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‘What are we going to do this summer?’

May 30, 2014 While some Cape Coral parents are anxiously wondering what to do with the kids over the summer, libraries are revving up their countless “sunless” fun engines. more »»

New location alert for 63rd annual Hibiscus Show

May 30, 2014 Hurricane season is upon us, but already it’s started in the Pacific whose season starts May 15. The first hurricane of the year, Amanda, hit the Pacific, off Mexico’s coast. more »»

Fair Housing Act and the exemption for senior housing

May 23, 2014 Question: My husband and I just retired. We've raised our children and helped to raise their children. We want to enjoy our retirement without listening to the happy sounds of little ones. more »»

Roselle or false roselle? Grower’s choice

May 23, 2014 By JOYCE COMINGORE Roselle or false roselle, that is the question. more »»

Contingencies must be taken care of before the closing takes place

May 16, 2014 QUESTION: My husband and I are about to purchase our first home in Florida. We've been through this process before many years ago in a northern state but things are different here. more »»

Some gardening hints before rainy season storms in

May 16, 2014 I know, it is not quite the rainy season yet but there are things to do before it actually starts with the steady downpours. more »»

Insurance and repairing damage in condo units

May 9, 2014 QUESTION: I wish I’d known more about a condo owner’s responsibilities to repair damages before the bathtub in the unit above mine leaked into my unit. The damage was significant. more »»

Petunias pack the most punch for summer bloom

May 9, 2014 The popular annual petunia is ready for planting. more »»

Seller financing and lease options

May 2, 2014 QUESTION: My husband and I would like to move to a senior care facility. We have no debts, no mortgage and sufficient savings to live on for the rest of our lives. more »»

From the garden: broccoli, broccolini and more

May 2, 2014 Right now, when I go to the gardens at Trafalgar Middle School, I am diligently picking the broccoli blooms full of bees. more »»

Garden Club of Cape Coral to meet May 14

May 2, 2014 On Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., the Garden Club of Cape Coral is hosting a program by Pat Johnson, a Master Gardener and herb enthusiast. She will be speaking on salves, lotions and soaps from herbs. more »»

Attorney can help brother solve financial problems

April 25, 2014 QUESTION: We are new to Florida and have recently heard about Florida Homestead rules. I understand that homes are not able to be forced into a sale in a bankruptcy. more »»

Earth Day/Arbor Day at Trafalgar Middle School

April 25, 2014 I was privileged to be in the crowd at Trafalgar Middle School Tuesday afternoon to attend the proclamation ward by the city of Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki, as the city donated two trees, a mang... more »»

Tips on leasing commercial space?

April 18, 2014 QUESTION: It looks like the economy is really improving. My husband and I think it would be a great time to rent one of the vacant commercial locations locally and open a busines. more »»

Springtime gardening in Southwest Florida

April 18, 2014 By H.I. JEAN SHIELDS All gardeners must have noticed by now that springtime has arrived — cold fronts are not really cold now, just cool. more »»

May begins the ‘spring forward’ for summer programs at the library

April 18, 2014 The Friends of the Cape Coral Library will hold its “members only” book sale Thursday, April 24, from 3-5:30 p.. more »»

Condo board obligated to comply with the law

April 11, 2014 QUESTION: I have lived in my condo for decades and it seems that the board is constantly finding new ways to spend our money. Now they’ve decided that the pool drains need new covers. more »»

Two flowering trees: plumeria and frangipani

April 11, 2014 A classic white bloomer, plumeria pudica, with a yellow center, is many times mistaken as a frangipani; they are both trees. more »»

Can condo association reserve funds be invested?

April 4, 2014 QUESTION: I'm on our condo board and the question about how to deal with the diminishing value of our reserve funds has come up. more »»

Earth Hour has passed but Earth Day is coming

April 4, 2014 I was so engrossed in the preparations for the Trafalgar Middle School’s First Annual Taste of the Gardens last Saturday, I totally missed observing Earth Hour, and it means a lot to me. more »»



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