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Cultural Park Theatre back open, recovering after coronavirus financial hit

The Cultural Park Theater will reopen July 24 after being shut down by the coronavirus but sadly we have suffered great financial losses having had to close in our main season in March because of the pandemic.The theater was forced to cancel the last three remaining shows in its 2019 - 2020 ...

A snail’s life

"For observing nature, the best pace is a snail's pace" Edwin Way TealeWith summer comes very warm, humid nights. If you happen to take a stroll in your garden with a flashlight in the evening, you will probably see an industrious nighttime mollusk called Zachrysia provisoria, also known as ...

Buyers with seller financing stop making mortgage payments

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I sold my property four years ago and provided seller financing. Although the payments came in as expected for a while, the borrowers stopped paying the mortgage in January. I wrote them a letter threatening to foreclose if they didn't bring their payments up to date. They ...

The virus crisis sends Cape’s April condo sales lower

In the month of April, the number of closed Cape Coral condominium sales were significantly lower across the board compared to sales in both April 2019, and March of this year. The culprit of this sales decline was the social distancing shutdowns of the virus crisis, and the negative impact was ...

Melaleuca trees: The good, the bad & the ugly!

Let's start with the ugly. The melaleuca tree is a Category 1 Florida invasive plant. It threatens our native trees, especially the cypress tree, and interrupts the flow of storm water through our very important Everglades and wetlands. It originally was imported from Australia in 1887 as an ...

Real estate commissions — who gets what?

Mr. Feichthaler:Recently I sold my house in Cape Coral privately to a couple who engaged a real estate agent because of language difficulties. The agent convinced the buyers to pay a 2% sales commission while I refused to agree to any commission on my part. Just before the June 1 closing the ...

April home inventory substantially lower than last year

There are several key takeaways from the April single-family home inventory numbers, and what we are seeing on the ground in the Cape Coral real estate market as we move towards the mid-year point of 2020. First, the inventory of Cape Coral homes available for sale in April came in ...

Land that became Cape Coral was once wilderness

Before there were 190,000 people. Before there were 400 miles of canals. Before two bridges connected Cape Coral to the rest of the world, a nearly almost untouched piece of wilderness existed where mangroves and palmettos thrived, hogs and turkeys ran wild and Indians and settlers clashed.As ...

Go native with native plants

These days many Americans are spending more time out in their yards and for good reason. Working in the yard is a healthy pastime and a great hobby. Plus, it's therapeutic and helps alleviate boredom.While outside you might realize that your front planter could use a few shrubs, the side of ...

Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Special to The BreezeHave you struggled with establishing a garden here in Southwest Florida? Maybe you are a new resident from a completely different climate, or perhaps you are a long-time Florida resident who would welcome assistance with your landscaping efforts. Well, you are in luck! We ...