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New Foot & Ankle Specialist Joins Physicians Regional Medical Group

Naples, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2018) Orthopaedic Surgeon, Christina Kabbash, M.D., PhD., M.P.H., joined Physicians Regional Medical Group at the Pine Ridge campus this January.   Dr. Kabbash is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in Foot & Ankle to include treatment for hammer toes, bunions, painful flat foot, arthritis in the foot and ankle,…

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New Foot & Ankle Specialist Joins Physicians Regional Medical Group

Naples, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2018) Orthopaedic Surgeon, Christina Kabbash, M.D., PhD., M.P.H., joined Physicians Regional Medical Group at the Pine Ridge campus this January.
 
Dr. Kabbash is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in Foot & Ankle to include treatment for hammer toes, bunions, painful flat foot, arthritis in the foot and ankle, foot and ankle trauma, and traumatic fractures of the extremities, including hips. Dr. Kabbash also attends to preventive care needs such as footwear, inserts/orthotics, bracing, or cortisone injections, and referrals for physical therapy. An elite athlete herself, Dr. Kabbash is a proponent for fitness and is very familiar with the physical demands this can have on the foot and ankle, and is an ardent educator and speaker on this topic.
 
Prior to joining Physicians Regional Medical Group, Dr. Kabbash practiced with the Greater Hartford Orthopaedic Group at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT.
 
Dr. Kabbash received her M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and is Fellowship Trained in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle trauma and reconstruction. She completed her residency as Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, NY.
 
“My focus is to help patients get back to how they were before the pain or injury was present,“ says Dr. Kabbash.  “Educating my patients to prevent small injuries from becoming worse or a chronic problem is key in the overall ability to heal and return to their normal everyday lives.”
 
Dr. Kabbash will schedule same day or next day appointments at the Pine Ridge campus, 6110 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119.  To request an appointment, please call (239) 348-4221 or visit PhysiciansRegionalMedicalGroup.com.
 
 

Gulf Coast Symphony Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Media Contact: Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations 239-334-7419 PHOTO: The Gulf Coast Symphony orchestra will perform at Edison & Ford Winter Estates on February 10.       Gulf Coast Symphony Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 26, 2018) -- On February 10, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its monthly Rhythm on…

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Media Contact:
Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations
239-334-7419
PHOTO: The Gulf Coast Symphony orchestra will perform at Edison & Ford Winter Estates on February 10.
 
    Gulf Coast Symphony Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates
FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 26, 2018) — On February 10, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its monthly Rhythm on the River music celebration with the Gulf Coast Symphony at 6 p.m. in the river pavilion. The orchestra will perform “Swinging with the Symphony,” a program of symphonic big band music of the 1930s and 1940s.
Dr. Andrew Kurtz, the symphony’s music director and conductor, founded the symphony in 1996. It is a premier community orchestra in Southwest Florida and recognized as one of the most dynamic community orchestras in the United States.
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.
Event tickets are $25 or $20 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.
 
 
 

MILCK TO OPEN FOR JASON MRAZ AT MARCH 19 CONCERT

(Fort Myers) – MILCK confirmed as opening act for JASON MRAZ concert on March 19th. Tickets for JASON MRAZ are available at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call 239-481-4849. After a decade of quiet independent releases and tireless gigs around her native Los Angeles, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet MILCK confidently carried…

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MILCK TO OPEN FOR JASON MRAZ AT MARCH 19 CONCERT

(Fort Myers) – MILCK confirmed as opening act for JASON MRAZ concert on March 19th. Tickets for JASON MRAZ are available at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call 239-481-4849.
After a decade of quiet independent releases and tireless gigs around her native Los Angeles, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet MILCK confidently carried a generational anthem in the form of “Quiet.” Originally penned in 2015 with frequent collaborator Adrianne Gonzalez, the song provided a clarion call for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived gallantly in the face of trauma, trials, and tribulations with resounding piano chords and shuddering, soulful delivery.
Crafting “cathartic pop” rooted in classical training and inspired by a pastiche of artistic muses ranging from Hemingway and Maya Angelou to modern art, this style defines her debut EP for Atlantic Records.
“Throughout all of those years struggling, a major label never felt like it could be a reality,” she admits. “I’m just being myself, and I don’t want to assume that I can sing for everyone. I want to sing what I feel. If people connect, that’s awesome.”
She made waves with “Devil Devil,” which went on to receive high-profile syncs in Lucifer and The Royals as it racked up nearly a million Spotify streams and over 1 million YouTube views.
For more about MILCK: www.milckmusic.com

