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Undercover Operation Leads to Drug Arrest

Undercover Operation Leads to Drug Arrest

On June 21st, 2022, Cape Coral Police Department’s Vice, Investigations, and Narcotics Unit (VIN) arrested Wildy Elorme (B/M 08-23-1989, 1505 SE 35th Terrace) for numerous felony charges after an intricate undercover investigation. The investigation revealed that Mr....

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New Citywide Lawn Watering Schedule

New Citywide Lawn Watering Schedule

City Council approves a year-round two-day irrigation watering schedule effective immediately and applies to all Cape Coral residents.  The new citywide irrigation watering schedule applies to all Cape Coral properties whether on private well or city water.  ...

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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

Experience Pine Island Waterways with Cruisin’ Tikis

Have you seen the tiki boat cruising around St. James City and Cape Coral waterways yet?  Nick and Stacey, SW Florida locals, brought the first Cruisin' Tikis to Pine Island. They founded this fantastic family-owned business to highlight Pine Island, Cape Coral,...

New Luxury Living Complex is Nearing Completion and Now Leasing

For the past ten years in a row, Cape Coral has been one of the fastest-growing cities in America, but the supply of new apartments has not kept pace. Luckily, a Chicago developer will soon be completing Aspire, a brand-new Class "A" apartment community with five...

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...

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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...

LifeStyle

Coral Oaks to Offer Special Deals During “PGA Family Golf Month”

The PGA of America recognizes the month of July as “Family Golf Month,” and Coral Oaks Golf Course is proud to support the initiative by offering two specials from July 1-31 to make it easier for families to go golfing together. These family deals include: $60 round...

Free Swim Lessons Offered to Underserved Cape Coral Families

During July, FREE swim lessons are available to underserved children at the Yacht Club Community Pool, 5819 Driftwood Parkway.  These lessons are available to children ages 3-5 and will be held from 9:30-10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, July 11, and...

THIS JULY, “WE RISE UP FOR PARKS & RECREATION” IN CAPE CORAL

Join the City of Cape Coral for National Park and Recreation Month this July as we celebrate how our City is stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient because of parks and recreation. Various activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including...

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...

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