Enjoy the Sounds of Music with FSW’s Student Concert Series

NOVEMBER 18, 2019 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Music lovers can enjoy a series of fall concerts performed by students in Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Music program in November. Concerts are held in the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Concert schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. – Jazz Ensembles

The FSW Jazz Ensemble will rock the house performing an eclectic mix of jazz standards, both old and new. This talented big band is made up of some of Southwest Florida’s finest jazz musicians, playing works by a wide range of artists including Sammy Nestico, “Toots” Theilemans, Electro Deluxe, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim and several others. The audience will also hear FSW’s jazz combos, as they perform unique instrumental and vocal classics including Miles Davis’ “So What,” Charlie Parker’s “Donna Lee,” Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage,” vocal performances of “La Vie En Rose,” “Black Orpheus” and “Blues in the Night,” along with other selections. Don’t miss this delightful evening of outstanding instrumental and vocal jazz.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. – Symphony Orchestra and College Choir

The FSW Symphony Orchestra will open their portion of the program with A Night at the Symphony. Performing movements from several different well-known symphonies, including Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony and Joseph Haydn’s “Surprise” symphony.  After intermission, the orchestra will be joined by the FSW College Choir to perform A Holiday Potpourri, which will include Johann Pachelbel’s “Magnificat in G,” Morten Lauridson’s “O magnum mysterium,” a movement from the Mozart Requiem, and a selection of contemporary holiday tunes.

For more information, contact Kelly O’Neil, FSW Music department, at 239-432-5203 or koneil1@fsw.edu.

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Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution 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, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its first Women’s Volleyball program in Fall 2019. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.

Jennifer R. Young

Media Coordinator

Marketing and Media Department

Building I, Room 213

8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919

239-489-9101, x11101

www.FSW.edu

Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Appoints Two Directors to Board

Bonita Springs, Fla. (November 18, 2019) – The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP) has appointed two new directors to its board, Terry Dirr, Director of Information Technology, Shaw Development LLC and Colleen Jorgensen, Southwest Florida Sales Manager for Rite Technology.

Dirr is a technology and business leader who leverages technology and processes to build value, drive growth and enhance an environment of continuous improvement. She formulates and executes strategies to deliver on customer commitments, drive out waste, and improve organizational productivity. Dirr has a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton and earned an MBA from Xavier University.  She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, is a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Certified Leader’s Coach, and a Certified Business Consultant.

Jorgensen built a 15 year career in sales training and since going back to school for a degree in network administration she has been working in the technology sector leading and training sales teams. Rite Technology provided a consultative approach to copy, print and document management services beginning with a complete needs analysis followed by ongoing support and training. In addition to her career and new leadership role with the SWFRTP, Jorgensen also volunteers for the SWFL Dress for Success program as a mentor and internet job search educator.

Media Contact:

Randy Mitchelson, APR
VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING

O: 239.449.4749  Ext. 114
C: 239.851.6738
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randy@ipartnermedia.com

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About the SWFRTP

The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP) was chartered in 2008 and is the only group dedicated solely to the growth of the technology cluster in southwest Florida. The non-profit organization is a member of Lee County’s Horizon Council and is comprised of technology companies and technology users, economic development groups and higher education institutions. Through its strategies to inspire, innovate and inform, the SWFRTP produces educational seminars, career forums, professional networking events and the only regional awards program dedicated to technology development and implementation. Membership and sponsorship information is available at www.swfrtp.org.

