Sunday, October 30, 2011

What's Up SWFL - Holiday Happy Hour

Holiday Happy Hour
Weds November 30th
5:30-7:30 PM
Hotel Indigo
Downtown Fort Myers
Free Admission
Free Appetizers
Cash Bar

Toy Drive
Bring a toy, unwrapped. To be donated to the
Suncoast Estates Neighborhood Task Force

Holiday Shopping 
Do your holiday shopping with local businesses 

A portion of sales will be donated to Help Summer to Recover
ParkLane Jewelry, Premier Jewelry Designs, Beaded Envisions Jewelry, Pure Romance, Avon, Sweet Expressions, Willow House, Island Angel Creations, Profiles Downtown, Mary Kay, Lady in Pink Photography and more. 

The Bridge Networking November 2011 Events

A Night in the Cape

Open Networking, Mini Expo,
& Buffet Dinner
Thursday,  November 3
     5:00pm to 7:00pm
 Open Networking
Gourmet Pizza & Salad Buffet
Visit Business Display Tables


Wine & Roses Italian Restaurant
1404 Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, FL
Just west of the Cape Coral Bridge
(Please park in the back - not in the Subway area)
Gourmet Pizza & Salad Buffet
No RSVP needed.

Fort Myers Networking Lunch
Friday, November 18
11:30am - 1:30pm
We set for lunch at 11:50am

Have your 30 Second Commercial ready
Open Networking until noon

 Famous Dave's BBQ
12148 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers
In the Private Meeting Room
(Just North of College Parkway at Crystal)

Great Buffet:  Roasted Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mixed Greens Salad, Potato Salad,
Cole Slaw, Wilbur Beans, Corn Muffins, Tea.

Lee County Chamber - November 2011 Events

 Lee County Chamber 

Supporting Local Businesses & You!
Information & Resources for Residents, Relocation & Visitor

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Network Lunch with a 'tsiwT'

Carrabba's Italian Grill
12990 S Cleveland Ave, FORT MYERS, just South of College Pkwy

Begins 11:30 - 1:00 $16 Members • $20 Guests
Reservations: 239-931-0931
Includes Complete Lunch


Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Network Lunch with a 'tsiwT'
The First 60 Minutes: Face-to-Face Networking
Location T B A

Begins 11:30 - 1:00 $16 Members • $20 Guests
Reservations: 239-931-0931

The Omni Club - "Fall Festival" - St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital

"The Omni Angels" of The Omni Club would like to invite you to join us for our "Fall Festival." Come be a part of this fun filled family day to support and raise awareness for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

When? SATURDAY from 8AM to 12PM

ALL proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! Admission is only $10.00. Bring the whole family for:


-Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank
-Group Ride class at 8:30AM
-Group Power class at 9:30AM
-Group Centergy class at 10:30AM
-Games, Activities and Prizes
-Petting Zoo
-And much more!

We welcome everyone in the community to join us in the fight against childhood cancer. We hope you will take part... big or small.. and join the Omni Angels for this special day! 

The Omni Club
1755 Boy Scout Drive
Fort Myers, Florida

Lee Collier Business Women November Events

Lee-Collier Business Women is an established organization of business women seeking to grow their business through qualified referrals and networking. We encourage participation at events specifically designed for effective business networking for women. 

November 1, 2011
Clarion Hotel (Fort Myers)
12635 S. Cleveland Ave
RSVP 239-985-0400 $16/Members $20 Guests

November 15, 2011
Carrabba’s’ Italian Grill ESTERO
10075 Gulf Center Dr Gulf Coast Town Center
RSVP 239-985-0400 $16/Members $20 Guests
November 29, 2011
Marco Breakfast (TBA)
$12/per women
November 29, 2011
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion NAPLES
475 Bayfront Place
RSVP 239-985-0400 $16/Members $20 Guests

St Jude Childrens Hospital Give Thanks Walk 2011

Take the first step and give hope to the kids of St. Jude.

Join us on Saturday, November 19, as St. Jude supporters in the Southwest Florida community, and in 80 cities nationwide, come together to participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. to raise money for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928
Walk Start Location: At the Playland on the NW end of the Mall.
Walker Check-in Starts: 7:00am
Walk Starts: 8:15am
Registration for this family-friendly event is FREE. Simply click “Register” from the links below to sign up and create your personal or team fundraising web page. From there, you will be able to send e-mails to your friends and family to ask them to join your walk team and make a donation to support the lifesaving work done at St. Jude.
To donate on behalf of a walk team or participant, select “Sponsor a Participant” from the links and search for the person or team you would like to sponsor. Your generous donation will help St. Jude fight childhood cancer.

