It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year……..
The Christmas Holiday Season is here….the rush of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over and now its countdown to the Season of Light! Twenty four shopping days as of today until Christmas and yes the malls and stores are bustling with shoppers galore. Aside from shopping there are other fun activities taking place in Cape Coral and the surrounding area to keep you in that Holiday spirit! Of course there is no snow or cold to contend with so you can decorate the outside of your home basking in the warmth of the December sun as well as attend various festivities without all that “bundling up”! That is one of the advantages of Christmas on the Cape!
Christmas Happenings in Cape Coral 2014
December 6- Holiday Festival of Lights- Come celebrate the holidays with Cape Coral as the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral hosts its annual lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Cape Coral. The festival also boasts four stage areas filled with over 20 different entertainers including drum lines, dance troupes, actors and musicians. There will also be plenty of attractions for the children to enjoy, including Cape Coral’s version of a winter wonderland. For More information: http://www.capecoral.com/cape-coral-holiday-festival-of-lights-2014
December 13- Cape Bike Night- The City of Cape Coral’s Parks & Recreation hosts one the largest collection of motorcycles, live music, food, games and entertainment in Southwest Florida. With four different events throughout the season, Bike Night has become one of Cape Coral’s most anticipated events. Returning this year; two stages of live music, Slow Bike Race, and Dixie Roadhouse Bull Riding Contest. For more information: http://www.ccbikenight.com/
December 20- Holiday Boat-A-Long- Celebrate Christmas in Florida style. This Cape Coral tradition is terrific for families. Watch from the Bimini Basin at Four Freedoms Park as over 100 boats decorated with lights, costumes, and more parade around the Bimini in true holiday spirit. At Four Freedoms Park, the landlubbers watch the boats gather in the Bimini Basin before they begin meandering through the canals of south Cape Coral. Along with providing an ideal seat to watch the illuminated vessels, the park features live holiday music, decorated trees, Christmas crafts, food and beverages for sale. For more information: http://www.capecoral.com/content/cape-coral-holiday-boat-parade-2014
December 31- South Cape New Year’s Eve Trolley Run- A brand new event to ring in the New Year! Take the trolley and enjoy some of the South Cape’s best bars and restaurants on a night made for festive fun. Drinks specials, appetizers, live music is just the beginning. Come to South Cape and Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 Trolley Style. $5.00 wristband gets you unlimited trolley shuttle on a designated route with 12 stops throughout the South Cape Dining & Entertainment District From 7 pm to 12 midnight
Free parking in the numerous public parking lots. South Cape, your dining and entertainment destination. Must be 21+ – ID Required – No Exceptions
Read more at http://www.wherevent.com/detail/South-Cape-Hospitality-South-Cape-New-Year-s-Eve-2014-Trolley-Event#OX02d3dBlRrCg5sw.99
Cape Coral Market Trends – Median Prices continue to increase as sales prices have appreciated year after year for the past 5 years! –
The median sales price for homes in Cape Coral FL for Aug 14 to Nov 14 was $152,750. This represents a decline of 1.1%, or $1,750, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 2.2% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 49% over the last 5 years in Cape Coral. The average listing price for Cape Coral homes for sale on Trulia was $314,870 for the week ending Nov 19, which represents a decline of 1.5%, or $4,820, compared to the prior week and an increase of 1.3%, or $4,170, compared to the week ending Oct 29. Average price per square foot for Cape Coral FL was $109, an increase of 6.9% compared to the same period last year. Popular neighborhoods in Cape Coral include Pelican, Caloosahatchee, Hancock, Mariner, Trafalgar, and Burnt Store.
|No. Bedrooms||Aug – Nov ’14||y-o-y||3 months prior||1 year prior||5 years prior|
If you are interested in that second vacation home or looking to make a move “down south”, now is a great time to explore your options in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or any of the other communities in the surrounding area. We would be glad to be your exclusive buyer’s agent in helping you find your place in paradise! Give us a call or shoot us an email and we would be more than happy to help – even if you just need more information on the area let us know!
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The City of Cape Coral – “where you can build a business, buy a house and still have money to play!”
-Cape Coral Office of Economic Development
Come to Where it’s Fun to Work and Play!
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season…….See you in the New Year!
