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IBERIABANK to Host Community Shred Event in Fort Myers on March 24

Fort Myers, FL (February 22, 2018) – IBERIABANK, a 130-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, will hold a community shred event on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the IBERIABANK branch located at 6651 Orion Drive in Fort Myers. Residents and small business owners are invited to dispose of outdated bank…

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IBERIABANK to Host Community Shred Event in Fort Myers on March 24

Fort Myers, FL (February 22, 2018) – IBERIABANK, a 130-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, will hold a community shred event on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the IBERIABANK branch located at 6651 Orion Drive in Fort Myers. Residents and small business owners are invited to dispose of outdated bank statements, checks, contracts, junk mail and other documents in a safe and secure manner. Shredding services will be conducted by Shred-It, a global leader in secure document destruction services.
A $3.00/box voluntary donation will be collected for Pink Heals Southwest Florida. This Fort Myers-based not-for-profit organization is dedicated to supporting women and their families battling all types of illness. Their signature pink fire truck helps raise awareness and donations throughout Southwest Florida and will be onsite during the shred event for photos.
For more information about shred event, contact (239) 225-4560.
 About IBERIABANK
IBERIABANK Corporation is a financial holding company with 320 combined offices, including 216 bank branch offices and one loan production office in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, 30 title insurance offices in Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 63 locations in 10 states.  The Company has 14 locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states. The Company’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “IBKC.”  Follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Pink Heals Southwest Florida
Pink Heals Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women and families in the local community. Since 2010, Pink Heals has supported fundraising efforts that remain in Southwest Florida by bringing their pink fire truck to events to help promote love and support. They also make their truck available to visit people at their home or care facility to bring them hope and love. They support women and children of all ages along with their families, offering love, encouragement and friendship.

BROADWAY PALM ANNOUNCES CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS FOR “ANNIE” AND THE SEARCH FOR SANDY!

FORT MYERS, Fla – February 22, 2018 – Broadway Palm is holding auditions for children to play the age ranges of 7 to 14 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a casting call for the production of Annie playing June 28 through August 11, 2018. Broadway Palm will…

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BROADWAY PALM ANNOUNCES CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS FOR “ANNIE” AND THE SEARCH FOR SANDY!

FORT MYERS, Fla – February 22, 2018 – Broadway Palm is holding auditions for children to play the age ranges of 7 to 14 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a casting call for the production of Annie playing June 28 through August 11, 2018. Broadway Palm will be auditioning for the role of Annie and the eight orphan girls. All roles will be double cast. All auditions are by appointment only and can be made by calling Melissa Vogt at (239) 278-4422, ext. 111 or emailing Melissa@BroadwayPalm.com.
All auditioning will be required to bring a current picture (non-returnable), a theatrical resume and will have to sing a small part of two songs from Annie. The music can be downloaded at BroadwayPalm.com/Backstage/Auditions (the selections will be noted on the pages of music). A pianist will be provided, no recorded accompaniment allowed and no other songs will be permitted at the audition. NO EXCEPTIONS. After the vocal audition, some children will be asked to stay for a dance/movement audition. Please allow time for the full audition process.
Broadway Palm is a professional non-Equity theatre. Anyone interested in auditioning must be local or have housing in the Southwest Florida area. They must also be available for a possible callback on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10 a.m.; all day and evening rehearsals (June 14 through June 27, 2018); and all performances. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. The exact performance schedule can be found at BroadwayPalm.com.
Broadway Palm is also looking for a well behaved and trained Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever or similar mixed-breed dog. Owners interested in having their dog considered should email a picture and information about the dog to Melissa@BroadwayPalm.com.
Auditions will be held at Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Again, all auditions are by appointment only and can be made by calling Melissa Vogt at (239) 278-4422, ext. 111 or emailing Melissa@BroadwayPalm.com. For more information about the audition, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com/Backstage/Auditions.

THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST 5K COMING UP APRIL 7, KICK OFF PARTY MARCH 2

Fundraiser to Support No-Kill Shelter, Help Thousands of Animals in Southwest Florida FORT MYERS, FL - Feb. 22, 2018 - One of Gulf Coast Humane Society's biggest fundraising events of the year, "The Fast and the Furriest" is gaining some big momentum after a record-setting race last year. The 5K Run/1-Mile Walk fundraiser held at…

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THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST 5K COMING UP APRIL 7, KICK OFF PARTY MARCH 2

