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Despite red tide reports, hungry seatrout are out and about

As of mid-week, the FWC website red tide sampling map showed no measurable concentrations of Karenia brevis from Sarasota south past Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Unfortunately samples collected at Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel showed medium concentrations. Samples are evaluated on a ...

Prep Report 1-6-21

Tuesday Girls basketball Cape Coral 54, Ida Baker 31: Sierra Moore scored 30 points Tuesday, surpassing the 1,000-point mark for her career, and added 8 rebounds. Yarily Pacheco had 8 points and 8 boards for the Seahawks (11-4, 3-1 District 5A-11). The Bulldogs slipped to 5-9, ...

Ray Tibbs 60+ Softball League to begin play Thursday

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Ray Tibbs 60+ Softball League just as it was about to finish its season last year. Undaunted, the league will kick off its 18th season on Thursday at Shady Oaks Park on Marion Street in Fort Myers, behind Terry Park and continue through mid-March. And ...

FWC’s Florida State-Fish Art Contest open to all students

In partnership with Wildlife Forever, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced that it will host the Florida State-Fish Art Contest. Students from Florida in kindergarten through 12th grade can compete in the free contest for a chance to win state and ...

Prep Report 1-5-21

Monday Boys basketball Oasis 71, Desoto County 58: The Sharks (1-8) began 2021 with their first victory of the season, downing the Bulldogs (3-4). Oasis's next game is Thursday at home against St. John Neumann. Bishop Verot 65, North Fort Myers 32: Carson Beisner scored 28 points along ...

Prep Report 1-4-21

Saturday Boys basketball Cape Coral 63, Gateway Charter 61: The new year got off to a good start for the Seahawks (3-5), who got past the host Griffins (3-8). Leading by 18 at the half, Cape held on in the face of a fierce Gateway Charter rally. Cape Coral plays Tuesday at Ida ...

Fish are now looking for warmer locations

My Christmas tree branches are already starting to droop under the weight of so many lures. For the person afflicted with the fishing disease, this is a fun way to decorate but obviously not recommended for households with small children or tree climbing house cats. When looking for inshore ...

Strides for Education 5K to be held in February

Those wanting to support the Foundation for Lee County Public School's Take Stock in Children's program have the opportunity to do so this February either in person, or virtually through the 10th annual Take Stock in Children Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk. The Foundation for Lee County ...

Prep Report 12-30-20

Tuesday Girls basketball Ryon Provencher Holiday Shootout Port Charlotte 58, Ida Baker 23: The Bulldogs (5-8) dropped both their games in the tournament at Lemon Bay High School.  Ida Baker returns to regular-season play Tuesday at Cape Coral.

No white Christmas, but more red tide

It’s been 20 years since I’ve seen snow and a white Christmas would be a nice treat. Instead we get another red tide, health concerns and fish kills. As of Dec. 18, the FWC reported high concentrations of Karenia brevis or red tide somewhat stalled along our Southwest Florida coast with ...