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Borage: Bounty for bees, butterflies and brews

Late fall is the perfect time to plant the seeds of a lovely summer annual that will nourish bees, butterflies and you. Popular in the 1400s, borage, also known as Borago officinalis, is making its return to the herb garden. It is an edible, ornamental growing two feet tall with tiny hairs on ...

Legal advice needed to settle estate issue

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I own a home in Cape Coral, and I have two adult children from a previous marriage. I also am the parent of a minor child with my partner, but I do not have any custodial rights with the child. I have written in my will that my home should pass to my two adult ...

October home supply stays tight, sales set new record

Based on the preliminary results for November home sales, we have now surpassed last year’s all-time record of 6,080 closed single-family home sales in Cape Coral with a total of 6,388 sales so far in 2021. This number will adjust higher as the final November sales are entered into the system ...

It’s time to ring in the holidays

Song, Santa and, yes, snow! — the holiday season officially kicks off in Cape Coral Saturday night with the annual Festival of Lights – touted by organizers as the largest holiday celebration between Tampa and Miami. The block party, coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral ...

People flaunting the term ‘Conservative’

To the editor: So many people, especially in these troublesome times, flaunt the term “Conservative” as some sort of badge or symbol of unchallenged and overall high respectability and high privilege. I see it as one admitting to being themselves implacably and automatically stubborn ...

Florida’s congressmen let their state down

To the editor: This is what your Republican representatives in Congress believe Floridians should not have: - $13.1 trillion to repair and improve more than 3,500 miles of highways rated in “poor condition,” $245 million for bridge replacement and repair (408 bridges rated “poor”), ...

Biden has done a lot for this country

To the editor: What has Joe Biden accomplished? A lot. The previous administration attempted to pass an infrastructure bill, however despite having the majority in the House and Senate, was unable to do so. By working together with Republicans, skillfully negotiating and compromising, Joe ...

DeSantis is doing what he was elected to do

To the editor: Clearly the Liberal Communist Democratic Party will always criticize our governor and even conveniently confuse his responsibilities with those of the intellectually challenged, immoral and totally feckless failure they “elected” as president. A recent contribution ...

Season of giving 2021

With the “thanks” portion of Thanksgiving literally under our belts, many of us move on to the giving half the holiday heralds in. Food drives are in full force as are toy drives, a collection and donation effort near and dear to local public safety agencies. Among them are the Cape Coral ...

‘Tis the season for the festive poinsettia

What plant makes you think immediately of Christmas? I’m confident that you answered the poinsettia, which adorns our homes, holiday cards, wrapping paper and even our postage stamps during the holiday season. The poinsettia is the second largest-selling flowering plant in the country ...