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Get ahead of the curve this flu season, get your shot now

As COVID-19 pandemic numbers show some hoped-for improvement, health officials are issuing a companion health alert for residents: Get a flu shot and get it now. The Florida Department of Health-Lee and the Centers for Disease Control are making their annual pleas early this year in advance ...

Hail the essential American worker

The U.S. Department of Labor sums up the observance of Labor Day succinctly. Celebrated the first Monday of September, the holiday Congress made official in 1894 is “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the ...

2020 puts different spin on back-to-school safety tips

Parents with school-age children probably believe they have back-to-school safety precautions down pat. But 2020 has thrown a whole new set of need-to-know tips into the mix. The Florida Department of Health Lee County on Thursday released its school’s-in safety tips, saying returning ...

Four Mile Cove site a worthy addition for Conservation 20/20

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners is expected on Tuesday to give final consideration to the purchase of an environmentally sensitive riverfront tract in Cape Coral. The 194-acre site, previously proposed for residential development as per its zoning, has passed through the Lee ...

Everyone can cast a ballot in Aug. 18 primary

Early voting for the Aug. 18 Primary Election will wrap up Saturday at a number of locations throughout Lee County, including three here in the Cape. Polling locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at the Cape Coral -- Lee County Library at 921 SW 39th Terrace; the ...

A passing of the baton

As voters look to fill four of eight Cape Coral Council seats this fall, another changing of the guard is under way at City Hall. John Szerlag, the city’s top administrator, will wrap up his last day Tuesday as per his announced retirement and a Council-approved end date. We wish Mr. ...

Stop modern day slavery: Be part of the solution

As frontline workers in the fight against human trafficking, the Cape Coral Police Department answered a global call to action Thursday. July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and the 2020 theme urged first responders -- “the people who work in different sectors -- ...

Time for a city ‘code of conduct’

Cape Coral City Council announced Monday that it will explore bringing forward a code of conduct for its members.It's a good concept -- and long overdue.Four years ago, with the city touting its efforts for the development of the Bimini Basin area and the city-owned Seven Islands as well as ...

Kudos to the Class of 2020

A much-heralded education celebration joined pom-and-circumstance graduations and other milestones cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.But what would have been the 28th annual Excellence in Education event organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral went forward ...

Some good news

As COVID cases continue to climb, as our local health officials warn that ICU beds are near capacity, it may be a good time to take a minute away from pandemic headlines and share some good news.The city does that well in its quarterly newsletter, On The Move, and the summer edition contains ...