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State reports 8,000 new positive COVID-19 cases Monday

By the Numbers As of Monday afternoon, there are 1,579,281 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 8,002 since FDOH's last update Sunday. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Sunday, Jan. 17, resulted in a 9.19% positivity rate among 103,560 tests. The ...

‘A super blessing’

On Dec. 30, Dawn Sliger said a prayer for a new car. Later that day at work, it was answered. “For a belief system like that to put an angel in human form and manifest it to make that happen through such a beautiful man and his kindness,” she said. “It’s just crazy how it ...

Lee graduation rate increases by 4.8 percent

The Class of 2020 had the largest increase in graduation rate in 15 years at 4.8 percent, bringing the School District of Lee County's rate to 88.5 percent. “This is an incredible achievement by the students of Lee County,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said in a prepared statement. “We ...

60th Cracker Day Rodeo this weekend at Posse Arena

For 60 years, the Cracker Day Rodeo has celebrated the tradition of working ranchers moving cattle throughout the state of Florida. This weekend, the Lee County Posse Arena, at 17401 Palm Creek Drive, will host one of Lee County's longest-running events for the 60th time featuring three days ...

Miles family donates land in Cape Coral to SCCF

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that thanks to the generosity of the Miles family, it is now the owner and steward of 38 acres of mangroves and a creek in Cape Coral. The new preserve land is at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee, across from Shell Point. A creek runs ...

Ground broken for fallen deputy memorial

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has seen nine deputies killed in the line of duty. And while it’s been nearly 15 years since the last tragedy, officials believe those deaths should be properly acknowledged -- and remembered. On Thursday, the LCSO broke ground on a memorial to make ...

Bringing joy through song

Keeping connections and bonds strong throughout the current pandemic is one of the best ways to cope with not being able to see loved ones, and one local choir is doing just that for individuals with neurological disorders.  The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers' Intermezzo Choir, ...

Florida DOH-Lee receives second doses for those vaccinated Dec. 28-30

The Florida Department of Health-Lee announced on Thursday it has received second doses of vaccine for seniors 65 years of age and older and frontline medical workers who received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine at various county sites Dec. 28-30. Those sites included: Estero ...

Victory Park development hopes to break ground by year’s end

A commercial development project that will see the potential addition of a hotel and medical park could be breaking ground in Cape Coral soon. Blue Waters Development Group, LLC has announced plans to develop “Victory Park” which is to include a 125-room Wyndham Garden hotel, ...