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Reminder: The 2022-23 greater amberjack season starts Sept. 1 in Gulf state waters

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Reminder: The 2022-23 greater amberjack season starts Sept. 1 in Gulf state waters 

As a reminder, the recreational season for greater amberjack in Gulf state waters will be open Sept. 1 and remain open through Oct. 31. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued an executive order to modify the 2022-23 recreational season, previously open on Aug. 1, for greater amberjack in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico during its July Commission meeting. 

The Gulf greater amberjack stock is overfished and experiencing overfishing and the recreational season modification is consistent with emergency measures implemented by NOAA fisheries for Gulf federal waters. Consistent state and federal recreational seasons for greater amberjack will help prevent quota overages and mitigate risks of future paybacks and seasonal closures.  

For current recreational amberjack regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Amberjack.” This page will be updated with the new season dates.

Legal News and Updates from Henderson Franklin - July 2022 Edition

July 2022 Legal UpdatesHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is dedicated to keep our clients…

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July 2022

Legal Updates
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is dedicated to keep our clients and community updated on legal issues impacting their businesses and families. Below please find the blogs, articles, and firm news published in July 2022.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, in 2018 there were approximately 7.5 million second homes, making up 5.5 percent of the total number of homes. These homes are not only real estate that must be planned for, managed, and maintained. They are also the birthplace of happy memories for you and your loved ones. Following are some important estate planning questions to consider to ensure that your place of happy memories is protected.
Click here to read more from Naples Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney Amanda Dorio.

One of the most controversial and emotionally charged issues of the state’s 2022 legislative session involved legislation that would overhaul Florida’s existing alimony law. Senate Bill 1796 would have eliminated permanent alimony, offered individuals paying alimony a path toward retirement, and created an equal time-sharing presumption.
Click here to read more from Divorce, Marital and Family Law Attorney Iman Zekri.

In the Community

In addition to hands-on legal training, it’s important for our future lawyers to learn the importance of giving back to the community. With the help of children’s yoga instructor Shanna Bryant, our Summer Associates had a wonderful morning spending time with the children attending the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida’s summer camp at Pine Manor. View more photos here. To learn how your organization can assist the Children’s Advocacy Center, reach out to Rachel Peacock,

In the News

Michael-Anthony Pica has joined the firm as an associate in the Business Litigation Department. He will assist clients involved in business and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, bankruptcy, alternative finance litigation, and other corporate litigation matters. Click here to read more.

Nicholas Oliveri has joined the firm as an associate in the Business & Tax Department. Oliveri holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in Taxation. He will focus his practice on business operations and planning, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state taxation and tax-exempt organizations. Click here to read more.

Stockholders Michael Corso and Russell Schropp were named to the 2022 Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.® To compile the list, Florida Trend asks active practicing Florida attorneys to name the attorneys they hold in the highest regard, lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. The resulting list represents less than 1.2% of active Florida Bar members. Click here to read more.

Stockholder David Hamilton Roos was elected to the Executive Committee. This is his second tenure as such. Roos joined the firm in 2003 and is based out of Henderson Franklin’s Fort Myers office. Managing Lawyer Douglas Szabo and stockholders Scott Beatty and Richard Mancini continue to serve as Executive Committee members. Click here to read more.

Ivy Rhinehart as joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all aspects of the firm’s business, administration, and finance. She is a Certified Management Accountant with over thirty years of experience working in law firms. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Rhinehart served as Chief Financial Officer for an AmLaw 200 firm. Click here to read more.

Katie Kohn has joined the firm as an associate in the Divorce, Marital and Family Law Department. She is based out of the firm’s Naples office. With over a decade of trial experience and her knowledge and compassionate understanding, she guides clients through difficult family law issues ranging from divorce, child support, custody, and adoption. Click here to read more.