Click here to register

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Lee Memorial Health System Foundation will host its annual "Key to the Cure" Celebration in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue at The Bell Tower Shops this Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
The special event, which will take place at the Saks Fifth Avenue Bell Tower location in Fort Myers, is complimentary to attend and includes wine selections, dining by the bite featuring Mediterranean bruschetta, Caribbean meatballs and teriyaki chicken by Chef J of "Chef J's Bistro".  Sweet selections for the evening include chocolates by Norman Love Confections and cupcakes by Gracie's.
Humanitarian Awards will be given to members of the community who have been instrumental in the fight against cancer or have shown outstanding support of those battling the disease.  
Guests can preview holiday and resort collections and "shop for cause" as two percent of total store sales through Sunday, Oct. 23 will benefit programs and treatments at Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers.  A silent auction and a chance drawing for a $2,500 Ippolita jewelry ensemble complete the evening.
The fun continues at the Betty & Frank Bireley "Ribbons & Blues" event on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 5:30pm-9:00pm at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers .  Tickets are $100 per person (other sponsorships available, please inquire).  Enjoy a great selection of food by Chef J & the Oasis Charter School, gourmet chocolates by Norman Love Confections, fruit selection by Edible Arrangements, wine, entertainment featuring Broadway music review by Mark Sanders & Lee VanAsten, R&B Band featuring Ernie Cantu, stilt walkers, a live art demonstration by Mel Meo, vodka bar and specialty drink "Ribbontini" sponsored by The Joint, live and silent auction, and the opportunity to bid on silk ties and other items designed by celebrities and artists.  Featured artist Darryl Pottorf has created a special work for auction at the evening and famed jeweler Mark Loren has created a "Hope" pendant featuring a beautiful John Dyer cut kite-shaped citrine.  Pottorf's work will be featured in the evening's live auction and Loren's work will be gifted to the winner of a chance drawing. Drawing tickets are $50 apiece.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the "Ribbons & Blues" event, please call 239-343-6950 or visit

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Obtaining Perfect Weight While Eating Anything You Want

A New Exciting Live Video Webinar!
Thursday, October 13th, 2011   7:30 -8:30pm EST
(Or listen to the recording at your convenience)
A Unique WAY of Creating Perfect Weight with the power of
our mind, while eating anything you want.
Amanda Devine is a Master of Advanced Life Concepts, who has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wroclaw in Poland. With her unique approach, many clients have obtained their desired weight. Some have become 95lbs and 100lbs lighter while eating anything they want. Amanda creates an incredible interest due to her unique approach and great success and she has had numerous appearances on TV, radio and in different newspapers. She has international clients and travels excessively.
The Video Webinar - total of 2 hrs + 1hr of questions and answers video conferencing. (Every other Thursday)
FREE to Members of Totally Unique Individuals Network
 (membership only $9.95 a month)

To learn about Totally Unique Individuals Network and how to become
a member, please visit
 Amanda Devine (239) 980-9808

hursday, July 28th , 2011    7:30 -8:30pm EST 
(Or listen to the recording at your convenience)
Step by step, knowledge with all the practical tools that Amanda used to heal her incurable disease of the nervous system.
Amanda Devine is a very successful Master Life Coach, who has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Using the power of her mind, Amanda completely healed her own incurable disease of the nervous system, fibromyalgia, which she had for 6 years. She walked with a cane for 3 of those years. Amanda creates an incredible interest due to her unique approach and great success and she has had numerous appearances on TV, radio and in newspaper. She has international clients and travels excessively.
The Video Webminar - total of 3 hrs + 1hr of questions and answers video conferencing. (Every second Thursday)
$79 Non – Members 
FREE to Members of Totally Unique Individuals Network
To learn about Totally Unique Individuals Network and how to become a member, please visit  

