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Velia G Ritzer, age 91, of Cape Coral, FL joined her beloved husband and soulmate Fred J Ritzer in heaven on February 28, 2018. ... Velia grew up in a musical household and never lost her love for music, she was a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony Society and greatly enjoyed the concerts.
The student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida headed to Southwest Florida to have their voices heard. Students spoke at a Constitution Revision Commission meeting at The Westin in Cape Coral, demanding action. They want an assault weapons ban to ...

Back home in Cape Coral, Ricky's mom Suzanne Orlando is excited about her son's next chance at stardom. "Ricky was always the one with the microphone," said Orlando, "It's so fun to see him live his dream." Manning's Southwest Florida support team is also ready to watch. "I watched American Idol ...
The Cape Coral Police Department is on scene at NE 5th Avenue and Pine Island Lane to conduct a death investigation. Several residents have contacted our newsroom Wednesday morning with reports of a body in the road, but Police have not confirmed anything yet. Fox 4 has a crew at the scene and ...
(AP) - Florida would fully ban texting while driving under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House voted 112-2 Thursday for the legislation even though it's unclear if the measure will make to Gov. Rick Scott due to opposition in the Senate. Currently, Florida law says texting by noncommercial drivers is ...
Cape Coral police arrested a man during a traffic stop where they found several drugs in his car. Edward Mitchell was stopped for speeding along Cape Coral Parkway East. A K-9 unit smelled drugs leading to a search of the car. police discovered cocaine, prescription painkillers, and anabolic steroids in ...

Cape Coral Police later caught up with Steven Grisales, the man accused of the attack, at his mother's home. He pretended to be asleep. "To just go crazy on a driver for no apparent reason, you know, who knows what went on in his mind," questioned a nearby resident, Michelle Beale. Police had the same ...
The Clearwater-based craft beer maker took over the former Cape Coral Brewing Co. space at 839 Miramar St. in the south Cape in December, transforming it into a place for selling Big Storm's popular Arcus IPA, Wavemaker Amber Ale, Tropic Pressure Florida Ale and more. It has a grand-opening ...
Baty was last seen by his grandmother, walking on foot at 11:30 p.m. Friday evening wearing a black hoodie with North Nicholas High School printed on the front, gray track pants, a black and red T-shirt and black shoes. Police say Baty could be in the company of a white 17-year-old female, Cristina A.
CareerSource Southwest Florida will host a job fair for Burlington on Thursday and Friday at 4150 Ford Street Extension in Fort Myers. Times are 9 ... to impress. Jim Wall, spokesman for CareerSource Southwest Florida, said the Cape Coral location should help Burlington's hiring in a tight labor market.
Lee County high school students walked out of class at noon Wednesday in support of the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. students at Riverdale and Lehigh Senior high schools left classes at 10 a.m. Students at other Lee County schools -- Cape Coral, ...
The quality of seawalls in Cape Coral continues to make headlines after hundreds were damaged following Hurricane Irma. The damage should be a warning for future home buyers and builders. When Lisa Lamb moved to Cape Coral, she knew she wanted waterfront property. "It's just paradise," Lamb ...
You might if they were Florida burrowing owls. They've set up housekeeping in some of Cape Coral's nicest neighborhoods. "When you see them, you just want to take care of them," said Greg Borchardt, a Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife volunteer who checks on burrows throughout the city. These pint-sized ...
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing and endangered South Florida 8-year-old, along with two adults who may be with her. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Juliet Odierna was last seen along Oasis Boulevard in Cape Coral. She's described as a 4-foot-3 and 80 pounds, ...
Cape Coral, FLa. - A crackdown on card skimmers will be discussed during Monday's Cape Coral city council meeting. The city will be reviewing an ordinance ... Across the state, 613 card skimmers were uncovered in 2017, according to the Florida Department of agriculture and consumer Services which ...
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Cape Coral, Florida man is in search of his missing snake, which he insists is very friendly. Craig said his Colombian Red Tail Boa escaped earlier this week in the North Cape Industrial Park area. The snake is described to be 8 1/2 feet long. Craig said the snake is very docile ...
A Cape Coral woman was charged with driving under the influence after a crash on Hancock Bridge Parkway that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist and serious injuries to the motorcyclist's passenger Friday night. A Cape Coral police report said Leslie W. Burden, 71, was driving a 2016 purple ...

