Monthly Archives: May 2012

Former magistrate Andrew A. Bokan, Esq. joins Knott Ebelini Hart, establishes firm’s new martial and family law practice

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Andrew A. Bokan, Esq. has joined the law firm of Knott Ebelini Hart as shareholder, and will lead the firm’s new marital and family law practice group. Prior to joining Knott Ebelini Hart, Bokan served as a family law magistrate for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, serving in Lee County. Prior to his appointment to the [...]

Edison State College to introduce new resident assistants for LightHouse Commons during June 8 open house

2012-05-30T13:29:51+00:00 May 30th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Prospective and incoming students and parents can meet the new resident assistants for LightHouse Commons and tour the 400-unit, on-campus residence hall, during an open house on June 8. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Taeni Hall Building ‘S’ on the Fort Myers campus. The event is [...]

Junior Achievement’s Leaders on the Green tournament set for Oct. 12 at Golf Club of the Everglades

2012-05-30T13:18:53+00:00 May 30th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces its 2012 Leaders on the Green golf tournament will be played Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at the Golf Club of the Everglades in Naples, Fla. Golfers arrive at 11 a.m. for pre-game activities and at 1 p.m., a Scottish bagpiper leads the golfers out to a shotgun start. The [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition kicks off Memorial weekend with tips on preventing distracted driving

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Memorial weekend ranks as one of the top five holidays for road travel. As the weekend begins and in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month observed in May, Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition is reminding the public of the prevalence and impact of distracted driving and sharing tips on roadway safety. A typical distraction lasts three [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn discusses the legal differences between employees and independent contractors at June 13 seminar

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences.To provide more information and answer questions related to employee misclassification [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. completes Suncoast Beverage Sales renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction Inc. has completed an interior renovation and addition for Suncoast Beverage Sales, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction remodeled the existing 114,460-square-foot warehouse and distribution center located at 2996 Hanson Street in Fort Myers. The project also featured the construction of a 5,625-square-foot, 34-degree keg cooler. The Stevens Construction team included project [...]

Stock Development presents first quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stock Development, a premier Southwest Florida development firm, has launched a unique program, pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale in its Paseo Community in Fort Myers. Stock Development presented a check to Builders Care based on its first quarter sales in the amount of $3,300 at a recent sales meeting. As a [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners named to 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pavese Law Firm partners Stephen E. Dalton, Peter J. Gravina, Diane L. Jensen and Christopher J. Shields have been named to the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the attorneys in Florida are selected to the list. In addition, Brooke N. Bockemuehl Martinez has been named to the 2012 Rising [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn earns Master of Laws degree in Employment Law

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Graduating with honors, Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn received her second Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School on May 19. The LL.M. degree is an advanced law degree with a focus on a particular practice area. Schwinn’s second LL.M. is in Employment Law and her first LL.M. is [...]

Builders provide independence to two North Fort Myers residents

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

John “Karter” Rieves, 41, has suffered through six surgeries since a car accident in 1997 left him paralyzed from the waist down. Complications have led to more serious conditions, including a severe infection, requiring his parents to care for him during his recovery. Prior to the complications, Rieves was staying active playing wheelchair basketball, tennis [...]

Junior Achievement honors 2011-12 volunteers and teachers

2012-05-14T17:08:54+00:00 May 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement recognized its 2011-2012 volunteers and teachers during an appreciation reception held on Thursday, May 10 at Florida Gulf Coast University. During the 2011-2012 school year, Junior Achievement recruited more than 375 volunteers to help educate youth in our community about business, economics and free enterprise. Business leaders from a wide variety of industries [...]

Edison State College hosts open house at LightHouse Commons

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 10th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Edison State College will host an open house on Tuesday, May 15 to introduce current and prospective students to LightHouse Commons, the new 400-unit, on-campus residence hall. The open house will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Taeni Hall student services building on the Fort Myers campus. The event is open to [...]

What’s hot now: Robb & Stucky International shares top five in trend-spotting market report

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Furniture buyers from all over the world gathered in High Point, N.C., to shop the International Home Furnishings Market; the spring Market ended on April 26. The Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Robb & Stucky shops the Market to bring a constant influx of new designs and inspiration to [...]

Stevens Construction completes Grace Baptist Church renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 8th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has completed the 15,000-square-foot renovation for Grace Baptist Church, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 1300 Ceitus Terrace in Cape Coral, the project involved the conversion of an existing fitness center into a worship facility featuring a 300-seat sanctuary, seven classrooms, two multi-purpose rooms and a child care area. The project was [...]

Elmquist Eye Group hosts seminar on cataracts, offers free vision screening on May 21

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 8th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Trevor Elmquist of Elmquist Eye Group invites the public to a free seminar about cataracts on May 21 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the group’s Fort Myers office located at 12670 New Brittany Blvd., Suite 102. Dr. Elmquist will present the latest cataract treatment options to attendees and answer questions about these procedures. [...]

Two local plumbing companies team up with Builders Care to help seniors in Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Letty Waltrip had been without a working kitchen sink for more than a month and her water heater was leaking throughout her garage. But it was not top of mind, after her husband of more than 30 years passed away unexpectedly. “You just never know when these things are going to happen, so cherish every [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Katherine R. English appointed vice president of University of Florida Leadership and Education Foundation, Inc.

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 May 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pavese Law Firm partner Katherine R. English will assume the role as the next vice president of the University of Florida Leadership and Education Foundation Inc. English was appointed to the organization’s board of directors in 2011 by Bernard Machen, President of the University of Florida, to serve a three-year term. A nonprofit corporation, the [...]