Those Who Give

Weeks ago I had this letter finished but had to rewrite it after Irma passed through. I can't tell you how many people have said to me, "We really dodged a bullet," and, yes, we did. This was my first hurricane experience, and it's such a mix of emotions. I've never had a time in my life where everything literally…

Floridians Come Together In Hard Times

Millions of Floridians evacuated their homes during the threat of Hurricane Irma. One town that showed the true meaning of Southern hospitality was Camden, Alabama. Offering personal phone numbers, paying lodging fees and providing home-cooked meals were just a few ways they shared love with their Florida neighbors.

Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cuttings

The Chamber of Commerce celebrates new businesses in Cape Coral with local ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Dr. Jack Ludwig at Cape Coral Family Chiropractic, Fins Seafood & Dive Bar, 4 Sestras Bistro To Go and Escape Countdown are all chamber members and are open for business!

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.

More than Art

Have you ever seen the Dancing Dolphins around town? These are large dolphin statues that are colorfully painted and located in areas such as Lobster Lady Seafood Market & Bistro, Cape Coral Hospital, Wicked Dolphin Distillery, Kindness Animal Hospital, Razzle Dazzle, John Michael Jewelers, The Cape Coral Community Foundation and the Community Redevelopment Agency. This is just one of the…

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.…

The Elephant in the Classroom

Have you ever had that nagging feeling that something is just not right about your child’s performance in school? You know your child is smart, yet despite working so much harder than his friends, he is struggling. I am here to tell you: Parents, you are not alone! There is a condition called dyslexia that impacts 20 percent of our…

The Mutt Strut 5K & Fun Mile

Cape Coral Lifestyle is hosting a family- and pet-friendly walk/run event to help raise money for the future Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The morning will kick off in front of the Wicked Dolphin Distillery with the 5K race. If you are a competitive runner or just want to jog with the dog, this flat loop course will run past the…

Iva Mae: The Book of Mom

After all the years of planning and changing her own funeral arrangements, she was gone. Robin sat in her home office in what felt like the aftermath of a long hard journey. She was thinking back on Iva Mae’s life, and found it hard to believe her mother would only be in her memories from now on. Iva Mae had…

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…