The Fourth of July brings together family and friends to celebrate our nation’s founding. With that commonly comes fireworks celebrations large and small. The Cape Coral Police Department wants to ensure that home fireworks celebrations are being conducted safely and within the law.
Recent amendments to the law in Florida have made the calendar dates of July 4th, December 31st, and January 1st the only dates where fireworks are permitted. Many prefer to set off their fireworks at home, despite the excellent displays put on each year at the city’s “Red White and BOOM” event. If you choose to do your own this year, please keep your safety and others a top priority. Please keep in mind that fireworks are not exempt from the City of Cape Coral noise ordinance, which is in effect at all hours of the day but becomes more stringent between the hours of 11pm and 7am.
Common complaints regarding fireworks are the distress they can cause combat veterans, as well as distress caused to family pets. Please consider asking your neighbors about these issues beforehand to avoid potential issues.
The Cape Coral Police Department thanks you for celebrating the birth of our nation safely and responsibly.
Never let young children light or handle fireworks.
Use fireworks away from people, houses and flammable material.
Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.
Do not ignite devices in a container.
Do not use fireworks while under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
Keep a garden hose or bucket of water handy in case of fire, and soak spent or unused fireworks before throwing them away.
Moms Splash Free May 8-9 with Purchase of Regular Child Admission
Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8-9, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen General Admission ticket.
In addition to regular operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun Splash will host its first “Family Slide Night” of the season on Saturday, May 8 with evening hours of 5 – 8:30 p.m. and special after 5 p.m. pricing.
The park will also raffle off a variety of prizes to moms during the weekend including tickets to Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and gift certificates to Red Salon, Discount Pets and Supplies in Cape Coral, and Marker 92 at the Westin.
“We recognize that family entertainment budgets are limited, so are pleased to offer the Mother’s Day Weekend special,” said Sandie Greiner, Waterpark Manager.
“This is a fun way for families to thank moms and spend quality time together, and, with the first Slide Night of the season being on Saturday, it gives families another chance to take advantage of the savings.”
Sun Splash is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The park’s seven day a week operating schedule will begin on Thursday, June 18 and run through August 9, weather permitting.
For more information about Sun Splash, admission rates and directions to the park, call (239) 574-0558 or visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com.
My Shower Door / D3 Glass is looking to the SWFL community this holiday season to open their hearts and support the families of first responders in Lee County. From now until Monday, Dec. 14, people can bring new, unwrapped toys to any of the three My Shower Door locations in Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral; Coconut Point Ford in Estero or Advantage Retirement Group in Fort Myers.
Last year’s toy drive with Golisano Children’s Hospital was such a success that MY Shower Door / D3 Glass co-owner Bill Daubmann decided to continue this holiday program and this year support another group of people that could use some holiday cheer. “With the spread of COVID-19 deeply effecting Southwest Florida in 2020 our first responders and their families could use some joy this holiday season,” said Daubmann. “We want to bring smiles to their faces to close out the year on a bright note for them.”
With the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the unwrapped toys will be picked up at the drop-off locations then distributed to the families of first responders throughout the county to ensure they enjoy a festive holiday.
Toys can be dropped off at:
My Shower Door – 13500 Tamiami Trail N, Naples,
My Shower Door – 14261 S Tamiami Trail, No. 2, Fort Myers,
My Shower Door – 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral,
Coconut Point Ford – 22400 S Tamiami Trail, Estero and
Advantage Retirement Group – 8870 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers.
Thanks go out to the following for all of their support with this year’s toy drive: Advantage Retirement Group, Coconut Point Ford, CONRIC pr + marketing, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Two39 Work Group.
The Cape Coral Police Department received a generous donation of 40 complete Thanksgiving Dinners from the Goldberg, Noone, and Abraham Law Firm. The dinners were made and packaged by Publix.
On November 24, 2020 at 12:00pm, local families in need pulled into the parking lot of the Cape Coral Police Station and were met by members of the Cape Coral Police Department who placed the donated boxed Thanksgiving dinners in their vehicles.
This is just another example of what makes Cape Coral such an amazing community to live in and work for. Our business partners are always willing to give those in need a hand up in their time of need.
We would like to thank the Goldberg, Noone, and Abraham Law Firm for their generous donation!!!
Until December 14, the Cape Coral Fire Department will be collecting toys and gifts for children in our community who have special needs, suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, are in foster care, or have families struggling with financial difficulties.
Donations for boys and girls of all ages (newborn to 17 years) are needed. Gifts for teens are often in short supply. Please consider donating gift cards, makeup, body soaps and lotions, perfume or cologne, arts and crafts supplies, sport equipment, or entertainment items for this age group.
Collection boxes for the toy drive are located at each of the 11 fire stations throughout Cape Coral:
Station 1 – 4610 Coronado Parkway
Station 2 – 701 Nicholas Parkway
Station 3 – 1627 Everest Parkway
Station 4 – 2007 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Station 5 – 1029 Diplomat Parkway
Station 6 – 4540 Chiquita Parkway
Station 7 – 3942 Burnt Store Road N
Station 8 – 707 SW 1st Street
Station 9 – 4107 Pelican Boulevard
Station 10 – 3623 Gator Circle West
Station 11 – 1038 Burnt Store Road
“Last year, over 1500 children received toys,” says Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb, “This year due to the impact of COVID-19, we expect the need to be even greater. We are grateful that through the continued support and generosity of the Cape Coral community, we are able to help our neighbors enjoy the holiday season, which they may not otherwise be able to do.”
For more information on the toy drive, such as specific gift needs/requests, please visit the Cape Coral Fire Department’s Facebook page (CapeCoralFD) or website www.capecoralfire.com). For further information on how to become a business partner or to make or request a donation, please contact Andrea Schuch, Public Affairs Specialist, at (239) 242-3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.