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Florida’s surprising spring plants

As a new Florida gardener, I was excited to think that I had landed in a spot where everything bloomed year-round. It was quite a surprise to learn that there are many plants that are dormant or drop their leaves and appear to die during the cool winter season. I actually discovered this quite ...

It’s already been an unusual year for government, taxpayers

2021 has been an extremely unusual year with the IRS and Congress making multiple tax law changes in March which impact 2020 income tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service has extended more tax deadlines to May 17 after multiple requests from the American Institute of Certified Public ...

‘Meep meep,’ we’re in the Road Runner market phase

Almost overnight, a number of potential Cape Coral home buyers and the agents representing them have been transformed into the real estate version of Wile E. Coyote as they pursue the purchase of a home that is proving to be every bit as elusive as catching the Road Runner. The speed of our ...

Development plans for the South Cape

The South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency Board has taken a first step to bring two major projects to Cape Coral’s old downtown. The board approved non-binding letters of intent this week for a pair of unrelated developments, each calling for hundreds of apartments built over ...

Selective code enforcement affects Cape homeowners

To the editor: Cape Coral unfortunately has joined the nation in moving to an era of unaccountability. In viewing the water woes that so many now are facing in the northwest sector of the city, it clearly makes one wonder who is at the helm in governing the planning of new development. ...

Take the challenge

To the editor: Media are reporting that Lee County will be receiving “nearly $150 million” from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and that the county is conferring with Senator Rubio’s office about how it can spend the windfall. Better idea: Why doesn’t the county consult ...