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Foot Pursuit Leads to Arrest

Foot Pursuit Leads to Arrest

On May 25, 2022, Cape Coral Police officers initiated a call for service in reference to a male passed out in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle at 1622 NE Pine Island Road (WAWA). An officer made contact with a male later identified as Matthew...

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Fertilizer Restrictions Begin June 1

Fertilizer Restrictions Begin June 1

With the rainy season just around the corner, the City of Cape Coral reminds everyone that fertilizer use rules change on June 1. The application of fertilizer containing phosphorus or nitrogen is prohibited from June 1 through September 30.  Eliminating the use...

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Knife-Wielding Robber Caught

Knife-Wielding Robber Caught

On April 28th, 2022, at 9:26 p.m. Cape Coral Police officers responded to a call for service in reference to a robbery in progress at 924 NE Pine Island Road (Dollar General) where a male later identified to be the suspect brandished a large red in color knife and...

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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

Fort Myers Brewing Company earns international honors at 2022 World Beer Cup

Fort Myers Brewing Company has earned international acclaim with a gold medal at the 2022 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition recognizing the most outstanding brewers and their beers. The brewery was awarded gold in the Chocolate Beer category for its popular...

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...

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...

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GOV. DESANTIS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FLORIDA HOMETOWN HEROES HOUSING PROGRAM 

Cape Coral Police Chief Tony Sizemore, Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter, and Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno At a press conference at the Cape Coral Police Department on Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a June 1 launch of the Florida Hometown Heroes Housing...

Two golfers, two once-in-a-lifetime shots

Two golfers, two once-in-a-lifetime shots, resulting in back-to-back holes-in-one on a recent remarkable day at Palmetto-Pine Country Club in Cape Coral.  For Keith Polsinelli and Dave Breitner – both of Cape Coral – their shots on the par-3, 154-yard sixth hole at...

“One Pill Can Kill”: Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Fake Prescription Pills

The Cape Coral Police Department is committed to doing everything possible to keep our community safe from various threats, including those posed by dangerous drugs that take lives every day. As U.S. overdose deaths have reached devastating new heights - claiming a...

LEE HEALTH BEGINS MAKING HOUSE CALLS

As hospitals continue to fill up and walk-in clinics experience long wait times, some wonder what to do if they need care. Lee Health is providing another option to get what you need.  Lee Health sent a passionate plea urging people to think before coming into its...

Lee County to expand community outreach efforts to veterans at Cape Coral location

A representative of Lee County Human & Veteran Services will offer monthly outreach services to veterans and their families at the Brotherhood of Heroes Resource Center & Museum, 4522 Del Prado Boulevard South, Cape Coral. The outreach services will be...

Community can help individuals experiencing homelessness by donating cold-weather supplies

Lee County Government and its partners are asking the community to donate cold-weather supplies for Severe Weather Outreach Teams to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Blankets, gloves, socks, hand-warmers, and hats can be dropped off at the...

FDOH-LEE COVID SITES SWITCH TO TESTING ONLY BY APPOINTMENT

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County announced that its COVID-19 testing sites will provide tests only by appointment now.  To meet the soaring demand for COVID-19 tests, both of Lee County's testing sites will now only accept appointments. No walk-ins will...

LEE HEALTH REINSTATES FREE URGENT CARE TELEHEALTH

Lee Health is offering free telehealth visits for community members to utilize telehealth services from the comfort of their homes.  Once again, Lee Health is making this service free due to the recent Omicron surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Southwest Florida. This...

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...

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Free Concert at Four Freedoms Park this Thursday

The City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a FREE concert from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. The concert will be held at Four Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Court, and features music from Mike Imbasciani. This southwest Florida-based blues...

Free Movie at Jaycee Park this Saturday 

The City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Movie in the Park at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The free event will be held at Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, and features Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The movie will start around 8 p.m. and...

Free Concert this Saturday at Four Freedoms Park

The City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a free concert from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The concert will be held at Four Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Court, and features music from The Lineup Band. This southwest Florida-based cover band,...

Family Initiative hosts free autism screenings at Cape Coral campus

Family Initiative offers free autism screenings at its Cape Coral campus on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. The appointment-based screenings, designed for children through age three, are administered by Family Initiative’s expert clinicians....

Comedy — because we can all use a chuckle

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L' TEACHER: No, that's wrong  GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. ******************************************************* TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical...

WITTICISMS

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive? An unusual amount of common sense is sometimes called wisdom. A hint is something we drop, but seldom pick up.Anything worth doing is going to take longer than you think.You don’t know what...

Cape Coral Bike Night This Saturday

Cape Coral Bike Night – the best bike night in SWFL – returns for the 2022 winter season beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12.  Whether you are an expert or amateur motorcyclist, a hardcore biker or enthusiast, the Cape Coral Bike Night has something for...

Comedy — because we can all use a chuckle

One afternoon, a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass.  Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate. He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"  "We don't have any money for food," the poor...

Comedy — because we can all use a good laugh!

*FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER*8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites! *FREE PUPPIES*1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog. *FREE PUPPIES 2*Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound....

Witticisms

Income tax – it’s a fine for reckless thriving.A Good boss takes little more than his share of blame & a little less than his share of credit.A desk is a wastebasket with drawers.The art of politics is making people like you no matter how much it costs them.A bird...

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