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Helping Hands for the Holidays raises over $30,000 for local charities

Helping Hands for the Holidays, an annual fundraising event sponsored by The Aubuchon Team of Companies, raised $34,500 to benefit three local charities: Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities SWFL, and Builders Care, a non-profit division of the LEE BIA.

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Cape Coral Business: New and Relocating Businesses (Nov. 2015)

Each month, Cape Coral sees a number of new businesses coming into the city.

To help our readers become acquainted with new companies calling Cape Coral home, each month, we publish a list of all the new Cape Coral businesses for the previous month.

Not only does the feature list new businesses, but also those that have relocated their company and continue to serve the citizens of Cape Coral.

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Cape Coral's Back Streets Sports Bar celebrates 20 years in business

In the mid-1990’s, Cape Coral’s nightlife scene was filled with such bars as Champs, Smokin’ Joes, Ralph’s Place, Cruiser’s Lounge, Del Prado Inn’s Tiki Bar, and others.

A popular fixture in the nightlife scene was local bartender Shelly LaPaglia. Working at Champs and the Tiki Bar, LaPaglia built up a strong following amongst local bar patrons.

In 1995, LaPaglia decided that instead of simply working for tips, she would strike out on her own, “I wanted to make a job for myself and be my own boss,” recalls LaPaglia.

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Cape Coral in Pictures: CCCIA ACE Awards 2015

On Friday, December 11, the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association (CCCIA) held their annual ACE Awards and Holiday Party.

Over 200 gathered at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers to honor the top among the organization’s membership.

This year, honors were presented for Contractor, Sub-Contractor, and Affiliate of the Year, as well as the CCCIA’s Deborah Jude Schvinski Memorial Award.

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Cape Coral's Quality Automotive Center comes 'home'

Who says you can’t go home again?

Certainly not Nick Muhlenbruch, owner of Cape Coral’s Quality Automotive Center, who recently, had the unique opportunity to do just that.

After a ten-year absence, Quality Automotive Center has returned to the same Cape Coral Parkway location it resided in for fifteen years spanning the early 1990’s through the mid 2000’s.


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