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Cape’s newest centenarian stays very active

Some who showed up in the Egret Room at Gulf Coast Village on Wednesday for the 100th birthday celebration of Ruth Cable likely walked past her.Cable isn't that frail person some might associate with someone who makes that magic age. She has dark brown hair, gets around well with the help of a ...

Beauty queen

A Cape Coral woman's recent pageant win is sending her to nationals to vie for the top crown.Megan Washington, 31, was crowned Ms. Woman Florida United States on April 30 at the Florida Georgia United States National Pageants at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Born in Fort Myers and ...

Five generations

Infant Sadie Isaac of Burlington, North Carolina, is shown with her family of five generations (clockwise from bottom): Fred Farmer of Cape Coral, her great-great-grandfather; Pat Oliver of Burlington, her great-grandmother; Donna Norris of Burlington, her grandmother; and Amelia Isaac of ...

Valentines’ Valentine

A Cape Coral couple's Valentine's Day hat trick surely topped any exchange of candy, flowers or jewelry Tuesday.The couple, Carmela and Bryce Valentine, welcomed their first child at Cape Coral Hospital.Little Amelia Ryan Valentine made her arrival at 2:12 p.m., all pink-cheeked and weighing in ...

Cape resident marks 100th birthday milestone

By CHUCK?BALLAROnews@breezenewspapers.comLorraine Falace didn't know what all the fuss was about.But not many people celebrate their 100th birthday, and on Thursday at the Brookdale assisted living facility, friends and more than a dozen family members came to celebrate the occasion.Falace, who ...

All aborad: Worry free island hopping on the Key West Express

Have you ever dreamt of just leaving your life behind for the weekend? We all think about it, daydreaming can conjure up some fabulous getaways. Key West is the easy-to-get-to island just south of us that we all want to visit to re-invent ourselves and throw our cares to the balmy breezes.With ...

Editor’s Picks: Key West Hotspots

An overnight trip to America's most southern city via the Key West Express provided an opportunity to visit both tourist-book hot spots and some locally-renowned gems.We took in a lot of each. Here are some of our favorites:An overnight trip to America's most southern city via the Key West ...

German-American Club crowns Scarlett Conrad

Scarlett Conrad came to Southwest Florida from Germany two years ago to make a better life for herself.And when her family comes to visit this coming week, they will be looking at the next Ms. Oktoberfest.Conrad beat four other women for the crown, which was awarded Saturday at the ...

Hanging up the white jacket

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Spencer Roach said one of the most important lessons he learned during his 20 years and 16 days of service was how to be a good dishwasher.When he first joined the Coast Guard, the Louisiana native, now Cape Coral resident, was assigned to what he called a "hardship tour" ...