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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash

The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a serious crash last evening on NE. Pine Island Road. Major Crash Investigators responded to the scene. DATE: December 1, 2021 TIME:  7:11 pmLOCATION: 1700 block of NE Pine Island Rd VEHICLE 1: 2016 Blue Toyota Corolla,...

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Sunset Celebration Featuring Santa

Sunset Celebration Featuring Santa

The Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park hosts a Sunset Celebration the first Wednesday of each month (October to March).  The free event starts at 3:00 p.m. and goes to sunset.  December’s family-friendly event will feature Santa Claus!  Wednesday, December 1,...

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2021 Holiday Heroes Food Drive

2021 Holiday Heroes Food Drive

The results of our 10th annual Holiday Heroes Food Drive benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank are in, and once again the incredible generosity of our city has come through. Cape Coral Police Officers were stationed at the city’s two Neighborhood Walmart locations on...

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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

NEW PIZZERIAS PROVIDE MORE OPTIONS

Motor City-style square slices are available now at the Detroit Pizza Joint, which recently took over the Chicago Beef, Dogs & Pizza space at 3812 Skyline Blvd. Owner Todd Stern plans a capital investment in new pizza ovens to eventually enable his pizzeria to...

CAPE CORAL RESTAURANT SELLS FOR $1.9 MILLION

Jeremiah Kuslock has been running restaurants in Southwest Florida for 10 years now, first in Cape Coral, then in Naples and now back in the Cape again.  Kuslock never had a concept that fit exactly what he wanted. Until...

FARMER JOE’S IN CAPE CORAL LOOKING FOR HUNDREDS OF NEW EMPLOYEES

A major hiring effort is underway to staff Farmer Joe's Fresh Market, targeted to open in December on Pine Island Road.  The owners are seeking 450 employees for the nearly-completed, 55,000 square-foot grocery store.  "This is going to be the Disneyland of...

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...

Local News

Lee County operations adjust schedules for Thanksgiving

Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Other schedules will be adjusted. The adjustments include: Solid Waste Thursday, Nov. 25: All county facilities are closed and...

Motorcyclist Severely Injured in Traffic Crash

A vehicle traveling southbound on NE 5th Place pulled out in front of a motorcyclist on Diplomat Parkway East. The motorcyclist was ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries.  DATE: November 17, 2021 TIME:  8:42 pmLOCATION: Diplomat Pkwy Ease and NE 5th Place...

CONSTRUCTION OF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AT MERCHANT’S CROSSING SITE TO BEGIN IN 2022

Demolition of the northern end of the Merchants Crossing shopping center in North Fort Myers is nearing completion.  What used to be a Sears department store was demolished last year. Over the past few weeks, work continued on tearing down the northern portions of the...

LeeTran announces seasonal schedule changes

Several LeeTran bus routes will begin seasonal schedules. Starting Sunday, Nov. 21, the seasonal schedules will begin, including the tram on Fort Myers Beach and the Fort Myers River District Trolleys. The seasonal changes are: Fort Myers Beach seasonal tram service...

Chiquita Lock down due to mechanical failure

Due to a mechanical failure, the Chiquita lock is down.  The lock doors will be open and boaters may pass at their own risk.  Boaters are advised to utilize the red light/green light function while transiting, to determine when it is your turn to go through.   There...

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,...

LifeStyle

Coral Oaks Golf Course Cart Path Construction Begins

Construction on portions of the concrete cart path of the back nine (holes 10-18) at Coral Oaks Golf Course will begin on Monday, December 6.  The work will take approximately six weeks and will take place during regular business hours.  The back nine will remain open...

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NEW NEVERMIND CHEF TO CONTINUE LEGACY, INTRODUCE NEW FOODS

Matt Djerf still sees him, still hears him. He still turns his head, waiting for his friend and his boss, Shannon Yates, to march down the hallway at Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery, wearing his trademark clogs. Yates, the former owner, and head chef,...

Have yourself a sunny snowbird Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE3DTJaTAiM Courtesy of Karen Scott

Lady and the Tramp Stamp

Another great cartoon from MR Herron

So, you realize you need to get better sleep?

By Dr. Stan Headley, natural health consultant for Cypress Pharmacy Restless nights. Tossing and turning. Waking up exhausted. Frankly, we just aren’t getting enough quality sleep these days. Spoiler alert: You’re not alone. In fact, this affects one in three adults....

Empty Nesters

Are you an empty nester? Another great cartoon by MR Herron.

NEW PIZZERIAS PROVIDE MORE OPTIONS

Motor City-style square slices are available now at the Detroit Pizza Joint, which recently took over the Chicago Beef, Dogs & Pizza space at 3812 Skyline Blvd. Owner Todd Stern plans a capital investment in new pizza ovens to eventually enable his pizzeria to...

FurBalls

Comedy — because we can all use a laugh

Two guys, one old, one young, are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart when they collide. The old guy says to the young guy, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going." The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a...

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