Cape Coral citizens may no longer have to cross the river to enjoy dinner theater thanks to a joint venture between a local club and an acting troupe. The Cape Coral Italian American Club and the Sand Flea Players have partnered to present two productions in the coming months, with future shows planned depending on the response from the community....

The Italian American Club will host an event Sept. 13 featuring big band music. "In an effort to bring the best in live music and entertainment to Southwest Florida, the Cape Coral Italian American Club will host the first premier performance of the brand new 18-piece big band 'Stardust Memories'," said President Cathy Sangiovanni.   Re...

The Italian American Club is hosting a patriotic dinner and show for the Fourth of July. The "God Bless America From Sea to Shining Sea" Tour of America will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 4, with an All American Buffet planned for 5:45 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.   After the show, the party will move outside, where attendee...

Longtime Cape Coral director Anne Palmer is starting a regular dinner-theater show at Cape Coral's Italian-American Club. Palmer's Sand Flea Players troupe will stage a new comedy or light drama every 1½ months at the downtown Cape club, she says. That could eventually change to once a month.   The first play takes place Saturday, May 1...

In 1961 Cape Coral was a tiny but growing community in need of a Fire Department. A group of men encouraged by Gulf American Corporation decided to form a one and on April 9, 1961, the Cape Coral Volunteer Fireman's Association was incorporated by an act of the Florida legislature. Their first elected Chief was Edward Kocik.Ed Kocik and his wife Al...