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… ‘we’re not there yet, but we will get there …’

If you want a free COVID rapid test that you can take at home to see if that slight cough and scratchy throat might be the new Omicron variant, you can get one. In theory. As part of a program announced by the Biden Administration, free rapid tests may be ordered at covidtests.gov with the ...

Public input in the search for a new superintendent

Most races for elective office draw lots of attention — as well they should. The candidates we elect to everything from federal and state office down to the smallest panel or board on the local level set policies, enact laws and decide how our money — and how much of it — will be ...

Roll up a sleeve

When Lee Health sends out a release telling the community it is in critical need of blood donations, we take the plea seriously. We run the release. We sometimes do a story. And we often issue a call to action here on the opinion page. Oftentimes the pleas come as seasonal residents, many of ...

Issue No. 1 for 2022? Housing

For health care and education professionals, and for those otherwise personally affected by the COVID-19 virus, the pandemic continued to have a grave impact on Lee Countians in 2021. The School District of Lee County continues to deal with the challenge of “learning loss” in our children ...

Merry Christmas to All

Christmas time at Cape Coral is an exciting and wonderful time of the year. Looking around our bustling community with hundreds of beautifully decorated homes, twinkling lights and landscaped parkways, it is difficult to realize this was a wilderness five years ago, and that Christmas of 1958 ...

60 and counting: Thank you!

The Breeze hit a major milestone this week — we marked our 60th anniversary as Cape Coral’s community newspaper on Tuesday. On Dec. 14, 1961, a Cape Coral couple, Dick and Sally Crawford, published Volume 1, No. 1 of the Cape Coral Breeze, the four-year-old community’s first “real ...

Economic Development: Let the good times flow

The city of Cape Coral is gearing up to become a major player in Southeast Florida’s economic development arena. Tagged with a new water wonderland catch phrase — Flowing with Possibilities — the city is looking to invite businesses to “hop on board” and invest in the city, which ...

It’s time to ring in the holidays

Song, Santa and, yes, snow! — the holiday season officially kicks off in Cape Coral Saturday night with the annual Festival of Lights – touted by organizers as the largest holiday celebration between Tampa and Miami. The block party, coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral ...

Season of giving 2021

With the “thanks” portion of Thanksgiving literally under our belts, many of us move on to the giving half the holiday heralds in. Food drives are in full force as are toy drives, a collection and donation effort near and dear to local public safety agencies. Among them are the Cape Coral ...

Happy Thanksgiving

We have to confess, we’re among those who look forward to Thanksgiving. It so often combines all the things we like — family, friends and food. And what food! Slow-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes both sweet and white, heaping bowls of stuffing and oh, my, pumpkin pie! — Thanksgiving ...