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Registration open for annual Turtle Trot 5K

Register now for the 14th annual Turtle Trot 5K to help raise funds for the Friends of Lovers Key while enjoying the route's beautiful scenery showcasing some of the area's great wildlife.The annual race will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd. Youth ...

Registration open for Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament

The Lee Building Industry Association's annual inshore benefit event is returning to the island.After being held for years at the Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, the 12th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament will take place at the South Seas Island Resort for a second ...

Reeling for Autism fishing tournament registration open

Do you want to spend the day out on the water fishing while supporting a local nonprofit that serves families and children with autism spectrum disorder?Join Family Initative, Inc. for its third annual Reeling for Autism fishing tournament to be held Saturday, April 21. The photo, ...

Registration open for Reel Florida Fishing Camp Winter Session

For the first time, Reel Florida Fishing Camp, Inc. will offer a three day Winter Session the first week of January, providing daily guided fishing trips departing from Pink Shell Resort & Marina, followed by a teaching component in a classroom.Lisa Hutto, and her husband Captain Randy ...

Perfect weather for Summerset Regatta

The wind was blowing and the sails were out for the 53rd Annual Summerset Regatta. More than 30 different sailboats participated in the events on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. Families and friends headed down to Fort Myers Beach from up and down the coast to compete. The Regatta finished with ...

SW Florida Sailboat Racing Clinic to be held at Pink Shell

Offshore Sailing School will kick off its 55th anniversary with a special clinic at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina this December.Offshore Sailing School Director of Marketing Beth Oliver said the racing clinic is one of the many activities they are undertaking for their 55th ...

What a Catch: Captain Dave’s fishing tips

Captain Dave's Fishing Tip #1: To increase your chances of catching fish, try dropping a chum bag out in front of your boat. In deeper, faster moving water, tie a chum bag 20' or 30' in front of your boat, on the anchor line: This helps spread chum better through the water column, which brings ...

Rugby tournament set for Aug. 4 at Junkanoo

Back by popular demand, the 16th Annual Beerfoot Beach 7's Rugby Tournament is almost here. This year, Florida's favorite beach rugby tournament is on Saturday, Aug. 4, and is moving to a new location on the beach - in front of Junkanoo and the Red Coconut RV Park at 3040 Estero Blvd. Besides ...

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

Grab your favorite driver "fore" the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a "course" for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the prestigious Spring Run Golf Club at 9501 Spring Run Blvd."Swing into Summer is a ...