Fundraiser to Support No-Kill Shelter, Help Thousands of Animals in Southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, FL – Feb. 22, 2018 – One of Gulf Coast Humane Society’s biggest fundraising events of the year, “The Fast and the Furriest” is gaining some big momentum after a record-setting race last year.
The 5K Run/1-Mile Walk fundraiser held at CenturyLink Sports Complex (formerly Hammond Stadium), Saturday, April 7, is on pace for another big day, with plenty of festivities planned.
“We had more than 400 participants last year, which was an all-time high in the seven years we’ve had ‘The Fast and the Furriest,'” said GCHS Executive Director Jennifer Galloway. “This event is so fun for the family and their pets since they get to run or walk with their dogs if they so choose to. The planning committee has been working hard spreading the word about the event and we are hoping to eclipse last year’s number of participants.”
The run/walk event is dog-friendly, and many participants do bring their furry friends along for the jaunt.
“The Fast and the Furriest” is also an excellent event for sponsors and vendors to jump aboard. Each sponsor/vendor gets an opportunity to display their services/product to a growing pet and health demographic. Sponsors will receive recognition on GCHS’ website and social media.
“Most of all, though, they will get the satisfaction of knowing they played an important role in aiding all the GCHS’ shelter animals, which ultimately all the proceeds will end up going to,” said Fast and the Furriest committee chairperson Jill McKee.
Even non-runners/walkers can lend a big helping hand through “The Fast and the Furriest” by starting their own fundraiser. It’s very simple to start one, simply by logging into https://www.crowdrise.com/fastandfurriest2018 to set up your personal fundraiser. Let friends and family know you are raising money for GCHS and its shelter animals through various social media and word of mouth.
“It’s a great way to get involved, even if you can’t attend the event April 7,” McKee added.
To help promote starting your own fundraiser, GCHS will be hosting a Kick-Off Party Friday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m., at the shelter’s campus, located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers. Snacks and refreshments will be served, as well as a quick how-to by GCHS events coordinator Paul Howell on how to start your own fundraiser.
This year for the first time, the first 500 5K runners and 1-Mile walkers will earn a Finisher Medal, with the top fundraiser receiving a trophy and traditional age group medals will be awarded to top chipped runners, and to the Fastest Dogs in 3 weight categories. Other awards will be for the Triple Crown Award Winners, as well.
“Come out for one of the best dog-friendly events around, while leaving knowing you helped the many shelter animals at GCHS,” Galloway said.
To register or become a vendor or sponsor, go to http://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/the-fast–the-furriest.html or email Howell at events@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.
About GCHS: 
Gulf Coast Humane Society is a regional no-kill organization dedicated to helping companion pets find their forever homes, no matter how long it takes. GCHS provides an adoption center, spay-neuter and veterinary clinic, as well as education and awareness to the public about the welfare of homeless pets.
GCHS’ mission is to care for companion pets in need by offering safe refuge, providing medical care and facilitating adoptions. GCHS promotes the concept the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” and help educate the community about proper and responsible animal care, while providing quality, affordable veterinary care.
GCHS Veterinary Clinic: 2685 Swamp Cabbage Court, Fort Myers, 33901; Phone: 239-332-2719
GCHS Spay/Neuter Clinic: 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, 33916; Phone: 239-332-1573
GCHS Adoption Center: 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, 33916; Phone: 239-332-0364

Regional Workforce Study Results Released

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 22, 2018) – The fifth annual Southwest Florida workforce overview study has been released and provides key information about industries, occupations, employments gaps and projected job growth. The study is divided into three major sections including historic, current, and projected employment by industry; employment gaps by occupation as of Summer 2017…

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Regional Workforce Study Results Released

