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Thousands attend Cracker Day weekend at Posse Arena

It was a tale of two Cracker Day Rodeos at the Lee County Posse Arena this past weekend, with the first night being chilly and the Sunday performance being warm and sunny. Warm or cold, the competition at the 62nd Cracker Day Rodeo was hot, with thousands coming throughout the weekend to see ...

Little River Band coming to Caloosa Sound Amphitheater

The Rockin’ on the River Concert Series continues into 2023 when Little River Band rocks the stage on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m., bringing back some of their top hits from the 1970s and 1980s to Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn ...

Last call for Florida Fish Art Contest entries

The deadline is fast approaching for this year’s Art of Conservation Florida Fish Art Contest, hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). This contest is open to youth in grades kindergarten through 12 from across the state. The deadline to enter is Feb. 28. ...

Cape Council begins talks on FY24 budget

The Cape Coral City Council winter retreat is the unofficial kickoff of the budget season, which will culminate with the ratification of the 2024 budget for the city in September. On Friday, council heard from Finance Director Mark Mason on the budget process and, with all that is happening ...

Hurricane Ian levels plans for Cape Coral Yacht Club

Plans for a $60 million dollar renovation of the Cape Coral Yacht Club appear to be another Hurricane Ian loss with the city now looking at a total rebuild. Cape Coral City Council got a look Thursday at options for a completely re-imagined Yacht Club that would make the city-owned complex ...

Cape Council will not renew city manager’s contract

Cape Coral City Council voted today to put City Manager Rob Hernandez on notice that his contract will not be renewed at its end date. In a special meeting called by Mayor John Gunter, the elected board voted 5-3 to not extend Hernandez's three-year contract past its Aug. 11, 2023 rollover ...

Council retreat revisits old projects, intros new

At the very beginning of the Cape Coral City Council winter retreat on Thursday, City Manager Rob Hernandez gave a presentation on “13 Ways to Kill your Community,” a book by Doug Griffiths he read while at a city managers convention. Besides the typical ones like lack of commercial, not ...

Man dies after bicycle/pickup crash on Country Club Boulevard

A Pennsylvania man died Tuesday, Jan. 31, from injuries he suffered when his bicycle collided with a pickup truck on Country Club Boulevard in Cape Coral. According to the Cape Coral Police Department report, officers responded to the scene of the vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the ...