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Madisen’s Match bringing tennis to Suncoast Credit Union Arena

First of its kind event in Southwest Florida  Note to Media: The 10th annual Madisen’s Match celebrity tennis experience will take place March 18-19, 2018 to benefit pediatric and adult cancer patients in Southwest Florida and across the country. Top American singles and doubles players will take part in various events over the two-day tennis…

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First of its kind event in Southwest Florida
 Note to Media: The 10th annual Madisen’s Match celebrity tennis experience will take place March 18-19, 2018 to benefit pediatric and adult cancer patients in Southwest Florida and across the country. Top American singles and doubles players will take part in various events over the two-day tennis experience culminating in the first ever indoor tennis match in Southwest Florida at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
Over the past nine years, Madisen’s Match has grown tremendously and has raised over $650,000 to benefit national and Southwest Florida based cancer treatment programs with one of its main partners being the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
At the press conference, founder Duane Chaney will discuss the details of the event, the collaboration with Golisano Children’s Hospital to bring the Pro Tennis Classic to the Suncoast Credit Union Arena for the first time, and the transformation of the basketball court to an indoor tennis court.
Skip Leonard, Chief Foundation Officer at the Lee Health Foundation will also take part in the press conference to discuss the partnership with Madisen’s Match and the benefit of the funds raised.
WHAT: Press conference announcing details for the 10th Annual Madisen’s Match
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Florida SouthWestern State College, 13351 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
WHY: The event uses the game of tennis to bring the community together to raise money to help adults and children being treated for cancer.
CONTACT: Josh Milton, CONRIC PR & Marketing, (239) 690-9840, josh@conricpr.com

PACE CENTER TO HONOR LOCAL WOMEN AT GRANDE DAMES TEA

FORT MYERS, FLA., January 3, 2018– PACE Center for Girls of Lee County is excited to host the Tenth Annual Grande Dames Tea honoring three more of our community’s most revered women.  For the first time, an honorary Grande Dame also will be recognized. This year’s honorees are: Dena Geraghty of Fort Myers– Dena, 79,…

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PACE CENTER TO HONOR LOCAL WOMEN AT GRANDE DAMES TEA

FORT MYERS, FLA., January 3, 2018– PACE Center for Girls of Lee County is excited to host the Tenth Annual Grande Dames Tea honoring three more of our community’s most revered women.  For the first time, an honorary Grande Dame also will be recognized.
This year’s honorees are:

  • Dena Geraghty of Fort Myers– Dena, 79, calls herself a “born caregiver” who has been taking care of others her entire life from her own children to hundreds of children and families she has helped as the past coordinator of Lee County Juvenile and Dependency Drug Courts as well as the PACE Center girls.  Dena is a Registered Nurse who has worked in the addiction field since 1991. In addition to her professional experience, Dena was a founding member and chair of the Grande Dames Tea for four years, and continues as a member of the Lee County PACE Board of Directors as well as the PACE state Board of Trustees.  She also has been a board member of SalusCare, Inc., the Lee County Human Services Council and Florida Lawyer’s Assistance.
  • Elizabeth Gardner Sanders (Betty) of Fort Myers – Whether serving on the Community Council for Golisano Children’s Hospital or serving in leadership capacities with Epsilon Sigma Alpha (Gamma Rho chapter) on the local, state, regional and international levels, Betty, 78, has worked diligently to help Southwest Florida grow.  She is a charter member and past president of Town and Gown of Florida Gulf Coast University, past president of the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club, past president of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, past president of Carissa Garden Club, and has been a member of the Edison Pageant of Light for decades, having once worked in the office as an administrative assistant for 10 years.
  • Barbara Jean Yeomans of Fort Myers – Barbara, 84, is a fine artist who has had several one-woman shows in Florida, England, New Jersey and New York.  Hundreds of her vibrant, colorful paintings now grace homes and businesses in Sag Harbor, Mich., Montreal, Calgary, New York, Milan and Hong Kong.  Her work is sold in New York at the Broadfoot & Broadfoot Gallery and in England at Twenty-One B Gallery.  Barbara has assisted many local charities through her donor-advised fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation as well as through the Women’s Legacy Fund and the scholarship she established in her late husband’s name at Florida SouthWestern State College.