FSW’S Clewiston Collegiate Institute Wins Chancellor’s Promising Practice Award


NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – LABELLE, FLA – The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) has received the 2019 Florida College System Chancellor’s Best Practice/Promising Practice Award for its Collegiate Institute at Clewiston High School (CI).
The Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards provide Florida College System institutions the opportunity to promote exemplary initiatives to statewide and national audiences. The Division of Florida Colleges annually recognizes colleges in the Florida College System that have established innovative practices or have enhanced existing programs.
FSW’s CI program provides dual enrollment courses taught by FSW faculty to Clewiston High School juniors and seniors on the high school’s campus. The program allows for students who rely on traditional school transportation to attend college courses during their regularly scheduled school day with built-in academic support, office hours, and other college-readiness programming in a supervised, supported learning environment. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate in arts degree by high school graduation at no cost to them.
“There were multiple reasons why Clewiston High School was selected as a site for FSW’s Collegiate Institute,” said Dr. Eileen DeLuca, FSW provost. “The first consideration is Clewiston High School’s location being 33 miles from the nearest post-secondary center. The second consideration is the student demographics of the targeted population. The population is 80 percent minority with 73 percent identifying as first-generation in college. Over 75 percent are eligible for free and reduced lunch, and 42 percent of the 2020-21 cohort were identified as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at some point in their K-12 enrollment. The third consideration was the lack of eligible credentialed instructors to teach college coursework. Less than nine percent of the county has a bachelor’s degree or higher. As a resource to the region, FSW is currently providing full instruction for the CI program while sharing information on credentialing with area stakeholders to encourage high school faculty to seek advanced degrees.”
The first graduating class of 2019 showcased the strength of the program with increased levels of student achievement that had never been seen before within the county. Out of the original cohort, 99 percent of attempted courses earned college credit with 94 percent of students earning an associate in arts degree at high school graduation.
Clewiston High School also saw its Florida Department of Education Acceleration Rate increase by seven percent, and 43 percent of the students earned Bright Futures scholarships. Over 86 percent of the CI students are pursuing post-secondary education, while the school average is 35 percent. Out of the dual enrollment/early admission population, the CI students have proven academically more successful with higher college grade point averages of 3.38 and higher rates of earned credit.
For more information about FSW CI program, contact Amanda Lehrian, director, FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center at (863) 674-6010 or Amanda.Lehrian@fsw.edu.
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Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution 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, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its first Women’s Volleyball program in Fall 2019. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.
Media Contact: Jennifer Young
Media Coordinator
Marketing and Media Department
Building I, Room 213
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-489-9101, x11101
www.FSW.edu

Pure Florida Presents Holiday Science Kids Cruise

Kids cruise free with purchase of adult admission

NAPLES, Fla. (November 14, 2019) – Pure Florida’s Naples location will offer a Holiday Science Kids Cruise at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, featuring a fun and engaging science show by Glen Beitmen of “Super Science & Amazing Art.” The Kids Science Cruise is free for children when accompanied by full-fare adult admission as part of Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free program. Guests of all ages will enjoy Beitmen’s entertaining humor and educational hands-on holiday science experiments and demonstrations aboard the M/V Double Sunshine. At the conclusion of  Beitmen’s “Holiday Science with Mr. Glen” show, children and their families will enjoy a beautiful sightseeing cruise along the Gordon River. While Pure Florida cannot guarantee animal sightings in the wild, potential wildlife sightings include dolphins, eagles, manatee, native birds and more.
            Registration for the children’s cruise is free for youth 12-years-old and younger with every full-fare adult admission of $42.  Additional child admission is $21. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free program is offered every Saturday on the 10 a.m. sightseeing cruise of the M/V Double Sunshine departing from historic Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. Reservations are required.  For more information or to book your ticket, call (239) 263-4949 or visit www.PureFL.com.

Digital Media Assets
Kids Science Cruise Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/414352042577987 

Download Photo: Kids enjoy a fun and educational hands-on holiday science show aboard M/V Double Sunshine with science teacher Glen Beitmen.
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Download Photo: Science teacher Glen Beitmen teaches kids about animals that live and rely on water during Pure Florida’s Kids Holiday Science Cruise.
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About Pure Florida
Pure Florida is an award winning water attractions company helmed by father-and-son duo Captains Lance H. and Harry Julian since 2008 who give their guests access to a variety of unique eco-excursions that incorporate sightseeing, maritime history and entertainment. Pure Florida operates 20 vessels from marinas in Naples and Fort Myers for sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and jet ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. For more information, visit www.PureFL.com or call
(239) 263-4949.

About Pure Image Productions and Marine Team International
In addition to owning Pure Florida, Captains Lance H. and Harry Julian are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic”, “The Hangover II” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fourth and fifth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, visit www.marineteam.net.

Media Contact:

Randy Mitchelson, APR
VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING

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Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. Call for Candidates

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2019) – Applications for the Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. board of directors will be available Dec. 1. Anyone interested in running for a board position may pick up an application from the BSU office at 11900 E. Terry St. Completed forms must be returned to the office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Members of the not-for-profit water and wastewater utility cooperative will elect three representatives for three-year terms this spring.

A candidate must be a member and a resident of the area served by BSU, and cannot be related to a current board member. Any individual who receives BSU services through a homeowners or condominium association must furnish written authorization from that association’s board of directors to serve as its designated representative for the entire term.

