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Tickets on sale for South Cape BBQ Pub Crawl

A staple of southern cuisine will take over the South Cape next weekend, as barbecue reigns supreme. The South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association is set to host its annual South Cape BBQ Pub Crawl and Trolley Event on Sept. 18, where attendees can enjoy drink and food samples ...

School board discusses major capital improvement projects

The Lee County School Board received an update on the district’s capital improvement plan, which includes a number of projects in the East Zone in the next five years and a big one for Cape Coral. The presentation began with Planning Growth & Capacity Director Kathie Ebaugh providing an ...

Community asked to take part in survey on permanent superintendent

A survey has gone live for what the community would like to see in its new superintendent for the School District of Lee County. The English Survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VS3NWT7; the Spanish Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTGFV8Q and the Haitian Creole ...

School Board approves a $1.9 billion budget

The School Board of Lee County approved a $1.9 billion budget during its final budget hearing Wednesday night. “This district is a massive size and carries out so many different functions,” Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage said. “It is a dynamic picture and evolves throughout the entire ...

Lee School District defends emergency mask mandate

The School District of Lee County has provided a response to the Florida Department of Education, which gave the district until 10 a.m. today to explain its "inconsistency" with a state rule concerning mask mandates. The School District of Lee County has provided a response to the Florida ...

‘Grim milestone:’ COVID-related deaths reported by Lee Health top 1,000

COVID-related deaths reported at Lee Health facilities surpassed 1,000 Tuesday. Lee Health on Tuesday reported 14 COVID-19 deaths in their hospitals, bringing the total to 1,005 since the start of the pandemic. Southwest Florida’s largest healthcare system reported its first COVID-19 death ...

Charlotte County corrections officer pleads guilty to drug smuggling attempt

A Charlotte County corrections officers accused of attempting to smuggle drugs into a jail work camp in Fort Myers has pleaded guilty. Leslie Samuel Spencer, 49, of Port Charlotte has pleaded guilty to attempted distribution of methamphetamine and MDMA, commonly referred to as “Molly,” ...

9/11 remembrance ceremonies to be held around Lee County

Two decades. Twenty years. That’s how long it’s been since terrorist attacks on the United States reshaped the path of the nation moving forward, and when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. In Southwest Florida and across the nation, Americans will do what they’ve always promised to ...

First Cape Coral budget hearing Thursday

The Cape Coral City Council is on the home stretch in approving the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022. On Thursday, the elected board will hold the first of two public hearings on the budget at 5:05 p.m. at City Hall. At the meeting, the council will formally vote on the ...