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Police finish downtown Cape Coral bar hours study

news-press.com — Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency will review a study by the Cape Coral Police Department at its next regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7. Business owners on the South Cape Community Redevelopment Citizen's Advisory Board wanted to try out a one-year pilot extended bar hours program. CCPD staff analyzed the public safety impact.
Oct 01, 2014

Police finish downtown Cape Coral bar hours study newspr.es/1vyHr66 via @thenewspress #swfl

Go go gadget love: Local chefs share favorite tools

news-press.com — From $2 tongs to pasta machines that can cost as much as small cars, area chefs share the gadgets they just can't live without. It was love at first sight. My relationship with my cutting board started 11 years ago, when I peeled the cellophane from the hefty, wooden slab.
Oct 01, 2014

Chefs dish on the gadgets they love, the gizmos they can't get through service without news-press.com/story/life/foo… #SWFL #NPTaste

Oct 01, 2014

RT @OsteriaTulia: TY to @ATometich for the article about #SWFL chefs & their favorite kitchen gadgets. Guess which one our chef chose? http…

Buckingham teen wins rodeo model search

news-press.com — Eighteen-year-old Buckingham bull rider Jacob Walker got the votes he needed to win the NRS High School Rodeo model search. But this Riverdale High School senior is much more than a pretty face, as The News-Press readers and viewers learned Monday.
Oct 01, 2014

Congrats! Buckingham teen wins rodeo model search newspr.es/1vxA8M4 via @thenewspress @a_b_w_

Tom Scott's replacement in governor's hands

news-press.com — The line of succession for the seat of Lee County School Board member Thomas Scott - who died Friday - is fairly clear: the Florida Constitution supersedes state election laws. As a result, Gov. Rick Scott gets to appoint his replacement.

Naples council to discuss medical marijuana ban

news-press.com — Naples City Council will debate a proposed ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries
Oct 01, 2014

City of #Naples FL tentatively bans med #pot dispensaries, treatment centers @NCIAorg @HIGH_TIMES_Mag @MMJBizDaily newspr.es/1v62Ukq

Oct 01, 2014

City of #Naples tentatively bans med #pot dispensaries, treatment centers; public hearing, final vote Oct. 15. newspr.es/1v62Ukq

live-chat-professor-homework

news-press.com — Visit news-press.com at 4 p.m. Wednesday for a live chat about homework with Kimberly McDowell, an associate professor of reading at Florida Gulf Coast University. McDowell, who works in the college of education's department of curriculum and instruction, will answer questions about homework, reading assignments, study strategies and other education topics.
Oct 01, 2014

IN 5 MINUTES: Homework expert offers tips and discussion in a live chat today at 4 p.m.: newspr.es/YP2Rii #swfl #parenting

Oct 01, 2014

I'm moderating a live chat at 4 pm EST about homework - why teachers give it, why kids hate it & more. news-press.com/story/news/edu…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @FloridaTalk: SW Florida Live chat at 4 p.m. Wednesday: college homework newspr.es/YP2Rii via @thenewspress

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Wave of mid-skill jobs coming to Lee County

Oct 01, 2014

Wave of mid-skill jobs coming to Lee County newspr.es/1vvvga8 via @thenewspress

Oct 01, 2014

Wave of mid-skill jobs coming to Fort Myers-Cape Coral area - more than 5,000 newspr.es/1vvvga8 via @thenewspress @DickHogan

Oct 01, 2014

Middle-skill job picture in southwest Florida, part of our @USATODAY "Where the Jobs are" package ow.ly/C9Bbp