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Parks Go Bond on schedule, budget

The city of Cape Coral is trying its best to make sure projects funded through a voter-approved $60 million General Obligation Bond for the city’s parks remain on time and on budget. The city opened a brand-new playground at Giuffrida Park this week. But there is a whole lot the city still ...

School board tables request for four new admin positions

The Lee County School Board voted4-3 to table a “good cause” proposal for four new positions Tuesday night after a majory said they did not have enough information. Concerns included not having enough time to read material as the matter was not presented to them until a late hour before ...

Lee Health: Significant jump in COVID cases

Lee Health officials on Wednesday reported a 600% increase of COVID-19 patients in their care in just a few weeks' time. The area’s largest healthcare provider’s President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci on a media call expressed his concern for the growing number of new COVID-positive ...

Crown Trophy gears up to distribute free 9/11 remembrance pins

A Cape Coral business is creating pins and collecting donations to mark 9/11 as the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States approaches. Crown Trophy of Cape Coral owners Joyce and Michael Rachel have created thousands of remembrance lapel pins, which members of the ...

Federal court rules in favor of Florida cruise industry

After being largely sidelined for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida cruise industry is back online following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit to reverse its own earlier decision regarding Centers for Disease Control restrictions. The reversal ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Saturday

Parents feeling the anxiety of a quickly arriving back to school season after a difficult economic year can take advantage of a statewide tax break beginning Saturday. The Florida Department of Revenue Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 31 to Aug. 9. During the period, ...

Neighborhood groups to adopt medians

A topic that has gained quite a bit of traction in the city has been how to handle the aesthetic improvement of roadway medians. A pair of Cape Coral neighborhood associations in the southwest and northwest areas are joining forces to help promote the expansion and beautification of city ...

Cape sets tax caps

Cape Coral City Council has set the not-to-exceed millage rate and assessment levels for the next budget year. The property tax rate was capped at the current level on Wednesday while various assessments are looking at possible jumps as the not-to-exceed rates bumped higher. For the second ...

Residents urged to weigh in on Lake O management plan

Lee County Commission Chair Kevin Ruane has been a hardcore advocate for water quality in Lee County, even long before his days as mayor of Sanibel. On Wednesday, Ruane addressed the Cape Coral City Council on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Lake Okeechobee System Operating ...