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SWFL Military Museum unveils new 'Presidents Room' display

Coinciding with President's Day, the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library unveiled the latest addition to the museum Monday afternoon.

Called the "Presidents Room," the new section of the Cape Coral museum highlights former United States Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Included in the new display are mannequins representing Lincoln and Union General and future President Ulysses S. Grant sitting at a table with Lincoln's wife Mary Todd Lincoln standing beside her husband.

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B-24 flight provides trip back in time for Cape Coral veteran

This past weekend, 93-year-old Cape Coral resident Paul Sanborn had a unique opportunity to turn back the hands of time.

On Saturday, Sanborn, along with eight of his fellow Rotary Club of Cape Coral Rotarians took to the sky in an authentic B-24 aircraft.

Saturday's flight marked over 70 years since Sanborn had flown inside one of the legendary B-24 aircrafts.

In 1942, as the United States was in the midst of World War II, a 20-year-old Paul Sanborn enlisted in the Army Air Corp with the hopes of becoming a pilot.


Yacht Club area median landscaping project underway

Crews recently began work on a median landscaping project extending from the Yacht Club to Cape Coral Parkway. 

The project includes adding new landscaping and installing a high-efficiency irrigation system on Driftwood, Lucerne and Coronado parkways. The city council approved the $137,000 project in January. 

The median work is being done by city contractor, Tony’s Landscaping, who recently began demo work on the project. Most of the existing landscaping will be removed to meet current sight distance criteria, and enhance driver safety and visibility along these roads.  

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Hancock Bridge/Cultural Park intersection paving repairs scheduled for Sunday night

Road repairs will cause detours at the intersection of Hancock Bridge Parkway and Cultural Park Boulevard during Sunday evening/Monday morning.

Community Asphalt will be making minor pavement repairs to the intersection Sunday, February 12. The work will begin at 7:00pm and conclude no later than 5:00am on Monday, February 13.

The city says the nighttime work schedule will enable the contractor to complete the improvements more quickly and in a safer environment with less traffic disruption. 


Colorful quilts bring comfort to local veterans

Quilt Lovers Hangout in North Fort Myers, hosted the only registered for Quilts of Valor National Sew Day event in our area this past weekend.

For the event, over 20 men and women from the local community gathered this past Saturday to make colorful quilt tops and layers that will ultimately be given to locally nominated veterans.


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