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LCEC marks milestone: An electrifying 80 years

January 23, 2020 The development of Cape Coral’s electrical grid began with a handshake. In 1957, Lee County Electric Cooperative Manager Homer T.Welch and Cape Coral developer Leonard Rosen made a promise. more »»

Improvements to Matlacha site proposed

January 23, 2020 When the Cape Coral City Council last month rejected a second annexation attempt of six acres the municipality owns in Matlacha, the big question on everyone’s mind was “What’s next?” On Monday,... more »»

All Star: Cape teacher wins national educator award

January 23, 2020 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspaper. more »»

Mussels to host Festival of Beers

January 23, 2020 Wish you could try Southwest Florida’s breweries’ best creations at one venue? This weekend, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels will host the 15th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, bringing two of... more »»

Cape resident spins the Wheel of Fortune

January 23, 2020 What was once just a dream has become reality for a Cape Coral resident. Dana Alvarez has loved game shows her entire life. more »»

Vegan Street Festival to benefit Rights of Nature Initiative

January 23, 2020 The Vegan Street Festival at Millennial Brewing Company in Downtown Fort Myers Saturday is teaming up with environmental groups to benefit Clean Water Now’s Lee County Rights of Nature initiative. more »»

Celebrity Chef Festival Humane Society’s largest fundraiser

January 23, 2020 The Celebrity Chef Festival is the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. Past fundraisers have included more formal events. more »»

Registration open for Strides in Education 5K

January 23, 2020 The community is invited to support the next generation of learners by participating in the annual Take Stock in Children’s Strides in Education 5K to be held next month. more »»

Rock raising the bar in Southwest Florida

January 23, 2020 A heavy bass “thump-thump” can be heard off in the distance, but as one listens to it a little more intently, it is noticeably picking up momentum, and it’s coming to a music venue near you. more »»

Cape Coral Art League Art Fair set for this weekend

January 23, 2020 The Cape Coral Art League will host their 10th annual Art Fair this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. more »»

ClamJam this Saturday, Sunday

January 23, 2020 The ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood and Music Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the German American Club in Cape Coral. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 25, and 10 a.m.-5 p. more »»

18th annual Gumbofest returns to Shell Factory Sunday

January 22, 2020 Gumbofest returns to the Shell Factory for its 18th year this Sunday, running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music, raffles and, of course, gumbo options aplenty. “We have been pretty lucky. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Access No. 41 to close temporarily for maintenance

January 22, 2020 Fort Myers Beach Access No. 41, located just south of Pink Shell Beach Resort, will be closed temporarily from Monday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Jan. 30, for routine boardwalk maintenance. more »»

Bokeelia resident honored for work in classroom

January 22, 2020 George Miller built a 33-year career teaching high school students mathematics. Since the spring of 2005, however, fifth-graders have taken a place beside him at Pine Island Elementar. more »»

Communicating with dolphins

January 22, 2020 Cathy Eagle grew up with an instinct for animals, which she believes has to do with her Native American heritage, as she is part Chippewa. more »»

Residents attending NWNA rally question inclusion of clubs at Tropicana Park

January 21, 2020 A rally organized by the Northwest Neighborhood Association to present information on plans -- and possible plans -- for the new Tropicana Park drew a crowd Saturday. more »»

Salvation Army opens emergency shelter for cold night

January 21, 2020 The Salvation Army will be expanding its shelter capacity by 30 beds to help those without housing avoid freezing temperature. more »»

Reports of Lucky’s Market closures disappoints Cape officials

January 21, 2020 For the second time in two years, natural food shoppers in Cape Coral may have their hopes dashed. more »»

Burrowing owl supporters make case at Sands location

January 21, 2020 Dozens of people met at the future location of Sands Park on Saturday, not to protest the possible pickleball courts that could go there, but how the proposed courts would impact the site's burrowin... more »»

Police investigating shooting; minor injuries reoported

January 19, 2020 6:05 p.m. Sunday, PING alert: The Cape Coral Police Department is working a shooting that occurred in a home at the 1400 block of S.E. 8th Plac. more »»


Caloosa Dive Club January 23, 2020

The Caloosa Dive Club welcomes all SCUBA divers — new and experienced. The group usually meets the first, second and third Thursday of the month at the Tony Rotino Center at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5817 Driftwood Parkway. Social hour, with snacks, is at 7:15 p.m. more »

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