Free nutritious lunches will be provided from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. to children and youth age 18 and under as part of the Summer BreakSpot Program.
The Summer BreakSpot Program is federally funded under the USDA and administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Participating sites provide nutritionally balanced meals to children and youth during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Meals are offered at no cost and there are no income or registration requirements.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Lee County Food & Nutrition Services to host the USDA Summer Feeding Program at Paul Sanborn Park again this summer,” said Parks and Recreation Director Kerry Runyon. “After children enjoy a free nutritious lunch, we believe the activities offered by the Cape Coral Fun-Mobile will serve as a nice supplement to encourage outdoor play.”
The kickoff event will feature the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Fun-Mobile that will be on site until 1 p.m. for free games and activities. Food will be served to children from the School District’s new lunch truck.
Free lunches for children and youth will continue throughout the summer at Paul Sanborn Park each weekday from June 21 through July 28. Lunches will be provided from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. and free recreational activities will be offered until 1 p.m. by the Cape Coral Fun-Mobile.
For more information or to find other locations offering free lunches for children and youth, text “FoodFL” to 877-877, dial 2-1-1 when schools begin releasing for the summer break, or visit www.SummerBreakSpot.org.
Every year in the fall, Cape Coral Kiwanis awards thousands of dollars in grants to various organizations that exemplify and fit with our Kiwanis mission of helping children. Our focus is on 501(c)(3) organizations in the Cape Coral area and children that can benefit from their philanthropic activities.
In 2019 we received over 50 grant requests and awarded close to $150,000 in grants that:
Provided educational material for exceptional students in our elementary schools
Helped defray the costs for economically disadvantaged children to participate in youthful activities
Helped children in high school develop leadership skills
Who should apply?:
Schools or 501(c)(3) Organizations that:
Have ESE programs
Have programs or extra-curricular activities, including sports, that inspire students to succeed
Have programs with emphasis on reading, art, music, physical activity or character development
How do I apply?
Click herefor the online application and easy instructions!
A daytime call for shots fired generated a large police response and ended with no one injured and two in custody.
Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to a disturbance in the 2800 block of NW 4th Avenue in which shots had been fired. Officers quickly set up a perimeter to contain the scene and all involved parties were detained. It was determined no one had been injured, and Major Crimes detectives arrived to investigate the incident.
The investigation determined probable cause for two juveniles, Elisha Williams (B/M, DOB: 11-10-2003) and Dorian Goode (B/M, DOB: 10-8-2003) for the crime of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against two victims, who had been sitting in a vehicle in the driveway.
Goode was alleged to have pointed a firearm at the two victims and then fled on foot, with the victim deciding to follow Goode and call police. Goode retreated back into the residence as the victim parked in front of the home. Williams then exited the home and fired rounds at the victim’s vehicle, causing the victim to flee the scene for their safety.
Both Williams and Goode were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Both were transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
***MUGSHOTS NOT AVAILABLE***
ARRESTED: Elisha Jerome Williams, B/M, DOB: 11-10-2003, of Lehigh Acres, FL. CHARGES: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, F.S.S. 784.021 (1a), Third Degree Felony
ARRESTED: Dorian Cherrod Goode, B/M, DOB: 10-8-2003, of Fort Myers, FL. CHARGES: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, F.S.S. 784.021 (1a), Third Degree Felony
The school year has ended, local beaches are becoming congested and many families begin to make summer vacation plans. So do the scammers…
The Federal Trade Commission has been inundated with complaints about summer rental scams. Here’s how they usually work:
You see an ad online or via social media for an absolutely amazing looking summer rental opportunity. A beachfront residence, a cabin on the lake…exactly what you have been daydreaming about while putting in those long hours at work.
The price…you can’t beat it!
The ad stipulates that you must send or wire funds to reserve your slice of paradise. You quickly do so as you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
With a loaded SUV, the family and pooch in tow, you joyfully arrive at the property to find it is locked with no one awaiting your arrival…or it belongs to a private individual who resides there…or find that the entire venue doesn’t even exist.
These ads appear almost everywhere…on Craigslist, Facebook, LetGo, etc.…all free online classified sites.
Consider using a third-party rental site, such as Airbnb, HomeAway or Vrbo…rental sites that provide protection against these types of scams. If possible, consider visiting the venue prior to booking. If you know someone who lives near the location, ask them to do so on your behalf.
Be careful…summer scammers are hard at work!
Visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at reportfraud.ftc.gov to report fraudulent content or for additional information.
Did you hear? The Keetch-Byram Drought Index has fallen below 600 for seven consecutive days.
Therefore, in accordance with the City’s Code of Ordinance, Chapter 8-14, the temporary burn ban issued by the City of Cape Coral on May 26, 2021 has been rescinded.
Residents are urged to continue to use caution with recreation and cooking fires.
Recreational fires must comply with the stipulations of the Ordinance for recreational burns, such as being 25’ from any structure, having an extinguishment source, and the fire must be kept to a maximum of 3’ in diameter and 2’ in height.
Recreational fires are not intended for vegetation or rubbish disposal, per Ordinance.
In addition, the Cape Coral Fire Department continues to request the community be vigilant in not disposing of lit smoking materials outdoors, including from a car window. The Department also requests vehicles, including ATVs, only be operated on paved, gravel, or dirt surfaces and not on grass or other vegetation.
The Florida Department of Transportation District One needs your help understanding why people walk and bike, what barriers exist for walking and biking, and the improvements needed to make roadways better for walking and biking.
Please take the survey below. They need your input!