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Yacht Club ballroom razed

The historic Yacht Club ballroom undergoes the wrecking claw today as demolition at the city park continues. The building is expected to be demolished by week's end. PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL

Charlotte County priest arrested for capital sexual battery from time in Iowa

A Charlotte County priest was arrested on multiple counts of capital sexual battery stemming from his past work as a priest in Iowa. Detectives from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit worked with the Dubuque, Iowa Police Department's Special Victims Unit to arrest Leo P. ...

Quarter Auction to benefit Cape Museum of History

A Quarter Auction to benefit the Cape Coral Museum of History will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the Southern Grill at the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers. Paddle sales start at 5:30 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. RSVPs are required and seats will go fast. To make reservations, ...

City faces second lawsuit on meeting ban policy

The city of Cape Coral is now facing a second lawsuit challenging a policy that allows the Cape Coral City Council to impose attendance bans on those accused of violating its rules of decorum. Saying the bans are unconstitutional, Michael Thompson, chairman of the LeeGOP Executive Committee, ...

FSW to host Financial Aid Workshop Saturday

Florida SouthWestern State College is hosting a Financial Aid Workshop Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lee Campus in Room S202. The event is intended to aid both current and prospective students in understanding and filling out the 2024-2025 FAFSA forms. The workshop will ...

Cape man killed in motorcycle crash on US 41 in Fort Myers

On April 22, the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single motorcycle crash on US 41, south of Gladiolus Drive, in Lee County. The driver of the motorcycle, a 25-year-old man from Cape Coral was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger, a 42-year-old woman from Garrison, N.Y., sustained ...

11th Annual Casino Royale to be dealt May 18

The Animal Refuge Center is excited to announce the 111th Annual Casino Royale 007 fundraiser is set for May 18. The James Bond themed event is once again from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Estero. "Casino Royale is your chance to play your favorite games of ...

Ballot initiatives fail, but petition drive efforts continue

A pair of petition drives — one in opposition to the city's plans for Jaycee Park, the other to overturn Cape Coral City Council's controversial stipend — failed to garner enough signatures to make it onto the ballot in November. Although Cape Coral Preservation PAC and Save Jaycee Park ...

Gunter: Cape Coral ‘committed to submitting all documentation to FEMA’

With an additional 30 days in hand, the city of Cape Coral is continuing efforts to retain a 25% discount on federal flood insurance premiums. Lee County and the four municipalities affected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to yank the discount due to alleged un-permitted ...