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Lee Health urges vaccinations amid uptick in hospitalizations

Like clockwork, the Florida Department of Health has been reporting a nearly consistent weekly increase in COVID-19 cases of 2% for Lee County and the state for the past month. At Lee Health, though, a downward trend in hospitalizations since a vaccine became available earlier this year, has ...

Police chief search narrowed to three candidates

The search for a new chief to lead the Cape Coral Police Department has been winnowed to three finalists, including the current interim chief. Anthony Sizemore, who has been with the CCPD since 1998, is among the named contenders for the position as are Richard A. Bash, deputy chief of police, ...

Temporary trash and yard waste drop-off locations to open April 20

The City is partnering with Waste Pro to offer Cape Coral residents central drop-off locations for trash, horticulture, and bulk items. The temporary service will begin Tuesday, April 20, and will be available to Cape Coral residents Tuesdays through Saturdays. Drop-off schedule: Cultural ...

Hope VALOR National Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration ceremony held

Hope Healthcare hosted a Hope VALOR National Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration ceremony for veterans, spouses and families at its Cape Coral Care Center. Those taking part included the Mariner High School Junior ROTC Color Guard. The ceremony was led by Maj. Gen. James L. Dozier, a West ...

Adkins bids farewell to School District of Lee County

During his five-and-a-half years as Lee County Superintendent of Schools, Gregory Adkins said the district accomplished much, from bringing every school up to state standards to championing for a half-cent sales tax referendum that would result in the construction and renovation of many Lee ...

Spring Plant Sale set for Saturday at Rotary Park

With spring in full swing, Cape Coral residents can find all they need for their garden this weekend at Rotary Park. Find flowering shrubs and trees, host and nectar plants for butterflies, a variety of native plants and more at Rotary Park Environmental Center’s Spring Plant Sale this ...

Cape Council hears about parks, modular classrooms

The city of Cape Coral is making great progress on the construction of new and existing parks as part of its $60 million Parks Master Plan, though there are still some concerns out there, especially when it comes to the city’s most ambitious park project. Cape Coral City Council, during a ...

Touchless bottle filling stations still being installed across district

Out of 1,414 touchless bottle filling stations, 28 percent, or 402 have been installed at schools across the district since August. Tuesday night the board approved the renewal of a refrigeration repair service, awarded to County Cooling & Heating, Inc, the district's primary vendor, and ...

School board attorney receives effective evaluation

Although School Board Attorney Kathy Dupuy-Bruno received an effective rating in all four areas, the board had a discussion of verbiage of the evaluation process, as well as tasks of the board attorney, which will be brought back to the board for further input. Board Chair Debbie Jordan said ...

Charity poker tourney to benefit Invest In America’s Veterans Foundation

Enjoy a hand or two of Texas Hold ’em? This Sunday, Southwest Floridians can take part in a charity poker tournament that benefits Invest In America’s Veterans Foundation-Florida. The America’s Veterans Foundation Poker Tournament takes place at Chicago Boys 2 Bar & Grill ...