Condos by Coral Creek, Eldred’s Marina for sale

Charlotte County commissioners also discussed the 358 units that are proposed by Lennar Homes for 12901, 12951 and 13001 Gasparilla Road, which is just west/southwest of the Coral Creek Golf Club. Attorney Rob Berntsson from Big W Law Firm sent a letter to Charlotte County administrators on behalf of his client, Habern Acquisition LLC ETAL, asking for the county’s clarification on zoning for the lots. 

‘Howl’ ends tarpon tournament season: Baby ghost takes first place, ‘Last Fish’ Lamar takes second place and last fish while Miss Aubrey takes first fish

“Lamar was making a strong run late; it scared me,” Nelson said. “He hooked his fourth one with like 40 minutes left, and I thought ‘Oh, man, he’s making a run at it.’ Then we got our fifth and released it, and I felt pretty comfortable for a bit … until Lamar got his fifth and let it go with about eight minutes left in the tournament. That’s still plenty of time to get a sixth.”


Keep this information handy; it’s storm season The county – along with state and federal partners – is working to get out the message: Know your flood zone and make sure you are protected. There are several links you can share:  Questions about flood insurance: Lee County flood-protection information: Lee County All Hazards Guide: General […]

Lee County Commissioners dedicate Conservation 20/20 preserve to colleague; GS-10 Preserve renamed Frank Mann Preserve

“Commissioner Mann was a tireless advocate for the people of east Lee County and for recreational opportunities, amenities and open spaces in District 5,” said Chairman Cecil Pendergrass, who made the motion to approve the name change. “Frank was instrumental in both the creation of the preserve and the opening earlier this year of part of the site for fishing and kayaking.”

Live conversation about the ‘Annihilation of Florida’ to take place with author Jeff VanderMeer

This live conversation, moderated by Friends of the Everglades executive director Eve Samples, will be streamed directly to the Friends of the Everglades Facebook page and to their YouTube channel from 12 – 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. Go to to register for the streaming conversation.

Local dog rescue overwhelmed with dogs … 

Just a few months ago, Boca Grande Fire Department had an unexpected guest, a sweet but unhealthy dog that clearly needed some veterinary attention. After a failed attempt at getting assistance from the nearest animal shelter, BGFD reached out to Rescue Garage, a local nonprofit dog rescue facility, for help. Rescue Garage answered the call and retrieved the poor pup, named him “Waldo,” got him the appropriate care, and recently found him a forever home. Now, that same rescue is at risk of shutting its doors until it can get some much-needed aid. Rescues are facing an unprecedented number of pleas for help from overflowing shelters and people in the community who can no longer care for their animals. 

Who are these groups of cyclists around Cape Haze?

As to the rides, they take place every day and can have as few as two or three riders in the heat of the summer, to 20 or 30 riders during the season, when many snowbirds migrate south. Riders come from far and wide. Carrie comes from Wyoming each winter, and Rob usually makes it from Jersey – no, not New Jersey but the island in the Channel off England. Others come from all over the U.S., but mainly from the northeastern and midwestern states. The rides are mainly in Rotonda, Gulf Cove, South Gulf Cove, the Meadows, or on any given holiday CHC ventures to Boca Grande. There is an occasional ride from Manasota Key to Casey Key, but mainly the rides stay in the Cape Haze peninsula. Several riders have raced in the past ,and many completed various long-distance trips.

OBITUARY: Pattie Cleghorn

Pattie Cleghorn (nee Hart), born November 15, 1941 in Toronto, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning, June 17, 2022 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge Ontario after a long battle with lung disease.  She was predeceased by her parents, Eileen and Harry Hart, and is survived by her long- time […]

SPOTLIGHT: Ken Fortney – 97 and still working at The Inn golf shop

The Fortneys do other things for fun that many people might not expect. They have a modern camper and take trips to interesting places where they camp and enjoy meeting new people and trying new things. They found an internet site called Harvest Hosts, where members, who must be “self-contained RVers,” have unique overnight stays, such as camping on a golf course, in a pasture, at an alpaca ranch or a horse farm, all of which the Fortneys have done. The camping is free, but each host has something of interest to market, so campers usually buy produce or a sweater or whatever else the host has to offer.