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Wood from Downed Trees at Edison & Ford Winter Estates Available to Local Wood Workers

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PHOTO: Wood from downed trees at Edison & Ford Winter Estates is on display in the drying yard.
Wood from Downed Trees at Edison & Ford Winter Estates Available to Local Wood Workers
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) — Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering wood from downed trees to local wood workers. Many large trees at the historic site were lost during Hurricane Irma. Some of the wood is rare or unusual, such as Pink Ivory, Blue Mahoe and African Mahogany. Wood workers are invited to view the wood on May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. or Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at 2145 Larchmont Avenue, Fort Myers, Fla. 33901.
After viewing the wood, interested wood workers will be required to submit a project proposal, including the size and species of wood desired; a description of the product(s) to be created from selected pieces; approximate retail value of the proposed piece; a list of previous projects, including awards or recognition received; and three photos of previous work, including the size and sales price of each piece.
 
Proposals will be reviewed as they are received and if approved, wood workers will be notified when they may pick up selected piece(s). Edison Ford reserves the right of first refusal to sell (on commission) any pieces created from the wood. Any unused wood will be returned to Edison Ford within three years of the contract date.
Interested wood workers may email Britta at [email protected].
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DISTRIBUTING, PUBLISHING AND MAILING TO BECOME VECTOR & INK

Fort Myers, May 9, 2018 – Dan Baggot, Southwest Florida Distributing, Publishing and Mailing’s General…

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DISTRIBUTING, PUBLISHING AND MAILING TO BECOME VECTOR & INK

Fort Myers, May 9, 2018 – Dan Baggot, Southwest Florida Distributing, Publishing and Mailing’s General Manager announced this week that the company will officially be changing its name to Vector & Ink effective immediately.
 
Mr. Baggot explained that the new name reflects the transformation the company has undergone in recent years from its humble beginnings distributing promotional brochures locally to the omni-channel tourism marketing services agency it is today, adding; “Our business has changed dramatically as consumer demand and technology have changed how, when, and where we get our information.”
 
“Though traditional marketing, including brochure distribution and travel guide publication, remains as our core business, it’s the growth we’re seeing in our digital offering that prompted the name change.”
 
What’s in a name?
 
“The word vector means a digital graphic that can be scaled infinitely without any loss of quality and is used to represent our digital work, and ink is a nod to our legacy print business,” Mr. Baggot explained. “So, put them together, you get Vector & Ink, a premier tourism marketing agency with deep expertise in digital and traditional print media.”
 
Dan Baggot can be reached directly at [email protected] or 239-337-0999.
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www.vectorandink.com
 
Vector & Ink is a premier tourism marketing and advertising agency. Established in 1966 by Tom Gussel, as Ad-Lit Inc., we’ve promoted the tourism trade for virtually every business in Wisconsin Dells, WI and leveraged that expertise to grow nationally. With offices in Wisconsin and Florida, Vector & Ink specializes in digital campaigns including websites, social media, and email marketing. We are also the most recognized company in the mid-west and Southwest Florida for travel and hospitality brochure distribution and print media. Contact us at vectorandink.com.
 

Barbara Harrington
Account Executive
office: 239-337-0999  | cell: 239-770-3901
1945 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL   33905
www.vectorandink.com
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Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to highlight educational initiatives at May 17 luncheon event

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) – The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce invites…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) – The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join in an insightful discussion on education and the Chamber’s Education Foundation during its May General Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 17. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Pelican Preserve, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort Myers.
The event will feature informative panel discussions with Foundation board and committee members on the Foundation and its role within the community. The first panel will feature an overview of the Foundation and its educational, grants and scholarship programs, and will be followed by a second panel focused on the future of the Foundation.
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation works to support and assist the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to enhance education at a variety of levels in the Southwest Florida community. The Foundation, founded in 2004, has supported the chamber’s education guiding directive in a variety of ways including providing scholarships for college students, grants to educators and educational institutions, supporting educational programs, supporting seminars and workshops of interest for the benefit of the business community and providing recognition for outstanding educators and students.
Throughout the history of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Foundation, more than $600,000 has been raised to benefit educational institutions and programs, the community and local students.
The May luncheon is sponsored by Minaya Learning Global Solutions. The event’s gold member spotlight is The Prawnbroker Restaurant & Fish Market and the notebook sponsor is Keiser University. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Davis at [email protected].
Admission to this informative luncheon event is $25 for prepaid Chamber members and $35 for future members and members who pay at the door. To learn more or to register for the event, visit www.FortMyers.org.
About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The Chamber represents nearly 800 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-3624 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.

