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Photo pages: Hank Wright Golf Tournament

April 14, 2022
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Lee County announces timeline for dog park, says tennis court status still up in the air

April 1, 2022
Lee County Communications Director Betsy Clayton confirmed this week that the Wheeler Road dog park construction is set to begin in June and will take five months to complete. The park will inc…

Island School Dribblers to perform at PTO lemonade stand on March 30

March 17, 2022
The smooth moves of The Island School Dribblers will be featured at on Wednesday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m., while The Island School’s PTO runs a lemonade stand to raise money for the school. Dribb…

Tarpon pull at LBC looking for volunteers

March 17, 2022
In 2011, Lemon Bay Conservancy member and tour guide Dr. Bill Dunson made an unusual discovery at the preserve in Placida while exploring the newly built trails with his son. Together they observe…

Enthusiastic golfers participate in ‘Shootout’ to benefit Island School

March 11, 2022
Pictured above is Rick Ganong of Boca Grande who won the the prize in the final shootout. All photos provided by Grits Photography. The Island School, a tuition-free charter school for grades K…

The Island Golfer: Which is the better game, tennis or golf?

February 15, 2022
BY SCOTT COTHERMAN An age-old debate among fans of both sports is whether golf or tennis is the more enjoyable game.  Both have experienced strong, double-digit growth in recent years. The…

Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic

February 11, 2022
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SW FLORIDA FISHING: It’s a smorgasbord out there!

February 11, 2022
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Join in the fun at the Boca Grande 5K walk and run

February 3, 2022
To the Editor:  On Sunday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. sharp, join us for an island run through historic Boca Grande.  Start your run at the Boca Grande Community Center (on the National …

Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic off to a great start

January 28, 2022
The Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic is back on this year and has been extremely well received. Tennis players and spectators alike have had an eventful first week. As this week of tennis comes to…