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Celebrate Women Businesses with Us! 3/16/2022 at 10am

Celebrate Women Businesses with Us!Wednesday, 3/16/2022Business Briefing for the Women-Owned Community10am - 11:30am ESTIn celebration of Women History Month we will be hosting a business briefing as we share information about the Agency's record breaking achievements in small business lending, pandemic recovery and government contracting with small business.We will be joined by Allen Thomas, SBA’s…

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Celebrate Women Businesses with Us!
Wednesday, 3/16/2022
Business Briefing for the Women-Owned Community
10am – 11:30am EST
In celebration of Women History Month we will be hosting a business briefing as we share information about the Agency’s record breaking achievements in small business lending, pandemic recovery and government contracting with small business.
We will be joined by Allen Thomas, SBA’s Regional Administrator for the Southeastern Region & Interim District Director J. Malcom Richards.

SBA South Florida District Office
http://www.sba.gov/SouthFlorida

Edison Mall Hosts Spring Job Fair in May for Retailers and Community

Edison Mall Hosts Spring Job Fair in May for Retailers and Community WHAT: Edison Mall retailers and local area companies are looking to hire both part- and full-time associates to join their teams! During our job fair, guests can expect the ability to complete applications, receive company information and participate in on-site interviews. “We’re really…

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Edison Mall Hosts Spring Job Fair in May for Retailers and Community

Edison Mall Hosts Spring Job Fair in May for Retailers and Community

WHAT: Edison Mall retailers and local area companies are looking to hire both part- and full-time associates to join their teams! During our job fair, guests can expect the ability to complete applications, receive company information and participate in on-site interviews.

“We’re really excited host this job fair at Edison Mall,” said Brad Lunn, General Manager of Edison Mall. “We are happy to support our community as well as our retailers. With this job fair, Edison Mall retailers and community businesses will gain exposure and job-seekers a chance to see what is available in their neighborhood.”

WHEN: Edison Mall’s Job Fair will be held on Saturday, May 26th from noon – 5pm.

WHERE: The Job Fair will be held throughout Edison Mall. Retailers will have tables placed at
their store entrances and community business will be throughout the town center.

WHO: Ft. Myers community members are invited to explore the wonderful employment opportunities.

HOW: Edison Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the town center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective immediately and until further notice. For details on these committed efforts, please see the Code of Conduct on the website.

WHY: This is just one example of Edison Mall’s efforts to provide guests with safe, memorable experiences and opportunities while supporting our community.

CONTACT: For more information on this event, or future events, please visit shopedisonmall.com or call 239-939-1933.

Piano virtuoso Brian Lin performs with the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra April 2 at the MACC

Pianist Brian Lin Performs with the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra April 2 Music and Arts Community Center The Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra welcomes Piano Virtuoso Brian Lin. Brian Lin has taken the international piano scene by storm, enjoying a career that has taken him to performances across the United States, China, Canada, Korea, France, Australia,…

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Piano virtuoso Brian Lin performs with the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra April 2 at the MACC

Pianist Brian Lin Performs with the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra

April 2

Music and Arts Community Center

The Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra welcomes Piano Virtuoso Brian Lin.

Brian Lin has taken the international piano scene by storm, enjoying a career that has taken him to performances across the United States, China, Canada, Korea, France, Australia, and Russia.

Renowned pianist Matti Raekallio hails Lin as “a tremendous virtuoso with an appealing richness of musical imagination and a performer’s courage that
immediately captures the listener.”

The program includes:

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (“Little Russian”)

Other Upcoming Performances

March 25 & 26

Barbara B Mann Performing
Arts Hall at FSW

Cabaret is a powerful musical set in 1931 Berlin in the shadow of the Nazi rise to power. Focusing on the hedonistic nightlife at the sexy, seedy Kit Kat Klub, Cabaret revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw’s relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. The club’s master of ceremonies delivers ribald songs that explore the dark, intoxicating, and turbulent life of Berlin’s citizens and expatriates under an emerging Third Reich.

