Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Shell Point hosts annual celebration to commemorate 50 years

2018-02-28T19:57:09-04:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, recently hosted its annual celebration event, which commemorated Shell Point’s 50th year in operation as a leading independent retirement living community. More than 1,200 residents gathered for the annual celebration to honor the nonprofit’s half-century anniversary. During the program, Shell Point [...]

Shangri-La Springs hosts Art & Nature Community Night “Roots” March 14

2018-02-27T21:04:26-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs invites the community to experience an evening of artistic and tasteful experiences at its Art & Nature Community Night “Roots.” The free event will take place on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature a tapas dinner, live performances and presentations of artistic works from local artists and musicians. [...]

The School District of Lee County to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair on April 14 in Fort Myers

2018-02-27T20:19:06-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The School District of Lee County is hosting its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair in mid-April to fill classroom positions for the upcoming school year. The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14 at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The School District of Lee County [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care announces sponsors, vendors for ninth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew

2018-02-27T19:37:42-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has released its initial list of sponsors and vendors for BBQ, Bands & Brew in April. All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales is this year’s presenting sponsor for the April 8 fundraising event, which features live music from local headlining [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces exclusive auction lots for ‘Magic Under the Mangroves’

2018-02-27T00:54:01-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Exclusive experiences, exotic vacations, behind-the-scenes tours, elegant dinners and custom artwork highlight an impressive list of auction lots available at the 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves, a March 8 fundraising event that benefits the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. New for this year, Magic Under the Mangroves is debuting its Conservancy Exclusives, unique auction lots [...]

Junior Achievement names event sponsors for 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2018-02-27T00:29:27-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced title, platinum and gold sponsors for its upcoming induction and awards ceremony for the 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. IBERIABANK is the title sponsor for the event. Platinum sponsors include B & I Contractors, Inc. and Publix Super Markets. Additional gold sponsors include BB&T, Chico’s FAS, [...]

The School District of Lee County holding bus driver information session on March 1

2018-02-27T00:24:08-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is holding an information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 for those interested in exploring career opportunities as a school bus driver. The session will be held at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Required job qualifications for school bus drivers [...]

GulfShore Mustang Club donates $5,822 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2018-02-26T20:42:19-04:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Funds will help nonprofit provide emergency construction services for local homeowners in need The GulfShore Mustang Club of Southwest Florida has donated $5,822 to help the Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), provide free emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts Neighborhood Paint Parties at all eight locations March 24

2018-02-26T19:44:55-04:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Free event offers first 100 guests a gift at each location, great paint deals and activity for painters of all levels, families Sunshine Ace Hardware is calling all DIYers and painters in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties to visit a local store for a day full of fun painting inspiration and deals during its [...]

Shangri-La Springs hosts Bonita Springs Historical Society’s 2018 Luncheon “Spring at Shangri-La”

2018-02-26T18:51:57-04:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, will host the Bonita Springs Historical Society’s (BSHS) 2018 Spring Luncheon “Spring at Shangri-La” on Thursday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ticketed event is BSHS’ premier annual fundraiser, raising funds to support its mission to preserve, protect and promote the rich cultural [...]

Guadalupe Center’s Buddy Day brings Immokalee children to Marco Island for day of fun, learning

2018-02-27T00:12:59-04:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

More than 100 second-graders from four Immokalee elementary schools learned about Southwest Florida’s coastal wildlife and habitat at Guadalupe Center’s 26th annual Buddy Day on Saturday, Feb. 17. The program paired “little buddies” from Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Highlands and Village Oaks elementary schools with “big buddies,” dedicated volunteers from area communities including Hideaway Beach, Fiddler’s [...]

Shell Point hosts Serenity Cove dedication ceremony

2018-02-27T00:07:02-04:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, hosted a dedication ceremony on Jan. 31 to celebrate the newly transformed outdoor area at Serenity Cove. More than 1,000 Shell Point residents attended the Serenity Cove dedication ceremony to celebrate the transformation of the large, man-made pond area behind the [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware President Michael Wynn recognized as FGCU’s 2018 Alumni of Distinction

2018-02-22T20:08:49-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that its president, Michael Wynn was recently recognized for his exemplary personal accomplishments, outstanding professional achievements and heartening humanitarian service, earning the prestigious “Alumni of Distinction Award” presented by the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Alumni Association during its 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony. The Alumni of Distinction, the [...]

