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Cultural Park Theatre setting safety policies for 58th season

While every performing arts organization in the area, and across the country, will need to make their own individual decisions about how and when to reopen given the huge impact of COVID-19, for our community theaters, those decisions arrive sooner than most other arts groups, since their ...

Harvesting rain water: nature’s bounty

53 inches! 53 inches of rain on average per year in Lee County! According to the Lee County rain gauge data, June is typically the wettest month, averaging about 9 inches of rain, while August is the rainiest month with approximately 17 rain days. As gardeners, we often wish we could reserve ...

Cape’s luxury condo sales plunge in first half of 2020

This week it is time for one more round of champagne wishes and caviar dreams as we look back at the Cape Coral luxury condominium market in the first half of 2020. This is our homage to the late, great Robin Leach, with our version of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous." For our ...

Four Freedoms Park was city’s first

"Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere."- Franklin D. Roosevelt during "four freedoms" speech in 1941.Cars rush by this small place of history daily along Cape Coral Parkway. An ice cream business sits nearby, so do apartments and other businesses. In 1964, when founders Jack ...

You’re not in Kansas anymore!

Southwest Florida is a rapidly growing region of our wonderful state, and it is estimated that 6 out of 10 new Florida residents move here from other states. The Cape Coral/Fort Myers Metro Area has the fifth highest growth rate in the nation according to Census figures, so we are welcoming ...

Reserves could be part of condominium sale contract

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I am going to be selling my condominium soon, and I wasn't sure how to handle reserves. Our association has significant reserves for roof per unit, can I have those funds refunded at closing?- Gary C.Dear Gary:Condominiums are required in Florida to fund reserves for "large ...

Cape’s luxury home market remains solid at mid-year

It is time once again for our tip of the hat to Robin Leach, the late host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," as we peel back the mask on the first half of 2020 for a toast of champagne wishes and caviar dreams by taking a quick look back at the Cape Coral luxury home market. For our ...

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife remains active

This article will chronicle some of the things we have been doing in Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife club during this past year.Great doings on our burrowing owl census on June 6, 2020. We counted 2,809 owls on a rainy morning in June. We had a total of 1,369 adults and 1,440 owlets. In other ...

Growing edibles in Southwest Florida

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.-- Author UnknownMore than a few gardeners in Southwest Florida have tried their hand at growing edibles with varying degrees of success. Of the many variables associated with success or failure, the biggest determining factor initially is ...

Dock repair likely buyer’s responsibility

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I purchased a home a few months back, where the seller used an "as-is" contract. I had an inspection done of the house, but they never looked at the dock. Once we closed, I found several rotted boards that required replacement. The seller did not disclose the dock's ...