Ballots will be mailed to BSU members in mid-February and election results will be announced at the utility’s annual meeting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Incumbents Paul J. Attwood, Brian Farrar and Ben Nelson are eligible to run for re-election. Other board members are Robert Bachman, Frank W. Liles Jr., Mike Malloy, Vincent J. Marchesani, Robert Sharkey and James Strecansky.

The nine-member board of directors sets policy for the utility and meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. In addition, each board member serves on various committees and task groups, working with the utility’s staff, spending 10 to 40 hours on BSU business each month. Board members receive monthly stipends and are eligible for health insurance coverage.

Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. is a not-for-profit water and wastewater utility cooperative founded by local citizens in 1970. The member-owned utility provides service in the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and unincorporated South Lee County. The utility is recognized as an industry leader with awards from the American Water Works Association, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association. For more information, visit www.BSU.us.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR

239-275-5758

Jennifer@GSMA.pro

Very Merry Savings at Miromar Outlets


ESTERO, Fla. (November 14, 2019) – Make a (shopping) list and check it twice, because Miromar Outlets is your shopping headquarters this season! Enjoy popular holiday happenings such as the Car Cruise-In presented by the Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida, Friday Night Concert Series, Christmas Cookie Decorating with Ms. Claus, Photos with Santa, and of course, meeting the Endless Trails Mini Horses.
 
Miromar Outlets also hosts a range of continuous FREE children’s events such as Science Saturday, Kids Crafts, Family Yoga and Kids Day and Kids Crafts.
 
Voted the Best Factory Outlet Mall, Best Shopping Experience and Best Place to Buy Shoes in Southwest Florida, Miromar Outlets’ 140 top designer and brand name outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, H&M, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, and the newly expanded Levi’s Outlet Store and Michael Kors.
December Entertainment
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                  
Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. & Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Hot weekends start here! Our entertainers perform a variety of music styles. Visit MiromarOutlets.com for locations and times.

CAR CRUISE-IN
Sunday, December 1
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near WINK Playland

See your favorite makes and models of classic, exotic and custom cars.
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Friday, December 6

6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza
The Marty Stokes Band performs sultry jazz and melodic blues.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
Saturday, December 7
Noon to 2 p.m. near WINK Playland
Kids deck out a holiday treat they can also eat at the WARO-FM 94.5 cookie decorating station.

ENDLESS TRAILS HOLIDAY MINI HORSES
Saturday, December 7
Noon to 2 p.m.                                                                                 
Look for these mini equines and score a candy cane if you’re on Santa’s Nice List.
 
THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Monday, December 9 thru Friday, December 20
We’re giving out prizes every day during our holiday-themed social media contest. “Like” Miromar Outlets on Facebook for more information.
 
SCIENCE SATURDAY
Saturday, December 14
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WINK Playland

From making slime to constructing the solar system, kids learn about science and engineering!

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE BY BONITA SPRINGS CHARTER SCHOOL
Saturday, December 14

6 p.m. in WINK Playland
Students from Bonita Springs Charter School are the stars of this magical Christmas-themed performance.

MOMS APPRECIATION DAY
Wednesday, December 18
10 a.m. to Noon in WINK Playland
Enjoy a little Mom time courtesy of le macaron french pastries while your children attend Kids Crafts.

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Friday, December 20

6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza
The Silver Sneakers Band gets fans on their feet with high-energy dance music.
 
FAMILY YOGA WITH KATHRYN
Saturday, December 21
10 a.m. in WINK Playland
BYOM (bring your own mat) to this FREE 45-minute beginners’ yoga class for families.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Thru Monday, December 23
A free photo with Santa is a gift that keeps on giving through the years.
 
KIDS DAY
Saturday, December 28

10 a.m. to Noon in WINK Playland
Toddlers to 12-year-olds participate in fun activities and receive free pizza, ice cream and face painting.
FREE KIDS CRAFTS                                                           
Every Wednesday
10 a.m. to Noon in WINK Playland
Your kids have fun and you save. With our Kids Crafts Reward Card, you’ll receive a $10 Miromar Outlets gift card after your fifth visit.

