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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 ...

Catch the vision

Eighteen pending development projects totaling $300 million or more. More than 1,000 new jobs. And, for the first time, “real” affordable housing projects adjusted for income. Those presenting this year’s Cape Coral economic and business update, Catch the Vision, were not kidding ...

Veterans need more than a ‘thank you for your service’

After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, Cape Coral will again mark Veterans Day with a parade along Cape Coral Parkway and an evening run over the Midpoint. As a Purple Heart City, the Cape and its residents treat current and former military personnel with respect and gratitude. As well ...

#BringLaurenHome

Mom. Daughter. Sister. Much loved. And missing. Still. Lauren Dumolo’s family and friends continue their quest to find the woman whose disappearance took with it a chunk of their hearts. They want her home. They just want her home. As the Cape Coral Police Department ...

A tale of two subsidies

The city of Cape Coral on Wednesday entered into a public-private partnership for the operation of Sun Splash Family Waterpark, the city’s decades-old venture into the attractions industry City Council’s decision to lease the park to an outside vendor rather than continue as ...

Time for flu shots

As COVID-19 case numbers again show improvement after a summer spike, Lee Health officials have issued a companion health alert for residents: “Avoid a ‘twindemic’: Get your flu vaccination.” Citing the Florida Department of Health in its healthy news blog posted at leehealth.org, Lee ...

Risk Rating 2.0: Waves, ripples or premium tsunami?

After years of postponement, FEMA has revamped the risk factors on which flood insurance rates are determined. “FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating methodology through the implementation of a new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0.,” an ...