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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 ...

Lee County Clerk’s office to be closed Thursday morning for staff training

The Lee County Clerk’s office will be closed Thursday morning, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cape man receives three life sentences in murder case

The State Attorney's Office reported today that Cristian Edwin Dilan, 23, of Cape Coral, was sentenced to three life sentences in the case involving the murder of a woman in Bonita Springs. He was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder, as well as robbery and burglary. He was ...

‘Ding’ Darling Day at Lakes Park postponed; photo contest extended

Due to federal restrictions regarding the coronavirus, the 33rd annual “Ding” Darling Day at Lakes Park in Fort Myers on Sunday, Oct. 10, has been postponed until spring 2022. “Public health and safety are at the forefront of our concerns,” said Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ...

Cape Coral Breeze archives available online

All of the editions of the Cape Coral Breeze from January 2009 through today are now available on-line as full-paper PDFs, thanks to a partnership with the University of Florida. The Breeze has spent the last year providing its newspaper documents to the university, which has made the copies ...

Fatality involving a bicyclist reported on Pine Island Road

The Cape Coral Police Department is on scene of a traffic fatality involving a bicycle-involved at the 2200 block of Northeast Pine Island Road. Eastbound lanes of Pine Island Road will be down to one lane while Major Crash Investigators investigate the scene. Motorists are asked to avoid ...

Court: DeSantis ban on school mask mandates back in force

ST. PETERSBURG  (AP) — The on-again, off-again ban imposed by  Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is back in force. The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Friday that a Tallahassee judge should not have lifted ...