Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Cape Coral residents concerned for neighbor living in rat-infested home

One neighborhood in southeast Cape Coral is concerned about a homeowner who lives in a rat-infested house.

According to the City website an inspection has been done.

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Three high-rise condos coming to downtown Fort Myers skyline

Downtown Fort Myers is about to get a whole lot taller. The city is getting several new high-rise condo buildings.

The projects have been in the works for years. While Hurricane Ian set things back a bit, the project is moving forward, and a total of three new condos will be added to the city’s skyline.

Lighthouse of SWFL to hold unique sensory dining experience, benefit

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida will be holding its “Dining in the Dark” event on Saturday, April 22, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers.

This event is a unique sensory awareness and dining experience providing guests with a first-hand glimpse into the challenges of living with blindness or low vision while raising much-needed funds to achieve Lighthouse of SWFL’s mission of providing vision rehabilitation and independence for those we are privileged to serve.

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Family’s hydroponic venture takes root in Naples

The future of farming may be taking place at Naples Fresh on Immokalee Road.

The family-owned hydroponic farm uses recirculated water, state-of-the-art technology and science to grow lettuce in two huge greenhouses sitting on one acre.

Their year-round production in a climate and pest-controlled environment exceeds farms planting in dirt.

Forecast: chilly with a few showers to start Wednesday morning

It’s chilly, cloudy, and we’ll track some patches of very light rain spreading in from the gulf at times.

A brisk northerly breeze will make the air feel a few degrees chillier, so it might be a good idea to grab a light jacket on the way out the door.

Click here to watch Meteorologist Jason Dunning’s forecast!

Today in History

  • 1968 - The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.

  • 1956 - The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, takes place on Broadway.

  • 1955 - The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.

  • 1934 - Henry Ford restores the $5-a-day wage.

  • 1892 - New York State unveils the new automatic ballot voting machine.

  • 1493 - Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World.