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Today Starts National Police Week

Today Starts National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law...

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WITTICISMS

No one is ever old enough to know better.  Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are. Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait. If you never make mistakes, probably no one would...

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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…

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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...

Blue Waters Development Group, LLC Announces New Victory Park Commercial Project ― Including Wyndham Garden Hotel ― in Cape Coral

Victory Park to Offer Hotel, Commercial Space, Medical Space & Industrial Space; Expected Ground Breaking is Q2 2021 Blue Waters Development Group, LLC is announcing plans to develop the extraordinary Victory Park, a commercial project in Cape Coral, which Forbes...

Promenade to Host Bonita Springs Art Walk this weekend

For those who are disappointed that the Cape Coral Art Festival is not happening this year, this should interest you! Promenade at Bonita Bay (26795 S. Bay Drive) is preparing its open-air shopping center for a series of outdoor events through mid-March. First on the...

Podcast to Reveal Florida’s Strangest News Stories of 2020

2020 is nearly over, and it’s been a year we won’t soon forget.  The Florida Freakshow podcast will commemorate the end of 2020 by announcing Florida’s strangest headlines on its year-end episode, premiering Dec. 30.  The state’s most peculiar 2020...

Lee County Legal Aid Society offering free legal services to seniors Dec. 19

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, the Lee County Legal Aid Society will offer free legal assistance to Lee County seniors 60 and over on Saturday, Dec. 19. Members of the Lee County Bar Association will volunteer their time for “Just for Seniors” from 9...

My Shower Door toy drive supporting first responders in Lee County

My Shower Door / D3 Glass is looking to the SWFL community this holiday season to open their hearts and support the families of first responders in Lee County. From now until Monday, Dec. 14, people can bring new, unwrapped toys to any of the three My Shower Door...

Local News

Keep An Eye Out For Manatees

Manatee mating season begins in the Spring and lasts through Summer. If you see a large group of manatee in shallow water that appear to be herding or thrashing, they are most likely mating and not in distress. You should keep your distance. Manatee are very powerful...

Motorcyclist Dies In Traffic Crash

A Gray 2017 Chevrolet Traverse with a Florida tag driven by Nicole Marie Nesbitt of Cape Coral (Vehicle 1) was traveling southbound on Skyline Blvd in the outside travel lane approaching the intersection of Trafalgar Pkwy. A White 2005 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail...

FLORIDA DEO WAIVES WORK SEARCH, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS THROUGH MAY 29

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity confirmed this week that it will waive the work search and work registration requirements through May 29. They will also waive the waiting week requirement through June 26, among other updates to the state unemployment...

LEECARES EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE STILL AVAILABLE

The federal government passed two relief packages to help people who have been hard hit by the pandemic pay rent and utilities. Money for the second program is set to be rolled out in May.  The LeeCARES program in Lee County has its portal open now, where...

Prescription Drug Take Back Results

The Cape Coral Police Department participated in the DEA’s 20th Prescription Drug Take Back Event. At the completion of the event, our citizens dropped off 426.50 lbs of prescription medications. We collected enough medications to fill 8 large boxes and 1 small box....

Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of SE 6th St around 4:30 am on April 24, 2021. When officers arrived, they found multiple shell casings on the roadway of SE 1st Ave.  While investigating the shots fired reports, officers discovered...

Lee Health welcomes back volunteers

Lee Health is welcoming back volunteers! The volunteer program was temporarily suspended for more than a year for the safety of patients, staff and volunteers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers play an important role in creating a more comfortable environment...

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO TRANSITION VIRTUAL STUDENTS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

The School District of Lee County has made the decision to discontinue Lee Home Connect for the next school year.  "We understand that this may cause concern for families who wish to have their child enrolled in a virtual learning environment, however,...

SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD PHARMACIES READY FOR VACCINE SHIPMENTS

Small neighborhood pharmacies say they are ready to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a big way.  Several independent pharmacies say they're ready to vaccinate hundreds of people a week. They just need access to a vaccine.  Apollo Pharmacy is...

DUI Crash Seriously Injures One

A late evening crash on Chiquita Boulevard necessitated a trauma alert for one driver and resulted in the DUI arrest of the other driver. Multiple patrol units as well as Major Crash Investigators from the CCPD Traffic Unit responded to the crash. The Major Crash...

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Coral Oaks Golf Course to Use Temporary Entrance and Parking Area now through May 21

Coral Oaks Golf Course's parking lot and normal course entrance from Van Buren Parkway will be closed from May 10 - 21 for a parking lot resurfacing project. A temporary parking area will be located just south of Coral Oaks' clubhouse at the north end of NW 28th...

Sun Splash Offers Free Admission to Moms during Mother’s Day Weekend

Moms Splash Free May 8-9 with Purchase of Regular Child Admission Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8-9, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen General Admission ticket. In addition to regular...

WITTICISMS

No one is ever old enough to know better.  Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are. Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait. If you never make mistakes, probably no one would...

Cape Comedy

THIS STUDENT OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM! I would have given him 100%!  Each answer is factually correct, and funny, too. This teacher had no sense of humor! Q1.. In which battle did Napoleon die? *His last battle Q2.. Where was the Declaration of Independence...

WITTICISMS

Occasionally draw on your command of the language by saying nothing. Silence cannot be misquoted. The greatest of all faults is to imagine that you don’t have one. If you smile when things go wrong, you probably know who to blame it on. Life is like a roll of toilet...

SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD PHARMACIES READY FOR VACCINE SHIPMENTS

Small neighborhood pharmacies say they are ready to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a big way.  Several independent pharmacies say they're ready to vaccinate hundreds of people a week. They just need access to a vaccine.  Apollo Pharmacy is...

The 2021 pollen-pocalypse: How to stay protected during allergy season in Southwest Florida

By: Justin Ceravolo, PharmD, pharmacist at Cypress Pharmacy It’s that time of year again – the sniffling, sneezing and suffering of allergy season caused by the telltale yellow dust that blankets Southwest Florida for months. With longer and warmer seasons each year,...

Cape Comedy

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin!  There is no distinctly Native American criminal class save Congress! What this country needs are more unemployed politicians!   A...

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