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May 28, 2020 Cape Coral City’s Council’s search for a new city manager has moved into the interview phase. more »»

Lest we forget

May 22, 2020 In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. more »»

Be aware: Watering restrictions in effect

May 15, 2020 May in Southwest Florida can be a mixed blessing in even normal times. The weather couldn’t be better. The lovebugs couldn’t be more annoying. more »»

Forward thinking, indeed

May 8, 2020 For those interested in what the Cape Coral City Council is looking for in its next city manager, pull up a chair and grab a beverage of choice -- the attributes list is long, the roster of specific... more »»

Facts, not Fear III

May 1, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday the first phase of his plan to reopen the state as the number of COVID-19 cases appear to wan. more »»

Collateral damage

April 24, 2020 As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal. more »»

A good first step

April 17, 2020 The city of Cape Coral took a good first step last Monday. more »»

Our message to you

April 10, 2020 The past few weeks have been tough ones for Southwest Floridians. We’ve seen government operations pare down to the bare bones essentials, with offices closed and meetings and services moved online. more »»

Safer At Home

April 3, 2020 A “limited movement” mandate is now in effect throughout Florida. Gov. more »»

SWFL Stronger Together

March 27, 2020 State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-1. more »»

Facts, not fear II

March 20, 2020 The impact of the new coronavirus pandemic is now affecting our day-to-day lives here in Lee County. Beaches, bars, parks, schools and most gathering places are closed. more »»

Bait. And bungle.

March 13, 2020 Cape Coral City Council on Monday is scheduled to re-address one of the seven neighborhood park designs the board approved in December. more »»

Bait. And switch.

March 6, 2020 While the perceived impacts of playgrounds, pickleball and possible watersport leases have dominated the discussion over concept plans vs construction design, a major deviation to the Cape’s... more »»

Facts, not fear

February 28, 2020 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some advice regarding the new coronavirus disease formally dubbed COVID-19: Share the Facts, Stop Fear. more »»

The cost of non-compliance

February 21, 2020 The city of Cape Coral is looking at $7,000 in fines and administrative cost reimbursement to the state for an overzealous canal bank maintenance project. more »»

Tallahassee fog -- You can barely see the Sunshine

February 14, 2020 A bid to “save money” at the expense of government transparency is being proffered yet again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary public. more »»

Home Rule powers & private property rights

February 7, 2020 The city of Cape Coral has joined the Florida League of Cities and many of its member municipalities in opposition to a House bill that would give the authority for vacation rental regulation to the... more »»

The ‘mighty political experiment’turns 100

January 31, 2020 The League of Women Voters marks a landmark anniversary this year: The organization founded from a decades-long effort to give women the right to vote turns 100. more »»

You Count!

January 24, 2020 Temperatures dipping to the high 30s had longtime and thin-blooded residents digging out the sweaters and coats this week. more »»

Editorial: Anniversary countdown commences

January 17, 2020 Although Cape Coral’s start as a community dates back to the late ’50s, 2020 marks a very important milestone for the Cape. more »»

The Cape: Fairs, festivals and so much more

January 10, 2020 What better way to kick off the new year than with a Cape tradition -- or two or three? The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will again jumpstart the Cape’s yearly major events schedule with its popular... more »»



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  1. Yes, for every public interaction, including outdoors.
  2. Yes, for every public interaction indoors.
  3. When and where I think the situation calls for it, like shopping or other places where larger groups congregate.
  4. I try to but don’t worry too much about it.
  5. No, but I am practicing social distancing.
  6. No.
  7. I’m still staying home.
  8. Other.