Being Hip,
Getting Fit

The new skinny is strong! Gym rats, yogis, trainers, runners, power couples and spin heads alike proudly display tees and tanks touting this mantra. The industry shift has inspired significant trends rousing those who are already active while welcoming newbies with toned arms. We combed our city in search of this year’s hottest trends and found four fitness fads worth…


This recipe by local chef Billy Murray of Lobster Lady Seafood Market & Bistro serves four.

15-minute Killer Abs!

Certified personal trainer Dana Heinemann provides this quick workout you can do at home to help create killer abs. Do two rounds of this circuit for a total of 400 reps.

Local Holiday Gift Guide

True Lyes handcrafted soaps are naturally made from goat’s milk and 100 percent pure essential oils. This family-owned and operated business is dedicated to bringing you products that revitalize and rejuvenate. These soaps are not only skin loving but are also good for the environment, as they are completely dibutyl phthalate free. Using only the finest quality milks, butters, natural…

Holiday Cheers

Serve at a holiday party or ring in the New Year with this cranberry martini. 

Stretch it Out

Inspired by Annie Ruth Campbell, Melissa Benson helped established Stretch It Out Enterprise, a faith-based, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in February 2015. The mission is to serve those in the community in need of love, awareness or financial assistance. The organization is currently based in Lee County, but, as the name implies, it envisions expanding statewide and beyond.

Those Who Give

The Cape Coral Community Foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in their community and beyond. They are a tax-exempt charitable organization created through gifts from many generous community-minded individuals. Community foundations operate in perpetuity, meaning the gifts made to the foundation will continue to grow and provide resources for generations to come.…

Bringing New Hope to Southwest Florida’s Homeless Pets

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter (CCAS) organization is progressing forward in its efforts to build a new no-kill shelter with veterinary clinic in Cape Coral. The possibilities are endless to save 40,000+ animals in a 20-year span! To date, nearly $1.4 million has been raised in donations and capital campaign pledges. The target goal is to reach $2.2 million in…

Musical Notes

“Total Music Source is Cape Coral’s best-kept secret,” according to Paul Marshall, a lifelong musician and employee, who is passionate about sharing his love of music.

3449 First Ave.

This gorgeous four bedroom, three bath Key West-style home offers very rare southern exposure facing Sanibel Island, with a view that needs no words. Living the island life means dolphins and manatees greeting you each morning at your own beach without Sanibel prices. You'll have plenty of space with 2,848 square feet situated on a .33 acre lot.