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Business Briefs 1-15-21

Atwood to share legal update on COVID-related employment laws Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., recently announced that stockholder Scott Atwood will be the featured speaker for the “2021 Back to Work HR Law Update,” a virtual employment law update for business owners and ...

Real Estate Briefs 1-15-21

GMA Architects & Planners completes new building design for Enterprise in Cape Coral GMA Architects & Planners has completed the building design for a new Enterprise located on the rapidly developing Pine Island Road corridor in Cape Coral. The project included a new building to ...

Firm reports highest Gulf-front land sale to date

A 1.28-acre buildable vacant home site within the South Seas Island Resort, at 925 South Seas Plantation Road, Captiva, recently closed for $5.6 million. John R. Woods Properties reported that the sale represents the highest Gulf-front vacant land sale to date for the island. Marketed by ...

‘A super blessing’

On Dec. 30, Dawn Sliger said a prayer for a new car. Later that day at work, it was answered. “For a belief system like that to put an angel in human form and manifest it to make that happen through such a beautiful man and his kindness,” she said. “It’s just crazy how it ...

Lee graduation rate increases by 4.8 percent

The Class of 2020 had the largest increase in graduation rate in 15 years at 4.8 percent, bringing the School District of Lee County's rate to 88.5 percent. “This is an incredible achievement by the students of Lee County,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said in a prepared statement. “We ...

60th Cracker Day Rodeo this weekend at Posse Arena

For 60 years, the Cracker Day Rodeo has celebrated the tradition of working ranchers moving cattle throughout the state of Florida. This weekend, the Lee County Posse Arena, at 17401 Palm Creek Drive, will host one of Lee County's longest-running events for the 60th time featuring three days ...

Miles family donates land in Cape Coral to SCCF

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that thanks to the generosity of the Miles family, it is now the owner and steward of 38 acres of mangroves and a creek in Cape Coral. The new preserve land is at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee, across from Shell Point. A creek runs ...

Ground broken for fallen deputy memorial

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has seen nine deputies killed in the line of duty. And while it’s been nearly 15 years since the last tragedy, officials believe those deaths should be properly acknowledged -- and remembered. On Thursday, the LCSO broke ground on a memorial to make ...