November – The last of the Halloween candy has been eaten, Daylight Savings Time goes to bed until next year, moderate temperatures prevail with early morning coolness giving way to sunny afternoons, the eagles are back in their nesting grounds as is the great horned owl family next door. You can tell its late fall in SW Florida by the turning of the license plates – meaning that the traditional Sunshine State Florida plates are now intermingled with out of state plates. Yes the emigration of the snow birds from Northern latitudes has begun!
Welcome Back Snowbirds! We love your trek back to SW Florida and spending the upcoming winter with us on the Cape!
Spotlight on Englewood Beach
A bit north of Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda you will find a great beach experience – Welcome to Englewood Beach, located on Manasota Key (a key is different than an island in that it has no water source) a beautiful beach area with numerous amenities. Parking is available for a nominal fee. Amenities include: basketball hoops, volleyball nets, a children’s play yard and horseshoe pit with plenty of eateries across the street. The boardwalk leads to a bath house with changing facilities and showers. There are plenty of grills and picnic tables available. The view is fantastic! Unobstructed views of the beach in all directions with the gentle blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping the shores.
F0r More information and directions: http://www.bestbeaches.org/best-beaches/manasota-key-beaches/englewood-beach/
Places to Visit – Koreshan State Park
The Koreshan State Historic Site is a state park in Lee County, Florida located on U.S. Highway 41 at Corkscrew Road. It was also added to the National Register of Historic Places in, 1976 under the designation of Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District. What was the Koreshan Unity? The Koreshan Unity was a communal utopia formed by Cyrus Teed, who took the name “Koresh”, the original Persian of his name. The Koreshans followed Teed’s beliefs, called Koreshanity. The main beliefs of Koreshanity, or Koreshan Universalogy, are Cellular Cosmogony, which is Teed’s unique form of Hollow Earth theory which puts forth the idea that the Earth, and universe are contained within a concave sphere, or ‘cell’. The Koreshans even conducted several experiments, similar to those conducted by believers in a Flat Earth. Other beliefs included reincarnation, immortality, collectivism, celibacy and alchemy.
Teed’s “New Jerusalem” was built in present day Estero in 1894 and for many years this utopian communal society lived in a self sufficient community. The dream faded with the death of Teed in 1908. In 1961 the last four members of the community deeded the property to the State of Florida. Today you can hike, camp, canoe and take the self guided or ranger guided tour through the community. For more information: http://www.floridastateparks.org/koreshan/default.cfm
Cape Coral Coconut Festival:
Come and celebrate Cape Coral! The Cape Coral Coconut Festival is an annual celebration of Cape Coral’s uniqueness to the Southwest Florida area. The event includes bands, entertainment, carnival rides, games, food, contests, fireworks, and much more!
Fort Myers Beach Get Ready to Hit the Sand!
The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is coming back to Fort Myers Beach November 21 through 30, 2014. Master sand sculptors will craft their works of art in sand in front of the Wyndham Garden Hotel. It is amazing what these artists do with just sand, water and their special tools! There is parking and shuttle information at the web site. – See more at: http://fmbsandsculpting.com/
Out and About – Wildlife Watching in SW Florida
This is a great time of the year to get together with nature! Hiking, canoeing, kayaking – the Cape Coral and surrounding area has it all for the nature enthusiast: From hiking the Corkscrew Swamp Preserve in Naples to Moonlight Kayaking at the Eco Preserve in Cape Coral. Or, for the less adventurous take a cruise on the Caloo or to Sanibel and see the dolphins! Whatever your taste you will be rewarded with a vast array of wildlife viewing!
Kayaking at Four Mile Eco Preserve: http://www.capecoral.net/department/parks_and_recreationhome/four_mile_cove_eco_preserve.php
Corkscrew Swamp Preserve: http://corkscrew.audubon.org/
Dolphin Cruise Fort Myers Princess: http://fortmyersprincess.com/
Paddle wheel River Cruise: http://jccruises.com/
Caloosahatchee River Cruise: http://www.purefortmyers.com/river-cruises/
Charlotte Harbor Preserve: http://www.wildlifeviewingareas.com/wv-app/parkdetail.aspx?parkid=224
Six Mile Cypress Preserve: http://www.leeparks.org/facility-info/facility-details.cfm?Project_Num=0105
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Give thanks for all the blessings, give thanks for your family and friends and take the time to enjoy the world around you. Best wishes and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!
Thank you for visiting our little piece of paradise! See you in November! If you are interested in visiting the SW Florida area or have decided its time to have your own piece of paradise whether seasonal or full time give us a call or email us we will be glad to help!
