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‘The Lady is a Champ’ — and hall of famer

After nearly five decades of dedication to professional boxing, Carol Polis, the first female professional boxing judge in the world, has been called to stand among the greatest the sport has to offer and will be inducted into two halls of fame this year, a rightful and just honor as a ...

Local boat ramps open for business

Early Thursday morning calls to downtown Cape Coral and Pineland Marina indicated that the boats ramps are open.Matlacha Community Park didn't respond but their website stated the park was open.Call ahead before planning your trip in case there are changes.D & D tackle in Matlacha also ...

FWC reminder to boaters: Slow down to save manatees

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding boaters and personal watercraft operators to slow down and keep a keen eye out for manatees as they enjoy Florida's waterways this spring.During this time of year, manatees leave their winter refuges and are more likely to be ...

Recreational gray triggerfish season reopens in Gulf waters

The recreational gray triggerfish season reopened to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters on March 1, and will remain open through May 1, closing to harvest on May 2.If you plan to fish for gray triggerfish in Gulf state or federal waters, excluding Monroe County, from a private ...

If you are selling a boat, beware of scammers

If you're selling a boat online through one of the sites, be aware of the various scams that people are using to get into your wallet.In my case the potential "buyer" was very interested in my boat and decided to buy it. Great! He liked the boat so much he didn't even want to negotiate on the ...

Taking a lead

Mariner senior Dakota Puckett takes a lead off second during the Tritons' game against Ida Baker Thursday night. The game was the last for the Tritons as the rest of spring high school sports season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. To view more photos from the game, see the Cape Coral ...

Showing his pitching form

Ida Baker senior Michael Holmes makes a pitch during the Bulldogs' 3-2 win over Mariner Thursday night. The game was the last on of the season for the Bulldogs as the rest of the high school spring sports schedule has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. To view more photos from the game, see ...

Spring training ends abruptly due to coronavirus

Nobody could have quite predicted after the Minnesota Twins lost to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 March 11 at Hammond Stadium that this would be the last spring training game for the Twins this season.The topic of the coronavirus pandemic threatening spring training came up in a press conference after ...

Grapefruit League shut down

Spring Training games have been canceled and the Major League Baseball season will be delayed by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Commissioner.The Minnesota Twins had been scheduled to play the ...