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What does it mean to go through ‘probate?’

August 22, 2014 QUESTION: I have heard the term “probate” but I’m not really sure what it means. Does every family go through this when someone dies? My uncle recently died and my cousin says he is the executor. more »»

Are you ready for fall gardening?

August 15, 2014 Nationwide, urban gardening is the latest rage, back to our roots, literally. more »»

Estate will have to go through probate

August 15, 2014 QUESTION: My husband and I are having a disagreement. He says that if we have wills, our estate will not have to go through the probate process. more »»

Title problems are varied and numerous

August 8, 2014 QUESTION: My husband and I are buying a house that we know has been in the sellers' family for decades. We are tempted to skip the title search and not bother with buying title insuranc. more »»

Make a few changes this month

August 8, 2014 The last 10 days of heat and copious amounts of rainfall, setting new records, have been somewhat of a nuisance not only to gardeners and livestock but also to the many tourists who must decide... more »»

There are only 33 days till Labor Day!

August 1, 2014 Why think about Labor Day right now? Well, sometimes it helps to know all the past July heat is over and we only have a few hot and humid days left to struggle with. more »»

What's the difference between a foreclosure and a short sale?

August 1, 2014 QUESTION: I'm hearing a lot about short sales and given the number of foreclosures I see in the newspapers, I'd like to know more. more »»

Guest column: Options for Medicare Supplemental Coverage

July 29, 2014 By RON?POLLACK Families USA Medicare health coverage is fairly comprehensive. But if you need a lot of care, Medicare can leave you with significant out-of-pocket costs. more »»

Improving your health through forest bathing

July 25, 2014 On our way to the Farmer’s Market, I was telling my oldest daughter that I knew what I would write about this week — forest bathin. more »»

Summer programs at library produce 'standing room only’

July 25, 2014 Exceptional program selections brought kids and teens streaming into the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library this summer. more »»

When remodeling older buildings, following EPA regulations a must

July 25, 2014 QUESTION: Our condo association is in the process of remodeling the community building at the pool. It was built in 1975 and hasn’t been updated since then. more »»

Black olive: South Florida’s ‘shady lady’

July 18, 2014 I noticed an ad in the paper, selling shady ladies … In my younger years, the definition of a shady lady was one of ill-reput. more »»

Owner’s condo fees delinquencies should not impact renter

July 18, 2014 QUESTION: My husband and I rent a condo. We like the owners who have been nice to us but they mentioned that they are having trouble paying condo fees and have fallen behind. more »»

Crape myrtle: heat tolerant, long-lasting blooms

July 11, 2014 There really is a great tree that produces beautiful long-lasting blooms from now until fall. more »»

Sale of tax certificates

July 11, 2014 QUESTION: I have seen notices in the newspaper about the sale of properties that are delinquent in the payment of property taxes but I have never understood the process of acquiring a home this way. more »»

It’s official! We have it all — summer heat, storms, mosquitoes ...

July 4, 2014 Summer is officially here — as well as more heat, more rainfall, more thunder and lightning, pesky and sometimes dangerous mosquitoes, more rapid growth of everything planted and to be planted. more »»

A contract is a contract …

July 4, 2014 QUESTION: We have had almost a complete turnover in the board of our condo association. more »»

One potato, two potato, sweet potato, more

June 27, 2014 No, I’m not trying to find out who is it. We are trying to plant sweet potatoes in Trafalgar Middle School’s garden. We know we cannot use store bought potatoes to get the eye sprouts to plan. more »»

July programs set at Northwest Regional Library

June 27, 2014   Next month’s roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:   ADULT English Café 10:30 a.m. more »»

Meetings, meetings, meetings … how to keep members informed

June 27, 2014 QUESTION: I’m new to our condo board and my head is spinning with the requirements about notice for the many types of meetings. more »»



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