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Spencer Roach announces he will not seek reelection

Spencer Roach announced today that he will not seek reelection to the Florida House of Representatives. Roach, a North Fort Myers resident, represents District 76, which encompasses parts of Lee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. He was first elected in 2018 and subsequently reelected ...

Cape Coral eyes affordable housing program funding

The city of Cape Coral is looking to take part in a single-family housing development program that has funding available in Lee County. Cape Coral City Council members agreed Wednesday they would like to pursue the application process for single-lot housing units in the Cape. The discussion ...

Teen accused of making threat to ‘shoot up’ two Cape schools

A 16-year-old youth was arrested Wednesday after Cape Coral Police received multiple calls that "an unknown child" had used Snapchat to send out a threat to shoot up Cape Coral High School and Mariner High School today. Officers met with one of the callers, a concerned father and son, at Kurt ...

On a mission | Cape Coral Caring Center aids families in need

Over the past year-plus filled with hardships, economic downturn, and a major hurricane, a Cape Coral non-profit has committed to helping those in need while going above and beyond in their service to community. The Cape Coral Caring Center has stood firm in its commitment to support and ...

Out with the old: Demolition begins

Structures at Cape Coral’s Yacht Club Community Park began to come down Wednesday, a first step city leaders say will lead to a new focal-point destination. The Tony Rotino Center, named for the city’s longest-tenured council member, was the first major structure to be demolished. It was ...

Debate on boat canopy regulations continues

Cape Coral City Council deadlocked on Wednesday on how to move forward with allowing for permanent boat canopy structures. The board decided to bring back its current regulations for a future discussion to address height requirements on metal supports and frames, as well as fabric canopies. ...

Council to continue discussion on compensation referendum

Cape Coral City Council will continue its discussion on whether to place a charter amendment dealing with council compensation on the November ballot. The proposed change, which would allow Council to set its salaries via an ordinance, received mixed results from board members Wednesday, with ...

Halfway to Oktoberfest set for this weekend

As a way to mark the halfway point to its biggest event of the year, the German American Social Club of Cape Coral will welcome the public to its grounds for a weekend of good music, eats, and drink. The Halfway to Oktoberfest at the GASC’s Bavarian Gardens takes place this Saturday and ...

Friends Spring Book Sale promises lots of offerings

Book and media lovers will have a bountiful selection from which to choose next weekend, as an annual sale at the Cape Coral Library will turn a new page. Next Friday and Saturday, the Friends of the Cape Coral Library will host its Spring Book Sale, running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 19 ...

City of Cape Coral, Habitat, to host bulk waste event on May 4

The city of Cape Coral will hold a waste collection event on Saturday, May 4, from 7-11 a.m. in the City Hall parking lot, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. In addition to the city's longstanding partnership with Lee County’s Solid Waste Department to collect bulk items and household chemical waste ...