Henderson Franklin’s attorneys are honored to present seminars that address important legal issues. Our attorneys are also available to present in-house seminars at your place of business.
If your organization would like to host a similar presentation to your members, please reach out to Gail Lamarche, Henderson Franklin’s Director of Marketing and Business Development at gail.lamarche@henlaw.com for scheduling.
A few upcoming engagements include:
• September 15, 2022 – Intellectual Property Department chair Mark Nieds will present, “Speaking for Fort Myers Chamber: Cryptocurrency 101 – What is it? What’s behind it? Where’s it going?” at the Greater Fort Myers General Membership Luncheon.
• September 23, 2022 – Labor and Employment Group chair Scott Atwood will be a featured speaker for HR Collier at the 2nd Annual HR Conference at the Arthrex Conference Center
• October 6, 2022 – Save the Date to join our Naples legal team at the Collier County Corporate Law Summit taking place at the Hilton Naples. More information will be shared in coming months. Featured topics include:
• Community Leaders Weigh-In on Issues Impacting Collier County Businesses, a panel discussion moderated by J. Dudley Goodlette, Esq.
• Ways to Limit Exposure in Employment and Workers’ Compensation Claims, presenters: Scott Atwood, Esq. and David Roos, Esq.
• The Ever-Changing Landscape of Real Estate and Land Development in Collier, a panel discussion moderated by Jeff Wright, Esq.
• All in the Family – Collier Family-Run Business Leaders Share Lessons for Longevity, a panel discussion moderated by Anthony Cetrangelo, Jr., Esq., with featured guest speakers Jaime Weisinger (Lipman Family Farms) and Michael Wynn (Sunshine Ace)
• A Strategic Approach to Event Risk Management, presented by guest keynote speaker Dr. Linda Robson, Professor at Endicott College in the Gerrish School of Business

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Learn how to be alligator aware

Learn how to be alligator aware With summer in full swing, many people are working…

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With summer in full swing, many people are working and recreating near Florida’s lakes, rivers and wetland areas. Warm temperatures also mean alligators are more active and visible. While serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends taking the following precautions when in and around the water to prevent conflicts with alligators:

  • Keep a safe distance if you see an alligator.
  • Never feed an alligator. When fed, alligators can lose their natural wariness and instead learn to associate people with the availability of food. This can lead to dangerous circumstances for yourself and other people who could encounter the alligator in the future.
  • Feeding alligators is illegal and dangerous in Florida. If you see someone feeding an alligator, call FWC’s Wildlife Alert at 888-404-FWCC or visit com/WildlifeAlert.
  • Swim only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn.
  • Keep pets on a leash and away from the water’s edge and never let them swim in fresh or brackish water even for short periods of time. Pets often resemble alligators’ natural prey. Allowing your pet in the water for even short periods to cool off or play can result in its death.
  • Call the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR(866-392-4286) if you believe an alligator poses a threat to people, pets or property and the FWC will dispatch a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to resolve the situation. The FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) to proactively address alligator threats in developed areas, while conserving alligators in areas where they naturally occur.
  • Find more resources about living with alligators at MyFWC.com/Alligator.

The American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are found in freshwater lakes, ponds, swamps and slow-moving rivers in all 67 counties in Florida. Learn more about alligators.

Harvest reporting requirements for Turkey and Deer

Log and report harvested wild turkey and deer Turkey hunters, a new rule takes effect…

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Log and report harvested wild turkey and deer

Turkey hunters, a new rule takes effect this fall that requires all hunters (even those exempt from license requirements) to log and report wild turkeys they harvest. This new rule applies to spring and fall wild turkey seasons.

The FWC also wants to remind all deer hunters (even those exempt from license requirements) they must log and report harvested deer.

Upon harvesting a deer or wild turkey, all hunters must: a) log their harvest prior to moving it from the point where they located it and b) report it within 24 hours of being harvested.
Hunters can log and report their harvest using the FWC’s Fish|Hunt Florida App or at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. Hunters can also log their harvest using a paper harvest log and report via the phone by calling 888-468-8356 (888-HUNT-FLORIDA).