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 22, 2018) – The fifth annual Southwest Florida workforce overview study has been released and provides key information about industries, occupations, employments gaps and projected job growth.
The study is divided into three major sections including historic, current, and projected employment by industry; employment gaps by occupation as of Summer 2017 and projected employment demand by occupation.
Which Southwest Florida occupations have the largest gaps between the number of workers demanded by employers and the available supply in the labor market?
According to this year’s study, three of the top 10 occupations (registered nurses, physical therapists and speech language pathologists) are in the health care industry, which compares from two of the top 10 in the previous year’s report. Others include retail supervisors and salespersons, supervisors for food preparation and serving, landscaping and groundskeepers, maintenance and repair workers, construction trades supervisors and workers and office administrative supervisors and workers.
The study is conducted annually by Workforce Now, a research initiative that studies the regional workforce and is comprised of researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University and Florida SouthWestern State College. Workforce Now is a partner in the FutureMakers Coalition, a cross-sector coalition from Hendry, Glades, Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties with the shared goal of closing the higher education gap and, more importantly, retaining those high-skilled Southwest Floridians in jobs within the region.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity study/data identified 5,073 current employment gap positions for Southwest Florida, signifying a 7-percent increase (or 348 positions) compared to the figure reported in the Workforce Overview Study for 2016.
“We have a strong regional economy with unemployment levels well below those of the state and the country,” Christopher Westley, director of the Regional Economic Research Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, said.  “The issue we face is that drivers of our employment are tied to retirement and tourism, and as a result, our median wages consistently lag those of the state at large. It can make it difficult for many workers to afford living in the region.”
The top 10 projected high demand regional growth occupations for 2016 to 2024 are retail salespersons with an average annual demand for 1,436 employees per year. This is followed by waiters and waitresses at 1,079 employees per year, cashiers at 770 employees per year, food preparation and serving workers at 642 employees per year, and landscaping and grounds keeping workers at 489 employees per year. The next five highest occupations in demand are registered nurses, restaurant cooks, customer service representatives, office clerks and stock clerks.
“Southwest Florida has a comparative advantage in weather (sunshine and mild winter temperatures), beaches and recreational activities,” said Dr. Aysegul Timur, Dean, Johnson School of Business Hodges University. “These quality of life characteristics are drivers that support the key industries in Southwest Florida, such as retail trade, health care, accommodation and food services, construction and support services.”
Additional findings of the study include:

  • The data show consistency with those of last year, in terms of the positions listed, median wage, and minimum education required. There was a small amount of fluidity in the order and type of positions listed. For instance, registered nurses rose from 8th to 4th in terms of short-term employment gaps in the present survey; meanwhile, its median wage rose a mere 49 cents. Half of the positions require some college or higher. Of the 1,850 positions comprising the Top Ten Short-term Employment Gaps, 67 percent require no college at all.
  • Economic recovery continues with employment and unemployment rates reaching levels closer to normal long-term values;
  • Southwest Florida has 557,245 employed workers in 2016, compared to 9.36 million employed in Florida and 151.44 million for the nation;
  • The average annual Southwest Florida wage is $40,871 compared to $46,345 for Florida and $53,503 for the nation;
  • The largest industries by employment are retail trade (19.0%), accommodation and food services (15 %), health care and social assistance (14%), construction (11%), and administrative and waste services (8%);
  • The largest industries by wage income are health care and social assistance (17%), retail trade (13%), construction (12%), professional and technical services (9%), and accommodation and food services (8%);

“The goal is to use data like ours and use it to help allocate scarce educational resources in our region to address its workforce needs,” Westley said.  “But it can be hard in a dynamic market.”
The full study can be downloaded from the Regional Economic Research Institute’s web site at  https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/reri/wfn/
The FutureMakers Coalition’s goal is to transform our workforce by increasing the number of Southwest Florida residents with degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials by the year 2025. The FutureMakers Coalition encourages residents to join and support this community-changing initiative. For more information, visit www.futuremakerscoalition.com, call 239-274-5900 or email Tessa LeSage at TLeSage@floridacommunity.com.

Celtic Women Homecoming Live Barbara B. Mann March 6, 2018

On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years ago…an idea. To create a musical show with exceptional talent. Classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Celtic Woman was born. Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to touch the hearts of a huge audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording…

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Celtic Women Homecoming Live Barbara B. Mann March 6, 2018

On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years ago…an idea. To create a musical show with exceptional talent. Classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Celtic Woman was born.
Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to touch the hearts of a huge audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Experience Celtic Woman on their worldwide Homecoming Tour – LIVE from Ireland.
Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Homecoming represents the next chapter of their extraordinary musical journey.
March 6

MSW Interactive Designs Celebrates One Year in Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, Florida, March 1, 2018 – MSW Interactive Designs (MSW) is celebrating one year in our satellite office in Fort Myers, Florida and 19 years in business! MSW provides exceptional internet marketing services to the Southwest Florida area. The company brings mid-West values and exceptional customer service to help businesses “Put the Web to…

