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Cape counters rating eliminating flood insurance discounts

UPDATE: FEMA has placed a 30-day pause on its decision to eliminate the 25% discount on National Flood Insurance Program policies currently awarded in unincorporated Lee County and four of its municipalities, including Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach. The "retrograding" of FEMA's Community ...

‘Heartbreaking’ | Mom shares Kayla’s story

Kayla Rincon-Miller’s mom shared a message of grief, thanks and a plea for justice through the Cape Coral Police Department Wednesday. “It’s still unreal. Heartbreaking,” Luz Rincon told Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer Lisa Greenberg in a recorded sit-down interview ...

Cape Coral Touch A Truck | Fundraiser set for Saturday

An annual event that raises funds for an on-the-spectrum disorder while giving children a chance to play with real, full-sized “toys” returns to Cape Coral this weekend. The seventh annual EHL Touch A Truck takes place this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Lafayette Street in downtown ...

Charity chili cook-off set for Sunday

Chili-lovers in Southwest Florida can rejoice, as a popular event that took a one-year hiatus due to Hurricane Ian is back in Cape Coral this weekend. The SWFL Charities Foundation Chili Cook-Off returns to Club Square this Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., where 15 different restaurants/individuals ...

Voters to decide recreational marijuana amendment

In this November’s election, Florida residents will have the opportunity to either puff or pass on recreationally legal marijuana. The Florida Supreme Court on Monday ruled the constitutional amendment will show up on the upcoming ballot this November. If passed, the measure would allow ...

Reaction to Supreme Court rulings fall along political divide

The Florida Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings related to abortion on Monday, one upholding the state’s legislative limits on abortions, the other allowing a constitutional amendment protecting reproductive rights to be placed on the November ballot. Finding that the state’s existing ...

‘Extremely active’ hurricane season predicted

While all was quiet on the Southwest Florida front when it came to the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season, early indications from forecasters are scripting a different story for ’24. Researchers at Colorado State University, one of the leading entities in hurricane season forecasts (now in its ...

Space Force Flag now flying at Eco Park

The Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust, Inc. has announced that the new Space Force Flag has been placed at the veterans area at Eco Park, with the assistance of the city of Cape Coral, the Korean veterans, the St. Andrew Knights of Columbus and other local veterans and civilian ...