All Blog Entries by Mary Ray

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The Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum is keeping local history alive through chronically the history of this unique city. While the museum is closed throughout July and August, it will soon reopen as a prime resource for Cape Coral's history. Everyone you encounter through the historical society and museum is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have about the museum exhibits or local history. The museum also hosts several special programs throughout the year including monthly presentations and field trips.    The museum was originally houses in the clubhouse at the Cape Coral Country Club, but in 1977, it was moved to the Four Freedoms Park where it was used as a multi-functional facility. Later in 1983 the…
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Slate's, located at 4820 Candia Street in Cape Coral, is bringing New Orleans flavor to Florida. The restaurant offers a comfortable, classy setting that makes diners feel welcome and at ease. Anyone who visits Slate's can expect fast, enthusiastic service along with delicious, generously portioned meals.    Favorites at Slate's include gumbo, crab and corn beignet, New Orleans Alfredo, sandwiches, salads, specialty cocktails and more. The zesty aroma of classic New Orleans spices will greet you as you walk into the door, and the exuberant jazz music completes the Big Easy experience. Whether you are hungry for the classic comforts of chicken and dumpling or the Cajun flare of a traditional New Orleans dish, you will be delighted by the flavor Slate's…
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Whether you are looking for a creative date night idea or a fun outing with friends, The Painted Couch offers a fun, unique experience that allows you to explore your artistic side. Don't worry about bringing brushes -- Cape Coral's hybrid art studio and wine bar will provide everything you need to enjoy the experience. From practiced artists to complete beginners, everyone will have fun creating artistic masterpieces at The Painted couch.    There are event art parties and social sessions which are great for celebrating birthdays, holidays, baby showers, bridal showers, fundraisers and more. You will amaze yourself by tapping into your inner artist and creating stunning works of art while you relax with your friends. The Painted Couch also provides a…
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Cape Coral's Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve allows visitors to find a natural oasis right in the heart of the city. The Four Mile Cove is a must-see for any nature enthusiasts or anyone seeking a relaxing environment. As you walk along the scenic trail, you can take in the beauty of mangrove trees and the sparkling waters of the nearby river. Raccoons and otters playfully search for crustaceans along the bank and the chatter of birds greets you along your stroll. The preserve is also rents kayaks on the weekend, which are ideal for someone seeking an outdoor adventure. The Four Mile Cove is also home to a war memorial which features an Iwo Jima monument along with additional military memorials.    The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is a great…
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With a fully renovated course boasting a challenging 9-hole layout, Hunters Run golf course offers a fun, unique experience for the whole family. Originally established as Cape Coral Executive in 1961, the course underwent major renovations in 2008, when it was renamed Hunters Run. The course has been revamped to offer golf enthusiasts an engaging, but accessible playing experience. Hunters Run is Cape Corals one and only executive golf course, offering several different golf passes that range from annual passes to monthly passes.    Hunters Run is also proud to provide guests with friendly service offered by a dedicated, welcoming staff. A fully-stocked Golf Shop allows players to select from a range of high-quality golf apparel and equipment. The…
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Cape Coral Waterfront Real Estate

Cape Coral is often thought of as a paradise and with the natural beauty found in the one hundred square miles that is the city, and it’s not hard to understand why. Cape Coral boasts over four hundred miles of beautiful, winding canals, both freshwater and saltwater.  Owning a piece of this waterfront real estate gives you the deed to your own personal piece of paradise.

What Type of Cape Coral Waterway Property is Right for You?

Both saltwater and freshwater canals are equally beautiful, but each will offer different opportunities for enjoyment.  Either way, you get the perk of enjoying your waterfront SW Florida real estate without the busy tourist traffic that comes with beachfront property.  But the activities

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bluehm_480As a experienced buyer's agent for many years I've seen just about every mishap that can be made when buyers are in the process of buying a home. Many mistakes can be fixed but there are some buyer's mistakes that can't be and can cause a buyer to lose their dream home and even worse lose their escrow/down payment money. So without further ado, I give you one of the biggest buyers mistakes:

Changing your Credit history before you close on a home! Picture this if you will,a very happy home buyer one who has been pre-qualified for home loan. Their credit is good without any large out standing debt and the have a excellent debt to income ratio. The Buyer and their agent find the perfect home and have their offer accepted on the home. The contract is turned

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dogsplayinwater_704 It’s that time of the year again, Lab Fest this November 10, 2012 from 9-1:00 at the Four Freedoms Park. The 7thannual Lab Fest is sponsored by our friends Anita and Lou Simmons owners of the Cape Dog Bakery and the Cape Coral Parks and recreation. The Lab fest raises money for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida and the Wagging Tails Dog Park in Cape Coral. It’s a celebration of Labrador Retrievers and also all dogs. So bring out your Labrador retriever and your non Labrador Retriever four legged doggie friends and join the fun!  You don’t have to have a dog to attend either. Come on out and enjoy the huge crowd favorite of seeing the dogs jumping and swimming and playing in the water. Oh and let’s not forget the other crowd favorite... petting and

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redwhiteblueoneAre you a veteran or active duty Military member?  Thinking of buying a home but feel it’s out of your reach?  Well a VA loan would be a great option for you!  In 1944 Congress created the VA loan to help those returning from active duty to achieve the American dream of home ownership.  Over the years Millions of Veterans have realized the dream of home ownership by using a VA loan.   

Today, VA Loans have turned into a lifeline of hope for past and present military members of our armed services looking to buy a home and who have struggled to deal with tougher credit standards and down payment requirements made by lenders.  A VA loan helps eligible veterans and active-duty service members with lower incomes and less-than-perfect credit to become

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cocofest_400Time to mark your calendars for the Cape Coral annual Coconut festival! This years festival is going to be spectacular and of course totally nuts...coconuts that is! Nov 9-the 11th at the Sunplash waterpark located in beautiful Cape Coral.  This years Festival will feature County Music star Chris Cagle and the Band 38 special and Florida's own band Push and also featured the Atomic Punks, a Van Halen tribute bank. Also what would a Coconut festival be without Tropical Dancers? This years festival will be featuring the Toa Tropical Polynesian Dance Team. Also featured this year is the Coconut Idol contest and The Coco Cheerfest competition. There will be lots of family entertainment such as carnival games, food, contests, crafts and a spectacular fireworks

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