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Open houses are home runs with Red Sox, Twins fans

Free open houses at Hammond Stadium and JetBlue Park drew thousands of fans to the spring training sites of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox this past week.The teams opened up practice fields and the main stadium field to fans, allowing families to gather along the outfield grass and play ...

Twins, Red Sox set up shop in Fort Myers

With full squads reporting to both camps, spring training games for the Red Sox and Twins will kick off this Friday, with the Red Sox hosting Northeastern University at 1:05 p.m. and the Twins hosting the University of Minnesota at 6:05 p.m.The Red Sox play at JetBlue Park, often referred to as ...

Pet rescue Quarter & Silent Auction Feb. 27

Don't miss the Find A Home Give A Home Pet Rescue Quarter & Silent Auction at the Nauti Parot, 19001 San Carlos Blvd., on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. check in and auction starts at 7 p.m. If you would like to reserve a table please call the restaurant directly at 239-314-5667. It is a ...

Some Twins players, prospects already hard at work

Catchers and pitchers don't officially need to report to the Twins facility at CenturyLink Sports Complex until Feb. 12 but the organization likes to get a jump start to the season which is rapidly approaching.With the complex acting as the main hub for all the Twins' major league and minor ...

Tickets on sale for Lifeline Family Center Benefit Dinner

The annual Benefit Dinner for Lifeline Family Center is featuring a well-known preacher, who is sure to address a sold out crowd."It's going to be really amazing," Lifeline Family Center, Inc. President/Founder Kathy Miller said. "He is the biggest ticket person so far in 24 years we've been ...

Their field of dreams

It's January in Florida and that means spring training is just around the corner. For a group of about three dozen men and women at the baseball field of the Bay Oaks Recreation center campus it is just another Thursday morning and that means it's time for softball.The Fort Myers Beach ...

Twins to hold youth clinics across Lee County

Little Leaguers around Lee County will get the chance to participate in youth clinics put on by the Minnesota Twins in the coming months. Beginning Jan. 18 in Cape Coral, 10 free youth clinics will be held at parks around the region to give ballplayers of tomorrow an opportunity to learn from ...

Hibiscus Hybrid Plant Sale to be held at Salvation Army Jan. 18

The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold its Hibiscus Hybrid Plant Sale from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Salvation Army in Fort Myers.There will be 500 hybrid hibiscus plants, 50 varieties, from Sarasota business, Sun-Fire Nurseries, with a price of ...

Registration open for Strides in Education 5K

The community is invited to support the next generation of learners by participating in the annual Take Stock in Children's Strides in Education 5K to be held next month.Foundation for Lee County Public Schools President and CEO Marshall Bower said nine years ago Take Stock in Children ...

Fort Myers Miracle renamed Mighty Mussels

Fans attending Florida State League baseball games at Hammond Stadium next year can expect to see the same great talent, but with a new look.The Fort Myers Miracle is now the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, announced the owner of the club, Andrew Kaufmann, Tuesday at the ballpark. The team will ...