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And they’re even more surprised when they find out the photographer is the person who runs the Post Office – Nicole Cicchino. 22 Homes For Sale in Matlacha, Cape Coral, FL. Go over the bridge to art galleries, ice cream, boating, This is the fastest route from Cape Coral, FL to Matlacha, FL.. Cape Coral, FL and Matlacha, FL are in the same time zone (EDT). “I shot a snake wrapped around the bill of bird. Post a photo. We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon! Very knowledgeable staff, good packing. ...... so close to the Gulf of Mexico. You'll find seafood and bait shops, restaurants, a marina, boutiques, and accommodations. Matlacha (pronounced "MAT-la-shay") is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. (Photo: Ricardo Rolon/The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA). The community's name comes from a … I love to go to the art galleries and shops and always bring visitors out there. “Summer is the best,” she said. 3616 Embers Pkwy W, Cape Coral, Florida, 33993. There is now more room to suntan at Yacht Club Beach in Cape Coral! “But no sunset is the same. A professional photographer for 10 years, Cicchino exhibits and sells her artwork at the post office. But then I’ll think, ‘This is great, this is mine and I really want to talk about it.’ And people like to talk about the photos when they know they’re talking to the photographer.”, Nicole Cicchino is the owner and operator of the Matlacha Post Office Gallery and Gifts. We can also shuttle your kayaks and stand up paddle boards to the various launch spots in the Cape Coral, Matlacha Pass & Pine Island Sound area. Current time in both locations is 8:19 pm. The Cape Coral City Council reversed course this week, voting 5-2 to reject annexation of nearly 4½ acres of land on Pine Island Road at the entrance to Matlacha. The fun of the island starts on the Cape Coral side before you cross The fires were seen as far away as Ft Myers Beach and Sanibel. Write a review. It's located between Cape $3 for 3 months. The commercial fishermen shot their boats and set them on fire in protest. 3401 NW 2nd St, Cape Coral, Florida, 33993 You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. “A lot of people ask, ‘Is that real?’" Nicole said. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. The island was formed from the fill dirt as the Pass was dredged for the bridge. A great placed to shop for bait and tackle while visiting Cape Coral & Matlacha. colors,  seafood restaurants, a world famous artist, fun nightlife .......... and fantastic boating, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife in the beautiful place where dolphins play! Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. It is part of the Cape Coral–Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sometimes she thinks there will be nothing to shoot only to find she’s captured a gem. boasts the "fishingest bridge" in the world, a motel in an old fish Almost every home is on the water and they range from brightly Please be polite. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. We deliver as early as 7:00 AM and you can keep until sunset. the bridge. It’s a tropical destination worthy of any Florida road trip to … Home  Flights  Car Rentals  Hotels  Resorts  Rentals  Dining  Real Estate  RVing  Fun  Map  Weather  Blog  Newsletter About Me  Contact Me. SUBSCRIBE NOW. Read more. Browse photos, see new properties, get open house info, and research neighborhoods on Trulia. 621 Old Burnt Store Rd N, Cape Coral, Florida, 33993. Art, crafts, music, waterfront dining, delicious seafood, island-style gifts, resort wear are all part of the fun of the island. Reflectors from the 1968 bridge are featured in the scales of a fish painted by local artist Leoma Lovegrove on the side of the post office. Wagner, an employee at the Matlacha Post Office Gallery and Gifts, assists a customer. are no beaches or fancy resorts, but that's fine by me ........I love To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. I’ve traveled to different places and shot sunsets. Matlacha was a typical "Old Florida" fishing village until 1992 when a voter referendum banned net fishing to protect the local fish for recreational fishermen that were usually caught along with the mullet caught by commercial fishermen. Sometimes, you can get lost in the moment.”, A professional photographer for 10 years, Nicole Cicchino exhibits and sells her artwork at her Matlacha post office. recreational fishermen that were usually caught along with the mullet For 20 years – the last 3 ½ as owner/operator – Nicole has sorted letters and sold stamps and envelopes to the customers. It was finally completed in 1927. You will need to register before adding a comment. (Photo: Ricardo Rolon/The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA). Located off the coast of Ft. Myers, Matlacha Island is a small spit of island between north Cape Coral and Pine Island, and a perfect little town to chill out for the day in an atmosphere that's uniquely its own. Nicole’s favorite photos she’s taken include sunsets reflecting off the water, baby birds, butterflies or insects. the artsy and laid-back feeling of the island, which has a population of caught by commercial fishermen. The Cape Coral City Council reversed course this week, voting 5-2 to reject annexation of nearly 4½ acres of land on Pine Island Road at the entrance to … There are 4 ways to get from Cape Coral to Matlacha by bus, taxi, car or towncar. Drive through Veterans Day Parade will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Sunsplash. “I try not to capture a moment, but a feeling within that moment,” Nicole Cicchino said. “I’m not very good at self-promoting. It is part of the Cape Coral–Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area. where you'll find everything from cozy cottages to colorful mobile homes to some pretty fancy houses.