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Scott Fischer Enterprises to sell Six Bends Harley-Davidson and Naples Harley-Davidson to TMCFM, Inc.

FORT MYERS AND NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, today announced the sale of Six Bends Harley-Davidson and Naples Harley-Davidson to TMCFM, Inc. with a closing scheduled Jan. 10, 2018. Scott Fischer Enterprises continues to own and operate its Harley dealerships in New Mexico and California, and will…

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Scott Fischer Enterprises to sell Six Bends Harley-Davidson and Naples Harley-Davidson to TMCFM, Inc.

FORT MYERS AND NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, today announced the sale of Six Bends Harley-Davidson and Naples Harley-Davidson to TMCFM, Inc. with a closing scheduled Jan. 10, 2018. Scott Fischer Enterprises continues to own and operate its Harley dealerships in New Mexico and California, and will continue to own and operate Top Rocker Field and Events in Fort Myers.

“This has not been an easy decision, but after 30 years of ownership in Southwest Florida, the opportunity comes at an opportune time to allow me to focus on other business goals and my personal community foundation. Fort Myers is my home, and I will remain in the area and look forward to elevating my involvement in the community and the causes that I care about,” said Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, LLC. “With the strong Harley brand behind the Southwest Florida stores and the accomplishments that have been achieved, it’s poised for continued success. TMCFM, Inc. have been industry friends of mine for more than 30 years, and they own other top-performing Harley-Davidson stores in the U.S. They bring great new energy, passion and a wealth of industry experience, and I’m excited for the opportunities ahead for the employees, customers and community.”

ABOUT SCOTT FISCHER ENTERPRISES

Scott Fischer Enterprises owns and manages Harley-Davidson stores in California, Florida and New Mexico. Scott Fischer Enterprises and all its Harley-Davidson locations have a strong commitment to motorcycle safety as well as the community. In business for 30 years, they are regularly recognized as leaders in their industry and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. For more information, please visit www.SFE-US.com.

LIQUID FACELIFTS VS. SURGICAL FACELIFTS: ADVANTAGES OF EACH TO BE EXPLAINED AT FREE SEMINAR

Dr. Prendiville to host free seminar January 26 at Naples Hilton NAPLES, FLA., January 4, 2018 – A traditional surgical facelift or the new “liquid facelift” – which is best for you?  Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville will explain the differences and benefits of each at a free seminar Friday, Jan. 26, in Naples.…

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LIQUID FACELIFTS VS. SURGICAL FACELIFTS: ADVANTAGES OF EACH TO BE EXPLAINED AT FREE SEMINAR

Dr. Prendiville to host free seminar January 26 at Naples Hilton
NAPLES, FLA., January 4, 2018 – A traditional surgical facelift or the new “liquid facelift” – which is best for you?  Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville will explain the differences and benefits of each at a free seminar Friday, Jan. 26, in Naples.
The seminar begins at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch at the Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.  The seminar is free, but reservations are required by calling 239-437-3900.  Space is limited.
“Liquid facelifts are the newest trend in facial rejuvenation because there is no surgery, no anesthesia required and no downtime,” said Dr. Prendiville, who also is medical director of the Assuage Luxury Spa in North Naples.  “Patients love it because they can go about their usual activities immediately afterward.”
A new filler has just been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration that Dr. Prendiville said is joining a long list of injectables to restore youthfulness.            “Revanesse Versa is specifically targeted for deep-set wrinkles and fine lines.  It is a slightly thicker formulation that is injected into the mid to deep dermis to correct more pronounced lines and wrinkles like nasolabial folds,” he said
Revanesse Versa is among a series of injectable fillers that Dr. Prendiville uses to minimize or erase sagging, fine lines and wrinkles without surgery.
Among the newer injectables to be discussed are:

  • Juvederm Vollure™ – a long-lasting filler that is FDA-approved to soften moderate to severe lines around the nose and mouth with results lasting as long as 18 months;
  • Juvederm Voluma® – the first filler approved to restore age-related volume in the cheeks;
  • Juvederm Volbella® – an injectable for lip augmentation and correction of lines around the lips;
  • Sculptra® – an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen – an underlying cause of facial aging – for results that can last more than two years; and
  • Fat transfer – Utilizing fat from the abdomen, thighs or other areas, fat can be injected into the face to fill acne scars and sunken areas of the face.

Dr. Prendiville also will discuss other fillers, such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and others, as well as eyelid lifts, nose surgery, lasers and reconstructive surgery.
“These injectables are the newest medical breakthroughs in facial rejuvenation, but they are temporary, unlike a surgical facelift,” he said.  “Most injectables need to be repeated every four to six months to maintain that youthful appearance.  Surgical facelifts, on the other hand, are permanent and can last 10 years or longer.”
The liquid facelift is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate aging changes.  Severe facial lines and deep folds in the skin require a surgical facelift, he said.
The liquid facelift and surgical facelift are two of the procedures that Dr. Prendiville will discuss at his “All About Face” seminar.  Using before and after pictures of actual patients, Dr. Prendiville will discuss the latest advances in facelifts, eyelid lifts, nose surgery, lasers, and reconstructive surgery.
In addition to a light lunch, attendees will be able to make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Prendiville.
Dr. Prendiville is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
He is recognized nationally as a facelift expert with more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. He also is a featured presenter at many state and national meetings about facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Prendiville is one of 500 doctors in the world to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award from RealSelf, the leading online community that helps people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Prendiville has been a reviewer on RealSelf.com since 2008 and has now achieved Distinguished Member status for his responses to patients with questions about facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation techniques.
Dr. Prendiville also is the past president and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, an association consisting of 250 facial plastic surgeons in the state.
Dr. Prendiville graduated with his M.D. degree with high honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and served his residency at Georgetown University.
He was awarded a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he was a clinical instructor in the St. Louis University Department of Otolaryngology.
All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s state-of-the-art Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive..  The Surgical Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States. For more information, please visit www.drprendiville.com.

