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.

October 2017 Around Town

Marvin Development has broken ground on a new home in the Funky Fish House Village at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. This one-of-a-kind neighborhood of waterfront Key West-style beach cottages includes 18 single family homes that incorporate the luxury and laid-back ambiance of coastal living in Southwest Florida. Home and home site packages start at $650,000.

September 2017 Around Town

Storm Smart Industries presented a check to the Collier County Honor Flight for $25,900 to benefit local veterans. The check was presented at the Red, White & Boom! Event held on July 4 in Cape Coral. Collier County’s Honor Flight program provides local veterans transport to Washington, D.C. to visit World War II and Korean War memorials that honor their…

August 2017 Around Town

Partnering together, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties (Habitat) and Aubuchon Homes built a new single family home in one week during the nationwide Home Builders Blitz week, June 5-9, 2017. The new three bedroom, two bath house was started on June 3 and completed on June 9. It will provide a family of four a safe and…

July 2017 Around Town

In 1967 the Cape Coral New Resident Club was established to give newcomers the opportunity to exchange ideas and form friendships. This social-only tradition continues today in this, our 50th year. Membership is open to anyone who has resided in Cape Coral for three years or less. If you’ve been here longer than that, you can still join the NRC-…