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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 ...

Guest Commentary: Back down the hill

At long last, we think we have passed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States; and are on the backside of the curve. The peak we have anxiously and relentlessly awaited - inside, isolated, and for many of us, with waning patience.Let us all take a moment to reflect that the peak we have ...

Lesson learned

To the editor:In this and in future eras, students in our public schools need to pursue a course of study under Citizenship in which they are taught how to recognize and to how resist Political Fantasy -- Political Propaganda.One of the popular ploys of the Propagandist is to make some ...

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 ...

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 ...

Town government is anything but ‘lite’

To the editor:Seldom has the misdirection of anything-but-lite Fort Myers Beach town government been more obvious than in the two stories on page 6 of your April 22 edition."Running out of patience" details how Pink Shell Resort owner Robert Boykin faces unprecedented challenges trying to keep ...

Those who pick up our trash deserve a thank you

To the editor:Everyone is doing such wonderful things during the COVID-19 crisis. But there is one group we are forgetting and that's our trash collectors.They haul away everything from rotten food to used masks. I saw a collector pick up some trash today and some fell out of the truck. As he ...