What happened to summer?

I blinked my eyes and it's gone! A few trips up north, a few camps for the kids and next thing I know it's September. I don't feel like I got much downtime and quite honestly, I want a do over! The good thing is, in Southwest Florida you are really only five work days away from your next vacation,…

IBERIABANK’S Funky Fashion Show

IBERIABANK’s Funky Fashion Show at the Cape Coral Yacht Club on June 21 raised $14,134 and collected 200 dresses at its fourth annual event, with all proceeds benefiting PACE Center for Girls and Love That Dress! 180 guests enjoyed fare from Big Blue Brewing, raffles and fashions by Razzle Dazzle.

Cape Coral Red, White & Boom 2017-Freedom 5K

Hundreds of runners participated in the 3rd annual CenturyLink-Prism Freedom 5K event this July. Runners and walkers traveled across the Cape Coral bridge overlooking the scenic Caloosahatchee River. The post-race party began immediately after the race. Kids under twelve enjoyed the Kids Fun Run.

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…

Tee Up!

Twelve-year-old and U.S. Kid Golfer, Kevin Kelly, of Cape Coral is a rising junior golfer. Picking up his first club at the age of two, this lefty golfer has played in over 130 tournaments and has won numerous medals and awards, traveling all over Southwest Florida and other states to participate in local, regional, state and world tournaments. Kevin has…

Cape Coral Caring Center “SOS Smackdown”

Dixie Roadhouse hosted the this year's Cape Coral Caring Center "Save Our Summer" Smackdown event. Local businesses and organizations collected donations, to help meet the goal of $50k and 50,000 lbs of food to feed children and families in need right here in the Cape.

Fall Fashion Report: PEARLS

Stop by Diamonds by Dianne and meet our newest staff member Joy Phares-Troglia. Joy is a certified gemologist and numismatist. She brings with her over 30 years of knowledge in the industry. Originally from the Washington DC area, Phares-Troglia moved to Southwest Florida in 1978. She and her late husband, Hap, owned and operated N.I.J.S. jewelers in Fort Myers for…

Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin.
Refrigerate overnight. 
Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. 
Divide ice between two tall glasses. 
Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice 
between glasses. 
Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. 
Enjoy. Cheers!

Staycation…Paradise Found!

Book the flight, plan the itinerary, rent the car, hem and haw about being out of the office with so many projects on your desk. Call the kennel, hire the house sitter, create a to-do list... Planning a vacation can be stressful. Erase the stress with a staycation! For some people, the word staycation means taking time off from work…

Congratulations, Kim!

When we contacted Kimberly Duis to tell her she had won the Cape Coral Lifestyle makeover contest, she was ecstatic! "I've never won anything", she exclaimed. Originally from a town called Benton Harbor, Michigan, she has lived in Cape Coral for seven years. Duis has three adult children and three grandchildren; Karter, Kasen, and Kourtney, all under age five! She…