For the first time, the PACE Center of Lee County also will recognize Eunice Barfield Bremner as an Honorary Grande Dame.  Eunice, 98, is a life-long resident of Fort Myers who worked on many of Fort Myers’ leading property transfers and deeds as legal secretary to Attorney Frank C. Alderman, Jr.  She continued working into her 70s for various attorneys.  Eunice and her sister, the late Berne Davis, and three other siblings lived at the Slater Mill in North Fort Myers during much of their childhood before there was electricity.  Eunice’s civic involvement includes the Edison Pageant of Light, Town & Gown of FGCU and the Fort Myers Community Concert Association.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Grande Dames Tea, which will take place Tuesday, March 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Broadway Palm at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.  The Grande Dames Tea was originated by PACE Center for Girls of Lee County to honor women who have played major roles in Southwest Florida history through decades of service, philanthropy and helping others.
Chair of the Grande Dames Tea is Kathy Toll with Nancy Finch serving as co-chair.  Both women are members of the PACE Lee Board of Directors.
“Our theme of The Wisdom of Age – Honoring the Female Spirit has carried through the last 10 years and is so appropriate because each of these women has much to share from her own life’s journey with our PACE girls and guests,” Toll said. The agenda for the tea will include special performances by the PACE Girls and a question – and – answer session between the PACE girls and the three Grande Dames, that Finch said “will inspire, motivate and unite girls and women of all ages.”
Invitations to the Grande Dames Tea will be mailed in January.  Registration also will be available online starting February 1 at www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee   Admission is $60 per person. Table sponsorships are also available. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite tea party hat.
Previous honorees have included the late Berne Davis, the late Eleanore Kleist and the late Barbara B. Mann in 2009; the late Jeanne Bochette, the late Helen Hendry and the late Veronica Shoemaker in 2010; Myra Daniels, Kathleen Nealon and the late Mimi Straub in 2011; Michel Doherty, the late Mavis Miller and Anna “Boots” Tolles in 2012; Thelma Hodges, the late Helen O’Rourke McClary and Ettie Francis Walsh in 2013; Barbara Norris Brown, the late Sarah Sciple and Margaret Sirianni in 2014; Sharlene Hamel Dozier, M. Jacqueline McCurdy and Melvin Morgan in 2015; Betty Anderson, Rusty Brown and Dr. Geraldine Burchard Nobles in 2016; and Pat Carroll, the late Lalai Hamric, and Beverly McNew in 2017.
PACE Center for Girls, Inc., is a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 11 to 18 years old, facing challenges such as academic failure and truancy, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, and family history of incarceration.
PACE is a Florida-based, not for profit organization, and the only statewide prevention program for adolescent at-risk girls in the nation.  In the past year, the Lee County program provided 117 girls with education, counseling, career training and advocacy programs and services resulting in 95 percent having no involvement with juvenile justice within one year of leaving PACE, 96 percent improving their academic performance and 93 percent remaining in school or obtaining employment three years after leaving PACE.  As a result, PACE reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency.
PACE accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department of Children & Families, school personnel, community services agencies, parents, family members, friends and self-referrals.
For information about the Grande Dames Tea or to become a sponsor, please contact PACE Development Manager Allyson Ross at (239) 425-2366 ext. 2315, or visit http://pacecenter.org/locations/lee

Country Music Legends The Oak Ridge Boys to Perform at Seminole Casino Hotel

Tickets on Sale Now for March 3 Concert IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The performance is part…

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Tickets on Sale Now for March 3 Concert
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The performance is part of The Oak Ridge Boys’ Shine the Light Tour. Advance tickets are on sale now for $69 and are available at the casino, on jaytv.com or by calling 800-218-0007. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
The Oak Ridge Boys’ sound is one of the most distinctive and recognizable in the music industry. The group’s four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of country hits and a number one pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, The Oak Ridge Boys bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
Their string of hits includes the country-pop chart-topper “Elvira,” as well as “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes,” “Fancy Free,” “Y’all Come Back Saloon,” “Sail Away,” “It Takes A Little Rain,” and many others.
One of country music’s truly legendary acts, The Oak Ridge Boys comprises lead singer Duane Allen, bass singer Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall, and baritone William Lee Golden. They have become one of the most enduringly successful touring groups anywhere, still performing some 150 dates each year at major theaters, fairs, and festivals across the United States and Canada.
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.
 
Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit www.moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

LAB THEATER PRESENTS: “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley

FORT MYERS, FL – December 15, 2017 – The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents “Crimes of the Heart,” by Beth Henley from January 5th - January 21st. The tragicomedy tells the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive…

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LAB THEATER PRESENTS: “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley

FORT MYERS, FL – December 15, 2017 – The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents “Crimes of the Heart,” by Beth Henley from January 5th – January 21st.
The tragicomedy tells the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe’s latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the “crimes of the heart” she has committed.
The play won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
“Crimes of the Heart” runs from January 5th to January 21st at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. Performance dates are as follows:
January 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm
January 14, 21 at 2 pm
Says director Paul Graffy, “in the troubling time in which we are living, it’s so refreshing to see a heartwarming story about family. This cast is bringing these characters fully to life.”  “It’s a perfect storm of three lovable sisters in extraordinary circumstances that will have audiences laughing through their tears, from the revelation of that poor shrunken ovary to shooing out a gossip-mongering neighbor with a broom,” adds artistic director Annette Trossbach.
Tickets are available to purchase on Brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guest may ask about purchasing a Snowbird Pass.
For tickets and more information for all shows and events, guests may call the theater at (239) 218-0481 or visit LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located in the Fort Myers River District, at 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
ABOUT THE LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA:
The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, and features and challenges local performers. For more information, visit LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.

Almost AHBA Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 3, 2018) -- On January 19, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its monthly Rhythm on the River music celebration with Almost AHBA, an ABBA tribute band, at 5:30 p.m. in the river pavilion. The group will play many of ABBA's top hits and songs from the musical Mamma Mia. Almost AHBA has…

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Almost AHBA Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 3, 2018) — On January 19, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its monthly Rhythm on the River music celebration with Almost AHBA, an ABBA tribute band, at 5:30 p.m. in the river pavilion. The group will play many of ABBA’s top hits and songs from the musical Mamma Mia. Almost AHBA has been performing since 1996 for audiences as large as 50,000.
The Edison Ford river pavilion offers a beautiful river view and a chance to see a spectacular sunset. A limited number of seats will be provided; guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a jacket or blanket as the event will be outdoors, along the river.
Event tickets are $20 or $15 for Edison Ford members. A cash bar will be available.
For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.

The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center Announce New Officers and Board Members

(Fort Myers, Fla. – December 21, 2017) – The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, non-profit organizations that work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, announce new officers and welcome four new members to their board of directors. Jan-Erik Hustrulid, Business Development Coordinator at Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, was reelected chair of the…

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The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center Announce New Officers and Board Members

(Fort Myers, Fla. – December 21, 2017) – The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, non-profit organizations that work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, announce new officers and welcome four new members to their board of directors.
Jan-Erik Hustrulid, Business Development Coordinator at Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, was reelected chair of the board. Kenny Brewer, Manager, Non-Merchandise Procurement at Chico’s FAS, Inc. was elected vice chair, and Susan Ryan, Chief Financial Officer at Canterbury School, was reelected secretary/treasurer.
Four new members have been selected to serve on the board of directors. The new members are Jim Dwyer, Vice President, Strategic Development, Interop Technologies, Bryan Filson, Financial Planner, CRPS® with Mutual of Omaha, Armando Llechu, Chief Administrative Officer for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, and Kevin Shimp, President, Thomas Marine Construction.
Returning board members include Tracie Bagans, Cindie Barker, Richard Fain, John Grey, Luis Insignares, Li-Su H. Javedan, Teri Palmer, Richard Pitbladdo, Steven Sizemore and Terri Wade.
“Serving on the board of thriving non-profits like The Heights Foundation and the Heights Center requires dedication, time and a commitment to improving the community,” said Heights Foundation President and CEO, Kathryn Kelly. “We are grateful to our new, current and past board members for providing their time and talents to make a positive impact on the lives of families in Harlem Heights.”
For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center visit www.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. The 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.
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 are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.

