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Fort Myers soup kitchen plans open house

A local soup kitchen in Fort Meyers will host an open house at its campus at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16, a release on the Greater Fort Myers Chamber Of Commerce website said.

Retired general to speak at Military Appreciation Awards

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce said retired Army Gen. Ann Dunwoody will be a featured speaker at the 2017 Military Appreciation Awards dinner and reception Feb. 22 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N. 50th St.

Students to help celebrate Thomas Edison's birthday

Students at Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School will be celebrating Thomas Edison's 170th birthday during a two-day public celebration Feb. 10 and 11 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, a release on the Greater Fort Myers Chamber Of Commerce website said.

St. Petersburg College’s Keys to Manhood seminar to feature NFL's Louis Murphy

St. Petersburg College will host its fifth annual Keys to Manhood – A Seminar for Men event on Feb. 11, featuring keynote speaker NFL wide receiver Louis Murphy Jr.

St. Petersburg Preservation to present awards

St. Petersburg Preservation (SPP) will host the 2017 Preservation Awards Celebration at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb.8. 

Barr & Barr opens regional office in Tampa

Construction management firm Barr & Barr has opened offices in the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Tampa where it will operate and oversee projects for the surrounding area.

Band takes modern music back in time

Tickets went on sale on Friday for Scott Bradlees's Postmodern Jukebox at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on May 11.

ArtWalk hits St. Pete's streets again

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, in cooperation with art districts throughout the city, will present the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk at more than 40 galleries and studios from 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Cape Coral foundation looks to make a (bigger) name for itself

The Cape Coral Community Foundation recently hired CONRIC PR & Marketing for its marketing communication efforts, including media relations, creative strategy and digital media activities.

Magnificent seven: Healed pelicans go back to the wild

After mending for two weeks, seven brown pelicans were recently released into their habitat near the Snell Isle in Coffee Pot Bayou.

City hopes Ramadan celebration will help unite faiths

St. Petersburg plans to host an iftar dinner on June 14 as a celebration of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, but the city hopes people from all faiths will come. Iftari is the meal Muslims enjoy when they conclude their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

Waffles with Wally or toast with Tessie?

The Boston Red Sox recently began inviting Fort Myers fans to have breakfast with the team's two green monster mascots, Wally and Tessie.

Mortgage subservicer renews deal to use Jacksonville-based Black Knight Financial Services' loan servicing system

Cenlar FSB, a New Jersey residential mortgage subservicer, has signed a five-year renewal agreement with Jacksonville-based Black Knight Financial Services Inc. for Black Knight's LoanSphere MSP loan servicing system.

St. Petersburg College preadmission director honored with Patriot Award

The Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (FESGR), program run by the U.S. Defense Department, honored St. Petersburg College Director of Preadmissions Alisha Vitale with the Defense Department's Patriot Award, the college said in a recent release.

Above Board Chamber to hold business insurance seminar

The Above Board Chamber of Florida is hosting two seminars on business insurance titled, "What Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know" on Thursday, Feb. 9 and Monday, Feb. 13.

Bill to end Obama-era 'slush fund' policy headed to Senate

U.S. House approval of a bill to stop an Obama-era "slush fund" policy marks the end of now former U.S. Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch's misdirection of money from enforcement actions, a Florida congressman who co-sponsored the legislation said during a recent interview.

Island Hopper Songwriter Festival returns this fall

The fourth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Festival will kick off Sept. 22 on Captiva Island in Southwest Florida.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium dolphin predicted Patriots victory

Nicholas, a resident dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, once again picked a winning sports team when he chose the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl.

PACE Center for Girls sets date for Grande Dames Tea in Fort Myers

The PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, which provides a pathway to success for at-risk adolescent girls, will host it’s annual Grande Dames Tea, which honors women who have made a major impact in Southwest Florida through philanthropic acts and service to others, on March 14 in Fort Myers.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates hosting garden festival

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will be holding its annual garden festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12.

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