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Congressman Donalds speaks at small business event

Having your own business is the American dream for many. However, small businesses are having trouble staying open because of high taxes, overregulation and government mandates. That was the message sent by U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds and small business owners on Monday as they gathered at ...

Rivadeneira NFMAA’s guiding star

If there is a big show happening at the North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, you can bet Kathy Rivadeneira is involved, likely in many different areas. Rivadeneira is the middle school theater educator and director at the school, which entails teaching not only the middle schoolers but ...

Rotary Club’s Cardboard Boat Regatta to return

One of the best times you can have on the water in Cape Coral returns to Seahawk Park in spring of 2022, and it’s time to prepare. The Rotary Club of Cape Coral’s Cardboard Boat Regatta, after two years off due to COVID-19, is ready to set sail once again for a can’t-miss day full of ...

Pair of Halloween events set for the South Cape

Looking for a spooky good time to get into the Halloween season? The South Cape is offering a pair of events this year, one for kids, the other strictly for adults. The 8th annual “Spooktacular Drink & Treat” trolley event takes place next Saturday, as attendees can hit various ...

Flood insurance town hall packs Yacht Club

Proposed changes in the way FEMA determines flood risk and the corresponding rate increases on flood insurance could have much greater impacts than just making homeowners pay more money. It could drive many people to decide to live and/or buy elsewhere, since they won’t be able to afford ...

Police seek Lauren Dumolo’s dental records after skeletal remains found

Local law enforcement is seeking dental records related to a missing Cape Coral woman, Lauren Dumolo, after skeletal remains were discovered in a vacant lot off Pine Island Road last Tuesday. In a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon, officials from the Cape Coral Police Department and ...

City breaks ground for Gator Circle Park

It may have been a little later than planned, but ground was finally broken Friday for the Gator Circle Neighborhood Park, which will give residents in the north Cape a place to go to walk, play and enjoy the great outdoors. City dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the occasion, featuring ...

Nam Jam returns to Shell Factory this Sunday

Nam Jam will return to The Shell Factory & Nature Park this Sunday. The event, now in its fifth year will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the middle parking lot. A ceremony honoring veterans will begin at 2 p.m. The veterans-oriented event will feature live music and entertainment, ...

Cape man sentenced to life in prison for sexual battery on child

A Cape Coral man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexual battery on a child. Garnett Gary Salmon, 40, of Cape Coral, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday and designated a sexual predator for crimes against a child. Salmon was found guilty as charged in September of Engaging in an ...

Cody & Chief: Cape teen’s dream of owning a horse is granted

The powerful and harmonious bond between human and animal was on full display Sunday in Cape Coral, as 15-year-old Cody Luft got acquainted with his new best friend, Chief. Luft, a critically ill teen who has epilepsy and autism, arrived at the Cape Coral Boarding stables that morning to meet ...