What to Wear: Cape Coral Edition

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  A lot of people probably assume the uniform of Cape Coral is shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops year-round. In reality, many Cape Coral residents absolutely love fashion and enjoy shopping for the latest styles and trends.  Just in time for Vogue’s famous annual September issue, we found some of the best fashion looks right…

A Closet Fit for a Social Media Queen

 Article Submitted by Closet Factory | Photography Ashley Hafstead/ChicvilleUSA.com  “It’s the little things that really took my closet over the top.”—Ashley Hafstead  Professional photographer and style blogger Ashley Hafstead considers her closet not just a place to hang her extensive wardrobe. For Ashley, her closet is a retreat where she can admire her coveted and specially curated collection of clothes…

Season of Style

We’ve all had that moment when our closet is full but we can’t find a single thing to wear. Whether it’s too big, too small, or just plain last season, the perfect outfit can be difficult to find. It’s no wonder, too. Our style is the first thing the rest of the world sees, and … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Cape Coral Author Wins Prestigious Literary Award Local author and teacher Jaclyn Howell’s new children’s novel, “From Riches to Rags,” has been awarded Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in three different categories. The book aims to help young children deal with entitlement and bullying. “I am so honored and excited to win not just one, but … Continued

Business Card Exchange at Supercuts

For the early birds, the Chamber of Commerce's Business Card Exchange is designed for those who cannot get away midday or for those looking for early morning networking from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The June event was hosted by Supercuts on Pine Island Road.

Jazz Up Your Shrimp

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  There was a good chance Slate’s—the popular New Orleans-inspired restaurant and jazz club tucked a block off Cape Coral Parkway—might have never happened.  “We came to Cape Coral to retire,” says Nancy Cotter, co-owner of the restaurant with her husband, Allan. “We thought we were ready to relax, slow down our pace and…

Getting FUNky for a Great Cause

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  IBERIABANK and PACE Center for Girls of Lee County hosted the FUNky Fashion Show event in June at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The sold-out fashion show featured one-of-a-kind pieces—made completely from recycled or repurposed items—created by individuals and businesses.  “ToniRae Hurley from IBERIABANK came to us about four years ago, and she had…

The Art of the Beard

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Beards seem to be more popular than ever. Everyone from HRH Prince Harry and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to NBA star James Harden and former late-night host David Letterman is sporting facial hair of all varieties. Even Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello rocks a beard.  If you don’t have one, you might not realize beards…

Ribbon Cuttings and More

There is always a lot going on in Cape Coral. Here are some recent snapshots from events all around town.

Cape Coral Loves Animals

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Pets and animals in Cape Coral come in all different shapes and sizes. There are also the amazing people who love and care for them. We set out to get several different stories about the pets and animals and their owners/handlers—and we certainly found some fantastic ones!  The K9 and His Best Friend