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MSW Interactive Designs Celebrates One Year in Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, Florida, March 1, 2018 – MSW Interactive Designs (MSW) is celebrating one year in our satellite office in Fort Myers, Florida and 19 years in business! MSW provides exceptional internet marketing services to the Southwest Florida area. The company brings mid-West values and exceptional customer service to help businesses “Put the Web to Work.”
Director of Regional Business Development, Erin Burdette, heads up the Southwest Florida location. Throughout the past year, Erin became heavily involved in the local community, and she is an active member of the Greater Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Bonita Springs Chambers of Commerce. Erin is involved in the Leadership NEXT program, Bonita Springs Young Professionals and Estero YPN. She has participated in various charity events, such as packing food for Meals of Hope and many other food/product drives. She also currently serves as Secretary Treasurer of her local Business Network International (BNI) chapter. Erin says, “I have fallen in love with the local community here and I have made so many great connections, relationships and friends this past year. Everyone here in Southwest Florida is so welcoming, helpful and giving. I’m excited to see what this next year has in store for myself and MSW Interactive Designs.”
MSW Interactive Designs is an internet marketing company headquartered in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.  The company was founded in 1999 and now helps more than 1,500 clients locally, nationally and internationally, in a wide array of business sectors. MSW Interactive Designs specializes in website design, website hosting, mobile websites, e-commerce websites, search engine optimization (SEO), e-newsletters, text message marketing and social media development and maintenance.  Please visit our website at www.PutTheWebToWork.com. For more information on our company or services, please contact us at 239-221-6373. # # #

Local FASTSIGNS® Recognized Among Top Centers in the Country

(FORT MYERS, Fla.) February 20, 2018—FASTSIGNS® of Fort Myers, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention recently held in Houston, Texas.   Owned by Terry and Paul Hill, FASTSIGNS of Fort Myers received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to centers ranked…

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Local FASTSIGNS® Recognized Among Top Centers in the Country

(FORT MYERS, Fla.) February 20, 2018FASTSIGNS® of Fort Myers, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention recently held in Houston, Texas.

 

Owned by Terry and Paul Hill, FASTSIGNS of Fort Myers received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to centers ranked 26 to 125 in sales volume between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017.

 

“We are honored to be recognized as a top performing center in the FASTSIGNS network of over 675 worldwide locations,” said Terry, franchisee of FASTSIGNS of Fort Myers. “This award reflects our entire team’s hard work and dedication to helping businesses and organizations solve their visual communications challenges in our community every day.”

 

FASTSIGNS of Fort Myers has been serving the area for 19 years. The center is located at 12211 S Cleveland Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

“We thank our customers for their support and look forward to continuing helping companies of all sizes achieve their goals using comprehensive signs and visual graphics,” Hill said.

 

About FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS® of Fort Myers is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit fastsigns.com/348 or call 239.274.0744.

VIP RECEPTION PLANNED FOR “5 LOVE LANGUAGES” AUTHOR GARY CHAPMAN

New York Times Best-Selling Author to Share Secrets of Happy Relationships                  FORT MYERS, FLA., February 20, 2018– A special VIP reception is planned for Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of the “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts,” who will be the guest speaker at Lifeline Family Center’s Annual Benefit Dinner…

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VIP RECEPTION PLANNED FOR “5 LOVE LANGUAGES” AUTHOR GARY CHAPMAN

New York Times Best-Selling Author to Share Secrets of Happy Relationships
                 FORT MYERS, FLA., February 20, 2018– A special VIP reception is planned for Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of the “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts,” who will be the guest speaker at Lifeline Family Center’s Annual Benefit Dinner Thursday, March 22.
About 600 community leaders are expected to attend the annual benefit dinner at McGregor Baptist Church on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to the VIP reception with Chapman are available from $1,000 for four people and include dinner.  Tickets without the VIP reception are $80 each or $440 for a table of eight.  Tickets may be purchased at www.lifelinefamilycenter.org/benefit-dinner  or by calling 239-242-7238.
Millions of readers credit Chapman’s best-selling book, “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts,” with saving their marriages and families by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate love.
Major sponsors for the event are Jerry and Dee Horne and Glenn and Ada Ann Healey.  The Cape Coral Breeze and CTN10 Christian Television are the media sponsors for the event.  CTN10 General Manager Paul Lodato will be the master of ceremonies.
“We are very pleased Dr. Chapman will be coming to Southwest Florida to share his expertise in marriage and family counseling and help us improve or heal our most important relationships,” said Lifeline Family Center President and Founder Kathy Miller.  “His message is sure to resonate with all who desire to communicate love in family relationships.”
Lifeline Family Center provides a home in Cape Coral for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies to help them become self-supporting through education, job training, parenting classes, professional counseling and spiritual guidance. It is the only residential program in Lee County for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies who are not part of the foster care program.
Lifeline Family Center can serve up to 12 young women, ages 16 to 25, and up to 24 babies at a time in the residential program. More than 6,000 women have received assistance with material needs, such as diapers and formula, adoption counseling and resource referrals through Lifeline’s Outreach Program and the 24/7 helpline, 239-772-HOPE. Lifeline’s Outreach provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds by appointment, and does outreach to all areas of Lee County, including community centers and college campuses.
Katherina Ortiz, who graduated from the two-year residential program and now works at Lifeline in Outreach and Public Relations, also will speak at the benefit dinner on how her experience at Lifeline Family Center made a difference in her life and those of her children.
Dr. Chapman has expanded his “5 Love Languages” series with special editions that reach out specifically to singles, men and parents of teens and young children.
He is the author of numerous other books, including “The Family You’ve Always Wanted,” “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted,” “Desperate Marriages,” “God Speaks Your Love Language,” “How to Really Love Your Adult Child,” and “One More Try.” With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored “When Sorry Isn’t Enough,” which introduces readers to “The 5 Languages of Apology.”
Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences.  He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, “A Love Language Minute,” and a Saturday morning program, “Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman,” both airing on more than 400 stations.
Dr. Chapman and his wife have two grown children and live in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he is senior associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.
 
