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Florida black bear

October 13, 2017 Unlike the coyote, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer, the black bear has not done so well adapting to manmade changes in the environment. more »»

Facing the facts of hurricane damage

October 13, 2017 While eating breakfast with friends recently, I looked over at the other people eating there. Newspapers were available to read. more »»

Deal nixed, but Realtor wants full commission

October 13, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: We contracted to sell our house in Cape Coral, as we believed my wife received a job opportunity in New York that was absolutely too good to turn town. more »»

Cape home numbers pointing to an abnormal market

October 13, 2017 As of Oct. 9, the preliminary real estate data for the month of September is showing the number of closed sales for Cape Coral single-family homes has now improved to 298 homes sold. This is 115. more »»

Bombax ceibax

October 6, 2017 You all know that I love trees and what they do for us, a real tree hugger. To paraphrase Will Rogers, “I never met a tree I didn’t like,” but now I found one I wouldn’t hug. more »»

Irma likely to impact near-term home sales and supply

October 6, 2017 As expected, we continued to see more Cape Coral home sales close during the last week of September, in the aftermath of Irma, reaching 238 for the month as of Oct. more »»

Decorative artists exhibit, author Jacobs and many programs at Cape Coral Library in October

October 6, 2017 On exhibit in the library art gallery Sept. 30 until Oct. more »»

20 days past Irma

September 29, 2017 The beautiful flora and fauna of our Southwest Florida area are now slowly showing signs of real recovery. One of the saddest palm trees I see nowadays is the big showy Bismarckia. more »»

Insurance and covering damage from Irma

September 29, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: Like many condominium owners in Cape Coral, our building sustained some damage during Hurricane Irma. Some units, including ours, sustained water damage as a result of roof damage. more »»

Irma’s initial impact on the Cape’s real estate market

September 29, 2017 Having lived in Cape Coral since 1979, we have become familiar with the unpredictable nature of tropical weather systems and their potential impact, although each storm seems to bring a different... more »»

Gafftopsail catfish and hardhead catfish

September 15, 2017 Gafftopsail catfish Similar in many respects to the hardhead but considerably larger, the gafftopsail catfish is a much stronger fighter when hooked. more »»


September 8, 2017 Perhaps most famous for its loud, familiar call, killdeeahdeedee, the killdeer’s scientific name aptly describes its behavior: vociferous, meaning loud and vocal. more »»

Waiting on Irma

September 8, 2017 Here I sit mid-week, watching for the latest on Irma. Will she or won’t she land here? It’s time to consider getting out. Got a daughter in Kentucky, just up I-75. more »»

Acts of God and real estate closings

September 8, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I signed a contract to purchase a home 30 days ago in Cape Coral, and I planned to pay cash. The inspection period is over and the closing is scheduled for Monday. more »»

Cape condo sales and median prices up, supply mixed

September 8, 2017 The numbers for the Cape Coral condominium market are tracking on similar trend paths as our single-family home market through the first 7 months of 2017, with solid overall results. more »»

Great blue heron

September 1, 2017 The great blue heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. A magnificent bird to watch, this skilled hunter can be found throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Hopeful, but planning for the inevitable

September 1, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I have been a resident of Cape Coral with my husband for 29 years, and our retirement from law enforcement in the Philadelphia has been well spent her. more »»

Still a tight supply of reasonably-priced Cape homes

September 1, 2017 We are seeing a continuation of several trends regarding the monthly supply of unsold homes currently listed for sale in the Cape Coral single-family home market through the first 7 months of 2017. more »»

Friends general meeting, health programs, art exhibits & more at Cape Library in September

August 25, 2017 Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Cape Coral Library General Membership meeting Saturday, Sept. 23. The morning will begin at 9:30 a.m. with some coffee, juice and light snacks. more »»

Muscovy duck

August 25, 2017 The Muscovy duck, a wild native of Central America and northern South America, is one of only two domesticated birds that have come out of the New World (the other being the Mexican wild turkey). more »»



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