Learn more about deer and wild turkey harvest reporting and download and print a paper harvest log at MyFWC.com/HarvestReport.
We appreciate your support of conservation by adhering to harvest reporting requirements. Harvest reporting can help foster bag limit compliance and gives FWC biologists another valuable source of harvest information to help them manage deer and wild turkey populations to continue providing sustainable hunting opportunities.

Learn more about hunting in Florida at MyFWC.com/Hunting.

PHONE NUMBER CORRECTION: Harvest reporting requirements for Turkey and Deer

Please note the correct phone number for reporting harvested deer and wild turkey is: 888-486-8356 (888-HUNT-FLORIDA).

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Please note the correct phone number for reporting harvested deer and wild turkey is: 888-486-8356 (888-HUNT-FLORIDA).

Reminder: Classes you'll love

This August, take an art class and get inspired. Beginner Painting Workshop (Ages 16+) Wednesday…

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This August, take an art class and get inspired.

Beginner Painting Workshop (Ages 16+)

Wednesday Workshop, July 27 • Are you interested in working with acrylic paints, but not sure how to get started? In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to the fundamentals of acrylics and acrylic painting! By the end of this course you will be equipped with the know-how to pick up a brush and start experimenting with acrylics- in a fun, friendly environment!

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Beginner/Intermediate Knitting Workshop (Ages 10+)

Saturday, July 30 • This workshop is for those who have never picked up knitting needles and for those who have some experience and want to learn a new stitch or two! We will start with the basics and then move on to a sweet little project- creating Hans Hedgehog.

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Hip Hop Dance (Age 12+)

Tuesdays, August 9 – 30 • Whether you’re looking to pick up a few moves, get some exercise, meet new people or just have a lot of fun, we’ve got it all here for you! Local dancer, Riquelson Pierre-Louis (Ricky) will introduce students to the world of Hip Hop, wrapped in a package that promises to challenge even the seasoned vets AND allow complete beginners to get a solid and fun introduction to dance.

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Falling Forward Writing Workshop

Workshop, August 15 • Failing Forward is a workshop where Freddie Forward will guide participants in writing to explore a mistake from their life to find the narrative and the lesson in creative formats including song, poetry, spoken work, or short form memoir. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their stories within the workshop’s mini open mic.

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Drawing Faces (Ages 16+)

Wednesdays, August 24 – September 28 • In this six weeks drawing course, students will learn how to draw beautiful portraits that capture the likeness of a person. Drawing faces is a great way to improve your drawing skills. In this relaxed and friendly environment, there will be drawing exercises and 3 of the classes there will be a live model.

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Intro to the Art of Cricut (Ages 16+)

Saturday, August 27 • This workshop will provide hands-on instruction from an experienced artist using a Cricut cutting machine and Design Space tools. Instructor Tracey Stewart will guide you on the basics of using the machine using one of hers, or your own, to create a simple make and take project.

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Submit a Class or Workshop Proposal

Let’s work together! Are you interested in teaching a class or workshop at the Alliance for the Arts? We’re looking for a variety of offerings that entertain, inspire and connect us – from fine art classes, to crafting, cooking, spoken word, abstract painting and everything in between.

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Experience Live Theatre with Our 2022/23 Season

It’s here: Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts’ 29th consecutive season! Once again we are bringing you another exciting season of affordable, quality entertainment that covers the classic to the cutting edge. New playwrights like Selina Fillinger, what will be our 5th production out of the 10 plays that make up August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, the world premiere of local favorite Derek Lively’s The Last Show, our off the wall production of Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowicz and more. There is something for everyone!

Experience it all with a season subscription and receive up to $36 in savings! If you plan on attending multiple shows, we have a variety of flexible subscription packages that will fit any budget and offer you more freedom in your schedule.

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Purchase Tickets →

Submit Your Art and Exhibit at the Alliance

Want to exhibit at the Alliance? We’re always looking for artists and would love to see what you’re up to. Please submit up to three images for your work and include a brief description. We will contact you directly upon availability of space.