See You In December!
– the last wisp of the summer wind is gone and Fall is here. Five good things about Fall in Southwest Florida:
Your pool is still up and running and the warm days and nights continue.
You haven’t had to put away your “summer clothes” in fact you never have to put them away!
Your hibiscus plants and bougainvillea bushes continue to bloom
No Falling Leaves – at least not many of them!
No scrambling to rake leaves and do the Fall cleanup!
Yes its Fall in the Cape and Fort Myers area. Great time to spend a day at the beach. The weather is a bit cooler and the “snow bird” crowds have not arrived yet so its perfect to spend some time at your favorite beach. From Naples to Venice there are something like 20 plus beaches you can choose from. Aside from lounging and swimming in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico you will also find terrific beach front eateries catering to your palate along with live entertainment.
Spotlight on Downtown Fort Myers
Across the Caloo (Caloosahatchee River) from Cape Coral sits the city of Fort Myers. You may say that Fort Myers is a “Tale of Two Cities”! There is the quaint downtown Fort Myers still with brick paved streets, quaint shops, restaurants and nightlife and then the commercial Fort Myers dotted with shopping areas and other commercial ventures. Downtown Fort Myers is going back to the city’s roots.
It started out as a fort ( hence Fort Myers) built along the river in 1841 and abandoned after 1865. By 1885 the population was close to 400 and Thomas Edison visited the area, fell in love with the place and built his home and laboratory along the Caloosahatchee River. Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone also joined Edison in building their winter retreats in Fort Myers. The coming of the railroad in the 1920’s ushered in the “Boom Time” for Fort Myers. Most of the Mediterranean Revival buildings seen throughout the City were built during this period. In fact, the Mediterranean Revival style, which combines several other prominent architectural styles, typifies Florida during the 1920’s. Excellent examples of Mediterranean Revival construction are to be found in commercial buildings in the downtown area as well as in private homes in all parts of the city. Growth radiating out in all directions from the old fort grounds was to be seen during the 1920’s. Still-prominent developments such as Seminole Park, Riverside Park, Edison Park, Valencia Terrace, Allen Park, Alabama Groves and others had their beginnings in the Boom Time.
The Boom Time ended with the coming of the Great Depression in the 1930’s. And it was the 1940’s and World War II that revitalized the area. Every county in Florida had air bases to take advantage of Florida’s fine flying weather. Lee County’s bases brought servicemen, and sometimes their families to Ft. Myers. Many of these people, and their visitors, came back in later years to become permanent residents.
Post World War II saw an influx of people coming to Florida. Fort Myers along with Lee County has grown into a city of approximately 70,000 residents. Development has been concentrated east and west along the river, and south along Cleveland Avenue. New commercial buildings and shopping centers have cropped up in all parts of the city. Fortunately, the older downtown area, and much of the city’s historic districts, have retained much of their old charm. Today Downtown Ft. Myers is filled with businesses ranging from boutiques, restaurants, cafes, antiques stores, jewelers, financial houses, apartments, and professional offices to a convention center.
Things to Do in Fort Myers
It is held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. The Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries and several art stops in the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m.
The Fort Myers River District comes alive every month with live music on 3rd Friday in the downtown area. There are over a dozen venues with local as well as regional performers. From jazz to blues to rock and much more!
Shopping, dining, entertainment, music, relaxation – downtown Fort Myers offers all this and more. For photography enthusiasts there is a host of subject matter for your lens. For boaters and anglers, the marina area offers everything you need. For those that just want to stroll and relax along the river, no problem there are a host of parks with walking area along the Caloosahatchee for your use. Perhaps you may want to take boat ride down the river and see the sites or take in the dolphins and manatees. You can do that too. In fact thee is not much you can’t do in downtown Fort Myers. For a complete guide click on the following link: http://www.downtownfortmyers.com/
Fort Myers Sights & Sounds!
Beer Aficionados Mark your calendars!
The Marina at Edison Ford will host the inaugural Fort Myers Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, October 4th on site at the River District.
Thisfestival will feature more than 75 craft beers from around the world and live musical performances. Kick off will begin at 12:00 p.m.
For more information:
Arrrgghhh…..Let’s Find Us Some Treasure at the Pirate’s Fest!
