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The queen of the night

Growing up in southern Virginia, I remember hearing my grandmother and mother talk about a magical plant – the night blooming cereus. The plant took on a mysterious aura for me, especially since I never saw one either at a friend’s home or for sale in a garden center. But recently a friend ...

Seller decides which title company to use

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I recently hired a real estate agent and they found a buyer fairly quickly. I read your column every week, so I told my Realtor that I wanted the title work to be done by your firm or by a local title company I have worked with before. My agent told me that his broker ...

Third quarter home sales setting pace for a record year

After the first nine months of this year, our version of “CliffsNotes” analysis of the Cape Coral single-family home market shows that after a strong, record-setting third quarter for closed sales, we are back on pace for another record year after rebounding from the COVID-19 shutdown lows. ...

Don’t overlook our local races

There are 489,192 eligible voters in Lee County. Among them, 201,658 -- 41.22 percent -- have already voted in the approaching General Election, 170,149 by mail, 31,459 via early voting as of early Thursday afternoon. Those are pretty good numbers. Or, say some, maybe not. For the first ...

Vote Sheppard, Cammarota, Welsh and Cosden

To the editor: The election is upon us and big decisions have to be made! On a National level I will point you to Donald J. Trump for reelection. He has done a great job in his first term as President! He is draining the swamp, renegotiating deals that clearly were not in the best ...

Kathy Bridge Liles deserves your vote

To the editor: Kathy Bridge Liles deserves your vote for Lee Health Board of Directors, District 5. As Chief Administrative Officer of Golisano Children’s Hospital (retired) she fought to bring comprehensive quality care for our children to Lee County. As a registered nurse she ...

Call it what it is — pollution

To the editor: The Army Corp of Engineers has been sending polluted waters down the Caloosahatchee River from the polluted Lake Okeechobee. For the last month, algae blooms have begun in Cape Coral canals. Cheerful chirping from James Evans of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation that ...

Trump will keep his promises

To the editor: I am responding to a letter from C.A. Hughes published in last week’s edition of the Cape Coral Breeze stating that President Trump did not take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and that Joe Biden would have provided a better response. There are a number of facts to consider ...

For your consideration: the red dragon flower

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy succulents! And that is pretty much the same thing. -- Jessica Anna Jones Huernia schneideriana, aka red dragon flower, is one of my favorite succulents, not only because of its texture and draping habit, but also because it is exceedingly easy ...

Cape’s million dollar-plus luxury home sales up in 2020

It is time once again for our quarterly tip of the hat to Robin Leach, the late host of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” as we offer up a toast of champagne wishes and caviar dreams by taking a look back at the Cape Coral luxury home market in the third quarter of 2020. For our ...