PHYSICIANS’ PRIMARY CARE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

FORT MYERS, FLA., May 9, 2018 -  Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida has launched…

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PHYSICIANS’ PRIMARY CARE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

FORT MYERS, FLA., May 9, 2018 –  Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida has launched a newly redesigned website that is more user-friendly for patients and the public.
The website at www.ppcswfl.com has a cleaner format and more contemporary design with patient testimonial videos, educational videos, and information about the practice’s physicians and offices.
Designers also incorporated faster site load time and responsiveness, easier site navigation and improved mobile access.
The site has a secure patient portal that allows patients to access their medical records, schedule appointments or request prescription refills.
Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida, a physician-owned and operated medical practice, was formed in 1996 by many local physicians and has grown to become the largest independent multi-specialty primary care practice in Southwest Florida.
Medical specialties include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics.  Offices are conveniently located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres.  For more information, visit www.ppcswfl.com.
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ummer reading days return to Bennett’s Kids receive a free donut for reading during the summer

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) – Summer reading days will return to Bennett’s Fresh…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) – Summer reading days will return to Bennett’s Fresh Roast for the 11th year this summer and continue to encourage Southwest Florida children to read while out of school.
. “Reading is a great summer activity because it takes kids on different adventures and opens up their imaginations,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger. “And it reminds children and parents that learning shouldn’t stop when summer begins.”
Beginning Friday, June 1 through Wednesday, August 9, Bennett’s will offer school-aged children, from kindergarten through fifth grade, a complimentary fresh donut each time they read a book at Bennett’s in downtown Fort Myers. Children may receive one free donut per day when they read a book and are accompanied by a parent until 3 p.m. while daily supplies last.
“If we can have a small part in helping parents encourage their kids to read, we’re happy to do it. Our comfortable seating areas are the perfect spot for kids to curl up with a good book, and when the summer weather cooperates, our outside patio areas are very relaxing, too. We love to hear children’s laughter in our shops,” added Grissinger. “We’ve had such great response from all the kids and families who have participated in our summer reading over the years and we anxiously await summer to begin to bring this program back each year.”
A selection of books appropriate for children are available for reading on site.
Bennett’s Fresh Roast has also prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch donuts made daily and being the only Fort Myers donut shop to serve fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans, resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around.
In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch donuts, Bennett’s also offers packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal, Cajun grit bowls and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout. Tea lovers may choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings, including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s  ‘Lobster Roll’, ‘Chicken & Donut’ and ‘Donut Dog,’ are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bennett’s is located at 2011 Bayside Parkway in downtown Fort Myers and is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.BennettsFreshRoast.com.
 
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Contact: Melinda Isley, APR, m.creativepr, 239-274-7736, cell: 239-565-1630,
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BROADWAY PALM ANNOUNCES 26th SEASON!

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FORT MYERS, Fla – May 9, 2018 – Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 26th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1st.
 
Broadway Palm’s main stage opens on August 30, 2018 and runs through August 10, 2019. Show prices range from $45 to $75 with group and children’s prices available. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings (no Tuesday evening performances May through October) with selected matinees. The main stage productions include:
 
Let’s Go To The Movies (August 30 – September 29, 2018)
“Here’s lookin’ at you kid,” “Hasta La Vista Baby,” and “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” are just a few of the iconic movie quotes that have become colloquial sayings. Join Victor Legarreta and his cast as they sing and dance their way through movie history. This all-movie musical revue will feature songs from all of your favorite movies and movie musicals along with surprise guest appearances by “the movie stars” themselves! You’ll laugh, sing along and become part of the action. So, get your tickets, click your heels together three times and say “There’s no place like Broadway Palm…..There’s no place like Broadway Palm…”
 
42nd Street (October 4 – November 17, 2018)
The dazzling tribute to Broadway, New York City and the world of musical theatre high-kicks its way onto the Broadway Palm stage! Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer heads to NYC and quickly lands her first big gig in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. Just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle which might give Peggy a chance to step in and become a star! 42nd Street sparkles with some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history including We’re In The Money, Lullaby Baby, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You and the title song 42nd Street.
 