Drive out of the Fort Myers Downtown are on McGregor Boulevard and follow this palm lined road along the river south and you will end up at Fort Myers Beach via San Carlos Boulevard. And if you happen to be there the weekend of October 10-12 you will be in Pirate Heaven. Yes it’s the 9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest! Aye tis a gathering of pirates, wenches and the like at this historic festival. General Admission is free. There be all kinds of grub, entertainment, sea battles and of course pirates and wenches galore! The festival will run the entire weekend. Get there early and have your picture taken with a pirate or wench and don’t miss the Pirate’s Ball on Saturday evening!
For more information and schedule of events go to: http://www.fortmyersbeach.org/piratefest/
Fort Myers Beach…….It’s Waiting For You………
Thank you for visiting our little piece of paradise! See you in November! If you are interested in visiting the SW Florida area or have decided its time to have your own piece of paradise weather seasonal or full time give us a call or email us we will be glad to help!
It’s May – Cinco de Mayo Festivals, a tribute to Moms on Mother’s Day, warmer longer days and it ends with our solemn thanks to those that gave the supreme sacrifice for our freedom, Memorial Day Weekend. Summer is just around the corner Livin in the Cape!
May arrives after a mild April! There is a definite change in the air – started running the AC on a more regular basis since mid April. The warmer humid weather is just around the corner. Now is a good time to have your local service contractor do a AC Tune Up. You don’t want to be without AC in the middle of summer! It’s akin to having no furnace available in the Northeast in one of the cold winter months! Pool cover off for good water temperature is already in the low to mid 80’s. Snow birds have definitely gone for the season back to Northern latitudes. The exodus started just before Easter. We saw numerous out of state cars, campers and RV vehicles heading North on I75. So I look at May as the bridging month – summer is not too far away and changes are evident:
Sun Splash Water Park is open again. Located adjacent to Lake Kennedy, it really is the “Coolest Place to Be” for the upcoming season. Click on the link for more information on operating hours and admission prices.
May will be the last month for kayaking in the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. The Kayak Shack will close for the season on Memorial Day and reopen for weekend and special event holidays November through May. Click on the link for kayak rental information and operating hours. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
The walking trail at the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is open year round. If you plan on walking the trail through the summer months bring plenty of water to stay well hydrated. Click on the link for trail maps and guides.
The Yacht Club Community Pool has also reopened for the season. The pool will be open to the public from March through October. Rates and pool memberships are available follow the link above. Right next door is the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park featuring the beach area, the fishing pier, boat launches, picnic areas and pavilion. The ballroom is a popular rental spot for weddings, private parties and business meetings. Click here for ballroom rental information. An enclosed beach pavilion is also available for picnics, BBQ’s, birthday parties and other casual events. For beach pavilion rental info, click here.
All of these great programs and amenities are brought to you by the City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department which emphasizes that “s parks are where lifetime friendships are formed, where the gap between generations is bridged, and where people discover what they have in common. How do you grow a hometown with a sense of community, while conserving green spaces and waterways for generations to come?
Hats Off to the City of Cape Coral – the city continues to provide a great quality of life with all of the different programs from sports to theater, to the arts to recreation Cape Coral is a great place to live and enjoy. Please visit the new City of Cape Coral Website Here and navigate through the various resources available in the city. If you are considering a move to SW Florida then the Cape Coral area is the place to be!
The Burrowing Owl – Official Bird of Cape Coral
Cape Coral is home to the largest population of the Florida species of the Burrowing Owl in the State of Florida. Birders and photographers come from all over the world to see and photograph them.
The Florida Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridan) is the most encountered lisited species in the City of Cape Coral with over 2,500 owl burrows. The Florida Burrowing Owl is classified as a “species of special concern” by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC). Burrows, owls, and their eggs are protected from harassment and/or disturbance by State law and by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In 2005, The City of Cape Coral designated the Florida Burrowing Owl the official City Bird. (Resolution 50-05)
The Burrowing Owl is a small, pint-sized bird that lives in open, treeless areas. The Burrowing Owl spends most of its time on the ground, where its sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. One of Florida’s smallest owls, this bird averages nine inches in height, with a wingspan of 21 inches. The Burrowing Owl has bright yellow eyes and unusually long legs that provide additional height for a better view to spot predators. Instead of nesting in the trees, as most birds do, the Burrowing Owl gets its name from living underground in burrows. It digs its own holes or lives in abandoned Gopher Tortoise burrows. Burrowing owls are unique in that they can live in close proximity to humans.
