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August 18, 2017 The longest known cottonmouth specimen was taken from the Dismal Swamp of Virginia and measured 74 inches. The Florida average is half of that, at approximately 36 inches. more »»


August 18, 2017 School has started; I’m going back to school, Trafalgar Middle School. Not out in the garden, but in the classroom of Al Piotter, he is the teacher that teaches gardening to the students. more »»

TRIM notices are in the mail

August 18, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I received a “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” today in the mail for my house. First, I really don’t know what to do with this or the information. more »»

It’s taking longer to sell Cape homes and condos

August 18, 2017 In this weekly column, we have generally focused our analysis of the Cape Coral real estate market on the statistics for median sales prices, along with the number of homes sold and the monthly... more »»

Real Estate Briefs

August 18, 2017 Boenker joins GATES Construction as senior superintendent GATES Construction has announced the addition of Mark Boenker as senior superintendent. more »»

August is here again

August 11, 2017 “And from the hot field's farthest edge The cricket’s soft refrain With mellow accent tells the tale That August’s here again. more »»

Cancelled construction conundrum

August 11, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: Last year my husband and I came to Cape Coral and visited several model homes. We decided to build a custom home with a local builder on a lot we already owne. more »»

Unsold supply of Cape condos varies widely by type

August 11, 2017 In analyzing the Cape Coral residential real estate market, it would be much easier for us to provide a single, general overview of our market conditions, and leave it at that. more »»

Turkey vulture

August 11, 2017 The turkey vulture is one of the easiest birds to spot in Florida. All you really have to do is look up. more »»

Draining the garden

August 4, 2017 Garden drainage is a full-time problem nowadays. Tall floating pentas and galliardia are not happy. more »»

Cape Coral condo market 2017 mid-year review

August 4, 2017 In the overall Cape Coral condominium market, there were 50 condos sold in June, which was 4. more »»

Relax, it’s summer

July 28, 2017 I looked in my Oxford Desk Thesaurus, the perfect resource for home, school and office. I guess other newspaper columnists depend on a different boo. more »»

A ‘comedy’ of errors for buyers

July 28, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: What should we do? We made an offer on what we view as our dream home on a gulf access canal very near the river. It was accepted, and provided for a 15-day inspection period. more »»

Cape’s summer supply of unsold homes is tightening

July 28, 2017 In analyzing the Cape Coral real estate market, one of the statistics we discuss on a regular basis is the monthly inventory, or what we refer to as the supply of unsold homes currently listed for... more »»

Meet an author, plan effective doctor visits, art and more at Cape Library in August

July 21, 2017 Meet J. Eric Booker, author of “The Making” & “The Swords of the Sultan” Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. — Author . more »»

Welcome to Giving Together: the Cape Coral giving circle movement

July 21, 2017 We’re thrilled to welcome you to Giving Together, a new initiative of the Cape Coral Community Foundation which has formed in response to the growing giving circles movement. more »»

Air potatoes

July 21, 2017 By JOYCE COMINGORE They’re coming — the invasion of the territory snatchers. Years ago, a gardening friend asked me if I wanted a beautiful vine with heart shaped leaves. more »»

House can be sold without consent of ex-husband

July 21, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I  was married in 2010 and purchased a home in Cape Coral. It was in my own name, and I used my family’s money to purchase the house. Later, my husband and I moved into the house. more »»

Solid first half numbers in Cape single-family homes

July 21, 2017 In the overall Cape Coral single-family home market, 479 homes were sold in June, which was 5.51 percent more than the 454 homes sold in June 2016, and 4.36 percent above the 459 homes sold in May. more »»

Smog fighters — trees

July 14, 2017 As I lay on the bone density testing table, I looked up at the ceiling. Lit up was a scene of tree tops and the sun shining through. more »»



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