SANIBEL CAPTIVA BEACH RESORTS ANNOUNCES MAJOR "FAT TUESDAY" SPONSORSHIP TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY HOUSING AND RESOURCES

CAPTIVA ISLAND, FL — Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, the leading hospitality marketing organization in Southwest Florida, has announced its support of Community Housing and Resources, with a $5,000 "Fat Tuesday" sponsorship of CHR's 2018 Mardi Gras Fundraiser. The 2018 Mardi Gras Fundraiser, hosted on Saturday, February 10, is the sole annual fundraising effort for the…

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SANIBEL CAPTIVA BEACH RESORTS ANNOUNCES MAJOR "FAT TUESDAY" SPONSORSHIP TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY HOUSING AND RESOURCES

CAPTIVA ISLAND, FL — Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, the leading hospitality marketing organization in Southwest Florida, has announced its support of Community Housing and Resources, with a $5,000 “Fat Tuesday” sponsorship of CHR’s 2018 Mardi Gras Fundraiser.
The 2018 Mardi Gras Fundraiser, hosted on Saturday, February 10, is the sole annual fundraising effort for the important work that Community Housing and Resources provides. Community Housing and Resources, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to families and individuals who work on and (or) serve the community of Sanibel. CHR-served individuals work at your local bank, grocery store, favorite retail stores and restaurants. CHR assists these and other persons by overseeing 74 rental units in 11 complexes, as well as 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel Island.
In addition, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts has offered to host the CHR “Sponsorship Party” at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva. Scheduled for January 24, the party includes a variety of fun-filled activities and events, including a “swim relay race” to be staged at the resort’s all-new Serenity Pool — which the ‘Tween Waters team won in 2017.
“Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is proud to once again be a major sponsor of CHR’s Mardi Gras,” says Doug Babcock, Chief Operating Officer. “We are committed to many local and regional non-profit organizations that improve the quality of life, both here on the islands as well as throughout Southwest Florida. We encourage others to join as CHR sponsors and — as Swim Relay Race winners last year — we look forward in a lighthearted way to taking on any challengers to our awesome group of swimmers!”
For more information about sponsorship or tickets, contact Executive Director Melissa Rice at 239.472.1189 or visit www.sanibelchr.org.
About Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC
Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC is among Southwest Florida’s top and most experienced hospitality marketing organizations. SCBR operates four of Sanibel and Captiva Islands’ top beach resorts that comprise more than 300 quality accommodations, from beachfront suites to classic seaside cottages, including: ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa of Captiva Island, Florida; West Wind Inn of Sanibel, Florida; Beachview Cottages of Sanibel, Florida; Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, Florida (at Blind Pass); and ‘Tween Waters Island Vacation Rentals of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida. The organization also excels in food and beverage service with five dining outlets, plus outstanding banquet services and facilities for weddings, corporate meetings and family reunions. In addition, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts manages and markets two marinas, numerous recreational amenities (discounted golf, tennis, water sports and more), retail outlets and a day spa.
Learn more at www.SanibelCaptivaBeachResorts.com.

Jury orders FPL to pay grieving mother of Fort Myer’s teen nearly $24 million Representing attorneys in the case, Ty Roland and Evan Lubell, hope verdict will save lives

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 23, 2017) - Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC (ARLM)—a leading, SWFL personal injury, business litigation, civil rights, family law, and real estate law firm is proud to announce that ARLM partners, Ty Roland and Evan Lubell, won a $23.75 million settlement in the wrongful death case of Tricia Dominguez versus…

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Jury orders FPL to pay grieving mother of Fort Myer’s teen nearly $24 million Representing attorneys in the case, Ty Roland and Evan Lubell, hope verdict will save lives

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 23, 2017) – Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC (ARLM)—a leading, SWFL personal injury, business litigation, civil rights, family law, and real estate law firm is proud to announce that ARLM partners, Ty Roland and Evan Lubell, won a $23.75 million settlement in the wrongful death case of Tricia Dominguez versus Florida Power & Light. “This is one of the largest verdicts in Lee County History,” says, attorney Frank Aloia.

 

In 2008, FPL’s own inspectors warned the company that bamboo near the Dominguez home was too close to power lines and should be removed. Three years later, 15-year-old Justin Dominguez was playing with other children at a neighbor’s home when the bamboo stalk he climbed struck the high-voltage power lines and he sustained catastrophic injuries. He died two weeks later in a hospital after he was declared brain dead and removed from a ventilator.

