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Cape Sail and Power Squadron to resume safe boating classes

America’s Boating Club of Cape Coral, the Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron, is resuming its safe boating education program. All classes had been canceled since the end of March when the pandemic forced all business to close. Now as the state of Florida is returning to normal and most ...

State records highest death total in single-day report; 17 in Lee County

By the Numbers As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 542,792 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 5,831 since FDOH's last update Monday morning. More than 66,900 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Monday, Aug. 10. Of those reported tests, 10.30 ...

2020 North Fort Myers Pop Warner football teams, cheer squads begin workouts

The 2020 North Fort Myers Pop Warner football and cheer season is going to be unlike anything anyone has seen in the association’s 56-year history. Then again, the 2020 season will be so for nearly every other program in the country. With COVID-19 pandemic continuing nationwide and ...

FWC’s Lionfish Challenge extended; deadline to submit fish now Nov. 1

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-vation this week announced that the Lionfish Challenge has been extended. Participants will now have until Nov. 1 to submit their lionfish. The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals. The participants who ...

Draft changes to flounder regulations OK’d by commission

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved draft changes to the management of Florida’s flounder fishery. The changes will be brought back to the commission in October for final consideration. A stock status update suggests that the flounder fishery ...

Stone crab regulation changes made

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved changes to recreational and commercial stone crab regulations. Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing. FWC staff worked with ...

Local grads treated to free fishing tourney

While high school seniors have had end-of-year traditions like graduation and prom canceled on them, dozens of Lee County students were provided a chance to celebrate in a new way –- out on the water. Capt. Jason Miller, owner of Reel Therapy Charters, recently organized a fishing ...

Bohanon camp held at North High despite COVID concerns

The football field at North Fort Myers High School on Saturday had a little more open space than it did in the past for the annual Tommy Bohanon Foundation’s annual football camp. However, the good news is that they were able to hold the camp after several postponements and doubts it ...