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3rd annual “Parade for Heroes”

9/11 FDNY Firefighter Grand Marshall of IAVF 2017 “Parade for Heroes” Cape Coral’s Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation (IAVF) is pleased to announce that the Grand Marshall for the third annual “Parade for Heroes” is 9/11 FDNY firefighter Dennis Stagliano. The “Parade for Heroes” is Saturday, September 9, 2017 on 47th Terrace S.E. in the South Cape. and starts at...

StarShine in the 239 Talent Showcase

The event committee for AMIkids Southwest Florida has announced that the inaugural StarShine in the 239 Talent Showcase to benefit local teens will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.   The six-act dinner event will be co-chaired by Michelle Graham and Larry Hart and emceed by Stephanie Davis and Marc Collins. Featuring local “celebrities,” the...

Take the 5210 Pledge

Healthy Lee 5210 Pledge News: July Thanks for participating in Healthy Lee's 5210 Pledge! This month the 5210 Pledge focuses on getting one hour or more of physical activity every day. Try incorporating daily walking breaks into your work day or adding a nightly walk to your family's daily routine.  Don’t forget to encourage your family and friends to take the 5210 Pledge!...

Volunteer opportunities now available within Gulf Coast Village’s newly launched volunteer program

Diana Nicol joins Gulf Coast Village as Life Enrichment Volunteer Coordinator Gulf Coast Village is pleased to announce the launch of a new volunteer program within its community, dedicated to enhancing the activity program for residents through volunteer engagement. The program is led by Diana Nicol, who recently joined the Gulf Coast Village team as Life Enrichment Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers play a...

Bingo & Boots to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida will be hosting a Bingo & Boots event on Saturday, July 22 from 4 to 7 pm at the Dixie Roadhouse, located at 1023 SE 47th Terrace in Cape Coral. The fundraising event will include bingo, a dinner buffet, and a silent auction.  All Make-A-Wish® guests who attend the Bingo & Boots event may stay and enjoy the evening at Dixie Roadhouse free of normal cover charge. Guests...

Pop Up Shop event

Women in Southwest Florida are invited to shop and support the local affiliate of Dress for Success at a special Pop Up Shop event on July 29, 2017. The event will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dress for Success SW Florida, located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153, in Fort Myers. The event is free...

Four Giving Circle networks set a goal to collectively grant $100,000 to Southwest Florida nonprofits

You don’t have to be a Bill Gates, Oprah or Warren Buffett to be a Philanthropist The Global Center for Generosity at Cape Coral Community Foundation is a leader in giving circles and community-based grant making. We are philanthropists and donors who collectively pool charitable dollars to fund nonprofits. There are no fundraising events. We are not fundraisers, we are grant makers who...

Wandering Pine Island

One of my favorite things about living in SW Florida is the proximity to beautiful islands. Pine Island, a barrier island on the west coast of Florida, known for its quirky laid back attitude, colorful art, and fishing is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The bridge onto the island is lined with...

Bringing New Hope to Southwest Florida’s Homeless Pets

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter (CCAS) organization is making progress in its efforts to build a new no-kill shelter with veterinary clinic.  The possibilities are endless to save 40,000+ animals over a 20-year span! To date, nearly $1.4 million dollars has been raised in donations and capital campaign pledges.  The target goal is reach $2.2 million dollars in funds....

Gulf Coast Village celebrates resident’s 100th birthday

Gulf Coast Village resident Ruth Cable recently celebrated her 100th birthday on June 28. Gulf Coast Village hosted a celebration with residents, staff, family and friends in honor of Cable’s special day. Cable has been a member of the Gulf Coast Village community for about three years. She faithfully attends several exercise classes each week, and considers herself an important...
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