Alliance for the Arts’ Lydia Black to discuss local arts, culture at Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce event

2018-02-22T19:46:56-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join in an insightful discussion on the impact of local arts and culture with Lydia Black, executive director of Lee County Alliance for the Arts, during the Chamber’s March General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 15. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. [...]

Shell Point hosts Grand Reveal and Afternoon Tea at The Arbor

2018-02-22T01:59:36-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, hosted a guided tour of newly renovated residences within The Arbor on Jan. 29. Residents of the assisted living landmark located within The Woodlands neighborhood took in the lovely interiors on the first floor of the newly renovated building. Friends and [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer St. Patrick’s Day dining specials, live performances March 17

2018-02-20T23:43:07-04:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  On the menu: Dave's Dockside Famous Corned Beef and Cabbage Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year by offering festive dining and drink specials throughout the day on Saturday, March 17, accompanied by live entertainment and scenic waterfront views. Starting at 11 a.m. on St. Patrick’s [...]

Shell Point hosts Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi March 12 to address audience on medical breakthroughs in health care

2018-02-20T00:51:40-04:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shell Point continues its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs and Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, to be held Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Reducing Risk for Alzheimer’s [...]

Bell Tower Shops adding new high-intensity fitness classes for women

2018-02-19T22:15:19-04:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Bell Tower Shops is pleased to announce the addition of new fitness classes offering a high-intensity, full-body workout for women of all ages and skill levels. “Run Ready Fitness” will be a twice-weekly morning program, alternating Tuesday-Thursday and Wednesday-Friday sections in each week. Hourlong classes begin at 5:15 a.m. at Bell Tower’s Center Court, although [...]

Shell Point hosts Dr. J Eric Ahlskog March 2 to address audience on medical breakthroughs in health care

2018-02-15T20:59:39-04:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point continues its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog of Mayo Clinic at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Debunking 10 Myths That May Sabotage Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease,” is [...]

‘Disney On Ice’ tickets now on sale for seven shows in April at Germain Arena in Estero

2018-02-15T20:56:07-04:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Feld Entertainment Inc. has announced that tickets are now on sale for “Disney On Ice,” a wildly popular family-friendly show returning to Germain Arena in April. Tickets start at $20 and are available through Germain Arena and Ticketmaster (fees may apply). “Disney On Ice Presents Reach for the Stars” combines the talent of world-class ice [...]

Publix donates $30,000 to Guadalupe Center through its ‘Food for All’ campaign

2018-02-15T20:54:00-04:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center recently received a $30,000 donation through the “Food for All” campaign launched in November by Publix Super Markets, Inc. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, will use the funds to support its Early Childhood Education Program, which serves 306 children [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. completes Inspiration Place at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

2018-02-15T20:51:27-04:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has recently completed Inspiration Place, an 11,000-square-foot tenant improvement for Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, announced Troy Hernly, vice president central Florida. Featuring unique finishes such as cherry veneer wood, white quartz stone, sculptured gypsum wall paneling, glass mosaic tile and a 100-square-foot water feature, Inspiration Place was designed to promote health and healing [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida launches new website design

2018-02-13T12:38:48-04:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has launched a redesigned website at www.JASWFL.org. The improved online experience further supports the organization’s efforts to provide educational programs on work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students throughout Southwest Florida. The redesigned website offers a fresh look, improved functionality and user-friendly navigation to create an overall enhanced experience. With [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series presents “My Sinatra” starring Cary Hoffman April 17

2018-02-13T11:19:11-04:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community closes out its show-stopping 2017-2018 Performing Arts Concert Series program with “My Sinatra,” starring Cary Hoffman. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the Village Church at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $35 [...]

Mark Loren Designs drops diamonds from the sky in time for Valentine’s Day

2018-02-12T16:49:11-04:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mark Loren, owner and founder of Mark Loren Designs, has announced a Valentine’s Day promotion that will have Southwest Florida residents looking to the shoreline for their sweetheart’s gift. Earlier today, Loren dropped three “messages in a bottle” from a helicopter along Lee County’s coastline. The bottles, each with the trademark “loren” logo etched [...]

Volunteers of America announces construction of The Preserve, a new senior living and care community in Fort Myers

2018-02-09T11:30:13-04:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Volunteers of America, the non-profit parent organization of Cape Coral’s Gulf Coast Village, has broken ground on The Preserve, a new state-of-the-art skilled nursing and assisted living community in Fort Myers. The Preserve addresses Lee County’s growing need for skilled nursing, transitional care and assisted living in southwest Florida, and offers 75 private rooms to [...]