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Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Bill Taylor

August 18 – 28 • Join us for this immersive experience as we transform the Alliance theatre into the Clown Bar, plunging you into the dark and secret world of these hilarious, yet frightening, gangster clowns! Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowic with music and additional lyrics by Adam Overett is a zany Clown noir-dramedy. When Happy Mahoney’s younger brother Timmy is gunned down, he returns to the world of organized clown crime he left behind. Will Happy be able to face his past, discover the killer and get out alive without getting sucked into the underbelly of vice and violence that’s nearly impossible to escape at the Clown Bar? Find out in this crazy production!

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Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6)

Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is Americans for the Arts’ sixth economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the U.S. The study is conducted approximately every five years to gauge the economic impact (on employment, government revenue, and household income) of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences.

The AEP6 study is happening in 387 U.S. communities, so surveys may be coming to an arts event near you! If you meet your local arts workers out and about with surveys, please consider taking a few minutes to anonymously share information about your reasons for attending the arts and any spending related to the event. Survey responses will contribute to a better understanding of the powerful economic impact of the arts in your community and nationwide!

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Get Involved →

Alliance for the Arts • ArtInLee.org
239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers

Membership • Donate • Classes • Exhibits • Theatre

Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation
Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms
Meisenberg Family Trust · Jon & Megan Romine · Arthur Zupko

And incredible people like you!

SBA Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

SBA South Florida District Office Upcoming Webinars & Workshops Show Me the Money – Financing…

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Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

Show Me the Money – Financing Options for your Business – July 27 11am
This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are reviewed. Topics to be discussed include familiar options such as self-financing, funding from friends & family, and partnerships. Other sources are reviewed such as:• Small Business Loans• SBA Loan Guaranty Program• MicroloansSome less conventional financing sources along with their pros and cons are also discussed, including selling equity (shares), venture capital, angel investors, and crowd funding.
Show me the money – Financing options for your small business Tickets | Eventbrite

Grow Your Business with a SWOT Analysis – July 27 12pm
A SWOT (strengths. weaknesses. opportunities. threats.) analysis is fundamental in identifying the critical factors you need to be aware of when growing your business.
Grow Your Business with a SWOT Analysis | SCORE

Three Simple Strategies To Stand Out In A Crowd- July 27 6pm
In a world where competition is fierce, it’s difficult to stand out. Big brands like Amazon, Apple and Walmart command a large share of the market, making effective differentiation one of the main challenges small businesses face. It’s difficult, but not impossible–and it’s important to your success.
Learn to analyze, implement and market three key strategies to make your company stand out in a crowd:
• Your unique selling proposition
• The power of networking
• The importance of a memorable brand
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Cybersecurity for Federal Contractors – July 28 12pm
This will be the fourth in our series of Expert Speaker Series events focused on the topic of cybersecurity for federal contractors. This session will focus on providing some framework and tools for OSCs (that’s “Organizations Seeking Certification” in case you are wondering) to understand their compliance requirement and what to expect from MSPs (Managed Service Providers) as they offer to provide support. This will be a panel discussion format, moderated by Kara Vernon, Florida PTAC at UCF Counselor.
CMMC 2.0: Understanding OSC and MSP Compliance (floridasbdc.org)

Estrategias de crecimiento de su negocio – August 2 6pm
¿Está listo para expandir su negocio, pero no está seguro de que sea sostenible? Conozca estrategias para crecer paso a paso de manera efectiva y duradera.
Estrategias de crecimiento de su negocio (sbanavigator.org)

Overview of SBA Programs and Services – August 3 12pm
This class covers the programs and services that the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to help you start and grow your business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance.
Overview of SBA Programs and Services | SCORE

Building Government Connections: How to Market for Municipal Contracts – August 3 1pm
Understand the Government Procurement processes and learn how to leverage marketing tools to prepare proposals for government contracts at the local level.
Building Government Connections: How to Market for Municipal Contracts (sbanavigator.org)

