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The Cauldron - Lew Paper.  A very interesting history of the U.S. ambassador to Japan for 10 years before WW2, Joe Grew. It covers the details of his interaction with the U.S. state department & president Roosevelt. There was a lot of omission & deceit (lies)...

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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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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...

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...

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY STARTS JULY 31

The 2021 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday starts at the end of this month.  The tax-free week, planned for July 31 through Aug. 9 this year, is designed to help reduce the cost of school supplies for Florida residents.  During this sales tax holiday period, Florida...

CCPD Major Crimes Unit Needs Tips in April Shooting Case

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in solving a shooting that resulted in a man’s death in April 2021. On April 24th, 2021 at around 4:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in...

Lee County Domestic Animal Services to hold adoption events at Community Outreach Centers

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is partnering with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to hold adoption events at Community Outreach Centers.  The Sheriff’s Office’s own Deputy Chance and Sergeant Hope invite everyone to give shelter pets a ‘Chance’ and adopt, don’t...

Wounded Warriors of Collier County wins lawsuit against City of Naples

After a two-year denial of approval for veteran housing in Collier County, Wounded Warriors of Collier County (WWCC) won a federal lawsuit against the City of Naples. Earlier this summer, WWCC filed an official lawsuit against the City of Naples for not providing...

Murder Conviction

Cristian Edwin Dilan, 23, of Cape Coral, was found guilty as charged for the murder of a woman in Bonita Springs. The jury returned the guilty verdict following a five-day trial in Lee County. Dilan was found guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Robbery, Tampering with...

Cape Coral Police Partners with 3H Exchange to Help Students with School Supplies

The Cape Coral Police Department is proud to announce it is once again partnering with the 3H Exchange. The 3H Exchange (High Schools Helping the Homeless) is a program committed to providing goods to students in need throughout the Lee County School District....

AAA: FLORIDA GAS PRICES HOVER SLIGHTLY OVER $3 A GALLON

Florida gas prices held steady during the past week, AAA reports. Florida drivers are paying an average price of $3.01 per gallon. The state average is fractions of a cent less than a week ago, yet remains 3 cents more than last month and 90 cents more than this time...

Man Arrested for Fraudulent Sale of Land in Cape Coral

A six-month investigation conducted by the Cape Coral Police Department Financial Crimes Unit related to the fraudulent sale of vacant land in Cape Coral culminated with the arrest of Edwin Eugune Swanson, of Houston, Texas.   The investigation by the Financial Crimes...

FLORIDA REALTORS SEEK TO GET AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE ON 2022 BALLOT

Florida Realtors are launching a petition to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2022 ballot that would provide money for affordable housing programs.  The group of Realtors funneled $5 million to the political committee Floridians for Housing while the...

Man Arrested for Aggravated Child Abuse

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit arrested a man for aggravated child abuse after the investigation showed him responsible for serious injuries to his 2-month old son. On July 10th, 2021, the Cape Coral Police Department was called to the home of...

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Cape Comedy

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker ------------------------------ "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain ------------------------------ "His mother should have thrown him away and kept...

WITTICISMS

When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.No one is ever old enough to...

Cape Coral Celebrates July as “National Park and Recreation Month”

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is joining municipalities from across the country to celebrate July as National Park and Recreation Month. Initiated by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985, this...

Southwest Florida’s seniors serving up family recipes

A Taste of Home Family recipes tell our life’s best stories. Sometimes, all it takes is a taste of home to unlock the warm, familiar feelings of being with loved ones. We continue to savor each bite of grandma’s famous casserole as if it were the first time. These...

Cape Comedy

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir, " said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress." ------------------------------ "He had delusions of adequacy ." -...

Cape Coral Parks & Recreation to Co-Host Summer Feeding Kickoff on June 21

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is joining forces with Lee County School District’s Food & Nutrition Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host a Summer Feeding Kickoff event at Paul Sanborn Park (2310 SE 3rd Street) on Monday, June...

WITTICISMS

I know a guy who's addicted to drinking brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.You should never say no to a gift from a child.No matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The...

Boxing helps seniors fight symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Lee Accavallo kickboxing By Dr. Erin Bailey, PT with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Lee Accavallo is the last one you’d want to fight in the boxing ring. He trains vigorously four times per week, and the sound of impact from his powerful right hook echoes...

Cape Comedy

Two tall trees, a birch and a beech, are growing in the woods.  A small tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch, 'Is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?' The birch replies that he cannot tell, but just then a woodpecker...

Women can balance health with career, life

By Dr. Virginia Reed, Southwest Florida regional director for FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers TV shows and movies often feature “super women” who can flawlessly handle all of life’s challenges. The pressures of work and family responsibilities are no obstacles...

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