Elf The Musical (November 22 – December 25, 2018)
Based on the holiday film of the same name, this hilarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Buddy, a young orphan, crawls into Santa’s bag and winds up in the North Pole where he is raised, unaware that he is human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to discover his true identity. This modern day holiday classic is sure to bring out the true spirit of Christmas….after all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
 
Saturday Night Fever (December 29, 2018 – February 9, 2019)
Put on your “Boogie Shoes” for one of the most adored dance stories of all time that captures the passion, energy and life-changing moments that have thrilled audiences for over forty years! Tony, a young man from Brooklyn, tries to escape his problems and dance his way to a better life. With his electric dance moves, he hits the dance floor every weekend at the discotheque, where he tries to win the admiration of the crowd, and his crush. Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, the score is packed with Bee Gees’ hits including the Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love?, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and more!
 
Guys and Dolls (February 14 – March 30, 2019)
The story of the unlikely romance between Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart urban missionary, and a slick Broadway gambler, Sky Masterson. The show’s second romantic storyline involves Nathan Detroit, the consummate gambling man and the operator of “The World’s Largest Floating Crap Game”, and Miss Adelaide, the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub, who have been engaged for fourteen years. Frank Loesser’s score features classic songs such as Luck Be a Lady, I’ve Never Been in Love Before, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck and the wonderful title song Guys and Dolls.
 
Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical (April 4 – May 12, 2019)
A funny, yet inspirational, musical comedy about the quirky characters that run The Second Chances Thrift Shop. You’ll meet the hilarious lead clerk who always brings sunshine to the day with humor, the couple who work in the collection area who discover that you can find love later in life, the young mother and new shop manager trying to start over, and more! When the thrift shop is threatened to be sold by the greedy landlord, the team won’t stand for it. Spend a year with the loveable, yet quirky, group and see how they band together to save the shop and in the process, discover it’s not just old treasures that are getting Second Chances!
 
Little Shop of Horrors (May 16 – June 15, 2019)
One of the longest running Off-Broadway shows is a deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi, smash-hit musical that has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for decades! Meek floral assistant Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker (and crush!).  This sassy, R&B-singing plant promises everlasting fame and fortune, as long as Seymour keeps feeding it its special diet. Between bites, Audrey II brings down the house with music composed by Alan Menken in the style 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown including the well-known Suddenly, Seymour.
 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (June 20 – August 10, 2019)
“Be Our Guest” as we step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! The classic “tale as old as time” tells of Belle, a young woman in a small town, and a Beast, who is really a young prince under a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Time is running out and if the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed forever. The spirited, headstrong Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father and with the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
 
The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is Broadway Palm’s second performance venue. The Off Broadway Palm’s season begins September 27, 2018 and runs through July 21, 2019.  Ticket prices range from $39 to $59. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings (no Tuesday evening performances May through October) with selected matinees. The Off Broadway Palm productions include:
 
Don’t Dress for Dinner (September 27 – November 10, 2018)
When Bernard’s wife decides to visit her mother for a few days, he makes plans to spend a romantic weekend with his chic, new, Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse. He invites his friend Robert as an alibi, but when his wife finds out Robert will be in town, she changes her plans for a surprise tryst of her own. An evening of sidesplitting confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed!
 
Winter Wonderettes (November 15 – December 25, 2018)
The Marvelous Wonderettes are the entertainers at Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party and like every year, Mr. Harper is scheduled to pass out the employee bonuses. When Mr. Harper doesn’t show, one of the girls goes to find him, but instead finds what she thinks are the bonuses, but they’re not and everyone is in for a big surprise! The 60s style holiday songs include Santa Baby, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bell Rock, Winter Wonderland and more.
 
Midlife 2! #WhatDidIComeInHereFor  (January 10 – February 23, 2019)
The follow up to the hilarious Mid-Life The Crisis Musical, Midlife 2! takes us back into the middle ages once again with a hilariously tuneful look at the aches, pains, and joys of getting older. From ever-increasing trips to the doctor’s office, to the horrifying moment when one qualifies for a senior discount, the aging Baby Boomers and beyond are sure to see their lives reflected in this brand new, witty musical revue.
 
Mama Won’t Fly (February 28 – April 28, 2019)
A race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: MAMA WON’T FLY. So three generations embark on a hilarious road trip where they meet family, friends, strangers and each other along the way. This ferociously funny comedy is by the writers of The Savannah Sipping Society and The Hallelujah Girls!
 
Sex Please, We’re Sixty (June 6 – July 21, 2019)
Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests, most of which are women, return year after year. Next-door neighbor, “Bud the Stud” thinks they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The fun begins as three women arrive and turn the table on Bud and Mrs. Stancliffe’s suitor, Henry, in a hysterical attempt to show the men who is the smarter sex.
 
