Give Something that Glitters!

For more than 40 years, Tim Noe has been providing families with special and memorable pieces that make for lifetime treasures.

Five Ways to Help the Cape Thrive

We met with Michael Chatman, president and CEO of the Cape Coral Community Foundation, to discover specific ways area residents can give back and improve Cape Coral.

Shuckin’ Awesome Oysters

It might seem intimidating to shuck an oyster, but Heath Hyndman, owner of Cape Harbour Oyster Bar, says it’s pretty easy to learn the skill.

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…

Dine Alfresco All Summer Long

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  Monkey Bar Steak & Seafood  As its slogan says, Monkey Bar has a silly name, but it has serious food. Best known for its hearty steaks and fresh seafood, you can enjoy your delicious meal on the patio.

Father and Son Favorites: Family and Memories are Everything

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  He loves his daughters, Anna and Claire  Sentimental Rolex watch

Tracy and Taylor VanLandschoot

 Article Sarah Keech | Photography Gregory Wagner  The Beaches of Southwest Florida  Sanibel, $6 causeway toll and additional parking fees

green thumb season

Growing your own tomatoes is often a challenge in the Florida heat. With some of these tools, you can easily grow them in a pot on your lanai, since a standard lanai cage cuts out roughly 30 percent of the scorching sun. Every one of these tools can be found locally at Lowes or on

Our Contributors

Paulette LeBlanc is an editor and freelance writer who has lived in Cape Coral for 25 years. She currently has a romance mystery available on Amazon and Kindle with a sequel in tow. She won best pitch at the Atlanta Writers Conference in 2016 for her series of children’s literature.

Trainer Confessions

1. One of the biggest things I have learned in this business is that someone cannot sign a loved one up for training. Anytime someone has called me to train his or her child or spouse, it has never worked out well. It really has to be someone’s own idea. I see this the most with parents that have scheduled…