Nesting season officially began in mid-February and lasts through mid-July, but the owls don’t always know that. We have seen very young chicks in two burrows in town as of mid December.
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See You in June
Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms – for all that you do we salute you on your special day!
A salute to all our Veterans and current service members thank you for what you have and done and for what you are doing to guard our freedom. Words alone cannot compensate the sacrifice you have endured. Make sure to buy a “poppy” to support our veterans.
We trust that you have enjoyed this issue of “Livin on the Cape”. Our mission continues to focus on being the good will ambassadors for Cape Coral and the surrounding area of Southwest Florida. If you are interested in more information or looking for that special place to claim as your new home send us an email by clicking on our email contact information at the top right hand corner of the blog. Thank you and enjoy!
April on the Cape –
April is here, springtime, blooming flowers and plants, winter doldrums are behind us and the beauty of every morning is reflected in the terrific sunsrises and capped with beautiful sunsets. The days are getting longer and nights shorter. Time to mulch, spread some weed and feed and spruce up the flower beds. Everyone and everything is in motion a new beginning for a new season. We celebrate Easter and Passover with friends and family. And yes April 15th – it’s the day we pay our taxes! It’s all about April in this issue of Livin on the Cape!
Mr. & Mrs Eagle down the street are coaching their new fledglings to fly – prettty soon they will leave the nest for good and branch out on their own. They have been coming back to the same nesting site. I learned that eagles mate for life and make it a point to return to the same nesting site year after year. Here in Cape Coral the American Bald Eagle is a protected species and nest sites are monitored throughout the season. Construction of any type is not allowed within a specified distance of nesting sites.
The owl family next door has left after their new hatchling learned to take flight. For two years now the Great Horned Owl family has returned to the abondoned eagles nest next door to us and each year they have had one hatchling. It seems that nature is in harmony with all these new beginnings. And for Cape Coral its a new beginning too – just read that Cape Coral/Fort Myers area is now the 10th largest growth area in the US!
It’s Beach Time!!!
Over twenty beach areas with pure white sand just waiting for you! Southwest Florida is known for some of the finest beaches in Florida and is an experience not to be missed! There are miles of beautiful, white sands sprinkled with an array of colorful shells of many varieties that appeal to visitors and residents alike. The waters dance in colors of blues and greens, while seagulls and pelicans sing the song of paradise. An almost endless supply of sunshine is available throughout the year which is just one more reason to enjoy Southwest Florida and the many well known beaches it has to offer. Whether you are looking for a day filled with shelling, sand castles and sunshine, or a day of fishing and relaxation, or even a romantic getaway, the many beaches of Southwest Florida have exactly what you’re looking for. There are beach retreats that are only accessible by boat and islands filled with breathtaking shorelines. There are parks that are the perfect spot for a day of family fun and there are secluded tropical oasis that awaits leisure barefoot walks, tranquility and memories for a lifetime. There is something for everyone. Take a look at the beach guide: SWF Beaches
Take A Walk on the Wild Side!
This is the perfect time of year to be visiting the natural preserves in the area. I had been driving by the preserves on Burnt Store Road for quite some time and decided it was time to take a hike and walk on the wild side! I hiked both areas of the Port Charlotte Preserves last week. It’s quite different than taking a hike in the heavily wooded forests of the Northeast. I did a lot of hiking in the Adirondacks when I resided in Saratoga Springs, NY and it is a totally different expereince.
Unlike the tall pine, maple and oak forests of the Northeast the preserves are a miuxture of Flatwood Pines and Cypress trees mixed in with an abundant variety of palm trees and assorted vegetation such as seagrasses and marsh reeds. Trails are usually open from dawn to dusk and well marked. There are guided walks available. I hiked the Hidden Hammock trail a 1.5 mile loop at the Port Charlotte State Park Preserve and later hiked the 1.0 mile looop of Eagle Point Trail at Alligator Creek. There is a nature center at the Alligator Pond area with information on local plant and animal life. An observation deck surrounds the center and stairways lead to the observation dock at the pond.
And yes I was not disappointed and did manage to see the King of the Pond at Gator Pond. Alligators can be found throughout the many ponds, lakes and marshes. One word of caution alligators are protected. Do not disturb or feed them. There is a $500 fine for feeding or approaching alligators and the trail is posted with warnings.
