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Capt. Dave Hanson shares tales of fishing adventures

On Saturday morning, March 16, I fished the backwaters of southern Estero Bay with James Partyka and his friend, Stuart. The guys used live shrimp to catch ten mangrove snapper, including four keepers. They released a small sand bream, four sailcats ranging 18 to 20 inches, and five crevalle ...

PET PALS: Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue

As you know we didn't have our annual garage sale so we posted this week on the neighborhood site some great items that were given to us. All in great condition from: standing ice bucket, paintings, kids boating vests and beach chairs, different decors, mirror and so much more. Please visit the ...

Pet Pals

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such a devotion. UnknownA Bully Week!! Bully Breeds. What are bully breeds? Bully breed is a ...

Captain Dave’s Fishing Tips

Fishing Tip #1: Fish in heavily fished areas tend to be leery because they have been spooked too often. Fishing pressure can compromise your success in a big way. So, stay off the beaten trail-with summer's high-tides, it is easy to explore the far reaches of salt creeks and tide marshes. These ...

Fire and Life Safety Plan Examination and Permitting

Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas!This month we would like to highlight some excellent news from the Life Safety Division of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department regarding a new service we introduced this year. We are very excited to announce that we are now ...

Guest Commentary: Polarization and judgement needs to stop, everywhere

Friends,It is with deep and humble gratitude that I thank you for your encouragement & support for the appointment to the Lee County Board of County Commission. It moves me beyond words, as you selflessly walked beside me on this journey. Because of this, I want to take a moment to ...

Shoreline Spotlight: The difference between butterflies and moths

My wife found some caterpillars devouring her Necklace Pod plant. She took some photos and went online and identified it as a Genista Broom Moth caterpillar. Her first question was, butterfly or moth? That got me thinking, what is the difference between butterflies and moths? Butterflies and ...

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Emergency Medical Services

Hello Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Island and surrounding areas.In this installment, we will be highlighting one of the critical components to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department, our Emergency Medical Services. Most know how crucial these services are to our community, so what makes Emergency ...

Shoreline Spotlight: The Worst Invasive Plants

In honor of Invasive Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 1), let's talk about the worst offenders in our backyards.An invasive is any organism (plant, animal, or other organism) introduced to an environment outside their original habitat which causes harm.Florida has more invasive species than any ...

Guest Column: Under cover: Why RVs should never be stored in the Florida sun

There's a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State - we have more of it than nearly every other state.Sunshine improves our moods and energy, and brings us some much-needed Vitamin D. Clear blue skies also attract tourists, and that keeps our economy churning.But as anyone who's been in the ...