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Who’s ready for FOOTBALL season?

Welcome back, football season: a time of comradery and fun, cheering and chanting, and throwing things at the TV when the play doesn't go the way we'd hoped. College football season kicks in Aug. 30, and national football season kicks in just a week later. With all of the upcoming green-grass ...

Heart to Heart: Golf tournament Saturday for local family

To help raise funds for a local man who's recently gone through an extensive operation, a very special Heart to Heart Open Golf Tournament and two-man-scramble will take place Saturday at The Plantation Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers.Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start ...

Flying high: Annual Beach Pub Mullet Toss soars Sunday

The Beach Pub, 1668 I St., is proud to announce its next annual Mullet Toss, benefitting Rev. Gabriella's VIP?After School program, will be taking place in the sand behind the establishment Sunday, June 3, starting at noon. During the all-day-long fund-raiser, look forward to plenty of great ...

Catching a King:

The next leg of the third annual Blue Water Promotions' Saltwater Classic Kingfish Tournament, hosted by Nervous Nellie's, will be sweeping the shores of Fort Myers Beach Friday through Sunday, May 18 to 20. Local anglers are welcome to join in the tournament, which is expected to attract ...

SWFL Boat of the Year awards announced

The Caloosahatchee Boat of The Year Series consists of eight sailing regattas throughout the year, hosted by Sailing Clubs in the Caloosa Region (Fort Myers area) including the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS), Punta Gorda Sailing Club (PGSC) and Gulf Coast Sailing Club ...

Annual Estebel Night Race sails on through ‘iffy’ weather

The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sponsored its annual Estebel Long-Distance Night Race Saturday evening, off the coast of Fort Myers Beach. The course took racers out to a race marker off of Knapps Point on Sanibel Island and back, a distance of about 15 miles.The race ...

Standing on water: Stand-Up Paddleboarding competition sets sail May 5

A seven-mile Stand-Up Paddleboard race in the Gulf of Mexico is slated for Saturday, May 5, drawing SUPers to Fort Myers Beach's newest watersport event, the CaluSUP Race.Also included in the one-day event is a one-mile race, a family-friendly race and free demonstrations for the public and SUP ...

Spiking at all times: FMB Volleyball League in the sand all year long

The sand may be cooling down on the island, but the Fort Myers Beach Volleyball Club is keeping it heated up: spiking, serving and sliding on the beach throughout the week. The league, full of all levels, from beginners to professionals, continues to grow, now with more than 100 members and ...

Fall Programs at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Fort Myers, FL - Immerse yourself in nature this fall at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Staff and volunteers will offer a wide variety of programs for the public. Opportunities to explore nature on the boardwalk include daily Guided Walks, monthly Moon Walks, a Native Plant Uses Walk and ...

Nation’s premier paddling trail goes mobile

The nation's premier paddling trail now has a state-of-the-art smart-phone application users can download for free to more easily navigate Southwest Florida waters.Lee County Parks & Recreation has announced the Calusa Blueway iPhone app, which helps canoeists, kayakers and Stand-Up ...