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Red White & BOOM! Cape’s hometown bash

Cape Coral’s annual Independence Day street party, Red, White & BOOM! — the largest Fourth of July bash in Southwest Florida — is set for Monday. Featuring continuous live entertainment, numerous food and drink vendors and the biggest, the best, fireworks display in Southwest ...

Big boots to fill

Lee County is among Florida’s more diverse. We have cities, both historic and new. We have beachfront communities and some of the best beaches in the world. We have environmentally sensitive areas, both waterfront and inland. Add in rural communities, farming acreage and rock mines — and ...

What keeps us up at night

The School District of Lee County’s new administrative chief outlined his “entry plan” this week, committing to more community input, a good workplace environment and a strong focus on learning and educational excellence. While these may seem like obvious goals, School Superintendent ...

Cape Coral’s ‘crown jewel’ turns 60

In August 2015, The Breeze published a history section marking the 45th anniversary of Cape Coral formally becoming a city. Like most municipalities, Cape Coral was a community long before residents voted for incorporation and the section reached back to the Cape’s development days, the ...

Tough love

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the School District of Lee County take threats to school campus safety seriously. According to the district’s website, last year the Youth Services Division of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated around 150 such threats, nearly three times ...

Let us pause

America is in mourning as Memorial Day weekend approaches this year, reeling from yet another senseless loss of life on a school campus, another mass shooting. We will not weigh in on the debate that follows tragedies like the slaughter of innocents in Uvalda, Texas. The immediacy of the ...

Let us remember

This Memorial Day sees another senseless war, though not ours, at least not yet and, pray God, not ever. As we show our support for Ukraine let us remember those Americans who have given their lives through the decades to stave off similar acts of heinous aggression at home and ...

Hats off to the Class of ’22

Here’s to the Class of ’22. They spent their short-person years in a country at war, felt the pain of money worries through the Great Recession, saw their educations interrupted by a global pandemic and yet here they are, ready to take their place as young adults in an economy fraught ...

Dollars – and sense

TheSandDollarFY2021 Lots of governmental financial reports cross the desks in our newsroom. We’ll let you in on a secret. We often greet them with a wince. Many reporters and editors — our own included — are not numbers people. Muddling through the bureaucratic jargon and the ...

Veto: Sunshine State remains solar-friendly

The Florida House and Senate passed legislation this session that would have flipped the switch on home solar power incentives from “on” to “dim.” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto of the controversial net-metering adjustment bill means Florida will remain solar friendly, at least for ...