Submitted by CapeCoral.com on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 2:55am
For those who couldn’t wait until Tuesday, or couldn’t make it to New Orleans, this weekend provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras here locally as the South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Associations (SCHEA) hosted their annual South Cape Mardi Gras Trolley Event.
On Saturday evening, the city's Entertainment District was filled with people, food, drinks, and of course beads.
Submitted by Jeff Koehn on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:05am
On Monday evening, the city council and the city municipal charter school governing board held a joint meeting at City Hall.
The meeting comes after months of contentious back and forth between the two bodies regarding the future of the municipal charter school system.
To help resolve the issues, on December 12, the city council approved the city manager, city auditor, city attorney, and city staff to conduct a financial analysis to determine the projected financial future of the school system.
Submitted by CapeCoral.com on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:00am
Over the weekend the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral and the Gulf Coast Symphony partnered to bring the fourth annual Taste of the Cape/Symphony at Sunset to Cape Coral.
The event filled Four Freedoms Park to near capacity, as an estimated ten thousand people came out to enjoy an afternoon of food and live music.
Over 20 restaurants participated in this year's event bringing with them a wide range of dining options for those in attendance to enjoy. In addition to serving the food, the restaurants were also judged with the following winning this year's awards:
Submitted by Jeff Koehn on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 3:05am
Tonight the city council will hold its first Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting of 2017.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. The meeting is open to the public.
COW meetings differ from the city council's regular meeting in that COW meetings focus on a few specific items and issues rather than a full agenda of items. Also, no votes on issues or items are taken during the meeting; rather the city council will focus on discussion of those items to prepare for future voting.
Submitted by CapeCoral.com on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 2:55am
On Saturday, February 25, the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife held their annual Cape Coral Burrowing Owl Festival.
With over 1,000 nesting pair and 2,500 burrows, Cape Coral is home to the largest population of Burrowing Owls in Florida.
Held at Rotary Park, the Burrowing Owl Festival provides a day filled with animals, plants, interactive displays, seminars, and more, all intended to educate those in attendance on all that Cape Coral has to offer in the way of nature.
Submitted by Jeff Koehn on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:05am
The South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is moving forward with a project to place decorative lighting in the median of Cape Coral Parkway.
During a meeting held Tuesday evening, the CRA Board of Commissioners voted unanimously (commissioner Rick Williams was absent from the meeting and did not cast a vote) to install warm, white LED lights on trees in the median from Del Prado Blvd. to Coronado Pkwy.