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Cape Coral Rescinds Temporary Burn Ban

The City of Cape Coral has rescinded the temporary burn ban issued on May 3.  Recent rain has decreased the Keetch-Byram Drought Index from “extreme” levels to “moderate” levels.  The City reminds all citizens to continue to use extreme caution with recreational and cooking fires.  For more information on open burning in Cape Coral, click here to visit the Cape...

Car Burglar Caught With Solid Patrol Work

A car burglar was caught by good old-fashioned observant patrol work just after having victimized an unsuspecting citizen. On May 14, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a patrol officer spotted a man on a bicycle at the 3800 block of Country Club Boulevard. The bicycle was operating without any lights, and contact was made with the rider, Daniel Clapper (DOB: 8-9-70)....

Hometown Hero Chris Cammarota, US Navy

Born on Nov 2, 1960, Chris Cammarota was welcomed into an Irish-Italian family, the only boy and youngest of six children. He grew up in Rosedale, Queens, in a working-class neighborhood made up of mainly row houses (like the one Archie Bunker lived in.) His parents worked hard, but there wasn't much left to go around after supporting six...

SWFL CITIES NAMED AMONG TOP PLACES TO VACATION LIST

TripAdvisor has released rankings of the “20 Best Places to Vacation in Florida.” Naples, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sanibel Island were included ahead of major cities like Orlando and Miami.  Naples was highlighted for shopping opportunities, the Naples Princess and Collier-Seminole State Park; Marco Island was praised for Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and the Marco Island Historical...

The Well-Armed Woman

The world of firearms can be intimidating and confusing for women. Much of the training and resources available to new shooters have been directed toward men and the needs of women are often overlooked. The Cape has a new organization, TWAW Cape Coral, geared toward mentoring women shooters. The Well-Armed Woman (TWAW) was founded by Carrie Lightfoot in 2012. It is...

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our community!

Do more with the space you have

When it comes to making small spaces feel more substantial, designers have all the tips and tricks to establish a greater sense of openness. Knowing these five industry secrets can go a long way in making your home look, feel and function like it has more space.  1. Stay organized. Install built-in cabinets in areas like half-baths that can't accommodate traditional...

Cape’s Cutest Pets — Hooper

Submitted by Jim and Robin Griffiths Hooper was in need of a new home. He’s a four-year-old 110 pound Black/Tan Doberman that lived in the Ocala area. He had been with a couple that was fostering but didn’t have room for him, and thankfully they wouldn’t let him go till they knew they found the right home. My wife and I...

Cape Kid with Style Owen Jack

To Owen Jack, soccer is everything. Dribbling a toddler-sized soccer ball from the moment he could walk, he officially began playing the sport at the age of five. Moving on from the Cape Coral Recreation League All-Stars, he began to play competitively with both the Fort Myers Strikers and the Cape Coral Cyclones. He has been with the Cyclones...

UNITED WAY VITA PROGRAM BRINGS $6.5 MILLION IN TAX REFUNDS

The United Way provided tax preparation services to nearly 4,800 low-to-moderate income households completely free of charge in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee, and Charlotte Counties for the 2017 tax year. Refunds to those using the free service totaled approximately $6.5 million, a 15 percent increase over last year. United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a free tax filing service. It helps provide financial...
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