This and That – Page 22 September Issue

Park. Fly. Win Sweepstakes

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) has launched the Park. Fly. Win. Sweepstakes, which is designed to build awareness and promote the benefits of short- and long-term parking at RSW.

The sweepstakes is the opportunity for travelers and airport visitors to win a Grand Prize Luxury-Included® Vacation to Sandals Resorts that includes unlimited gourmet dining, daily and nightly entertainment as well as activities on land, in the water and more. The sweepstakes opened August 1 and runs through September 30. To enter, visit, click on the Park. Fly. Win. Sweepstakes box and fill out the entry form. The winner will be drawn at random in October 2016. The Park. Fly. Win. Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are 21 years of age or older and who are legal residents of the state of Florida.


Calling all Artists & Crafters

The 2016 Brookshire Holiday Boutique will take place on November 12. There are still a limited number of tables available for this popular event. The annual Boutique features a variety of unique holiday decorations and gifts created by local artists and crafters. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., inside the Brookshire Clubhouse, just off Daniels at 6670 Southwell Drive, Fort Myers. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please call “JJ” at 239-287-3271.


Historical Hike at Daniels Preserve at Spanish Creek

Learn about the history and lives of early farming settlers in Lee County by attending a free guided hike from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at Daniels Preserve at Spanish Creek in Alva. The 2-mile hike is a primitive trail that is not ADA-accessible. Due to limited parking the meeting location for this walk is at nearby Alva Community Park, 21471 North River Road, Alva. Daniels Preserve at Spanish Creek is managed as part of Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 program. Visit or call 239-204-1125 for more information.


Free Choral Clinic

Gateway Trinity Lutheran

The community is invited to participate in Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church’s free Choral Clinic featuring Mr. Dick Crofts. Mr. Crofts has fifty years of experience leading congregations and choirs in worship and praise. He will share tips in the technical areas of sight reading and singing, and will lead us through exercises to develop our singing skills. The clinic is September 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please call the church office at 239-561-1188, or email to to register for this free event. Complimentary lunch will be served to participants following the clinic.


Fiddlesticks Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

Last month, the county began work on an eight-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian path on the west side of the road from Daniels Parkway 1.5 miles south to the entrance of Fiddlesticks Country Club.

The project is expected to be completed before the end of the year. The project is not anticipated to impact traffic flow; only occasional single-lane closers will be necessary.

A ribbon-cutting celebration will be planned for the community when the project is completed. For more information about the Lee County Department of Transportation, visit


Curvy Yoga

A NEW YOGA program for curvier body types is being offered at the Yoga with Sylvia Studio near Gateway. The poses developed by Anna Guest-Jelly, E-RYT500, for this program put to bed the stigma of being overweight and not being capable of participating in a Yoga practice. These methods allow everyone participating to feel comfortable and also be the beneficiary of all that Yoga brings.

The eight-week course entitled Curvy Yoga for Women Only begins October 8. Learn more at or call 239-768-1458.



Continental Women

Steven Norris with Prison Ministries will be the featured speaker at the Continental Women’s Club of Greater Fort Myers’ Thursday, September 1 luncheon meeting. Mr. Norris is a retired Navy Submarine veteran. He is passionately involved in Prison Ministries, and will explain the important, strictly volunteer program that they bring to the incarcerated.

The club’s monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The cost for the luncheon is $19. Call 239-672-8683 for reservations.

Greeters Club

The Greeters Club September 15th luncheon speaker will be Paul Theberge who will give an introductory presentation about traditional Genealogy research with emphasis on how and where to start, identifying some of the pitfalls to avoid and highlighting some of the lessons learned during his many years of research. Paul is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. To make a reservation (cost $20), email Luncheons are held the third Thursday of the month at 10:45 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Republican Women

Staff Officer Scott Griffith, representing the Lee County Sheriff Department, is a recognized expert and author of a wide variety of self-defense and use-of-force considerations, and will be the speaker at the group’s regular monthly luncheon meeting on September 20. Situational awareness in this time of active shooters across the country (world) and spontaneous acts of violence is obviously a hot topic. Officer Griffith will present an interesting insight into law enforcement’s view. The public is invited. Luncheon held at The Helm Club, The Landings. Cost is $18. RSVP to Tina Laurie, 239-489-4701.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters October 1st meeting will feature Yvonne McConnell, RN, BSN, Executive Community Health Nursing Director and Florida Department of Health Lee County. Ms. McConnell will be speaking on health issues concerning students, legislative priorities, and strategies for organizations to fight for mental health services in our community. The meeting is held at 9 a.m. at The Helm Club, The Landings.








About East Lee News

Stay Up to Date with Southwest Florida’s Latest Issue. We cover any and all topics of interest for those living near and far. Stay up to date with the latest articles.

Recent Posts

Request Banner Ad Placement