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Over 216,000 have now been vaccinated in Lee County

By the Numbers As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 2,052,441 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 5,062 since FDOH’s last update Monday. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Monday, March 29, resulted in a 6.38% positivity rate among ...

Former Cape Coral council member John Carioscia passes away due to COVID-19

The City of Cape Coral mourns the loss of former District 2 Council Member John Carioscia. The former councilmember passed away Sunday due to complications from COVID-19. “It is with profound sadness to learn of John’s Passing. He cared deeply about our city and we are grateful for his ...

Preregistered seniors asked to reach out to expedite vaccine scheduling

The Florida Department of Health-Lee has adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply for its Lee County site near Southwest Florida International Airport to schedule all preregistered individuals 65 and older in Lee County during this week and next week. FDOH-Lee is asking for assistance from ...

Cape police looking for missing endangered juvenile

The Cape Coral Police Department this afternoon issued a report about a missing endangered juvenile. According to the CCPD, Priscilla Concepcion, 17, described as a white female standing 5 feet tall and weighing 115 pounds with brown hair and green eyes, was last seen on March 19 in the ...

SWCCAC town hall tackles areas of interest to Cape’s southwest

The Southwest Cape Coral Action Committee was formed in 2018 in response to plans for the Four Corners area of Aqualinda Boulevard and Beach Parkway. On Thursday, the SWCCAC, a 700-member neighborhood organization much like the Northwest Neighborhood Association, came together at the Omelet ...

Sanibel issues ‘heavy travel’ warning

The City of Sanibel has issued a "heavy traffic advisory" for this afternoon, and early evening. As of noon, more than 5,500 vehicles had entered Sanibel Island. As a result of this volume, officials expect heavy vehicular traffic on-island for the remainder of the day. Motorists should expect ...

United Way hits $10.8 million goal

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has concluded the 2020-2021 Campaign, meeting its campaign goal of $10.8 million. This is the 28th consecutive year that the goal has been met or exceeded. Campaign Chairs Karen Ryan (LCEC) and Bob Beville (Waterman Broadcasting) ...

District One Districtwide Roadwatch

Florida Department of Transportation has released its District One report for the week of March 28. District One encompasses 12 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com ...

Community Cooperative announces PB&J drive

Community Cooperative is asking businesses and the community to help support a Peanut Butter & Jelly collection drive through April 21. Peanut butter and jelly are some of the most frequently requested items at mobile food pantries because it is kid-friendly, shelf-stable and protein-rich. ...