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Right plant, right place — site analysis

“Failing to plan is planning to fail” -- Alan Lakein Let’s say you have an outside location that is begging for a fresh start. How would you go about turning things around to create an area that is both functional and visually pleasing, with the right plants in the right place? I ...

April condo sales down from last year, as listings rise

The main takeaways in the Cape Coral condominium market in April involved a significant decline in the number of closed sales compared to last year, while median sales prices remained firmly at record levels. There was also a sharply higher level of supply available for sale through a Realtor, ...

Cape Coral’s ‘crown jewel’ turns 60

In August 2015, The Breeze published a history section marking the 45th anniversary of Cape Coral formally becoming a city. Like most municipalities, Cape Coral was a community long before residents voted for incorporation and the section reached back to the Cape’s development days, the ...

If it doesn’t work, tax ’em anyway

To the editor: The saga continues with the Mayor and City Council. Case in point: Cape Coral’s 311 call center. The budget item of the call center is approximately $148,000/year. When you dial 311, sometimes the calls shunt to Collier County’s 311 call center. Collier 311 will tell ...

A fair comparison

To the editor: A majority of voters thought Richard Nixon was a worthy president, until he was exposed as the terrible person he truly was. Same goes for Donald Trump. Nixon was a big liar and so is Trump. However, Nixon worked hard to hide his lies. To this day, Trump revels in openly ...

Biden’s policies -— starting gun for inflation

To the editor: We have a president, who is beholden to just about everyone on the planet, except the majority of American citizens he has failed to represent since his first day in office. He sent a clear signal to the oil industry on that day that American oil independence was over and ...

Miami, mangroves and a living shoreline

A current debate in Miami has me revisiting my previous article about mangroves published in the Cape Coral Breeze on June 26, 2020. This debate is a response to a confluence of recent events: frequent flooding in the Miami area, decreased water quality in Biscayne Bay, a proposal by the Army ...