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Still time to give a shelter pet a Christmas gift

Cape Coral’s four-legged friends without a home for the holidays will not be forgotten this year. In the afternoon on Christmas Day, Cape Coral Animal Shelter employees and volunteers will play Santa to nearly 30 cats and dogs to make their day a bit more special. Thanks to a “pay it ...

Chiquita Lock operating hours adjusted for the holidays

The Chiquita Lock operating hours will be adjusted for the holidays. The temporary schedule is below: Friday, Dec. 25, (Christmas Day): The Chiquita Lock will be open from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, (New Year’s Eve): The lock will remain open until midnight to accommodate New ...

Cape Coral City Hall closed on the holidays

Cape Coral City Hall will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. City Hall also will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. There will be no curbside cart (garbage, recycling, yard waste, or bulk) collections on Friday, Dec. 25, ...

Cape could see economic boost from Paradise Isle development

A billion-dollar development project now greenlighted by Lee County may provide an economic boom for the city of Cape Coral as well as north county. When the Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved the Paradise Isle project planned for North Fort Myers last week, business leaders ...

Egg two: The countdown begins for Harriet and mate M15

Southwest Florida’s most popular eagle pair is now counting down the days before they become parents once again. Harriet now has two eggs, laying the first on last Wednesday at 4:58 p.m. and the second one Saturday at 4:45 p.m. Assuming a standard 35-day incubation period (and that there ...

State receives COVID-19 vaccines

The state of Florida saw its first shipments of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine distributed and administered this past week. According to the Florida Department of Health, as of Monday at 7 a.m., 43,716 people had been given the first of two doses of the vaccine. In Lee County, 25 ...

CCPD hosts 18th annual ‘Shop with a Cop’

Local police were able to make the holiday season that much brighter for 40 Cape Coral families on Monday. The 18th annual “Shop with a Cop” took over Walmart on Del Prado Boulevard as officers from the Cape Coral Police Department teamed up with local youth to assist with gift purchases ...

Foundation for Lee County Public Schools awards grants to teachers

There are many teachers who want to present lessons in creative and unusual ways. Unfortunately, they do not have the resources from the school system to be able to do that. On Nov. 30, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held a socially distanced classroom and school grants ceremony ...

CROW reports increase in red tide cases

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com In another signal that red tide has returned to Southwest Florida, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced it has received 33 birds suffering from red tide poisoning so far this month. “We typically see a few birds admitted each day showing ...