April 2017 Lifestyle Letter

When first visiting Cape Coral I took pictures of the birds, leaned my face toward the sun every chance I got and biked the southern end of Pine Island. On a February trip, I took an amateur shot of a pelican with its head slightly turned toward the lens as it paddled along the Henley canal. After a long flight…

April 2017 Good Times

Christa McAuliffe Elementary School students entertained audiences with Disney’s Mulan Jr. Joana Alves’ cameo added to the fun! Thuy House catered, GCFFC taught choreography and Tonya Pinheiro created magical costumes proving it’s more than a theater club, but an example of what happens when the community and schools collaborate.

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…

Horsing Around

While driving on Saddlewood Lane, country views of amber cattle, billy goats and Shetland ponies replace daily worries and busy schedules. It hardly feels like suburban Southwest Cape Coral! Saddlewood Horse Club, 16111 Saddlewood Ln, Cape Coral, not just an oasis for horse enthusiasts and kids, has something for everyone.

On the Hook

When I pulled up and saw the boat named “War Fish,” I was already impressed. The crisp blue vessel displayed a picture of two angry fish wearing armor facing off against each other. It let me know this trip on the water was going to be thrilling. But my day of excitement was simply beginning. Captain Dave Dunlap, the owner…

Turning Houses into Homes

Need an excuse to go shopping? Always wanted to explore Southwest Cape Coral’s Shops at Surfside? Visit the all new House 2 Home Goods store and turn your house into a home! Bath and body lotions from Lollia welcome you at the door. The weekend chef is sure to enjoy the specialty food department and your sweet tooth will savor…

Need Exercise? Try Biking!

Quality of life for Southwest Floridians ranks high when it comes to outdoor activities, weather and sunshine. For many, these are as essential to living as oxygen itself. There is no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors year round, from kayaking, walking, running and of course, biking.

Underwater Worlds

Imagine you’re scuba diving or snorkeling off the Gulf Coast of Florida, and you look down to see a railroad boxcar. It’s very likely. The Lee County Reef Program has come a long way from the 1980s, when you might’ve seen a refrigerator, a tire, or a stove at the bottom of the waters.

Mediterranean Oasis

This Mediterranean style waterfront home built on prime Southwest Florida waterfront property is accented with exquisite details from start to finish. Superbly situated on the coveted Bimini Canal with sailboat access, this three-story masterpiece offers spectacular panoramic water views. Entertaining outdoors is a priority, as evident by gaming areas, built-in entertainment center and swim-up tiki bar.

Beautiful Birds of the Cape

Cape Coral is teeming with wildlife, but a favorite of visitors and residents alike are the birds. From the songbirds sweet melodies, to the pelican’s powerful plunges birds fascinate us. With the egret’s wispy plumes and the heron’s speckled silvery wings, you’ll find beauty in the birds that call Cape Coral home.