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First Wiffle Ball Bash deemed a blast

Wiffle Ball lovers young and old gathered on the football field at the North Fort Myers Community Park this past weekend to play a game they might have enjoyed as a kid, or even currently enjoy.More than 100 participants played in the inaugural Wiffle Ball Bash put on by the North Fort Myers ...

Dock dogs fly en route to Worlds

Dogs of all breeds and sizes showed up with their masters this past weekend at the Shell Factory for three days of top-notch competition, running and swimming and jumping far and high in hopes of making it to the World Championships this fall.The 2019 Tailwagger Classic Wild Card Double Header ...

Sportsman Expo drew crowd to civic center

Thousands of fishing and hunting enthusiasts had a difficult choice to make this weekend. Enjoy the awesome weather out on the water or in the woods, or come to the Lee Civic Center for the 24th annual Florida Sportsman Expo, the biggest outdoors expo in the state.Those who went to the expo ...

Canine competition returns to the Shell Factory

Some of the most athletic canines you have ever seen will come together at the Shell Factory this weekend for three days of competition.Think of it as a doggie decathlon.The Tailwagger Classic will take place Feb. 8, 9 and 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Aquadog Sports Center in the corner of ...

Twins hold clinic at community park

Every year, the Minnesota Twins go to parks all over Southwest Florida to teach kids how to pitch, field and hit like a pro.On Saturday, the team once again visited North Fort Myers Community Park, where nearly 70 children aged 5 to 12 took the field with Twins coaches and farmhands, including ...

Sportsman Expo returns to civic center

Most anything you want to buy and know about the sporting life in Southwest Florida will be had this weekend at the Lee Civic Center.Florida Sportsman is returning to host the Florida Sportsman Expo on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10. Saturday's show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday will ...

More teams sought for Wiffle Ball Bash

The North Fort Myers Civic Association has not only met its goal for its inaugural Wiffle Ball Bash, it has exceeded it, raised the bar, and is now looking for more participants.The event, set for Feb. 9-10 on the North Fort Myers Community Park's football field, has sold out its original ...

Baseball pros to share skills with young players

Opening Day isn't until Feb. 16, but North Fort Myers Babe Ruth will be holding one of the most awaited events of the season this Saturday.Kids will have the opportunity to learn to hit, pitch, catch and throw with the help of professional baseball players when the Minnesota Twins come to the ...

Rec Center promotes new, old programs

The North Fort Myers Recreation Center has many programs designed for seniors, and it has just added two more."Ageless Grace" is a class that focuses on brain health and fitness.This program uses five strategies to enhance balance, stability and range of motion while sitting in a chair.The ...

‘Commitment’ defines NFM boys hoops

Leland Clifford has one expectation for the North Fort Myers High School boys basketball team: commitment.If you don't show it, you're on your way out the door.What has resulted is a team that is much more cohesive than it has been in recent years, even if those teams have been more ...