Budweiser Clydesdale's Presented by The Shell Factory

We are excited to present the  Budweiser Clydesdales! Feb. 23rd, 2018 from 4 - 7 pm. Budweiser is bringing the Full Hitch with all 8 horses and the Famous Budweiser Wagon complete with the Budweiser Dalmatian.  Your family can observe the actual hitching process and then view the Budweiser Wagon as it is pulled around the property…

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We are excited to present the 
Budweiser Clydesdales!
Feb. 23rd, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm.
Budweiser is bringing the Full Hitch with all 8 horses and the Famous Budweiser Wagon
complete with the Budweiser Dalmatian
Your family can observe the actual hitching process and then view the Budweiser Wagon as it is pulled around the property stopping for 
some spectacular Photo Ops
Free of Charge
  Stop By and Say Hi to these Majestic Animals!

Spring 2018 Open House Week at FSW

January 26, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will host its Spring 2018 Open House Week from Feb. 26-March 1 at all locations. Prospective students, their families and community members are invited to attend an open house to see what the college has to offer. Faculty, staff and current students…

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Spring 2018 Open House Week at FSW

January 26, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will host its Spring 2018 Open House Week from Feb. 26-March 1 at all locations.
Prospective students, their families and community members are invited to attend an open house to see what the college has to offer. Faculty, staff and current students will be available to answer questions and provide campus tours. A limited term promotional code will be provided to open house guests to waive the admissions application fee to FSW following the event.
“Students can attend our open houses to learn more about FSW’s academic programs, campus life, student support services, athletics and our unique educational opportunities,” said Amber McCown, FSW Director of Admissions. “The first step to enrolling at FSW is to complete an application for admission, but students are often hesitant to apply because of the application fee. Prospective students who attend one of our Open House events will have the opportunity to apply for admission to FSW free-of-charge.”
Spring 2018 Open Houses are scheduled for 3-5:30 p.m. at the following locations:
Feb. 26 – Hendry/Glades Curtis Center
1092 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle
Feb. 27 – Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers
Feb. 28 – Collier Campus
7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples
March 1 – Charlotte Campus
26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at www.FSW.edu/openhouse.
Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in January 2016. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.

Hearts and Home Runs Dinner returns in 2018

Couples can enjoy romantic evening on Valentine’s Day at Hammond Stadium FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Set the mood this Valentine's Day with the second annual Hearts and Home Runs Dinner at Hammond Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Couples can choose either the 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. seating. “We are excited to…

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Couples can enjoy romantic evening on Valentine’s Day at Hammond Stadium

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Set the mood this Valentine’s Day with the second annual Hearts and Home Runs Dinner at Hammond Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Couples can choose either the 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. seating.

“We are excited to bring back this unique event,” said Miracle President and General Manager Chris Peters. “It was a big hit last year. Baseball and romance go hand in hand. We think couples will really enjoy having a gourmet meal at our beautiful ballpark.”

On Feb. 14, the Miracle will unlock the third-floor suite level and serve a four-course meal for two dinner seatings. The first session is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 5 p.m. The second session lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m.

Reservations are $100 per couple for a window or a table seat. Tax and gratuity are not included. In addition to a lovely evening of delicious food, the Miracle invite each couple to send in four of their best, most romantic photos to appear on the video board in left center field throughout dinner. Each reservation will also include tickets to Miracle Opening Night on Thursday, April 5.

Smitten suite guests will have the choice between bacon-wrapped scallops or spicy honey garlic chicken skewers for an appetizer, followed by Caesar salad. For the main course, courting customers can pick between prime rib or grilled salmon with lemon dill cream sauce. Each entree will be served with flavorfully seasoned rosemary red bliss potatoes and a delightful blend of sautéed garden vegetables. Each couple will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine.

