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Sales tax holiday begins

While many around the state get ready to begin a school year like never before, the state is providing tax breaks on supplies throughout the weekend. The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The holiday begins ...

Adyn: Local brewery comes to aid of resilient Cape boy

If you were to describe 8-year-old Adyn Pickett with one word, it would be resilient. Adyn began his fourth round of treatment for leukemia this week at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. His family, who call Cape Coral home, recently found out that Adyn’s cancer ...

Bimini Basin Mooring field open house set for Tuesday

The city of Cape Coral will give residents an opportunity to see the progress being made on the Bimini Basin mooring field project. The city will hold its second public informational open house Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the city’s public works building at 815 Nicholas Parkway ...

Question of the Week, week 7: City Charter

Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. In the interest of fairness, each candidate is limited to the same amount of space, about 100 words, for their response. This week's question is: What changes, if any, do ...

Shelter milestone: 400 adoptions in four months

Just four months after opening its doors amidst a pandemic, the Cape Coral Animal Shelter is expected to find their 400th animal a new forever home this week. As of mid-week, the shelter has had 376 adoptions since opening March 19, including 160 cats and 216 dogs. “Despite everything, ...

Cape City Council faces item-packed agenda

The Cape Coral City Council may be in for a long night Monday. According to the agenda received, there will be 19 public hearings, with two of them being very familiar to those who follow city government regularly. There also will be a third item on the consent agenda that likely will ...

Paradise Isle hearing held

After several years and with delays and continuances, the planned Paradise Isle project came before the Hearing Examiner Wednesday and Thursday.  Paradise Isle representatives made their case Wednesday to Hearing Examiner Donna Marie Collins, addressing key issues such as building height, ...

Public open house set for Bimini Basin Mooring Field design options

A public open house will be held to share the final two design options for the Bimini Basin Mooring Field in Cape Coral will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11. This meeting is at the Public Works Building at 815 Nicholas Parkway, E. The city announced that there will be no formal presentation at ...

Sears building in North Fort Myers coming down

The demolition of the old Sears building at Merchants Crossing Shopping Center is under way. Much of the building has been demolished, with bulldozers taking it down from the back and moving forward. Before long, the long-vacant building will be gone, soon to be replaced by a mixed-use ...

Women of Distinction Lee County holds gala

After a months long delay due to COVID-19, women leaders around the county were honored last Friday night for their work in many areas of service.  Women of Distinction Lee County, “a group of dynamic women volunteers focused on building a stronger community in Cape Coral and throughout Lee ...