Monthly Archives: December 2009

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Stevens Construction Inc. completes Florida Hospital renovation

2016-11-08T15:01:31+00:00 December 30th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction Inc. has completed the interior renovation at the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, announced Mark Stevens, company president.   Located at 6748 Gall Blvd., the project consisted of the interior demolition and reconstruction of a 10,200-square-foot medical office building.  The facility houses the new office of the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Orthopaedic [...]

Bacchus introduces prix fixe menu

2016-11-08T15:01:31+00:00 December 29th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bacchus has launched a new prix fixe menu at the Bell Tower Shops restaurant to provide customers a fine-dining experience with a fixed price and customized menu options. The prix fixe menu features three courses for $35 per person. For an additional $10, diners can upgrade to a wine dinner, which includes three glasses of [...]

Builders Care completes “extreme home makeover” for local family

2016-11-08T15:01:31+00:00 December 23rd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

It is not often that roofing companies work together, but Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal and Crowther Roofing teamed up to help out a local family in need this holiday season. The roof of the Castro family’s carport was about to give in, leaking pipes rotted the main roof overhead and there was only a [...]

Gora/McGahey completes services for FineMark National Bank & Trust

2016-11-08T15:01:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA) designed and provided construction administration services for FineMark National Bank & Trust’s new Shell Point location. The 1,300-square-foot banking facility features a client reception area, financial advisor areas, two teller stations, coupon room, safe deposit, meetings room and a lounge area for employees. The facility features traditional wood treatments, granite surfaces and [...]

Bacchus introduces guest chef wine dinners

2016-11-08T15:01:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2009|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Continuing to provide an array of culinary options for its guests, Bacchus is inviting prominent Southwest Florida chefs to the restaurant on select evenings to prepare custom menus. The first guest chef wine dinner will be presented by Chef Kris Zook on Jan. 11 from 6-10 p.m.  This event will launch a series of guest [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball office manager elected to Charlotte-DeSoto BIA Board

2009-12-18T13:33:51+00:00 December 18th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) announces that Charlotte market office manager Frank Bell has been elected to the 2010 Charlotte-Desoto Building Industry Association (CDBIA) board of directors. Bell is a long-term OAK employee, beginning in 1982 in the Michigan operations and transferring to the Florida operation in 1993. Bell was promoted to his current position of general [...]

Leading eye experts present findings at free macular degeneration seminar Jan. 30

2016-11-08T15:01:31+00:00 December 17th, 2009|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the seventh annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Jan. 30. Two identical sessions will take place on Sat. Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Low-vision devices will be available.   [...]

The Sandy Butler featured in O The Oprah Magazine

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 16th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The January issue of O, The Oprah Magazine features The Sandy Butler Group’s exclusive Fernando Pensato flavored olive oils in “The O List,” a column featuring a limited number of unique products selected by Oprah Winfrey or the publication’s editors. These authentic, imported olive oils are sold and distributed exclusively by The Sandy Butler Group. [...]

FGCU students present research on falls outside the home

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 16th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

According to new research presented by students from Florida Gulf Coast University, the most common causes of falls outside the home include environmental hazards, incorrect size or type of assisted devices including canes, walkers or crutches and poorly designed public spaces.   The students reviewed about 250 fall cases recorded from April through November 2009 [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names 2010 Hall of Fame advisory board

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 11th, 2009|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces its Business Hall of Fame Advisory Board, Lee County co-chairs and members for 2010.   Richard Durnwald, president of Northwestern Mutual/Durnwald & Associates, and Dilman Thomas, executive vice president and director of client relations for Oswald Trippe & Company, will serve as co-chairs. Other members selected to this year’s [...]

Builders Care provides complete home renovation in time for the holidays

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 11th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

All Mamie Jackson wants this holiday season is a safe and healthy home for her disabled adult son, John, and thanks to Builders Care her wish has come true. Previously, parts of her home, including the floors, were in dangerous condition because of prior termite damage. Several areas of the home were sinking where wood [...]

JP Pencil earns Lee BIA Hearts and Hammers award

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 10th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

J.P. Pencil, superintendent for Stevens Construction, was presented with the Hearts and Hammers award at the 2009 Lee BIA installation banquet, announced Mark Stevens, company president.  The Hearts and Hammers award honors individuals who display exemplary performance and commitment in a Builders Care project. Builders Care, the non-profit arm of the Lee BIA provides emergency [...]

