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Bay Oaks to host bicycle safety event

In celebration of National Bike Month - and the popularity of bike riding on Fort Myers Beach - the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus staff will host a safety event Saturday, May 26.The event will be held from 10 a.m.to noon.Staff will demonstrate and review how to safety ride a bike. Attendees can ...

Beerfoot 7’s annual beach rugby tournament set for Saturday

Sun. Sweat. Grit. Fun.Fort Myers Beach will be overtaken with beach rugby players this Saturday for the 15th annual Beerfoot Beach 7's tournament.From 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., teams from around Florida will face-off on the beach outside of the Wyndham hotel.Thirty teams, both men and women, have signed ...

Paddle power

Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence.And the team's six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals."I'm going to win, 100 percent," said athlete Matthew Seiler. "I am fast."Seiler, a resident of Lehigh Acres, joins his ...

07.05.2017 Island Opportunities

When season is over, it's time for the locals to get out and enjoy the island's food and entertainment scene. It can be hard to get around during season, but once traffic lightens - even with construction - our islanders have lots of delicious or fun choices to make.From now through September, ...

07.05.2017 Community Corner

Through Your Eyes: Jessica RippelFort Myers resident Jessica Rippel snapped a shot of a stunning sunset and the Mermaid Lounge.

Happy birthday, Wanda Mullins — and America

Fort Myers resident Wanda Mullins has more than one reason to go all-out on her birthday.She's not only celebrating her date of birth, but that of the United States.This July 4 marks Mullin's 72nd birthday."I feel special to be born on the liberty and freedom day," she said.So, Mullins ...

Salty Crab donates $10,000 to Golisano Children’s Hospital

The Salty Crab doubled down on its fundraising record this year.In 2016, the Fort Myers Beach restaurant raised $5,000 for the new Golisano Children's Hospital; this year, staff from the corporate office in Clearwater and the local restaurant presented a check of $10,000 to Lee Health ...

Fishing for fun

The Ostego Bay Foundation's annual kids fishing tournament has become a family tradition for some families.Scott Whitaker's company, Bean, Whitaker, Lutz and Kareh, Inc., helps sponsor the event. But it means more to him than a charitable endevor. Whitaker used to bring his son, who is now 35, ...