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Report: Academic success lower in charter schools

June 16, 2009 The Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University released Monday the first-ever national report on the effectiveness of charter schools. more »»

Fla. program aims to prevent crimes against the elderly

June 16, 2009 Seniors are some of the most vulnerable members of society. They are often taken advantage of in a myriad of ways, with criminals preying on everything from their finances to their personal safety. more »»

Forensic CPA calls certification handy in current economy

June 16, 2009 In unsteady economic times, experts estimate that there will be more and more fraud in accounting practices with thefts at businesses and in divorce cases. Occupational fraud cases in U.S. more »»

Churches team up on ‘Celebrate Jesus Mission’

June 16, 2009 Residents may see a lot of people dressed in red shirts knocking on doors starting Saturday as part of a group church mission walk. more »»

Cape Police arrest two suspects in Friday home invasion

June 14, 2009 Cape Coral Police have arrested two suspects and charged them in connection with a reported home invasion Friday morning at 607 SE 46th Terrace. more »»

Cape honors stars and stripes on Flag Day

June 14, 2009 Since 1916 Americans have celebrated Flag Day to honor the stars and stripes of Old Glory. more »»

Next Leadership Cape Coral class forming

June 14, 2009 In 1993, the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral opened the doors to the inner workings of the city through a program called Leadership Cape Coral. more »»

A different way to look at ‘Hurricane Season’

June 14, 2009 The colorful Lovegrove Gallery and Garden can hardly be missed while driving through Matlacha. more »»

Cape kids reel in fun at weekend fishing derby

June 14, 2009 The pier at the Cape Coral Yacht Club was bustling with young anglers participating in the “Kids All American Fishing Derby” on Saturday morning. more »»

Locals can replace old flags for free at Flag Day ceremony

June 12, 2009 A day for Americans to celebrate and show respect for the country’s flag, Flag Day is also a time of ceremony, one in which old, tattered American flags are burned and replaced by new one. more »»

Local groups praise passage of Senate bill in Florida

June 12, 2009 Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law Senate Bill 1122 — a piece of legislation that forces insurers to bill a patient’s physician directly — Wednesday. more »»

Annual youth fishing derby set

June 12, 2009 School is out and summer is in full swing for the youth in Cape Coral and across Southwest Florida. more »»

Florida’s Blood Centers seeking summer donations

June 12, 2009 Florida’s Blood Centers, an independent blood collection company, is asking Lee County residents to donate blood this summer. more »»

Kickoff set for 13th Annual MangoMania

June 12, 2009 Each year, MangoMania attracts thousands of revelers to the German American Club for a weekend of fun activities and celebration of tropical fruit. more »»

Man claims he was beaten, robbed at home

June 12, 2009 A Cape Coral man was pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint of cash and prescription drugs in his home Monday evening, he told police. more »»

Local school year comes to end

June 11, 2009 Another school year in Cape Coral, and across Lee County, came to an end Wednesday. Teachers spent the day packing up their classrooms while students excitedly planned their vacations. more »»

Cape-Fort Myers area foreclosures down in May

June 11, 2009 Foreclosures fell in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area in May, with one in every 82 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing, down from the one in every 57 units that received a filing in... more »»

Teachers, district support staff give contracts support

June 11, 2009 After a two-day voting process, teachers and support personnel ratified both versions of their tentative contracts late Wednesday night. more »»

Islands chamber of commerce reacts to proposed toll hikes

June 11, 2009 If it was looking for a fight, the Lee County Department of Transportation has certainly found one. The opponent: the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Program helps senior residents avoid schemes

June 11, 2009 Every day hundreds of Southwest Florida seniors fall victim to financial fraud. Criminals often mislead seniors into making risky investments, including annuities and reverse mortgages. more »»



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