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Pedestrian Dies Delete 01/30/2013 at 7:08pm

Pedestrian Dies in Estero Blvd Crosswalk

An Ohio woman has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Estero Blvd in a crosswalk at Bay Beach Lane on Fort Myers Beach. Deputies responded to the accident at approximately 6:30 p.m.on January 28, 2013.

Robert and Ann Bandy had been at the beach watching the sunset and were crossing Estero Blvd. Robert, 82, and Ann, 76, of Mentor, Ohio were in Fort Myers Beach visiting friends.

A crash investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Unit revealed that the couple was walking across Estero Boulevard from the beach side to the bay side in the pedestrian crosswalk.The couple was struck by a Dodge Grand Caravan traveling northbound on Estero Boulevard driven by Jimmie Imel, 80, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The driver told investigators he was traveling about 25 miles per hour and saw the couple in the crosswalk but was unable to stop.

Noise Resolution Delete 01/20/2013 at 11:31am

Noise Resolution Backed by Port Authority

In what can only be music to the ears of islanders plagued by years of excessive airplane noise, the Lee County Port Authority passed a resolution at a public hearing held this morning that agrees with the recommendations made by an independent group of residents and the Fort Myers Beach Town Council - who passed a resolution in support at their last meeting just a week ago. The hearing also saw former Beach Mayor and recently elected county commissioner Larry Kiker appointed as Vice-Chair of the Port Authority and the other new commissioner - Cecil Pendergrass - sworn in as Chair.

Privateer Lynx Delete 01/20/2013 at 11:32am

Privteer LynxLynx to Call Fort Myers Beach Home

Don Peacock, Chairman of the Lynx Educational Foundation spoke to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce on Thursday afternoon, bringing welcome news to area business leaders.

Peacock expressed appreciation for the hospitality shown to the Lynx and her crew since their arrival on January 3.

"From the entire community, it’s evident the commitment they’ve made to announce our arrival and stand with us while we’re here,” he said. "It’s really been a great welcoming!”