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Cape Council to discuss redistricting

The Cape Coral City Council will get its first look at the redistricting process Wednesday. City Clerk Kimberly Bruns will explain at the 3 p.m. workshop how the city is going to adjust Council district boundaries following the results from the 2020 Census. Council will appoint seven ...

COVID cases tick downward

While COVID-19 is still very much present in the Southwest Florida community, Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci shared some encouraging words Tuesday afternoon that the recent spike in local cases may be on the decline. After detailing how Lee Health saw nearly double the ...

Commission votes to acquire 22 acres in Cape for Conservation 20/20

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to acquire about 22 acres in Cape Coral near county-owned Judd Community Park for Conservation 20/20. The property is located south of Pine Island Road and a quarter-mile west of U.S. 41. Yellow Fever and Hancock creeks converge on the west ...

‘Roll back’ tax rate not likely

At their fourth and final joint budget workshop with the Budget Review Committee, members of the Cape Coral City Council leaned toward either keeping the city's property tax rate the same or reducing it just slightly. City Manager Rob Hernandez said he would craft a tentative final budget with ...

Lee Schools: Numbers will dictate mask policies, COVID protocols

The School District of Lee County will monitor a minimum of four metrics to determine when it can relax its emergency mask mandate. A special Facebook live was held for staff Thursday night, which touched upon the numbers assessment that will be used to relax some of the COVID protocols, ...

Suicide reported inside Cape Coral Hospital

A man took his own life inside of a Cape Coral Hospital bathroom Thursday night. Cape Coral Police Department officials confirmed that officers responded to the hospital just before 7:30 p.m. in regard to a man locked in a bathroom with a gun, threatening his own life. CCPD Master Sergeant ...

Cape Coral Animal Shelter looking for a true-blue home for Bleu

In June, the Cape Coral Animal Shelter was contacted about an adorable 10-week-old Catahoula puppy with some very serious physical challenges. Among other issues, “Bleu” is almost completely deaf and blind. "We immediately contacted one of our volunteers — local Certified Dog Trainer ...

Slight dip in COVID admissions

Lee Health officials reported some slightly good news on Thursday, as they discharged more COVID-19 patients than had admitted over the last 24-hour period — only the second time that has occurred over the last month. The 596 patients in Lee Health facilities as of Thursday morning is the ...

Cultural Park’s ‘Broadway’ season opens Sept. 9

It’s that time of year once again where Cape Coral’s community theater gears up to present first-rate shows for public to enjoy. Cultural Park Theater is set to enter its 59th Broadway Series season, where music, performance and art come to life on stage. Season tickets and ...