BABY BOOT CAMP
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. in WINK Playland                                                                              
Certified fitness professionals instruct exercise classes for pregnant, postnatal and ultra-fit moms. 
FITNESS CAMP
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday       

6 a.m. in WINK Playland                                                                                              
Certified fitness pros lead this 60-minute camp-styled class designed specifically for women.
ROCK CLIMBING FUNWALLS
WINK Playland, (239) 948-3766
Party packages available at MiromarOutlets.com/Play
Miromar Outlets offers an outdoor shopping experience with sunlit courtyards, covered walkways, classic European architecture, fountains, an array of restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating, and big-name stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, and many others.
Recognized for 21 consecutive years as the Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida by the News-Press Readers’ Choice Awards, Miromar has also been honored with similar accolades from the Naples Daily News and other publications, as well as Best Shopping Experience and Best Place to Buy Shoes in Southwest Florida. The shopping center is a TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence winner.
Miromar Outlets was created by Miromar Development, Southwest Florida’s leading residential and retail developer. The company’s portfolio of award-winning projects includes Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Miromar Design Center and University Village Shops & Dining.
Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75 on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero between Naples and Fort Myers. Mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Visit www.MiromarOutlets.com for additional store and dining offers, event information, and more.

Media Contact:
Ellen Schiffer, eschiffer@miromar.com, (239) 390-5148
Jeff Staner, jstaner@miromar.com, (239) 390-7720
 

Michael Kors Expands at Miromar Outlets Just in Time for Black Friday

ESTERO, FL (November 15, 2019) – Miromar Outlets announces the store expansion of Michael Kors in suite 312. The upscale handbag, accessory and apparel store has undergone a complete remodel and has expanded nearly double in size going from 3,728 square feet to 6,716 square feet.

At the Michael Kors Outlet in Miromar Outlets, expect ready-to-wear accessories and apparel designed for the modern-day jet setter! The store’s impressive inventory also includes footwear, watches, jewelry, apparel for men and women, plus a full line of fragrance products. Shop the newly expanded store today in suite 312 or call (239) 948-5384 for more information.

Miromar Outlets offers an outdoor shopping experience with sunlit courtyards, covered walkways, classic European architecture, fountains, an array of restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating, and big-name stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, and many others.

Recognized for 21 consecutive years as the Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida by the News-Press Readers’ Choice Awards, Miromar has also been honored with similar accolades from the Naples Daily News and other publications, as well as Best Shopping Experience and Best Place to Buy Shoes in Southwest Florida. The shopping center is a TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence winner.

Miromar Outlets was created by Miromar Development, Southwest Florida’s leading residential and retail developer. The company’s portfolio of award-winning projects includes Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Miromar Design Center and University Village Shops & Dining.

Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75 on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero between Naples and Fort Myers. Mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Visit www.MiromarOutlets.com for additional store and dining offers, event information, and more.

Media Contact:

Ellen Schiffer, eschiffer@miromar.com, (239) 390-5148

Jeff Staner, jstaner@miromar.com, (239) 390-7720

New Gardening Classes Offered at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 15, 2019) — Gardening is becoming more popular every year and as the number of people moving to Florida continues to escalate, the demand for education on growing and caring for plants increases. To help newcomers and anyone wanting to know more about gardening in Florida, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is offering several new gardening classes. 

A great gift idea for someone new to Florida is the gift of education – gardening education. Building on the success of the monthly Garden Talks, Gardening Classes provide an in-depth look at different areas of gardening and an excellent opportunity to chat one-on-one with an experienced horticulture professional.

Edison Ford is the premier botanical garden in Lee County, featuring plants and trees from around the world – many were collected by Thomas and Mina Edison in the early 1900s. New plants and trees are regularly added to the gardens for visitors to enjoy. Upcoming Classes:

Designing a Potager — December 3 at 1:30 p.m.
A Potager, or French kitchen garden, was not only a garden of beauty, but was one of necessity for the Edisons and Fords long before supermarkets appeared in Fort Myers. Cost: Edison Ford members: $35 and non-members: $50

Introduction to Florida Gardening (a two-part series) — January 7 and January 14, 1:30 p.m. These classes will be particularly educational for snowbirds and newcomers to Florida. While attendance in both classes is not required, it is encouraged as concepts taught in the second class will build on material presented in the first one. The material will include soil and plant nutrition, choosing plants for a specific yard or garden, understanding the difference between invasive and exotic plants, best practices, weed and other plant identification, state and local regulations and much more. This class experience will include classroom and field exposure, so attendees should bring a water bottle; wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Classes will last approximately two hours. Cost: Edison Ford members: $35 (or $50 for both classes) and non-members: $50 (or $75 for both classes)

