3rd Annual Blessing of the Pets

3rd Annual Blessing of the Pets

Bring your pets to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis, the patron of animals, at the Cape Coral Animal Shelter’s 3rd Annual Blessing of the Pets.

Join us for an outdoor event at the shelter featuring special guests:

-Rev. Dr. Mark McAnlis, Pastor of First Congregational Church
-Pastor Cindy Jones, Grace United Methodist Church

The event at the Cape Coral Animal Shelter is open to people and pets of all faiths.  Blessing begins at 2 pm. Be sure to arrive at the shelter by 1:30 pm.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times (no retractable leashes).  Cats, critters and other pets must be in a carrier. 

Each participant will receive a prayer card and St. Francis medallion.  A pet boutique (including people swag) will be on-site, as well as a photo station.

Donations are welcome.

Cape Coral Encourages Residents to Attend Virtual Workshop for Pine Island Road Corridor Plan

Cape Coral Encourages Residents to Attend Virtual Workshop for Pine Island Road Corridor Plan

The City of Cape Coral encourages all residents to make sure their voice is heard at the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) upcoming virtual public workshop for the SR 78 (Pine Island Road) Corridor Vision & Action Plan in Lee County. The virtual event is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The purpose of this study is to help the City of Cape Coral and Lee County community develop a vision plan for the SR 78 corridor to guide transportation and land use decisions over the next 50 years. The workshop is being held to solicit feedback from the community concerning their desires for the future of the corridor.

Please register to attend at  VisionPlan_Public Workshop. The live event and workshop materials can also be accessed online through the project website at www.swflroads.com/project/442083-1. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop online. Please note that Internet Explorer can NOT be used to register or attend this webinar. Please review the workshop materials online through the project website prior to this event.

After reviewing the public workshop materials, and/or participating, you may submit comments in three different ways:

  1. on the project website;
  2. emailing the FDOT Project Manager, Vitor Suguri at Vitor.Suguri@dot.state.fl.us; or
  3. mailing comments to Vitor Suguri, 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

While comments about the project are accepted at any time, please note that comments must be received or postmarked by October 6, 2022, to be included in the public workshop record. A summary of the workshop comments and responses will be available on the website approximately 30 days following the close of the comment period.

The Florida Department of Transportation may adopt this planning product into the environmental review process, pursuant to Title 23 U.S.C. § 168(d)(4), or to the state project development process.

City Council Special Meeting Set for Thursday, September 22

City Council Special Meeting Set for Thursday, September 22

The final public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget for the City of Cape Coral will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 5:05 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard.

The final millage rate and FY23 budget will be determined at this meeting.

If you would like to have your opinions heard on the matter, please plan to attend.

An agenda for this meeting is available on the City website. 

Please visit the following page to view the agenda when it becomes available: www.capecoral.net/department/clerk/agendas_and_videos.php

The School District of Lee County to host Virtual Connection Event Sept. 14

The School District of Lee County to host Virtual Connection Event Sept. 14

Event to provide insights on positions within the District

The School District of Lee County is hosting a Virtual Connection Event from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 that will provide insights on teaching and instructional support positions within the District.

The informational event will provide candidates an opportunity to meet virtually with District representatives, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment. To register by Sept. 13, click here.

Positions are available across the District with a focus on high-demand positions like English, elementary education, science, math and special education, as well as for instructional support positions.

Florida is one of 48 states that offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher. Individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field can become eligible for Florida teacher certification by passing a subject area exam in their area of expertise, completing additional coursework or enrolling in a teacher preparation program.

With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education.

The District offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees, and additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.

To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.

City of Cape Coral to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

City of Cape Coral to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Remembrance Ceremony to be held on Sunday, September 11 on the lawn in front of City Hall beginning at 8:30 am.

The Cape Coral Fire Department, the Cape Coral Police Department, and the City of Cape Coral will be hosting a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, September 11 on the front lawn outside of City Hall Council Chambers, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., beginning at 8:30 am.

The ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the Cape Coral Fire and Police Honor Guards, a moment of silence, an invocation, and remarks from Mayor John Gunter, Police Chief Tony Sizemore, and Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.

The ceremony will end with attendees staking 2,977 American flags, each with a name of a victim of the attacks, on the front lawn of City Hall to honor their memory and reaffirm that “We Will Never Forget.”

“We invite the community to join us as we remember those we lost, and honor those who with dignity and courage made the ultimate sacrifice to help others,” said Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. The ceremony will also be broadcast on Facebook Live on the Cape Coral Fire Department page (@CapeCoralFD).

Bulk Item, Household Chemical Waste Collection Set for Aug. 6

Bulk Item, Household Chemical Waste Collection Set for Aug. 6

Cape Coral is partnering with Waste Pro and Lee County’s Solid Waste Division to collect bulk items and household chemical waste (HCW) on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, from 7 – 11 a.m. Waste will be collected in the City Hall parking lot at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard.

These quarterly events give residents another way to dispose of large items and a safe and responsible way to dispose of HCW. Residents should use the main entrance to City Hall on Cultural Park Blvd. to drop off items. Materials for drop-off will be collected from vehicle trunks and truck beds. 

Proof of residency may be required to drop off items. Photo IDs with a Cape Coral address and Cape Coral utility bills from an active account are acceptable items to prove your residency.

Items that will be accepted at the event include:·        

  • Drain cleaners and pool chemicals·        
  • Pesticides/herbicides·        
  • Liquid paint and thinners·        
  • Polishes and strippers·        
  • Fluorescent tubes·        
  • Electronics·        
  • Car and boat batteries·        
  • Automotive oil·        
  • Gas propane tanks·        
  • Mattresses·        
  • Yard Waste 

No white goods will be accepted. Residential bulk item collection is available each week on the same day as solid waste, recycling, and yard waste removal.

Future bulk waste events will be held on Nov. 5, 2022, Feb. 4, 2023, May 6, 2023, and Aug. 5, 2023.

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