Amanda Devine (239) 980-9808

Amanda creates an incredible interest due to her unique approach and great success in her coaching that are based on Quantum Physics. She has clients all over the country and even internationally. A biography book about Amanda Devine, “Behind the Iron Veil”, written by Mike Houston, is now available at Barnes and Noble book stores. Amanda travels all over the country conducting very unique seminars. Amanda has had numerous appearances on TV and radio as well as her story appeared in a major local newspaper. Her motivational messages - "Thought Mail" are sent to people in 109 counties. Her Blog  has over 100,000 hits a month.
Amanda has created one of a kind Totally Unique Individuals Network. This International Online Network is designed for people to learn about and understand the incredible power that we posses, and how to change our thinking to use that power on daily basis, to create in our lives anything that we desire. Members receive rare teachings with unique ideas and techniques to guide them to manifest even beyond the possible. This is a one of a kind Network, first time ever created on that scale where everyday people, by changing their way of being, are becoming extraordinary Totally Unique Individuals.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

17th Annual Jewish Book Fair

Contact: Naomi Rubin, program director
Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties
Office: 239-481-4449 ext. 3

Public invited to the 
17th Annual Jewish Book Fair

Fort Myers, Florida, August 22, 2011 – November is Jewish Book Month. To mark the occasion, the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties is once again producing the Annual Jewish Book Fair. This year’s Fair features fifteen authors from across the U.S. and Canada at seven events in two counties over two months.

The Jewish Book Fair begins on Sunday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. with two authors speaking at Crowne Plaza Hotel for the Jewish Book Fair Children’s event. Author Anne Marie Asner (Shmutzy Girl and Noshy Boy) will do a presentation for children in grades 1-3, and author Dori Weinstein (Sliding Into the New Year) will present her book to 4th through 7th grades. Rabbi Alyssa Auster from Temple Judea will present a program for teens. She will be using the book The Rabbi’s Cat in her presentation. The event is free of charge.

We continue on Sunday December 4th at the Jewish Federation located at 9701 Commerce Center Court, (off Bass Rd) in Fort Myers.  Authors Michael Wex (The Frumkiss Family Business) and Michael Levy (Kosher Chinese) will present their books while we enjoy coffee and bagels. There is a $5 charge for this event. R.S.V.P.  for this event by calling  239-481-4449xt 3.

Don’t miss the next event on Tuesday December 6th at Lakes Regional Library, 1520 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Featured are Jennifer Griffin ( Fox News) and her husband Greg Myre ( NY Times) wrote (This Burning Land) about their life reporting from Israel from 1999- 2007. Also featured is author Marilyn Berger (This is a Soul) about the life and work of Dr. Rick Hodes in Africa.  No charge for this event.

We are back at the Jewish Federation on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm to hear three Florida Authors speak at the Local Author night. We feature Ella Naylor (Anne Frank: Faces of Intolerance Past and Present), Cantor Lyle Rockler wrote (Chazzanos) and Gerald A. Honigman (The Quest for Justice in the Middle East). Anne Frank theme artwork by Sanibel Artist Myra Roberts will be on display at the Jewish Federation during the Jewish Book Fair.  No charge for the event, donations accepted.

The Jewish Book Fair continues on Sunday December 11th at 3:00pm at Miromar Outlets in Estero near Godiva Chocolates. Authors Mary Lou Weisman (Al Jaffee’s Mad Life), Ronda Robinson (Beyond Politics: Inspirational People of Israel) and Lisa April Smith will present her book Dangerous Lies.  No charge for the event, donations accepted.

The 2011 Author Luncheon will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower, Fort Myers on Tuesday, December 13 at 11:30 a.m. Advance reservations are required, please call at 239-481-4449 ext. 3.  The cost is $20 for the luncheon and authors’ lectures; books are sold separately.  Register online at The luncheon speakers will be Dr. Leonard Felder (Here I Am: Using Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered and Available for Life) and Michael David Lukas (The Oracle of Stamboul).  That evening the authors will do a presentation at Temple Shalom of Port Charlotte and the Gulf Islands at 7:30pm.