Business Continuity Webinar – August 4 6pm
Business continuity management is well underway at most organizations. As Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rapidly impacts our lives and organizations, business continuity management is now more important than ever. In today’s seminar, we will discuss what you can do for your business to prepare for the next disaster.
Business Continuity Webinar (sbanavigator.org)

Mining Your Business – August 6 10am
Learn how to grow your business, access government contracts, funding, and other resources to take YOUR BUSINESS from ordinary to extraordinary.
Mining Your Business Tickets, Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Intro to Google Analytics – August 10 12pm
Learn how to set up and start to use Google Analytics to understand how people engage with your website. This session is perfect for people new to Google Analytics.
Learn how to:
• Set up Google Analytics account
• Understand what types of reports are available in the newest version of Google Analytics (GA4)
• Make better decisions about how you run your business by reviewing your Google Analytics Data
Grow with Google Bootcamp Series Part 1-Intro to Google Analytics | SCORE

SBA South Florida District
51 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, Florida
Phone: 305-536-5521

https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/miami

All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance

What is Your Favorite Hot Dog?

Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.Have it your way, online or in-person. Support FGCU Academy |…

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July 2022

FGCU Academy Celebrates
National Hot Dog Day – July 20, 2022

Greetings, When we think of summer, hot dogs come to mind almost immediately. It’s just part of the overall experience. A summer day at the amusement park or at a baseball stadium pairs nicely with a hot dog (or tofu dog, for those of you who prefer a meatless version). Hot dogs don’t have to be made with meat, and anyone can enjoy the age old American favorite food any time of year.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
You should know some solid trivia about hot dogs, including knowing that the term itself was derived in the 19th century, at a time when German immigrants brought their own culinary traditions with them to the new world. It’s believed they brought to New York America’s first hot dogs, originally referred to as a dachshund sausage — for their long shape that resembled the beloved dachshund pups. Around 1870, Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, began to sell hot dogs out of a stand on Coney Island. He sold over 3,600 frankfurters in a bun that year alone.

While we cannot be completely sure how or even when National Hot Dog Day was created, we do know that the day was created as a nod to National Hot Dog Month in July by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council to highlight this fan favorite. Hot dogs became a household name in the late 19th century when casual food lover and baseball team owner of the St. Louis Browns — better known to some as the Baltimore Orioles — Chris Von de Ahe brought the two together at his own amusement park.

Celebrating this day is fairly straightforward — just make your hot dog your way, and enjoy it however you’d like! Honestly, in the Dog Days of Summer, who doesn’t like a hot dog with all their favorite fixings?

NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY TIMELINE
1200s
German Delicacy
Frankfurter Wuerstchen are distributed in Germany on the eve of imperial coronations.

1870
Coney Island Dogs
Charles Feltman begins selling sausages in rolls on Coney Island in New York.

1893
Ball Park Franks
Hot dogs and baseball are officially paired together in St. Louis by the owner of the St. Louis Browns, now known as the Baltimore Orioles.

1971
A Celebration
Hot Dog Day is first celebrated by students in Alfred, New York — the hot dog’s affordability is something that many students favor.

NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY BY THE NUMBERS
7 billion – the estimated number of hot dogs consumed by Americans from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
150 million – the number of hot dogs consumed during the Fourth of July holiday.
20.4 million – the number of hot dogs eaten by baseball fans at major-league ballparks during the season.
350 million pounds – the amount of hot dogs purchased from retail stores by Americans.
20 billion – the number of hot dogs consumed by Americans in a year.
70 – the average number of hot dogs consumed per person each year in America.
95% – the percentage of homes in the United States that consume hot dogs.
15% – the percentage of hot dogs purchased from street vendors
9% – the percentage of hot dogs purchased at ballparks.
1900 – the year when the term ‘hot dog’ first appeared in print in “The Oxford English Dictionary.”

5 FACTS ABOUT HOT DOG DAY THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
7-Eleven Sells millions a year
In 2014 alone, 7-Eleven sold well over 60 million hot dogs in their store and in 2017, the store chain sold over 100 million hot dogs.

