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Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands contest is open for entries

Teen bands of all genres can enter the Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands until Feb. 15. The top three bands will perform live March 18 at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. All bands are encouraged to visit www.ReadFest.org/BandBattle to read the rules, upload an audio or video recording to YouTube and complete the entry form by Feb....

The Post Holiday Heart

We all know the risk factors for Coronary Heart disorders, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, a poor diet, diabetes, stress and aging. But, did you know that there is a post holiday heart attack correlation?  For years medical researchers have been aware of the unfortunate uptake in coronary failure during the holidays and into the New Year. There...

The Entrepreneur’s Balcony

Lee County resident and CapeStyle contributor Jim Griffiths has had successful business ventures since the age of 13 and has decided to use his time and efforts to create a monthly gathering where the community could learn the concept of “Thinking like an Entrepreneur”. The group is a 501(c)(3) and does not focus on business. The concept is that...

The Caloosa Coast Rowing Club

Intrigue and curiosity are aroused when the Caloosa Coast Rowing Club is mentioned. What? A rowing club here in the Cape? You mean anyone can join? You go out in those super long skinny boats with 9 people in them (8 rowers, 1 coxswain)? In the canals? All year long? Yes! Yes! Yes! and Yes! CCRC began in 2006-2007 in...

Bring your A-Game

This is a common expression with athletics. It means to arrive with your top attitude and ability. In life, every day is game day. You simply can’t achieve what you really want with a B-effort. Including the owners and management of most businesses, people go to work, do their job well, and ask for nothing more in return than their...

Cover Artist Nance Werth

Nance Werth, our cover artist of the month, finds inspiration for her paintings while kayaking on the sparkling waters surrounding Pine Island and the crystal clear lakes of Northern Wisconsin.  Her photographs of local wildlife and scenery are used exclusively in her creations.  This month’s painting, “Sand Piper”, was created from a photo of her granddaughter, Piper, while exploring...

Join the Million Mile Movement

The Million Mile Movement Community Wellness Challenge, which happens from January 9 - March 31, is designed to unite and inspire the community to make healthy lifestyle choices through education and action. The challenge builds awareness of the HealthyLee.comwebsite and initiative to take a step toward healthy living! There is no deadline to sign up, so invite your friends to join your team. Being a participant of the Million...

Cape Coral Animal Shelter

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter continues to get closer to becoming a reality.  Fundraising efforts are happening weekly!  Everyone is so anxious to bring Cape Coral a no-kill animal shelter and every day it’s getting closer to happening. Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party hosted a Paint Your Pet event in February.  With a full house, everyone had a blast painting...

Heart Disease and Diet

Submitted by Cyd Notter Dear Coach:  I’m in pretty good health (knock on wood) but my family history is loaded with heart disease and that’s always in the back of my mind.  When and why would it be necessary for healthy people to change their diet?  R.S. Dear R.S:  It’s great that you currently enjoy good health! Sadly, though, the evidence...

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Financial planning experts estimate you may need 70–80% of your current income to maintain your present standard of living when you retire. Yet many Americans are saving only a fraction of what they’ll need for their “golden years.” Whether you are in your 50s or your early 20s, it is critical to begin planning and saving for retirement. Your financial...
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