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To the editor: I want to thank the voters and residents of Cape Coral for their support and confidence in selecting me as the next Cape Coral City Council member, representing District 3. The campaign was a remarkable journey of conversation, sharing of ideas and learning. I am humbled by ...

Halloween: What’s lurking in your garden?

Many traditions have come and gone to mark the arrival of shorter, darker winter days. Halloween is one which celebrates the end of summer, the end of the harvest and the honoring of the dead. Here in Florida, our longer summers bewitch me into easily forgetting that fall is here, but ...

Cape Hospital has been serving local community for 43 years

An evolution of expansion and new programs encompasses the history of Cape Coral Hospital. As the city’s primary healthcare facility celebrates 43 years of serving the residents of Lee County, the hospital enjoys a remarkable past. Much of that past will be on display when the Cape Coral ...

Dealing with capital gains tax

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, Could you please write an article about capital gains tax? My understanding is that it is a federal tax rule, are there any differences by state? And are there any ways legally to avoid the tax? Thank you so much. I enjoy your column. Take care — Jennifer H., ...

Third quarter supply of unsold homes sharply lower

There is no masking the current theme in the Cape Coral single-family home market now that the results of the third quarter are in the books. Featuring a big rebound from the COVID-19 shutdowns earlier this year, while being supported by stronger prices, record sales levels and a solid pipeline ...

Cape Coral is fortunate to have Dr. Mel Youngs

To the editor: The story in the Breeze about Doctor Mel Youngs was right on the mark. I met Dr. Youngs when, I guess, she was about 12 years old. I was in the ice cream parlor enjoying some great ice cream and I noticed the proprietor scolding a young girl. After the lecture, I found out that ...

Clean water, dirty wetlands

To the editor: Although Southwest Florida has managed to escape the worst of our recent water woes thus far in 2020, there is not a local resident who cannot forget the past few years when a combination of red tide and blue-green algae wrecked havoc on our beaches and estuaries. Indeed, the ...

The queen of the night

Growing up in southern Virginia, I remember hearing my grandmother and mother talk about a magical plant – the night blooming cereus. The plant took on a mysterious aura for me, especially since I never saw one either at a friend’s home or for sale in a garden center. But recently a friend ...

Seller decides which title company to use

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I recently hired a real estate agent and they found a buyer fairly quickly. I read your column every week, so I told my Realtor that I wanted the title work to be done by your firm or by a local title company I have worked with before. My agent told me that his broker ...