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The wonderful world of air plants

"Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth. And like the air plant be sustained by the light." —Kahlil Gibran Tillandsias are members of the Bromeliaceae family and are considered epiphytes, meaning they attach to other plants or structures for support and take in moisture ...

Consider a living trust or enhanced life estate deed

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: We have lived in Cape Coral for 31 years, and want to make sure our house goes to our two adult children when we die. I have heard that we need a trust to avoid probate, is this true? — Nick and Barb F. Dear Nick and Barb: This is one of the most frequent ...

Third quarter condo supply sharply lower than last year

We continue to see an abnormally short supply of condos listed for sale through the Multiple Listing Service in Cape Coral as we remain deeply entrenched in a seller’s market. The monthly inventory levels are substantially lower than a year ago, however, we have seen the condo supply increase ...

Happy Thanksgiving

We have to confess, we’re among those who look forward to Thanksgiving. It so often combines all the things we like — family, friends and food. And what food! Slow-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes both sweet and white, heaping bowls of stuffing and oh, my, pumpkin pie! — Thanksgiving ...

Fantastic Veterans Parade in the Cape

To the editor: What a wonderful Veterans Parade! More than 54 units all marching or riding to celebrate our veterans. A big thank you to Raso Reality, Cape Coral City Hall, and all the volunteers who all put this on for all our residents to include our veterans, families and all the others ...

Plantings vs landscaping

To the editor: I have a question as to why Lee County has permitted volunteers to plant 400 trees along Veterans Parkway. These trees were planted between Country Club Boulevard and Santa Barbara Boulevard on the south side of the Parkway. There was no reason for this as there was no ...

Plea for diversity ignored

To the editor: Watching the recent push and pull over redistricting lines in Lee County reminds me of the Winston Churchill quote: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” By that measure, our Board of County Commissioners is very ...

Much for which to be thankful

To the editor: As we approach Thanksgiving, there is good news to be grateful for. In February, unemployment was 6.3% and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected it would take until the end of 2023 for the nation to reach 4.6% unemployment. But, because of the American ...