April 24

Barbara B Mann Performing
Arts Hall at FSW

Richard Rodgers was one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, having composed 43 Broadway musicals and being credited with over 900 songs. This program is a tribute to to his greatest works from Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Carousel, King and I & many more musical theater favorites.

The Gulf Coast Symphony will be joined with Broadway singers Ben Davis, Christiane Noll & Hugh Panaro

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

Tickets still available for tonights performance with Broadway Star Marc Kudisch!

Marc Kudisch on ABC 7 This morning Tickets for Tonight are still Available...! TonightMarc KudischMarch 11Music & Arts Community Center13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers Tickets are still available. Don't miss this one night only performance! The MACC welcomes Marc Kudisch for an evening of Broadway favorites and behind the scenes stories. Three time Tony nominee…

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Marc Kudisch on ABC 7 This morning

Tickets for Tonight are still Available…!

Tonight
Marc Kudisch
March 11
Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers

Tickets are still available. Don’t miss this one night only performance!

The MACC welcomes Marc Kudisch for an evening of Broadway favorites and behind the scenes stories. Three time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch has appeared regularly on Broadway and television for the past two decades.

Marc Kudisch has been a creative powerhouse on Broadway, Modern Opera, Television and Film for the past 30 years, most recently wrapping up his costarring turn in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Belasco Theatre, his 15th Broadway show. He has been nominated for the Tony Award three times, as Trevor Graydon in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Baron Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and Franklin Hart in 9 TO 5, and is a Drama Desk Award winner for his work Off Broadway in THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN.

When not onstage, Marc can be seen on the big and small screens on such projects as Showtime’s BILLIONS, Netflix’s MINDHUNTER, Steven Soderbergh’s UNSANE, Mindy Kaling’s LATE NIGHT and Ben Englund’s THE TICK on Amazon.

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

Edison Ford Robotics Team, "Assembly Required" Advances to World Competition

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Robotics Team Heading to World Championship Competition FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 9, 2022) -- The Edison and Ford Winter Estates (EFWE) robotics team, "Assembly Required," a FIRST LEGO league division team competed against 31 other teams in the Regional Championship for the Southwest Florida region (there are five regions in…

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Edison Ford Robotics Team, "Assembly Required" Advances to World Competition

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Robotics Team Heading to World Championship Competition

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 9, 2022) — The Edison and Ford Winter Estates (EFWE) robotics team, “Assembly Required,” a FIRST LEGO league division team competed against 31 other teams in the Regional Championship for the Southwest Florida region (there are five regions in the state). “Assembly Required” registered the 2nd top robot game score at 340 points and won 1st place in the Championship Award, which is given to the team with the best overall performance in all categories.

At the regional level, the top seven teams advanced to the State Championship, with the 2nd top team also advancing to the National Invitational, and the top team advancing to the FIRST World Invitational in Houston, Texas. “Assembly Required” will advance to the State Championship for the robot game and to the World Invitational for the best overall performance. The competition involved four categories: robot game, technical design, project (similar to a group science fair project), and core values. Only one team from each region will represent the state of Florida in the international event.

In addition, Pearce Augustenborg, the Education Manager for EFWE and the coach and mentor for the team was nominated for and received the Coach and Mentor Award. Augustenborg also writes the curriculum and teaches the Summer Camp and other education programs at EFWE.

The team is currently sponsored by the Scientists’ Society of Southwest Florida and TLC Engineering. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and donations are being accepted to help fund the team’s trip to Texas. To donate today, visit EdisonFord.org and select the education option on the donate page, or call 239-334-7419.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 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.

Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret is coming March 25 & 26

March 25 & 26 Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSWCabaret is a powerful musical set in 1931 Berlin in the shadow of the Nazi rise to power. Focusing on the hedonistic nightlife at the sexy, seedy Kit Kat Klub, Cabaret revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw’s relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.…

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March 25 & 26

Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW
Cabaret is a powerful musical set in 1931 Berlin in the shadow of the Nazi rise to power. Focusing on the hedonistic nightlife at the sexy, seedy Kit Kat Klub, Cabaret revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw’s relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

The club’s master of ceremonies delivers ribald songs that explore the dark, intoxicating, and turbulent life of Berlin’s citizens and expatriates under an emerging Third Reich. Cabaret originally opened in 1966 and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best musical and eight Tony awards.

Faith, family and frosting 🎂

A delicious dramatic comedy, set in the present-day North Carolina, that asks the big questions about love, marriage, tolerance and baking. The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis opens Thursday, March 17. The Cake a comedy by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis “Refreshing and heartening” - LA Times · “A…

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Faith, family and frosting 🎂

A delicious dramatic comedy, set in the present-day North Carolina, that asks the big questions about love, marriage, tolerance and baking. The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis opens Thursday, March 17.

The Cake a comedy by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis

“Refreshing and heartening” – LA Times · “A fresh and funny voice” – Vogue

Performances March 17 – April 1 • All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play was created by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of NBC’s “This is Us.”

Staring Dianne Fussaro, Chantel Rhodes, Madelaine Hayes and Scott Thomson.

This production is sponsored by Janet and Bruce Bunch.

36th Annual All Florida Exhibition

Exhibits Now through March 26 • This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists.

The 36th Annual All Florida Exhibition is generously sponsored by American Art Collector and International Artist.

The Nouveaux Honkies and Robert Bidney Outdoor Concert

March 20 • Bouncing around the country for the last 10 years, the Nouveaux Honkies currently spread their time between East Tennessee and Southern Florida. Yes, some would call them “snowbirds”, but they will declare themselves bi-statual. That’s not a word, but it will be. As far as what one will hear when they perform, they consider it genre neutral. They play songs they wrote and songs they wish they wrote. If you wanna get picky it’s called “mother lovin’, country folkin’ blues.”

Art Classes for All Ages and Abilities

Learn the skills you need to live your dreams in career, hobby, and life. Stay connected and inspired from your living room, kitchen table or studio with our online art classes or connect outdoors or in our classroom. Upcoming classes include:

• Tending to your Soul: An Ongoing SoulCollage® Practice
• Zentangle for the Seasons (Ages 13+)
• Landscapes: Painting with Thread (Ages 14+) – Onsite Workshop
• An Evening Reflection: The Art of Labyrinth Walking
• Palette Knife Painting Workshop (Ages 16+)
• Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)
• Fine Art Acrylics Plein Air Painting (Ages 18+)
• The Psychological Language In The Art of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso – Online Art Lecture
• Creating Luminous Flowers in Watercolor (ages 13+)
• Mosaic and Stained Glass Multi Week Workshop (Ages 18+)
• Playing with Pastels Workshop (Ages 16+)

Naples Big Band

Saturday, April 2 • Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and park yourself on our festival grounds for this Big Band concert! Enjoy a beautiful evening with your friends as you tap your toes to some fabulous music. Tickets are $10 per person for non-members. Tickets for members are free, but an RSVP is required. If you are an Alliance for the Arts member, click here to reserve your tickets.

Storytelling: Stories of April Fools and Tall Tales

Saturday, April 16 • What’s a tall tale? Come and find out the truth. Our tellers get up on stage and tell stories as tall as the sky and as wide as the ocean. That’s a pretty big story! Storytellers of the Round Table and The Elephant Showcase Storytellers bring you stories in the oral tradition. Captivating, spellbinding, and entertaining and featuring featuring Dr. Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Lisa Leonhardt and Pamela Minton.

Spring Break Arts Camp for Grades 1 – 6

Thursdays, March 10 – 31 • Camp is set up as a daily event where children can attend for as many days as they’d like or stay for the whole week. Each day is packed with something different to encourage and create exposure of visual and performing arts through a variety of media – all taught and led by our team of experienced artists and educators. Kids will love exploring activities like mixed media, choreography, sketching and improv in a creative, fun and small-class environment. Registration, scholarship opportunities and volunteer applications are now open!

