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Nix food truck regs

Come hell and high water, the wheels of government still do to go round and round. That’s both good and not so good. Case in point: The city of Cape Coral will circle back next Wednesday with a proposal to eliminate “food-truck based outdoor restaurants.” The proposed ordinance would ...

Road to recovery: Traditional events return

At the top of many Southwest Floridians’ wish lists this year is likely one common crave: normalcy. For Lee County’s hardest-hit communities and neighborhoods, that’s still a ways off as repairs, rebuilds and reopenings continue. But there is a glimmer — and then some — as some ...

Carry the standard

Whether Gov. Ron DeSantis ultimately proves to be the Republicans’ Sir Galahad, we will give him one thing out of the gate: He knows how to throw down a gauntlet with panache. Pithy, punchy and packed with the political mantra of the proudly unapologetic un-woke, his second inaugural address ...

New beginnings

Count us among those who will be happy to flip the calendar over to 2023. For Southwest Floridians — for far, far too many of us — 2022 will be the year of the hurricane. Images shared in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian shocked. But for those of us who lived through the devastation, the ...

Holiday miracles

The holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah overlap this year. The eight days of Hanukkah began at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 18, and continue through Monday, Dec. 26, the day after Christmas. The holidays have different meanings and they are celebrated with different traditions but they do have ...

The second wave: Housing insecurity shakes our community

Hurricane Ian has brought the specter — and reality — of homelessness to too many of us here in Lee County. According to still-preliminary estimates provided by Lee County, Ian destroyed 5,076 homes, caused major damage to 13,532, and minor damage to 14,418. Add in the 17,287 additional ...

Oh, Christmas trees!

Christmas lights and Christmas trees may not be the reason for the season but we have to confess, the sight of the lights coming on on the traditional sky-high tree at Big John’s during the Cape’s Festival of Lights — amidst “snowflakes” blowing down — makes us feel as ...

#SouthwestFloridaStrong

To say this year has been a hard one for Southwest Floridians would be an understatement. Many of our neighbors lost jobs, lost homes, lost businesses. Far too many lost everything. In the wake of Hurricane Ian and with Thanksgiving pending as we write this, let us list some of the things ...

A welcome to our new City Council

Cape Coral residents will see four of our neighbors sworn in to serve on the city’s elected board today at 4 p.m. Two, Mayor John Gunter and District 6 Councilmember Keith Long, are returning to their respective seats. Two, Bill Steinke and Patty Cummings, are newcomers but have business ...

Seven Islands: A simple question

A project pursued by the city of Cape Coral since 2016 reached its penultimate moment last week. City Council approved a $20 million purchase agreement for the 47 acres off Old Burnt Store Road known as the Seven Islands. The buyer, Gulf Gateway Resort and Marina LLC, is to pay a $1 million ...