The final layer of a romantically robust meal is a devilish dessert. Passionate patrons can select either a slice of red velvet cake or tiramisu cake. When the meal is complete, couples will be allowed to venture into the outdoor seating for a cozy cuddle.

If this is your first date and you need a little help to break the ice, the Miracle will be providing a full liquor bar, bottled beer and soft drinks available for purchase.

Join the Miracle for a night of fine dining, your beloved, and the atmosphere of the ballpark. To make reservations, call 239-768-4210 or email lmerrigan@miraclebaseball.com.

The Fort Myers Miracle are the Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. To stay up to date on the Miracle, follow online at Miraclebaseball.com or through social media; Twitter: @MiracleBaseball, Instagram: fortmyersmiracle, Facebook: Fort Myers Miracle, Snapchat: ftmyersmiracle. Opening Night at Hammond Stadium is April 5 at 7 p.m. against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. For further information or questions, call the Miracle offices at 239-768-4210.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lee County Bar Association to showcase career opportunities at fifth annual Law Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Lee County Bar Association are teaming up to present Law Day 2018 to local high school students on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Lee County Courthouse, located at 1700 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Participants will get an inside look at…

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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lee County Bar Association to showcase career opportunities at fifth annual Law Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Lee County Bar Association are teaming up to present Law Day 2018 to local high school students on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Lee County Courthouse, located at 1700 Monroe St. in Fort Myers.

Participants will get an inside look at law-related careers, learn about the legal system in an interactive and fascinating way, and observe the justice system in motion.

“Law Day offers a wonderful opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at our legal system in action, and the best way to explore a potential career path is to experience it firsthand,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “We are ecstatic that the Lee County Bar Association continues to join forces with Junior Achievement to present this successful program.”

The program is free to Lee County high school students. Registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 1. For more information, please call 239-225-2590 or email vsantiago@jaswfl.org.

About Junior Achievement:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in over 100 countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 280 classroom business volunteers during the 2016-2017 school year to provide more than 10,600 students with Junior Achievement programs in excess of 440 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.

 

Purses for Pooches Hosted by Home Tech

Event Details           Animal Refuge Center's 4th Annual Purses for Pooches Event. Lunch • Silent Auction • Purse Fashion Show • Live auction • Giveaways Join us for a fun afternoon with the girls, a glass of wine and beautiful previously loved designer purses at great prices. Enjoy a runway fashion show and your ticket price…

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Event Details          
Animal Refuge Center’s 4th Annual Purses for Pooches Event.
Lunch • Silent Auction • Purse Fashion Show • Live auction • Giveaways
Join us for a fun afternoon with the girls, a glass of wine and beautiful previously loved designer purses at great prices. Enjoy a runway fashion show and your ticket price includes a fabulous lunch and desert.
Get your tickets before they are gone.
All proceeds will benefit the Animal Refuge Center in their efforts to provide shelter and medical care for needy cats and dogs until they find their forever homes.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Catwalk Sponsor $1,500
Table Sponsor $750
Individual Tickets $45
Buy Tickets online at:
Animalrefugecenter.com
For more information contact Betty Hughes at 239-841-0810
Help the animals at ARC by cleaning out your closets and donating your previously loved designer purses and scarves.
Drop off your donations at one of the following locations:
Animal Refuge Center
18011 Old Bayshore Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
239 -731-3535
Bonney Leckie, Realtor – Century 21 – Selling Paradise
3409 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Home-Tech
6400 Techster Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Entertainment Legends to be Highlighted at 2018 Cracker Dinner

FORT MYERS, FLA., January 25, 2018 – Entertainment legends who performed in Fort Myers will be the focus of the Southwest Florida Historical Society’s annual Cracker Dinner Monday, Feb. 19, at the Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd. Liberace, Red Skelton, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Minnie Pearl, Rudy Vallee, Yvonne DeCarlo and others performed in Lee…

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Entertainment Legends to be Highlighted at 2018 Cracker Dinner

