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Bunching Tax Deductions to Maximize Their Benefit

An old technique has new value after the Tax Reform bill, Part I Bunching expenses, particularly charitable gifts, in one year rather than over multiple can provide added tax benefits, especially after the latest tax law changes. And combining that plan with a donor-advised fund can compound the tax savings. The latest round of tax reform resulted in the limitation, or...

Volunteers Still Needed for Police Department Lobby and City Hall Positions

The Cape Coral Police Department is still in need of new volunteers for administrative positions in the lobby of the Police Department, as well as at City Hall. Our Police Volunteers assist citizens every day at their stations located in the Police Department Lobby, 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard, as well as in the lobby of City Hall next to the...

The Name Game

If it seems like the topic of grape names is unnecessarily complex, take heart, you are not alone! Even folks in the wine industry sometimes grumble at the numerous designations given to one single grape variety. Although it may appear that wine snobs relish how easy it is for those intricacies to trip up the uninitiated, there is no...

Freshman Advice

Written by recent high school graduate Marina DeVito High school is a very exciting time of your life. You will be given more opportunity to be independent and to figure out who you truly are. You can start to think of prom and the big senior graduation trip. However, there will be times of stress and worry. Stressors such...

The Disaster Artist

Have you ever seen the 2003 movie The Room, directed, produced, written and starring Tommy Wiseau? No? Don’t worry because you aren’t the only one. Released in 2003 in only one theater and only grossing $1,800, The Room is largely considered the best worst movie ever made and has since become an infamous cult classic with continuous midnight screenings...

City Manager John Szerlag Promotes Division Chief Ryan Lamb to Fire Chief

Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has promoted Fire Division Chief Ryan Lamb to the position of Fire Chief.  His appointment is effective Saturday, May 19.    “Ryan has proven to be a professional leader and has been an integral part of the Fire Department's command staff for a number of years,” said Szerlag. “His management style and communication skills...

Fishing: It’s Complicated

Ah, fishing—the second-oldest profession. Once known as a backbreaking, heartbreaking, sixteen hour-a-day occupation, suited for only the hardiest of souls, this noble trade has gradually moved into the category of leisure and is now officially called fun—even relaxing. And yet there remains an unspoken bond and kinship with those rugged individuals of yore. Whether perched on the grassy banks...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Cape Coral

 Breakfast, health fair, inspirational women, movies, Quarter Auction, and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Cape Coral: Quarter Auction Fundraiser Thursday:  Come join the Quarter Auction Fun! Our charity this month is A Mom's Helping Hand. Bring your rolls of quarters and friends! A great way to support a local charity and win great prizes...

Cape Coral Police Department Partners with Ring, Joins ‘Neighbors’ App

The Cape Coral Police Department is happy to announce that is joining the Neighbors app (iOS/Android) to provide the citizens of Cape Coral with local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.  Download the free Neighbors app on iOS or Android, join...

WACKY WITTICISMS

Promises are like babies, easy to make, but tough to deliver. When you get something for nothing, you just haven’t been billed for it yet. I meant to eat a piece of fruit today, but I plum forgot. He went broke after putting all his money in junk blondes. I remember when women who had nothing to wear stayed home. The only way to...
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