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Cape Coral News & Notes (Mar.1, 2017)

Every Wednesday, CapeCoral.com brings our readers information, upcoming events, recent hires, promotions, and more from area businesses, clubs, and organizations.

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Cape Coral in Pictures: South Cape Mardi Gras Trolley Event 2017

For those who couldn’t wait until Tuesday, or couldn’t make it to New Orleans, this weekend provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras here locally as the South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Associations (SCHEA) hosted their annual South Cape Mardi Gras Trolley Event.

On Saturday evening, the city's Entertainment District was filled with people, food, drinks, and of course beads.

Tue
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5 Things To Know from Joint City Council/ Charter School Board Meeting

On Monday evening, the city council and the city municipal charter school governing board held a joint meeting at City Hall.

The meeting comes after months of contentious back and forth between the two bodies regarding the future of the municipal charter school system.

To help resolve the issues, on December 12, the city council approved the city manager, city auditor, city attorney, and city staff to conduct a financial analysis to determine the projected financial future of the school system.

Tue
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Cape Coral in Pictures: Taste of the Cape/ Symphony at Sunset 2017

Over the weekend the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral and the Gulf Coast Symphony partnered to bring the fourth annual Taste of the Cape/Symphony at Sunset to Cape Coral.

The event filled Four Freedoms Park to near capacity, as an estimated ten thousand people came out to enjoy an afternoon of food and live music.

Over 20 restaurants participated in this year's event bringing with them a wide range of dining options for those in attendance to enjoy. In addition to serving the food, the restaurants were also judged with the following winning this year's awards:

Mon
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CCPD Traffic Enforcement Update (Feb. 28)

The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit is providing this notice as part of their continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education.

These daily notices (Monday-Friday) will identify possible locations that the department are conducting enforcement operations and results from the previous day's operation.

All is being done by the department to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roads here in Cape Coral.

Mon
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On the Agenda: Cape Coral City Council COW Meeting Preview (Feb. 27)

Tonight the city council will hold its first Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting of 2017.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. The meeting is open to the public.

COW meetings differ from the city council's regular meeting in that COW meetings focus on a few specific items and issues rather than a full agenda of items. Also, no votes on issues or items are taken during the meeting; rather the city council will focus on discussion of those items to prepare for future voting.

Mon
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Matt Sinclair begins term as 2017 CCCIA president

On January 1, Cape Coral builder Matt Sinclair began his term as the president of the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association.

Being sworn in at a ceremony held in December, Sinclair becomes the forty-sixth president to preside over the organization that began in 1971.

Sinclair's ascent to the organization's top position was a swift one after joining the CCCIA only four years ago, "

Mon
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Cape Coral in Pictures: Burrowing Owl Festival 2017

On Saturday, February 25, the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife held their annual Cape Coral Burrowing Owl Festival.

With over 1,000 nesting pair and 2,500 burrows, Cape Coral is home to the largest population of Burrowing Owls in Florida.

Held at Rotary Park, the Burrowing Owl Festival provides a day filled with animals, plants, interactive displays, seminars, and more, all intended to educate those in attendance on all that Cape Coral has to offer in the way of nature.

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CCPD Traffic Enforcement Update (Feb. 27)

The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit is providing this notice as part of their continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education.

These daily notices (Monday-Friday) will identify possible locations that the department are conducting enforcement operations.

All is being done by the department to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roads here in Cape Coral.

Fri
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Feb
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Median lighting, sponsorship grants, project updates discussed at CRA meeting

The South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is moving forward with a project to place decorative lighting in the median of Cape Coral Parkway.

During a meeting held Tuesday evening, the CRA Board of Commissioners voted unanimously (commissioner Rick Williams was absent from the meeting and did not cast a vote) to install warm, white LED lights on trees in the median from Del Prado Blvd. to Coronado Pkwy.

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