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Butterfly release

The Cape Coral Police Department will pay homage to victims of crime this Sunday, as well as promote community resources to those affected. As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 18-24), CCPD, as well as members of the Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s ...

School code of conduct draws criticism

The School District of Lee County’s code of conduct drew more than 60 speakers Tuesday night, most opposed to an included poster regarding LGBTQ students and how the district assures enumerated rights. Attendees had one minute each to voice their concerns during the school board’s ...

‘Samantha Brown’s Places to Love’ features Lee County

The popular travel show "Samantha Brown Places to Love" is back with its fourth season, with Lee County to be featured in an upcoming episode. The episode to air at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, on PBS station WGCU will feature several Lee County destinations, including ECHO Global Farm, ...

DeSantis pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis said today the state has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine based on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are respecting that decision. We are going to follow that recommendation and monitor what they are ...

State looking to close down MW Horticulture in North Fort Myers

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is asking a judge to shut down a North Fort Myers recycling facility officials say has been the site of a series of fires often visible from I-75 near the Bayshore Road exit. Bayshore Fire & Rescue has responded to more than two dozen ...

Cape Council to discuss proposed toll rate changes

Cape Coral City Council workshops will return to Wednesdays this week with a new 3 p.m. starting time. There will be quite a bit to discuss, including new portable classrooms at Oasis Charter School North and proposed toll rate changes for those crossing Lee County toll bridges, including the ...

Proposed changes to irrigation ordinance topic of town hall

Cape Coral residents have an opportunity to have their questions regarding the new proposed irrigation ordinance answered. District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden will hold a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. this Saturday in the Green Room at the city’s Public Works Building at ...

Red Ribbon Award nominees announced

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has announced its Red Ribbon Award nominees. The awards will be made via virtual presentations the week of April 19. Nominees are: AL OERTER AWARD FOR ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE The Al Oerter Award for Academic and Athletic ...

Historic Franklin Park Elementary School to be rebuilt

The School District of Lee County is starting the bidding process that will lead to the tearing down and rebuilding of the historic Franklin Park Elementary School in Fort Myers. The Florida Department of Education has approved the District’s plan to replace the school rather than modernize ...