Condiments make a hot dog thrive
Of all the toppings you can add to a hot dog, mustard comes in first as the most popular hot dog condiment, followed by ketchup and chili, respectively.

Sports and hot dogs go together
Over 26 million hot dogs are sold annually at baseball stadiums in the United States, one of America’s favorite past times.

A street vendor favorite
From New York City, to Chicago, to Philadelphia, you can find a hot dog on most street corners.

Independence Day
On this summer holiday, over 155 million hot dogs are reportedly consumed.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
They are a testament to American innovation
While the deep origins of the hot dog can be traced back to either Frankfurt or Vienna (we’ll let them slog it out for the title of true originator), the American hot dog dates back to the 1860’s, when German immigrants started selling them from stands in New York City. Splash of ketchup here, little bit of mustard there, and you’ve got the birth of the American hot dog.

They offer endless variety
In the mood for an all-beef Chicago dog loaded with toppings on a poppy seed roll? Or are you more of a Texas Chili Dog kind of person? Perhaps the basic, original New York dog is all you’re looking for. Regardless, wherever you are in the country, you can try a unique variation on this once-German/Austrian (whoever you want to believe) tradition.
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TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Instructor: John Guerra

iPhone/iPad Apps: Apple Mail and Safari
@ Moorings Park – July 20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

iPhone/iPad Photos App: Photo Management, Editing, Sharing and More
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – July 21 | 2 – 3 p.m.
@The Arlington – July 22 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.
@Naples Center or Online via Zoom – July 26 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

SINGLE LECTURE CLASSES

Operation Paperclip – Recruiting Nazi Scientists
@ Cypress Cove – July 21 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

On the Front Line: What is at Stake in Afghanistan
@ Moorings Park – July 25 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Exodus: Russian Persecution and the Jewish Flight to the U.S., 1881-1924
@ Commons Club at The Brooks – July 26 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

The Creation of Italy
@ Siena Lakes – July 26 at 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Operation Downfall
@Naples Center or Online via Zoom – July 28 | 1:30 – 3p.m.

You can now view PRE-RECORDED Classes from the comfort of your own home any time of day or night.
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Travelogue Lectures
Instructor: Jim Sernovitz

Cuba: A Nation Frozen in Time
@ Commons Club at The Brooks – July 21 | 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Ethiopia – From the Queen Of Sheba To The Lost Ark Of The Covenant
@ The Arlington – July 26 | 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY MOVIES
Moderator – John Guerra

Pain and Glory – @ Naples Center – August 21 | 2 – 4:30 p.m.
As it is in Heaven – @ Naples Center – September 11 | 2 – 4:30 p.m.

2023 Travel

Travel The World With FGCU Academy
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

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Machu Picchu to the Galapagos – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 13 – 28, 2022 | 16 days

2023 International Travel Schedule
Plan Ahead and Book Now
(brochures / additional info available soon)

Insider’s Japan – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 20 – June 1, 2023 | 13 days

UNTAMED ALASKA
August 20 – 30, 2023 | 11 days
Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.

LEGENDARY TURKEY
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGAL
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.

PEARLS OF DALMATIA
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

CLASSIC GERMANY
September 21 – October 3, 2023 | 13 days
Classic Germany: it’s the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Alps, royal castles and half-timbered houses, charming villages and historic Nuremberg, culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. It’s history of note – and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour.

SICILY IN DEPTH
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine … a feast for all the senses.

ISRAEL: TIMELESS WONDERS
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days
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The Alliance for the Arts Presents Colonial Contours Opening Reception on Aug. 5.

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Fort Myers, FL (July 19, 2022)- The Alliance for the Arts invites the public to its opening reception of Colonial Contours on August 5 from 5-7 p.m. The free event features the works of Martha De la Cruz representing the Dominican Republic and Dimithry Victor representing Haiti, as well as light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display from August 5-28, 2022 at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL.

