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Irvine slices a silver medal in Turkey tennis tournament

April 4, 2024
Hank Irvine has recently returned home from the International Tennis Federation’s World Masters Team Tennis Championship with a silver medal. He plays as a member of the Zimbabwe team, which came …

Nation’s roseate spoonbill expert flies into Cape Haze

April 4, 2024
Jerry Lorenz, state director of research for Florida Audubon, will be in Cape Haze to speak on roseate spoonbills on Thursday, April 11. “I had no intention of studying spoonbills, but as you s…

SW Florida Fishing: Snook-a-rama is here!

March 28, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE Lots of snook have moved into the back country! The last two weeks have been great fishing around Boca Grande, even in the high wind conditions. We are seeing lots of s…

EcoWatch: A crow’s eye view of Easter Sunday

March 28, 2024
Easter Sunday has always represented new life, a sign of rebirth and a time of hope for better days ahead as problems of the world swirl around us. It is more than the fluff of Easter things that …

Mote’s medical breakthrough from the seas

March 28, 2024
Establishing a natural drug discovery program  What might have seemed like science fiction a few years ago is real-life science at Mote Marine Laboratory. This week, Dr. Kirstie Tanberg Francis…

Edison and Ford set plant workshops for April 13

March 28, 2024
On April 13, Edison and Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual “Grow Fort Myers” Plant Sale and Workshops event. This community-oriented program provides an opportunity for summer gardeners t…

Coyote at South End of Island

March 28, 2024
Above, a coyote at the South End of the island, near south Boca Bay. The coyote has been seen in the past week. Please be aware with any outdoor pets while on that end of the island. H Wetzel p…

Hertz drives superstar Englewood soccer team 

March 28, 2024
The West Coast Chaos, the under-12 boys competitive soccer team from Englewood, has won a major Florida tournament for the third consecutive year.  Head coach Mark Hertz, who also coaches the b…

SW Florida Fishing: Spring has sprung?

March 22, 2024
BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN A little late season cold front with strong winds knocked back our local fishing for a few days last week. There was a pretty strong bite for snook and redfish going on…

SW Florida Fishing: Hard places

March 22, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR It’s been busy and I finally got a day to go fishing by myself. I went wade fishing yesterday in a river full of alligators and sharks. I dragged my kayak on wheels around …