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Make a difference for one shelter pet at a time

Cape Coral Animal Shelter organizers are gearing up for their big fundraiser - the annual Decade Party.Set for March 9 this year, the costume party will showcase the '70s and, of course, includes all the fun that has made this a signature event - music, dancing, food and drink, along with ...

Fake threat… real consequences: Yes, they mean it

Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school district issued a warning a few weeks ago: School threats are serious and will not be treated as a ...

Sea change on the water-quality front?

Those who predicted post-election politics-as-usual on the water quality front have been largely silent since Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn into office last month.The newly elected Republican whose election victory had drawn gasps from the ...

Conservation 20/20 remains focused

Taxpayers who support Lee County's 20/20 Conservation program - and that, literally, is most of us- may see another 660 acres or so of environmentally fragile land added to the nearly 30,000 purchased thus far for preservation.The Lee County Board of County Commissioners agreed last Tuesday to ...

Kudos to Council – and it’s about time

Cape Coral City Council on Monday voted to move the Cape's municipal elections back to even years, when voters countywide also cast ballots for federal, state and county races.It's an appropriate move - and one that is long overdue through no fault of present or past city councils, or the ...

Cape Coral: Fairs, festivals and so much more

What better way to kick off the new year than with a Cape tradition?The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will again jumpstart our community's yearly major events schedule with its ever-popular Arts & Music Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday along Cape Coral Parkway.One of the Cape's largest ...

Didn’t get a flu shot? Get one now.

Last year, we opened 2018 urging those who had not yet received a flu shot to get one.This year, for much the same reason, we are repeating that advice.Lee County has again experienced a sharp increase in flu cases in December with Lee Health reporting a jump from fewer than 90 cases during the ...

New Year’s revelations

An environmental disaster of unprecedented scale, a slap of heartbreaking reality on the public safety front - and progress nonetheless.Here in the Cape, 2018 will be marked as the year of blue-green algae, mandatory police presence in schools, and a moving forward on some key issues, notably ...

Weigh in on water quality policies

Saying they are tired of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers being treated as Florida's latrine, three environmental groups on Wednesday announced they will sue multiple federal agencies for their failure to recognize the effects pollutant-laden water discharges from Lake Okeechobee have on ...

Help make sure everyone has a Merry Christmas

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...