Crazy for Caladiums — February 11 at 1:30 p.m.
This is a detailed class on planting, care and selection of caladiums for Southwest Florida gardens. Topics covered will include how to choose and enhance the bulbs to create dense plants, and which varieties to select for different garden situations. Caladiums are grown for stunning foliage and the variety of colors, patterns, sizes and vigor available. Participants will learn about the caladiums’ interesting history and its introduction to Florida. To benefit snowbirds, tips for growing the plants in northern states will also be covered. The class will last approximately 90 minutes. Cost: Edison Ford members: $35; non-members: $50.

All Garden Classes are held in the climate controlled and accessible classroom in the Garden Council Building at 2166 Virginia Avenue in Fort Myers. Parking is available on Larchmont Avenue, next to Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Blue directional signs will be posted. Advance registration is required online at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/adult-classes/ or in person at the ticket office. All classes are limited to 25. Participants will receive a 20% discount coupon toward plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. For additional information, call 239-334-7419. 

###Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.

Media Contact:

Lisa Wilson, APR, Public Relations Director
239-334-7419
LWilson@EdisonFord.org

Shadow Wood Country Club Opens $5.2 Million Indoor-Outdoor Casual Dining Venue


ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2019) – Shadow Wood Country Club has opened its new $5.2 million, 9,000 square foot indoor-outdoor casual dining venue that features a folding glass door system for all-weather enjoyment of expansive sunset and golf course views.
Designed by country club architect and design firm Peacock + Lewis and constructed by DeAngelis Diamond, the seven-month project constructed a 260-seat dining space with a large octangular bar and a second kitchen.
Golfside Grill – named through a member contest – offers a sushi bar, pizza oven and a built-in soup and garden salad buffet, along with locally-brewed Shadow Wood craft beer and an orange hard seltzer on tap. An impressive wall of nine 55’ monitors together form one giant TV screen, in addition to 16 big screen televisions positioned throughout the space.
Enhancing the club’s before- and after-dinner cocktail space, the renovation added two fire pits and lounge seating to the existing five positioned around the clubhouse. Golfside Grill is open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hours.
Shadow Wood Country Club President Rich Celiberti said Golfside Grill was completed on time and was funded without bank loans or debt.
“Our members are excited to return for season and experience this amazing addition to our club amenities,” said Celiberti. “We were also pleased it was completed with no disruption in service to our regular hours of operation this summer.”
“Golfside Grill illustrates Shadow Wood’s continuing commitment to providing the ultimate member experience,” said Shadow Wood General Manager, Brian Bartolec. “Our dedication to keeping ahead of trends and enhancing our amenities makes us one of the most desirable clubs in Southwest Florida.”
A private, member-owned, financially sound club located in Estero, near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Coconut Road, Shadow Wood Country Club includes three distinctly different championship golf courses, including Bob Cupp-designed & Rees Jones renovated Shadow Wood North and South, and the Arthur Hills-designed course at Shadow Wood Preserve. Members also enjoy a nine-court tennis complex, two bocce courts, a 53,000-square-foot main clubhouse, and a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse at Shadow Wood Preserve.
Shadow Wood Country Club is currently offering a limited number of memberships. For additional information, call 239-992-6000 or visit www.shadowwoodcc.com

Contact:
Danita Osborn
Director of Membership & Marketing
239-390-4556
dosborn@shadowwoodcc.com

Moorings Park Foundation Presents Grant to Hodges University

November 14, 2019 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – Hodges University accepted an $18,000 grant from Moorings Park Foundation. The grant will benefit Hodges University students in the form of scholarships.

“We greatly appreciate the support and kindness of The Moorings Park Foundation,” said Dr. John Meyer, president of Hodges University. “This grant will help our nursing and Clinical Mental Health Counseling students reach their educational and career goals.”

The Moorings Park Foundation, through the generosity of individuals, support its mission through philanthropy and charitable giving. The foundation also works with and supports outside organizations in ways that benefit both Moorings Park and the participating organization.

Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.

Teresa M. Araque

AVP Marketing/Public Information Officer

Hodges University

2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL 34119

4501 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL  33966

(239) 598-6274 | c: (239) 821-3978

taraque@hodges.edu | www.Hodges.edu