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Everglades tomatoes: Tiny wonders

(Editor's note: The following column was published previously in The Breeze.) Imagine a self-seeding bush that produces tiny, sweet tomatoes all year long. Now imagine this bush is disease and pest resistant, requires little care and thrives in our hot, humid climate. If this sounds too ...

August home sales drop, prices holding below peaks

The key takeaways in our local real estate market involve rising mortgage rates, now above 6 percent, a substantial drop in the number of closed home sales in August and a shift away from a wildly active seller’s market earlier this year to a much slower paced neutral market right now. ...

Acquiring a home in parent’s trust

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My mother held her house in a trust and recently passed. I am the successor trustee, and my sister and I are the beneficiaries. The trust provides that we each receive half of the assets of the trust. My sister wants to keep the house and move in, while I would be happy ...

Undecided? Meet the candidates in person

Update: Due to the impending weather and the likelihood of tropical force winds from Hurricane Ian reaching our area sometime during the day Tuesday, the Cape Coral Republican Club has canceled its scheduled Sept. 27 debate meeting. "We are currently working with our venue, as well as the ...

Treatment of America’s seniors shameful

To the editor: In addition to what Mr. Gunderman has written you our government is spending millions of dollars helping illegal immigrants with travel in this country, cell phones, medical care, loaded debit cards etc; all at taxpayer expense. Senior citizens on fixed incomes are being forced ...

You have a choice

To the editor: Are you satisfied with the way our current county commissioners have been running the county? You have a choice in the upcoming election. Is it responsible to vote to increase residential density by 70% in the Coastal High Hazard Flood Zone (Owl Creek development)? Is it ...

Vote Fisher

To the editor: Gov. DeSantis has endorsed Sam Fisher for the Lee County School Board and for good reason. Our children should be taught the education they deserve, and what the parents expect to be taught in the classroom. Please vote for Gov. DeSantis’s endorsed Sam Fisher for school board ...

Too much rain!

Do you feel that we’ve had a lot of rain over the past several weeks? This is only my fourth summer in Cape Coral, but I don’t remember as many morning or evening storms as we have experienced lately. I recall instead the reliable 3 p.m. pop-up thunderstorms that seemed to form and erupt ...