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UPDATE: Lauren Dumolo Investigation

UPDATE: Lauren Dumolo Investigation

On October 13th, 2021 the Cape Coral Police Department held a joint press conference with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office regarding the discovery of human remains in North Fort Myers. It was believed possible but not confirmed that the remains could possibly be those...

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WITTICISMS

WITTICISMS

When all the cars in Miami are laid end to end...it’s the weekend.Some chores have to be put off a dozen times before they slip your mind.The newest thing in women’s hairdos is men.Some people are so addicted to exaggeration, they can’t tell the truth without...

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Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

The focus of the Town Hall will be the upcoming Flood Insurance Changes and FEMA Risk Rating 2.0.  The speakers will present information that will benefit current homeowners and people looking to purchase or sell their home. In an effort to effectively answer...

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Letter to the Editor — The Fight to Save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

by State Representative Spencer Roach In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a…

Business News

Publix raises $100,000 for Tools for School campaign

Publix customers and associates raised $100,000 for the Tools for School campaign.  The funds were raised to give back to the students and teachers of Lee County and provide children with the tools needed to be successful this school year.  United Way of Lee, Hendry,...

ALDI RESUMES CONSTRUCTION ON NEW CAPE CORAL STORE

Aldi, the Germany-based grocery store chain, has resumed construction on another new Cape Coral store.  This one will be located at Santa Barbara Boulevard and Veterans Parkway in what had been slated to be a Lucky’s Market. Lucky’s pulled out of Southwest Florida...

Mercola Market Donates $4,000 to Animal Shelter

Following its Mid-Cape Summer Fest, Mercola Market & Café donates $4,000 to the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The all-day inaugural event, which benefitted the local animal shelter, attracted over 1,000 people to celebrate the end of summer with live music, a vintage...

CAPE CORAL ANIMAL SHELTER PARTNERS WITH HOPE HOSPICE TO EXPAND FOSTER PROGRAM

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter (CCAS) has partnered with Hope Hospice to take current services one step further for hospice patients. In animal rescue, one of the most heartbreaking owner surrender requests is when a person is terminally ill and must give up their...

GOLISANO FOUNDATION GRANTS $50,000 TO EXPAND BEST BUDDIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Best Buddies International is excited to announce a generous grant from the Golisano Foundation of $50,000 to expand its work in Southwest Florida to serve more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). “Best Buddies Southwest Florida is...

Lee County celebrates the Power of Travel

Lee County celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) May 2-8, as it spotlights the critical role travel plays in driving economic recovery efforts and building the path forward through the theme Power of Travel. The annual celebration of the...

CAPE CORAL PET VET OPENS NEW CLINIC

Cape Coral Pet Vet, a privately owned, two-doctor veterinary clinic, has relocated to their new facility at 120 Del Prado Blvd. S. This modernized, 4,000 sq. ft facility more than doubles their previous space. With a continued emphasis on wellness and preventative...

MILLENNIAL BREWING CO-OWNER LAUNCHES BEVERAGE COMPANY

Millennial Brewing Co. Co-owner Amber Cebull has launched a brand new non-alcoholic beverage company. Gather Beverage Co. is specializing in herbal, CBD and therapeutic beverages. The debut CBD beverage, called Chill Out, seeks to elevate the standards for CBD...

LEE HEALTH ANNOUNCES 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lee Health has announced the newly elected officers of its board of directors for 2021.  David F. Collins has been re-elected as board chairman for 2021. A resident of Lee county since 1984, he has been a mortgage banker for more than 29 years and has served...

Shred A Ton Event This Saturday

The Pilot Club of Fort Myers and the Cape Coral Police Department are holding a shredding event on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  The event will be held in the front parking lot of the Cape Coral Police Department, 1100 Cultural Park Blvd, between 9:00 a.m. and...

Local News

Shooting Injures One, Shooter in Custody

Officers responded to a residence in south Cape Coral in the middle of the night to a report of a shooting, and were able to get the suspect into custody and the victim needed assistance. On October 1st, 2021 at around 1:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police Patrol officers...

LEE COMMISSIONERS ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAMS

Lee County commissioners voted to allocate an additional $208,671 in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funds to help rapidly rehouse about 30 households experiencing homelessness.  The allocation is part of the board’s continuing commitment to assist those impacted...

FRAUD ALERT: RENTAL SCAMS

The population in Southwest Florida continues to grow, as does the rental market.  Southwest Florida appears to be in high demand and, as a result, prices for rental properties have risen considerably. Out-of-state residents search the internet for affordable...

MAJOR TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT TO START IN OCTOBER AT RSW AIRPORT

The Lee County Board of Port Commissioners authorized the construction and total budget for the terminal expansion project at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) at a board meeting last Tuesday. The $331 million project focuses on improving the airport’s...

Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

A vehicle traveling eastbound on SW 19th Street slammed into the back of a parked vehicle, pinning a man between the two vehicles. Traffic Homicide Investigators and a Victim’s Advocate responded to the scene. DATE: September 22, 2021, at approximately 7:30 am,...

Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed

The Cape Coral Police Department is seeking information regarding a morning hit and run crash that injured a child. On September 23rd, 2021, at around 9:15 a.m., Cape Coral Police patrol officers responded to the area of Ceitus Parkway and El Dorado Boulevard to a...

Shop the new Cape Coral Animal Shelter online store 🛒

Did you know you can purchase your pet’s medications and nutrition products in our online store and have them delivered right to your front door? We’ve partnered with VetsourceTM, the industry-leading Home Delivery pharmacy provider to offer you this convenient...

Lee County plans County Commission redistricting process

The Lee Board of County Commissioners announced the schedule for public meetings at which the community can provide input on the redistricting process and launched a website landing page to provide data, maps, information and transparency throughout the process....

SWFL AMONG BEST PLACES TO GET A MORTGAGE IN STATE

Southwest Florida is among the “Best Places to Get a Mortgage” in the state, according to a new study from SmartAsset. The financial technology company included factors like borrowing costs and property taxes to determine results. Lee County ranked No. 7 on the list,...

Racing Results in Serious Injury

Two vehicles racing on NE Pine Island Road caused a single-vehicle crash this weekend that resulted in the driver losing his arm. Major Crash Investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  Not actual vehicle, for visual purposes only The...

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WITTICISMS

When all the cars in Miami are laid end to end...it’s the weekend.Some chores have to be put off a dozen times before they slip your mind.The newest thing in women’s hairdos is men.Some people are so addicted to exaggeration, they can’t tell the truth without...

Cape Coral Bike Night this Saturday

Cape Coral Bike Night – the best bike night in SWFL – returns for the 2021 fall season beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9!  Whether you are an expert or amateur motorcyclist, a hardcore biker or an enthusiast, the Cape Coral Bike Night has something for...

Vitamins for healthy vision

By Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez, a board-certified ophthalmologist for Elmquist Eye Group A proper diet nourishes the whole body, aiding and maintaining healthy vision. However, many people struggle to get the nutrients they need through diet alone. While you cannot replace...

Comedy

Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old blonde-haired woman who knocks everyone's socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens...

LEE HEALTH STARTS NEW IN-HOME CARE PARTNERSHIP

Lee Health recently initiated a new partnership with DispatchHealth, a leading provider of in-home medical care. Through the partnership, patients in Southwest Florida have a convenient way to receive medical care in the comfort of their homes. DispatchHealth provides...

WITTICISMS

Birds have bills, too, but they keep on singing.   Those who roll up their sleeves seldom lose their shirts. It isn’t our position, but our disposition that makes us happy. Good character, like good soup, is usually homemade. Feeling more ignorant every day means...

LEE HEALTH HOSTING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

Lee Health wants to increase public awareness about the delta variant so it will be holding a virtual town hall, "COVID-19 Update: What You Need to Know," at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.  The Facebook Live will be interactive and will give viewers a chance to ask...

Cape Comedy

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker ------------------------------ "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain ------------------------------ "His mother should have thrown him away and kept...

WITTICISMS

When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.No one is ever old enough to...

Cape Coral Celebrates July as “National Park and Recreation Month”

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is joining municipalities from across the country to celebrate July as National Park and Recreation Month. Initiated by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985, this...

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