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Red Sox have work to do

When you travel down the bumpy and rocky dirt roads to the back fields at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers and watch Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers in batting practice up close, reality fades away like the train on “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” taking you to the “Neighborhood of Make-Believe.” When you watch the majestic swings of the guy they call “Rafi” and listen to the crisp pop of the bat as it connects, you are reminded that Devers was one of the best hitters in baseball in 2019. You forget for a moment that the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out the tradition of ...

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CROW virtual series on bees

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series presented by Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) continues on Monday, Feb. 15 with “Speaker for the Bees: Understanding and Protecting Wild and Managed Bees” by Mary Bammer, Instructional Designer for ...


Margaret Johnson Marlin

Margaret Johnson Marlin, 96, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

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Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...