2021-08-05 E-Edition



MAGGY RENO HURCHALLA, HER OLDER SISTER, Janet, and another high school friend were willing to suffer a little, so they traveled from South Florida and the 21-acre Reno family homestead in the woods surrounded by a growing Miami, to the west coast. They crossed the bridge to Marco Island and drove out on the beach, three teenagers with wheels but […]

Chemical use

Mosquito control is an evolving science, and art. Here, Aaron Lloyd, assistant director of the Lee County Mosquito Control District, the nation’s largest of its kind, discusses chemicals used currently in two processes designed to control mosquitoes: larvicide and adulticide. “Larviciding is the most effective way to control mosquitoes. With larviciding, the bulk of product is a Bti or bacteria […]

Mason academy acquires building at Hodges University’s Naples campus

Q: Love that you keep us all updated! Thank you so much. Has the purchase of Hodges University Naples been completed by Mason Classical Academy? — Merrin Jervinis, East Naples A: After acquiring a North Naples building from Hodges University this summer, Mason Classical Academy has new classrooms for high school students at what the local charter school has named […]

Opinionated bag of trash


One of the greatest gifts offered to opiners by the lord, any lord worth his or her salt, is a good critic. Or even a bad critic who gets lucky and says or shares something good. This is true sometimes even when critics let anger get the best of them and resort to spittle-slinging rants or personal insults that have […]

We don’t need women to register for the draft


If you wonder what Republicans are accomplishing in Washington, look no further than the Senate Armed Services Committee, where a majority of them voted to create the predicate for drafting women into the military. Astonishingly, only five of the committee’s 13 GOP members voted against an amendment requiring women to begin to register for the Selective Service. It’s unclear why […]

ALDI opening new Bonita grocery store location

ALDI, a leader in the grocery industry, will offer Bonita Springs residents another option for smart, fast and easy grocery shopping as it opens its newest store at 8951 Bonita Beach Rd. The new location is part of the company’s aggressive national expansion. ALDI operates more than 2,000 stores in 37 states and is on track to become the third-largest […]


YMCA, Mighty Mussels baseball team to host a Family Fun Night The YMCA of Southwest Florida will host a Family Fun Night in partnership with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels minor league baseball team on at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Hammond Stadium. The event will be a night of fun at the ballpark and it will help raise […]

10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer, healthier

A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The […]

Raising awareness of lung cancer

World Cancer Day was noted on Aug. 1. According to the American Cancer Society, more people die of lung cancer each year than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. There are some risk factors for lung cancer that you can control — like whether or not you smoke, but others are outside of your control, like your family history. […]