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre shows are fun for everyone!  The chef’s buffet includes children’s favorites such as pizza, chicken nuggets, pasta, french fries and more.  Tickets are just $19 for all ages. Performances are matinees with lunch beginning at Noon and show beginning at 1 p.m. and during the school year there are early matinees with lunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. and show beginning at 11:30 a.m.
 
Madagascar (Selected Matinees October 12 – November 16, 2018)
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and those hilarious plotting penguins for a musical adventure! Follow all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home at the zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to Madagascar!
 
The Nutcracker (Selected Matinees November 30 – December 24, 2018)
Treat the entire family to the musical version of this timeless holiday classic about a young girl who is given a beautiful nutcracker. She dreams that the nutcracker comes to life, whisks her to a magical land and battles against the Mouse King and his army. The nutcracker defeats the mouse king and is transformed into a prince.
 
School House Rock (Selected Matinees April 12 – May 11, 2019)
The beloved Saturday morning cartoon series that taught children science, grammar, math, history and politics through clever and catchy songs is back! This brilliant concept is instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do the Circulation” as it lights up the Broadway Palm stage. Sing along to favorites such as Just A Bill, Conjunction Junction and more!
 
Jack and the Beanstalk (Selected Matinees May 24 – June 14, 2019)
Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. We smell a musical for everyone! This splendid spin on the classic tale tells the story of Jack, who goes into town to sell his cow for money, but instead trades the cow for magic beans. He plants the beans and, to his surprise, they grow a tall stalk. Join us as Jack discovers what’s at the top of this GIANT beanstalk.
 
Broadway Palm’s Annual Concert Series will feature five concerts. All evening concerts begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. All Sunday twilight concerts begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. The matinee concerts begin with lunch at 11:45 a.m. and concert at 1:15 p.m.  All concert tickets are $75 for dinner and the show or $55 for the show only. The concert series includes:
 
Atlantic City Boys
(Sunday, January 27, 2019: Twilight and Monday, January 28, 2019: Matinee and Evening)
The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences all over the country! Now they lend their world class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the ’60s, singing the hits of the Drifters, the Beach Boys, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
 
The Magic of Manilow and Midler
(Monday, February 4, 2019: Matinee and Evening)
Barry Manilow and Bette Midler come to life in this incredible tribute featuring British entertainer Terry Davies and the amazingly talented Sherie Rae Parker. Hear Mandy, Copacabana, Can’t Smile Without You, Hero, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Wind Beneath My Wings and more!
 
The Roy Orbison Experience
(Sunday, February 24, 2019: Twilight and Monday, February 25, 2019: Matinee and Evening)
Step back in time and learn about the man behind the signature shades. Hear the stories behind some of the most memorable songs in Rock N’ Roll history including Working For the Man, Ooby Dooby, Crying and of course, the iconic classic Pretty Woman. 
 
ABBAFAB
(Sunday, March 10, 2019: Twilight; Monday, March 11, 2019: Matinee and Evening; and Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Matinee and Evening)
Mamma Mia! You can dance, you can jive, you can have the time of your life! This multimedia concert is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others.
 
The Boss Project: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
(Sunday, March 24, 2019: Twilight and Monday, March 25, 2019: Matinee and Evening)
With precision, accuracy, a seven piece band and highly trained vocals, The Boss Project will take you back in time with Bruce’s greatest hits including Born To Run, Hungry Heart, Born In The USA, Thunder Road and SO many more! The Boss Project leaves it all on stage with every ounce of energy they have!
 
Individual tickets for Broadway Palm’s 26th Season, The Off Broadway Palm’s Season, Broadway Palm’s Children’s Theatre and Broadway Palm’s Concert Series are on sale June 1, 2018. For more information visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Helpers of Fort Myers Hosts Senior Health Fair Local medically-based fitness center and primary care practice to provide health tips for the elderly

WHAT:                       On Friday, May 18, Senior Helpers of Fort Myers is hosting a senior…

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WHAT:                       On Friday, May 18, Senior Helpers of Fort Myers is hosting a senior health fair in collaboration with FYZICAL® Fitness and Millennium Physicians Group. FYZICAL® Fitness Fort Myers offers The Rock Steady Boxing program, a proven success in alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Angela Moran, Head Coach of Rock Steady Boxing at FYZICAL® Fitness, will showcase the program’s PD4 class, which is geared towards those who are no longer able to walk. The facility features a unique state-of-the-art Railz system to prevent falls while increasing strength and building confidence. Millennium Physicians Group, a local comprehensive primary care practice, will provide case managers to share information on maintaining relationships with doctors, upholding healthy diets, organizing medications as well as offer blood pressure checks for attendees.
 
