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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 ...

Maeda building on masterful season

When you do something only one other pitcher has done in the history of baseball, what do you do for an encore? If you are Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda, who posted the second-lowest walks and hits allowed per inning (WHIP) rate in the history of baseball last season, you work on ...

Fire evacuates 18 at Sun Deck Inn

A cigarette that was put out in a flower pot led to a fire at the Sun Deck Inn and Suites on Fort Myers Beach Thursday night. While the small blaze was put out within an hour and confined to a wall between two rooms, all 18 people had to be evacuated out of the hotel since the electric was ...

Twins open camp

Is that Gold Glove centerfielder Byron Buxton floating across the outfield? Is that Nelson Cruz, the ageless giant slugger with the big gold chain at the plate? Is that Jose Berrios going into the bullpen to work on regaining his All-Star form? It's been more than a year since those sights ...

Electric bikes not welcome on sidewalks

On Fort Myers Beach, riding a bike is a big part of life. In a town with constant vehicle traffic, bikes allow travelers to avoid being stuck sitting in their cars on Estero Boulevard. They also provide a healthy exercise. An increase in the use of electric bikes changed the dynamic in ...

Fashion show raises funds for Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation was supposed to be holding its 10th annual fashion show fundraiser last year but then COVID-19 struck. While the pandemic delayed last year's fashion show, the organization found another calling this past year – helping local workers affected by the ...

Lee County to unveil $23M emergency rental assistance program

Lee County has received a new round of funds for its LeeCARES rental and utilities assistance program for those who have suffered lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and who fall below 80% of the area's median income. The new $23.3 million emergency rental assistance program will be ...

Gazebo on the way out at Bayside Park

Fort Myers Beach is going through a lot of changes and Bayside Park is no different. Gaining consensus on the town's plans for overhauling the park has proven to be a challenge. For the two businesses on either side of Bayside Park off Old San Carlos Boulevard, the town is headed in the ...

Red Sox kick off spring training

While pitchers and catchers began reporting for spring training at the Boston Red Sox camp Thursday for spring training, it was a sign that life is still far from normal during the COVOD-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, fans and media are not yet allowed at JetBlue Park, where ...