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Becoming Cosmopolitan Cares fundraising campaign begins

Community Cooperative’s popular fall annual fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan, will not be held this year due to the pandemic, but the community’s need for food is greater than ever. Supporters of the nonprofit dedicated to bringing food to the hungry and hope to the hopeless have pledged ...

‘Monofilament Madness’ cleanup set for Nov. 7

Keep Lee County Beautiful is holding its 27th annual marine cleanup Saturday, Nov. 7, to fight against marine debris. The cleanup is named “Monofilament Madness” for its focus on the monofilament fishing line which is discarded or left by careless fishermen especially in the mangrove ...

Shell Factory to host Nam Jam Sunday

This Sunday, the Shell Factory & Nature Park will officially get back in the full swing of things as its event season officially kicks off while following safety guidelines. Nam Jam, a salute to all military veterans, especially those who served during the Vietnam War, will happen Sunday ...

Carl Veaux honored for environmental advocacy

When you think environmental activist in Cape Coral, or Southwest Florida for that matter, one name comes to the forefront - Carl Veaux.Veaux was honored at Monday's Cape Coral City Council meeting, as he was presented an environmental stewardship award from the Florida Department of ...

Ms. Oktoberfest

The German American Social Club of Cape Coral has selected its next Ms. Oktoberfest.Cheyenne Schwind, 24, will represent the club as the "face" of Oktoberfest 2018, set for two weekends, Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28, at the German American Social Club.First runner up was Savannah Liebegott; second ...

Cape Rotarian looks to raise funds via canoe paddle

A childhood dream will be realized for one Cape resident over the next three months with a philanthropic twist.Erik Elsea, a Realtor with Jones & Co. Realty and acting president of the Cape Coral Rotary Club, plans to canoe down the entire length of the Mississippi River, solo, over a ...

Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce names Kayla McGuire 2018 Mango Queen

The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce named Kayla McGuire as named Mango Queen for 2018 at its monthly card exchange meeting last Wednesday night at Cap'n Con's."I'm absolutely thrilled to be Mango Queen," McGuire said. "I was born on Pine Island and have lived here my whole life. I went ...