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From the Breeze archives: A Look Back

By Staff | Sep 18, 2020

Here are some headlines from 1970 as appeared in the Cape Coral Breeze:


Ground broken for 850-seat movie theater

Gulf American now GAC Properties

Harry James, band perform at Country Club

Toll on Cape Bridge reduced

from 15 cents to 10 cents


Construction of new Sheriff’s Substation begins near Cape Coral Bridge

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bealton – and their triplets, Joel Jr., Jeanne and John – move to Cape

GAC announces plans for Gateway City in Collier County

Bill formally requesting incorporation

referendum presented to legislative delegates

Inaugural banquet launches Board of Realtors


Over 1,200 tickets sold for

Kiwanis Pancake breakfast

80 try out for four Little League teams

New First Baptist Church sanctuary ready

New Sheriff’s Substation

at Cape Bridge ready


FSU ends UF’s 5-year run as champs of

GAC Intercollegiate Golf Classic

Rosenbergs open “Gourmet’s Delight”

on Cape Coral Parkway

Little League season opens

Cape voter registration tops 5,200

Population tops 14,000


Over 1,000 attend Legion’s Pancake Day

Plans for middle school,

new elementary unveiled

Cape’s Paul Latham named outstanding

athlete of year at Cypress Lake High

Texas couple drives 10 millionth vehicle to cross Cape Bridge


Cape incorporation bill introduced in House

1,400 enjoy Shriner’s first Pancake Day

at Yacht Club

Cape incorporation bill OK’d by Senate


County Commission to vote

on incorporation issue

Population tops 14,500

Bridge tolls to increase to 12.5 cents


Car wash opens at Texaco on Del Prado

Voters approve incorporation, 2,067 to 1,798

Cape Elementary School hours set:

7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cape Coral Cinema opens

Permits issued for St. Andrew education

facility; laundry/dry cleaning business on Cape Coral Parkway


Cape Coral Gardens close

Cape Elementary enrollment at 802

Population tops 15,000

10 candidates qualify for city council posts


Cape Coral Gardens star “Rocky” dies

40 candidates seek city manager’s position

125 attend German American Oktoberfest

at Fire Hall

Weaver’s Office Supply, Wonderland Realty, Del Prado Upholstery Western Auto to open in new Andre Building on Del Prado


City council primary election held

Moose celebrate opening of lodge

on Pine Island Road

Cape’s first council elected; 4,022 cast ballots


1,600 attend Shriner’s Pancake Breakfast at Yacht Club

Palmetto Pines Country Club opens

Paul Fickinger tabbed first city mayor

Population tops 15,500