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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce Lake Okeechobee flows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start reducing outflows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Saturday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that the releases from Lake Okeechobee will begin "gradually to allow time for the ecosystems of the Caloosahatchee ...

Public hearing Dec. 18 for adoption of 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a public hearing for the adoption of the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Friday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Lee County Administration East Facility, 2201 Second St., Room 118, Fort Myers. This location is ...

Department of Health to provide free flu, Hepatitis A vaccines

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County will be providing free influenza and Hepatitis A vaccines throughout Lee County during the month of December. Staff will utilize the mobile units funded by LeeCARES. A total of 80 flu vaccines and 30 HepA vaccines will be available at each ...

‘We Walk For Lauren’ event set for Saturday

This Saturday, Dec. 5, will be an event in support of bringing Lauren Dumolo home. The event, “We Walk for Lauren,” is from 9-11 a.m. at Four Freedoms Park located at 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral. There will be a community prayer, as well as a 1-mile walk with ribbon-tying for the trees. ...

Bank robbery suspect arrested

A suspect charged in a Fort Myers bank robbery has been revealed to be the father of an 8-year-old Cape Coral girl who died in a 2019 hit-and-run while waiting for her school bus.  Glenn Michael Aiken, 36, of Fort Myers was arrested Tuesday night and charged with robbery without a firearm and ...

Residents can now dispose of old American flags at drop box at City Hall

A flag retirement box was recently installed outside of Cape Coral City Hall, which is located 1015 Cultural Park Blvrd. Residents can drop their old American flags in the box for proper retirement without having to leave their vehicles. Flags also can be taken to any fire station in the ...

County donates three residential lots to affordable housing nonprofit

The Lee County Com-mission voted Tuesday to donate three surplus residential lots to a local nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing to elderly, disabled, veterans and youth aging out of foster care. The lots donated to the Affordable Home Owner-ship Foundation Inc. ...

PRIDE Cape Coral seeking T-shirt design for 2021 event

PRIDE Cape Coral has opened the call for its 2021 T-shirt design. Local artists and designers are encouraged to submit designs through Monday, Nov. 30. "We want to get the community involved with the process," said PRIDE Cape Coral President AJ Ford. "Opening things up so anyone can submit ...

4th Annual Cape Coral Animal Shelter Golf Classic Saturday at Coral Oaks

The 4th Annual Cape Coral Animal Shelter Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at Coral Oaks Golf Course, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The event is sponsored by Storm Smart and will feature breakfast before play begins, on course beverages, plus a luncheon reception with goodie ...

Bark at the Bar fundraiser Monday at Caloosa Club

Cape Royal Golf Club will be hosting Bark at the Bar, to benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Monday, Nov. 23, from 6-8 p.m. The event, which will feature speciality cocktails and a small plates menu, plus complimentary homemade treats and drinks for four-legged friends, will be held at ...