The Jewish Federation will be selling the authors’ books and other new titles with Jewish content or books written by Jewish authors at each event, at a 10% discount off list price. Authors will be happy to autograph their books at their events. All Jewish Book Fair events are open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Naomi Rubin at 239-481-4449 ext. 3 or

About the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties: Federation is the central Jewish community-building organization for Lee & Charlotte Counties, providing a social service network that helps Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. Its purpose is to recognize and address philanthropic, educational, humanitarian and social service needs of the Jewish community and to develop the resources to meet those needs. The Jewish Federation, in partnership with community synagogues and organizations, benefactors and recipients of its services, shapes and guides the building of a caring community.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2011 Hanger Dance

 Local Air Patrol Volunteer Group To Hold Dance
To Benefit Boater Safety Search Patrol
On Local Waterways

WHO: The Sundown Patrol Of Lee County

A Non-Profit Organization established in 1965 better known as the Sundowners, an all volunteer group of pilots and observers conducting weekend patrols to find boaters in distress.

WHAT:  5th Annual Hangar Dance And Salute To Veterans

The annual fund raising event supports patrol efforts that save lives.

The Sundown Patrol of Lee County Inc,, receives no government support or funding.  The voluntary contributions of individuals, boaters, civic, fraternal and business organizations as well as volunteer observer's dues fund day to day operational expenses.

Event Includes...
·Catering by Cohen & Cohen
·Music by J J & Company
·Local radio personality MC:Jim Syoen
·Silent Auction
·Complementary Beverages including Beer and Wine

WHERE:   Page Field Ft. Myers at the ACI Hangar 325 Danley Dr.

WHEN:   Saturday, Nov. 5th   6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (1800-2230 Hours)

COST: Your Tax Deductible Contribution

                      $40 per Person
                      $320 per reserved table (8 tickets no additional charge)

*Donations for our Silent Auction Welcome!*

"Come Join Our Salute To America's Veterans And Military Personnel"


                 Earl Leamer  at 239-481-2801
                                           or by email at

Proceeds Benefit "The Sundown Patrol Of Lee County, Inc."
Additional Donations Welcome!

Find the Sundown Patrol at -

Autum Season Grub Control - Lenny's Pest Control

Autumn Season

Autumn is the best time to inspect for grubs, although early spring can also bring on early infestations. At these times the grubs are near the soil surface feeding at the root zone. Use a spade to cut three sides of a strip one foot square and three inches deep.. After inspection, replace the strip of sod to insure roots can re-establish contact with the soil. Repeat this procedure in several other areas of the lawn to locate possible white grub infestations.

For whitegrub elimination, treat with Merit insecticides.  Two types of  Merit systemic products are available:   Merit Granules and  Merit Spray Concentrate.  Both work but most professionals prefer using the granular Merit Systemic Insecticide.  Water the insecticide well, in order to deliver the material deep enough to kill the grubs.
Lawn spraying and fertilization can be utilized to protect your home from invaders. Home lawns are commonly infested with insects, bugs, weeds, diseases and other pests which cause severe damage to turfgrass. These pests can be divided into two groups based on their location: SOIL INHABITANTS and THATCH INHABITANTS. Both groups severely damage lawns. A knowledge of pest biology and habits is helpful when implementing effective control programs. If you are having trouble with a fungus or other plant disease go to our article on Plant Disease Products.

Lenny's Pest Control 
Lenny's Pest Control
4205 SE 1st Ct
Cape Coral , FL 33904 
Lee County
(239) 945-6543
Charlotte County
(941) 621-2424
Collier County
(239) 963-2644 

Free Event - Announcing the Rebranding of Pre-Paid Legal Services

           COME CELEBRATE WITH US – (Not A Sales Pitch)                    
           Date:  October 12, 2011 (Wednesday)   

Time:  5:00 – 8:00  
MainStay Suites, Fort Myers   9200 College Parkway (239-454-6363)     
Just Before the Cape Coral Bridge 
Free 10 minute Chair Massages
                Chance for you and partner to have photo with Santa
             Just in time for Christmas Cards…No Charge –
                  Bring your own camera.
 (Donations for Santa’s favorite Charity accepted!)
Complimentary refreshments by Costco.
                      Great door prizes including:        
·     Portable Television
·     1 Hour Massage from Your Place Massage Therapy (Mobile)
·        Wine & Roses Italian Restaurant Gift Certificate
·        Fran Tarkenton NFL Autographed Football   
·        Aluma Wallet to Protect Against RFID theft
·        Canon 12 Digit & 10 Digit Calculators
·        CHOCOLATE …. AND MORE!!
 For planning, Please RSVP with name & number attending
                      Call 239-283-3401 or e-mail        FLETCHPPL@GMAIL.COM