and Anthony Thomas Jr. are challenging Johnny Streets, who is seeking his third term in office. Streets...

Cape Coral and Fort Myers early voting starts Tuesday

In Ward 2 of Fort Myers, Stephen Bienko and Anthony Thomas Jr. are challenging Johnny Streets, who is seeking his third term in office. Streets...

Fort Myers Council candidates continue raising money

As of last week, three candidates have raised $59,244 – more than enough money to send a kid to college and cover the cost of...

New clues sought in cold case Fort Myers hit-and-run

It was just before midnight on November 5, 2005, when Stephen Calvello, 60, was walking home from the Cin-Cin Mediterranean Grill, at 13451 McGregor Boulevard,...

Fort Myers City Council candidates collect big bucks

Stephen Bienko has raised $8,008, with most of it coming from out-of-town friends. Anthony Thomas Jr. is far behind in fundraising, but has criticized Streets,...

The News-Press hosts Political forum for Fort Myers Council Ward 2

The public is invited and the event is free. All three candidates — incumbent Johnny Streets and challengers Stephen Bienko and Anthony Thomas — have...

Fort Myers City Council: Ward 2 candidates fight for your vote

Streets was a dissenter in the Garden Street Iron & Metal expansion. Streets was a leader during the city's worst times, he said, and he...

Stephen Bienko: Fort Myers council candidate wants review of Fort Myers police ...

Editorial Board asked each of the candidates for Fort Myers city council to answer 12 questions on their platform and vision for Fort Myers.

Many moods, one park: Lovers Key

Located on four barrier islands situated between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs, Lovers Key Park offers many personalities. ... Guided kayak tours led by...

Cape Coral DUI roundup ends in 7 arrests

The News-PressAccording to police, officers arrested the following: Aaron Keith Eichbauer, 27 of Cape Coral; Stephen Charles Soviero, 52 of Cape Coral; Ramon Luna-Mayo, 32...

Miracle crush Manatees

VIERA – The Fort Myers Miracle battered the Brevard County Manatees, 12-1, with a 19-hit barrage at Space Coast Stadium on Friday evening. The Miracle...

Pitching prospect Gonsalves lands in Fort Myers

The Minnesota Twins have promoted pitching prospect Stephen Gonsalves to the Miracle. The 20-year-old from San Diego made that promotion an easy decision. In his...

Mother and daughter help preserve family movies, films

Hurricane season stirs up memories throughout the coastal South. For Beth Beller, it's the thought of all those family scrapbooks and home movies. “I remember...

New Fort Myers bookstore puts local authors on top shelf

“You're getting lost between Stephen King and Dan Brown and all the other authors.” That's why Jefferson and local history writer Timothy Jacobs have started...

World Series rematch lineups at JetBlue Park today

Boston.comThe Boston Red Sox play host to the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:05 p.m. today at JetBlue Park. It's a rematch of the 2004 and...

Health Beat: Health fair in Fort Myers

Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville will conduct a free seminar March 20 to explain the newest generation of laser technology that will treat everything...

Choral concert in Estero Sunday

The concert will feature music by Stephen Foster , who wrote familiar tunes such as "Camp Town Races" and the song commonly miscalled "Swanee River,"...

Editorial: Fort Myers Police has public relations challenge

Six days after the incident, State Attorney Stephen Russell's office exonerated Allen, saying the evidence investigators gathered showed it was impossible for Allen to have...

First, do no harm should guide doctors

Stephen Prendiville, M.D., is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and...

ECS senior Sarah Candiano third at Pre-State race

And while last year's cross country season saw Fort Myers seniors Emily Edwards and Tyler Bennett carry their respective teams, this year, the Green Wave...

Election 2014: Polling breakdown on Govenor race, pot

A list of dozens of supporters —including local leaders like Clerk of Courts Linda Doggett, Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, State Attorney Stephen Russell and...

Candiano, Green Wave runners fare well in Gainesville

Belen Jesuit Prep won the boys competition with 115 points, followed by St. Thomas Aquinas with 158, Pembroke Pines Charter with 190 and Fort Myers...

Wednesday's business news roundup

Mes Amies Medical Spa opened in Fort Myers at 9140 West College Pointe Drive, Suite 5. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen E. Smith, the...

Fort Myers Miracle homer way to FSL championship

FOX 4 Kanzler drove a 1-1 pitch from Daytona's Stephen Perakslis over the center-field wall. The Miracle got out to a 2-0 lead with lone runs...

Southwest Florida health and wellness news, Sept. 1

Steve and Wanda Bishop, owners of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Costco/Cypress Lake Plaza (corner of Cypress Lake Drive and South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers)...

Wednesday business briefs

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Business Building Symposium on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs.

Business Building Symposium set to pump up growth

There will be panel discussions, a luncheon, breakout sessions, and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber's Mixpo, a business expo and mixer, with a keynote speech...