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Foodscaping with sweet potatoes

I’ve read that growing sweet potatoes in Southwest Florida is a “no-brainer.” Can anything be that easy? I’m skeptical given my history and my husband’s description of my flower pots as coffins! Even with the odds against me, I’m willing to give it a try. I’m tempted by the ...

The shrinking supply of unsold Cape condos in 2020

When it comes to the available inventory, the theme in the Cape’s condo market has been towards a significant tightening of the supply in 2020. Currently, there are 149 condos listed for sale in the Cape at prices ranging from $99,000 to $1.875 million. This supply is down 26.24 percent from ...

Garden Club: Start a veggie garden … in the dead of winter!

Yes, in Cape Coral, now is a great time to start your vegetable garden! Our Florida sun is strong, even in winter, yet the temperature is mild, making ideal conditions for most familiar veggies grown “up north." Eating food you have grown is so fresh, full of flavor and nutrition.  Plus ...

Homing In: Cape enters 2021 with record low unsold home supply

Last year at this time, we were discussing the lower than normal inventory of homes listed for sale in Cape Coral at the tail end of 2019, and how barring any unexpected economic events, things looked like they were setting up for another huge year in our real estate market during 2020. Then ...

New year opens with hope

The new year is off to a great start as we welcomed back our students and staff after the holiday break. We continue to develop new plans and improve existing ones so all students are successful. As we navigate through the pandemic in 2021 it will be another challenging year for education ...

Foodscaping with winter salad greens

With the holidays behind us, it’s time for me to get back to healthy eating. What better way to start then by foodscaping with winter salad greens? January is a great month to plant leafy greens such as lettuce, swiss chard, radicchio, spinach, kale and bok choy, to name a few. For an even ...

As condo owner, HOA can’t change the number of days you can rent unit

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: Hello, you came to me by recommendation from my Realtor. I hope you are available for me to help me with guidance as it pertains to one sticking point on my purchase agreement with a new condominium. My goal with this condominium is be protected with the terms for ...

New record for Cape home sales in 2020, prices higher

Following the COVID-19 shutdowns last year, a strong second half in 2020 launched single-family home sales in Cape Coral to record setting levels, as strong demand from out-of-town buyers continued to erode the inventory of available homes on the market. This growing imbalance in the supply ...

City has faced task of replacing council members on several occasions

The sudden and sad passing of Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello, a council colleague and champion for this community, took my thoughts to not only everything he has done for the community, but also to the history of past council decisions when similar events have occurred and a mayor passed away or ...

Magical monarchs

The monarch (Danaus plexippus) is perhaps the most widely recognized butterfly in the world. Many people are familiar with the migration of West Coast monarchs to California and East Coast monarchs to Mexico; monarchs are the only butterfly species in the world that undertakes such a ...