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Ten Cape teachers named as Golden Apple finalists

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools today announced the 36th annual Golden Apple Recognition Program Award finalists. The Foundation’s Golden Apple Selection Committee, made up of community and business leaders, were charged with the arduous task of reviewing and ranking applications ...

Cape Coral Parkway East daytime lane closure Monday

On Monday, Jan. 30 at 8 a.m. the westbound right turn lane of Cape Coral Parkway East will be closed from Southeast 9th Place to Southeast 8th Court, and all of Southeast 8th Court will be closed, while utility crews investigate a possible leak at the intersection. This closure is expected ...

Hurricane Ian levels plans for Cape Coral Yacht Club

Public_Works_-_20230126_-_YC_Design_Update_-_LR_(002) Public_Works_-_Yacht_Club_Damage_Presentation_FINAL Plans for a $60 million dollar renovation of the Cape Coral Yacht Club appear to be another Hurricane Ian loss with the city now looking at a total rebuild. Cape Coral City Council got a ...

Lee County high school graduation schedule announced

The Class of 2023 will graduate in ceremonies on May 19, 20 and 21 at Alico Arena, Suncoast Arena, Hertz Arena and the Caloosa Sound Convention Center. The schedule is as follows. Friday, May 19 Suncoast Arena at FSW, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers • Gateway High School – 7 ...

Cape Coral imposes new restrictions on mobile food vendors

Mobile food vendors operating in Cape Coral at established locations are going to have to hit the road. Cape Coral City Council voted 6-2 Wednesday to impose new regulations on food trucks including that they move from service locations nightly. According to the regulations the city says ...

City seeking federal, state money for UEP

With property owners in the North 1 West Utilities Expansion area facing a $35,931 assessment for water, sewer and irrigation installation, some city officials have been looking for ways to secure grant money on the state and federal levels in hopes of reducing the impact. Mayor John Gunter ...

Cape theater companies earn major kudos

Multiple talented young thespians from the Southwest Florida recently showed they belong with the best the country has to offer. Four different theater companies, including two in Cape Coral, were honored and recognized at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta that took place Jan. ...

Hurricane Ian hammers bee population

In addition to devastation to infrastructure and property, Hurricane Ian also greatly impacted wildlife. That includes bees. According to the University of Florida Entomology Department, up to 400,000 bee hives were lost during Hurricane Ian -- a substantial number that will have impacts ...

Cape residents question canal cleanup process

With debris clean-up following Hurricane Ian still in full-swing around Lee County and Cape Coral, some residents are concerned with work along city canals. According to officials, who say the city has been getting calls, canal debris removal operations began on Nov. 7 of 2022 with ...

FEMA 2.0 info session to be held

Want to know more about what recent flood rezoning means for you? Cape Coral residents can attend a FEMA 2.0 Community Meeting on Jan. 31 at the Kiwanis Club to get information pertaining to flood insurance. FEMA Hazard Mitigation and Crew Lead Jeffery Parker will be present at the meeting to ...