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Online auction to benefit Lighthouse of SWFL programs

Lighthouse of SWFL will hold an online auction in conjunction with the center’s 11th annual Dining in the Dark virtual fundraiser. The Dining in the Dark Online Auction will be held from 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, until 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25. Dining in the Dark, including the ...

CCPD to conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details

In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Cape Coral Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details during the period of Oct. 1 and May 14, 2022, within the Cape Coral city limits. Lee County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state ...

School District reinstates mask opt-out for students

The School District of Lee County has reinstated an opt-opt to its mask mandate, effective today. Citing a 1st District Court of Appeal stay issued Friday, "which means the Florida Department of Education can continue to enforce its interpretation of the parental opt out until this matter is ...

Council looks at dip in property tax rate but stops short of rollback

Cape Coral property owners will get a tick back on the city's property tax rate but are still looking at a boost on the their tax bills due to an increase in property values citywide. The Cape Coral City Council on Thursday set the tentative not-to-exceed rate for the general millage as well ...

Lee Health: New COVID cases may be subsiding

Lee Health on Tuesday reported that over the past week, they have discharged more COVID-19 patients than have taken in new each day -- a positive sign that the recent spike in new cases could be subsiding. “I want everyone just to continue to do whatever they can to slow down the spread ...

Lee Clerk of Court staff training Thursday

The Lee County Clerk’s office will be closed the morning of Sept. 16 for a mandatory staff training. The Clerk’s downtown Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices will open at 1 p.m. and close as scheduled at 5 p.m. During the half-day program, deputy clerks will be trained on new services ...

CCPD continues investigation into fatal hit-and-run accident

A 53-year-old man was found deceased in a Cape Coral ditch off of Pine Island Road Friday morning after police said he was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle. Cape Coral Police Department officers arrived at the 2300 block of Northeast Pine Island Road at 7:33 a.m. to discover a ...