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Efficient and effective urban irrigation solutions

With summer and wet weather approaching, it’s easy to put thoughts of water conservation on hold, especially when we see all the water bodies around us. However, “even though about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, less than 1 percent is available for human use” ...

An escrow deposit should not be paid directly to the seller

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I have been negotiating with my neighbor to purchase his house. I moved in recently to the neighborhood, and would like to rent a house out next door.  We have reached an agreement, which includes a $10,000 escrow deposit.  I suggested this be held by an escrow agent ...

Record Cape condo sales, median sales prices strong

No big surprises here with condo sales and prices, as the results in the Cape’s real estate market have continued at a mostly blistering pace in both the month of March and over the first three months of 2021. The quick snapshot of the Cape Coral condo market involves record setting levels ...

RAISE-ing the bar

For the partisan-politics weary cynics among us who question whether those we elect can ever work across the aisle for the common good, the answer here in Florida is yes, in at least two instances this legislative session. And the common good is very good indeed. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron ...

Safe foster homes needed more than ever

To the editor: Our world has been turned upside down for the past year by the pandemic. As our community continues to adjust to our “new normal” what remains the same? Child abuse and child neglect continue to turn children’s lives upside down every day. National Youth Advocate ...

Catch the fever — now’s the time to fish for tarpon

There’s no known cure for tarpon fishing fever. Once you’ve seen and felt the power of this great fish, you may be hooked for life. If you haven’t caught a tarpon yet, it’s time and Southwest Florida is a great place to make it happen.  Historically, this is tarpon fishing central. ...

Dennis Duffala has fond memories of Cape’s earliest days

Dennis Duffala will occasionally drive the Cape Coral neighborhood where his father, Butch, built their home. He will remember moving into this modest two-bedroom home in the spring of 1958 with Jalousie windows and no air conditioning on Riverside Drive. That 12-year-old boy will remember ...