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First eight homes built in Cape Coral still standing today

Eight. That number famously frames Cape Coral’s beginnings. Just a short distance from the Cape Coral Yacht Club and between River-side and Flamingo drives were eight modest-looking homes that came to life with the first families of the city in 1958. When the Rosen brothers -- Leonard ...

A fast home market, blowing bubbles and market tops  

Our theme last week was that we had entered into the Road Runner phase of the market, with buyers turning into the Wile E. Coyote’s of real estate in their attempts to catch that ever elusive home in Cape Coral. We also discussed the noticeable shift in the demeanor of buyers in our market ...

Roach clips medical marijuana

Saying Florida’s relatively new medical marijuana program “is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program,” House District 79 Rep. Spencer Roach has introduced legislation to address “the long-term societal carnage attendant with unfettered access to ...

Time to turn America around

To the editor: I want to compliment Lou Walker for an excellent “Letter to the Editor” on April 9, “Sorry for America.” Your letter touched on so many of the ills that we now see in our nation today. As pointed out, this is a result of people in this country who would rather blame ...

Political race to the bottom

To the editor: Politics — of any stripe at all — is based on unverified, unverifiable opinions. Thus, the game of politics is necessarily played in a bottomless, muddy swamp — though one can generally not fault the Pols in their mighty efforts to reach a bottom! Blindly entrusting ...

Help turn tragedy into triumph

To the editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ ...