Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Foot pain can be disabling; learn the causes and treatment options at free seminar on March 14

2016-11-08T15:00:55+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Athletic Orthopedic and Reconstructive Center physicians Drs. David B. Sudderth and Peter B. Walimire will host a free seminar on the causes and treatment options for foot pain.  The seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral. For reservations, [...]

Tickets now available for BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser on April 1

2016-11-08T15:00:55+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized|

The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the third annual BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is open to the public and will feature [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida achieves LEED Gold Certification on newly constructed maintenance facility

2016-11-08T15:00:55+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has achieved LEED Gold Certification for the design and construction of a 2,400-square-foot maintenance building located on the Conservancy campus at 1450 Merrihue Dr. in Naples. The building was completed in March 2011 and is one of six building projects on the Conservancy Nature Center campus being submitted to the [...]

Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon Raises more than $16,000

2012-02-23T15:36:06+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JASWFL) raised more than $16,000 during the 2012 JA Bowl-A-Thon. The money raised goes directly to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to support its programs throughout Southwest Florida schools. A total of 27 teams participated, each raising $600 per team. The JA Bowl-A-Thon events were held in Lee County at [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties offers free car seat safety inspections, provides guidance to parents and caregivers on child restraint laws and proper use of safety seats

2016-11-08T15:00:55+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, due in large part to the non-use or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts. It is important that all children are properly secured in the appropriate car seat, booster seat or seat belt, which offers the best protection for children in [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida christens Good Fortune II pontoon boat for Rookery Bay eco-cruises

2016-11-08T15:00:55+00:00 February 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces the launch of its new Good Fortune II, a 45-passenger pontoon boat which offers enhanced eco-cruise experiences through Rookery Bay. Three narrated cruises are offered daily and the boat is available for private charters.  A ceremonial launch and christening of the Good Fortune II was held on Thursday, Feb. [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company earns LEED Silver Certification for Bonita Springs church

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) construction team has achieved LEED® Silver Certification for construction of the St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Parish Life & Education Center located at 28290 Beaumont Rd. in Bonita Springs, Fla. According to public records, the project is the first LEED certified project in Bonita Springs and the first LEED certified [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida receives $7,500 from State Farm

2012-02-15T19:16:47+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

State Farm has granted Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JASWFL) $7,500 to fund the AVID programs in Collier and Lee County High Schools. AVID which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, targets at-risk students in grades 6-12 to provide early intervention to students who might otherwise dropout. The AVID elective helps motivate students to develop [...]

Stevens Construction completes Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has completed the 18,651-square-foot emergency department renovation at the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, announced Mark Stevens, company president.  Located at 4200 Sun N’ Lake Blvd. in Sebring, the project involved the renovation of 32 exam rooms, including two trauma cardiac areas, isolation exam rooms and three nurse’s stations. The multi-phased project occurred [...]

Builders Care announces 2012 board of directors

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care announces an impressive board of directors that will guide the nonprofit agency in its mission to provide construction services at no cost to needy elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners in Lee County. The team of volunteers recently reached a milestone with the completion of its 100th [...]

Illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine takes the stage at Naples Town Hall on March 1

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Referred to as a modern-day Houdini, endurance artist David Blaine will host the next event of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series 29th season on Thursday, March 1 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Blaine has defined the performance art spectacular with his inimitable style and unique challenges that continue to set boundaries [...]

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Local businesses, educators and community volunteers are invited to join Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in honoring forward-thinking entrepreneurs and accomplished community leaders Scott Fischer, owner and chief executive officer of Scott Fischer Enterprises, and Barbara Watt, founder and owner of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty. These 2012 Laureates will be inducted into Junior Achievement’s Business [...]

Paul Homes makes second donation to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 10th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Paul Homes, a Cape Coral-based developer of new homes throughout Southwest Florida, has donated $2,500 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantaged Lee County residents. Paul Homes made a donation of $500 to Builders Care in October 2011, but decided to increase its donation when [...]

Local students participate in Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series’ new Youth Ambassador Program

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series has opened the doors for local high school students to participate as youth ambassadors during its 2012 season, giving them an exclusive opportunity to meet the speakers, ask questions and hear them speak. The recently launched Naples Town Hall Youth Ambassador Program is designed to inspire today’s youth [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties and partnering organizations kick off the 2012 Safe Pool Party campaign to prevent drowning

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

New data from the Florida Department of Health reveals a reduction in drowning deaths in 2009-10 for children ages one to four in Lee County. As a result, Lee County no longer ranks among the top 10 counties in the state of Florida for drowning deaths. However, Florida continues to lead the country in drowning [...]

Learn strategies for retirement planning and wealth management

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 9th, 2012|Categories: Discussions, Events, Hot Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group will host a free seminar to discuss strategies for retirement planning and wealth management, as well as other general investment topics. The seminar, titled “Will You Outlive Your Retirement Income? Investment Strategies for Today’s Retirees,” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at The Landings Yacht, [...]

Cypress Lake Country Club launches state-of-the-art golf course improvements and unveils expanded, renovated practice course

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 8th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Major enhancements are underway to the 18-hole championship golf course at Cypress Lake Country Club, creating an expanded, state-of-the-art practice facility. Recent upgrades include the expansion of the golf course practice tee to more than two and one-half times its previous size, from 22,000 square feet to 55,000 square feet. In addition to the new [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Irene Kennedy Quincey to discuss the evolution of water policies in Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The need for clean drinking water and the growing problem of water pollution prompted both the 1972 Florida Water Resources Act and the Federal Clean Water Act. Forty years later, Florida’s policies are still held in high regard, even though many believe the state’s water resources continue to be in crisis as demand for water [...]

“What’s your crisis communication strategy? Lessons learned from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure”

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Susan G. Komen for the Cure took hits left and right in the media, from both donors and the public, after the world’s largest breast cancer charity announced it would no longer fund grants to Planned Parenthood, currently under government investigation for possible misuse of public funds for abortions. In an effort to “fix” the [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to discuss evolving workplace social media policies during Chamber of Southwest Florida event

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Social media can either be a drain on productivity or a great promotional opportunity for businesses. Either way that it is viewed, social media has made its way into the workplace. As a result of a growing number of employee complaints filed with or by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stemming from employee use [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton receives Scientific Achievement Award from Lee County Medical Society

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has received Lee County Medical Society’s 2012 Scientific Achievement Award in recognition for his outstanding work in the areas of retinal science and clinical research. The society honored him for his recent work with medical students from Tulane University measuring oxygen saturation in retinal tissues and [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties provides tips to prevent fire- and burn-related injuries and deaths in children during National Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 6-12

2016-11-08T15:00:56+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Each year approximately 116,600 children are treated for burn- and fire-related injuries. More than 500 children ages 14 and younger die due to these unintentional injuries. Yet many times these tragedies could be prevented with a few easy modifications to the home or teaching children what to do in case of a fire emergency. In [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida receives $80,000 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to support education program

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support its educational program, “Learning Adventures,” during the 2011-2012 school year. This grant is the second year that Walmart has supported education initiatives at the Conservancy, with support totaling more than $80,000. Through the “Learning Adventures” program, Conservancy of Southwest [...]

Junior Achievement hosts Business Development Day with Cape Coral and North Fort Myers high school students

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

With the goal of preparing high school students for the work force, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosted its annual “Business Development Day” in partnership with the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. The event was held on Jan. 11 at The Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral. Twenty eight high school juniors representing several [...]

Mark Stevens named corporate chairman of 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mark Stevens, president of Stevens Construction, has been named corporate chairman of the 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes on April 21 at the Bell Tower Shops. The Walk to Cure Diabetes is the signature event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.  JDRF [...]

Builders provide free ramp for elderly Fort Myers Beach widow

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Jane Hague, 92, lives alone and has trouble with balance and other physical challenges but didn’t want to give up her freedom and move to an assisted living facility. Until recently, Hague and her close friends, she calls “family,” feared for her safety, particularly as she entered and exited her home. “Just before I heard [...]