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-…

June 2017 Around Town

Mary Whitmore celebrated her 103rd birthday at a party given in her honor by the staff of Gulf Coast Village, where she resides. Upon opening her first birthday present, she exclaimed, "Lemon drops! My favorite!" Whitmore's shining, thick white hair and smooth complexion belie her longevity. Her secret: "My mother was a beauty. I had good training. I'm a peaceful…

May 2017 Around Town

“Silence,” a recently released film by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese features a collection of stunning maritime filmology thanks to local captains and marine consultants Lance H. Julian and Harry Julian, co-founders of Pure Florida and Marine Team International. Lance and Harry Julian were behind each water-related scene depicted throughout the film, a 14-month commitment from pre-production to filming a…

April 2017 Around Town

Kids Tag Art is a Program of the Lee County Tax Collector in Partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Fifth-graders create designs for unique front-end license plates. Funds from the sale of plates directly support art classrooms in the participating schools. Over 2800 designs were created and two students from each school were presented with an award…