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Cape Coral Historical Society among recipients of Florida Humanities awards

Florida Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded 129 organizations across the state with a total of $1.88 million. The funds are part of the $135 million received by the NEH from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, approved by ...

CCFW: Owl ‘adoption’ makes a great gift for the holidays

Looking to fill your favorite animal lover’s stocking this year? The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife is hoping the public will adopt a burrowing owl this holiday season to help ensure the future home of Cape Coral’s official bird in a rapidly developing city. CCFW offers a range of ...

Cape Coral ranks high for aspiring chefs

Cape Coral was recently ranked second in comparison to 120 U.S. cities for aspiring chefs to get their start, according to a recent LawnStarter blog, as well as having the highest average student rating for schools with culinary arts program. “We have many foodies from around the world that ...

Southwest Florida home to historical military sites

Southwest Florida is home to rich tapestry of military history that many residents may not be aware of. Two organizations here in Lee County are looking to change that. The Cape Coral Museum of History hosted a special military history event on Nov.9 featuring Gary Butler, the executive ...

VFW 10127 celebrates vets, welcomes Congressman Donalds

Several times per year, during our more patriotic holidays, the VFW Post 10127 comes to the Atrium at Liberty Park in Cape Coral to salute the veterans. Thursday, on Veterans Day, they stopped by once again to salute veterans (one a World War II vet), hand out American flags, and celebrate ...

Community Cooperative kicks off holiday outreach with Full Plates Project

Community Cooperative is asking Southwest Florida to help neighbors in need by providing a holiday meal or gifts. The annual drive to brighten the holidays starts with the Full Plates Project, to make sure there are no plates empty this Thanksgiving. The drive offers the opportunity to donate ...

Garden Council to host biennial flower show Nov. 19-20

The public is invited to attend the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council’s biennial flower show Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20, at the council’s Berne Davis Botanical Garden, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers. Admission and parking are both free; handicap parking is on Virginia Avenue; ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral to hold ‘Fun with Flowers’ Dec. 10

Do you want to have fun with flowers? This is an easy way to watch, learn, and put together a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The Garden Club of Cape Coral invites the public to participate in its class, “Fun with Flowers,” where participants will create a flower arrangement to take ...

Nonprofit executive joins area autism services organization

Family Initiative, an autism and child welfare community services organization based in Cape Coral, has named Jessica Wisdom as its development director. Wisdom joins the Family Initiative team to support families through innovation and compassion throughout Southwest Florida. As ...