Weekly GreenMarket

Each and every Sunday • The Alliance for the Arts weekly GreenMarket is now on Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday market days feature Tai Chi on the lawn presented by Ellio Pilates, beginning at 11:15 a.m. This class is pay-what-you-will to attend and no reservations are required. While onsite, explore the Alliance for the Arts’ 10-acre campus or come inside to shop the gift shop or explore its current gallery exhibitions. The gallery is free and open to the public, though a $5 suggested donation keeps Alliance programming affordable and accessible.

Field Trip to the Netherlands

May 15 – 22 • This trip is designed as a personalized experience to inspire creativity, foster new experiences and build community. You’ll enjoy local cuisine and wine, get inspiration from tulip covered hillsides and the 17th-century Dutch masters, including Rembrandt and Vermeer, while fostering calm and clarity through yoga sessions.

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!

Alliance for the Arts | 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Don't Miss this Tony Award Winning Broadway Star Marc Kudisch, Friday March 11

STARS AT THE MACCMarc KudischMarch 11Music & Arts Community Center13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers Tickets are still available. Don't miss this one night only performance! The MACC welcomes Marc Kudisch for an evening of Broadway favorites and behind the scenes stories. Three time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch has appeared regularly on Broadway and television for…

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STARS AT THE MACC
Marc Kudisch
March 11
Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers

Tickets are still available. Don’t miss this one night only performance!

The MACC welcomes Marc Kudisch for an evening of Broadway favorites and behind the scenes stories. Three time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch has appeared regularly on Broadway and television for the past two decades.

Marc Kudisch has been a creative powerhouse on Broadway, Modern Opera, Television and Film for the past 30 years, most recently wrapping up his costarring turn in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Belasco Theatre, his 15th Broadway show. He has been nominated for the Tony Award three times, as Trevor Graydon in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Baron Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and Franklin Hart in 9 TO 5, and is a Drama Desk Award winner for his work Off Broadway in THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN.

When not onstage, Marc can be seen on the big and small screens on such projects as Showtime’s BILLIONS, Netflix’s MINDHUNTER, Steven Soderbergh’s UNSANE, Mindy Kaling’s LATE NIGHT and Ben Englund’s THE TICK on Amazon.

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

Stars at the MACC presents Melissa Errico - April 8

STARS AT THE MACCMELISSA ERRICO April 8Music & Arts Community Center13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers Woman of stage, screen and song, Melissa Errico has become one of the polestars of the American musical theater. Actress and author, called "an incomparable concert performer" by The Wall Street Journal, she mixes cabaret and classic shows with much-praised…

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STARS AT THE MACC
MELISSA ERRICO

April 8
Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers

Woman of stage, screen and song, Melissa Errico has become one of the polestars of the American musical theater. Actress and author, called “an incomparable concert performer” by The Wall Street Journal, she mixes cabaret and classic shows with much-praised recordings—and then adds a wry take on them all in sparkling prose.

A Gulf Coast Symphony fan favorite, Melissa has performed with the Gulf Coast Symphony a half dozen times over that past 20 years. Join us for this intimate cabaret performance where Melissa mixes stories of her life, the music with beautiful renditions

Lee County Port Authority Media Advisory: AIRPORT MEETING CANCELLED

AIRPORT MEETING CANCELLED  The Lee County Port Authority Airports Special Management Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2022, has been cancelled. The committee’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airport’s Training and Conference Center. For more information, please visit flylcpa.com. MARCH…

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AIRPORT MEETING CANCELLED 

The Lee County Port Authority Airports Special Management Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2022, has been cancelled. The committee’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airport’s Training and Conference Center. For more information, please visit flylcpa.com.

MARCH 10, 2022

Please note:  Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from Port Authority employees and officials regarding Port Authority business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your email communication may be subject to public disclosure.