Falls are very prevalent in the elderly population and account for multiple hospital visits and deaths each year. According to the National Council for Aging Care, there are over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 37,000 deaths caused by falls each year. Dr. Virginia Reed and Dr. Grace Berry will speak to how FYZICAL® Therapy & Balance Centers help those living with Parkinson’s, and will also discuss the relationship between physical therapy and audiology in treating balance disorders.
 
This event is specific to the elderly community and their families. Light refreshments will be served and no registration is required.
 
WHEN:                       Friday, May 18
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
 
 
WHERE:                     FYZICAL® Fitness
13010 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33966
 
 
 
 
General Public:
Wendy Del Salto
239-931-0262
[email protected]
 
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Veterans Admitted Free to Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Memorial Day

  PHOTO: The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter homes are decorated with red, white…

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PHOTO: The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter homes are decorated with red, white and blue bunting on Memorial Day.
Veterans Admitted Free to Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Memorial Day
Media Contact:
Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations
239-334-7419
PHOTO: The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter homes are decorated with red, white and blue bunting on Memorial Day.
Veterans Admitted Free to Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Memorial Day
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) — To honor the men and women who have served our country, Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to United States veterans and their immediate family members on Memorial Day, May 28. Free admission includes a self-guided audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum.
Veterans also will receive a 10 percent discount on retail items purchased in the Museum Store, Ford Cottage Shoppe, Garden Shoppe and Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops.
To receive free admission, veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers.
In addition, Edison Ford is a Blue Star Museums member and offers free admission to active duty military in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps when presenting a Geneva Convention Common Access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.
The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419.
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.

 

Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point offers May classes on history, environment and politics

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Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point offers May classes on history, environment and politics

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 8, 2018) – The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to attend May classes that will discuss the environment, politics and history.
At 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will present “Tides and Currents” in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. This presentation will explore waves, tides and currents of the sea. During the lecture, Anders will explain not only what influences the tides, but also how they affect Southwest Florida residents. A short film by the Captiva Island Historical Society, entitled “Santiva,” will also be shown.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning will also welcome Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle for a free presentation at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point, 15101 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. During his class, entitled “Lee County Supervisor of Elections Preparing for Mid-Term Elections,” Doyle will focus on politics and upcoming elections. As a lifelong resident of Lee County, Doyle has a deep-rooted passion for the county’s history and traditions. His fundamental belief in a representative form of government led him to run for office, and he was elected Supervisor of Elections in 2016.
The final class offered in May is “The Viking Age,” hosted by Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. During his compelling presentation on the Vikings, Kerr will explain how the Norse invaders spread out and colonized Dublin, York, Normandy, Greenland and even parts of Russia and the Mediterranean during the Germanic Iron Age. Kerr will uncover what led the Vikings to flee their homeland and set off on many dangerous expeditions, and also examine the rich influence these Norseman left on the world today.
 
Tickets for the classes with Anders and Kerr are $10. The event with Doyle is free, however, an RSVP is requested. Ticket purchase and registration can be made by calling 239-489-8472. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative that provides approximately 80 classes each semester, and encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults, from computer technology to financial, travel, artistic, entertainment, historical, and more. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.
 
About Shell Point Retirement Community           
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.
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Shell Point 2018 Summer Concert Series welcomes Astralis Chamber Ensemble May 9 First performance kicks off the summer concert season

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 7, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community begins its 2018 Concert…

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Shell Point 2018 Summer Concert Series welcomes Astralis Chamber Ensemble May 9 First performance kicks off the summer concert season

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 7, 2018) – Shell Point Retirement Community begins its 2018 Concert Series with a performance by Astralis Chamber Ensemble at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $20 online at www.shellpoint.org/summer or by phone at 239-454-2067.
The Astralis Chamber Ensemble will present “Baroque and Beyond, Part 1,” an eclectic program including an unaccompanied Bach cello suite, a Gaubert flute ballade, a Beethoven piano sonata and several works for trios – such as the Mendelssohn “Trio No. 1, Opus 49.” Designed specifically for music enthusiasts, the program will provide its listeners with insightful background on each composer, as well as an opportunity to meet with the performers following the concert.
For more than 20 years, the Astralis Chamber Ensemble has been performing classical music for audiences across the globe. The Shell Point performance will feature Angela Massey, flutist, Troy Chang, cellist, and Dean Zhan, pianist.
To learn more about the upcoming performance by Astralis Chamber Ensemble, visit www.shellpoint.org/summer or call 239-454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.
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