Through good times and bad, the factors driving the Southwest Florida market remain the same: water, warmth and way of life, as Grimes puts it. So when one of those is compromised, such as icky water flowing down the river and into the gulf due to discharges from Lake Okeechobee, potential buyers take ...
A full-page ad in the Fort Myers News-Press in 1962 listed 15 "facts" about the contribution of the gulf American Land Corp. to the people and future of Florida. Although nine of these "contributions" were to the sole benefit of the GALC, six were to the benefit of…at least this corner of…Florida. 1. Facts one ...
Cape Coral police arrested a 16-year-old boy Thursday on charges of burglary and grand theft. Jameson Topps was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center when police found at least three stolen car key fobs in his bedroom during a search. Topps' mother consented to the search after ...
And these classic pizzerias, seven of my current favorites from throughout Southwest Florida*, can help. *No, this is not a definitive list. It's a list thrown together by a critic who eats way too much and likes making lists. I could easily quadruple this list, but don't have the space (and I'm on deadline). Please ...
Cape Coral, FLa. (WFLA/NBC) - A Cape Coral man showed off his not-so-good cartwheel skills during a sobriety test. A police officer's body camera recorded the man's antics. An employee called 911 after finding the man slumped over the wheel in the drive-thru of a Cape Coral McDonald's.
Zac Burch, government Affairs and Communications manager with the Florida Department of Transportation, said building direct access would cost more than $75 million. Some residents argue the money is worth it since Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida and the eleventh largest city in ...
A Cape Coral man was arrested for DUI after a McDonald's employee found the man slumped over the wheel at the drive through on Pine Island Road. Officers said they knew 30-year-old Christopher Bidzinski from an incident the night before where they had to take him home. He told police he had been ...
A representative from Florida's Ethics Commission said there is no probable cause that former Cape Coral mayor Marni Sawicki broke the law when she accepted gifts from a city vendor with whom she was romantically involved. In a document submitted to the commission on Jan. 29, an advocate from the ...
LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man who started his football journey on the fields of Southwest Florida has helped bring Philadelphia its first Super Bowl win. Jaylen Watkins, a Cape Coral high school graduate, was on the field Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl ...
The Florida Department of agriculture said the number of credit card skimmers found at gas stations statewide has tripled. Six hundred ... The latest one was found at the 7-Eleven on Cape Coral Parkway. A customer ... That bluetooth skimmer was reported to the Cape Coral police Department. Identity theft ...
The two-day ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood and music Festival kicks off Saturday with clams, clams and more clams with a side of jams by eight bands. The festival at the German-American Club includes arts and crafts, fresh seafood, live music, demonstrations, contests and kids games and rides, ...
The Cape Coral City Council has spent $6.25 million on Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, but they say it's not enough. Monday, city management will request authorization to spend $7.6 million more. The City of Cape Coral estimates that they will spend more than $17.6 million for total recovery. Residents ...
Keith and Heidi donated money to the Cape Coral Community Foundation to sponsor ECHO Global farm into the Nonprofit Membership Program, staff and volunteer development program to help Southwest Florida nonprofits build relationships with national corporate, family and private foundations. Due to ...
It's that time of year again, Florida's dry season, and Cape Coral residents are being reminded by the city to follow its lawn watering schedule to avoid water shortages and drought. The city of Cape Coral mandates how and when you are allowed to water your landscape, as lack of rainfall during the dry ...
The City of Cape Coral is urging residents to follow a watering schedule for irrigation purposes. A lack of rainfall in November and December impacted the city's irrigation supply, so residents need to be conserving water to prevent tighter restrictions, city officials said. According to the city's public affairs ...
It's that time of year again, Florida's dry season, and Cape Coral residents are being reminded by the city to follow the lawn watering schedule to avoid water shortages and drought. The city of Cape Coral mandates how and when you are allowed to water your landscape, as lack of rainfall during the dry ...
