Fort Myers Beach (United States)

Type: City
Name: Fort Myers Beach (United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 26.450001
Longitude: -81.93
population: 6,876
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Stay prepared for a lightning strike

One thing the residents of the Isles of Capri have in common is the love of outdoor living provided by the climate. A second thing all have in common is the fear of a lightning strike that could come out of nowhere.Most who live in this area are aware ... [Published Marco Island Sun Times - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

From luxe travel to Irish Festivities

HEREBOSTON OYSTER FEST DEBUTSThe first annual Battery Wharf Oyster Fest makes its debut on the Boston Harborwalk at Fairmont Battery Wharf (Sept. 21, 2-5 p.m.). Some of Boston’s best restaurants and chefs will combine forces with oyster growers for the ... [Published Boston Globe - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

9/11 artifact gets 'final resting place' on Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL -A piece of the World Trade Center is now on display on Fort Myers Beach.  It's the centerpiece o a 9/11 Memorial that's been in the works for years.Despite the summer heat, the owners of Boulton Construction have worked countless ... [Published NBC 2 - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Hearings reset in Priest Lake killing

By KEITH KINNAIRDHagadone News NetworkSANDPOINT — Hearings are being reset for a former Bonner County man convicted of shooting a Priest Lake man to death in 2007.Evidentiary and suppression hearings were set for Friday in Keith Allan Brown’s case, but ... [Published Priestrivertimes Online - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

SWFL's affordable home supply shrinks

Naples, FLa. - Orphaned as a teenager, Conrad Mountjoy works two jobs as a chef to support himself.Though the hardworking 25-year-old can afford $650 a month for rent, he can’t find anything in that price range close to either of his jobs in Old and North ... [Published Naples Daily News - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Blue Chip Community Business Award

While the turnarounds of large corporations often receive lots of attention, the less public triumphs of small businesses are not always recognized. Twenty years ago, insurance executive Gary V. Trippe decided to change that.The former CEO of Oswald Trippe ... [Published Naples Daily News - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

OOA conducts 100th and final marriage

A 501c3 public charity without a payroll that has extended benefits to U.S. Troops for nearly 10 years conducted its 100th and final free wedding on Fort Myers Beach last weekend and has now dedicated its services to the care and treatment of Post-Traumatic ... [Published Fort Myers Beach Bulletin - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Putt a hole in one for charity

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - For the second year, you can hit the greens and "Putt for Progress" in Southwest Florida.The annual end of summer fundraiser helps raise money for three national charities across the country: “DonorsChoose.org”, “BELL (Building ... [Published WINK TV - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

TEN YEARS GONE: Hurricane Charley recalled on anniversary date

Ten years ago today, one of the most catastrophic storm events to hit Southwest Florida impacted Fort Myers Beach and those who lived or worked on it.On Aug. 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley passed by Fort Myers Beach and made landfall at Cayo Costa. According ... [Published Fort Myers Beach Bulletin - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

STRUCK

As lightning bolts strike Florida, those who have survived try to save lives by telling their stories.BY ATHENA PONUSHISJESSE WATLINGTON WAS BY LIGHTNING ON THE football field at Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers in October 2012. At the ... [Published Florida Weekly - Aug 13 2014]
First reported May 16 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 16

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.FLORIDA'S NEW UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE DUE OUTThe state's jobless rate for April will be released on Friday. The March rate was 6.3 percent. That was a slight increase ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - May 16 2014]

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"There's gotta be 800 to 1,000 [hours] with everybody included," said Bill Boulton, co-owner of Boulton Construction. "We just put a bunch of people together to create a team and make this thing a reality."
"They got married on the fly before deployment," said OOA founder Capt. John "GiddyUp" Bunch before the ceremony. "They never got a chance to have a conventional wedding ceremony. I thought that since their little girls would never get to see what their mom looked like in a wedding dress, why don't I make the 100th wedding between two active duty service people. Not only will they have pictures now, people will get to witness the wedding."
"Our community's people watched helplessly as bulldozers and heavy equipment crossed the bridge and were outraged with the belief that these heavy equipment vehicles were heading over the bridge to demolish what we considered our homes, our livelihood, our pubs and our restaurants. The trust was completely gone. I remember the man with his four little daughters trying to make a break for it over the bridge. He was quickly stopped by the police and National Guard and was tasered in front of his own children by local police. That incident instantly went worldwide on all of the major networks throughout our nation, including CNN. People were outraged to not be able to go home to check on their homes."

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Stay prepared for a lightning strike [Published Marco Island Sun Times - Sep 17 2014]
From luxe travel to Irish Festivities [Published Boston Globe - Sep 14 2014]
9/11 artifact gets 'final resting place' on For... [Published NBC 2 - Sep 11 2014]
Hearings reset in Priest Lake killing [Published Priestrivertimes Online - Sep 10 2014]
SWFL's affordable home supply shrinks [Published Naples Daily News - Sep 06 2014]
Blue Chip Community Business Award [Published Naples Daily News - Sep 05 2014]
OOA conducts 100th and final marriage [Published Fort Myers Beach Bulletin - Sep 03 2014]
Putt a hole in one for charity [Published WINK TV - Aug 28 2014]
TEN YEARS GONE: Hurricane Charley recalled on a... [Published Fort Myers Beach Bulletin - Aug 14 2014]
STRUCK [Published Florida Weekly - Aug 13 2014]
5 Things to Know in Florida for May 16 [Published San Francisco Chronicle - May 16 2014]
Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc. Marine Science Cent... [Published PRWeb - Jan 13 2014]
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