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Guest commentary: Keep calm and share your beach pictures

This Memorial Day, many local businesses are looking forward to a busy holiday weekend to support their financial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As hotels, restaurants and attractions gear up for one last opportunity to bring in tourists before summer, it is extremely disheartening to see ...

Let us honor our true heroes

To the editor: Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial provider in Cape Coral, will host our 40th Annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, in the Veterans Honor Garden located at 950 Chiquita Blvd S. The event is free and open to the public, with live ...

This Memorial Day, please remember

To the editor: Memorial Day is, and always should be, about remembering members of the Armed Forces who were willing to risk all so that our country might dwell in peace and safety. It’s not about patriotism, it’s not a time for fireworks and celebrations; it’s a time of remembrance. ...

Water levels and canal quality

To the editor: Cape Coral’s city calling card is, or rather was, the beautiful town with more than 400 miles of canals. Today, the canals in the Cape are nothing more than miles of nearly dried up swamps full of water grass and vegetation for the freshwater, and other pollutants for the ...

Creating mixed containers

Creating mixed containers with blooming plants and interesting foliage is one of my favorite gardening activities. If your outdoor space is limited, or if you live in a condo with only a patio or balcony, you can fulfill your horticultural dreams with just a few plants and some interesting ...

History of Cape Coral Bridge goes back to 1961

As Lee County continues a plan to replace the westbound span of the Cape Coral Bridge by 2028, the 57-year history of this one-mile structure features stories of development, growth and traffic for the Cape community. The stories start in 1961 when discussions began on building a bridge that ...

How we compile our local real estate data and statistics

We are traveling out of state on family business this week, so this is an updated version of a column we wrote on Dec. 11, 2020, discussing how we track the real estate market statistics specifically for Cape Coral, along with how to quickly identify the information that is most pertinent to ...

Investing in the future

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on most end-of-the-school year celebrations, ceremonies and events, things are back to near-normal for recognition programs hosted by Cape Coral organizations. The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Education Committee held its 29th Annual ...