In a city of nearly 180,000 people, the one thing Cape Coral desperately needed was a place to hold conventions, business meetings, wedding or anniversary parties and much more. On Friday, city dignitaries, business leaders and hotel staff were at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village to ...
The North Carolina-based company has four other store locations in Southwest Florida. Two stores are in Naples, ... Recently, Coralwood Center's developer told the city officials that The Fresh market had re-submitted design plans for their Cape Coral location, thus halting construction. Many locals like ...
Cape Coral police were searching for a man they believe robbed the Bank of the Ozarks on Monday morning. police described the suspect as an older white male, between 40 and 50, about 6 feet tall. He has salt-and-pepper hair and was wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt and had a Steelers cap. Police ...
police said the man looked as if he had cotton balls or gauze stuffed in his mouth. He passed a note to the teller, demanding money and claiming to have a weapon, though he didn't show one. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cape Coral police ...
A Cape Coral homeowner in the northwest part of the city caught a man dumping a truckload of concrete in a vacant lot next door. When he saw he was being watched, the mystery man hauled out of the area fast. According to Lee County, nothing has been done with the lot on the corner of Northwest 30th ...
In discussing Cape Coral, people often comment on the fact that the Cape has no "downtown." Its commercial center is traditionally considered to be the first developed commercial area in the southwest area of the city. But newcomers still look around and ask, "But, where's downtown?" There are ...
Cape Coral police arrested a man accused of road rage that ended in a crash Saturday afternoon. A witness at the scene said the crash happened along Chiquita Boulevard South, between Cape Coral Parkway and SW 32nd Terrace. The witness reported the man, who appeared to be around 60, was ...
Florida cancer Specialists & Research Institute has announced that medical oncologist Gamini S. Soori, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCP, CPE, has joined the statewide practice and will be practicing at three locations: Fort Myers Colonial, at 8931 Colonial Center, Suite, 200, Fort Myers, FL, 33905; Cape Coral Cay ...
For the past 46 years, Frey & Son Homes has been building homes in Cape Coral, Marco Island and across Southwest Florida. Located at 27293 J C Lane in Bonita Springs, ... The company office is at 900 S.W. Pine Island Rd #202, Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information, call 239-210-0455 or visit ...
Cape Coral police Department officials said they found Deputy Dean Bardes dead in his home Tuesday. He was 48. No foul play is suspected, according to the police department. In November 2016, Bardes was confronted by a man on I-75 and beaten to the ground. Bardes was helping the Florida ...
Fifty-one restaurant reviews, 52 #3Tweets reviews, 30-some best-of lists -- I ate a lot this year. I dine out so often that restaurants tend to blend together; a fleeting memory of twirled pasta here, a slurp of soup or a crunch of bread there. But not these restaurants. These 14 restaurants, chosen strictly from my ...
A man was caught firing his gun into cars at one of Cape Coral's busiest New Year's Eve celebrations. police arrested John Brinley for the crime that could have endangered hundreds of people Sunday night. It turns out he had a permit to have the gun concealed while he walked around festivities at Cape ...
A man that was caught on video walking up to a Cape Coral home and taking a picture of the front door before walking away caused concerns for neighbors. However, it turns out, the man was just doing his job. He's a subcontractor for a legitimate company and was taking the picture to perform a routine ...
The second death happened around four hours later along Pine Island Road in Cape Coral when a woman walking in the bike lane was struck by a pickup. ... Trooper Kenneth Watson, a spokesman for the Florida highway patrol, said there is a direct connection between the rising number of fatal crashes ...
After receiving a Christmas card in the mail with a $200 check inside, the man turned to facebook to find the rightful owner. Alexandra Konikow, the intended card recipient, said her grandfather likely mailed her annual card to a former address. She said she can't remember as she's still dealing with the ...
Cape Coral police are looking for two men they said broke into a home, kicked a woman and got away with cash. According to the police report, the woman was sleeping in her living room when two masked men barged into her NE 11th Terrace home and demanded money. The woman gave them more ...
Whether you're looking for a smaller get-together or the city's largest New Year's Eve celebration, Cape Coral has you covered Sunday night. At Cape Harbour, Fathoms Restaurant and Bar, Safe harbor and The French Press keep things lively with midnight fireworks, a 170-foot illuminated ball drop, live ...


 

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