Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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UPC Insurance cancels thousands of homeowner’s policies in Lee County

Florida has become home to a new kind of cancel culture as tens of thousands of homeowners started receiving home insurance cancelation notices.

United Property and Casualty is now the tenth insurance company to go insolvent in the last three years as the company begins notifying 140,000 people, the majority of them in Lee County, that they must find an alternative insurance company.

Senators back mangroves, reef projects

The Florida Senate is moving forward with proposals to better protect mangrove forests and clean up waters where millions of used tires were sunk in the past as part of an artificial-reef project.

The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Monday backed measures to expand rules about mangroves (SB 100) and to address restoration of the artificial Osborne Reef off Broward County.

Feud between Cape Coral neighbors turns into ‘battle of bright lights’

The battle of luminosity across the canal in Cape Coral continues.

One man took took matters into his own hands after asking his neighbors across the canal to turn off their lights. However, his neighbors on the other side are not a fan of the new strobe lights he set up.

Two teens arrested after punching deputies at Lee County Fair

The final weekend of fair festivities can be bittersweet as we cherish our final moments before saying goodbye to the beloved attractions until next year.

For two Fort Myers teens, their last moments inside the 2023 Lee County Fair were memorable for all of the wrong reasons.

Isabelle de Borchgrave brings incredible paper universe to Naples Art Institute

Art Naples Institute will be the first North American venue to host Miradas de Mujeres: Isabelle de Borchgrave and the World of Frida Kahlo.

A new collection and exhibition of paper dresses and environments by the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave (born 1946), which was inspired by the style and house of the Iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).

The exhibit will run from March 4 to June 11.

Today in History

  • 1979 - Voyager 1 reaches Jupiter.

  • 1971 - A thousand U.S. planes bomb Cambodia and Laos.

  • 1935 - Malcolm Campbell sets an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.

  • 1933 - The film King Kong premieres in New York City.

  • 1933 - The board game Monopoly is invented.

  • 1912 - French aviator, Heri Seimet flies non-stop from London to Paris in three hours.

  • 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for the telephone.