Junior Achievement to host its CEO Academy at FGCU for entrepreneurial teens in Southwest Florida

2018-02-09T11:32:00-04:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is seeking entrepreneurial, business-minded teens for an exclusive weeklong summer camp in which they’ll learn what it takes to become a successful business leader. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, the CEO Academy teaches students the basics of starting and operating a [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series presents The StepCrew March 22

2018-02-08T13:19:47-04:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a concert by dancing sensation, The StepCrew, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Village Church at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $35 [...]

Fort Myers Miracle, Scotty’s Bierwerks to unveil ‘Scotty’s Miracle Blonde Ale’ on Friday

2018-02-09T10:02:27-04:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Baseball and beer go together like peanut butter and chocolate, so the Fort Myers Miracle are proudly introducing the team’s very own craft beer in time for the 2018 season. The Miracle teamed with Scotty’s Bierwerks in Cape Coral to create Scotty’s Miracle Blonde Ale, a light, refreshing ale with a straw yellow color and [...]

President’s Day Promenade: Budweiser Clydesdales to hitch at Bell Tower Shops Feb. 19 for a night of family fun and photo ops

2018-02-09T10:03:05-04:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

President’s Day event to include “al fresco” sales extravaganza Bell Tower Shops again will play host to Anheuser-Busch’s famed Budweiser Clydesdales, which will pose for photographs with adoring fans and strut around the mall. The Clydesdale team will appear from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Horses and their talkative handlers will be [...]

Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D. to offer free seminar about managing cancer with nutritional medicine on Feb. 8 at Hughes Center for Functional Medicine

2018-02-06T08:49:11-04:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D., a new addition to the team at Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, is offering a special presentation entitled “Managing Cancer with Nutritional Medicine: What to Know Before, During and After Treatment.” The discussion begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Hughes Center, 800 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. There is [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at Executive Forum in Miami Beach March 1

2018-02-05T15:28:43-04:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will serve as a panelist during the 2018 Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum North America “The Ever-Expanding Landscape of Compliance – And What You Need to Know,” to be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave. [...]

Stevens Construction completes Estero United Methodist Church expansion

2018-02-05T15:22:18-04:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed an expansion and renovation of Estero United Methodist Church, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Completed via the construction management delivery method, Stevens Construction provided pre-construction services which resulted in $80,000 of savings due to value engineering recommendations. Located at 8088 Lord’s Way in Estero, the project included extensive site improvements with [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces tickets, sponsorship availability for 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2018-02-05T15:15:39-04:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pason Gaddis, Gary Griffin to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s induction and awards ceremony for the 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The dinner and awards ceremony is set for Wednesday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point [...]

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point

2018-02-05T15:08:54-04:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Shell Point Retirement Community held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Tribby Arts Center, a $15 million amenity to be located near The Club at Shell Point. More than 450 people attended this event, which was held on the future building site. “It is our belief [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host ‘Love your Animals Week’

2018-02-02T18:27:31-04:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With Valentine’s Day approaching and love in the air, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has created an entire week of fun, educational activities certain to find the soft spot in your heart. “Love your Animals Week,” held Feb. 11-17, will showcase the variety of animals and nature programs at the Conservancy. Throughout the day, guests [...]

Society to sponsor ‘Thursday Night Live and in Love,’ a pre-Valentine’s Day music and culinary celebration at Bell Tower Shops

2018-02-02T18:23:05-04:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Society, a new restaurant offering delicious American cuisine made with the finest fresh ingredients, is sponsoring the next Thursday Night Live concert on Feb. 8 at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. With Valentine’s Day approaching, the always popular event has been dubbed “Thursday Night Live and in Love” for one evening. The Island Doctor, [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series presents Vega String Quartet March 15

2018-02-01T14:53:50-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a performance by Vega String Quartet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 15101 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. As part of the Concerts & Conversations program, [...]

Guadalupe Center to host 26th annual Buddy Day Feb. 17

2018-02-01T10:55:46-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Immokalee second graders hit the beach for fun-filled buddy activities Volunteers are needed for Guadalupe Center’s 26th annual Buddy Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of children in Immokalee, will bring 150 [...]