About Lifeline Family Center
Founded in 1996 in Cape Coral, Lifeline Family Center provides young women in crisis pregnancies a safe home and environment. Residents receive education, job training, professional counseling, life skills classes including parenting, character, budgeting, and cooking classes, along with spiritual guidance.  Lifeline’s two-year residential program is dedicated to encouraging and renewing hearts from within, truly empowering transformation by love. Equipped and empowered, young moms and their babies can break the cycle of trauma, abuse and poverty, and become self-supporting and positive giving members of society.
Lifeline Family Center does not solicit, accept or receive any government funding and is wholly dependent upon donations from generous individuals, churches and corporations that believe in Lifeline’s mission. Lifeline is grateful and proud to be a United Way Partner agency and member of The Cape Coral Community Foundation’s Non-Profit Partners Program. For more information about Lifeline Family Center, visit www.lifelinefamilycenter.org/event/benefit-dinner/

COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION TO HOST NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CUBA

FORT MYERS, FLA., February 19, 2018 – The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will make a historic first appearance ever in Southwest Florida March 10 when it performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are now on sale for the 7:30 p.m. performance, presented by the Fort Myers Community Concert Association.  Tickets…

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COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION TO HOST NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CUBA

FORT MYERS, FLA., February 19, 2018 – The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will make a historic first appearance ever in Southwest Florida March 10 when it performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.
Tickets are now on sale for the 7:30 p.m. performance, presented by the Fort Myers Community Concert Association.  Tickets may be purchased at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office or by calling 239-481-4849.  Tickets cost $45 for orchestra seats, $35 for lower balcony seats and $25 for upper balcony seats.
“We are delighted that the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba is performing in Southwest Florida for the first time ever.  Their performance will give local residents an appreciation of the culture and music of Cuba and Latin America,” said Community Concert Association President Mary Lee Mann.
Since its inception in 1960, The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music.
Tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina.  The orchestra also takes part in record productions and events in Cuba, such as the international festivals of Guitar, the festival of Contemporary Music and the international festival of ballet of Havana.
The Fort Myers Community Concert Association, now in its 69th concert season, is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization founded by the legendary Barbara B. Mann in 1949 to bring world-class entertainment to Southwest Florida at affordable prices.  The association consists of more than 1,700 members, underwriters and sponsors.  Performers brought to Fort Myers in the past by the association include The Israel Ballet, The Boston Brass, Minnesota Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, Flutist James Galway, Pianist Andre Watts, Violinist Joshua Bell with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others.

Tickets remain for all Red Sox Spring Training games in February

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2018) – The Boston Red Sox are back in town and gearing up to begin their spring season this week. Tickets remain for all games in February including some newly released seating locations.   Full team workouts begin on Monday 2/19 and are free to the public.   Fans can check…

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Tickets remain for all Red Sox Spring Training games in February

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2018) – The Boston Red Sox are back in town and gearing up to begin their spring season this week. Tickets remain for all games in February including some newly released seating locations.
 
Full team workouts begin on Monday 2/19 and are free to the public.
 
Fans can check ticket availability at www.redsox.com/tickets or visit the JetBlue Park Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
 
Home games begin Thursday, February 22 at 1p.m. with the team’s annual single admission doubleheader vs. Northeastern University followed by Boston College.  One ticket is good for both games.
 
Upcoming Grapefruit League Games this month:
Friday              2/23   1PM    vs. Minnesota Twins
Saturday          2/24   1PM    vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday            2/25   1PM    vs. Baltimore Orioles
Tuesday           2/27   1PM    vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday       2/28   1PM    vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
The team will play a total of 19 home games, including 15 Grapefruit League games and two games against the Chicago Cubs on March 26 and 27 to close out the exhibition season. Red Sox Spring Training is presented by CVS Health.
 
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