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COVID cases near 2.2 million mark

As of Thursday afternoon, there are 2,148,448 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 6,762 since FDOH’s last update Wednesday. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, April 14, resulted in a 6.66% positivity rate among 122,228 tests. ...

Spring Bierfest set for this weekend

The German American Social Club will mark the halfway point to Oktoberfest this weekend with a special spring Bierfest in the club’s Bavarian Gardens. The club is celebrating its German roots and looks to share true German hospitality, welcoming sense of Gemutlichkeit on April 17 ...

Graduations set for June

The lease agreements for four facilities were approved Tuesday night, setting the stage for 2021 graduation ceremonies, which will take place in person this June. As discussed as the School Board of Lee County meeting, the schedule is as follows: Luminary Hotel, Saturday, June 5 - 10 ...

Irrigation ordinance gets dry reception

The Cape Coral City Council spent a good portion of its Wednesday workshop debating the merits and weaknesses of a proposed ordinance that would change the way homeowners irrigate their lawns. However, while the ordinance showed some promise, most felt it was rough draft that left more ...

Butterfly release

The Cape Coral Police Department will pay homage to victims of crime this Sunday, as well as promote community resources to those affected. As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 18-24), CCPD, as well as members of the Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s ...

School code of conduct draws criticism

The School District of Lee County’s code of conduct drew more than 60 speakers Tuesday night, most opposed to an included poster regarding LGBTQ students and how the district assures enumerated rights. Attendees had one minute each to voice their concerns during the school board’s ...

‘Samantha Brown’s Places to Love’ features Lee County

The popular travel show "Samantha Brown Places to Love" is back with its fourth season, with Lee County to be featured in an upcoming episode. The episode to air at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, on PBS station WGCU will feature several Lee County destinations, including ECHO Global Farm, ...

DeSantis pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis said today the state has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine based on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are respecting that decision. We are going to follow that recommendation and monitor what they are ...

Cape Council to discuss proposed toll rate changes

Cape Coral City Council workshops will return to Wednesdays this week with a new 3 p.m. starting time. There will be quite a bit to discuss, including new portable classrooms at Oasis Charter School North and proposed toll rate changes for those crossing Lee County toll bridges, including the ...