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‘In’ and ‘out’ plants

October 28, 2016 The “in” plant is the Chinese croton, a beautiful indoor plant — Excoecaria Cochinchinensis, for those of you that love long names. This ornamental, tropical plant is native to Southwest Asia. more »»

When deal falls through, who gets the deposit?

October 28, 2016 Mr. Feichthaler: I entered into a contract with a buyer to sell my home, and he made a $4,000 escrow deposit. She needed to obtain a loan, so the contract was contingent on financing. more »»

History, mystery and love

October 21, 2016 The lovely bougainvillea is a plant that has a history of mystery and a love story. A floriferous and healthy plant, it is practically free of pests. more »»

City does have regulations concerning political signs

October 21, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: Last month I put a sign up in my front yard supporting a Lee County School District candidate. It was a standard yard sign on a small metal stake. more »»

It's October

October 14, 2016 No one has let me know about my glaring error in last week’s article. more »»

Owner trying to make sure ‘dream’ home doesn’t end up a ‘nightmare’

October 14, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: Several months ago I contracted to build a custom home with a local builder in Cape Coral. The builder has been in business a long time, and the word is they are “good people. more »»

Herbs, spices, fruits and nuts - Rx

October 6, 2016 I need to thank a reader that sent me a note after my article on turmeric. She commented, "I am a Warfarin user and (turmeric) should not be taken by people like myself. more »»

Borrower must obtain insurance prior to closing

October 6, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I recently signed a contract to sell my house, and I am financing most of the purchase. The closing is scheduled for Friday and I am ready to sell. more »»

Cape Coral Library offers a wealth of health

September 30, 2016 Continuing its recent focus, a great number of the Cape Coral Library’s October programs are designed for community health — and unlike most health issues these days, all of these offerings are... more »»

A tree from India

September 30, 2016 By H.I JEAN SHIELDS An important part of the 4,000-year-old history of Ayurvedic medicine is the pretty little neem tree. more »»

Do a thorough title search before purchasing foreclosed property

September 30, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I am thinking about purchasing property at the foreclosure auction. more »»

A ‘red hot cat’s tail’

September 23, 2016 Yes, that is a correct name for a colorful, large bush — I should say a nickname — that is easy care, a plant for anywhere, as well as a great conversation starter for anyone. more »»

As a recent home-buyer, beware unsolicited offers through the mail

September 23, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I recently purchased a home in Cape Coral, and I have been receiving many official looking letters. more »»


September 9, 2016 Pardon my indelicacy here, but I have been seeing a nephrologist in Naples for over two years now, every 6 month. more »»

Friends begin ‘season’ with ‘History of the Cape’

August 26, 2016 Join the Friends of the Cape Coral Library Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m., for coffee, juice and snacks along with a presentation of history: our history. more »»

Remembering with rosemary

August 26, 2016 The end of summer in our southwest corner of the world is coming to an end. A yearly event certainly, but not so much same old, same old this year. more »»

Renegotiating with seller a good deal for buyer

August 26, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I purchased a home from someone who offered seller financing to me three years ago. At the time, my credit wasn’t very good, so I agreed to an 8 percent interest rate. more »»

Where have all the bouquets gone?

August 19, 2016 I had another subject in mind to write about, then I heard on television, one commentator ask another, “Have you noticed what is missing at the Olympic awards ceremonies?” Well, I hadn’t missed... more »»

Unsolicited timeshare purchase offer likely a scam

August 19, 2016 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I purchased a timeshare about 10 years ago in the Disney World area, and we have used it several times during the week we purchased since then. more »»

Time to think about starting your fall garden

August 12, 2016 I must confess, I’ve been much too distracted watching the 2016 Olympics to think about anything horticultural. The drama of the highs and lows of these games is exciting. more »»



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