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Red, White & BOOM! draws Independence Day crowd

More than 30,000 people and 55 vendors came out to celebrate the Fourth with food, fun and fireworks as Red, White & BOOM! in Cape Coral again proved to be Southwest Florida's biggest Independence Day draw. “We have more vendors this year than we’ve had in years and are expecting ...

Pine Island fishing group helping wounded and disabled veterans

Fishing Warriors Greater Pine Island began in late 2021 as a satellite group, said Vietnam Navy veteran Eugene Breaux, the (501©3 pending) organization’s founder. After lightning-fast growth, he and Mark Cargill decided to form their own group. “We started out as a little fishing group ...

Cape’s BOOM! Southwest Florida’s largest July 4th event

The Fourth of July holds special memories for most. Gathering in the backyard while the smell of the grill wafts through the air. Gazing into the night sky in awe, as colorful bursts illuminate above. Tossing the ball around and going for a swim. Many of America’s favorite pastimes ...

Children’s Advocacy Center collecting school supplies for children

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida is teaming up with the Cape Coral Police Department and others throughout the community to collect backpacks and school supplies to help children facing financial hardship as they head back to school. To support the backpack drive and the ...

Free swim lessons offered to underserved Cape families

During July, free swim lessons are available to underserved children at the Yacht Club Community Pool, 5819 Driftwood Parkway. These lessons are available to children ages 3-5 and will be held from 9:30-10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, July 11, and ending Thursday, July 21. ...

Celebrate Independence Day at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Independence Day, Thomas Edison's favorite holiday. Visitors may take guided tours or meander at their own pace on a self-guided tour, using an app downloaded to their personal phone. The Garden Shoppe will also be open ...

Players Circle Theatre to present cabaret shows in July

Three cabaret shows being offered in July by the Players Circle Theatre offer a variety of jazz, vocalists, pianists and comedians. The theater is located in The Shell Factory and Nature Park, North Fort Myers. Parking is free. n Brian Gurl’s Broadway & Beyond, July 1-3, features ...

Laboratory Theater of Florida Education presents ‘Trap’

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, in conjunction with The Laboratory Theater of Florida: Education, will present the Southwest Florida premiere of "Trap" by Stephen Gregg for a limited edition run of three performances on July 15-16. "Trap" is a documentary-style thriller play based on ...

Tickets on sale for Broadway Palm’s 30th Anniversary Season

Broadway Palm recently announce its 30th Anniversary Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions (TBA), and five concerts. Individual tickets went on sale June 15. Owner Will Prather said, “Thirty ...