Another great venue for the nature lover – The Audobon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 14,000 acre preserve near Naples, FL. Founded in 1954 it contains the largest virgin Bald Cypress Forest in North America. A 2.5 mile loop takes you deep into the swamp on an elevated boardwalk exploring 5 different types of habitats. . Bird enthusiast can view different species. I had the opportunity to take some tremendous nature shots with my camera. Allow at least 3 hours for your tour. There are plenty of viewing areas and rest stops along the trail and you really need to “stop and view” to get the best out of your expereince. Blue and grey herrons, wood storks and other bird species abound. And yes there are alligators in the wet areas plenty of them!
Some tips on hiking in the preserves! Wear light loose clothing it tends to get warm and a bit humid. Sunscreen and a hat – even on a cloudy overcast day there is plenty of UV light available. Water – bring plenty of water to hydrate. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Give yourself plenty of time you are here to observe nature it’s not a streaming video! Turn off you cell phone and disconnect for a while!
Links to the preserves:
Cape Coral/Fort Myers Make the Top 10
Growing By Leaps and Bounds!
|Top 10 Growth Areas in the US|
|1. The Villages, Fla||5.5|
|2. Odessa, Texas||3.3|
|3. Midland, Texas||3.3|
|4. Fargo, N.D.-Minn||3.1|
|5. Bismarck, N.D.||3.1|
|6. Casper, Wyo.||2.9|
|7. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.-N.C||2.7|
|8. Austin-Round Rock, Texas||2.6|
|9. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Ala.||2.6|
|10. Cape Coral-Fort Myers||2.5|
|Source US Census Bureau|
To Your Health!
Healthcare! Its in the news everyday and a solid healthcare system is prime consideration when looking to relocate especially if one is considering retirement. Great news for Fort Myers/Cape Coral! HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital has been identified as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in the United States. As reported by Healthgrades, a leading independent health care rating company. Only 1 percent of hospitals in the nation achieved this level of recognition for their consistent clinical quality based on an unbiased and objective review of clinical outcomes using nine years of data.
See the report: http://www.healthgrades.com/quality/top-hospitals-2014
Whats Happening in April on the Cape!
April 2- Sunset Celebration- Enjoy Southwest Florida’s fabulous sunsets on the first Wednesday of every month. The celebration includes live music, and over 50 vendors selling arts and crafts, jewelry, gift items, and much more! Free Admission.
April 4 & 5- Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta- From the African Queen to Viking Ships to floating turtles, this one of a kind event has something for everyone floating through the bimini basin at Four Freedoms Park in south Cape Coral. Come enjoy watching boat makers float their cardboard boats through the water and see which ones make it to the finish line.
April 4- Relay for Life More than just a fundraiser, this event is sure to entertain and surprise all while helping a worthy cause. Since 2002, the Cape Coral Relay for Life brings together teams of people camped around local high school tracks taking turns walking around the track continuously for 18 hours, all in an effort to raise money for a cure. Each year the event has raised over $100,000 to battle cancer.
April 12- Cape Coral Bike Night- The City of Cape Coral’s Parks & Recreation hosts one the largest collection of motorcycles, live music, food, games and entertainment in Southwest Florida. With four different events throughout the season, Bike Night has become one of Cape Coral’s most anticipated events. This year Bike Night includes; two stages of live music, dunk tank, and Dixie Roadhouse Bull Riding Contest.
TBA- Italian-American Festival- Hosted by the Cape Coral Italian American Club, this event offers a unique blend of Italian food, entertainment, and fun. Hosted both inside the club’s hall and Big John’s parking lot, the festival offers something for everyone.
TBA- Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby- The Cape Coral Kiwanis Club have hosted this event for 25 years. Kids enjoy a morning of fishing on the Yacht Club Pier. There are trophies for winners in different categories. Fishing pros are on hand to teach children the tricks of successful fishing. Such prizes as free rods and reels are given free throughout the day.
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- The New Qualified Mortgage Rules – What are they
- Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal – Dress up your front yard with inexpensive flower blooms
- More Than Just the Down Payment – What other funds orsource of funds do you need?
- It’s Tax Time – Homeowner Deductions
- Credit Scores and Financing – My FICA Score is Not the Greatest!
See You in May!
We trust that you have enjoyed this issue of “Livin on the Cape”. Our mission continues to focus on being the good will ambassadors for Cape Coral and the surrounding area of Southwest Florida. If you are interested in more information or looking for that special place to claim as your new home send us an email by clicking on our email contact information at the top right hand corner of the blog. Thank you and Happy Spring!