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Use common sense precautions in local waters for now

As if a record breaking, home wrecking, high powered hurricane wasn’t enough, we now have high concentrations of red tide that blanket our coastline with Lee County waters getting some of the highest concentrations along with reported fish kills. Other issues like my friends Matlacha canal ...

North Pop Warner Cheer needs donations for nationals

The North Fort Myers Pop Warner cheer program is known throughout the area as one of the best programs. It has proven so once again as the Varsity Knights cheer squad advanced to nationals this coming week at the Orange County Convention Center. To make such a trip, however, you need money. ...

Mississippi State wins Fort Myers Tip-Off championship

A back-and-forth battle for supremacy saw Mississippi State take home the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off Beach Division Championship Wednesday night.  The Bulldogs (6-0) held on in the end to hoist the trophy via a 52-49 win over Utah (5-2) in a game that was tied with just four ...

Bohanon charity softball tourney raises record amount

Even before the first pitch was thrown, the third-annual Tommy Bohanon Foundation softball tournament was a tremendous success. An anonymous benefactor donated $25,000 to the foundation to not only give kids in need a chance to get some gifts for Christmas but also to help those impacted by ...

Holiday season treats

What’s better than the house-filling smell of a slow roasting Thanksgiving turkey and a freshly cut holiday tree? For me not a whole lot but for others the odor of freshly caught Gulf red snapper cooking under the broiler or frying in the skillet really gets them going. If you want your own, ...

Athletes of the Week – 11/25/22

Carter Smith Sophomore Football Bishop Verot Vikings The stand-out quarterback threw for 270 yards, rushed for 109, and scored five touchdowns on the ground as part of the Vikings' 42-39 FHSAA 2S Region 4 semifinal win versus Clewiston. "Whatever I need to do for my family, I'll do. ...

Prep Report 11-23-22

Tuesday BOYS BASKETBALL Immokalee 77, Mariner 59: Alijah Pierre scored 30 points for Immokalee as both teams began the new season. Out of Door Academy 55, Island Coast 44: The Gators dropped their season opener. GIRLS SOCCER Lourdes Academy 3, Mariner 2: Sarah Paddack and Kelsi Longabardi ...