Ring in the New Year at The Sandy Butler

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

The Sandy Butler Restaurant is offering a special four-course New Year’s Eve menu. In addition, The Sandy Butler Market offers a holiday take-home menu with a wide assortment of party platters, cheese and hors d’oeuvres trays, desserts and a boutique wine selection. For customer convenience, The Sandy Butler gourmet market will be open New Year’s [...]

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle selected for Edison State College advisory committee

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 7th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects since 1988, has been selected to serve on the Edison State College Drafting and Design Advisory Committee. The committee supports the school’s drafting and design program by consulting with faculty and staff on programs and courses and insuring accountability to students and community. The [...]

Bacchus hosts New Year’s Eve dinner and party

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 7th, 2009|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

The gourmet restaurant Bacchus, located in Bell Tower Shops, is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner and party starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. For $75 per person, guests will choose three courses and dessert from the restaurant’s special New Year’s Eve menu and participate in a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are [...]

Leading orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione to host free educational seminar Dec. 16

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 4th, 2009|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Following minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, patients of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione are reporting a faster recovery and improved mobility compared to patients who undergo traditional hip replacement surgery. Curcione is among the first orthopaedic surgeons in Southwest Florida to offer the anterior approach to hip replacement, an innovative, less invasive alternative to traditional [...]

Bacchus hosts Dec. 10 South African wine dinner

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 4th, 2009|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Bacchus will host a four-course South African wine dinner on Dec. 10 from 6-10 p.m. featuring a variety of wines from Cape Classics, the largest importer of South African wines to the United States. Heath Higginbotham, executive chef at Bacchus, will pair three specially crafted courses with some of his favorite South African vintages. Priced [...]

What’s your social media status?

2016-11-08T15:01:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips, Social Media, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: |

The next time you’re updating your Facebook status or Tweeting about your day, take a moment to consider this…. The nation’s top three brands (Coca Cola, Microsoft and IBM) can all be found on these social media sites, and they are not alone. From mom-and-pop shops and local churches to nearly every major brand in [...]

The Sandy Butler hosts Italian wine dinner

2016-11-08T15:01:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Sandy Butler will host “From Italy, with Love” Italian wine dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. The dinner will feature four specially crafted courses prepared by Chef Michael Ragusa, paired with fine Italian wines from the Tuscan winery Terralsole. Featured guests Mario Ballog from Terralsole and Norman Love, founder of Norman Love [...]

Sponsorships available for 2010 The News-Press Market Watch

2016-11-08T15:01:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Lee County’s most anticipated business and real estate event, The News-Press Market Watch 2010. At the event, industry experts will present an all-inclusive overview and forecast of the local economy complete with 2009 statistics to aid Southwest Florida businesses in strategic planning for 2010. The program is scheduled for Thursday, [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. completes Surgery Center of Mount Dora

2016-11-08T15:01:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction Inc. has completed the construction of the Surgery Center of Mount Dora, announced Mark Stevens, company president.   Located at 3710 Lake Center Drive, the 11,052-square-foot facility features three operating rooms, a minor procedure room, pre-operation beds, post-operation beds and associate support service areas.   “We are delighted with our experience with Stevens Construction [...]

The Sandy Butler offers Christmas Eve dining options

2016-11-08T15:01:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Sandy Butler Restaurant is offering a special three-course Christmas Eve menu. In addition, The Sandy Butler Market offers a holiday take-home menu including fresh all-natural turkeys, certified angus prime rib, sliced honey-baked hams, vegetables, cranberry sauce, all the traditional side items and fresh-baked desserts. For customer convenience, The Sandy Butler gourmet market will be [...]

Local builders give thanks to local war hero by providing free ramp

2016-11-08T15:01:34+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

John Rohal, 73, has had multiple medical issues over his lifetime. He served in the Vietnam War, airborne division, where he was shot multiple times. He survived the ordeal only to later suffer two debilitating strokes, triple by-pass surgery and most recently a fall that lead to head and vision injury. Despite his struggles, Rohal [...]

Bearce Carter joins Vineyards as new home specialist

2016-11-08T15:01:34+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

Bearce Carter has joined the sales and marketing team at Vineyards as a new home specialist. In this position, Carter is responsible for educating customers about Vineyards and assisting with new home purchases.   Originally from Maine, Carter graduated from the University of Southern Maine and went on to become an entrepreneur and community leader [...]