Sanibel Police Chief Dalton has released a public health message this weekend giving important advice on social distancing and best practices to avoid spreading the Coronavirus. Sanibel now has four confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, and Captiva has a single confirmed case, according to a report released on Saturday by the Florida Department of Health. Police Chief Bill Dalton shared an...
Cape Coral Veterans Day Parade
The City of Cape Coral has canceled its new "drive-in" Veterans Day parade due to expected rain from Tropical Storm Eta. Wednesday’s audience-participation parade at Sun Splash Family Waterpark had replaced the city’s usual Veterans Day parade. That previous parade was canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The City of Cape Coral Special Events division announced the news yesterday afternoon on Facebook. City...
Lee County Sheriff
Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that killed one person on Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs yesterday. According to FHP, state troopers responded to the deadly crash around 7:21 p.m. at the junction of Hickory Boulevard and Estero Boulevard. A 65-year-old Michigan man was driving a motorcycle northbound on Estero Blvd. approaching a curve when he...
Shell-lovers from all over the world make pilgrimages to Sanibel Island, which is considered one of the best shelling spots in the world. Sanibel’s beaches, protected by a broad underwater shelf perfect for gently receiving deliveries from shell-laden currents, are carpeted with tiny, perfect pastel coquinas and false angel wings. Collecting them has become a favourite pastime for many...
''We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.'' Whether or not Edison uttered these famous words, his invention of the world's first light bulb transformed towns, villages and homes. Fast forward 140 years and every December, light bulbs transform many residential streets in Florida. Where better to celebrate this festival of lights than the...
The Cape Coral Police Department has over 250 sworn officers and 93 civilian staff, dedicated to keeping the community safe. The Department has a number of units: Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, K9, Aviation, Marine, and others, to serve the varied needs of the Cape Coral community. These departments sometimes cross-train to enhance operational capabilities. This is especially true of the K-9 unit. And so...
A $20,000 reward is being offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for information that leads to civil penalties or a criminal arrest following the death of a dolphin which had been shot in the head. "These cases can rarely be solved without the public, people coming forward and saying they might have seen something, and we can follow...
It was scheduled to open in January, but permit delays and a global pandemic delayed the opening of SW Florida's only cat café to June. Last week, however, the Gulf Coast Town Center café was finally able opened its doors and welcome its first customers. The Cattyshack Cafe is a coffee shop and lounge with a separated area (Mulligan Room) dedicated...
The clean up has begun after a huge fire on Friday which engulfed thousands of rental cars in a storage area next to Southwest Florida International Airport. The fire was in an area where extra rental cars are parked and none of the cars were occupied. Witnesses saw and heard multiple small explosions, flames jumping high in the air and...
Fort Myers is to become the newest Fringe festival location in the United States, and has unveiled a diverse and ambitious programme of shows for April this year. The Fringe story dates back to 1947, when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the (then newly formed) Edinburgh International Festival, an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the...