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Pickleball is a hot game among island seniors

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Even a pandemic hasn’t gotten in the way of America’s love for pickleball. Although this sport has been around for decades, it seems to be gaining momentum, especially among active seniors like those who reside in Pine Island Cove. Tom Vales, Susan ...

On the Water: Cooler days bring some good fishing

The week started off cool and windy as a cold front dropped into Southwest Florida disrupting fishing for a few days. By mid-week, the sun was out with good days of fishing reported.  Drag-screaming action with bonito, Spanish, and king mackerel picked right up where it left off before the ...

On the Water: December brings changes on the water

December brings cooler days around Southwest Florida and a change in the way many of us fish. As temperatures drop, it will push small baitfish south to warmer waters.  Shrimp becomes the primary diet for many fish through the winter months. There are not many fish in our coastal waters that ...

Veteran helping veterans: It’s the reel thing

Captain Jennifer Timothy was enthusiastic when approached by a Southwest Florida non-profit to take a local veteran out for a day of casting a line. What she didn’t expect was that veteran to be blind. Bonita Springs resident and Army Desert Storm veteran George Tice handled the rod with ...