Girls Scouts are back in front of storefronts selling their famous cookies in Southwest Florida.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced cookie booths to close much earlier than expected last year, but Girl Scout troops will be back this year selling their cookies in front of storefronts while also trying to keep shoppers safe.
The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida saw about a 13% drop in sales last year because of the virus. This year called for a scaled-down operation of 20 booths instead of 80 or more.
Masks are now part of the Girl Scout uniform and hand sanitizer is front and center. And it’s contactless payment only.
A cookie finder on the Girl Scouts’ website lets consumers type in an address to locate the nearest booth. If you can’t find an in-person location nearby, you can still buy the coveted cookies online.
The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis has recruited 56 local restaurants in Lee County to offer dining discounts in a “Delicious Dining Discount” coupon book for $25. Most discounts are valid now through Nov. 15, 2019.
Now in its 11th year, the coupon book is the club’s largest fundraiser with all profits going back to help local children and the local community. Typically, the coupon is “Buy one entrée, get one of equal or lesser value, with the purchase of two beverages,” but some restrictions may be applied depending on the restaurant. Each coupon can only be redeemed one-time.
The 6th Annual Taste of the Cape is a community event that celebrates both culinary arts and music. The event is being held in Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral on Sunday, March 10th, 2019.
Sample an international array of great food from local restaurants, plus a wide variety of craft beers and wine. Enjoy musical performances from local bands and finish the day with another sensational Symphony at Sunset with Gulf Coast Symphony. Enjoy a selection of light classical, pops, and Broadway favorites in a beautiful Southwest Florida setting—from Southwest Florida’s premier community orchestra!
Gulf Coast Symphony and Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Education
Committee are again co-presenting Taste of the Cape, with all
proceeds going to the Education Committee’s scholarship program and
the Gulf Coast Symphony’s music education and community programs.
The event is being presented by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation.
of the Cape features local restaurants serving up their signature
dishes and offering a range of tastes available right in Cape Coral,
musical performances, and juried arts and crafts for sale by local
artisans. Participating restaurants to date include: The American
Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Applebees, Big Blue Brewing, 4 Sestras Bistro
to Go, The Breaking Bread Company, Cork Soakers, Jet’s Pizza, Perk
& Brew, Palmetto Pines Country Club, Pinchers, Texas Tony’s and
Zirilli’s Chilly Treats.
Taste of the Cape runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 10th, with musical performances throughout the day. Bands to perform are The Collective, Heat Latin Jazz, Steve E. George, and the Gulf Coast Symphony performing a Symphony at Sunset concert at 4:30 pm.
Admission is free, with food and drink prices ranging from $3–$8. 100% of proceeds from this event go directly to local student scholarships and music outreach programs in the community.
more information, visit www.tasteofcapecoral.com or call
ABOUT THE GULF COAST SYMPHONY
The Gulf Coast Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Andrew M. Kurtz, is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. Now in its 22nd season, Gulf Coast Symphony programs foster a love and appreciation of the performing arts, and are an integral part of the civic fabric of the community, unlocking creativity while providing critical economic stimulus in Lee County.
ABOUT THE CAPE CORAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber’s mission is to promote and serve business and community. The Chamber is a major contributor to the growth and progress of the community, making Southwest Florida a better place to live and work.
The Cape Coral Police Department is partnering with Walmart for the seventh year in a row to host the ‘Holiday Heroes Food Drive.’ The food drive benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.
There are many Cape Coral residents that rely on the Harry Chapin Food Bank for food every day. Many of those who receive help from the Harry Chapin are families with children.
Last year, the Cape Coral Police Department collected nearly 8 TONS of food! We would like to match that total this year or even beat it. This year’s ‘Holiday Heroes Food Drive’ will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, to ensure that the food bank receives plenty of food donations prior to Thanksgiving.
Members of the Cape Coral Police Department will be at the Walmart Supercenter located at 1619 Del Prado Boulevard, as well as the Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 505 SW Pine Island Road. Members of the community can meet and greet with those who serve and protect our city. This is a great opportunity for kids to interact with Police Officers in a positive setting.
Gather is going over the top — literally — to celebrate its first anniversary. Cape Coral’s newest premier waterfront dining spot is teaming up with five local restaurants on Saturday, Nov. 3 to host the city’s first-ever rooftop party.
Nice Guys Pizza, Pinchers Crab Shack, Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro, the Rollin’ Raw Bar and Pink Taco will be dishing out their best cuisine together with Gather. The party will be from 5-9:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Tarpon Point parking garage at 5971 Silver King Blvd.
Soapy Tuna, a Fort Myers-based band, will have everyone grooving to the beat of their favorite tunes from the ‘70s and today with a one-of-a-kind, high-energy spin. Guests are encouraged to stay late and continue the festivities after 9:30 p.m. downstairs at Gather, which will host an afterparty.
Pre-sale tickets are available at the restaurant for $5. Tickets at the door will cost $10. VIP tickets cost $75 and include free food, drinks and access to a VIP lounge.