Craig Handel, The News-Press

Craig Handel

The News-Press

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Past articles by Craig:

Cape Coral's American Legion Post 90 celebrates 20 years of helping the community

The very active Post 90 is involved with veterans affairs, children and youth, national security, charitable work and more → Read More

At Goldy's Chicken Shack in Cape Coral, the menu goes well beyond the name

Goldy's owner Robert Goldsmith II's menu features all his favorite items, including burgers, hoagies/subs, pizza, wings and more → Read More

ECHL hockey: Everblades can clinch first-round series over Stingrays with win Sunday night

Florida will host Game 4 of its playoff series vs. South Carolina Sunday night with a chance to advance. → Read More

ECHL hockey: Everblades can clinch first-round series over Stingrays with win Sunday night

Florida will host Game 4 of its playoff series vs. South Carolina Sunday night with a chance to advance. → Read More

Four Cape Coral students among those celebrated at Workforce Signing Day

Local students find paths to success without going right to a four-year college → Read More

Cape Coral pool-cue craftsman is a rarity in Southwest Florida

Dave Sucher, a retired machinist and tattoo artist, has made several hundred pool cues at the pace of one every eight months. → Read More

New autism center in Cape Coral is first for Southwest Florida

With the new facility, Family Initiative has a goal of helping 1,000 youths in 2021. Currently, about 1/3 attend in-person and 2/3 take part virtually → Read More

Cape Coral woman goes from law enforcement to sweetest career

Monica Spivey opened Tamu Cupcakery in Cape Coral in August and has been busy filling orders ever since. → Read More

Everblades cruise past Icemen in opener, 6-1

Lukas Craggs had two goals and an assist and Alex Kyle had a goal and assist to lead Florida past Jacksonville in ECHL hockey. → Read More

Loyal customer base at heart of Bubba's success in Cape Coral

Owner Jay Johnson has kept customers happy in Cape Coral for 22 years. → Read More

New pottery store finds a home in Cape Coral

Pottery in Paradise, located behind Trebing Tile, is a dream come true for Ryan and Laura McDonough → Read More

Gulf Coast Showcase college basketball tournament releases men's, women's teams, schedules

The Thanksgiving week tournaments will feature the men Nov. 25-27 and women 27-29. → Read More

Naples breast cancer survivor helps those who helped her

Kelly Nelson felt so connected to the staff at Collier Physical Therapy when times were tough that she is now a team member helping others. → Read More

Super Bowl win starts whirlwind offseason for South Fort Myers grad, Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins

A week after helping Kansas City win Super Bowl LIV, Watkins has been piling up accolades while his NFL future remains unclear. → Read More

Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins' family, friends descending on Miami for Super Bowl LIV

Sammy Watkins’ parents, Nicole and James McMiller, expect to entertain about 30 family and friends in Miami for the Super Bowl this weekend. → Read More

Teens use Monday Group to become powerful conservationists, leaders

Started in 1969 and led by teachers Bill Hammond and Rick Tully, the Monday Group had group that became leaders and environmental stewards. → Read More

Watch D.O.G.S. are big dogs when it comes to helping youths in schools

Standing for Dads of Great Students, the program is in 13 Lee schools. Males get involved more with their children while helping others. → Read More

IMG Academy: A talented team with an international flavor at City of Palms Classic

This team from Bradenton has no players from Florida but from Australia, Hungary and Japan. It also is loaded with Division-I college ability. → Read More

Florida students raise $9K for Hurricane Michael relief in Mexico Beach

As she watched on TV the devastation Hurricane Michael unleashed on the Florida Panhandle, Christina Podlasek, 13, told her parents she had to do something. “People shouldn’t have to live like that,” she said. Within two months, Podlasek and her friends from Canterbury as well as Bishop Verot and Saint Michael Lutheran Church went to Mexico Beach where they presented mayor Al Cathey with a check… → Read More

City of Palms Classic's high school basketball teams, talent once again top in nation

Nos. 2, 3, 4 teams in USA Today's Preseason rankings are in field - IMG Academy of Bradenton, Oak Hill Academy of Virginia, and University High. → Read More