Annual Antique Car Show at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 4, 2018) -- On February 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its annual Antique Car Exhibition featuring antique Ford models. Each year, classic car owners and club members exhibit more than 100 cars on the Ford estate lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River as a…

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Annual Antique Car Show at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 4, 2018) — On February 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its annual Antique Car Exhibition featuring antique Ford models. Each year, classic car owners and club members exhibit more than 100 cars on the Ford estate lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River as a tribute to Henry Ford, the pioneer of the automobile industry.
Along with the exhibition, there will be music and visitors can tour the gardens, historic homes, museum and laboratory. This family event is free for Edison Ford members and $25 for future members, which includes a self-guided tour of the entire site. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the restoration of the antique car collection at Edison Ford.
Registrations are being accepted for Ford models 1980 and older. To register a car, contact Leeanne Criswell at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or 239-334-7419. The deadline for pre-registration is January 26. Pre-registration is $20 for one car and $10 for each additional car.
For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.

TAPS & TUNES FEATURES FANTASTIC LINE UP OF CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC, AND FOOD TRUCKS

January, 3rd 2018 - Fort Myers, FL - Craft beer, live music, and more comes to downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, January 13th for the Third Annual Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival! Sample over 80 craft beers while enjoying music from Problem Kids, Of Good Nature, and Jukebox the Ghost. Plus, purchase…

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TAPS & TUNES FEATURES FANTASTIC LINE UP OF CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC, AND FOOD TRUCKS

January, 3rd 2018 – Fort Myers, FL – Craft beer, live music, and more comes to downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, January 13th for the Third Annual Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival! Sample over 80 craft beers while enjoying music from Problem Kids, Of Good Nature, and Jukebox the Ghost. Plus, purchase a variety of eats from local food trucks! The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is hosting this event which will be held at Centennial Park, downtown Fort Myers.
Take part in the most exciting craft beer & music festival in Fort Myers! On Saturday, January 13th experience live music, delicious food, and more right in Centennial Park. With VIP ticket purchase, fans get preferred seating, VIP bathroom, catered food from Buffalo Wings and Rings, VIP brews, meet & greet with bands Jukebox the Ghost, Of Good Nature, and Problem Kids, souvenir tasting cup with samplings of 80+ craft beers from award-winning breweries, and entrance to the event to enjoy live music — all for just $75! For just $45, patrons receive an unlimited tasting cup, which offers sampling of more than 80 craft beers from award-winning breweries like Islamorada Beer Company, Kona Brewing, Shipyard, Magic Hat, Bury Me Brewing, Old Soul Brewing, and many more!
Taps & Tunes Craft Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, January 13, 2018
2pm – 8pm
Tickets: $45 Unlimited Beer Tasting • $75 VIP Pass • $5 General Admission
Tasting Flights available for purchase at event
Held at Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers
For tickets and info, visit https://www.sbdac.com/taps-and-tunes-fort-myers/
Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.sbdac.com/volunteer-sign-up/?sheet_id=70
Or call for info: 239-333-1933
Musical Line Up
2pm – Problem Kids
4pm – Of Good Nature
6pm – Jukebox the Ghost
Jukebox the Ghost arrives after years of accruing a diehard following while remaining one of the hardest-working live acts in music. The group’s quirky songwriting and breathtaking performance skills have led the trio to share stages with Ben Folds, Jack’s Mannequin, Motion City Soundtrack and Guster, while being one of Yep Roc’s lynchpin artists since signing to the label in 2010. Jukebox the Ghost has dazzled on big stages, such as when the group rocked The Late Show with David Letterman, showcasing the vibrant pop-rock workout of “Schizophrenia” on late-night TV. The band recently returned to late-night TV where they performed the song “Postcard” off of their new self titled album on Conan. For more info, visit http://www.jukeboxtheghost.com/.
Of Good Nature is an indie rock-reggae group that was formed in Charlotte, NC in 2011. The 2011 debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville Reggae Album of the Year – Nashville, TN. On October 23rd 2015, their sophomore album, Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top Reggae Album Chart. The notable Reggae Rise Up Festival in St. Petersburg, FL added Of Good Nature to the already stacked bill through their Artist Discovery Series in early 2017, along with Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Iration, Steel Pulse, The Green and many more. For more info, visit http://ofgoodnature.com/.
Problem Kids’ undeniably fresh sound is characterized by the group’s willingness to bounce effortlessly between vintage hip-hop, roots rock, and Caribbean salsa rhythms without missing a step. With creative arrangements and catchy melodies in place, the storytelling lyricism from two witty emcees seal the signature PK sound. In 2010, Problem Kids dropped their first full-length album, Poetry in Motion, which introduced the masses to their vibrant sound and featured some of Miami’s top emerging talent including songstress Anna Palmerola on the track “Ride with Me,” and rising reggae artist AG Lyonz on “Hold Me Down.” The album was well-received with local press, and catapulted the group to a busy show schedule, which included opening slots for hip-hop legends Chuck D, Uncle Luke, Rakim and more in 2012 alone. For more info, visit http://problemkidsmusic.com/.
Sponsored by: Suncoast Beverage, iHeart Media, Y100, Courtyard Marriott, City of Fort Myers, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, City Tavern, Buffalo Wings and Rings, and Advance Solar & Spa

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.