Colonial Contours is a collection of works by two artists under 30, Dimithry Victor and Martha De la Cruz. The exhibit aims to showcase the complicated relationship surrounding two neighbor countries, Dominican Republic and Haiti, sharing one island in the Caribbean. The exhibition will explore the long lingering symptoms of colonialism and coloniality/neocolonialism still present in both countries to this day. The exhibition will consist of paintings by Victor and installations and video pieces by De la Cruz.

Receptions and gallery tours are open to the public and do not require tickets or reservations. While the gallery admission is free, a $5 suggested donation keeps the Alliance programming affordable and accessible. While visiting the exhibit, please be sure to also partake in the Arts & Economic Prosperity survey.All answers are anonymous and help to measure the economic and social impact of arts and culture in our community! More information can be found at americansforthearts.org.

Theatre Gallery Artist: Jersey Dunn

Our Members Gallery will be featuring artwork from our final session of our Summer Arts Camp. Artwork will be on display for the first week of the exhibit.

For more information about this exhibit, visit artinlee.org/colonialcontours or call 239-939-2787.

About the Artists

Martha De la Cruz is a Dominican-American artist who, through video, installations and sculpture, investigates issues of decolonization, identity, race, and power. Her practice is guided by her experiences as a US transplant, her memories of the past, and her inherited colonialist wounds. She received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Her work has been part of many exhibitions in spaces across the US, including the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, BigArts Sanibel, and more. In 2021, she was awarded the City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant in Fort Myers, FL in recognition of her work in the progression of the arts and culture of the city.

Dimithry Victor is a Haitian born and Miami based visual artist. His work juxtaposes elements of portraiture, cartoons, and abstract to visually narrate non-physical emotional states. In collaging these elements with careful attention to detail, texture, and color, he intends to create a sense of visual empathy between viewers and painted figures. Victor has exhibited his work globally, including London, New York City, Los Angeles and more.

Annie Campbell Named Director of Development, The Heights Foundation

Annie Campbell Named Director of Development, The Heights Foundation (Fort Myers, FL – July 18,…

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Annie Campbell Named Director of Development, The Heights Foundation

(Fort Myers, FL – July 18, 2022)  – Annie Campbell has been named director of development at The Heights Foundation.  The organization works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers.   Campbell will lead ongoing annual fundraising, major gifts, and planned-giving to support the programs of The Heights Center, including programs for adults, the Heights community, and programs for kids such as AfterSchool, Summer Camp and Heights Early Learning.

“Annie has a proven background in development strategy and donor stewardship,” said Kathryn Kelly, founder, and CEO of The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center.  “We are excited to have her join our executive team and help us grow our programs and services in the Harlem Heights community.”

“The Heights Foundation has an excellent reputation of providing services to the residents of Harlem Heights, changing the trajectories of many lives,” said Campbell.  “The Foundation keeps families sheltered and fed, provides educational opportunities for adults and kids, and ensures kids are safe and learning.  I look forward to helping further the mission.”

Campbell has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit industry.  Before her position at The Heights Foundation, Campbell served as development director for BIG ARTS on Sanibel, development director at PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee, and community director for the March of Dimes.

Campbell serves on the board of directors for the Harlem Heights Community Charter School and Eva’s Closet and Foundation in Fort Myers.  In addition, she participated in the 2022 Leadership Sanibel-Captiva program through the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and was inducted as the 2022-2023 president of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary.

Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan State University, a Master in Education from Aquinas College, a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University, and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Harvard University.  She grew up in Traverse City, MI, and moved to Fort Myers in 2015.

For more information about The Heights Foundation/The Heights Foundation, visit www.heightsfoundation.org.  Email Annie Campbell at annie@heightsfoundation.org or call (239) 482-7706.

About The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center

The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.  Our mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts.  The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment.   Heights Early Learning serves more than 80 babies through 4 years old.  The Heights Center serves 134 children in AfterSchool and SummerCamp.  The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 150 children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community.   Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments.  Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian.  The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average.  Families cannot easily access family support services in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs within the neighborhood.