FORT MYERS, FLA., January 25, 2018 – Entertainment legends who performed in Fort Myers will be the focus of the Southwest Florida Historical Society’s annual Cracker Dinner Monday, Feb. 19, at the Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd.
Liberace, Red Skelton, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Minnie Pearl, Rudy Vallee, Yvonne DeCarlo and others performed in Lee County venues.  Local performers will re-enact these legends on the Broadway Palm stage. The re-enactors include Cathy Pcolar, Beverly Cox, John Goulet and Bonnie Chappelle.
Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann will serve as master of ceremonies.
Buffet dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and must be purchased by February 14. Tickets are available at Barbee & Sons, 1936 Grace Avenue in Fort Myers, Sam Galloway Ford, 1800 Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers, and the Southwest Florida Historical Society, at 10091 McGregor Blvd. , which is on the campus of the Lee County  Alliance for the Arts.  The Southwest Florida Historical Society hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Checks may also be mailed to the Southwest Florida Historical Society, P. O. Box 1381, Fort Myers, Fl., 33902. Tickets can be picked up at the door on February 19.
The annual Cracker Dinner is sponsored by Barbee & Sons, Sam Galloway Ford, and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.
Funds raised at the annual dinner will be used to support the mission of the Southwest Florida Historical Society which is dedicated to preserving the history of our area by archiving donated historical documents, photos and maps and stimulating public interest and appreciation for local history.
About the Southwest Florida Historical Society
The Southwest Florida Historical Society (SWFLHS) was established in 1960 by a group of citizens to “preserve the history of our area.”  In 1983 the SWFLHS received as a gift a building that was destined to be demolished for a new parking lot. Harper Brothers Construction donated the building and Flint and Doyle was contracted to move the building to the campus of the Lee County Alliance of the Arts. In 1984 the SWFLHS received its Articles of Incorporation with the following purpose:  “The mission of the society is to discover, collect and preserve original and source documents, maps and photographs pertaining to the history of SW Florida;
to bring together those interested in the history of this area; to promote and stimulate public interest and appreciation of the history of this area; and to further the preservation and knowledge of Southwest Florida’s past.”  For more information, visit
www.swflhistoricalsociety.org  or call 239-939-4044.

HENDERSON FRANKLIN TO HOST STATEWIDE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

Fort Myers, Florida – Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt will serve as host law firm for the 2018 Florida Law Alliance Winter Construction Conference taking place on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Holiday Inn at Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. Speakers from Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola and Tampa will provide legal updates to those…

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HENDERSON FRANKLIN TO HOST STATEWIDE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

Fort Myers, Florida – Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt will serve as host law firm for the 2018 Florida Law Alliance Winter Construction Conference taking place on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Holiday Inn at Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. Speakers from Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola and Tampa will provide legal updates to those involved in the construction industry. Attorney Michael Corso, Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Tort & Insurance Litigation Division, will serve as moderator.
Topics and Speakers

  • Hot Topics and Defense Strategies in Construction Defect Litigation, presented by Matthew Belcastro, Esquire (Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.)
  • Mediating Construction Cases, presented by Joseph Amos, Esquire (Fisher Rushmer) and David W. Henry, Esquire (Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin)
  • Causes of Action and Damages in Construction Defect Disputes: Current Issues and Developments, presented by Michael Bittner, Esquire (Marks Gray)
  • Best Practices Defending/Deposing Corporate Representatives in Construction Cases, presented by Michael J. Schofield, Esquire (Clark Partington)
  • Best Practices for Handling OSHA Claims, presented by Mark Schultz, Esquire (Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.)
  • Florida Lien Law, presented by Erik Raines, Esquire (Hill Ward Henderson)

Attendees have the option to attend live, in person, or virtually by livestream. Registration is $35 per person for in person or virtual attendees. For more information on the seminar or to register, visit http://www.floridalawalliance.com or contact Gail Lamarche, Henderson Franklin’s Director of Marketing & Business Development at gail.lamarche@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1186.
Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients to build their homes, businesses, and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sanibel Island. For more information, please visit www.henlaw.com.
The Florida Law Alliance is a group of independent law firms practicing throughout Florida that have combined their knowledge, efforts, and resources. The member firms of the Florida Law Alliance are better able to serve the interests of their clients because of the statewide geographical reach, cumulative expertise in both general and specialized practice areas, and local community knowledge and legal credibility before a specific court or other decision-making body. For more information, please visit www.floridalawalliance.com.