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

August 2018 Around Town

Chico’s Dedicates Four Habitat Homes in Two States Longtime community employer Chico’s FAS, Inc. celebrated the dedication of its 43rd sponsored Habitat home in Lee County. It was the company’s second home dedicated locally this spring. As a company, Chico’s believes there is no greater force than women coming together to support each other. It shares Habitat’s … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Atrium at Liberty Park Breaks Ground Developer Aileron Capital Management has begun construction of Atrium at Liberty Park, a senior living community, located at 1321 NE 24th Ave. in Cape Coral. The 110,000-square-foot building will feature 130 apartment homes with supervised independent living, assisted living and memory care options. Residents will enjoy a wide variety of amenities, including … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Amavida Resort Style Living Community Announces New Welcome Center Quadrum Global announced that Amavida, a new resort-style living community, has opened its welcome center and is now accepting deposits. The welcome center is located at 7650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The 32-acre development will provide alternatives through every phase of life and will … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Two teams of local Hurricane Irma survivors have just deployed to respond to the long-term needs of their neighbors in Lee and Collier counties. Project H.O.P.E. provides free, confidential emotional support and resource linkage to individuals, families, groups, businesses and organizations such as faith-based communities, schools and neighborhood associations that are still dealing with the aftermath of the storm.

March 2018 Around Town

 Wright Construction Group Inc. has started construction on the Cape Coral Fire Station #11, located at 1038 Burnt Store Road N. An official groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday, January 11, with Sweet Sparkman Architects, executives from Wright Construction Group and city officials.  

February 2018 Around Town

Florida Skin Center has discovered the first case of malignant melanoma since the launch of the “Get your skin in the game. Check it!” campaign nearly three months ago. Shirisha Vallarapu, a board-certified physician assistant, examined the patient at the Fort Myers location as part of one to three free weekly skin checks provided by the dermatological facility.

January 2018 Around Town

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties achieved a major milestone, building and dedicating their 1,500th home. A special dedication ceremony was held to commemorate the event and celebrate with the Habitat homebuyer, home sponsor Chico’s FAS Inc., Habitat board members, donors and volunteers. During the ceremony, the house keys were handed over to the Habitat homebuyer, Yacnima, who achieved her…

December 2017 Around Town

On Wednesday, October 18, the Cape Coral Community Foundation hosted the inaugural Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly awards luncheon to recognize the efforts of Southwest Florida nonprofits and the accomplishments of nonprofit leaders at an awards ceremony and luncheon. The winners were:

November 2017 Around Town

Storm Smart President and CEO Brian D. Rist announced the company has hired Jeff Koehn as its new director of marketing. Koehn will be responsible for developing and implementing an overall corporate marketing strategy, identifying and tracking key metrics, administering market forecasts, and influencing the development of new products and services that meet market demand and drive revenue.