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Pet for Adoption — Fiona

Fiona is 2 year old Belgian Malinois, she was dumped in Homestead, starved half to death and Heartworm Positive. Fiona is getting healthy and looking for the forever family she has never had. Fiona, being a stray, needs basic house manners and obedience training. Bo Nose K9 Training offers discounts on training for any dogs adopted from us. Please consider...

A Bucket of Golf balls

You’ve heard the saying “It’s always the quiet ones.” You just never know where someone has been, what they feel, or what they have cooking in their soul. I’ve done my share of pre-judging people based on obvious tells, and I’ve had my share of surprises.  My wife and I often travel to a quiet place in northern Georgia for...

Emotional Eating and the Festive 15

There are differing studies regarding how much weight people gain on average during the holidays.  Some studies estimate that the average weight gain is 10-15 pounds, while other surveys of people reveal a gain of about 5 pounds.  The trouble, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, is that most people don’t ever lose the weight they gain,...

Music Scene — 2 Frets Down

Submitted by E.J. Skarda It is fair to say that a lot of unique people live in here the Cape. Among them are many talented musicians of all sorts. 2 Frets Down is a local band that I recently heard playing at the Dixie Roadhouse in downtown Cape Coral. This four piece group has been together for five years and they play...

Walk In-Dance Out

Submitted by Cape Coral resident Michele Faulkner This season, would you like to begin an activity to not only help you get fit, but actually benefit your overall health, including your mind and spirit?  If you did not have to travel very far, could have fun doing it, and also make new friends, would you try it?  There's a lot...

Increased Risk for Heart Disease for Diabetics

Although many people with type 2 diabetes worry about losing their vision or having an amputation, the greater risk is to the heart and brain. About 65% of people with type 2 diabetes die of heart disease or stroke. They are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease than people without diabetes. When someone does get a...

Diabetes and Your Skin

Diabetes is a disease that affects a person’s blood sugars. This is due either to the body not producing enough insulin, or ineffectively using the insulin to help clear the sugars from the bloodstream. Diabetes can affect a person’s entire body if not controlled well with diet and/or medications.  The American Diabetes Association states, “As many as 1/3 of...

Team Dysfunction

Bruce Tuckman, a psychologist who provided us with an understanding of the five team-building stages, which are forming, norming, storming, performing and adjourning, explains that all teams go through these stages with varying levels of intensity.  Forming is defined as where the team being formed learns about their task and operation parameters while beginning to develop interpersonal behaviors.  The storming...

Do The Right Thing for December 2016

Twelve Cape Coral students were recognized yesterday at the December "Do The Right Thing" awards.  We congratulate all the parents for raising such great kids, and we congratulate all the kids for being such an asset to our community! Kailani Delisle – 11th Grade                    Mariner High School Kailani took it upon herself...

Jr. Leadership 2017 Kick-off

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 the Jr. Leadership Cape Coral program kicked off with 30 high school juniors at the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Welcome Center.  Next, we hopped on to a Goodwill bus sponsored by Keiser University to the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard station where students interacted with speakers from the station commander to new...
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