 

“FPL had more than ten opportunities, since 2008, to eliminate the danger to the children living adjacent to this 13,000 volt power line, and failed to act each and every time. They broke the law. They broke their own rules. They blamed a boy for climbing a tree, instead of apologizing and trying to stop it from happening again,” said Ty Roland. In addition, Evan Lubell said, “The Jury had the rare opportunity to see in the light of day the behind-the-scenes decision-making that multi-billion-dollar companies like FPL make when their failures are challenged by regular people.”

 

ARLM partners, Ty Roland and Evan Lubell, showed the jury an FPL work order to remove the bamboo at that exact address from three years before the boy died. FPL knew for years that the highly conductive bamboo posed a serious threat to the people living in the area, and yet the Florida utility did nothing to address the danger. A six-man jury found for Mrs. Dominguez and awarded her $8.75 million for pain and suffering for the loss of her first-born son. The jury took the further step to award Mrs. Dominquez punitive damages of $15.0 million for FPL’s gross negligence. The purpose of the punitive damages is to punish FPL for their gross incompetence and to prevent this from ever happening again.

 

The impact of this case is more than just monetary.  “This verdict will save lives,” said Ty Roland. The bamboo near the power lines was finally removed, nine years after its discovery as a hazard, and six years after this teen’s death. Roland adds, “We just received word that another clump of bamboo was removed just yesterday off of McGregor. Hopefully, this verdict will serve as a warning and prevention of any future deaths in relation to overgrown bamboo near power lines.”

 

A complete account of this case and trial, along with other insights from Mr. Lubell and Mr. Roland on this case, can be can be found online at Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC’s website at www.floridalegalrights.com.

About Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC is a leading SWFL law firm with offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. The firm concentrates on areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death, defective products and drugs, first-party insurance claims, civil rights violations, general business/construction litigation, family law, real estate, and corporate transactional matters.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Van Nest

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 26, 2017) – Pamela Van Nest has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller at the McGregor branch. She is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions. Van Nest has more than 40 years of banking experience in Ohio and Florida, including previous positions as head teller,…

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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Van Nest

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 26, 2017) – Pamela Van Nest has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller at the McGregor branch. She is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.
Van Nest has more than 40 years of banking experience in Ohio and Florida, including previous positions as head teller, branch manager, merchant services and ATM supervisor, branch coordinator, head bookkeeper, IT department supervisor and operations officer.
A Fort Myers resident since 2009, she is an active Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteer.
Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel and five additional locations in Fort Myers. The bank is nationally ranked in the top 20 as a best-performing community bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,500 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with $383 million in assets, and generates the highest return on equity of all Florida banks in excess of $155 million in total assets.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s professionals provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential loans. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, safe deposit boxes, and a full array of online banking products and services, including electronic statements, mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Award-Winning Entertainer Tony Orlando to Perform at Seminole Casino Hotel

Tickets on Sale Now for March 24 Concert IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with entertainment legend Tony Orlando live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now for…

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Tickets on Sale Now for March 24 Concert
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with entertainment legend Tony Orlando live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now for $65 and are available at the casino, online at www.jaytv.com/florida, or by phone at 800-514-3849. Attendees must be 21 years of age.  For more information call the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee at 800-218-0007.
Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. His performance at Seminole Casino Hotel is part of his tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates more than five decades as a beloved entertainer. In 2016, he won numerous awards, including the Casino Entertainer of the Year Award; the “Best All Around Entertainer” Las Vegas, which he has won a total of four times and previously three times in Atlantic City; Jukebox Artist of the Year Award from the Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York; The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards; and The Bob Hope Award for excellence in entertainment from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society honoring his efforts on behalf of our nation’s veterans.
Few entertainers have excelled in so many realms as Orlando has: a top selling recording artist, songwriter, concert headliner, network television star, motion picture actor, Broadway performer and author. A Grammy nominee, Orlando has sold millions of records, including five number one hits: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).” “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” was the number one Billboard song of 1973, became Orlando’s theme song, and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal.
Orlando has two Platinum albums, three Gold albums and 15 Top 40 hits. Tony Orlando and Dawn rank among the Top 100 Billboard Magazine artists of all-time. The enormously popular Tony Orlando and Dawn television variety show ran for four seasons, from 1973 to 1977, on CBS. The show catapulted Tony Orlando and Dawn from popular recording artists into major stars, and they were the first multi-racial singing group to star in a network television series. Orlando is still one of the most popular live concerts artists, and has headlined around the world and entertained for five U.S. Presidents.
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.
Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.