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LCEC accepting Environmental Funding Award applications

Sept. 1 is the deadline to apply for an LCEC Environmental Funding Awards. To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can visit www.lcec.net/about-lcec/community-and-education/environment to download the application. Interested organizations must meet certain ...

Firehouse Subs relaunches H20 For Heroes water drive

Residents will have the opportunity to support their local first responders with some much-needed refreshment while taking home a free sub next weekend. On Aug. 7, Firehouse Subs will reinstate its H20 For Heroes initiative, where guests who bring in an unopened 24-pack (or greater) of ...

School board approves tentative budget

The Lee County School Board approved a tentative budget of nearly $1.8 billion during its first of two public hearings Tuesday night. The tentative budget includes a $987,903,227 general, or operating, fund; $91,788,385 debt service; $525,565,097 capital fund; $52,132,474 special revenue — ...

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 ...